140 Of The Most Romantic Songs For The Anniversary Dance At Your Wedding Celebrations

Some couples choose to replace the traditional bouquet toss with an anniversary dance.

This is a point in the evening when all of the married couples in attendance at the wedding are invited onto the dance floor.

The dance they share together is a celebration of their relationships. This is a touching moment, but to make it perfect you need to pick the perfect song. 

We have put together this list of the best songs to choose from for the anniversary dance. 

Whether you’re looking for a classic romantic ballad or a contemporary love song, this list has something for every couple to make their anniversary dance unforgettable.

1. At Last – Etta James (1960)

This classic song is a great choice for couples of all ages. It will be nostalgic for older couples and will have a fun, retro feel for younger couples. It has a lovely slow rhythm for a romantic dance. 

2. Everything – Michael Buble (2007) 

This sweet and happy tune is romantic and lighthearted. 

3. I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston (1992) 

This is one of the most famous love songs and featured in the movie ‘The Bodyguard’, a romantic favorite.

The sentiment is about everlasting love which is perfect for couples celebrating an anniversary. 

4. Stay With Me – Sam Smith (2015)

Sam Smith has an incredible vocal range that is demonstrated perfectly in this song. 

5. Perfect – Ed Sheeran (2017)

Ed Sheeran knows how to write a good love song, and this is no exception. This will make all of the couples feel love up and will certainly get them on the dancefloor. 

6. Chances Are – Johnny Mathis (1958)

This smooth classic is perfect for couples of all ages. 

7. Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars (2010)

This is more of an upbeat choice but is still great for a couple’s dance. The lyrics are about accepting the person you love just the way they are, which is a great message for married couples. 

8 . Moonlight Serenade – Glenn Miller (1944)

This wartime love song has been enjoyed by couples for decades. 

9. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green (1972)

Long term love is summed up perfectly in this song – it is all about loving each other forever.

It’s also a well known song with a happy yet relaxed beat which is ideal for swaying on the dance floor with your other half. 

10. I Swear – John Michael Montgomery (1994)

Romantic Songs For The Anniversary Dance At Your Wedding Celebrations

This song is a declaration of love and commitment. 

11. God Only Knows – The Beach Boys (1966)

This is a cute song that is well known for being featured in several movies. It is upbeat and romantic without being too serious – perfect for keeping the party atmosphere going. 

12. Wonderful World – Sam Cooke (1960)

Most people will probably recognise this happy tune. 

13. If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys (2003)

This piano ballad is full of emotion and is perfect for twirling your partner around the dance floor. It is the perfect tune for couples who are still in love after years of marriage.

14 . Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) – The Penguins (1985)

If you love the old classics, this song will be ideal. 

15. Everything I Do (I Do It For You) – Bryan Adams (1991) 

This romantic song is from a romantic action film – Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves. The lyrics will melt your heart, along with the husky vocal talent of Bryan Adams. 

16. Always Remember Us This Way – Lady Gaga (2019)

This emotional song is from the hit film ‘A Star Is Born’ starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.

17. All Of Me – John Legend (2013)

When this song was released it became a very popular option for first dances at Weddings.

A decade later and couples still love this song, so it is a great choice to help your guests celebrate their marriages. 

18. Lovesong – Adele (2011)

Adele is the Queen of love songs and this one is no exception. 

19. Thinkin Bout You – Frank Ocean (2012)

This is quite a modern option, but it is still very romantic and has a lovely chilled mood. 

20. I Do (Cherish You) – 98 Degrees (1998)

Romantic Songs For The Anniversary Dance At Your Wedding Celebrations

This song will make you fall in love with your partner all over again. 

21. I’ll Make Love To You – Boyz II Men (1994)

This 90s classic will be recognizable to most of your guests and is a cheesy, romantic choice for the anniversary dance. Your guests will love it. 

22. Thank God I Found You – Mariah Carey (1999)

This is a chilled out R&B love song. 

