Looking for the perfect first dance song? Can’t seem to find a song that hasn’t already been used for every wedding that you’ve attended in the past couple of years? Well, look no further because we have the perfect playlist with a twist; amazing cover songs that would be ideal for your first dance. Dare to be different and make your first dance as husband and wife memorable and magical all at the same time.
Here is a list of our favourite covers that are just as good, if not better than the originals. In no particular order:
Lauren Hill – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Originally by Frankie Valli released in 1967, Lauren Hill adds a modern and trendy touch to Can’t Take My Eyes Off You. A great rendition for couples who love old school R‘n’B.
Beyoncé – At Last
A timeless classic by Etta James and loved by everyone was taken on by Beyoncé in 2010. Ideal for those couples looking for a feel good romantic number.
Odadiah Parker – Lets Stay Together
Through the years, Al Green’s classic number, Let’s Stay Together has been played at many receptions. Obadiah Parker’s acoustic cover is romantic yet still groovy. So grab your partner and feel the love on the dancefloor with this timeless classic.
Joss Stone – L-O-V-E
An upbeat number, Joss Stone’s version of Nat King Cole’s classic is ideal for couples looking for a no-fuss first dance song. Originally released in 1965.
Eva Cassidy – Songbirds
This song needs no introduction and neither does the talented Eva Cassidy who makes her version of Songbirds nothing but magical. A personal favourite of ours, originally sung by Fleetwood Mac.
Adele – Make You Feel My Love
Adele’s version of Make You Feel My Love is a stunning remake of Billy Joel’s original. The beauty of this rendition comes with Adele’s rich vocals that completely strips back the lyrics leaving you to only think about the meaning.
John Mayer – OX
XO may not be a classic but for those looking for something with a modern twist, John Mayer does a brilliant job of Beyoncé’s hit single. A perfect choice for your first dance as man and wife.
Corrine Bailey Rae – Is This Love
Released in 1978 this bob Marley song has been covered by many. Corrine Bailey Rae’s version is soulful and smooth making it the ideal song for a sentimental first dance. Who knew reggae could be so romantic?