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Top 20 First Dance Songs for Your NJ Wedding

December 20, 2022 | Posted in Trends, Weddings

We asked. YOU answered. Here’s our official list of Top 20 First Dance songs for NJ weddings!

As 2022 wraps up, we reflect on all the new music released this year. From country to pop all the way to soft romance. We thought it would be a perfect time to inspire our New Jersey brides and grooms with a list of the best first dance songs by genre.

first dance in the crystal ballroom

A poll posted on our Instagram Story for our New Jersey banquet venue, Crystal Ballroom at the Radisson Freehold, asked followers to respond with their favorite first dance songs. We received classics such as “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri, “All of Me” by John Legend and “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis. Let’s face it – these will never go out of style.

For the country fans, we have country songs such as “Beautiful Crazy” by Luke Combs, “In Case You Didn’t Know” by Brett Young and “Die a Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett if you want to add a little bit of twang to your big day!

top first dance songs

The biggest takeaway from this poll was that couples are steering away from traditional songs and adding their own twist. Choosing songs from the year they met or choosing upbeat songs that match their personality – giving the first dance a more modern and edgy feeling and leaving quite the impression on their guests! These types of songs include “High on Life” by Martin Garrix, “Runaway (U &I)” by Galantis and “We Found Love” by Rihanna.

crystal ballroom with pink lighting

See below for our official list of Top 20 First Dance Songs:


  1. “The Way You Look Tonight” – Frank Sinatra
  2. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” – Elvis
  3. “I Will Always Love You” – Whitney Houston
  4. “At Last” – Etta James
  5. “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” – Natalie Cole


  1. “Die A Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett
  2. “God Gave Me You” – Blake Shelton
  3. “Heaven” – Kane Brown
  4. “Making Memories of Us” – Keith Urban
  5. “Butterflies” – Kacey Musgraves
  6. “You’re Still the One” – Shania Twain

2000’s HITS

  1. “She Will Be Loved” – Maroon 5
  2. “Adore You” – Miley Cyrus
  3. “When You Look Me in the Eyes” – Jonas Brothers
  4. “Everything” – Michael Bublè
  5. “Make You Feel My Love” – Adele


  1. “Perfect” – Ed Sheran
  2. “Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheran
  3. “Finally // beautiful stranger” by Halsey
  4. “Lifetime” by Justin Bieber

For more great wedding tips, be sure to follow the Crystal Ballroom on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok, and contact us anytime for tips, questions, and help planning the NJ wedding of your dreams!

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