Published on August 12th, 2018 | by Alan Cross3
Time to crowdsource wedding songs again. Any suggestions for this couple?
This email arrived over the weekend from Drew. He poses a timeless question.
I’m working in planning my own wedding, and my future wife, Heather, and I want to find a first dance song that is something we might normally listen to – so not that John Legend song everyone uses. For us, this means an acoustic alt-rock song.
Any thoughts on great alt-rock songs for weddings? Could even just be an acoustic version of an otherwise heavy song.
We’ve done some digging and shortlisted the following songs so far:
- Home/dirty paws – Gardiner Sisters
- Shut up and dance – Anchor + Bell (walk the moon acoustic cover)
- Rather Be – Jasmine Thompson (clean bandit acoustic cover)
- My heart’s always yours (acoustic) – Arkells
Thanks in advance!
Drew and Heather
This is always a tough one. They might want to take a page from Trent Reznor whose first dance his wife Mariqueen was something from the instrumental group Explosions in the Sky. I’m not 100% sure on the song, but I know it was something from them.
If they want to go retro, there’s always Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s “The Power of Love”…
…or Depeche Mode’s “Somebody.”
What else can we recommend to Drew and Heather?