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Tired of hearing the same "Perfect" love songs by Ed Sheeran at every wedding? Unusual first dance songs are your ticket to a memorable night! Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life, and the first dance is a highlight that leaves a lasting impression. Choosing a song that represents your love story and reflects your unique personalities can make this magical moment even more special.

In this blog post, we'll introduce you to 22 hidden gems that you have likely never considered in your first dance song selection. These lesser-known romantic slow songs, with a few upbeat options, will have guests talking for years!

I've also put all the songs in a Spotify playlist for easy listening. You can find further down the page.

In addition to our song suggestions, our custom song creation process offers couples the chance to have a first dance song that is truly their own. By collaborating closely with you, we create a song that reflects your love story, resulting in an unforgettable wedding experience. More on this later.

Unusual first dance songs - couple dancing

Why Choose an Unusual First Dance Song?

While many couples opt for traditional first dance songs, others seek a unique tune that captures their individuality and sets their wedding apart. Choosing an unusual first dance song allows you to express your one-of-a-kind love story, create a memorable experience for your guests, and leave everyone talking about your special day for years to come.

So, without further ado, let's dive into our list of 22 unique and unconventional pop and country first dance songs that will make your wedding unforgettable!

Choosing the Perfect Unusual First Dance Song for Your Wedding

With so many unique first dance songs to choose from, it's essential to select the one that best represents your love story and resonates with you as a couple. Here are some tips for choosing the perfect unusual first dance song for your wedding:

  1. Reflect on your relationship: Consider the experiences, emotions, and memories that define your love story. Look for songs that capture these sentiments and remind you of special moments you've shared.
  2. Match the song to your personalities: Your first dance song should reflect your personalities as individuals and as a couple. If you're fun-loving and adventurous, consider a more upbeat song. If you're sentimental and romantic, a slow ballad may be the perfect choice.
  3. Listen to the lyrics: Pay attention to the lyrics of the song, making sure they convey a message that resonates with your love story and wedding theme.
  4. Test the song's danceability: Before committing to a song, try dancing to it. Make sure it's suitable for your desired dance style and that you feel comfortable moving to the rhythm.

In the end, the most important aspect of your first dance is the connection between you and your partner. By choosing an unusual first dance song that speaks to your love story and represents your unique bond, you'll create a magical moment that will be cherished for a lifetime. So, embrace your individuality, let your love shine, and dance the night away to the soundtrack of your love!

So, without further ado, let's dive into our list of 22 unique and unconventional pop and country first dance songs that will make your wedding unforgettable!

Personalised songs - couple dancing to their song

How Do I Make My First Dance Unique?

Fun fact, I pulled all of these love songs out of my own saved songs on Spotify! So to make it super easy for you to listen to them I've put them into a Spotify Playlist below.

  1. "I'm in Love with You" by The 1975 - An upbeat pop song that celebrates the feeling of falling head over heels in love.
  2. "I'll be by your Side" by Patrick Droney - A heartwarming ballad about the unwavering support and devotion between partners.
  3. "Thinking 'bout Love" by Wild Rivers - A tender, acoustic track that captures the essence of love and the emotions it evokes.
  4. "Alone with You" by Canyon City - A soothing and heartfelt song about the joy of spending time alone with your loved one.
  5. "Little Bit More" by Suriel Hess - A passionate and emotional tune about giving your all to your partner and cherishing every moment together.
  6. "The Way I Love You" by Passenger - A touching folk-pop song that delves into the depths of love and the unique ways it can be expressed.
  7. "From the Ground Up" by Dan + Shay - A heartfelt country ballad about building a life and love together from the ground up, cherishing every step of the journey.
  8. "Is this love" by Luke Burr - A soulful and romantic track that explores the question of whether or not the intense emotions being felt are truly love.
  9. "Steady Love" by Ben Rector - An uplifting tune that celebrates the stability and comfort of a steady, long-lasting love.
  10. "Amazing" by Teddy Swims - A powerful and emotive ballad that showcases the awe-inspiring nature of love and the impact it can have on our lives.
  11. "Love Someone" by Jonah Baker - An intimate acoustic song about the vulnerability and beauty of opening up your heart to love someone deeply.
  12. "Like You Love Me" by Tauren Wells - A passionate pop track that emphasizes the importance of loving one another with the same intensity and devotion.
  13. "Let's Stay Home Tonight" by NEEDTOBREATHE - A cozy, feel-good song about the simple pleasures of spending a quiet night at home with the one you love.
  14. "Love is a Verb" by John Mayer - A thoughtful and introspective tune that reminds us that love is not just a feeling, but an action that requires constant effort and attention.
  15. "I Love You Always" by The Icarus Account - A sweet and tender acoustic song that promises unwavering love and devotion in all circumstances.
  16. "Someone to Love" by Joel Adams - A soulful, emotional track that explores the longing for a true and deep connection with someone to love.
  17. "Give You Love" by Forest Blakk - A heartfelt ballad that highlights the desire to shower your partner with love and affection, making them feel cherished and appreciated.

