Getting married but don't want anything too cheesy for your first dance? Here's some cool first dance song ideas for your first spin as husband and wife.
Picking a first dance song for your wedding is the easiest thing in the world - but only if you and your fiancé have a song that's unofficially 'yours'.
If you don't happen to be one of those couples then it can be a bit of a self-conscious process. Do you keep it safe with classic first dance song territory or impress the music snobs with something a little bit off-beat? Do you slow dance your way through a John Legend ballad - see Kim and Kanye's slightly awkward first dance, where they actually had John Legend singing live (if only) - or book in some first dance lessons so you can impress a faintly alarmed crowd of guests with a Dirty Dancing lift? Decisions, decisions...
Whatever your preference, we've gathered up a few non-cheesy first dance songs to get you started.
1) Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
Good for: soft, romantic vocals that you can still dance to
2) Blur - Tender
Good for: that beautiful lyric 'love's the greatest thing... that we have' (first dance heaven)
3) Jose Gonzalez - Heartbeats
Good for: a really beautiful slow dance
4) Love On Top – Beyonce
Good for: serious pointy-finger-lip-synch stuff
5) By Your Side - Sade
Good for: a moving, soft, beautiful first dance
6) Hoppipolla - Sigur Ros
Good for: those euphoric arpeggios you can spin around the dancefloor to
7) You Got the Love – Candi Staton
Good for: those very appropriate lyrics "sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air, I know I can count on you"
8) Coming Home - Leon Bridges
Good for: a modern first dance song that already feels like an old classic
9) Gotta Get You Into My Life - The Beatles
Good for: a Beatles track that's not too obvious
10) Candy - Paolo Nutini
Good for: romantic and whimsical. 'I'll even wash your clothes' croons Paolo - start as you mean to go on and all that...
11) The Luckiest - Ben Folds
Good for: a simple, beautiful piano ballad
12) Wonderwall - Ryan Adams
Good for: a little bit softer and more romantic than the Oasis original (sorry, Liam!)
13) Madness - It Must Be Love
Good for: a happy tune that's so easy to dance to
14) I've Got My Mind Set On You - George Harrison
Good for: really-getting-into-it dancing
15) Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Lauren Hill
Good for: someone who wants a classic first dance song with a cool, updated twist (and Lauren Hill's voice is amazing)
16) God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
Good for: Beach Boys / Love Actually fans
17) Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Good for: 'I wanna be with you everywhere' is surely the best wedding song lyric ever?
18) If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
Good for: romantic slow dancing
19) Heroes - David Bowie
Good for: anyone! Who doesn't love a bit of Bowie?
20) Four Five Seconds - Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney
Good for: just a really great track - "if I go to jail tonight, promise you'll pay my bail" has a certain, er, romance to it we suppose...
21) Sky Full Of Stars - Coldplay
Good for: beautiful, raw romantic lyrics
22) All Of Me - John Legend
Good for: slow, romantic with John Legend's honey vocals
23) Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Good for: a nice slice of pop music everyone can sing along to
24) All I Want Is You - U2
Good for: raw romance
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