A handy playlist for original, quirky and alternative first dance song ideas!

So you're planning a kick ass wedding, you've got a whole host of awesome suppliers, you've decided to throw the rule book out the window and do what you want, aaaaaand then you get to the part where you have to:
A) Decide if you're actually going to have a first dance (let me be super clear here, it's TOTALLY fine if you don't want to!) 
B) Decide what song to have (now, if you Googled and somehow found your way here then you know there's shit loads of playlists or articles and blog post that suggest some "super beautiful/lovely/romantic/'insert some other word here' but you've looked through and they are all SUPER cheesy and/or cringey. Ed Sheeran was probably featured 200 times in the list, and no disrespect to Ed but having Thinking Out Loud or Perfect is really not that original...

SO, anyway, chances are you ended up here 'cos you're trying to think a little outside the box, you may want something that not many people have heard of, reassurance it's okay to have a song that may be a little unconventional, or you simply have no bloody clue where to begin and want to pick a random number on a list and go for that one (hint pick number, it's a tune!)

So here's my top "insert however many songs I actually include because no doubt I'll keep adding to this" ideas for alternative first dance songs! 

AND because i'm totally helpful I've added as many as I could/that were available to a Spotify so be sure to scroll right down for the link to that! 

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1.Walk The Moon - Shut Up and Dance With Me

2.Arctic Monkeys - Baby I’m Yours

3.The Macabees - About Your Dress

4.Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict A Riot

5.Richard O’Brien - The Time Warp

6.David Bowie - Let’s Dance

7. The Cure - Just Like Heaven

8.Iron & Wine - Flightless Bird, American Mouth

9. Bright Eyes - First Day Of My Life

10. Death Cab For Cutie - I Will Follow You Into The Dark

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11. The Macabees - Toothpaste Kisses

12. John Lennon - Stand By Me

13. Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls

14. Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up

15. Nick Helm -Let’s Get Married

16. Metallica - Nothing Else Matters

17. Arctic Monkeys - Mardy Bum

18. Hellogoodbye - Oh, It Is Love

19. The Black Keys - You’re The One

20. Bloc Party - This Modern Love

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21. Vance Joy - Riptide

22. The Mouldy Peaches - Anyone Else but You

23. The Wannadies - You & Me

24. Paramore - Still Into You

25. Kodaline - The One

26. Mystery Jets - Young Love

27. Band Of Horses - Noones Gonna Love You

28. Paul Weller - You Do Something To Me

29. The Smiths - There is a Light That Never Goes Out

30. Bombay Bicycle Club - Eyes Off You

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31. A Day To Remember You - You Had Me At Hello

32. Paolo Nutini - Loving You

33. Madness - It Must Be Love

34. Black Keys - I’ll Be Your Man

35. A Day To Remember - If It Means A Lot to You