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100 Best Songs With “First” in the Title

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In songwriting, the word “first” is used to convey the tender moments of first romance, as well as the loneliness that engulfs a person after their first breakup.

In songwriting, the word “first” is used to convey the tender moments of first romance, as well as the loneliness that engulfs a person after their first breakup.

It’s the memories of firsts that remain etched in our heart and mind forever. The word “first” conveys different meanings in accordance with context. In songs, the term is used to express a wide range of thoughts, ideas, and concepts. Singers and songwriters narrate stories based on factual accounts or bring to life metaphorical landscapes with an imaginative mind.

What Does the Word “First” Convey?

In songs, the word “first” is used to convey different aspects of the heart and mind. While a majority of songs reveal magical moments associated with doing something for the first time, certain tunes are an ode to melancholic sadness and regret. Songs about first love are showcased in aesthetically contrasting ways by singers and songwriters from different genres. The tender moments of first romance are described in heartfelt manner in these songs. Different aspects of innocence and purity associated with first love are often portrayed through the thoughts of the protagonist in a confessional manner.

Certain musicians describe the feeling of meeting someone for the first time and falling madly in love with that person. These songs often bring to life different aspects of being in love through dreams, fantasies and fairytale endings. Certain singers and songwriters bring alive memories through songs about first dates. These songs look back at the tense and awkward moments experienced on a first date with a sense of sarcasm and humor. Certain musicians narrate a breathtakingly beautiful account of their first kiss. A great number of first kiss songs passionately describe the magical romantic moment with a sense of exuberant imagery.

A number of first kiss songs describe the magical moment with passionate imagery.

A number of first kiss songs describe the magical moment with passionate imagery.

What Does First Symbolize?

The word “first” is symbolic of new beginnings through transitions. Experiencing something for the first time is associated with different forms of euphoria, innocence, and purity. A wide spectrum of firsts is portrayed through songs either to convey a straightforward meaning or to bring about a deeper understanding with figurative explanations. Musicians across different genres reminiscence innocence through memories of holding hands for the first time. These songs take listeners on a ride down memory lane igniting the moments of young romance. In songs about teenage romance, the feeling of falling in love for the first time is portrayed with the nostalgia of living in a carefree world.

Certain songs depict the state of mind of the person experiencing a breakup for the first time. These tunes describe the lost feeling and loneliness that engulfs a person after a breakup. Certain tunes about losing first love bring alive heartbroken moments that listeners can relate to due to similarity of events in their own lives. Sometimes singers and songwriters describe memories of a fight or argument associated with their first love. Although these songs give a detailed description of the circumstances that lead to a tiff, they also highlight playful and cute moments that follow after making up after a fight. Although the word first represents a plethora of attributes, in songs, the term denotes or symbolizes

  • Love
  • Romance
  • Crush
  • Dates
  • Relationships
  • Breakup
  • Encounter
  • Purity
  • Memory
  • Importance
  • Kiss
  • Unknown
  • Foremost
  • New Beginning
  • Innocence
  • Sex
  • Experience
Some songwriters can look back at the tense, awkward moments of a first date with sarcasm and humor.

Some songwriters can look back at the tense, awkward moments of a first date with sarcasm and humor.

The list below showcases a collection of rock songs, pop songs, country songs, R&B songs, folk songs, hip hop songs, alternative songs, indie songs, synthpop songs, electropop songs, new wave songs, reggae songs, disco songs, jazz songs, blues songs, EDM songs and dance songs with first in the title. If you have a view, opinion, or song suggestion, let us know in the comments section.

