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30 Classic Rock Songs for Your First Dance

From Journey to Aerosmith, plenty of classic rock artists have released tracks worthy of your first dance.

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Think electric guitars and drum solos have no place in a first dance songs? Think again, not all rock songs were made for headbanging. In fact, plenty of classic rock crooners, from Berlin to Bon Jovi, have penned ballads worthy of your first spin around the dance floor as a married couple. If you need a little help finding the perfect one for you, read on.

Here are my picks for the best classic rock first dance songs.

  • Faithfully - Journey
  • When I See You Smile - Bad English
  • Love Will Keep Us Alive - Eagles
  • Wild Horses - The Rolling Stones
  • Thank You - Led Zeppelin
  • You’re the Inspiration - Chicago
  • I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
  • Forever - Kiss
  • Love Conquers All - Deep Purple
  • Thank You for Loving Me - Bon Jovi
  • Heaven - Bryan Adams
  • Take My Breath Away - Berlin
  • When You Love a Woman - Journey
  • The Deeper the Love - Whitesnake
  • Keep on Loving You - REO Speedwagon
  • Tupelo Honey - Van Morrison
  • Lady - Styx
  • All I Want Is You - U2
  • (Everything I Do) I Do It for You - Bryan Adams
  • Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
  • Heaven - Warrant
  • Livin’ for You - Boston
  • Every Breath You Take - The Police
  • Waiting for a Girl Like You - Foreigner
  • You and Me - Alice Cooper
  • Something - The Beatles
  • You Make Loving Fun - Fleetwood Mac
  • Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
  • Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship
  • Love of a Lifetime - Firehouse
  • The Search is Over - Survivor

For more soft rock wedding songs, consult with a wedding DJ or band on WeddingWire »