first dance wedding songs

Top 5 First Dance Wedding Songs You Should Know About

Picking your first dance song is usually really easy or really difficult, with no in-between. It seems that couples usually have a “song” and know right away what they’ll dance to at their wedding, or they have no idea and spend months leading up to the wedding trying to pick something. 

Are you planning a wedding and struggling to figure out what you want your wedding DJ to play? If that’s the case, we’ve got you covered. Read on for some less-common first dance wedding songs that you won’t hear played at 5 other weddings this year. 

1. Into the Mystic by Van Morrison

Unless you’re a Van Morrison aficionado, this might be one of his songs you’ve never heard of. It’s not as popular as Brown Eyed Girl, that’s for sure, but it’s a perfect wedding song. The instrumentals are great if you want to show off your dancing skills, and the lyrics “And together we will float into the mystic” are perfect to celebrate your marriage. 

2. Harvest Moon by Neil Young

This is another unconventional, yet perfect, first dance song. You likely know some of Neil Young’s songs, such as Old Man and Rockin in the Free World, but you might now know Harvest Moon

Released in 1992, Young sings “but there’s a full moon risin’, let’s go dancin’ in the light…because I’m still in love with you on this harvest moon.” It’s a feel-good “oldie” that’s unique and unexpected.

3. You’re All I Need to Get By by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell 

This song dates all the way back to the late 1960s and was one of Gaye’s and Terrell’s biggest hits. If you love Motown music and old-school R&B, this is definitely the song for you. 

The entire song is about dedicating your life to each other and how much the other person completes you. They sing “Like the sweet morning dew, I took one look at you, and it was plain to see, you were my destiny.” What’s more romantic than that? 

4. You & Me by Dave Matthews Band 

Dave Matthews Band doesn’t have a lot of songs that are first dance appropriate, but this one surely is. If you’re a DMB fan and want to incorporate their music into your wedding, the song You & Me from their 2009 album. 

The song is all about adventure with the one you love. The lyrics are all about how you and your new spouse can do anything together. 

5. Sweet Thing by Van Morrison 

We can’t leave this list without one last song by Van Morrison. It’s all about not letting anything stop you to get to the one you love. He sings “oh sweet thing, sweet thing…and I will raise my hand up into the nighttime sky and count the stars that’s shining in your eye.” 

This is one of the most perfect and romantic wedding songs out there!

Which of These First Dance Wedding Songs Will You Pick? 

Hopefully, these first dance wedding songs narrowed things down for you, they’re all so perfect, it might be hard to pick one of them. The good news is that if you love more than one, you can always have a secondary song, have your DJ do a mix of a few different songs, or incorporate it into the dancing later on in the reception.

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