23. Endless Love – Lionel Richie & Diana Ross (1981) 

Endless Love is one of the most well known and well loved ballads. The soft voices of Lionel Ricie and Diana Ross blend together perfectly and make the ideal soundtrack for the anniversary dance.

24. Crazy – Patsy Cline (1961) 

Although this song has sad lyrics, it is a song about love and has a lovely tune. 

25. Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers (1965) 

This classic song is beautiful, with a lulling rhythm like slow waves lapping on the shore. It is perfect for a simple slow dance for couples of all ages. 

26. More Than Words – Extreme (1990)

This is one of the most famous love songs of all time. 

27. I Love You Always Forever – Donna Lewis (1996)

This sweet song about eternal love has the perfect lyrics for a song to celebrate married couples. 

28. I Only Have Eyes For You – The Flamingos (1959)

This song about monogamous commitment is perfect for married couples. 

29. Love On Top – Beyonce (2011)

If you are looking for a more upbeat option then this Beyonce hit is a brilliant choice.

30. I Can Love You Like That – All 4 One (1995)

Romantic Songs For The Anniversary Dance At Your Wedding Celebrations

This smooth 90s classic is a perfect choice.  

31. Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden (1997)

The sentiment of this song is perfect for married couples who want to re-ignite their love and show their dedication with a slow dance. 

32. It’s Not For Me To Say – Johnny Mathis (1957) 

This was a bonus track on the album it featured on but has since become very popular. 

33. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri (2011) 

This song was featured in the Twilight Saga movies and is a great choice for first dances or anniversary dances. 

34. The Power Of Love – Jennifer Rush 

This dramatic ballad has a classic 80s sound. 

35. I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith (1998)

Songs from romantic movies are a great theme for anniversary dances, and this one is a perfect example. It was the main song in the film Armageddon. 

36. Stand By Me – Ben E. King 

This is one of the most well known songs of the last century and is very popular with couples. 

37. Lover – Taylor Swift (2019) 

This is much slower and more subdued than a lot of Taylor Swift’s biggest hits, which makes it ideal for an anniversary dance. 

38. Some Kind Of Wonderful – The Drifters 

This song was featured on the Dirty Dancing soundtrack so is perfect for an anniversary dance. 

39. Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding (2015) 

This song from the Fifty Shades Of Grey films is a romantic yet upbeat song that is ideal for married couples of different generations. 

40. Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton 

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41. Make You Feel My Love – Adele (2008)

This song might have a sad feel to it, but the message of proving your love to your partner and showing up for them in different ways is an important one. 

42. Baby Can I Hold You – Tracy Chapman 

43. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley (1961)

Many versions of this song have been recorded, and whoever one you choose will make a wonderfully romantic anniversary dance. 

44. I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) – Four Tops

Motown songs always go down well at Weddings, so this one will be a hit with your guests. 

45. Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper (1983) 

If you want to add a bit of 80s nostalgia to your celebration then this tune could be perfect. 

46. Everlasting Love – Love Affair 

This song is about weddings, marriage, and of course, everlasting love. 

47. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran (2014)

This song is about finding love, and wanting to keep hold of it. This is why it is ideal for couples celebrating their marriage. 

48. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – Marvin Gaye 

49. Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinead O’Connor (1990)

Although this song is about lost love, it is still romantic and makes people appreciate their partner more. 

50. My Guy – Mary Wells 

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51. Yellow – Coldplay (2000)

This is a mellow song with wonderful lyrics that is perfect for slowing down the evening for the couples celebrating their marriage. 

52. Talking To The Moon – Bruno Mars

53. My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion (1997)

If Titanic is one of the most romantic films ever made, then My Heart Will Go On is one of the most romantic songs ever recorded. 

54. Kiss From A Rose – Seal 

Seal is well known for his dulcet tones in this romantic classic that all of your guests will love dancing to. 

55. When A Man Loves A Woman – Percy Sledge (1966) 

The lengths that people will go to for love – a great theme for the anniversary dance. 

56. How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding 

57. Iris – Goo Goo Dolls (1998)

The coarse voice of lead singer John Rzeznik contrasts with the soft sentiment of the song in this love song. 

