(Closed) Indie or Alternative songs for First Dance

posted 9 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

It’s not really indie, but it was different. We danced to Use Somebody by Kings of Leon and everyone thought that it was awesome. Which is kind of funny, because when I told people that we planned to dance to it, they wrinkled their nose.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

You might like White Stripes: We’re Going to be Friends.  That new Weezer song is a love song too…..but it’s a little fast for a slow dance. 

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’m very Indie, but went with Nina Simone’s “My baby just cares for me” for the first dance… We played Indie songs the rest of the night.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

We’re narrowing down some different songs. Our top picks are:

I’ll Follow You Into the Dark- Death Cab for Cutie

The First Day of My Life- Bright Eyes

I’ll Catch You- The Get-Up Kids

By the Way That They Dance- Jmp, Little Children

 

I also like “Ballad for my one true love” by Mason Jennings, but the lyrics of the chorus are kind of awkward, and “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea” by Neutral Milk Hotel, but it has some awkward lyrics as well and may or may not be about the Holocaust… yikes.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I was recently at a wedding where they played “Do you realize” by the flaming lips. It was such a great first dance.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’ll Follow You Into the Dark was one of our top picks for the first dance, but whenever we played it for people who weren’t familiar with the song, they totally got the message wrong and thought the whole song was just about dying….so we nixed it.  You could always run the songs by people who don’t know them, and gague their reactions. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Such Great Heights

Everlong (acoustic)

 

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

“Do You Realize” is a great choice!

Also, anything by Band of Horses!!

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

Or how about some Iron and Wine or Sigur Ros?

Post # 12
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Busy bee

Oh yes I second Band of Horses or anything from Bon Iver (Skinny Love). Also, check out Tegan and Sara, they have a bunch of good songs. And Jose Gonzalez’s cover of “Heartbeats.”

 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I wouldn’t think of Band of Horses – when we first started dating, my fiance gave me a mix CD of his favorite songs and “The Funeral” by Band of Horses was on it. To this day, we still wonder why I continued to date him. How unromantic.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I think I’ll either go to “I’ll catch you” by the get up kids or a ben folds song

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

yes, sometimes it’s hard to find alternative songs that aren’t dark or vulgar for weddings!

We did Aqualung’s Brighter Than Sunshine

In our ceremony we also had Old 97s & The Way I am by Ingrid Michaelson + some latin/jazz   VSQ & some traditional wedding music, we are all for variety! 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

So far away – Staind

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