Alternative Wedding Songs

Alternative Wedding Songs
Are you searching for wedding songs that have an upbeat rhythm instead of the traditional tones? This article will help you choose some unique numbers that will spice up your wedding.
Wedessence Staff
Slow love songs tend to bring tears of joy in the eyes of the guests present at weddings. However, if you do not want such mushy traditional songs to be played at your wedding ceremony, you can always try the alternative. These alternative songs have off-beat tunes that get the bride and groom, with those present in mood for some rock and roll. You can waltz into your wedding reception with some non-cheesy, groovy songs that will get everyone put on their dancing shoes.

Alternative Songs
  • Time of Your Life ~ Green Day's
  • Bring Me to Life ~ Evanescence
  • She Will Be Loved ~ Maroon 5
  • Reggae ~ Is This Love
  • Slide ~ Goo Goo Dolls
  • Crush ~ Dave Matthews
  • Lips like Sugar ~ Echo & the Bunnyman
  • Steady As She Goes ~ Raconteurs
  • Beautiful Day ~ U2
  • I will Follow You into the Dark ~ Death Cab for Cutie
Songs for First Dance
  • You Don't Know Me ~ Michael Buble
  • Seal ~ Love's Divine (Acoustic)
  • You And I Both ~ Jason Mraz
  • Head Over Feet ~ Alanis Morissette
  • You Were Meant For Me ~ Jewel
  • Angel ~ The Corrs
  • Any Day Now ~ Missy Higgins
  • One Million Times ~ Gerald Levert
  • Real Love ~ Toby Lightman
  • Mid November ~ Johnathan Rice
  • I'm The Man Who Loves You ~ Wilco
  • When You Say Nothing At All ~ Allison Krauss
  • Do You Realize ~ The Flaming Lips
  • Lovesong ~ The Cure
  • Feels Like Home ~ Chantal Kreviazuk
  • Blue Eyes ~ Cary Brothers
  • Better Together ~ Jack Johnson
Reception Songs
  • Change in My Life ~ The Persuasions
  • Come Away With Me ~ Norah Jones
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love ~ Queen
  • Dixie Chicken ~ Little Feat
  • Dixieland Delight ~ Alabama
  • Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic ~ The Police
  • Everything ~ Michael Buble
  • Fade Into You ~ Mazzy Star
  • Free Fallin ~ Tom Petty And the Heartbreakers
  • God Only Knows ~ The Beach Boys
  • Have a Little Faith in Me ~ John Hiatt
  • Here Comes My Baby ~ The Mavericks
  • Hold You in My Arms ~ Ray LaMontagne
  • I Got You Babe ~ UB40
  • I Melt With You ~ Jason Mraz
  • If Not for You ~ Glen Campbell
  • In Your Eyes ~ Matt Ketteman and Cameron Mizell
  • Into the Mystic ~ Van Morrison
  • In the Moment ~ Sister Hazel
  • I Walk the Line ~ Johnny Cash
  • Just Can't Get Enough ~ Depeche Mode
  • Just Like Heaven ~ The Cure
  • Lean on Me ~ Bill Withers
  • Loving You ~ Paolo Nutini
  • Making Memories of Us ~ Keith Urban
  • One Fine Day ~ Natalie Merchant
  • On the Sunny Side of the Street ~ Jane Hart
  • Our Finest Year ~ Better Than Ezra
  • Peaceful Easy Feeling ~ Eagles
  • Perfect Day ~ Duran Duran
  • Romeo and Juliet ~ Dire Straits
  • Don't You Think it's Time ~ Bob Evans
  • First Day of My Life ~ Bright Eyes
  • Gorecki ~ Lamb
  • Half light ~ Athlete
  • If Everything Fell Quiet ~ Reindeer Section
  • If You Find Yourself Caught in Love ~ Belle & Sebastian
  • It's Only Time ~ Magnetic Fields
  • Northern Sky ~ Nick Drake
  • Nothing Matters When We're Dancing ~ Magnetic Fields
  • Real Love ~ Regina Spektor (John Lennon Cover)
  • Sleepwalking ~ Modest Mouse
  • Such Great Heights ~ Iron and Wine
  • We Are in Love ~ Harry Connick Jr
  • Ain't No Mountain High Enough ~ Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
  • You Make Me Feel so Young ~ Frank Sinatra
  • I Only Have Eyes for You ~ Frank Sinatra and Count Basie
  • L~O~V~E ~ Nat King Cole
  • You Send Me ~ Sam Cooke
As you can see there are quite a many options that you can choose over the traditional and cheesy songs. Do not be worried thinking that the alternative songs would be appropriate for a wedding ceremony. The most important key when selecting the songs is the intrinsic value that you and your to-be share. The music and more importantly the lyrics should be able to convey the love and emotions that you share as a couple. I hope you find some encouraging numbers in this article to be played at your reception.