57 Post-Grunge Songs for Yesterday to Tomorrow

Incorporate great post-grunge wedding songs for rock music fans! Not only do I include songs perfect for the first dance but I also find songs for the processional, father-daughter dance songs and so much more.

post-grunge wedding songs

Post-grunge is a mix between alternative rock and hard rock that emerged in the mid-’90s.

The bands and musicians listed below may not be considered the stereotypical pop love songs that are known to be played at weddings. YES, we thought you would like that!

Popular Post-Grunge Wedding Hits

3 Doors Down – When I’m Gone

Released in 2002 on the album Away from the Sun

Lyrics To Inspire You:

You can hold me when I’m scared, you won’t always be there
So love me when I’m gone
Love me when I’m gone

3 Doors Down – Your Arms Feel Like Home

Released in 2008 on the album 3 Doors Down

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I don’t care if I lost everything that I have known
It don’t matter where I lay my head tonight, your arms feel like home, feel like home

Alanis Morissette – Head Over Feet

Released in 1996 on the album Jagged Little Pill

Lyrics To Inspire You:

You’ve already won me over in spite of me
And don’t be alarmed if I fall head over feet
And don’t be surprised if I love you for all that you are

Alter Bridge – Life Must Go On

Released in 2010 on the album AB III

Lyrics To Inspire You:

It feels like the end
Just pay no mind at all
Keep rolling
Rolling
Life must go on

Audioslave – Yesterday to Tomorrow

Released in 2005 on the album Out of Exile

Lyrics To Inspire You:

And unlike the times before
From yesterday comes tomorrow
When life comes alive the past moves aside
No regrets and no remorse

Better Than Ezra – Breathless

Released in 2005 on the album Before the Robots

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I’ll never judge you
I can only love you
Come now, running headlong into my arms
Breathless

Better Than Ezra – I Just Knew

Released in 2009 on the album Paper Empire

Lyrics To Inspire You:

There’s something I’ve been meaning to ask you
How about making it for real
Something changed but I just knew
And I just knew

Breaking Benjamin – Ashes of Eden

Released in 2016 on the album Dark Before Dawn

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Because there’s nothing left at all
Stay with me, don’t let me go
Until the ashes of Eden fall

Breaking Benjamin – Forever

Released in 2002 on the album Saturate

Lyrics To Inspire You:

In a fight, I could never fight you
Never mind, I will not forget you
Can I stay alive forever?

Bush – Comedown

Released in 1995 on the album Sixteen Stone

Lyrics To Inspire You:

So are you, be a creature
What do you say, do you do
When it all comes down?

Candlebox – Breathe Me In

Released in 2008 on the album Into the Sun

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I watch you listen, and I watch you share
You make me want more
And you make me scared
You’re so much more than I’d ever hoped

Candlebox – She Comes Over Me

Released in 2012 on the album Love Stories & Other Musings

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I will be taking time hey
Await her answering
And I got all I have
She come over me

Collective Soul – Adored

Released in 2007 on the album Afterword

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Count your lucky stars, count what you’ve been wishing for
Oh boy, oh boy
Count the life you lead, count how you are now adored

Collective Soul – Under Heaven’s Skies

(Also available in acoustic version)
Released in 2006 on the album Hom

Creed – With Arms Wide Open

(Also available in acoustic version)
Released in 2000 on the album Human Clay

Lyrics To Inspire You:

With arms wide open under the sunlight
Welcome to this place, I’ll show you everything
With arms wide open

Creed – Higher

Released in 1999 on the album Human Clay

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Can you take me higher?
To a place where blind men see
Can you take me higher?
To a place with golden streets

Creed – Lullaby

Released in 2001 on the album Weathered

Lyrics To Inspire You:

If there’s one thing I hope I showed you
If there’s one thing I hope I showed you
Hope I showed you
Just give love to all

