There is tremendous pressure on this once in a lifetime first dance as a married couple. Mainly because this is the first, which means it’s the only, first dance you’ll ever get. You’ve heard a lot of first dance songs, and to be honest some of them are borderline generic. But if you want a few ideas on underrated first dance wedding songs, here are a few:
“Sea of Love” by Cat Power
“I wanna tell you, how much I love you.” That is basically what this whole matrimony thing is about. What better way to celebrate your love by saying how much you love your new spouse in song form that you’ll make sweet dance to. This one came from the Juno soundtrack, but your parents and older relatives might find this familiar as it was originally sung by Phil Phillips.
“Look After You” by the Fray
By far one of the sweetest songs in the English language. The song basically asks you to be its baby and that it’ll look after you. It also says that when it loses control and the city spins around, you are the only one who knows, you slow it down. Isn’t that what married couples are for?
“Flightless Bird, American Mouth (wedding version)” by Iron and Wine
The lyrics are kind of hard to decipher, but the melody could melt any heart in the room. It’s the perfect song to melt in your husband/wife’s arms to, and to stare deeply into their eyes making everyone else disappear in the process.
“Come Rain or Come Shine” by Ray Charles
“Happy together, unhappy together and won’t it be fine? Days may be cloudy or sunny… We’re in or we’re out of the money.” For the bumpy roads ahead, and to sticking it out together.
“Our House” by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
The song is marriage in a nutshell, talking about how very, very, very, fine their house is, with two cats in the yard, life used to be so hard, now everything is easy cause of you. Also, he’ll light the fire, while you place the flowers in the vase that you bought today. Doesn’t that just sound so quaint and what else would you want out of a marriage?
“Home” by Edward Shape and The Magnetic Zeroes
The song talks about the adventures of two people, as it was sung as a duet. It talks about what they love respectively, but ultimately that home is wherever and whenever they’re together. Nothing beats that feeling.
“Come Away with Me” by Norah Jones
Let’s get real here for a moment and just admit that Norah Jones is the best singer to dance to. This song just basically reminds you that once people get married, they create a little world in themselves and it’s basically amazing because everywhere you go just seems like an adventure as long as you’re with your spouse. Enjoy the adventure, dance to it.
“Cant Help Falling in Love” by Twenty One Pilots
Might be a bit popular, and you might’ve already thought about it. But this version by Twenty One Pilots is an acoustic, which as a bit slower and adds a bit more soul into it. Elvis knew what he was doing, this song makes your heart swell you might be able to forgive the fact that a lot of people have probably used this song already. Some things are meant to be, I guess.
“Monument” by Mutemath
A little more upbeat than most of the songs on the list, but it’s the good kind, still just right for a slow dance. It urges you to make a monument out of your love, and this dance just may be it. Or you know, the unconditional love you have for each other.
“Strawberry Swing” by Coldplay
“Oh the sky, could be blue, I don’t mind.. Without you it’s a waste of time.” Ah, Coldplay just reminds you in this song that every moment is so precious and that they wouldn’t want to change a thing. Oh, and that it’s such a perfect day. The same sentiments you would be sharing on your special day.