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Picking out your first dance song with your partner is probably one of the most important yet difficult decisions. To me, I feel like it would be as difficult as picking out my wedding dress. However, music is basically free now-a-days. You can pick anything you want. Obviously, you have the basic, classic first dance songs such as “At Last” by Etta James or any Celine Dion song. Let’s not forget “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran which just recently entered the “classic” first dance song list since it has been used countless times since it was released in 2014. All classic first dances songs are good to use; you can’t go wrong with them. However, if you are looking for a fresh and new song to dance away the evening with your significant other, here are 5 suggestions from newly released songs. 

Black and White by Niall Horan

Black and White by Niall Horan was released in early March of 2020. This song comes off of Niall Horan’s second album after the hiatus of the boy band, One Direction. It’s fresh off the press, basically. It’s exactly what you think it is about, a wedding. It’s romantic and upbeat. If you’re looking for a non-classic first dance, swaying around the dance floor with your love, then this is the one for you. It’s not your expected slow and sincere dance song. It could be a fun song to showcase your fun side while also having meaningful, romantic lyrics echo in the background.

10,000 Hours by Dan + Shay feat. Justin Bieber

For my music lovers who just can’t pick a genre, this song may be for you! Dan + Shay being a rockstar country duo teamed up with former teenage heart-throb, Justin Bieber, to bring you the lovesong of your dreams. Justin Bieber being a newlywed, he performed this song in honor of his wife (even featured her in the music video). This song is quite upbeat as well, but it could be a cute way to serenade your partner while celebrating your new lives together. 

Conversations in the Dark by John Legend 

John Legend is known for his legendary (pun intended) perfect wedding song, All of Me. However, he gave the world yet another perfect song to listen to and think about the one you love most. It’s a slower song that is about never hurting the other person and mentioning sweet moments between two people. A beautiful ballad to dance to while starting the rest of your lives together. 

The Way That I Love You by Passenger

Passenger is the band that created the iconic Let Her Go song which has over one billion streams on spotify. In 2020, they released this beautiful, acoustic-sounding song. The song is serenading someone, explaining how and why he loves them. If you’re going for a more classic sound for your first dance but wanted a fresh song, this would work perfectly. It has similar qualities to other popular first dance songs, but it has just been released. Maybe you could be a trendsetter when it comes to first dance songs. 

Blessed by Thomas Rhett

For the country lovers reading this, this song is for you. If you’re looking for a song like Speechless by Dan + Shay, but less overplayed, here you go! Blessed comes from Thomas Rhett’s most recent album that he released this year, 2020. Thomas throughout the song is talking about how “blessed” he is for having and loving this girl. It’s quite literally the perfect first dance song. If I had to bet, this is the next country love song to explode within the wedding scene. 

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