2021 has been a busy year so far—many couples have moved their wedding from 2020 to 2021, so there has been a lot of rescheduling in the world of weddings. 

We all know 2020 was a crazy year, but believe it or not, weddings were still held! And you know what that means: the dance floors were still packed! 

Here are the top first dance wedding songs of 2020:

5. At Last – Etta James

An oldie but a goodie. This classic tune is ageless and still touches the hearts of even the youngest hearts. Written in 1960, the 50+ year old song just oozes romance and new love. “At last, my love has come along” is the opening line and perfectly sums up the feeling everyone feels on their special day.

4. Speechless – Dan + Shay

Even if you’re not a fan of country music, this iconic 2018 love song is sure to melt your heart. This song was inspired by the feeling that both Dan and Shay got when they saw their brides walk down the aisle on their wedding days. We can’t think of a more perfect song for your wedding day!

3. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

Christina Perri wrote this song in 2011 as the second single from “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)”. Not only does this song talk about loving someone for a thousand years, but it talks about faith and trust, two very important components to any kind of love. It’s perfect for a romantic, tear-jerking first dance!

2. All of Me – John Legend

We all know John Legend & Chrissy Teigen’s relationship is one to look up to, so when John wrote this song for Chrissy in 2013, our hearts exploded a little (yours too, right?). His lyrics, “you’re crazy and I’m out of my mind” touch on the imperfections to every love story, making his song relatable and real.


Before we get to the #1 first dance song of 2020, we thought we should include some other honorable mentions.

Your Song – Elton John

Make You Feel My Love – Adele

Shallow – Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper


1. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

The #1 first dance song of 2020! “Take me into your loving arms” is the intro to the famous chorus from Ed Sheeran’s 2014 love song that swept us all off our feet. The embrace from a loved one can be stronger than anything else in the world, so when Sheeran belts this line, it tugs on our heartstrings. We think this is one of the best love songs of the generation, and perfect for your first dance.

Now…A Dummies Guide to Picking Wedding Music!