Celebrating your love with a first dance is a classic part of any wedding. You’ve likely imagined the embrace, the candlelit room, and how you’ll waltz—or breakdance—with your new spouse to kick off the reception. The only thing missing from that daydream? The perfect first dance song.
You want the lyrics to make sense for who you are and how your relationship has played out. But it's a fact that an overwhelming number of tunes are about a boy and a girl, and that might not fit you or your marriage. Luckily, there are plenty of love songs that don’t denote specific gender pronouns and musicians that praise “love is love.” For all couples, it’s about finding music that feels personal and expresses your tastes.
When choosing a genre for your first dance song, consider your style as a couple and what type of music you both feel most connected to. Then, narrow it down based on tempo—a ballad if you're planning on a slow dance, or something more upbeat for an unconventional choreographed dance.
From Etta James to Beyoncé, here are 65 love songs perfect for same-sex and LGBTQ+ weddings.