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The ESSENCE.com staff compiled a list of the top 10 songs that make the first dance at a wedding reception complete. See who made the cut (in no particular order).


“With You” – Tony Terry

“For You” – Kenny Lattimore

“At Last” – Etta James

“You’re All I Need to Get By” – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

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“Here And Now” – Luther Vandross

“Let’s Get Married” – Jagged Edge

“Always Be My Baby” -Mariah Carey

“Ribbon In The Sky” – Stevie Wonder

“Spend My Life With You” – Tamia featuring Eric Benet

“Because You Loved Me” – Celine Dion


Did your ultmate wedding song make our playlist? Leave a comment and let us know!