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Unique First Dance Songs: 10 Alternatives to Overdone Classics

Planning your first dance can be one of the most romantic and memorable moments of your wedding day. But let's face it, some songs have been played at nearly every wedding. If you're in search of a unique first dance song that stands out from the crowd, we've got you covered. Say goodbye to the overdone classics and get ready to sway to these 10 unique alternatives that will make your first dance truly unforgettable.


Happy couple doing a unique wedding dance to their first dance song

  1. "You Are the Best Thing" by Ray LaMontagne: This soulful and heartfelt tune is a modern classic that beautifully captures the essence of love and devotion.

  2. "Can't Help Falling in Love" by Haley Reinhart: Give this timeless Elvis Presley hit a fresh twist with Haley Reinhart's enchanting rendition. It's perfect for couples who want a touch of nostalgia with a modern edge.

  3. "Ho Hey" by The Lumineers: If you're looking for a folk-infused and lively option, this catchy track by The Lumineers will have you and your guests dancing along and feeling the love.

  4. "Latch" by Sam Smith: For couples with a penchant for contemporary R&B, Sam Smith's soulful voice and heartfelt lyrics in "Latch" create an intimate and romantic atmosphere.

  5. "Beyond" by Leon Bridges: This smooth and soulful ballad evokes a sense of timeless romance, making it an ideal choice for couples who want a classic sound with a modern touch.

  6. "The Way You Look Tonight" by Michael Bublé: Michael Bublé's velvety vocals and the timeless charm of this Frank Sinatra classic combine to create a swoon-worthy first dance moment.

  7. "Make You Feel My Love" by Adele: Adele's powerful and emotive voice infuses this Bob Dylan-penned song with raw and heartfelt emotion, making it a beautiful choice for a meaningful first dance.

  8. "XO" by John Mayer: John Mayer's soulful rendition of Beyoncé's hit song brings a tender and passionate vibe to the dance floor, making it a unique and captivating choice.

  9. "You Are the Reason" by Calum Scott: This heartfelt ballad showcases Calum Scott's stunning vocals and lyrics that speak directly to the power of love, making it a moving and heartfelt first dance option.

  10. "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri: While it has gained popularity, "A Thousand Years" remains a sentimental favorite, capturing the timeless nature of love with its gentle melody and poignant lyrics.


Your first dance song is an opportunity to showcase your unique love story. So, choose a wedding song that resonates with you and reflects your journey together. With these 10 alternatives, you can break away from the overdone classics and find a unique first dance song that is truly unforgettable.


If you’re looking for a first dance song that’s impossible to overdo, consider a custom wedding song from Give Love Originals. Our songwriters create unique and heartfelt love songs that tell your story in a way that no other song can. It's a beautiful way to add an extra layer of meaning to your first dance and make it truly one-of-a-kind.

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