16 First Dance Songs That Are Actually Cool

We guarantee these unconventional songs haven't been overplayed!

16 First Dance Songs That Are Actually Cool

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This list is for those of you who can't bear to sit through another tearful dance to "All of Me" by John Legend. Or "At Last" by Etta James, or "Can't Help Falling In Love" by Elvis Presley. It's for you brides- and grooms-to-be who pride yourselves on discovering that awesome indie band before they're featured in an iTunes commercial, and those who consider your musical tastes to be a reflection of who you are as a couple.

Instead of choosing one of the same, overplayed, tired love songs millions of other couples have used for their First Dance, find a song that's off the beaten path, but just as romantic as the old standbys. Don't be afraid to go for the quirky song you two love but your parents have never heard of. You want your wedding to reflect your unique style, and the First Dance song is one of the easiest ways to do just that.

The following 16 songs are sweet, memorable, and haven't been played at every other wedding – we promise! 

"Hold Each Other" by A Great Big World

"Never Let Me Go" by Florence + The Machine

"Let It Be Me" by Ray LaMontagne

"When You're Next To Me" from A Mighty Wind

"Hey Jude" by The Beatles

"I'll Cover You" from Rent

"Maps" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

"Fade Into You" by Mazzy Star

"Home" by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

"Day Too Soon" by Sia

"The Moon Song" by Karen O

"Crazy in Love" cover by Daniela Andrade

"How Deep Is Your Love" cover by The Bird and the Bee

"Pull Me Down" by Mikky Ekko

"The Most Beautiful Girl (In The Room)" by Flight of the Conchords

"After Tonight" by Justin Nozuka

For wedding dance song ideas from real brides and grooms, look to this list of 31 popular First Dance songs. And if you and your future spouse want to delight your guests with a well-known tune, check out 50 of the most popular wedding songs. 

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