Relationships The Most Unique Songs To Use For A First Dance  

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List Rules Vote up which songs you think are the most unique to use for a first dance.

What are the most unique songs for first dance? This list includes great unique songs such as "Anyone But You," ”I was Made For You,” and “White Wedding.” Just because a song is being used for a first dance during a wedding doesn't mean that it can't be fun or offbeat. Newlyweds can take this moment to really let their personality shine through with their favorite song or by busting a move to a non-stereotypical wedding dance song. Some of these songs can even be used for a mother/son or father/daughter dance.
 

So many love songs have been overused and worn out for a first wedding dance, so this list is all about mixing it up. These love songs aren't the same old mish mosh you're used to listening to at a wedding, so take a look through and vote up all your favorite offbeat songs to use for a first dance. Know of a song that would be great for a first dance but isn't on the list? Feel free to add it. 

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The classic Beatles song done by a modern band.

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The Beach Boys - An incredibly sweet tune about a difficult yet fantastic relationship.

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Incredibly quirky and folksy love song off the "Juno" soundtrack

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A grunge love song of the '90s makes for an unusual choice.

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Randy Ferchuk added Eurythmics

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Soft and romantic but perhaps under used, this Norah Jones songs makes a good choice.

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A song with a sweet message, but The Cure has always been for those of an alternative vein, making this an unusual pick.

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A love song from Johnny Cash to June Carter for sure, but the songs roots in a trouble relationship and ominous tempo make it an unusual pick.

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Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan doesn't have the most romantic of voices but the sentiment of this song certainly is romantic.

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Let's Get It On is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Unique Songs To Use For A First Dance
Marvin Gaye - Another unusual pick with a sense of humor.

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The UB40 rendition of this song makes it an unusual pick for first dance

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Not doubt a romantic love song, but this solemn song makes this a more unusual pick.

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Van Morrison - This Van Morrison song has a bit of a sad tinge to it making it an unusual choice.

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This stark version of the song is a bit eerie but not for a bewitching and beguiled set of newlyweds.

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Another up tempo number makes the which makes this a bit of unusual choice.

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A song meant for feeling great and letting go, but not your typical wedding pick.

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A love song, but its saccharine, country vibe makes for an unusual pick.

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Nathalie Merchan'ts version is a super slowed down version of this wistful love song, all of which makes it an unusual pick.

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This unusual pick is a country tune about finding love on after traveling a lonely road.

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Billy Idol - This super charged '80s rock song might not be the most common choice, but its totally appropriate.

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The Police - Another incredibly fun love song, but not your traditional first dance song.

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Jack Johnson - Jack Johnson is generally a choice for the less traditional. His quirky and laid back style makes this love song an unusual pick.

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John Hiatt - A romntic love song, but perhaps its under-achieving essage makes it a more unsual pick.

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This love song is an unusual choice for its bluesy feel.

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Bill Withers - Usually a song played to denote friendships, this one makes for a bit of an unusual first dance choice.

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A fun and kitchy song but not a common choice for weddings.

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This offbeat Edward Sharpe love song involves gushing blood and a hopsital visit.

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Keith Urban - As an upbeat country song this is an unusual choice but it's a love song no less.

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Up temp and wildly entertaining this song is less traditional than most first dance choices.

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An underplayed romantic stark love song

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Anything as dramatic as Beyonce is definitely an unusual pick for a first dance.

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This reggae inspired version from Jason Mraz makes this love song a quirky and unusual pick.

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The Moldy Peaches - This oddball song from the Juno soundtrack makes another unsuual love song

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This upbeat quirky love song is romantic but an uncommon choice.

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The wedding might be a perfect day, but it's also duran duran so it makes for an unusual wedding pick.

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This quirky she and him pick makes a for an unsual pick

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Daft Punk - This electro-funk song is anything but common.

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A song that says the newlyweds have a sense of humor. This new wave classic is by no means a usual choice.

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This electro love song is a bit scary and an unusual pick.

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'90s love songs always make for an unusual pick at weddings.

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Another unusual country tune with a folky vibe, but a loving message.

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Mitch Connell added The Archies

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This gospel a capella tune may sound more like its about god, but it's message is someone new in your life has brought a change for the good. Its message also makes for a good first dance song.

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Queen - Of course a queen song makes for an unusual first dance song.

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A kitschy 80s song might not be your first pick but it defiitely sets the tone for a unique first dance.

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A country twist by The Mavericks on the fun-loving '60s classic makes this unusual pick.

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It's a song about star-crossed lovers, so yeah, it's an unusual pick.

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This offbeat love song makes for an unusual wedding pick.

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Little Feat - A good time song for sure but its southern twain and less traditional lyrics make it an unusual choice.

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This ben folds song is soft romantic yet sad making it an unusual pick.