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For Your Consideration: 15 Alt-Rock Songs Great For Your Wedding’s First Dance


When you plan a wedding you start realizing most of it doesn’t get to have a personal flavor. It’s a lot of obligatory things for family or friends. Your first dance is different. It’s entirely up to you. Your dance can be traditional and sweet or something completely unique but in the end should be a reflection of you or your love story. 

If you don’t spend your days listening to Ed Sheeran then you probably don’t want to use the top songs people are using these days. Alternative music is a great place to look for so songs that are more unique as a first dance while keeping it romantic. If you’re an alternative music fan then you should consider these 15 songs for your first dance. 

1. “Only Exception” by Paramore

Artist: Paramore

Album: Brand New Eyes

Released: 2009

2. “For the First Time” by The Script

Artist: The Script

Album: Science & Faith

Released: 2010



3. “Hanging by a Moment” by Lifehouse

Artist: Lifehouse

Album: No Name Face

Released: 2000


4. “Gimme All Your Love” by Alabama Shakes

Artist: Alabama Shakes

Album: Sound & Color

Released: 2015


5. “I Would Do Anything For You” by Foster the People

Album: Torches
Released: 2011

6. “Nothing Compares 2 U” by Sinead O’Connor 

Released: 1990

7. “Africa” by Toto

Artist: Toto
Album: Toto IV
Released: 1982

8. “Here” by Hellogoodbye (Acoustic Cover)

Artist: Hellogoodbye
Released: 2005

9. “Fell in Love with a Girl” The White Stripes

Released: 2001

10. “Fall For You” by Secondhand Serenade

Released: 2008

11. “Dancing in the Moonlight” by Toploader

Artist: Toploader

Released: 2009

12. “Swing Life Away” by Rise Against

Artist: Rise Against
Released: 2004

13. “Everlong” (acoustic) by Foo Fighters

Artist: Foo Fighters
Released: 1997

14. “Baby I’m Yours” by Arctic Monkeys

Released: 2006

15. “Shut up and Dance” by Walk the Moon

Released: 2014


Your first dance is one of the few traditional things that can be customized. Pick a song that is on-brand to your relationship. It’s something you will never forget. If you can’t pick just one, talk to your DJ about making a mash-up for you! 

Planning a wedding is the best and worst time of your life. So I wish you a lot of luck and a little extra love for a long the way. Enjoy the small moments.



Bye, Friends!