30 Cheeky First Dance Wedding Songs

Think the first dance is a a little bit cheesey? Chuckle your way through it -- check out our list of cheeky first dance options.
by The Knot

If you're not up for the much-hyped sentimental first dance, don't feel you have to adhere to tradition. Forgo the schmaltz by opting for a song that's slightly tongue-in-cheek, or select something so lovey-dovey or overdone that it's outrageous. Suddenly, all the pressure's gone. Here are 31 offbeat wedding songs for newlyweds who believe in healthy doses of wit, levity, and laughter.

1. "A Fine Romance" (Joe Derise)
2. "After The Loving" (Englebert Humperdinck)
3. "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" (Ashford & Simpson)
4. "An Old Fashioned Wedding" (from "Annie Get Your Gun")
5. "Ain't That A Kick In The Head" (Dean Martin)
6. "Because" (Dave Clark Five)
7. "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love" (The Spinners)
8. "Destination Moon" (Dinah Washington)
9. "Happy Together" (The Turtles)
10. "I Got You Babe" (Sonny & Cher)
11. "I Love You, Always Forever" (Donna Lewis)
12. "I Only Want To Be With You" (Vonda Shepard)
13. "I Say A Little Prayer" (Aretha Franklin)
14. "I Think I Love You" (The Partridge Family)
15. "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" (Burt Bacharach & Elvis Costello)
16. "I'm A Believer" (The Monkees)
17. "Islands In The Stream" (Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers)
18. "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off" (Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong)
19. "Love And Marriage" (Frank Sinatra)
20. "Love Is Strange" (Mickey & Sylvia)
21. "Loving You" (Minnie Riperton)
22. "Memories Are Made Of This" (Dean Martin)
23. "Never Knew Love Like This" (The Spinners & Dionne Warwick)
24. "Oh, What A Night" (The Four Seasons)
25. "Orange Colored Sky" (Nat King Cole)
26. "Orange Colored Sky" (Natalie Cole)
27. "She's An Angel" (They Might Be Giants)
28. "Sometimes When We Touch" (Dan Hill)
29. "With Plenty Of Money And You" (Count Basie & Tony Bennett)
30. "You're My First, My Last, My Everything" (Barry White)

New York City professional DJ Nicole Batchelor, who has spun for celebrity clients such as Steven Spielberg, Alec Baldwin, and President Clinton, helped us compile this list. To book her, contact [email protected]

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