58. Found – Zach Webb

59. Like I’m Gonna Lose You – Jasmine Thompson (2015)

This song is about showing someone how much you love them by appreciating them and being affectionate. 

60. Faithfully – Journey

Romantic Songs For The Anniversary Dance At Your Wedding Celebrations

If you want something with a bit more of a rock edge then this tune is ideal. 

61. Amazed – Lonestar (1999)

The words to this song are so romantic and are applicable to all couples at any stage of their relationship which makes it perfect for the anniversary dance. 

62. Ordinary People – Blake Rose 

63. The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra (1961)

Featured in many films and used as the first dance song in many weddings, this song is ideal for romantic nostalgia. 

64. Dream A Little Dream Of You – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong 

This sweet duet is the perfect song for married couples to sway to on the dancefloor. 

65. Yours – Russell Dickerson (2017)

This country pop song is all about being grateful for the one you love. 

66. Easily – Bruno Major 

67. Sweetest Thing – Allman Brown (2017)

This song might be about love at first sight, but for married couples it will rekindle their feelings and encourage them to slow dance. 

68. Never In My Wildest Dreams – Dan Auerbach 

69. My Best Friend – Tim McGraw (1999)

Award winning country music artist Tim McGraw writes amazing love songs, and this one is no exception. 

70. Solar Flare – Sam Macpherson 

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71. Your Song – Elton John (1970)

Whichever version of this song you choose to play at your wedding, the words are the ideal message for married couples celebrating their love. 

72. If You Love Her – Forest Blakk 

73. I Am Yours – Andy Grammer (2019)

This is a more modern song choice for the anniversary dance and is perfect for younger couples. 

74. Unforgettable – Nat King Cole 

75. We Belong – Pat Benetar (1984)

This 80s classic is not a traditional slow dance but it is a fun choice for your celebration. 

76. A Kiss To Build A Dream On – Louis Armstrong 

77. Falling Like The Stars – James Arthur (2019) 

James Arthur is known for having a smooth and emotive voice which is ideal for love songs and slow dancing. 

78. Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol 

This has been a popular song on the radio ever since it was released and it is very romantic. 

79. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Frankie Valli (1982)

This is a famous love song with a mixture of fast and slow tempos which makes it very fun to dance to. 

80. La Vie En Rose – Louis Armstrong 

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81. XO – John Mayer (2015) 

This cover of a Beyonce song is a mellow choice for your anniversary dance. 

82. Put Your Hand On My Shoulder – Paul Anka 

83. I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz (2012)

This acoustic tune is a modern classic and is all about persevering through ups and downs – a relevant topic for married couples. 

84. How Deep Is Your Love – The Bee Gees

This classic song is more subdued than many other Bee Gees hits. 

85. Teenage Dream – Boyce Avenue (2010)

This slowed down cover of the Katy Perry hit is a lovely choice for a couple’s slow dance. 

86. Rewrite The Stars – Zac Efron & Zendaya 

87. Lay Your Heart Next To Mine – Steve Azar (2002)

These lyrics are all about coming back home to your loved one and how good it feels – one of the best parts of marrying your best friend. 

88. My Girl – The Temptations 

89. You Are The Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne (2008) 

Ray LaMontagne has a husky and emotionally raw voice which is ideal for romantic songs like this one. 

90. Golden Thing – Cody Simpson 

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91. There Will Be Time – Mumford & Sons (2016)

This is a modern folk song which is lovely to dance to. 

92. Greatest Love Story – LANCO

93. Come Rain Or Shine – Ray Charles (1959) 

The classic voice of Ray Charles is perfect on this song. 

94. Just You And I – Tom Walker 

95. You Are – Lionel Richie (1982) 

Another great song by Lionel Richie for your anniversary dance. 

96. Made For You – Jake Owen 

97. Latch – Sam Smith (2013)

This beautiful song is about finding your soul mate. 

98. The Night We Met – Lord Huron 

99. We Will Dance – Steven Curtis Chapman (2003)

This song is all about what couples go through together that makes them stronger. 

