Picking “Your Song” – Music to Dance to At Your Wedding

by jaime on April 17, 2012

As I’m trying to figure out what the right fit is for our first dance, I thought that I might not be the only person struggling through this. So, I decided to compile five songs – in different genres, of course! – that could all make for your perfect dance. From country to indie, rock to pop, there’s a little something for everyone.

Song #1: “The Lucky Ones” by Radney Foster

“Baby, the lucky ones
For a moment or two
Get to fall in love with somebody like you.”

Song #2: “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea” by Neutral Milk Hotel

“But for now, we are young
Let us lay in the sun
and count every beautiful thing we can see.”

Song #3: “Fire & Dynamite” by Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors

“You are a novel in a sea of magazines,
You make me nervous; you make my heart beat.
You  are red in a sea of black and white;
You are a fire. You are dynamite.”

Song #4: “The Way I Am” by Ingrid Michaelson

“‘Cause I love you more
Than I could ever promise
And you take me the way I am.
You take me the way I am.”

Song #5: “Anyone Else” by Collin Raye

“Baby, I bought wine and roses on my way home
Yeah I know we can’t afford it but life doesn’t last too long
This world has gone half-crazy
And knocked us both to our knees
I’m fumbling for the words to try to tell ya
I love you for hangin’ onto me.”

Bonus Song!

Song #6: “I Love How You Love Me” by Beth Orton

“I love how your heart beats whenever I hold you
I love how you think of me without being told to
I love the way your touch is always heavenly
But, darling, most of all I love how you love me.”

What songs are you thinking about for your own wedding – or, if you’re already married, what song did you choose?


Want more? Check out our reader recommended songs for your first dance as a married couple, songs for your walk down the aisle, cake cutting songs and great songs for your Father Daughter Dance!

Oh, and don’t miss the NEW collection of violin covers or  our readers’ favorite wedding songs!