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  • Writer's pictureKai Stafford

10 Wedding first dance songs (you have probably never heard of)

Updated: Jan 10, 2021

So you are searching for some options on wedding first dance songs? You are looking for that one song that the two of you will always remember as "your wedding song".

Of course there are many classic first dance songs in many different genres that you can choose from.

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The following list of songs are a few great choices if you are looking for something a little more off the beaten track, but that is still really romantic and that has lyrics that are appropriate for a first dance.

1. José González - Stay Alive

from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Soundtrack "I will stay with you tonight Hold you close ‘til the morning light" - This song is just so beautiful

2. Ryan Adams - Wonderwall

Even if you are not a fan of Oasis. Ryan Adam takes this song to another level with his acoustic version of Wonderwall. We played this for Sam & Owen at their wedding in Marlow in June 2016 and it sounded amazing!

3. Damion Rice - Cannonball

4. Ed Sheeran - Cold Coffee

Before everyone on the planet knew who this fella was Ed Sheeran was playing songs in his kitchen and recording them to youtube. If you love Ed Sheehan but don't want to go with the obvious song choices, give this a listen.

5. Bon Iver - Skinny Love

6. Bright Eyes - First Day Of My Life

"First Day of My Life" is a single from the album 'Im wide awake, its morning' It reached number 37 in the charts in 2005 and is one of the most romantic songs you have probably never heard of!

7. The Moldy Peaches - Anyone Else But You

"Anyone Else but You" is a song by the indie rock band The Moldy Peaches. The song became popular after being featured on the soundtrack of the 2007 film Juno,

8. Foo Fighters - Acoustic Everlong

We all love Everlong by The Foo Fighters but its not first dance material... right? Wrong! Check out this amazing acoustic version

9. Ben Howard - Only Love

"Darling you're with me, always around me / Only love, only love / Darling I feel you, under my body"

10. The Lumineers - Ho Hey

We saved the best until last. Maybe you have heard of this one and maybe you haven't. One thing is for sure, you need it in your wedding playlist!

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