The Knot lists John Legend’s “All of Me” as the most romantic first dance song around, perfect for your first wedding dance song.
“All of me” became Legend’s first #1 hit when it was released on 2013. He dedicated the song to his wife, television personality and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, Chrissie Teigen.
More people have listened to the song on YouTube than live in the entire United States. We’re talking 360 million! Take a listen as Legend accompanies the song with a lone piano:
The lyrics drip with romance:
‘Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I’ll give my all to you
You’re my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I’m winning
‘Cause I give you all, all of me
And you give me all, all of you.
As is the case with popular songs, other great artists step forward to cover it, like Pentatonix, vocalist, Scott Hoying:
For a female touch, Tiffany Alvord offers up her own romantic cover:
Another ‘All of Me’ romantic first dance song
For a completely different twist, perhaps you’d like a more swingin’ arrangement of “All of me.” But that means you need an entirely different song. So check out Michael Bublé’s cover of the “All of Me” song written by Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons way back in 1931:
This song became a jazz standard, perhaps covered most famously by Frank Sinatra:
Your first dance deserves special consideration. This is your day, your style, your romance, your wedding celebration. The song defines the moment. DJ Brian Anderson can play the song and the version you want to hear, whether it’s Legend, Sinatra, or Bublé.