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Top 5 Greatest Frank Sinatra First Dance Songs

Feeling something classy for your first dance? Then Frank Sinatra is a great option! Here are five of his greatest songs that also work fabulously for a first dance. 

5) You Make Me Feel So Young

"You make me feel so young, You make me feel like spring has sprung, Every time I see you grin, I'm such a happy individual"

Excellent lyrics that speak to a loving, happy and fun relationship.

Tempo is laid-back, but the horns and energetic vocals keep this song lively and entertaining.

Dance style options: Swing, Foxtrot, Freestyle

If you want a first dance that is understated, but memorable, this is a great choice. 

4) The Best is Yet to Come

"Out of the tree of life, i just picked me a plum, You came along and everything started to hum, Still it's a real good bet, the best is yet to come"

A more jazzy feeling to this song gives off a sultry vibe, rather than an upbeat or fun sentiment.

Tempo is quite slow, but once agains, the horns add moments of pizzaz for exciting choreographed moments

Dance style options: Swing, Foxtrot, Freestyle

If you want a first dance that says "we're sexy, but we're classy" then this is the first dance song for you.

3) Fly Me to the Moon

"Fly me to the moon, Let me play among the stars, Let me see what spring is like, On a-Jupiter and Mars, In other words, hold my hand, In other words, baby, kiss me"

The lyrics are sentimental and sweet, and so is the melody. 

There are plenty of big moments and builds for choreographic elements, but it's easier to dance to this song than "The Best is Yet to Come." The tempo is moderate.

Dance style options: Swing, Foxtrot, Freestyle

If you want your first dance to have fun moments of flair, but not go over the top, this is a great song choice.

2) Nice N' Easy

"Let's take it nice and easy, It's gonna be so easy, For us to fall in love"

Romance and relaxation is what this song is all about! If you want to take your first dance nice n' easy, this really is the best song to keep it chill.

The composition is tasteful and sweet. Nothing over the top, nothing complex, just sweet, romantic, and classy.

Dance style options: Swing, Foxtrot, Freestyle

This is the best classy song to choose if you really want to keep it simple and slow, but not boring.

1) The Way You Look Tonight

"Some day, when I'm awfully low, When the world is cold, I will feel a glow just thinking of you, And the way you look tonight"

The quickest of the 5 Frankie songs, choose this one if you want to keep it light and fun!

This song doesn't have the same kind of "big moments" throughout like the others, making it easier to dance to, but less exciting for choreography.

Dance style options: Swing, Foxtrot, Freestyle

If you want your first dance song to be instantly recognizable and get your guests swaying, snapping, and singing along, then this is a great option for you.


Do you have any other favorite Frank Sinatra songs that would work for a first dance? If so, share in the comments below! Remember, it's best to choose a song that has the right lyrics (make sure it's not about stalkers or breakups), a moderate tempo (not too fast, not too slow), and a somewhat lively feeling+ so that you and your guests can get the party started immediately following!