Top 10 Best Songs With First in the Title

1. “First Time”—Kygo and Ellie Goulding

2. “First Times”—Ed Sheeran

3. “You Broke Me First”—Tate McRae

4. “For the First Time in Forever”—Kristen Bell & Idina Menzel

5. “First Time”—Lifehouse

6. “First Day Out”—Tee Grizzley

7. “For the First Time”—Darius Rucker

8. “First Man”—Camila Cabello

9. “First Kiss”—Kid Rock

10. “I Loved Her First”—Heartland


11. “For the First Time”—Kenny Loggins

12. “First Love”—Lost Kings featuring Sabrina Carpenter

13. “First Day Out”—Kodak Black

14. “The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face”—Roberta Flack

15. “First of the Year (Equinox)”—Skrillex

16. “I Hit It First”—Ray J featuring Bobby Brackins

17. “First”—Cold War Kids

18. “Love in the First Degree”—Alabama

19. “First Class”—Jack Harlow

20. “First Day of My Life”—The Rasmus


21. “My First Love”—Atlantic Starr

22. “I Will Go to You Like the First Snow”—Ailee

23. “The First Time”—Surface

24. “First Love”—Jennifer Lopez

25. “First Day of My Life”—Bright Eyes

26. “First Time”—M-22

27. “First Time”—Vance Joy

28. “The First Cut Is the Deepest”—Cat Stevens

29. “First Date”—50 Cent featuring Too Short

30. “First Time”—Robin Beck

31. “People Know You By Your First Name”—Dean Brody

32. “Love in the First Degree”—Bananarama

33. “First Off”—Future featuring Travis Scott

34. “You Go First (Do You Wanna Kiss)”—Jessica Andrews

35. “Falling for the First Time”—Barenaked Ladies

36. “First of the Gang to Die”—Morrissey

37. “You’re the First, the Last, My Everything”—Barry White

38. “First Steps”—Elbow

39. “My First Night Without You”—Cyndi Lauper

40. “Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)”—Gladys Knight & the Pips


41. “Remembering the First Time”—Simply Red

42. “First We Take Manhattan”—Jennifer Warnes

43. “My First Kiss”—3OH!3 featuring Kesha

44. “First Time”—Liam Payne and French Montana

45. “The First Step”—Tracy Byrd

46. “First Day of My Life”—Melanie C

47. “The First the Last Eternity (Till the End)”—Snap!

48. “Love At First Sight”—Styx

49. “First of May”—Bee Gees

50. “Love Never Dies (Back for the First Time)”—Caspa and Mr. Hudson

51. “Be First to Believe”—A1

52. “Feels Like the First Time”—Foreigner

53. “Feels Like the First Time”—Sinitta

54. “First Time for Everything”—Little Texas

55. “Whatever Comes First”—Sons of the Desert

56. “First Days”—Deno

57. “Never As Good As the First Time”—Sade

58. “You’re the First Time I’ve Thought About Leaving”—Reba McEntire

59. “This Ain’t My First Rodeo”—Vern Gosdin

60. “My First Night with You”—Mya


61. “Summer (The First Time)”—Bobby Goldsboro

62. “First Love”—Adele

63. “First Time Caller”’—Juice Newton

64. “For the First Time”—The Script

65. “First”—Lauren Daigle

66. “Remember (The First Time)”—Eric Gable

67. “First Time”—The Kelly Family

68. “Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First)”—John Mellencamp

