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20 Modern Love Songs for Your First Dance

The last time we talked music, I was singing the praises of the Have a Great Day! Spotify playlist for its ability to bring some much needed calm to my life as I navigated through the final busy week leading up to my wedding day. If you follow Woman Tribune on Facebook, you might have seen our post-wedding selfie and that the day was a rousing success.

Needless to say, I am still high on all of this newlywed energy, so what better time than now to share some of my favorite modern love songs. Whether you’re planning your own wedding and looking for that perfect first dance song or just love a good ballad (and who doesn’t, am I right?) these 20 modern love songs are sure to satisfy all your love song needs.

Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud

Bright Eyes – First Day of My Life

Jason Mraz – I’m Yours

Maroon 5 – Sugar

Ray LaMontagne – You Are the Best Thing

Beyonce – XO

Adele – One and Only

Leon Bridges – Coming Home

Train – Marry Me

Ben Howard – Only Love

The Vamps (feat. Demi Lovato) – Somebody to You

John Legend – All of Me

Alabama Shakes – I Found You

Sam Smith – Lay Me Down

Coldplay – A Sky Full of Stars

Tom Odell – Grow Old With Me

Ellie Goulding – How Long Will I Love You

Jack Johnson – Better Together

Canaan Smith – Love You Like That

Kelly Clarkson (feat. John Legend) – Run Run Run

7 thoughts on “20 Modern Love Songs for Your First Dance”

  1. My friend is getting married next spring and Thinking Out Loud is her song. I think it’s a great song for this.

  2. Oh I love Train’s “Marry Me” and I love Ed Sheeran, but hadn’t heard that song before or the Alabama Shakes song! I think these will be my new downloads! Congratulations on tying the knot!

  3. Those are all so sweet choices. We went with an older song for our first dance, but if we ever renewed our vows I’d go with something a little less traditional.

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