20 Songs to Waltz to

Dancing the waltz can be a magical experience, and choosing the right song can make all the difference. Whether you’re looking for a classic tune, a modern hit, or something in between, we’ve compiled a list of 20 beautiful songs to waltz to. 

From Tchaikovsky’s elegant “Waltz of the Flowers” to Ed Sheeran’s romantic “Perfect,” there’s something for every taste on this list. So grab a partner, step onto the dance floor, and let the music guide you as you waltz the night away.

1. “Waltz of the Flowers” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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A classic waltz piece with a beautiful arrangement of strings and woodwinds, this piece is a favorite among ballroom dancers and has been featured in countless films and television shows.

2. “Come Away With Me” by Norah Jones

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Norah Jones’s soft and gentle voice is perfect for a slow and romantic waltz. The song’s gentle guitar melody, soothing piano, and calming vocals make it the perfect choice for a first dance or a romantic moment with your partner.

3. “Danced All Night Long” by William Beckmann

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With its upbeat rhythm and catchy melody, “Danced All Night Long” is a fun and energetic song to waltz to. The song’s lyrics are also perfect for a night of dancing and romance.

4. “It Is You ( I Have Loved)” by Dana Glover

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This beautiful and heartfelt ballad, with its gentle piano melody and Glover’s soaring vocals, is the perfect choice for a romantic waltz with your significant other.

5. “Moon River” by Frank Sinatra

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This timeless classic, with its smooth vocals and lush orchestration, is a romantic and dreamy choice for a slow waltz. The song’s lyrics evoke a sense of longing and romance, making it the perfect choice for a wedding or other special occasion.

6. “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran - Perfect (Official Music Video)Ed Sheeran – Perfect (Official Music Video)

This modern love ballad, with its heartfelt lyrics and melodic chorus, is a popular choice for a romantic waltz. The song’s gentle guitar melody and Sheeran’s soulful vocals create a warm and romantic atmosphere perfect for dancing with your loved one.

7. “Glory of True Love” by Wade Bowen

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A beautiful country waltz, “Glory of True Love” is a perfect choice for a romantic dance. The song’s lyrics speak of the power of true love, while its gentle melody and Bowen’s soulful vocals make it a beautiful and heartfelt choice.

8. “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” by Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Official Audio)Elvis Presley – Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Official Audio)

A classic love ballad, this song is a perfect choice for a slow and romantic waltz. Presley’s smooth and sultry vocals, along with the song’s gentle melody and romantic lyrics, make it a timeless classic.

9. “I’d Love You All Over Again” by Alan Jackson

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This beautiful country ballad, with its gentle guitar melody and Jackson’s heartfelt vocals, is a perfect choice for a romantic waltz. The song’s lyrics speak of a love that endures through the years, making it a beautiful and meaningful choice for a special occasion.

10. “My Love is Your Love” by Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston - My Love Is Your Love (Official Video)Whitney Houston – My Love Is Your Love (Official Video)

This upbeat and joyful song is a fun choice for a lively waltz. Houston’s powerful vocals and the song’s infectious melody make it the perfect choice for a celebration or a night of dancing with friends and loved ones.

11. “Blue Danube” by Johann Strauss II

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One of the most famous waltzes of all time, “Blue Danube” is a beautiful and graceful piece that is perfect for a traditional waltz. The song’s sweeping strings and gentle melody create a beautiful and romantic atmosphere.

12. “At Last” by Etta James

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This timeless classic, with its soulful vocals and gentle melody, is a perfect choice for a slow and romantic waltz. The song’s lyrics speak of finding true love and happiness, making it a beautiful and meaningful choice for a special occasion.

13. “Waltz in the Dark” by Matt Nakoa

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With its haunting melody and beautiful piano accompaniment, “Waltz in the Dark” is a beautiful and emotional waltz that would be perfect for a more intimate setting.

The melody is simple yet enchanting, and Nakoa’s expressive playing adds an emotional depth to the piece. This song is ideal for a wedding dance or a romantic evening at home.

14. “I Do ( Cherish You)” by 98 Degrees

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Released in 1999, “I Do (Cherish You)” by 98 Degrees is a classic love song that is perfect for a wedding waltz. The lyrics express deep devotion and commitment, making it an ideal choice for a first dance.

The song is also slow and easy to dance to, allowing the couple to focus on each other and the moment.

15. “What the World Needs Now” by Jackie de Shannon

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A timeless classic, “What the World Needs Now” is a beautiful waltz that encourages love and kindness in a troubled world. The song’s gentle melody and inspiring lyrics make it an excellent choice for a wedding dance or a romantic evening. 

16. “Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing” by Aerosmith

Aerosmith - I Don't Want to Miss a Thing (Official HD Video)Aerosmith – I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing (Official HD Video)

Aerosmith’s 1998 hit “Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing” is a powerful love song that has become a popular choice for wedding dances.

The slow, romantic melody and heartfelt lyrics make it an ideal choice for couples looking to express their love on the dance floor. The song’s emotional intensity and dramatic build-up make it a memorable choice for a first dance.

17. “You Are The Reason” by Calum Scott

Calum Scott - You Are The Reason (Official Video)Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (Official Video)

A newer addition to the list, “You Are The Reason” by Calum Scott is a stunning ballad that is perfect for a wedding waltz.

The song’s simple melody and heartfelt lyrics express deep love and devotion, making it an ideal choice for a first dance. The song’s soaring chorus and emotional climax make it a powerful and unforgettable choice for a wedding dance.

18. “One In A Million” by Aaliyah

Aaliyah  - One In A Million (Original Video)Aaliyah – One In A Million (Original Video)

Aaliyah’s 1996 hit “One In A Million” is a classic R&B ballad that is perfect for a slow and sensual waltz. The song’s smooth melody and sultry vocals create a romantic and intimate atmosphere that is perfect for a wedding or a special evening with a loved one. 

19. “From The Ground Up” by Dan + Shay

Dan + Shay - From The Ground Up (Official Music Video)Dan + Shay – From The Ground Up (Official Music Video)

“From The Ground Up” by Dan + Shay is a beautiful and emotional country ballad that is perfect for a wedding waltz. The song’s touching lyrics and sweet melody express the deep love and commitment that is essential for a lasting relationship

20. “The Only Exception” by Paramore

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“The Only Exception” by Paramore is a beautiful and emotional rock ballad that is perfect for a slow and intimate waltz. Its haunting melody and heartfelt lyrics express the power of love to overcome all obstacles, making it an ideal choice for a first dance. 

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, the waltz is a dance that has stood the test of time, and its popularity continues to endure. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, these 20 songs provide the perfect soundtrack for your next waltz.