Crossfade – Invincible

Released in 2006 on the album Falling Away

Lyrics To Inspire You:

This is all so new to me
Just when I think I’m invincible
You come and happen to me

Daughtry – Life After You

Released in 2009 on the album Leave This Town

Lyrics To Inspire You:

And I think that all that still matters is love ever after
After the life we’ve been through
‘Cause I know there’s no life after you

Daughtry – Start of Something Good

Released in 2012 on the album Break the Spell

Lyrics To Inspire You:

And hope to God that it don’t scare you away
Don’t wanna be misunderstood
But I’m starting to believe that this could be the start of something good

Eels – Fresh Feeling

Released in 2001 on the album Souljacker

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Love,
Orange sky above lighting your way
There’s nothing to fear

Evanescence – Good Enough

Released in 2007 on the album The Open Door

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Good enough
I feel good enough
It’s been such a long time coming
But I feel good

Foo Fighters – Everlong (Acoustic)

Released in 1997 on the album The Colour and the Shape

Lyrics To Inspire You:

If everything could ever feel this real forever
If anything could ever be this good again
The only thing I’ll ever ask of you
You’ve got to promise not to stop when I say when

Foo Fighters – Times Like These

Released in 2003 on the album One by One

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I am a little divided
Do I stay or run away
And leave it all behind?

Goo Goo Dolls – Come To Me

Released in 2013 on the album Magnetic

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I’ll love you more so don’t be scared
And when we’re old and near the end
We’ll go home and start again

Goo Goo Dolls – Iris

Released in 1998 on the album Dizzy Up the Girl

Lyrics To Inspire You:

And I don’t want the world to see me
‘Cause I don’t think that they’d understand
When everything’s made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am

Green Day – Last Night on Earth

Released in 2009 on the album 21st Century Breakdown

Lyrics To Inspire You:

So if you dare to second-guess
You can rest
Assured that all my love’s for you

Hinder – Someday

Released in 2003 on the album Far From Close

Lyrics To Inspire You:

She brings out the me inside
She’s so perfect in her own way
And I hope she will be all mine
Someday

Hinder – The Love I Live For

Lyrics To Inspire You:

because of you,
baby i cant sleep
stayin up all night til its 5 in the mornin
just to here you breathe

Hoobastank – Disappear

Released in 2005 on the album The Reason

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Do you know, that everytime you’re near
Everybody else seems far away
So can you come and make them disappear

Hoobastank – The Reason

Released in 2005 on the album The Reason

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I’ve found a reason for me
To change who I used to be
A reason to start over new
And the reason is you

Incubus – Echo

Released in 2001 on the album Morning View

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Your biggest fear will be the rescue of you
It’s strange how it turns out that way, yeah

Incubus – Monuments and Melodies

Released in 2009 on the album Monuments and Melodie

Lyrics To Inspire You:

You make me happy
You magnify my better half, yeah
You make me certain
Though all I have today is your photograph

Lifehouse – Everything

Released in 2010 on the album Smoke & Mirrors

Lyrics To Inspire You:

And how can I stand here with you
And not be moved by you?
Would you tell me how could it be
Any better than this?

Lifehouse – You And Me

Released in 2005 on the album Lifehouse

Lyrics To Inspire You:

‘Cause it’s you and me
And all of the people with nothing to do
Nothing to lose

Live – Dance With You

Released in 2008 on the album Live At The Paradiso – Amsterdam

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I wanna dance with you
I see a sky full of the stars that change our minds
And lead us back to a world we would not face

Matchbox Twenty – Overjoyed

Released in 2012 on the album North

Lyrics To Inspire You:

And maybe, maybe let me hold you baby
Let me come over I would tell you secrets nobody knows
I can not overstate it, I will be overjoyed

Muse – Falling Away With You

Released in 2003 on the album Absolution

Lyrics To Inspire You:

And I’ll feel my world crumbling down
Feel my life crumbling now
Feel my soul crumbling away
Falling away

