10 Unique Wedding Songs

By Kim •  Updated: 01/28/21 •  6 min read

Choosing wedding songs is a difficult task and not one that should be taken lightly. In fact, what makes it harder is that a lot of songs are popular for weddings. It can be difficult to choose unique tunes that nobody would have thought about before.

But do not worry, we are here to help. We have done some research and found 10 unique wedding song you can think about for your special day. People will not expect them and this can make your special day extra memorable and fun. So, let’s take a look at the songs we have selected.

Sweet Thing by Van Morrison

The first song on our list is on that you may not have heard of before. This is a good thing and it means you can enjoy a new tune at your wedding too. The reason we have included ‘Sweet Thing’ on our list is because it is a romantic and beautiful song that is romantic. A lot of people love the guitar and band sound. It was released by Van Morrison back in 1968 and it is sure to be a hit with your guests.


Sweet Disposition by Temper Trap

‘Sweet Disposition’ is a very popular song by Temper Trap. But the good thing is, not a lot of people associate it with a wedding. This can make it a great addition to your playlist. Everyone will know and want to join in the dancing and it can be a surprise. It has an infectious beat that means nobody will be able to resist joining in.

California Stars by Billy Bragg and Wilco

Next on our list is California Stars by Billy Bragg and Wilco. Again, this is probably not a song that you have heard much about. But it is still a fantastic addition to the wedding playlist. It is a tune that you cannot help but sway and move your head to, with a relaxing sound, as well as one that is going to make you smile. It has catchy lyrics that are going to make everyone sign along even if they have not heard of the song before. So, give this song by Billy Bragg and Wilco a listen before your special day.

Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton

Are you a big fan of country music? Then you are going to love this next suggestion for your wedding playlist. We like the song called ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ by Chris Stapleton. This has a great beat that you cannot help but sway to and we think it would make a great first dance choice. A lot of people know this song but may not expect it at a wedding. Therefore, if you are looking for a unique song to dance to with your special partner, ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ by Chris Stapleton might be it.


Ends of the Earth by Lord Huron

Do you like folk music? Perhaps it is time to consider adding this genre to your wedding playlist. The great thing about folk songs is that they are easy to listen to, as well as being unique for your special day. In particular, we recommend ‘Ends of the Earth’ by Lord Huron. This is a great song with a dreamy sound. It can be relaxing and soft song for a first dance and you can enjoy the moment with your partner. What’s more, the lyrics are all about love, making it perfect for a wedding.

Stand by Me by Florence + The Machine

Having unique wedding songs is a great idea if you want your special day to be memorable for everyone. But if you are struggling for ideas, do not worry. We have some great selections still to go! For example, we love ‘Stand by Me’ by Florence + The Machine. This song was actually featured in Final Fantasy XV. But it is going to make a great addition to your wedding playlist. We love how relaxing this song is and the beautiful female voice. Of course, most people know the original song, so this is a nice twist that will work for a wedding.

Teenage Dream by Katy Perry

If you want to keep it upbeat for your wedding, we have an amazing suggestion for your special day. We are talking about Teenage Dream by Katy Perry. This is a fun song all about love and it can bring some fun to your wedding. You can play it during the evening celebrations and everyone will be dancing and having a great time. A lot of younger adults and children are going to recognize this song but they may not be expecting it to be played. This is sure to bring some smiles to their faces.


The Only Exception by Paramore

Are you a fan of Paramore? This is a band that you would think would play at a wedding. However, we love the song called ‘The Only Exception’. This is based on love and has a slow melody, which makes it great for a wedding playlist. Some of your guests may not have heard of this song before and you can share your favorite bad at the same time.

One Woman by Randy Rogers Band

Next on our list is ‘One Woman’ by Randy Rogers Band. This is a calming country song that is going to be a hit on your wedding day. It is all about love and has a beautiful song. We like that it is easy to listen to and all about how you only need one woman in your life to be happy. The bride will be very happy with this choice for the playlist!


If I Ain’t Got You by Alicia Keys

Would you like to bring some R&B to your wedding day? We have a fantastic song you can choose for this occasion. We are talking about ‘If I Ain’t Got You’ by Alicia Keys. This is a beautiful song that concentrates on what is important in life. In other words, love. This makes it a fantastic song to choose for your wedding day.

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Right off we have to say that Kim loves weddings! Kim is a writer and editor who focuses on various aspects of how to make your wedding both unique and special. She loves dogs and is the pet parent of a Miniature Schnauzer named Finley. Together, Kim and her dog enjoy hiking across the countryside of the Sangre de Cristo range in New Mexico. She especially loves the area around Red River, which is referred to as the Enchanted Circle. When she’s home, Kim is excited to try redecorating her home, binge watching Netflix (Romcoms, of course), baking, and spending time with friends.

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