20 Classic Rock Songs For Your First Wedding Dance

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For rockers at heart, it is relevant that the most important moment of their life is accompanied by the greatest rock songs. If you can’t imagine your ceremony with the classic wedding march, there are options to make your way down the aisle alternative and different.

I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing – Aerosmith

Even the most fan of Aerosmith has it a little, or very, crossed by how much it sounded at the time and because it is too sugary. Of course, a good dose of sugar and unapologetic caramel always takes place at a wedding.

Always – Bon Jovi

With Bon Jovi’s “Always” it happens a bit like with the previous Aerosmith song which is a rush of sugar and romantic love. Of course, it is better not to pay much attention to the letter except in specific moments.

All I Want Is You – U2

The truth is that the “All I Want is You” with which U2 closed their album Rattle and Hum is perfect to sound at a wedding. One of the best rock ballads of the Irish band and that everyone will surely like in celebration.

Wicked Game – Chris Isaak

Okay, Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game” lyrics may seem even less appropriate than “Always” to play at your wedding. A song that ends with a sharp “Nobody loves no one” doesn’t seem to have a place in a celebration of love, but the song is gorgeous and its atmosphere is so special that it will look great.

All You Need Is Love – The Beatles

Because in the end in a wedding what counts is love and to always remember it there is nothing better than this Beatles classic. All you need is love!

Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley

Another undeniable classic. Another great song that seems to be created to sneak into all rock music lovers’ weddings. King Elvis Presley sings better than anyone that you can’t resist falling in love.


Harvest Moon – Neil Young

Uncle Neil Young when he gets romantic is also a titan. “Harvest Moon” is not only a beautiful song full of love, but it is also ideal to dance together and at your wedding, even more.

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da – The Beatles

This song was written by the Beatles when reggae was starting to be popular in Britain. The phrase “ob la di ob la da, life goes on, bra” was an everyday expression of the Nigerian conga player Jimmy Scott, McCartney’s friend. A perfect first wedding dance as you celebrate the most important day of your life.

You Send Me – Aretha Franklin

Put a spin on your old school song with Aretha Franklin’s cover of Sam Cooke’s “You Send Me”. The sweet voice of Aretha makes this song the awesome choice for your first dance as a married couple.

You Make My Dreams – Hall & Oates

If you’re an 80s kid, you’ll want to add this to your list of possible wedding banquet songs ASAP. “You Make My Dreams” is a joyous crowd favorite that is a perfect dance number to your wedding ceremony.

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

Listening to Eric Clapton play the guitar is hypnotic and his romantic songs are totally timeless. “Somehow our time and place stop / Love lives within our hearts and always will.”

God Only Knows – The Beach Boys

We can’t help but smile every time we hear the Beach Boys bang. “God Only Knows” is a true classic that would be perfect for your recessional, but would also be super sweet as a first dance song.


Happy Together – The Turtles

This one is self-explanatory: “Happy Together” is about spending the rest of your life with the one who makes you happy! The chorus is so uplifting.

(What A) Wonderful World – Sam Cooke

This song is for anyone who loves old men of gold. The King of the Soul sums it up best: “But I do know that I love you / And I know that if you love me too / What a wonderful world this would be.”

Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves

When it comes to feel-good songs, “Walking On Sunshine” is unmatched. Everyone knows the lyrics and your guests won’t be able to resist getting up and dance with you. Crank up the volume to get the party started!

Love Will Keep Us Together – Captain & Tennille

This kitschy ’70s song is one of the best dance songs if you want something out of the ordinary and playful. It can even lead to an impromptu sing-along for your guests!

Can’t Live Without You – Scorpions

We changed direction and headed to Germany where this group was born in 1965. With their album Love at first sting, they managed to conquer the North American audience in 1984. How about adding this song to your wedding list as well?

Wild Horses – The Rolling Stones

The story goes that it was a song for Keith Richards’ newborn son, saddened to have to leave him to go on tour. Mick Jagger rewrote the lyrics about his near-disintegrated relationship with Marianne Faithfull, making this song a perfect song for your first dance.

Love Of My Life – Queen

This song was written by Freddie Mercury on piano and guitar, about Mary Austin, with whom he had a long relationship in the early seventies. One of the sweetest songs you can dedicate to a girl of your dreams.

Friday I’m In Love – The Cure

Something strange for The Cure who became known with dark songs in the eighties. Your wedding day might not be on a Friday, but this is a song that screams love and above all, it is a happy song perfect for the first dance.