Everyone tells you that your bridal dance must be a traditional song.
But if the two of you are rockers, we are here to assure you: There are plenty of first dance wedding rock songs that will satisfy your guests while you stay true to your musical roots.
Any of the songs from this group stand as solid romance classics. You and your guests will enjoy their lyrics and musicality.
* Without You by Mötley Crue.
Another beautiful song, resonantly deep, the lyrics saying, “With you in my life, you’re the reason I’m alive…”
The instrumentation on this song is complex and emotional. The words tell us, “When I look into your eyes…I always want you to be mine…”
* When I Look Into Your Eyes by Firehouse.
How about a Classic from the Black Album…
* Nothing Else Matters by Metallica
Or Something from the 80s…
* I’ve Been Waiting for a Girl Like You” by Foreigner.
This is another romantic song with beautiful lyrics from “It feels so right, so warm and true…” all the way to the plaintive—“I’ve been waiting, for a girl like you…”
* I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing by Aerosmith.
This is an upbeat crowd pleaser that’s slow enough for a traditional dance, insisting “I don’t want to close my eyes because I don’t wanna miss a thing” about your new life together.
This next batch of songs is great if you’re out there and rockin’, and you love the song even if the lyrics are a little—ahem!—colorful.
* Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover by Sophie B. Hawkins.
And then there’s this song, also very suggestive, but rhythmic and musical, with the words “You’re the only shoe that fits, I can’t imagine I’ll grow out of it…”
If you are looking at first dance wedding rock songs that will demonstrate your love yet give you some latitude with your dance style, any of these will do the trick:
* You’re My Best Friend by Queen.
Everyone loves Queen, and this song says, “My feelings are true, I really love you, you are my best friend.”
* Not rock at all, but worth a mention – Everything by Michael Bublé.
This is a very upbeat song, with Bublé proclaiming, “And I can’t believe that I’m your man…and you know that’s what our love can do…”
* Wild Thing by the Troggs.
This is a golden oldie, very non traditional for a wedding song, but why not? “Wild thing, you make everything groovy…” Fun, upbeat, and sure to rouse your guests into cheering you on and joining in the chorus.
Try listening to some of the Classics by Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix or Eric Clapton for more ideas – depends how heavy you wanna go.
Hopefully you’ll decide on something that plays true to your roots in rock while you turn it out for the first time together as man and wife.
All the best with your special day,