DJs compile top ten first dance songs with a difference

A DJ team dubbed “London’s coolest” have been canvassed for their opinion on the top ten songs for a first dance that are somewhat different from the norm, sofeminine.co.uk reports.

Countless surveys – such as that noted recently by thedailybeast.com – put the likes of ‘Marry You’ by Bruno Mars and ‘November Rain’ by Guns n’ Roses as some of the most clichéd, saccharine or simply over-the-top tracks with which a couple can enjoy their first dance as bride and groom.

DJ’s The Wedding Smashers, however, have railed against this behaviour. In doing so, they’ve created a top ten of their own that details some more alternative tracks for those taking to the dancefloor of their wedding reception venue who don’t want something quite so over-done.

Top of the list was Florence Welch’s cover of the Nina Simone classic ‘My Baby Just Cares For Me’, which she recorded with Jools Holland. Other more modern tracks included 2011 hit ‘Video Games’ by Lana Del Rey (which placed fourth) and ‘A Real Hero’ by French electro act College.

The Wedding Smashers also included a number of older classics in their repertoire, including Queen’s ‘You’re My Best Friend’ (ninth), ‘Heroes’ by David Bowie (sixth), X Factor mainstay ‘At Last’ by Etta James (fifth) and Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Everywhere’ (second).