Tired of hearing the same “Perfect” love songs by Ed Sheeran at every wedding? Unusual first dance songs are your ticket to a memorable night! Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life, and the first dance is a highlight that leaves a lasting impression. Choosing a song that represents your love story and reflects your unique personalities can make this magical moment even more special.

In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to 22 hidden gems that you have likely never considered in your first dance song selection. These lesser-known romantic slow songs, with a few upbeat options, will have guests talking for years!

I’ve also put all the songs in a Spotify playlist for easy listening. You can find further down the page.

In addition to our song suggestions, our custom love song creation process offers couples the chance to have a first dance song that is truly their own. By collaborating closely with you, we create a song that reflects your love story, resulting in an unforgettable wedding experience. More on this later.

Unusual first dance songs - couple dancing

Why Choose an Unusual First Dance Song?

While many couples opt for traditional first dance songs, others seek a unique tune that captures their individuality and sets their wedding apart. Choosing an unusual first dance song allows you to express your one-of-a-kind love story, create a memorable experience for your guests, and leave everyone talking about your special day for years to come.

So, without further ado, let’s dive into our list of 22 unique and unconventional pop and country first dance songs that will make your wedding unforgettable!

Choosing the Perfect Unusual First Dance Song for Your Wedding

With so many unique first dance songs to choose from, it’s essential to select the one that best represents your love story and resonates with you as a couple. Here are some tips for choosing the perfect unusual first dance song for your wedding:

In the end, the most important aspect of your first dance is the connection between you and your partner. By choosing an unusual first dance song that speaks to your love story and represents your unique bond, you’ll create a magical moment that will be cherished for a lifetime. So, embrace your individuality, let your love shine, and dance the night away to the soundtrack of your love!

So, without further ado, let’s dive into our list of 22 unique and unconventional pop and country first dance songs that will make your wedding unforgettable!

Personalised songs - couple dancing to their song

How Do I Make My First Dance Unique?

Fun fact, I pulled all of these love songs out of my own saved songs on Spotify! So to make it super easy for you to listen to them I’ve put them into a Spotify Playlist below.

Now that we’ve covered our top 22 unusual first dance song suggestions, let’s delve into some personal anecdotes and the heartwarming client story behind the custom love song we created for one couple’s first dance.

The Heartwarming Story of Scott & Charlotte: A Custom Love Song for a Magical First Dance

Unusual first dance songs - Scott and Charlotte

When the groom approached me to write a custom love song for his first dance with his bride, I knew we were about to embark on a special journey. He shared their love story, filled with ups and downs, triumphs, and challenges.

With this information, I set out to create a song that would not only be perfect for their first dance but would also become a cherished memory for years to come.

Over the course of several weeks, we collaborated closely, refining the lyrics and melody until it was the perfect representation of their love story.

When the big day arrived, the groom surprised his bride with their unique first dance song, bringing tears to her eyes and capturing the hearts of everyone in the room. The joy and love that radiated from the couple as they danced to their custom love song was a moment that no one would ever forget.

You can listen to their custom song below.

This is the moment he surprised her with their custom song!

Creating Your Own Custom Love Song: The 4-Step Process

Here’s how it works:

If you’re inspired by our client’s story and want to create your own custom love song for your first dance, our 4-step process makes it easy and enjoyable.

Personalised songs - first dance to their custom song

How Long Does the Process Take?

Creating a personalised song for your wedding can take anywhere from 30 to 60 days to complete. We recommend reaching out to us at least two months before your big day to ensure your custom love song is ready in time.

With so many moving parts involved – from writing and feedback to recording, production, mixing, and mastering – it’s important that we have ample time to perfect your one-of-a-kind song.

Personalised songs - writing the song in a studio

How Much Does a Personalized Song Cost?

Creating a custom love song involves various professionals, including a songwriter, producer, session musicians, and mixing engineer. While this process can typically cost between £5,000 and £10,000, our small team is able to cover all these roles, making our custom songs more affordable.

All songs start with a deposit of £300, and the remaining payments can be financed over several months according to your financial situation. Though our service may not be the cheapest option available, we believe that the value and quality of our custom songs make them a priceless addition to your special day.

Tom, our songwriter and producer, has worked with Grammy-winning producers and boasts millions of streams on his own music. His experience working in some of the UK’s best studios ensures that you’ll receive an incredibly high-quality song that will stand the test of time.

Personalised songs - Tom, our songwriter and producer, working in the studio.

A Unqiue Wedding Song That's Truely Your Own - Custom Love Song

While the songs listed above can add a unique touch to your wedding, consider taking it a step further by having a custom song written just for you. A song that tells your love story can create an incredibly personal and memorable experience for you and your guests. Custom love songs can be played during your wedding and enjoyed for years to come.

Working with experienced songwriters and producers, like Tom Shaw, can help you create a radio-quality custom love song for your wedding. With over 1 million streams on Spotify & YouTube, mentorship from a Grammy-winning producer, and experience working in famous studios like Rockfields (Queen, Oasis) and Real World Studios (Harry Styles, Beyonce), Tom can help turn your love story into a one-of-a-kind wedding song that you’ll cherish forever.

The 4-Step Custom Song Process

1. Love Story Discovery: We begin by getting to know you and your partner, learning about your relationship, memories, and experiences that have shaped your journey together.

2. Songwriting: Our talented songwriter, Tom Shaw, will use the details of your love story to create a beautiful and heartfelt song, capturing the essence of your relationship.

3. Production: Depending on your preferences, we’ll produce your custom song with either an acoustic arrangement or a full band production, ensuring the perfect sound to match your wedding day.

4. Final Delivery: Once your song has been written, produced, and polished, we’ll deliver the finished track to you, ready to be played at your wedding and cherished for a lifetime.

Personal wedding song - Tom, wearing headphones and smiling, working on a custom love song in a professional recording studio.

Showcasing Our Personalized Songs

We take great pride in the custom love songs we create for our clients. Here are a few examples of the beautiful, personalised songs we’ve crafted for other couples:

“Call You My Own”

This bride-to-be contacted us to help create a personalized song about her relationship that has been 23 years in the making! She will surprise her partner with this song at their wedding reception.

“Stand By You”

This beautiful song tells the story of two amazing woman who have both gone through some tough times and are now going to spend the rest of their lives together.

How Do You Get Started With Your Personalised Song?

I hope you realize by now, that a personalized song gift for your wedding is a truly unique and unforgettable way to celebrate your love story.

With our streamlined 4-step custom song creation process, you can have a one-of-a-kind love song that captures your journey, impresses your guests, and creates a lasting memory for you and your partner.

Don’t settle for a generic love song when you can have your very own personalised love song that tells your story like no other. Click the button below to book your Custom Song call so you can begin the process of creating a beautiful custom song for wedding day.