20 alternative first dance songs

If you look at any list of first dance songs, you will always find artists such as John Legend, Adele, Ed Sheeran, and maybe even Michael Buble. Whilst these artists have some beautiful songs that capture the emotions of falling in love, you might be looking for something a little different for your wedding day. Whatever your taste, we are sure one of these 20 choices could inspire you!

Songs everyone can sing along with

Lover – Taylor Swift

“My heart’s been borrowed and yours has been blue
All’s well that ends well to end up with you”

A thousand years – Christina Perri

“Darling, don’t be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more”

Fly me to the moon – Frank Sinatra

“Let me sing forevermore
You are all I long for, all I worship and adore”

Unchained melody – The Righteous Brothers

“I need your love
God speed your love to me”

I don’t want to miss a thing – Aerosmith

“I could spend my life in this sweet surrender
I could stay lost in this moment forever”

Introduce some Country

Buy dirt – Jordan Davis ft. Luke Bryan

“Find the one you can’t live without
Get a ring, let your knee hit the ground”

Steal my love – Dan + Shay

“My heart is yours forever
If I couldn’t call you mine
Then, baby, you know I don’t want no one, no one”

Amazed – Lonestar

“I’m so in love with you
It just keeps getting better”

Best thing since backroads – Jake Owen

“Two-lane heaven’s one hell of a view
But it ain’t got nothing on you”

One man band – Old Dominion

“I wanna run down your wild dreams
And I wanna chase every high with you”

Emotional Soul and R&B songs

If I ain’t got you – Alicia Keys

“But everything means nothing
If I ain’t got you”

Kiss – Prince

“Ain’t no particular sign I’m more compatible with
I just want your extra time and your kiss”

I wanna dance with somebody – Whitney Houston

“Yeah, I wanna dance with somebody
With somebody who loves me”

Blinding lights – The Weeknd

“I said, ooh, I’m blinded by the lights
No, I can’t sleep until I feel your touch”

Just the way you are – Bruno Mars

“And when you smile
The whole world stops and stares for a while”

Rock and Rock adjacent

Still into you – Paramore

“Some things just, some things just make sense
And one of those is you and I”

Shine on – The Kooks

“About your hair, you needn’t care
You look beautiful all the time”

I believe in a thing called love – The Darkness

“I wanna kiss you every minute, every hour, every day
You got me in a spin but everything is a okay”

Nothing else matters – Metallica

“Trust I seek and I find in you
Every day for us something new”

Good enough – Evanescence

“Good enough
I feel good enough
For you”

What song are you choosing for your first dance?


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