(Closed) Indie or Alternative songs for First Dance

posted 11 years ago in Music
Post # 47
323 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Some bands you may or may not know.

Ash – Shining Light http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZGcNx8nV8U

Blur – Tender http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNy0ZRLrtis

The Cure – Just like Heaven http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5StFADI9NM

The La’s – There she goes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBZ4j0Rz-F0

The Proclaimers – I’m gonna be (500 Miles) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tM0sTNtWDiI

I’ve struggled to find some that aren’t about being broken hearted and I don’t know if you’ll have heard of Ash or Blur.

Other groups of interest: Oasis, The Fratellis, Muse, Snow Patrol, Stereophonics

I hope this helps in some way.

Post # 48
335 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We’re doing “By Your Side” by Sade. It was the only Sade song I knew when I met him and the only song he didn’t know. I had loved it and when he heard it he loved it to.

We are having “September” from Earth Wind & Fire be out “introduction” song because when I first heard it, he introduced me into the world of real music, not just top hits, I said how much I liked it and asked if it could be “our song” and he said, “sure, as long as we can play it at our wedding”. This was a few months in when we were still figuring eachother out. At that moment, a psuedo proposal, I knew I was going to marry him and it is one of the clearest memories I have to this day. That song brings me right back to that moment.

My friend had “I’ll follow you into the dark” – Death Cab for her walking down the isle song and I cried and cried and cried…..it was beautiful.

For the rest we’re doing a lot of Frank Sinatra stuff to appease our older guests and who doesn’t like Frank?! You can’t not dance to him!

Post # 49
1 posts

It is so ridiculous how many songs I have looked through and searched for the first dance song. Here is what I have it narrowed down to:

Jose Gonzalez – Heartbeats (The Knife Cover)

Nick Drake – Northern Sky

Cat Power – Sea of Love (Phil Phillips Cover)

Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova – Falling Slowly

Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Lay and Love

Department of Eagles – Love Me (Elvis Cover)

Ben Gibbard with Ben Barnett – Joga (Bjork Cover)

Sia – My Love

Ray Lamontagne – Hold You In My Arms

Van Morrison – I’ll Be Your Lover Too

Mozella – Amazed

Iron & Wine – Such Great Heights (Postal Service Cover)

The Acorn – Lullaby (I think this is what we will do cause my fiancee likes this song the best)


Post # 50
11 posts
  • Wedding: January 2011

“The way I am” By: Ingrid Michaelson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJOzdLwvTHA


“Cant help falling in Love with you” By: Ingrid Michaelson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4LlyhrLEuI


“Make you feel my Love” By: Adele http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fnn9JlqqTE4


“She likes me for me” By: Blessid Union of souls http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU5c7zhOmY0


“Better together” By: Jack Johnson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u57d4_b_YgI

Post # 51
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My fiance and I are leaving toward “First Day of My Life” by Bright Eyes. I’m still open to other suggestions though. Any other really good ones?

Post # 52
4 posts
  • Wedding: February 2011

We’ll be dancing to Baby I’m Yours by Artic Monkeys…AAAAhhh! Soo excited! It’s an amazing cover!

Post # 53
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We are going to dance to 311 “Love Song”, we adore this song, Fiance picked it out. I guess you could call it alternative.

Post # 54
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We danced to the Greenhornes “Hold Me.” Has an old school 60s slow dance vibe.

Post # 55
4122 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We danced to 

Donavon Frankenreiter -Dance Like Nobody’s Watching

Post # 56
6255 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

We are using the Nataly Dawn cover of “Book of Love”. It’s great.

The rest of this is kinda all over the place:

Air – You Make it Easy

The Divine Comedy – Songs of Love

Portishead – Glory Box

Hum – Dreamboat

Belle and Sebastian – Waiting for the Moon to Rise

Mountain Goats – Going to Georgia

Tanya Donnelly – Days of Grace

Nevershine – Breathe

Screeching Weasel – Guest List

Catherine Wheel – Delicious

Post # 57
309 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Great list!  Will keep a lot of these in mind for my cocktail hour.

Post # 58
941 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’re doing Wait, by K’s Choice.  I think they’re considered alternative enough.  🙂  It’s our first “our” song, and I really love it.  🙂 

Post # 59
7774 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

We ended up using “Hold You In My Arms” by Ray LaMontagne

Post # 60
429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I just have to say that I love all the great ideas in this post!

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