22 Underrated First Dance Songs

Couple on the dancefloor
Photo by Ana Kete

Wedding planning can be a stressful and overwhelming process, and choosing the perfect first dance song is just one of the many decisions a couple must make. While there are countless classic love songs to choose from, sometimes it’s nice to switch things up and go for something a bit more unexpected.

That’s why in this article, we’ve compiled a list of 22 underrated first wedding dance songs that may not be on your radar but are definitely worth considering. Ranging from pop to jazz to R&B, these songs are all unique and offer a fresh take on the traditional first dance. Whether you’re looking for something sweet and romantic or upbeat and fun, you’re sure to find a song on this list that speaks to you and your partner.

1. Latch (Acoustic) – Sam Smith

‘I’m so encaptured, got me wrapped up in your touch (‘nother). Feel so enamoured, hold me tight within your clutch (‘nother). How do you do it? You got me losing every breath (‘nother). What did you give me to make my heart beat out my chest? (‘nother).’ 

2. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – James Taylor

‘I needed the shelter of someone’s arms, and there you were. I needed someone to understand my ups and downs, and there you were. With sweet love and devotion, Deeply touching my emotion.’

3. When You’re Smiling – Michael Bublé

‘When you’re smilin’. When you’re smilin’. The whole world, it smiles with you. When you’re laughin’. Babe, when you’re laughin’. Well, the sun comes shinin’ through.’

4. Forever In Love – Kenny G

This beautiful jazz track captures the essence of pure, unbridled romance with its sweeping melodies and soaring saxophone solos.

5. If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys

‘Some people want it all. But I don’t want nothing at all, if it ain’t you, baby, Ii I ain’t got you, baby. Some people want diamond rings, some just want everything, but everything means nothing, ff I ain’t got you’

6. When A Man Loves A Woman – Percy Sledge

‘I give you everything I’ve got. Trying to hold on to your precious love. And baby baby please don’t treat me bad. When a man loves a woman. Deep down in his soul.’

7. I’m So In Love With You – Jill Andrews (feat. Seth Avett)

‘​​And I’m so, I’m so in love with you. Here still wishing and hoping and waiting to hear it from you.

Let me hear it from you.’

8. You’re All I Need to Get By – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

‘There’s no, no looking back for us. We got love, sure ‘nough, that’s enough. You’re all, you’re all I need to get by.’

9. The Very Thought Of You – Nat King Cole

‘I see your face in every flower. Your eyes in stars above. It’s just the thought of you. The very thought of you, my love’

10. You Raise Me Up – Kenny G

A stunning and romantic instrumental piece that captures the essence of deep love and devotion.

11. The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face – Roberta Flack

‘And the first time ever I lay with you, I felt your heart so close to mine. And I knew our joy would fill the earth, And last ’til the end of time my love.’

12. Beyond – Leon Bridges

‘I’m scared to death that she might be it. That the love is real, that the shoe might fit. She might just be my everything and beyond.’

13. My Girl – The Temptations

‘I don’t need no money, fortune, or fame. I’ve got all the riches baby one man can claim. Well I guess you’d say. What can make me feel this way. My girl, my girl, my girl’

14. When You Say Nothing – Ronan Keating

‘The smile on your face lets me know that you need me. There’s a truth in your eyes saying you’ll never leave me. The touch of your hand says you’ll catch me wherever I fall.’

15. Stay – Rihanna and Mikky Ekko

‘Not really sure how to feel about it. Something in the way you move. Makes me feel like I can’t live without you. It takes me all the way. I want you to stay.’

16. No One – Alicia Keys

‘I just want you close. Where you can stay forever. You can be sure, That it will only get better.’

17. I’ll Stand by You – Pretenders

‘When the night falls on you. You don’t know what to do. Nothing you confess. Could make me love you less’

18. Take My Breath Away – Berlin

‘Turning and returning to some secret place to hide. Watching in slow motion as you turn to me and say. My love, take my breath away.’

19. Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love for You – George Benson

‘Nothing’s gonna change my love for you. You oughta know by now how much I love you. One thing you can be sure of. I’ll never ask for more than your love.’

20. You’re Heaven – Bryan Adams

‘Yeah, nothin’ could change what you mean to me. Oh, there’s lots that I could say. But just hold me now. Cause our love will light the way.’

21. Adore You – Miley Cyrus

‘When you say you love me, Know I love you more. When you say you need me, Know I need you more. Boy I adore you, I adore you.’

22. You & I – One Direction

‘We can make it ’til the end. Nothing can come between you and I. Not even the Gods above, Can separate the two of us. No, nothing can come between you and I.’

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