Nickelback – Far Away

Released in 2006 on the album All the Right Reasons

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I love you
I loved you all along
And I miss you
Been far away for far too long

Nickelback – Never Gonna Be Alone

Released in 2009 on the album Dark Horse

Lyrics To Inspire You:

You’re never gonna be alone
From this moment on
If you ever feel like letting go
I won’t let you fall

No Doubt – Running

Released in 2003 on the album Rock Steady

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Sometimes it’s hard to keep on running
We work so hard to keep it going
Don’t make me want to give up

No Doubt – Simple Kind Of Life

Released in 2000 on the album Return of Saturn

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Like a sick domestic abuser
Looking for a fight
And all I wanted was the simple things
A simple kind of life

Puddle Of Mudd – We Don’t Have To Look Back Now

Released in 2008 on the album Famous

Lyrics To Inspire You:

From the dark into the light
We can leave it all behind
We can stand together, we don’t have to look back now

Seether feat. Amy Lee – Broken

Released in 2002 on the album Disclaimer

Lyrics To Inspire You:

‘Cause I’m broken when I’m open
And I don’t feel like I am strong enough

Shinedown – I’ll Follow You

Released in 2013 on the album Amaryllis

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I’ll follow you down to the eye of the storm
Don’t worry I’ll keep you warm
I’ll follow you down
While we are passing through space

Shinedown – Unity

Released in 2012 on the album Amaryllis

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I’ve been looking for you day and night
Shine a light in the dark
Let me see where you are
‘Cause I’m not gonna leave you behind

Silverchair – Luv Your Life

Released in 2002 on the album Diorama

Lyrics To Inspire You:

And I’ll pay for sanity but sanity don’t come cheap
You don’t know the truth and I love your life

Staind – All I Want

Released in 2008 on the album The Illusion of Progress

Lyrics To Inspire You:

You’re all I dream about
I can’t live without
All I want is you

Staind – Tangled Up In You

Released in 2008 on the album The Illusion of Progress

Lyrics To Inspire You:

And in this world
Where nothing else is true
Here I am
Still tangled up in you
I’m still tangled up in you

Stone Sour – Say You’ll Haunt Me

Released in 2010 on the album Audio Secrecy

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Say you’ll never die, you’ll always haunt me
I wanna know I belong to you
Say you’ll haunt me

Theory of a Deadman – All Or Nothing

Released in 2008 on the album Scars & Souvenirs

Lyrics To Inspire You:

It’s just us against the world
Looking at all or nothing
Babe it’s you and I
Looking at all or nothing

Theory Of A Deadman – Easy To Love You

(Also available in acoustic)
Released in 2011 on the album The Truth Is…

Lyrics To Inspire You:

The best part of being with you
To know you’re with me
It’s not so hard to say
It’s easy to love you

Thirty Seconds to Mars – 100 Suns

Released in 2009 on the album This Is War

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I believe in nothing
Not in peace and not in war
I believe in nothing
But the truth in who we are

Thirty Seconds To Mars – Kings and Queens

Released in 2009 on the album This Is War

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Into your eyes
Hopeless and taken
We stole our new lives
Through blood and name
In defense of our dreams

Three Days Grace – Lost In You

Released in 2011 on the album Life Starts Now

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Let me get close to you
Change your mind
I’ll get lost if you want me to
Somehow I found a way to get lost in you

Trapt – Only One In Color

(Also available in acoustic)
Released in 2008 on the album Only Through the Pain

Lyrics To Inspire You:

There is no one like you
Into mystery I slide
I want you to keep it all uncovered
You are the only one in color

Trapt – Ready When You Are

Released in 2008 on the album Only Through the Pain

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Calm down don’t take it too far
I know only time can heal your scars
I’m ready when you are when you are

So, there you have my list of post-grunge wedding songs. If you think we should add a song, please comment below so we can add it.

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