Your first dance on your wedding day is romantic, personal, and unforgettable. So, of course, you need to find the perfect tune to mark the special occasion. But finding the right song to fill just three minutes of your entire wedding day is a tough task.
A survey conducted by The Black Tux of over 900 married couples revealed some of the most requested first dance songs in the industry. The study revealed that "Unchained Melody" by The Righteous Brothers was the most popular choice, while classic love songs by Etta James, Frank Sinatra, and Elvis Presley also earned a spot on the list. More contemporary songs from artists like John Legend, Ed Sheeran, and Adele also made the top 15.
If the top charts aren't your jam, fear not—we've also got the best selections of unique first dance wedding songs that are anything but ordinary. Whatever your taste, choose something that you and your partner will both love and cherish for years to come.
Ahead, we've rounded up the best first dance songs for your wedding.
"500 Miles," by Sleeping at Last
Lyrics of Love: "But I would walk five hundred miles/And I would walk five hundred more/Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles/To fall down at your door"
Ask your DJ to fade into the next song after the first minute or so if you don't want to dance to an entire song in front of everyone.