Unique First Dance Songs

If you’ve seen the common wedding song lists and are looking for something unique for your reception, take a look at what some of my clients have used for their first dances in 2012 so far.

I had never heard these songs before my clients introduced me to them. There is a ton of great independent music, but you may have to do some searching to find it.

"We Found Each Other In The Dark" by City & Colour

"We Are Man And Wife" by Michelle Featherstone (featured in "One Tree Hill")

Here are some unique country selections ranging from old to new.

“Waltz Across Texas" by Ernest Tubb

"Unchained Melody" by Willie Nelson

"Oh Tonight" by Josh Abbott Band

"Walk Me Down The Middle" by Band Perry

Most Popular
I only had a couple songs picked more than once for a first dance. Those songs are...

"I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz

"My Best Friend" by Tim McGraw

These custom medleys that I created for my clients were a huge hit, taking everyone at the wedding by surprise!

"Just A Kiss / Our Kind Of Love" by Lady Antebellum

"God Gave Me You" into “Wobble” (VIC) “Jump On It” (Sir Mix-A-Lot) "Yeah" (Usher) "Baby Got Back" (Sir Mix-A-Lot)

If you are familiar with this song, you probably know the Blake Shelton version. The original was done by Dave Barnes, and it is equally great.

“God Gave Me You" by Dave Barnes

Only a few of my 2012 clients selected R&B songs, but the ones they chose were definitely not the usual ballads.

"If I Ain't Got You" by Alicia Keys or Maroon 5

"Stay With You" by John Legend

Nothing more romantic than these choices...

"The Nearness Of You" by Norah Jones

"Our Love Is Easy" by Melody Gardot

Is This Even A Love Song?
I don’t know, but it has quickly become one of my favorites. I can listen to this one on repeat (and frequently do).

"This Years Love" (Strings Remix) by David Gray

Bride's Name In The Title
This one is probably not going to work for you (unless your name is Carol). Technically, this isn’t a love song, either, but their guests were completely loving the choreographed dance that the couple had rehearsed.

“Oh Carol" by Neil Sedaka

Other songs (not necessarily unique)
Here are more songs that my 2012 clients selected as their first dance choices, just in case you need more ideas.
"Yellow" (Acoustic Version) by Coldplay
"When You Got A Good Thing" by Lady Antebellum
"The Way You Look Tonight" by Michael Buble
"What A Wonderful World" by IZ
"For Sentimental Reasons" by Nat King Cole
"Fly Me To The Moon" by Frank Sinatra
"Stand By Me" by Ben E. King
"(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" by Bryan Adams
"When You Say Nothing At All" by Alison Krauss
"Crazy Love" by Michael Buble
"Without You" by Keith Urban
"Let Me Down Easy" by Billy Currington
"Can't Help Falling In Love" by Harry Connick Jr.
"Love Your Love The Most" by Eric Church
"On My Way" by O.A.R.
"You" by Chris Young
"I Cross My Heart" by George Strait
"Lucky" by Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
"Crazy Love" by Aaron Neville
"So This Is Love" by Steve Conway
"Everything" by Michael Buble
"Strangers In The Night" by Frank Sinatra
"That's What She Gets For Loving Me" by Brooks & Dunn
"It's Your Love" by Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
"As The World Falls Down" by David Bowie
"God Gave Me You" by Blake Shelton
"I Got You" by Thompson Square
"Shelter" by Ray LaMontagne