100+ Best Slow Dance Songs to Play at the Wedding

Are you looking for the perfect soundtrack for your special day? Are you searching for soothing, romantic slow songs to add to your wedding playlist?

I totally hear you! Weddings are significant occasions that need a personally crafted musical accompaniment.

Creating the perfect wedding playlist is one of the many steps to make sure your big day runs as smoothly and breathtakingly as possible.

With the right tunes, you can bring emotion and sentimentality to coordinate and accentuate all of the small details so important in telling your unique love story.

Let us create the sensational slow song list together to ensure your wedding day has something extra special.

bride and groom dancing to the tune of slow wedding songs

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114 Wedding Slow Dance Songs

Nothing can top the romanticism of your first dance together as a couple. You’ll want to pick a song that perfectly encapsulates the joy and emotion of such an event.

Whether it be slow ballads, soulful love songs, or soft classical music, there is something special about choosing just the right track for this moment.

With its slow tempo and intimate lyrics, a well-chosen song can make it feel like time has stopped and you are in each other’s arms forever!

bride and groom dancing happily

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So set the mood for the dance floor as well as the rest of the night, you need some beautiful slow wedding songs. So find our wonderful example perfect songs in the list below!

  1. A Whole New WorldRegina Belle & Peabo Bryson 
  2. Wonderful TonightEric Clapton
  3. You Are The Best ThingRay LaMontagn
  4. The Luckiest Ben Folds
  5. Let’s Stay TogetherAl Green
  6. All My LifeK-Ci & Jojo
  7. In Case You Didn’t KnowBrett Young
  8. Slow Dance In A Parking LotJordan Davis
  9. Coming HomeLeon Bridges
  10. Ain’t No Mountain High EnoughMarvin Gaye
  11. A Little More Time On YouNSYNC
  12. If I Ain’t Got YouAlicia Keys
  13. At LastEtta James
  14. Until the End of TimeJustin Timberlake feat. Beyoncé
  15. LoverTaylor Swift
  16. Love Me TenderElvis Presley
  17.  Keep on Loving YouREO Speedwagon
  18. Can’t Take My Eyes Off YouFrankie Valli
  19. All of MeJohn Legend
  20. I’m YoursJason Mraz
  21. Crazy LoveVan Morrison
  22. My Cherie AmourStevie Wonder
  23. Time After TimeCyndi Lauper
  24. 1+1Beyoncé
  25. You’ve Really Got a Hold on MeThe Miraclesr
  26.  A Moment Like ThisKelly Clarkson
  27.  HaloBeyoncé
  28. Here and Now Luther Vandross
  29.  Dancing in the MoonlightKing Harvest
  30. Til Kingdom ComeColdplay
  31. Because You Loved MeCeline Dion
  32.  Harvest MoonNeil Young
  33. My GirlThe Temptations
  34.  Say You Won’t GoJames Arthur
  35. Ba- I Love You Aretha Franklin
