(Closed) Upbeat first dance song that isn't too sappy?!

posted 9 years ago in Music
Post # 77
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

First on the list is Everything by Michael Buble… I even seem to have the Fiance on board.. He shot down all the sappier stuff haha.

Post # 78
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

commenting to follow. there are some great ideas on here and i am going to need them when the time comes…in hopes of avoiding dancing to garth brooks. why does my fiancee have to LOVE country haha. 

Post # 79
1015 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@REchick:  Ha!  My Fiance is insisting we have the DJ play “Keeper of the Stars” sometime in the evening, because they played it at another wedding we went to and we have some awesome photos of us bawling like babies to it.  I don’t think I’ll be able to dissuade him from having that song played!

Post # 80
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Anise:  i would be slipping that dj a $20.00 to not do it ;).  

I am a classic rock girl, i think we may end up going with Johnny Reid for a 1st dance. He gets his country music but its not tooo country. I guess the Aerosmith and Muse will have to be later in the night ;).

Post # 81
89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

FH and I felt the same way! We’re dancing to Bob Marley’s “Is This Love”. Some other songs we considered were:



Michael Franti – Say Hey

Tristan Prettyman – All I Want is You

Ingrid Michaelson – The Way I Am

Post # 82
643 posts
Busy bee

How about These Words by Natasha Bedingfield. I think it’s a good idea because she talks about struggling to write song to explain how she feels about someone. I guess you could liken it to trying to find the perfect song to convey what you feel.


Post # 83
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I Want to Love you Madly by Cake is a great song! Funny and upbeat. 


I don’t want to wonder
If this is a blunder
I don’t want to worry whether 
We’re GOING TO stay together
‘Till we die


I don’t want to jump in
Unless this music’s thumping
All the dishes rattle in the cupboards
When the elephants arrive


I want to love you madly
I want to love you now
I want to love you madly, WAY
I want to love you, love you
Love you madly


Post # 85
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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Shoppingdixie:  that was our first dance!!

Post # 86
78 posts
Worker bee

What’s your favorite band? And do they have any love songs or romantic wedding-appropriate songs that aren’t too sappy? Go with that. It’ll be totally unique and you won’t get stuck with a first dance song that everyone else uses.

Post # 87
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We did My girl and it was perfect and ended up being so fun as everyone joined in singing ! 🙂 



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