Even if you can't have your favorite celebrity's wedding dress, venue, or any other crazy over-the-top detail they had (we're looking at you, Kimye and George and Amal Clooney), you can certainly have their first-dance song! Though superstar couples seem to be unattainably cool and glamorous, some have had downright traditional tunes play during their weddings. For your listening and inspiration pleasure, we curated a playlist of some of the best choices, from classic to downright unexpected.
But first, Kimye. Love them or hate them, they had a truly inspired idea for their moment in the dance floor spotlight: They made a mashup of Otis Redding's "These Arms of Mine" and "Tenderness" with Etta James' "At Last." As for George and Amal, they went with a good, old-fashioned standard—Cole Porter's "Why Shouldn't I?".
Lest you think Kimye were the only ones to take a spin as James' song played, you're mistaken. Known to be one of the most popular first-dance songs in existence, it was also played during Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman's wedding, as well as Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed's nuptials.
Some other, less common choices include Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman's pick, Band of Horses' "No One's Gonna Love You," Kate Middleton and Prince William's pick of Ellie Goulding's cover of "Your Song," and Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan's idea to dance to Green Day's "Last Night on Earth." And in one of the most delightful selections of all, Paul McCartney and wife Nancy Shevell swayed to one of his non-Beatles songs, "My Valentine." How adorable!
As you hit play and listen to the playlist, below, refer to the list of songs arranged by couple. We know you'll love imagining your favorite celebrities dancing to them. Enjoy!
Lauren Conrad and William Tell: "You're My Best Friend" by Once
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel: "A Song for You" by Donny Hathaway
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth: "Make You Feel My Love" by Bob Dylan
Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo: "A Kiss to Build a Dream On" by Steve Tyrell
Kate Moss and Jamie Hince: "If There Is Something" by Roxy Music
President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama: "You and I" by Stevie Wonder
Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher: "Love Never Fails" by Brandon Heath
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi: "Ribbon in the Sky" by Stevie Wonder
David and Victoria Beckham: "It Had To Be You" by The Starlight Orchestra
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan: "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Christina Hendricks and Geoffrey Arend: "Origin of Love" from Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Fergie and Josh Duhamel: "Sweethearts Together" by The Rolling Stones
Joel Madden and Nicole Richie: "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert: "No Doubt About It" by Neal McCoy