I have a pretty varied music taste, I’m quite happy to listen to whatever my mood takes me at the time. I love a little pop music now and then and I love to throw some shapes on the dance floor, so much so I once accidentally punched a guy in the face with the moves I was making and he didn’t even seem to care as I was having such a great time!
However, there’s always one genre of music I can’t help but turn on and that’s rock! So for my fellow rockers out there that want something a little less soppy for their first dance, here’s 10 of my favourite rock wedding songs for your big day…
1. Aerosmith – I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
Well you have to start with Aerosmith for any rock wedding song list. I grew up listening to these guys after finding them on MTV at my mate’s house and I still love to listen to them now. You can’t really go wrong with a bit of 90s Aerosmith Rock.
2. American Authors – Best Day Of My Life
Another American rock band that’s pretty popular on the dance floor at weddings. It’s got some pretty catchy “ooohs” in it which you’ll probably find yourself singing later!
3. Billy Idol – White Wedding
Ok! So Billy Idol is supposed to be singing about a girl who is marrying someone else in this one but still it’s about a white wedding :p
4. Bon Jovi – Always
Another 90s classic with some big hair blowing around. This one is a little slower for those not really into dancing and who fancy just holding each other and moving round in circles on the dance floor.
5. The Darkness – I Believe In A Thing Called Love
Well if you want an 80s rock vibe but something a little more up-to-date, then why not go with The Darkness for one of your rock wedding songs? I Believe In A Thing Called Love is one of their classics but you might not be able to keep up with the pace on the dance floor with this one.
6. Foo Fighters – Everlong (Acoustic)
My favourite band of all time, by miles. They are simply awesome, so who wouldn’t want to have Everlong as their first dance? F@%k it why not just rock out to them all night long? There’s a slower acoustic version too so take listen to see which you would prefer.
7. The Kinks – You Really Got Me
If you’re a little older than me you might want go down the classic rock wedding song route. So why not pull out The Kinks with You Really Got me? Great to dance to and you’ll keep the older generation entertained too. This isn’t actually a video of them, just their song playing via YouTube.
8. Metallica – Nothing Else Matters
If you’ve got a dance routine or you simply want to dance on that dance floor with everyone watching for six and a half minutes, Metallica’s Nothing Else Matters is a great choice for your rock wedding song. You may want everyone to join in after a minute or so on this one.
9. Nickelback – Never Gonna Be Alone
Yeah I know it’s Nickleback. Personally I like some of their stuff, so if you like them go for it. This one in particular is pretty good for a first dance, but maybe don’t watch the video as it might not what you think it’s about, it’s actually quite sad :'(
10. Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
No list of rock wedding songs can be complete without at least one song from Queen! So this is my final entry, this song will appeal to the older generation and the younger generation alike.
So there you have it, my definitive rock wedding song list for the rockers at heart to have for your first dance.
If you like this list maybe we’re perfect for each other and I could be part of your awesome day. If so get in contact and maybe we can rock out together on the dance floor on you special day!