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Not-Cliché Love Songs for Your First Dance

Not-Cliché Love Songs for Your First Dance

The first dance is the epitome of romance. Which makes the peer pressure to select your original, fun, romantic, clever, sweet first dance song is incredible! If you think every result from a Google search is either way too cheesy, outdated, overplayed on the radio, or all of the above, we get it! You're right to want your first dance to be special and unique—not super cliché. Check out our suggestions for cute, lesser-known love songs that should actually make your guests’ hearts flutter… not their eyes roll.

You – A Great Big World

“I never could imagine
How my life would change the day you came
And how all my fears and worries would just wash away
I never saw it coming, then one day all of a sudden
There was you, you, you, you
I don't have to live without you anymore”


Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran

“Should this be the last thing I see,
I want you to know it's enough for me
'Cause all that you are is all that I'll ever need.
I'm so in love, so in love
So in love, so in love”

Love Like This – Ben Rector

“It's the way you're smilin' at me
It's in the way you hold my hand
It's the way I've watched you change me from a boy into a man
It's a million things about you, and I don't know what it is
But I have never known a love like this"




Never Stop (Wedding Version) – SafetySuit

“I’ll never stop trying
I’ll never stop watching as you leave
I’ll never stop losing my breath
Every time I see you looking back at me
I’ll never stop holding your hand
I’ll never stop opening your door
I’ll never stop choosing you babe
I’ll never get used to you"

First Dance at Eagle Ridge by Wedgewood Weddings


When God Made a Woman – Jerrod Niemann

"Then God made a woman fall for a man
Didn't have much going, but his life began when she took his hand
The sky turned blue, the clouds parted,
Light shined on a lonely heart
When God made a woman"

Love on the Brain – Madilyn Bailey

“Baby you got me like ah, woo, ah
Don't you stop loving me (loving me)
Don't quit loving me (loving me)
Just start loving me (loving me)”

Can’t Help Falling in Love – Kina Grannis

"Like a river flows surely to the sea
Darling, so it goes
Some things are meant to be
Take my hand, take my whole life too
For I can't help falling in love with you"

Forever Like That (Acoustic) – Ben Rector

"Well, I wanna love you, forever I do
I wanna spend all of my days with you
Will carry your burdens and be the wind at your back
Well, I wanna spend my forever, forever like that "

How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding

“How long will I love you
As long as stars are above you
And longer if I can
How long will I need you
As long as the seasons need to
Follow their plan
How long will I be with you
As long as the sea is bound to
Wash up on the sand”

She is Love – Parachute

“She is love,
And she is all I need
She's all I need.
Well, I had my ways.
They were all in vain, and she waited patiently.
It was all the same, all my pride and shame.
She put me on my feet.”

The Only Exception – Paramore

“And I've always lived like this
Keeping a comfortable distance
And up until now, I had sworn to myself that I'm content
With loneliness
Because none of it was ever worth the risk
But, you are the only exception
You are the only exception”

I Was Made for Loving You – Tori Kelly ft. Ed Sheeran

“I was made for loving you
Even though we may be hopeless hearts just passing through
Every bone screaming (I don't know what we should do)
All I know is, darling, I was made for loving you”

First Dance at North Shore by Wedgewood Weddings

Will Not Take my Love Away – Matt Wertz

“I will give you what you need
In plenty or in poverty
Forever, always, look to me
And I will give you what you need”

Speechless – The Veronicas

“Cause you leave me speechless
When you talk to me
You leave me breathless
The way you look at me
You manage to disarm me
My soul is shining through
Can't help but surrender
My everything to you”


Till the End – Jessie Ware

“When everything is changing
When I'm tripping up against the tide
Yes, I love and I love and I love and I want you
It's gonna be till the end of time
I wanna be right by your side
I'm gonna love you day and night
It's only you that makes it right, oh”

More Than Anyone – Gavin DeGraw

“I'm going to love you more than anyone
I'm going to hold you closer than before
And when I kiss your soul, your body'll be free
I'll be there for you anytime
I'm going to love you more than anyone”


Regardless of whichever song you choose to have your first dance to, it will definitely be a special moment between you and your new spouse. When trying to select the perfect song, listen to some tunes together - maybe even incorporate some slow-dancing in the kitchen - and let your hearts decide! And if you do want to go all out, who can say no to this wonder? It makes us smile every time! 



The first dance between two newlyweds should exude romance. However, when searching for the perfect song, every result is either way too cheesy, outdated, overplayed on the radio, or all of the above. We get that you want your first dance to be special and unique – not super cliché. Check out our suggestions for cute, lesser-known love songs that should actually make your guests’ hearts flutter…not their eyes roll.

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