First dance song ideas

Song Ideas
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If Michael Buble or Nat King Cole aren’t on your playlists, chances are you may be looking for a first-dance song that’s a little less traditional for your wedding reception.

Couples considering a song that’s a little different and speaks to them but won’t necessarily offend the wedding purists in attendance, might want to consider the following tunes (click the links to have a listen):

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All I Want is You” – U2

Amazing” – Aerosmith

Crash” – Dave Matthews Band

Crazy for You” – Adele

Faster” – Matt Nathanson

For You I Will”  – Monica

Here Without You” – 3 Doors Down

Kiss Me”  – Sixpence None the Richer

I’ll Stand by You” – The Pretenders

Love Song” – The Cure

No One” – Alicia Keys

Nothing Compares to You” – Sinead O’Connor

Suga Suga” – Baby Bash

Without You” – Rent Soundtrack

You Want to Make a Memory” – Bon Jovi

Other suggestions? What is your first dance song? Share with us on Facebook.

From your Things Engraved Social Team,



33 thoughts on “First dance song ideas

  1. We have chosen From this moment by shania Twin the aords just have so much meaning and are perfect for a wedding

  2. These are great song Idea’s I have trying to find some. Thank you

  3. we will be having ” I Do – Westlife” as our wedding song

  4. these are some great suggestions, we have no clue what we’re doing though lol

  5. Our song will be either Then by Brad Paisley or only you can love me this way by keith urban 🙂 Fiance is a huge brad paisley fan and so we are having troubles picking sides 😛

  6. Our song is Long Trip Alone by Dierks Bentley. When my fiance and I had only been dating for a month that song came on his ipod and he looked at me and said “One day we are going to get married. And this is going to be our song.” And now here we are 4 years later 🙂

  7. Truly, Madly, Deeply” by savage garden

  8. For our wedding song its still a toss-up of which one were going to have first. Most likey our first one will be ‘ A Thousand Years ‘ by christina perri, just because its relates to my fiance and I so much, because we went to high school together and I had such a big crush on him, and then 4-5 years later we got together and now 8-9 years later we are getting married. The second one with the wedding party is going to be ‘ God gave me you ‘ By Blake Shelton, again because its such a great song, and works for us. Just love the both of them !

  9. · March 1, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    We have chosen Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flatts. They are my favourite country band and it is one of my favourite songs of all time. He does not like country very much but he does like this song to and he knows how much I love the song.

  10. Great songs!

  11. anything that speaks to whom the bride and groom are!

  12. Our song will probably be “Dream” by the Everly Brothers. When we were first friends, we had a random conversation about “old songs” from our parents’ time and we both really liked this song, and thought it was cool that someone other than ourselves knew of its existence.

  13. We are dancing to “Bless the Broken Roads” by Rascal Flatts. Love it!!!

  14. ‘Marry you’ Bruno Mars

  15. We chose Last Night on Earth by Greenday =)

  16. We chose I wont let go by Rascel Flatts 🙂 I cannot wait to dance with Him as my husband.

  17. This is a great list! Thank you! 🙂 So hard to pick just the right song!

  18. · March 4, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    We have selected “I Do Now” by Jessica Andrews, besides including the words “i do” the lyrics are perfect for us

  19. · March 7, 2012 at 10:48 am

    We have chosen Allison Kraus – When you say nothing at all 🙂

  20. · March 9, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    We have chosen “In My Life” by the Beatles

  21. I think FI and I are going to dance to DJ’s Got Us Falling In Love by Usher. A great undertaking, I know – but I think we can do it <3

  22. · March 13, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    We have choosen our songs from this blog, it has been very helpful because we was stressing over it alot….thank you so much

  23. · March 13, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    We have chosen “My Best Friend” my Tim McGraw! Since it will be the day we marry our best friend 🙂

  24. Back You Up by Dave Matthews

  25. We are having a movie themed wedding so we are doing a medley of classic movie songs, along with the dance for it. For example, my fiancee will start with the famous Risky Business scene where tom cruise dances in his underwear (no my fiancee will not be in his underwear) and so on. We will finish with wanna grow old with you from the wedding singer.

  26. We’re thinking Bryan Adams- Heaven for our first dance. Haven’t quite decided on it completely but we’re leaning towards it 🙂
    Thanks for the other song ideas!

  27. thanks for the song ideas!!! i love this song by chris brown and justin beiber called next to you, but i’m not sure yet if it’s going to be our first dance song or a song that we will dedicate to each other.

  28. I like the Aerosmith idea 🙂 My fiance wants to do Faithful by Journey, I have a few ideas but haven’t narrowed it down much… 🙁

  29. We decided to have my best friend sing “valentine” from martina mcbride as our wedding song 🙂

  30. · March 24, 2012 at 9:49 am

    love getting other ideas for songs

  31. Candy – Paolo Nutini (I Love You Kyle)

  32. We have chosen That’s All- Michael Buble. I have always loved that song! It is so hard to choose.

  33. We’re using ‘God Gave Me You’ by Blake Shelton

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