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One of your wedding day’s most special moments is your first dance as a married couple. It’s a time to celebrate your unique love story and share a special moment with your partner and loved ones. While there are countless classic love songs that are commonly chosen for this moment, there are also many less common, unique options that can make your first dance even more special and meaningful.

There are some songs that get used over and over again for first dances at weddings. When it comes to choosing a song for your first dance, you want something that truly speaks to your relationship and sets the tone for the rest of the evening. Windows on the Water knows how opting for a lesser-known, non-cliché love song can add a personal touch to your wedding and make the moment even more unforgettable.

Examples of Non-Cliché First Dance Songs

There are many songs you can pick for your first dance, but some to consider include: 

“You’re My Best Friend” by Queen

Queen’s “You’re My Best Friend” is a more popular, less conventional wedding song. It is a classic and soulful song that celebrates the deep connection between partners. Its upbeat melody and heartfelt lyrics make it a perfect choice for a couple looking for a unique first dance song.

“Natural Woman” by Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin’s “Natural Woman” is a soulful and empowering song that exudes romance and passion. Its timeless appeal and powerful lyrics make it an ideal choice for a couple who wants to dance to a super soulful tune.

“This Must Be the Place” by Talking Heads

If you’re looking for a song with a unique and upbeat vibe, “This Must Be the Place” by Talking Heads is a great choice. The song’s infectious rhythm and heartfelt lyrics create a special moment for the couple’s first dance.

“This Will Be Our Year” by The Zombies

For a classic yet non-cheesy first dance song, consider “This Will Be Our Year” by The Zombies. The song’s hopeful lyrics and timeless melody capture the essence of everlasting love, making it a perfect choice for your wedding dance.

“God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows” is a soul-stirring and romantic ballad that encapsulates the depth of love. With its timeless beauty and heartfelt lyricism, it’s a perfect choice for a couple seeking a non-cliché wedding song for their first dance.

“Save Room” by John Legend

John Legend’s “Save Room” offers a soulful and captivating melody that is sure to create a special moment for the couple. Its intimate lyrics and smooth rhythm make it a perfect song for a romantic first dance.

“This Old Love” by Lior

A lesser-known song, “This Old Love” by Lior is a heartfelt and sentimental song that resonates with the idea of enduring love. Its tender lyrics and soulful melody make it a unique and touching choice for a couple’s first dance at their wedding.

“Baby I’m Yours” by Arctic Monkeys

For a modern and non-cliché first dance song, consider “Baby I’m Yours” by Arctic Monkeys. The song’s dreamy melody and sincere lyrics create an intimate and romantic ambiance, making it an excellent choice for a unique wedding dance.

“Everywhere” by Fleetwood Mac

Concluding our list is “Everywhere” by Fleetwood Mac, a captivating and vibrant song that captures the essence of love and joy. Its infectious rhythm and uplifting lyrics make it a great choice for a couple looking for an unconventional yet romantic song for their first dance.

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These non-cliché love songs offer a fresh perspective on romance and can perfectly capture the essence of your love story. Whether you’re looking for a soulful ballad, a joyful folk tune, or an indie rock anthem, there are plenty of unique options to consider for your first dance. These songs will set your wedding apart from the rest, reflect the individuality of your relationship, and create a memorable experience for you and your guests.

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