Your Unique First Dance Only Happens Once
If you’re looking to have a first dance song that stands out from the rest, we have 9 very unique first dance songs for weddings. For those of you that always like to dance to the beat of a different drum (or song), this list is for you!
9. “Come to Me” – Goo Goo Dolls
This is a great unique first dance song that you probably have never heard at a wedding you’ve attended. One of the things that stand out about a great first dance song is the lyrics. Songs that are sing-along-zy sometimes are the best ones. And this one you can definitely make out the lyrics too. It’s super romantic, here’s a line of lyrics: “Come to me my sweetest friend, Can you feel my heart again, I’ll take you back where you belong, And this will be our favorite song.”
8. “Wonderwall” – Ryan Adams
You may know the Oasis version of this song by the same name, but we hear that this cover makes the list of perfect wedding songs because it can bring some to tears. And what’s a wedding without tears, right?
7. “500 Miles” – Sleeping at Last
No, this isn’t the two twins of The Proclaimers signing this song. It’s a group called, “Sleeping at Last.” And it’s a super sweet song for the unique first dance at your wedding reception. They lyrics are great: But “I would walk 500 miles, And I would walk 500 more, Just to be the man who walks a thousand miles, To fall down at your door.” And what groom wouldn’t fall to the feet of their amazing new wife during their first dance together as husband and wife?
6. “Perfect Duet” – Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé
When the bride and groom get married, they make a great couple, like Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé do in this terrific first dance song. This is perfect song to dance with a perfect girl in a perfect wedding moment. Imagine how many loving couples have made this “their song”. We know just listening to it over and over can bring them lots of happiness. The acoustic guitar gives it a beautiful and intimate feel. The lyrics are super powerful and loving: “I found a love for me, Oh darling, just dive right in and follow my lead. Well, I found a girl, beautiful and sweet.”
5. “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” – Aerosmith
This is a unique first dance song that will live long after death do you part. It’s one of those romantic songs that will last through the ages, like your eternal love for each other. We hope that your marriage lasts just as long as the popularity of this song. It seems to be never ending. It will give many of your guests goosebumps as the bride and groom dance so lovingly together for the dance they’ll remember for a lifetime.
4. “XO” – John Mayer
This is the song with by far the shortest title on our list, “XO”. This is a cover of a song from Beyoncé. John Mayer’s version is so raw, emotional and true, it definitely wants you to hug someone/anyone when you hear it. As John sings, “Your love is bright as ever, Even in the shadows, Baby kiss me, Before they turn the lights out.”
3. “First Day of My Life” – Bright Eyes
Even though this song doesn’t have the perfect dance beat, it’s a great song that’s off the beaten path. This has got to be one of the most beautiful tunes you’ll ever hear in life. So it just makes sense that it makes a great first dance song for the new Mr. and Mrs.. When they were single, some brides would be hopeful for love listening to this song. Then, they found the perfect man and tied the knot, and it was forever part of their life’s playlist.
2. “Fresh Eyes” – Andy Grammer
Any Grammer is probably one of the most underrated singer there is. And that means his song, “Fresh Eyes” will have fresh ears singing along at your wedding during your first dance. You might even remember hearing this on the radio and going “What a great wedding song this would be!”
This is a song that seems to get better every time you hear it. And, it’s not really a song that many couples would choose, but it’s super sweet and is a great first dance song for the devoted couple. It talks about what you’re lives will be like together, like who will take the kids to school. We bet you’ll love the lyrics: “I know I needed you, but I never showed. But I wanna stay with you until we’re grey and old.” And that’s what’s fun about getting married, you get grey and old together, and many of us would have it no other way.