100. All I Want – Kodaline 

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101. The Luckiest – Ben Folds Five (2005)

This is a soft love song with piano accompaniment. 

102. Kiss Me – Ed Sheeran 

103. Better Together – Jack Johnson (2019) 

Jack Johnson is an acoustic legend and this soft and fun song is ideal for a couple’s dance. 

104. God Gave Me You – Blake Shelton 

105. Lucky – Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat (2008) 

This sweet song is about being in love with your best friend. 

106. You Are The Reason – Callum Scott

107. Never Let Me Go – Florence & The Machine (2011) 

The emotion in this song swells like a crashing wave. 

108. In Case You Didn’t Know – Brett Young 

109. You & I (Nobody In The World) – John Legend (2013)

John Legend’s smooth voice is ideal on this love song. 

110. Die A Happy Man – Thomas Rhett 

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111. Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur (2016) 

This song sums up how it feels when you realize you’ve found the one. 

112. Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran 

113. You’re Still The One – Shania Twain (1997) 

Couples who have been together a long time will appreciate this song. 

114. Slow Dancing In A Burning Room – John Mayer 

115. Mine Would Be You – Blake Shelton (2013) 

This sweet song is based on Blake Shelton’s real life. 

116. Three Coins In The Fountain – The Four Acres 

117. Celestial – Ed Sheeran (2020)

This is a more recent hit from Ed Sheeran and it fits in with the romantic theme. 

118. Only You – The Platters 

119. Black & White – Niall Horan (2020)

Niall Horan has a successful career outside of One Direction, including this lovely song. 

120. Ebb Tide – The Righteous Brothers 

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121. Conversations In The Dark – John Legend (2020)

This romantic tribute is perfect for a married couple to dance to. 

122. We Belong Together – Ritchie Valens

123. Gentle Heart – Joshua Hyslop (2020) 

This mellow, acoustic hit is beautiful for dancing to. 

124. Blue Velvet – Bobby Vinton (1963) 

This is the most commercially successful recording of this particular song. 

125. The Only Way To Love – Vanessa Carlton (2020) 

This song is about not being able to fight how you feel about someone. 

126. Half As Much – Rosemary Clooney (1952) 

This is one of the older songs on the list and also one of the best. 

127. Beyond – Leon Bridges (2018)

True love can be scary but exciting, which is exactly what this song is about. 

128. Moon River – Henry Mancini (1961)

This is a very famous song that has a romantic tune. 

129. Us – James Bay (2018)

This is about the tougher parts of marriage, but is still romantic. 

130. Autumn Leaves – Roger Williams (1997)

Romantic Songs For The Anniversary Dance At Your Wedding Celebrations

The strings in this song are so beautiful and romantic. 

131. Adore You – Harry Styles (2019)

This is a modern option that is perfect for younger couples to dance to. 

132. Because Of You – Tony Bennett (1952) 

Tony Bennet is a famous singer and this song is the perfect choice for an anniversary dance.

133. Some Kind Of Wonderful – Carole King (1961)

A classic and romantic song that is ideal for married couples. 

134. I’ll Be There – Bobby Darin (1965)

Being there for each other is an important part of marriage which is what this song is about.

135 – Walking In The Rain – The Ronettes (1963)

If the perfect love exists it is summarized in this song. 

136. Our Day Will Come – Ruby & The Romantics (1963)

This 60s love song is a wonderful song to slow dance to.

137. Something – The Beatles (1969)

The Beatles aren’t just known for their fun and upbeat songs, they also released some lovely romantic songs. 

138. The Hawaiian Wedding Song – Andy Williams (1958)

This is a classic crooner song ideal for slow dancing. 

139. Something In The Way She Moves – James Taylor (1968) 

This acoustic song has a folk style that is romantic and soft. 

140. Sea Of Love – The Platters (2011)

Romantic Songs For The Anniversary Dance At Your Wedding Celebrations

This is a modern cover of a classic song that is the perfect fit for an anniversary dance. 

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Whichever song you choose, the anniversary dance will be a very special moment in your wedding celebration.

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