Unusual First Dance Songs

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Unusual First Dance Songs

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Choosing the right song for your first dance can be really overwhelming. There are so many great tracks to choose from. Most couples want to select a song that is meaningful to them and easy to dance to. Their ideal song will also be appropriate for a wedding environment and help to create the right “feel good” mood.

The first dance is one of our favorite moments of the wedding day. It really is a special moment for the couple, their families, and close friends.

We just love it when couples choose a song that is that little bit different, unusual, and unique. These first dances are often the most memorable that we encounter.

We’ve worked at literally hundreds of weddings over the years and witnessed the same number of first dances. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite and unusual first dance songs that we’ve heard. At the bottom of the list, we’ve provided a playlist for Spotify.

Some songs will make you smile, others may make you cry. Heck, some might even make you cringe. However, we’re willing to bet that you’ll find a song in the list below that will instantly speak to you both.

So without further adieu, let’s be having it. Our recommended list of unique and unusual first dance songs for your wedding. Enjoy!


Unusual First Dance Songs for 2021

A Gift From Above – Johnny Brady

A Million Dreams – Pink

Addicted To You – Picture This

All About Lovin’ You – Bon Jovi

All My Life – K-Ci & JoJo

All You Need Is Love – The Beatles

Another One Bites The Dust – Queen

Anything Quite Like You – The Script

Beautiful In White – Westlife

Better – Tom Baxter

Better Than A Dream – Marty Mone

Caledonia – Nathan Carter

Can’t Help Falling In Love – UB40

Catch Me If You Can – Walking On Cars

Cause I Love You – Johnny Cash

Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen

Dancing In The Dark – Paisley Blue

Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac

Fallen – Lauren Wood

Falling For You – The 1975

Falling Like The Stars – James Arthur

Fix You – Coldplay

Flying Without Wings – Westlife

Fooled Around And Fell In Love – Elvin Bishop

From The Ground Up – Dan + Shay

Good Morning Beautiful – Nathan Carter

Grow Old With You – Adam Sandler

Heroes or Ghosts – The Coronas

Hey Ho – The Lumineers

How Long Will I love you? – Ellie Goulding

I Do – Westlife

I Get To Love You – Ruelle

If I Had A Gun – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

I’ll Love You Till The End – The Pogues

I’ll Name The Dogs – Blake Shelton

I’m Yours – The Script

Incredible – James TW

Kygo – Firestone ft. Conrad Sewel

Latch – James Arthur

Love Rescue Me – U2

Love Will Keep Us Alive – The Eagles

Memories – Maroon 5

My Best Friend – Tim McGraw

Never Change – Picture This

Next To Me – Imagine Dragons

No Matter Where You Are – Us The Duo

Nothing Else Matters – Metallica

Oh You Lucky Duck – Becky Kelly

On Top of the World – Imagine Dragons

Only You – Elvis Presley

Photograph – Ed Sheeran

Sail Away – David Gray

Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur

Should I Fall Behind – Bruce Springsteen

Shut Up and Dance – Walk The Moon

Something I Need – One Republic

Songbird – Fleetwood Mac

Songs of Love (AKA Father Ted Theme) – The Divine Comedy

Stuck on You – Lionel Richie

Teenage Dream – Boyce Avenue

Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton

The Dance – Garth Brooks

The King Beetle on a Coconut Estate – mewithoutYou

The Lucky Ones – Jack and Tim

The Vow – RuthAnne

Tougher Than The Rest – Bruce Springsteen

Twist and Shout – The Beatles

Umbrella – Rihanna

Warm – The Coronas

Whole Of The Moon – The Waterboys

Wings – Birdy

With You – Chris Brown

World Of Our Own – Westlife

Yesterday – The Beatles

You and I – Picture This

You and I – Tom Walker

You Are The Reason – Callum Scott

You Do Something To Me – Paul Weller

You’re Still The One – Shania Twain



We’ve created a Spotify playlist with our top picks of unusual first dance songs.

Make yourself a coffee, sit back and relax and listen to the playlist of our favorite, unusual first dance wedding songs. You’ll find upbeat first dance songs as well as emotional and alternative ones in there.