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. 


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.


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