Photo by Marble Rye Photography 30 Modern Love Songs To Steal For Your First Dance Who knows, maybe it will be a classic one day! by Lucy Bennett Every so often, while riding in the car, listening to modern love songs, and I will remark that one or another of them would have made a good first dance song. It’s not that I didn’t love our first dance song—in fact I still do. But sometimes you hear a song that just perfectly encapsulates your relationship, and you get to be a little disappointed that it didn’t exist when you were making your original picks. (Or you file them away for possible vow renewal use, naturally.) Related: 75 First Dance Songs That Will Make You Feel Everything I’m of the opinion that the song you choose for a first dance doesn’t have to be timeless or even a love song, you just have to love it. (Besides, what’s timeless anyway?) Today’s playlist is a roundup of modern love songs from the last five years that make excellent first dance songs, as chosen by the APW staff. Maybe they’ll be classics, maybe they won’t, but if you love them, then who cares? Related: 75 Songs Guaranteed To Pack The Dance Floor And of course, we want all your picks for best modern love songs for your first dance (or just what you’re using for your own song) in the comments. 15 Modern Love Songs For Your First Dance 1. “XO” by Beyonce 2. “All of Me” by John Legend 3. “She Keeps Me Warm” by Mary Lambert 4. “That’s What’s Up” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros as covered by Lennon & Maisy 5. “400 Lux” by Lorde 6. “Marry You” by Bruno Mars 7. “Somebody to You” by the Vamps (featuring Demi Lovato) 8. “Cray to Love You” by Leonard Cohen 9. “You Song” by Lil Wayne ft. Chance the Rapper (NSFW) 10. “My House” by Kacey Musgraves 11. “I Found You” by Alabama Shakes 12. “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran 13. “Marry Me” by Train 14. “Closer” by Tegan and Sara 15. “One And Only” by Adele …plus 15 more modern love songs for your wedding: 16. “First Day Of My Life” by Bright Eyes 17. “I Chose You” by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals 18. “Johnny and June” by Heidi Newfield 19. “Mario Kart Love Song” by Sam Hart 20. “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz 21. “Naked As We Came” by Iron & Wine 22. “I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes” by Dierks Bentley 23. “January Wedding” by The Avett Brothers 24. “The Way I Am” by Ingrid Michaelson 25. “Reasons to Love You” by Meiko 26. “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds 27. “Marry Me” by Train “Make You Feel My Love” by Adele 28. “You Ain’t Alone” by Alabama Shakes 29. “I Believe in a Thing Called Love” by Lemar 30. “Just Breathe” by Pearl Jam Got a modern love song you love, that we missed? Let us know in the comments! CreditsJeannie Guzis Lucy Bennett Lucy a freelance designer/writer hybrid. When not coming up with weird self-challenges, she can be found marathoning TV shows or playing board games. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, her moderately internet-famous pup, and two cats. She takes herself very seriously.