5 Types of Musical Styles and Which One to Use for a First Dance

Your first dance as a married couple is a special moment you will remember forever. So, you must choose a musical style that reflects your personality as a couple and sets the tone for the rest of your wedding reception.

Here are some of the most popular musical styles for first dances, along with tips on which one may be right for you!

  • Jazz

If you’re looking for a classic and sophisticated first dance, jazz is the way to go. Songs like “Fly Me to the Moon” by Frank Sinatra or “The Way You Look Tonight” by Fred Astaire are perfect for this moment.


  • Country

Country music is great for couples who want a down-to-earth, romantic feel for their first dance. Classic country songs like “I Will Always Love You” by Dolly Parton or “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts are perfect for this moment!


  • Pop

Pop music is perfect if you want a fun, upbeat first dance. Songs like “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” by Justin Timberlake or “Die a Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett will get everyone on the dance floor and ready to celebrate your new marriage


  • R&B

If you’re looking for a sensual and romantic first dance, R&B is the way to go. Songs like “Endless Love” by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie or “At Last” by Etta James are perfect for this moment.


  • Rock

Rock music is an excellent choice for couples who want a slightly more edgy first dance. Classic rock songs like “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You” by Elvis Presley or “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles are perfect for this moment.



No matter what musical style you choose for your first dance, the most important thing is that you pick a song that has meaning to you as a couple.

This is your moment to shine, so make sure you choose a song that reflects your relationship and will make this memory even more special!

Alex Levin Music is happy you’ve decided to settle with the one who completes you, and we’ll be honored to play that special song for your first dance. We’ll also play sweet music throughout the event, making sure it ends as one of the most memorable days of your life!

Alex Levin Music is a live jazz and swing band with some of New York’s most talented live bands. Every musician in our bands is ready to give couples the wedding they’ve always wanted.

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