25 First Dance Songs Your Guests Won’t Expect
It’s time to pick the song you will dance to as a newly married couple, and it’s a choice you’ll want to feel is right to your unique relationship.
But there are so many options available! And you want to surprise your guests with a song they wouldn’t think off, one that they will always remember as your first dance.
The WJ Team have compiled at list of 25 songs your guests wouldn’t expect as a first dance song. Find your perfect choice here!
Harvest Moon – Neil Young
Written by Canadian singer, Harvest Moon is a tribute to his wife, and is about the tale of falling in love and it becoming everlasting.
California Stars – Billy Braggs and Wilco
A dream all about sleeping under the stars and dreaming big!
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Guaranteed to get everyone on their feet with any song from Queen if we’re honest!
Heroes – David Bowie
This groovy number from the late singing legend David Bowie, will have everyone grooving along with you!
Flightless Bird – American Mouth
While not everyone is a fan of Twilight, this lullaby from the movie is the perfect choice for a slow and romantic dance.
Baby I’m Yours – Arctic Monkeys
A song with a bit of edge and about undying love for one person – perfect for a swaying first dance.
Better Together – Jack Johnson
One that can be overlooked as a first dance, this number holds great lyrics and carries a happy tune for a whimsical couple!
Grow Old With You – Adam Sandler
Give your guests a laugh by dancing along with these cute lyrics from Adam Sandler’s movie The Wedding Singer.
Young And Beautiful – Lana Del Rey
Leave an impression with your guests with this dramatic ballad used in the adaptation of The Great Gatsby.
I Do – ABBA
Couples with a great sense of humour will have guests laughing and singing along with this hit song from ABBA.
Die A Happy Man – Thomas Rhett
This romantic song about finding happiness with the one you love is a great choice for a first dance.
Ends Of The Earth – Lord Huron
A slow starter that builds up to a tempo perfect for twirling around that dance floor!
Born To Be Yours – Kygo and Imagine Dragons
For the couple who prefer to freestyle alongside each other, this is the one for them!
The One – Kodaline
This song interprets a relationship when they know they’ve found the right person for them and sticking it out even when times are hard – perfect for a wedding.
Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap
Get everyone onto their feet from the beginning with this irresistible number!
Your Man – Josh Turner
Fans of country music will love this number one hit with an tune easy to sway with!
Grow Old With Me – Tom Odell
It says it all in the title really. And it’s a great tune.
Wanted – Hunter Hayes
This country ballad is highly romantic, and perfect for that slow and loving first dance.
Rule The World – Take That
For a song that offers more room for ballroom dancing, this is it. Waltz your way to the stars.
Today – Willamette Stone
Used in the film If I Stay, this song provides a mixture of Indie and Classic, and is all about how today is the greatest day. Need we say more?
Not With Haste – Mumford and Sons
This Celtic sounding ballad is all about loving without hesitation, with a great tempo for slow and fast dancing.
Some Type Of Love – Charlie Puth
This song is about growing old with someone and being there for each other through everything.
Forever Starts Today – Tim Halperin
This lesser known song is perfect for a first dance, just look at the name of the title!
You Got The Love – Florence and The Machine
Start as you mean to go with a classic dance hit!
Speechless – Dan and Shay
This number one hit has the best chorus.