  18. "How Long Will I Love You" by Canyon City
    - A soothing, acoustic rendition of the classic Ellie Goulding song that pledges a lifetime of love and devotion.
  19. "I Ain't Ever Loved No One" by Donovan Woods - A heartfelt confession of the powerful impact of love, and how it can completely transform one's life and emotions.
  20. "Till I'm Ninety Nine" by Nathan Angelo - A charming and playful tune that promises to love and cherish one's partner until they're ninety-nine years old.
  21. "Once in a Lifetime" by Landon Austin - An enchanting pop track that celebrates the once-in-a-lifetime feeling of finding true love and the magic it brings.
  22. "The Only Thing I Can Do" by Jon McLaughlin - A poignant piano ballad about the unwavering commitment to loving and supporting one's partner through all of life's challenges.

Now that we've covered our top 22 unusual first dance song suggestions, let's delve into some personal anecdotes and the heartwarming client story behind the custom love song we created for one couple's first dance.

The Heartwarming Story of Scott & Charlotte:

A Custom Love Song for a Magical First Dance

Unusual first dance songs - Scott and Charlotte

When the groom approached me to write a custom love song for his first dance with his bride, I knew we were about to embark on a special journey. He shared their love story, filled with ups and downs, triumphs, and challenges.

With this information, I set out to create a song that would not only be perfect for their first dance but would also become a cherished memory for years to come.

Over the course of several weeks, we collaborated closely, refining the lyrics and melody until it was the perfect representation of their love story.

When the big day arrived, the groom surprised his bride with their unique first dance song, bringing tears to her eyes and capturing the hearts of everyone in the room. The joy and love that radiated from the couple as they danced to their custom love song was a moment that no one would ever forget.

You can listen to their custom song below.

This is the moment he surprised her with their custom song!

Creating Your Own Custom Love Song:

The 4-Step Process

Here's how it works:

If you're inspired by our client's story and want to create your own custom love song for your first dance, our 4-step process makes it easy and enjoyable.

  1. Love Story Discovery: We'll work closely with you to learn about your love story, discussing your experiences, emotions, and memories to gather the details we need to start crafting your unique song.
  2. Writing Your Love Song Demo: Our talented songwriter will transform your love story into a beautiful love song, creating a demo version for you to provide feedback and ensure the final result truly captures your story.
  3. Bringing Your Custom Song to Life with Production: Once you're happy with the demo, we move on to the production stage. Depending on the package you choose, this may include recording with session musicians, adding percussion, strings, or a full band arrangement to your song.

    4. Final Delivery of Your Finished Song: After production, your song will be mixed and mastered, ensuring the highest quality possible. You'll then receive your custom love song, ready to be played at your wedding and cherished for years to come.
Personalised songs - first dance to their custom song

How Long Does the Process Take?

Creating a personalised song for your wedding can take anywhere from 30 to 60 days to complete. We recommend reaching out to us at least two months before your big day to ensure your custom love song is ready in time.

With so many moving parts involved – from writing and feedback to recording, production, mixing, and mastering – it's important that we have ample time to perfect your one-of-a-kind song.

Personalised songs - writing the song in a studio

How Much Does a Personalized Song Cost?

Creating a custom love song involves various professionals, including a songwriter, producer, session musicians, and mixing engineer. While this process can typically cost between £5,000 and £10,000, our small team is able to cover all these roles, making our custom songs more affordable.

All songs start with a deposit of £300, and the remaining payments can be financed over several months according to your financial situation. Though our service may not be the cheapest option available, we believe that the value and quality of our custom songs make them a priceless addition to your special day.

Tom, our songwriter and producer, has worked with Grammy-winning producers and boasts millions of streams on his own music. His experience working in some of the UK's best studios ensures that you'll receive an incredibly high-quality song that will stand the test of time.

Personalised songs - Tom, our songwriter and producer, working in the studio.

Showcasing Our Personalized Songs

We take great pride in the custom love songs we create for our clients. Here are a few examples of the beautiful, personalised songs we've crafted for other couples:

"Call You My Own"

This bride-to-be contacted us to help create a personalized song about her relationship that has been 23 years in the making! She will surprise her partner with this song at their wedding reception.

"Stand By You"

This beautiful song tells the story of two amazing woman who have both gone through some tough times and are now going to spend the rest of their lives together.

How Do You Get Started With Your Personalised Song?

I hope you realize by now, that a personalized song gift for your wedding is a truly unique and unforgettable way to celebrate your love story.

With our streamlined 4-step custom song creation process, you can have a one-of-a-kind love song that captures your journey, impresses your guests, and creates a lasting memory for you and your partner.

Don't settle for a generic love song when you can have your very own personalised love song that tells your story like no other. Click the button below to book your Custom Song call so you can begin the process of creating a beautiful custom song for wedding day.


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