  36.  Don’t Dream It’s OverCrowded House
  37. Vision of LoveMariah Carey
  38. Wild HorsesThe Rolling Stones
  39. Marry MeTrain
  40. You’re My Best FriendQueen
  41. Maybe I’m AmazedPaul McCartney
  42. Dancing in the MoonlightKing Harvest
  43. Vision of LoveMariah Carey
  44. Here and NowLuther Vandross
  45. Thinking Out LoudEd Sheeran
  46. LadyD’Angelo
  47. OverjoyedStevie Wonder
  48. Better TogetherJack Johnson
  49. When a Man Loves a WomanPercy Sledge
  50. UnforgettableNat King Cole
  51. In My LifeThe Beatles
  52. Crash Into MeDave Matthews Band
  53. Come Away With MeNorah Jones
  54. Into The MysticVan Morrison
  55. CrazyPatsy Cline 
  56. Stand By MeBen E. King 
  57. Unchained MelodyRighteous Brothers
  58. Smoke Gets In Your EyesPlatters 
  59. Georgia On My MindRay Charles 
  60. Strangers In The Night –  Frank Sinatra 
  61. The Way You Look TonightFrank Sinatra 
  62. You’ve Lost That Loving FeelingRighteous Brothers 
  63. What A Wonderful WorldLouis Armstrong 
  64. Summer Breeze –  Seals & Crofts 
  65. Three Times A LadyLionel Richie 
  66. Beast Of BurdenThe Rolling Stones 
  67. She’s Got a Way About Her –  Billy Joel 
  68. You And MeAlice Cooper 
  69. Sundown Gordon Lightfoot 
  70. Dust in the WindKansas 
  71. How Deep Is Your LoveBee Gees
  72. Always & ForeverHeatwave
  73. Just the Way You AreBilly Joel
  74. Fire and RainJames Taylor 
  75. I’m Not in  –  10cc 
  76. I Want To Know What Love Is –  Foreigner 
  77. Can’t Fight This Feeling –  REO Speedwagon 
  78. FaithfullyJourney 
  79. We Belong Pat Benatar 
  80. All I Want Is You –  U2 
  81. Send Her My Love –  Journey 
  82. With or Without YouU2 
  83. HeavenWarrant ()
  84. ForeverKiss
  85. Love Song –  Tesla
  86. Open Arms –  Journey
  87. Every Breath You TakeThe Police
  88. The CarsDrive
  89. Never Tear Us Apart –  INXS
  90. Home Sweet Home –  Mötley Crüe
  91. You’re the InspirationChicago
  92. When You Love a WomanJourney
  93. Waiting for a Girl Like You –  Foreigner
  94. Keep On Loving YouREO Speedwagon
  95. Don’t Know What You Got –  Cinderella
  96. When I See You SmileBad English 
  97.  I’ll Be  – Edwin McCain
  98. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You –   Bryan Adams 
  99. Ordinary WorldDuran Duran 
  100. I Do 98 Degrees
  101. I Knew I Loved YouSavage Garden
  102. Bed Of Roses -Bon Jovi
  103. Tears In HeavenEric Clapton 
  104. I Could Not Ask For MoreEdwin McCain
  105. I Knew I Loved YouSavage Garden
  106. Because You Loved MeCeline Dion
  107. This Year’s LoveDavid Gray 
  108. Kiss From a RoseSeal 
  109. AngelSarah McLachlan 
  110. Invisible Man98 Degrees 
  111. She’s All I Ever HadRicky Martin
  112. Angel DreamTom Petty
  113. I Want It That WayBackstreet Boys
  114. You Sang To Me Marc Anthony

