Non-sappy first dance songs

posted 2 years ago in Music
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

We danced to “I choose you” by Sara Bareilles. It has a nice upbeat tempo while still being able to slow dance to it.

Post # 3
10275 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

We chose “You Belong to Me” – the Jason Wade version. We wanted something timeless but not too sappy and this fit the bill for us.

Our second choice was “Le Vie En Rose” 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

 We aren’t a sappy first dance, we did ours to Loud Places by Jamie XX.  Very nontraditional but pretty much all our guests had a ball and everyone joined in and danced with us outside which made it nicer and less awkward. 

Post # 5
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - chicago, IL

‘Better Together’ by Jack Johnson smile

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

In three days (!) we’ll first dance to The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra 

Post # 7
787 posts
Busy bee

Natalie Cole – This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)

Post # 8
664 posts
Busy bee

We had the same thoughts (more about being partners and less about undying love) and chose from: Come to me – goo goo dolls, Cupid – Daniel powter, life is better with you -Michael Franti, so easy – Phillips Phillips, I choose you – Sara barillies and like 1/4 of Norah jones’s Songs. We knew most of them required a fast-paced box step and a some what planned out dance with twirls and dips so we pre-emptively took dance lessons before we even chose. 

Post # 9
216 posts
Helper bee

This is admittedly a little sappy, but we always loved Billy Joel’s (or Diana Krall’s) Just The Way You Are.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

We danced to “You are the best thing” by Ray LaMontagne. Upbeat and not overly sappy. Congratulations! 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Doing It All for My Baby or Stuck With You by Huey Lewis

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

My immediate thoughts were “Life is Better with You” by Michael Franti and “Better Together” by Jack Johnson, and saw they were already mentioned 🙂 I really like “Life is Better with You” but my fiance wasn’t really a fan, and it is fairly fast. “You’re My Home” by Billy Joel is another good one.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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sboom :  we did “you are the best thing” by Ray lamontagne. It has an upbeat tempo with brass sounds! 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Some might consider this a little sappy but we used the Arctic Monkeys’ version of Baby I’m Yours. It’s short and sweet.

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