9 First Dance Songs You Haven't Heard A Million Times
May 19, 2017
Finding the perfect first dance song is no easy task. It can feel nearly impossible to avoid the clichés you've heard again and again, but luckily we've got Boston Common Band here to share a few ideas you've probably never considered. Think of this as your personal guide to first dance songs—with a twist.
From Boston Common Band... Over the past year, we've seen the start of a new trend where brides and grooms have asked us to write a new arrangement of a fun pop song. For example, we'd play the song slowly for the first verse and chorus, then kick it up to a more upbeat version of the song to close it out.  It's an excellent way to get that traditional first dance feel and also get your guests excited to start dancing with a little surprise tempo change!

1. Shut Up & Dance
Walk the Moon


2. You Make My Dreams Come True
Hall & Oates


3. 500 Miles
The Proclaimers


4. Africa
Toto

5. Always Be My Baby
Mariah Carey


6. Teenage Dream
Katy Perry


7. I Believe In A Thing Called Love
The Darkness


8. Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell


9. Move On Up
Curtis Mayfield

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