My fiance and I are stuck on what song to choose for our first dance.
He doesnt want anything too cheesy. For example, his ideal first dance song would be Big Jet plane by Angus and Julia Stone.
Meanwhile, i want something sweet and meaningful with nice lyrics. I would’ve loved to have danced to “stick wit u” by Pusscat dolls, slow version of “heaven” by DJ Sammy, “No-one” by Alicia keys or “if i aint got you” by alicia keys, but my fiance doesnt like any of those. He said he would feel lame dancing to those and wants something a bit more “cool” (even though i think they are fine.)
We both dont mind “kiss me” by Sixpennce none the richer but the lyrics dont really mean anything to me. We also both like “You and Me” by Lifehouse, but we recently went to a wedding that a lot of our guests were at and they danced to that song. We both like “soul Sista” by Train but i think the rhythm is all wrong for a first dance.
I want a song about love and maybe spending the rest of your life with someone or how they are the only one for you, or similar sentiments, but i need something that my fiance feels comfortable dancing to. I really desperately need some suggestions, ive done countless google searches with no luck 🙁
I feel like Fiance and I felt the same way as you guys – we wanted something with meaningful lyrics, that wasn’t too cheesey and was still cool. We are going with Love and Affection by Matt White (not to be confused with the Rihanna song, which is completely different lol).
I’m thinking country probably isn’t your thing, but our first dance song will be “Then” by Brad Paisley.
My best friend just used “A thousand Years” by Christina Perri, another wedding I went to they used Jason Mraz’s “lucky” (i think)… something a little more “cool” maybe listen to “Me and you” by dave matthews, or “first day of my life” by the bright eyes
Ours was ‘Swing Life Away’ by Rise Against. I love the lyrics and the band is a favourite of both of us. We wanted something that wasn’t too cheesy or overly romantic. I just love the line: “If love is a labour I’ll slave til the end, I won’t cross these streets until you hold my hand”
I would suggest, I Have Nothing by Whitney Houston, I’d Love To Be Your Last by Gretchen Wilson, Where Do I Begin by Shirley Basset, or You Belong To Me by The Dupree’s (or someone else if you prefer), all very old school but absolutely perfect for a dance between you and your one and only.
Wynonna’s cover of Elvis’s “Burning Love” is ours!
My fiance and I had the exact same problem. I wanted a happy fun danceable song about love (not breakups or pain); he passionately hates all cheesy music and most happy music. He even hates Michael Buble! *le sigh*
Then one night we were randomly watching Lilo & Stitch, and at the very end, end Wynnona covers “Burning Love” (which is my favorite version of that song). Without thought or warning, he grabbed me and started dancing with me to it. Suddenly we realized it was perfect! We’re choreographing a super fun dance to it, too. I can’t freakin’ WAIT. (there is a goofy Stitch laugh at the beginning of all the recordings of that cover, but we’re cutting it out.)
“Something In Common” by Free Energy also had that effect on my Fiance, but I vetoed it after a detailed read-through of the lyrics, which are super important to me (very fun song otherwise, though).
I also strongly considered the beautiful epic “One Day Like This” by Elbow, but you’d have to trim that one down quite a bit.