The Wedding Dance Music List

Wedding Dance Music List

The preparation and evaluation of the following list has been done by Jeff Allen a dance instructor for 15 years who has worked with many hundreds of wedding couples. This list is copyrighted and may not be reproduced in any form without written permission from QQS Publications. Jeff Allen is the author of Quickstart To Social Dancing $19.95 (ISBN# 0-9654423-1-4) and also The Complete Guide To Slow Dancing $5.95 both for $19.95 or the Wedding Dance Special including: The Complete Guide To Slow Dancing Video & Booklet + a 1st Ed. Copy of Quickstart to Social Dancing all three items for $33.95 (perfect when the song is marked S) available only at the QQS Publications Web Site, ( . 

Email Jeff  (), as he will also help you with questions pertaining to your 1st Dance, its scenario, form, participation, ritual, etc.

The following list, prepared by Jeff Allen and copyrighted by QQS Publications, is grouped by song title in alphabetical order, the song’s artist, the best generic dance rhythm, and the number of bars of music that occur in one minute. If you wish to evaluate the song by beats per minute, multiply the bars x 3 if it is a Waltz and on all others multiply by 4. Although comprehensive, this list can never be complete because people’s tastes can be very different and can span any time of music’s recorded history.

Bride & Groom’s First Dance

       Titles     A - J       K - S        T - Z

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Dance abbreviations: S= Slow Dance, W= Waltz, F= Foxtrot, R= Rumba, HW= Hesitation Waltz, H= Hustle, Sal= Salsa, Sw= Swing, Cha= Cha Cha, T= Tango, TS= Two Step, WCS= West Coast Swing, NC2S = Night Club 2 Step   *= NO sound clip  BPM = Bars Per Minute






A Kiss To Build A Dream On      Louis Armstrong



Sleepless In Seattle
A Long and Lasting Love  Crystal Gayle         R/S 


Great Wedding Songs
A Whole New World   Sound Track "Aladdin" 



