10 Unique First Dance Songs for Your Wedding

The song you choose for your first dance will be a song that you may celebrate for the rest of your life.

Every time you hear it on the radio, or played at another wedding, you’ll be reminded of your own big day.

Even if you aren’t super sentimental, you probably find some importance in choosing just the right music.

Some of the classics are popular for a reason. You’ve probably already read many lists and blogs mentioning songs like ‘All of Me’ by John Legend, or ‘A Thousand Years’ by Christina Perry. They are beautiful songs that hit all of the right notes, both emotionally and harmonically.

A good first dance song also lends itself to dancing. With any song you choose, try it out at home! Dancing in your PJ’s in the living room is a great pre-wedding bonding experience!

If you are working with a dance school and learning a few new moves, don’t be afraid to bring them some song ideas that you love! A good instructor will be happy to teach you how to dance to something that feels right to you.

For something a little more ‘out of the box’ than your traditional first dance songs, read on!

Image by  Brianne Haagenson Photography  at the Sanctuary Golf Club

Image by Brianne Haagenson Photography at the Sanctuary Golf Club

10 Unique First Dance Songs for Your Wedding

Sea of Love by Cat Power

This melody is warm, soft, acoustic, and mellow. It’s perfect for the couple who needs nothing more than to sway around on the dance floor together, no fancy steps necessary!

Love You More by Alexi Murdoch

This beautiful tune is simple and sweet. I love this one paired with an outdoor first dance, lit by a sparkling sun just moments from setting.

Nobody Loves You by Reuben

Don’t let the song title fool you, this song is a gem for your first dance. It is sensitive, emotional, and full of subtle beauty.

I Choose You by Ryan Leslie

This is a great R&B tune with a warm sound and perfect lyrics that speak to the committed couple.

”When I'm by your side that's when I'm feeling home
And my only attempt is to make you smile, I promise”

Let’s Stay Together by Al Green

You’ve likely heard this song before, but it’s use on the dance floor is making a come back! It’s got an upbeat, classic feel and gorgeous vocals.

Just Like Heaven by the Cure

Looking for something a little funky, fun, and unexpected? This song is great for choreographed steps and sweet moments alike, with a little punk-edge that is perfect for the couple looking to stand out on the dance floor.

Grow Old With You by Adam Sandler

This is for the fun-loving couple, and yes, I’m talking about that Adam Sandler! This is the tune he sings to Drew Barrymore in '‘The Wedding Singer’ and it’s not only full of sentiment, it’s light-hearted too.

The Luckiest by Ben Folds

This is a song you can listen to all day. It’s romantic, deep, and vulnerable without being so sappy that your guests tune it out.

Baby I’m Yours by Arctic Monkey

This song is heavily reminiscent of old Rock N’ Roll, inspired by the Beatles but modernized for the couple who likes to keep things both classic and fresh.

Image by  Broxton Art Photography  at the Sanctuary Golf Course

Image by Broxton Art Photography at the Sanctuary Golf Course

Video Games - Lana Del Ray

This song is perfect for the couple who wants something nostalgic, a little quirky, and full of surprises.


Have anything to add to this list?

I hard a really tough time stopping at just 10 selections! There are literally 100’s of unique songs for your first dance and if I wanted to, I could have easily come up with tons more to share. The ones I wrote today are just a few really great ones that we don’t hear as often, I hope something sparks your interest!