10 Alternatives to Cheesy First Dance Tunes

It’s a Friday. If you’re in the midst of planning a wedding, let us give you permission to set aside the seating plans, phone calls to vendors, decisions about bridesmaids dresses, and instead to take on a slightly more relaxing wedding task: picking the song for your first dance as a couple. What isn’t there to enjoy about sitting back and listening to some romantic tunes that conjure up images of you and your future spouse walking through life in matrimonial glory? (Or something like that.)

The one sticking point about picking a ‘first dance’ song is avoiding the predictable and over-done options (yes Nearly Anything By Frank Sinatra, I’m looking at you). To help you past this hump and into your weekend of music-listening relaxation, here are West Weddings’ top 10 ‘first dance’ picks to stir your creativity:

  1. Something in the Water“, Brook Fraser – “Give me something fun to do, like a life of loving you”
  2. Bloom“, Mae – “Love will find a way to bloom”
  3. Marry You“, Bruno Mars – “Hey baby, I think I want to marry you”
  4. Such Great Heights“, by Iron & Wine – “I am thinking its a sign that the freckles in our eyes our mirror images, and when we kiss they’re perfectly aligned”
  5. In My Arms“, by Jon Foreman – “We need to be together, like the shore and the sea”
  6. Grow Old With Me” (John Lennon), cover by The Postal Service – “Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be”
  7. Sweet Darlin‘”, She & Him – “Sweet darlin’, come hold me just a little bit longer now”
  8. You Picked Me“, A Fine Frenzy, – “The two of us a perfect fit, you’re all mine, all mine”
  9. “‘Til Kingdom Come“, Coldplay – “For you I’d wait ’til kingdom come”
  10. Love Today“, Mika – “Everybody’s gonna love today”
Happy listening!

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