After All      Cher and Peter Cetera  



Heart Of Stone
Against All Odds Phil Collins



Against All Odds
All I Ask of You Michael Crawford



Performs: Andrew Lloyd Weber
All I Ever Wanted  Margaret Becker S 18 Giving You The Best of My Life
All I Have Beth Nielson Chapman 18 Beth Nielson Chapman
All I Need to Know Kenny Chesney S 19 All I Need to Know
All My Life K-Ci G Jojo S 17 Love Always
All The Man That I Need  Whitney Houston S 19 I'm Your Baby Tonight
All The Way* Frank Sinatra S 22 The Best of The Capitol Years
Always* Atlantic Star S 19 Greatest Love Songs
Always Frank Sinatra S 17 The Columbia Years ( 1943 - 1952 ) 
Always and Forever Heatwave S 19 Always and Forever: The Best
Always and Forever* Luther Vandross HW 56 Always & Forever: The Classics
Amazed  Lonestar S 18 Lonely Grill
Annie"s Song John Denver HW 48 Annie"s Song
Anniversary Waltz Eddy Howard W 28 Celebration!
As Time Goes By Jimmy Durante S 18 Sleepless in Seattle
At Last Etta James HW 60 Her Best
Back at One Mark Wills S 17 Permanently
Back at One Brian McKnight S 16 Back at One
Beautiful* Gordon Lightfoot R 27 Gord's Gold
Beautiful in My Eyes Joshua Kadison S 17 Painted Desert Serenade
Because Dave Clark Five R 32 History of The Dave Clark Five
Because of You  Tony Bennett S 22 16 Most Requested Songs
Because You Loved Me Celine Dion S 19 Falling Into You
Beginnings         Chicago R 27 Group Portrait
Between Now and Forever Bryan White W 37 Between Now and Forever
Can't Get You Off My Mind Lenny Kravitz S 20 Circus
Can't Fight This Feeling REO Speedwagon S 20 Ballads
Can't Help Falling in Love Elvis Presley HW 60 Blue Hawaii
Can't Help Falling in Love Ub40 NC2S / S 22 Vol. 2-Best Of Ub40
Can You Feel The Love Tonight Elton John S 16 The Lion King
Caught Up in The Rapture Anita Baker R 24 Rapture
Chances Are  Johnny Mathis S 21 The Ultimate Hits Collection
Change The World Eric Clapton R 24 1997 Grammy Nominees 
Close Your Eyes Vic Damone F 30 Spotlight on Vic Damone
Closer Than Friends Surface R 25 Best of Surface: A Nice Time for Lovin'
Could I Have This Dance Anne Murray W 30 The Best...So Far
Crazy*     Kenny Rogers S 16 A Decade of Hits
Crazy     Patsy Cline S 22 Greatest Hits ( MCA )
Crazy Love  Van Morrison F 32  Moondance
Crazy Love Brian McKnight S 19 I Remember You  
Dance of Love Dan Hill S 16 Dance of Love
Don't Know Much* L .Ronstadt and A. Neville S 19 The Greatest Love Songs: 16 Soft 
Don't Wanna Miss A Thing Aerosmith S 18 Armageddon ( Soundtrack )
Don't Wanna Miss A Thing Mark Chesnutt S 16 I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing
Earth Angel The Penguins HW 58 The Best of....The Mercury Years 
Ebb Tide Righteous Brothers HW 57 Anthology ( 1962 - 1974 )
Embraceable You Frank Sinatra S 17 The Columbia Years ( 1943 - 1952 ) 
Endless Love D. Ross & L. Ritchie R 28 Endless Love (Soundtrack)
Eternal Flame The Bangles S 20 All Over The Place / Different L
Endless Love Luther Vandross & Maria Carey S 21 Songs
Every Woman in The World Air Supply S 20 Lost in Love
Everything I Do* Bryan Adams S 19 So Far So Good
Falling Into You Celine Dion R 24 Falling Into You
Fascination* Jane Morgan W 29 Diner ( Soundtrack )
Faithfully Journey S 16 Greatest Hits
Feel Like Makin' Love Roberta Flack S 17 Softly with These Songs
Feels So Right Alabama R 24 Greatest Hits
Fields of Gold  Sting R 28 Fields of Gold 
Fire & Desire Rick James & Tina Marie S 14 Motown 40 Forever
For Once in My Life* The Four Tops S 17 Anthology
For Once in My Life Tony Bennett S 13 All Time Greatest Hits
For The First Time Kenny Loggins R 30 One Fine Day ( Soundtrack )
Forever* Kenny Loggins S 24 Vox Humana
Forever and Ever, Amen Randy Travis TS 44 Greatest # 1 Hits
Forever Mine The O'Jays S 15 Smooth Grooves 1
Friends Elton John R 32 Rare Masters
From This Moment  Shania Twain / Bryan White S 13 Come on Over
Give Me Forever (I Do)  John Tesh with James Ingram W 34 Grand Passion
Giving You The Best of My Life Bob Carlisle S 22 Giving You The Best of My Life
Glory of Love Peter Cetera S 22 Solitude / Sloitaire
Grow Old with Me Mary Chapin Carpenter S 19 Working Class Hero
Hawaiian Wedding Song* Elvis Presley S 20 Blue Hawaii
Hawaiian Wedding Song Andy Williams S 16 16 Most Requested Songs
Have I Told You Lately Rod Stewart S 20 If We Fell in Love Tonight
Have I Told You Lately Van Morrison S 22 One Fine Day ( Soundtrack )
Head Over Feet Alanis Morissette S 20 Jagged Little Pill
Heaven Bryan Adams S 19 Reckless
Hero Mariah Carey S 16 Music Box
Here & Now Luther Vandross S 19 Best of Luther Vandross
Here We Are Gloria Estefan S 18 Cuts Both Ways
Home to You John Michael Montgomery R / S 24 Home to You
How Do I Live LeAnn Rimes S 17 How Do I Live (CD Single)
How Do I Live Trisha Yearwood S 16 Songbook: A Collection of Hits
How I Love You Engelbert Humperdinck S 22 Yours
How Deep Is The Ocean Vic Damone S 18  I'm Glad There Is You
I.O.U. Lee Greenwood S 16 God Bless The USA
I Believe in You and Me Four Tops S 16 Best of Funk Essentials Ballad
I Believe in You and Me Whitney Houston S 16 The Preacher's Wife
I Could Not Ask for More Edwin McCain S 17 Messenger
I Cross My Heart George Strait S 16 Pure Country ( Soundtrack )
I Do  ( Cherish You) 98 Degrees S 21 98 Degrees
I Do  ( Cherish You) Mark Wills S 22 Wish You Were Here
I Don't Want to Live Without You Foreigner R 26 Inside Information
I Get A Kick Out of You Frank Sinatra F / Sw 36 The Capitol Years
I Got You Babe Sonny & Cher HW 68 The Beat Goes On
I Only Have Eyes for You The Flamingos S 16 My Girl ( Soundtrack )
I Pledge My Love Peaches & Herb HW 60 Smooth Grooves: Wedding Songs
I Swear John Michael Montgomery  R 28 Kickin' It Up
I Swear All-4-One R 28 All-4-One
I Finally Found Someone Barbara Streisand & Bryan Adams  S 19 The Mirror Has Two Faces
I'm Ready Tevin Campbell R / NC2S 24 I'm Ready
If Bread R 27 Manna
If Only You Knew Patti Labelle S 17 I'm in Love Again
I Knew I Loved You Before I Met You Savage Garden R 28 Affirmation
I Live My Life for You Firehouse S 19 Firehouse: 3
I Love the Way You Love Me John Michael Montgomery  R 27 Life's A Dance
I Love You  Frank Sinatra F 30 Come Swing with Me
I Love You Because Al Martino S 24 Greatest Hits
I Love You More and More Everyday Al Martino F 26 Greatest Hits
I Never Knew Love* Doug Stone S 19 More Love
I Was Made to Love Her* Stevie Wonder R 27 Greatest Hits Volume 1
I Will Always Love You Dolly Parton & Vince Gill S 17 Something Special
I Will Always Love You Whitney Houston S 19 The Bodyguard  ( Soundtrack ) 
I'll Always Be Right There Bryan Adams S 19 18 'Til I Die 
I'll Always Love You Taylor Dayne R 27 Tell It to My Heart
I'll Always Love You Tito Nieves Salsa 40 Salsa in English
I'll Always Love You (Day After Day) Dean Martin T 32 Capitol Collectors Series
I'll Go on Loving You Alan Jackson R 29 High Milage
I'll Stand by You Pretenders S 18 Last of The Independents 
In This Life Collin Raye S 18 In This Life
In Your Eyes Peter Gabriel R 27 So
It Had to Be You  Harry Connick, Jr. F 32 When Harry Met Sally
It's Your Love Tim McGraw / Faith Hill S 20 Everywhere 
Just The Two of Us Bill Withers R 29 Greatest Hits
Just The Way You Are Billy Joel R 36 Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 & 2


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