Slow dancing is one of the most romantic and intimate moments shared between couples on their wedding day. Every couple should take the time to enjoy these special dances, surrounded by friends and family. With so many wonderful songs to choose from, your first dance – and every dance after it – will be a night to remember!

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Why you need the right slow songs playing at your wedding

These are a few reasons why you should prioritize only the best slow songs playing at your wedding:

To set the perfect tone and atmosphere for the wedding

Science has shown that there is a direct relationship between soothing music and feelings of joy and happiness. Good slow songs can release the feel-good chemical -dopamine- responsible for the feelings of love and happiness in humans.

What this means for your wedding ceremony is that your choice of songs can make or break the atmosphere at your wedding. Good, danceable slow songs can create a relaxing atmosphere that’ll keep your guests happy and invested in the ceremony.

The soundtrack of your wedding is one of the major determinants of the kind of atmosphere you’ll have at your wedding – a romantic one, or a tense atmosphere. With the right slow songs in the background and at the dances, your wedding is certain to be entertaining and it will have your guests wishing the ceremony never ends. On the contrary, having the wrong songs or not enough songs can get your guests leaving midway into the ceremony.

It gives your guests an experience to remember

The right slow songs playing at your wedding will give your guests unforgettable memories of your special day. What will keep people talking about your wedding long after will be the amazing moments that will be created by the songs being played, the dances danced to them and that sweet nostalgic wedding feeling these songs will have your wedding guests indulged in. people won’t be talking about your cake or the food or the wine served but of these priceless moments.

You and your partner will also enjoy these moments more than anyone else. Being immersed and dancing to the right songs at your wedding won’t only leave your guests teary in a joyful way, but it will also be one of if not the sweetest moments you’ll ever experience as a couple.

It keeps your guests in the mood

More than anything else, a wedding is a celebration. Your guests are there to celebrate with you and what better way to get the celebration rolling than with songs for celebration.

Trust me, the tag of having had a boring or dull wedding is not something you’d want. The last thing you’d want is for your guests to feel like your wedding is a chore instead of a celebration. The best way to ensure it goes exactly as you’d like for your guests is to ensure they’ll be hearing songs that hit the spot throughout the occasion.

Make sure you give as much attention to your wedding playlist as you will give to other important aspects of the ceremony.


Now you have a long list of beautiful slow slow songs that you can use while curating your wedding playlists. You can use these as dance songs, walk down the aisle to them, or play them during the ceremony, and more.

Do you still have questions about slow wedding songs? I put together the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions – and I hope these will help you!

When should you choose your first dance wedding song?

When you choose your first dance song – or the wedding playlist, for that matter – depends on your wedding DJ or wedding band. You must talk to them well in advance and ask them when they need the playlist so that they are well prepared for the special day.

What is the most popular first dance wedding song at weddings?

According to a study, The Righteous Brothers’ Unchained Melody is the most popular wedding song. Some of the top songs that people play at their weddings include 500 Miles by Sleeping at Last, Amazed by Lonestar, Perfect Duet by Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé, All of Me by John Legend, etc.bride and groom dancing duet wedding songs

How do you pick your first dance wedding song?

Finding the right wedding song doesn’t have to be challenging. All you need is a track that’s around 3 min. It’s best to pick something that’s not too fast or too slow. A happy romantic song, whether a classic like “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra or a modern song, with appropriate lyrics, should make the cut.

What makes for good slow dance songs?

If you are looking for a slow song for your wedding dance, the key aspect you need to look at is “love”. When a song is emotional and tells the story of pure and unconditional love, it touches hearts. Of course, if you have a song with memories attached, that makes the first dance more special.

When is the first dance at my wedding?

If you are confused about when to schedule the first dance at your wedding ceremony, you can do what most couples do – and save the dance until after dinner. This will allow the meal time to be leisurely, and when everyone is done, they will be able to enjoy watching the new couple dance.

How do you make your first dance special?

Your first dance will be a special moment, even without additional efforts. But to make it even more memorable and beautiful, you can add a special touch with lights and props, prepare a surprise performance, and choose a special first dance song with meaningful words.

What is the best song for a slow dance?

For your wedding ceremony, you can pick both old and current favorites. There are beautiful songs like When a Man Loves a Woman (Percy Sledge), Unchained Melody (The Righteous Brothers), All of Me (John Legend), Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran), It Had To Be You (Frank Sinatra), etc.bride and groom dancing to the tune of black wedding songs

How many slow songs should be played at a wedding?

For your wedding ceremony, you should ideally have a list of 120-150 songs handy. Of these, you should have one slow dance song for every five fast and upbeat tracks. This will maintain a balanced mood for the ceremony and will give people the chance to enjoy the ceremony completely.

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Final Words

A beautiful romantic song list for your wedding will set the mood for the ceremony and make everyone feel the love and joy that’s in the hearts of the newlywed couple. Beautiful slow dance songs, whether traditional or contemporary, might even have the power to move everyone to tears, whenever you play them.

I certainly hope that you will find the perfect song list – or the inspiration – from our list!

What are your favorite slow wedding songs? Let us know in the comments below!

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