69. “The First Note Is Silent”—High Contrast featuring Tiesto and Underworld

70. “First Train Home”—Imogen Heap

71. “Last Thing I Needed First Thing This Morning”—Willie Nelson

72. “My First Love”—Rene & Angela

73. “The First Thing Ev’ry Morning (And the Last Thing Ev’ry Night)”—Jimmy Dean

74. “The First Word in Memory Is Me”—Janie Fricke

75. “You’re My First Lady”—T.G. Shepard

76. “The First Time”—Freddie Hart

77. “My First Taste of Texas”—Ed Bruce

78. “First Time”—Carly Rae Jepsen

79. “Make Believe It’s Your First Time”—Bobby Vinton

80. “First Picture of You”—The Lotus Eaters


81. “The Very First Night”—Taylor Swift

82. “First Dance”—Justin Bieber

83. “First Date”—Blink-182

84. “First Night”—Survivor

85. “First it Giveth”—Queens of the Stone Age

86. “First”—Lindsay Lohan

87. “First Nation”—Midnight Oil featuring Jessica Mauboy and Tasman Keith

88. “On the First Warm Day”—Rosemary Clooney

89. “First Time”—Beyonce

90. “First Time Again”—Jason Aldean featuring Kelsea Ballerini

91. “Last First Kiss”—One Direction

92. “First Heartbreak”—Tori Kelly

93. “First Love”—The Maccabees

94. “Say It First”—Sam Smith

95. “First in Line”—Elvis Presley

96. “First Time High”—Rita Ora

97. “Do You Remember the First Time?”—Pulp

98. “Our First Time”—Bruno Mars

99. “First Love”—Uffie

100. “First Taste of Gone”—Josh Ross

Other Notable “First” Songs

  • “First Time”—Ai featuring Riehata
  • “First Love”—Kodak Black
  • “The World’s First Ever Monster Truck Front Flip”—Arctic Monkeys
  • “First Time”—Jessie Ware
  • “Love At First Sight”—Kylie Minogue
  • “At First Glance”—Oh Land
  • “First Things First”—Stormzy
  • “Feels Good at First”—Train
  • “First Take”—Travis Scott featuring Bryson Tiller
  • “The First Girl on the Moon”—Roxette
  • “For the First Time”—Mac DeMarco
  • “The First Time”—Matt Fishel
  • “The First Punch”—Pierce the Veil
  • “After Love (First Boyfriend) / Girlfriend”—Crystal Kay featuring Kaname and BoA
  • “Good News First”—Rush
  • “When I First Kissed You”—Extreme
  • “First to Say Goodnight”—Oh Land
  • “Angels Fall First”—Nightwish
  • “First Time”—Nicole Scherzinger
  • “Keep God First”—Slim Jxmmi
  • “First Grade”—Lauv
  • “Love At First Feel”—AC/DC
  • “First Episode at Hienton”—Elton John
  • “First Time”—Jonas Brothers
  • “First Girl I Loved”—The Incredible Strings Band
  • “The First Song”—Built to Spill
  • “First Date”—Beabadoobee
  • “The First Big Weekend”—Arab Strap
  • “First Love”—After School
  • “The Young Go First”—Warm Guns
  • “First Time”—Twice
  • “Stabitha Christie / First High of the Morning”—Against Me!
  • “Love Me First”—Kim Zolciak-Biermann
  • “The First Drop”—Rise Against
  • “First Date”—Danko Jones
  • “For First Time Lovers”—Jung Yong-hwa
  • “First to the Last Kiss”—Simon Webbe
  • “First Time”—Finger Eleven
  • “First Tube”—Phish
  • “First Year”—Dessau
  • “In the First Place”—The Remo Four
  • “First Time”—Illenium and Iann Dior
  • “First Bite”—New Found Glory
  • “Caden’s Song (My First Christmas)”—David Beggan & Union State
  • “For the First Time in My Life”—Gloria Gaynor
  • “Our First Flight”—Jens Lekman
  • “First”—Niki & Gabi
  • “First Time”—Fabolous featuring Rihanna
  • “First Song That I Sing”—Sara Groves
  • “Our First Day Together”—Carly Simon
  • “First Love”—Haikaru Utada
  • “First Comes Love”—George Fox
  • “First Time”—Grey featuring Robinson
  • “First Day”—Timo Maas featuring Brian Molko
  • “First Love Song”—Luke Bryan
  • “First Time in a Long Time”—Kanye West
  • “Don’t Think You’re the First”—The Corals
  • “First Time”—Andy Grammer
  • “First Time”—Styx
  • “First I Look at the Purse”—The Contours
  • “The First Time”—U2
  • “First Straw”—311
  • “First Class”—Blueface and Gunna
  • “First Love”—BTS
  • “First Kiss”—Marcus & Martinus
  • “First Love”—Emmy the Great
  • “The First Taste”—Fiona Apple
  • “First Father”—Silent Planet
  • “Baby’s First Christmas”—Connie Francis
  • “First Crush”—Empire of the Sun
  • “The First Time I Met You”—Tony Tuff
  • “Puppets (The First Snow)”—Motionless in White
  • “For the First Time”—Titanium
  • “First Time”—Daya
  • “It’s Hurting for the First Time”—Wolfsheim
  • “Love First, Ask Questions Later”—Ringo Starr
  • “First Aid Kit”—Madeline Mae Poppe
  • “Not the First”—Man Overboard
  • “When We First Met”—Hellogoodbye
  • “First Light”—Django Django
  • “First Time”—Jebediah
  • “First Winter”—Sung Si-kyung and IU

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