When you talk about weddings, the first thing that comes to mind is a solemn, romantic and emotional day with love songs blasting in a serene venue. However, not every couple is a fan of the same old style and does not want to stick to tradition.
If you and your partner want to shake things up a bit and go for your favourite genre which is alternative rock, then you can use alternative rock music for your wedding instead of sticking to the usual modern pop-ballads or old-school songs. Although pop-ballads and old-school tunes are popular, if you aren’t a fan, it is okay to remove it. It is your big day, after all.
Songs that you select for your wedding should not only represent you and your partner, but it should also express your taste. Those who love alternative rock music may have a bit of a difficult time finding the right song for their wedding.
So the question is, how do you plan the perfect alternative rock songs for your wedding? Seek help from Evengo they can recommend useful tips for your wedding songs; they can even book a wedding band for you.
The simple solution is that you need to create a playlist. There are a lot of slower tunes in the alternative rock genre so that you can choose those instead of the usual ballads played at weddings. You may not even be a fan of slow dancing so you can your partner can do something different and rock it out during your first dance as a married couple. Here are some of the songs that you can add to your playlist.
Africa – Toto
Any alternative rock music fan knows this song. It is one of the most played songs on boats, cruise ships and road trips and has one of the best choruses in any song ever. You and your partner can enjoy your first dance with this decade-defining song from the 80s.
Lovesong – The Cure
A fan of goth? Then play Lovesong by The Cure. Listen to Robert Smith sing about a love song that is filled with melancholy. Might be a bit dark for a wedding but if that is your style, then you can give this song a shot in your playlist. Although it is more on the moody side, the song is brilliant and criminally underrated. Go for goth if you wish.
Nine Million Bicycles – Katie Melua
Katie Melua has got us thinking about how many bicycles there are in Beijing. Although there is no bicycle-based evidence presented to support Melua’s claim, the public will still believe her because of her amazing songwriting skills. “Nine Million Bicycles” is one of the most romantic songs ever, making it the perfect first dance for a newly wedded couple.
Last Night On Earth – Green Day
If you are a fan of alternative rock, there is a massive chance that you are a fan of Green Day. The band’s song “Last Night on Earth” is one of the rawest love songs ever written and every word of the song will pull your heartstrings.
One song of theirs that is very popular in weddings is “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)” and has been used as the song for the first dance, but “Last Night On Earth” is even more perfect and is a unique choice for a couple’s first dance.
The Reason – Hoobastank
During the early 2000s when the alternative rock music was at its peak, Hoobastank’s “The Reason” could be heard in almost every radio station. Although their band name isn’t impressive, the group still managed to write this classic rock ballad in 2003. You will feel nostalgic once this song is blasted for your wedding, and it fits for your first dance.
Scrapbook – The Rocket Summer
The lead vocalist of The Rocket Summer, Bryce Avary, has a very incredible and distinctive voice and hearing him sing will melt you. The song “Scrapbook” is a rock ballad with a piano background that blends perfectly with Avary’s voice. This song is romantic and unique and playing this at your wedding will leave your guests in awe.
I Will Follow You into the Dark – Death Cab for Cutie
In 1997, the band Death Cab for Cutie was formed and lead by Ben Gibbard. The band played in Washington and other states. Their fifth album was released in 2005 titled Plans, and one of their singles was “I Will Follow You into the Dark”, and it became a massive hit, it was even nominated for a Grammy. This masterpiece is perfect for weddings too.
Everlong – Foo Fighters
If you are a fan of the comedy show “Friends” you might remember that Monica and Chandler chose “Everlong” by Foo Fighters for their scene at the church.
The origin of the song is darker than you imagined. It is about David Grohl’s separation from his wife. However, he soon became romantically involved with Louise Post from Veruca Salt, and that was when the song took a better and lighter turn. Louise recorded the background vocals while on a call from Chicago.
Because of the amazing lyrics and vocals, you and your partner can channel Monica and Chandler by playing this song for your first dance as a couple.