The 50 Best LGBTQ+ First Dance Songs

Looking for a romantic and inclusive first dance song? These beautiful songs are ideal for a same-sex wedding

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Every couple deserves to have a first dance song that reflects their love story.

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Most love songs are written from the perspective of a heterosexual couple which can make finding something inclusive and appropriate a difficult task. Whether you want something modern or classic, we’ve created a list of the best LGBTQ-friendly first dance songs and songs which use gender-neutral pronouns. Love is love, after all.

Most of these songs are either written or recorded by LGBTQ+ artists, or are re-recorded classics (check out the album Universal Love if you want to hear more of these). The gender-neutral first dance songs use ‘you’ as the pronoun so they can work for every couple.

If you’d prefer to not have lyrics at all, we love Vitamin String Quartet’s album The Gay Wedding Collection – it’s full of string covers of the likes of Your Song, At Last and Like A Prayer, so all you need to do is press play as background music during your drinks reception or wedding breakfast.

We’ve made you a full Spotify playlist at the end. Enjoy finding your perfect first dance song!

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The Best First Dance Songs for Same-Sex Weddings

  1. Latch (Acoustic) – Sam Smith
  2. My Guy – Kele Okereke
  3. She Keeps Me Warm – Mary Lambert
  4. Colour – MNEK (ft. Hailee Steinfeld)
  5. Only You – Parson James
  6. Hysteric (Acoustic) – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  7. Love In Real Life – Beth Ditto
  8. Kiss The Boy – Keiynan Lonsdale
  9. And I Love Him – Ben Gibbard
  10. Your Song – Elton John
  11. Love They Say – Tegan and Sara
  12. Hold Each Other – Great Big World ft. Futuristic
  13. I Was Born To Love You – Queen
  14. What A Beautiful Day – Brett Every
  15. Bloom – Troye Sivan
  16. Love Is Love – Culture Club
  17. Adore You – Miley Cyrus
  18. I’ll Be There – Jess Glynne
  19. Alan – Perfume Genius
  20. All Things – Betty Who (the Queer Eye theme song)
  21. Amazed (Acoustic) – Shane Filan
  22. Grow As We Go – Ben Platt
  23. I’d Be Your Wife – Mary Lambert
  24. Make Me Feel – Janelle Monáe
  25. So Beautiful – Darren Hayes
  26. Forrest Gump – Frank Ocean
  27. Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden
  28. I Choose You – Sara Bareilles
  29. A Simple Love – Melissa Etheridge
  30. Mystery of Love – Sufjan Stevens

The Best Gender-Neutral Love Songs

  1. At Last – Etta James
  2. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) – Whitney Houston
  3. You Are The Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
  4. Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
  5. Stand By Me – Ben E. King
  6. Best of My Love – The Emotions
  7. Marry You – Bruno Mars
  8. This Will Be Our Year – The Zombies
  9. Perfect Day – Lou Reed
  10. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  11. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
  12. You Are The Reason – Calum Scott
  13. September – Earth, Wind and Fire
  14. It Had To Be You – Billie Holiday
  15. Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
  16. Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
  17. What A Wonderful World – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  18. Stay With You – John Legend
  19. Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur
  20. The Luckiest – Ben Folds

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