The Best (Alternative) First Dance Wedding Songs
Choosing you first dance song for your wedding can be a difficult choice, you want it to be ‘just right’, not too slow, not too fast and certainly not an over played first dance song. We have carefully selected the best (alternative) first dance songs to make your wedding day perfect, in no particular order.
1. Heroes by David Bowie
A unique first dance song with an upbeat tone. Even if your not a Bowie fan this is one is sure to make your day memorable
2. Fade Into You by Mazzy Star
A great slow dance, good for an intimate first dance.
3. Blur – Tender
a beautiful song in my opinion, not just suited for a wedding, just an all round uplifting love song
4. Jose Gonzalez – Heartbeats
a really beautiful slow dance, this will make a dreamy first dance
5. Candy – Paolo Nutini
Another great love song with a big ending, sure to others up dancing.
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6. Maps by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Beautiful slow dance, with lovely lyrics “wait, they don’t love you, look I love you”
7. The Cure – Friday I’m in Love
Great if your getting married on a Friday, or fell in love on a Friday
8. The Cure – Love Song
Couldn’t leave this one out
9. Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
Slightly over used perhaps, but a classic if your looking for a crowd pleaser
10. Damien Rice – Cannonball
A calm slow dance, this will set a beautiful mood for you both
11. Foo Fighters – Everlong
Got a guest list full of rockers? After a few drinks everyone will be up rocking to this one
12. Muse -Invincible
Perhaps an unusual choice, but lyrically very appropriate, oh and it’s a tune, again good for a rock crowd
13. Ray Lamontagne – Hold you in my Arms
In my opinion, the best first dance song (slightly bias as this was the first dance song used in my wedding) however a great choice nonetheless.