10 Wedding Songs That Aren't Cheesy Or Predictable

ATTENTION: you'll find no Elvis or Aerosmith in this list

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We've all been there: your inside voice lets out a deep groan while you force yourself to keep a fixed smile, listening to yet another 'I don't want to miss a thing' first dance. 

Other regular offenders are Elvis 'Can't Help Falling in Love' and '(I've Had) The Time of My Life' by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes. 

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Weddings are conspicuously cheesy at the best of times, without adding a large helping of musical gorgonzola. 

So if you fancy yourself to be the cool kind of wedding-thrower, you might want to consider one of the options on this list instead.

Trust us, your guests will thank you. 

1. Talking Heads - 'This Must Be the Place'

With lyrics like: 'And you love me till my heart stops, Love me till I'm dead' this definitely sits within the realms of love-songdom, but it's cute and unconventional too. 

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2. The Black Keys - 'The Only One'

One for the Indie rockers out there, The Black Keys have written a modern love anthem, with refrains like this:

'You're the only one

You're the only one

I'm so wrapped up I'm in a daze

Hoping this is just a phase

But when all is said and done

I know you are still the one.'

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3. Salt'n'Pepa - 'Whatta Man'

Not keen on a slow dance and allergic to displays of soppy romance, this one is for the jokers and the fun-makers.

 

4. ESG - 'My Love For You'

A firm favourite with ELLE's Fashion Features Director Kenya Hunt. 

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5. Lynyrd Skynyrd - 'Simple Man'

Slightly sombre in tone, for sure, but this Lynyrd Skynyrd song is delightfully simple in its message:

'Take your time, don't live too fast

Troubles will come and they will pass

Go find a woman, and you'll find love'

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6. Penny & The Quarters - 'You And Me'

 

 

7. Depeche Mode - 'Enjoy The Silence'

Great for a retro vibe, plus this is a great sing-a-long song for those that long to belt something out without going full Justin Bieber medley.

' All I ever waaaaanted, all I ever neeeeeded, is here in mmyyyyyy aaaaarms...'

 

8. The Cure - 'Friday I'm In Love'

Yep, a little over-used, but it's cute and perfect for Friday nuptuals. 

 

9. Sam & Bill - 'For Your Love'

 

 

10. The Lumineers - 'Ho Hey'

This is probably going to turn into the cheesy wedding song of the 21st century, so get in there and use it quickly before it hits peak popularity!

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