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Alternative Rock First Dance Song

We want to use an alternative rock first dance song.. nothing traditional, nothing corny. Don't want any Indie music.. nothing too far out there, something by a band or musician that everybody would know, but not expect to hear.

My fiance is a huge Pearl Jam fan - but we want to avoid using Pearl Jam because there will be alot of it played during the reception - but we'd like something possibly along the lines of Pearl Jam.

The words of the song are important to us - don't want it to just be a nice sounding song, the words need to have meaning and be appropriate for a bride and groom dancing!

I recently found "All I Want" by Staind and really like that one.. but I'm still looking for other ideas and suggestions.

Thanks in advance!
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    edited December 2011
    what about "thank you" by led zeppelin?
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    edited December 2011
    oh!  another FAVORITE of mine is "Nonfiction" by the black crowes
    looooooooooooove the crowes.
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    edited December 2011
    We're dancing to Wonderwall by Oasis.
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    tpender13tpender13 member
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    edited December 2011
    Oooh, oooh, oooh, "Finally Forever" by Chris Cornell! If your FI loves Pearl Jam (like mine) he probably likes Chris Cornell, too. Not everyone knows this song, but I think it's awesome!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekxQHI1cJtA&p=505B47FDF645A689&playnext=1&index=35
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    edited December 2011
    thanks for the suggestions.. don't really like any of these.. but please, keep 'em coming!
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    edited December 2011
    Our first dance will be to "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" by the Smiths.  FI has always wanted that as the first dance, and I love the song, so I'm totally okay with it :)
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    edited December 2011
    Here's a list from TK:

    1. "All Of My Love" (Led Zeppelin)
    2. "Angie" (The Rolling Stones)
    3. "Beth" (Kiss)
    4. "Feels So Right" (Alabama)
    5. "Head Over Feet" (Alanis Morissette)
    6. "Hold My Hand" (Hootie & The Blowfish)
    7. "Honestly" (Stryper)
    8. "How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You" (James Taylor)
    9. "I Am Yours" (Derek & The Dominoes)
    10. "I Don't Want to Live Without You" (Foreigner)
    11. "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" (Aerosmith)
    12. "I Only Want To Be With You" (Hootie & The Blowfish)
    13. "Love Of A Lifetime" (Firehouse)
    14. "Love Song" (Tesla)
    15. "Love Will Keep Us Alive" (The Eagles)
    16. "Maybe I'm Amazed" (Paul McCartney & Wings)
    17. "May This Be Love" (Jimi Hendrix)
    18. "Open Arms" (Journey)
    19. "Release" (Pearl Jam)
    20. "Samba Pa Ti" (Santana)
    21. "Search Is Over" (Survivor)
    22. "Solid As A Rock" (Ashford & Simpson)
    23. "Something To Talk About" (Bonnie Raitt)
    24. "Sweet Melissa" (Allman Brothers Band)
    25. "Thank You" (Led Zeppelin)
    26. "Time After Time" (Cyndi Lauper)
    27. "Time In A Bottle" (Jim Croce)
    28. "True Companion" (Marc Cohn)
    29. "We Belong" (Pat Benatar)
    30. "When You Love A Woman" (Journey)
    31. "Wild Horses" (The Rolling Stones)
    32. "You Got To Let Love Rule" (Lenny Kravitz)
    33. "You're My Best Friend" (Queen)
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    edited December 2011
    also...maybe be a little bit more specific when you say "Alternative Rock"
    do you mean like Daughtry?  or ..do you mean more like 90's/Seattle/Grunge bands?  b/c Pearl Jam could be considered classic rock as well. 

    i personally think you're better off w/ a classic song rather than a Daughtry or a Stained song....but thats just me!
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    dianarjanedianarjane member
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    edited December 2011
    I knot it's classic rock but I absolutly love Into the Mystic by Van Morrison
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    edited December 2011
    Well we like Breaking Benjamin, Staind.. along those lines.. just mentioned Pearl Jam because that is his all time fave..
    I'm definitely leaning towards something along those lines, more than Classic Rock, if that makes sense..
    like, all those songs in that list of 33, seem to "classic"...I'd prefer something more current..but not obscure. something people would recognize, but nothing that is overplayed (like Daughtry is SO overplayed)...
    at least I have a year to find the perfect song!
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    tbearsangeltbearsangel member
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    edited December 2011
    we are dancing to "all or nothing" by Theory of a Deadman
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    edited December 2011
    More than Words by Extreme

    Swing Life Away by Rise Against

    Love Song by 311 (I know its a cover but 311's version is a bit slower and easier to dance to then The Cure's version)

    If You Can Only See by Tonic

    And I can't think of anything else
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    JadziaDaxJadziaDax member
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    edited December 2011
    I will always list Metallica-Nothing else matters as the best rock wedding song.
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_first-dance_alternative-rock-first-dance-song?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:29Discussion:2589a816-5e3d-4a6d-bae9-4f6b7532feb5Post:e1f570b7-62ce-4f22-98a7-96db9fba2506">Re: Alternative Rock First Dance Song</a>:
    [QUOTE]we are dancing to "all or nothing" by Theory of a Deadman
    Posted by tbearsangel[/QUOTE]
    GAH! I wanted this song but FI is on the fence with it. I suggested it because it was the first concert we went to together..
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    edited December 2011
    I really like Love Song by 311, but FI isn't 100% into it.
    I also love  Tonic! I totally forgot about that song!! hmmmmmm

    Thanks!!
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    edited December 2011
    lol, its a nice sounding song though
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    edited December 2011
    It's an oldie, but how about "Here Comes Your Man" by the Pixies?
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    edited December 2011
    Fiance would definitely never go for the Pixies lol but thanks
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_first-dance_alternative-rock-first-dance-song?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:29Discussion:2589a816-5e3d-4a6d-bae9-4f6b7532feb5Post:82b97baa-83b0-415d-a1ad-e90c2b484641">Re: Alternative Rock First Dance Song</a>:
    [QUOTE]I will always list Metallica-Nothing else matters as the best rock wedding song.
    Posted by JadziaDax[/QUOTE]

    My sister actually did that for her first dance.   Not sure why though, her and her husband are more of the country types, but I  liked it
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    eguerra23eguerra23 member
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    edited December 2011
    i love 90s alternative! here are some i thought of...

    bush - glycerine
    bush - inflatable (wasn't on the radio but it's got good lyrics and is wedding-ish related with the lyric "you're so pretty in white")
    ben folds - the luckiest
    counting crows - colorblind (i love the piano, the lyrics are weird/abstract though)
    dave matthews - crash into me
    dave matthews - crush
    foo fighters - everlong
    smashing pumpkins - tonight, tonight
    stone temple pilots - still remains
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    APW2010APW2010 member
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    edited December 2011
    We danced to Hard to Concentrate by the Red Hot Chili Peppers for our first dance.

    Anthony Kleidis wrote this as a proposal for Flea to his girlfriend, so you will find the lyrics very appropriate.
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    topcatiomtopcatiom member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_first-dance_alternative-rock-first-dance-song?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:29Discussion:2589a816-5e3d-4a6d-bae9-4f6b7532feb5Post:e2ec02fa-5f8d-4d62-a2f0-f6ad65f2b055">Re: Alternative Rock First Dance Song</a>:
    [QUOTE]We're dancing to Wonderwall by Oasis.
    Posted by jvburrell[/QUOTE]
     
    oooooo one of my favorites, i'm having this as the last song of the night so everyone can sing along, i love Oasis


    edit: doh, meant to add a suggestion! Good Riddance (time of your life) by Greenday? Out first song is Dancing in the Moonlight by Toploader
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