30 Rock First Dance Songs For Head Bangers

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When thinking of rock music, many think of guitar riffs, drum solos, lead singers screaming high notes, and fans banging their heads. No, we are not talking pop-rock boy bands here. We left them off the list.

Many rock musicians slowed down their tempo to get great melodic songs perfect for weddings. Yes, these are the rock musicians who successfully created rock first dance songs. Whether this is on purpose or on accident won’t be exposed here.

rock first dance songs

There are many different styles of rock music. Rock music incorporates indie rock, hard, rock, heavy metal. classic rock, alternative rock pop-rock, and more.

Out of all of the many different styles of rock, we tried to select rock songs when heard could be distinguished as actual ROCK songs.

Rock First Dance Songs

I’ve Made Up My Mind to Give Myself to You – Bob Dylan
2020, Rough and Rowdy Ways

I don’t think that anyone ever has ever knew
I’ve made up my mind to give myself to you

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Best Part of Me – Jeremy Renner
2020, The Medicine

And even a million miles away
When all my hairs have turn to grey
You’d always be my number one

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Never Tear Us Apart – The National
2020, Never Tear Us Apart

I was standing
You were there
Two worlds collided
And they could never ever tear us apart

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You’re The One – Greta Van Fleet
2018, Anthem Of The Peaceful Army

You’re the one I want
You’re the one I need

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All Because of You – O.A.R.
2019, The Mighty

I’ll be here forever
We’re so good when we’re together
Let me hold you ’til we’re older

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God Only Knows – Avenged Sevenfold
2017, The Stage

I may not always love you
But long as there are stars above you
You never need to doubt it
I’ll make you so sure about it
God only knows what I’d be without you

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Can’t Help Falling in Love – Beck
2017, The Man in the High Castle TV Soundtrack

Take my hand
Oh take my whole life too
‘Cause I can’t help
Falling in love with you

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broken – lovelytheband
2017, everything i could never say…

I like that you’re broken
Broken like me
Maybe that makes me a fool
I like that you’re lonely
Lonely like me
I could be lonely with you

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I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – Sleeping At Last
2014, I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)

But I would walk five hundred miles
And I would walk five hundred more
Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles
To fall down at your door

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I Found You – Alabama Shakes
2014, A Long Way Down Soundtrack

Well, I traveled a long way
And it took a long time
To find you
But I finally found you

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Come to Me – Goo Goo Dolls
2013, Magnetic

Today’s the day I’ll make you mine
So get me to the church on time
Take my hand in this empty room
You’re my girl, and I’m your groom

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Wedding Song (Acoustic) – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
2013, Mosquito

Some kind of violent bliss
Led me to love like this
One thousand deaths my dear
I’d die without you here

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I’ll Follow You – Shinedown
2012, album Amaryllis

“I’ll follow you down, through the eye of the storm, Don’t worry I’ll keep you warm”

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No Matter What – Papa Roach
2010, album Time for Annihilation

“I swear to God, That in the bitter end, We’re gonna be the last ones standing”

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Everlong (Acoustic Version) – Foo Fighters
2009, Greatest Hits

And I wonder
When I sing along with you
If everything could ever feel this real forever
If anything could ever be this good again

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The Only Exception – Paramore
2009, album Brand New Eyes

“I’d never sing of love, If it does not exist, but darlin’, You are, the only exception”

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Dear God – Avenged Sevenfold
2007, album Avenged Sevenfold

“Dear God, the only thing I ask of you, Is to hold her when I’m not around”

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Your Guardian Angel – The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
2006, album Don’t You Fake It

“I’ll stand up with you forever, I’ll be there for you through it all, Even if saving you sends me to Heaven”

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You And Me – Lifehouse
2005, Lifehouse

Something about you now
I can’t quite figure out
Everything she does is beautiful
Everything she does is right

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Far Away – Nickelback
2005, album All the Right Reasons

“That I love you, I’ve loved you all along, And I miss you, Been far away for far too long”

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I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
1998, released on the soundtrack to Armageddon

“I kiss your eyes and thank God we’re together, And I just wanna stay with you, In this moment forever”

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Love Will Keep Us Alive – The Eagles
1994, Hell Freezes Over

I would die for you
Climb the highest mountain
Baby, there’s nothing I wouldn’t do

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Nothing Else Matters – Metallica
1991, album: Metallica

“So close no matter how far, Couldn’t be much more from the heart, Forever trusting who we are”

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Love Of A Lifetime – Firehouse
1990, album FireHouse

“I finally found the love of a lifetime, A love to last my whole life through”

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All I Want Is You – U2
1988, Rattle and Hum

All the promises we break
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you

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Honestly – Stryper
1986, album To Hell with the Devil

“And I love you can’t you see, That I love you honestly”

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Faithfully – Journey
1983, Frontiers

And being apart ain’t easy on this love affair
Two strangers learn to fall in love again
I get the joy of rediscovering you
Oh, girl, you stand by me
I’m forever yours, faithfully

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All My Love – Led Zeppelin
1979, album In Through the Out Door

“All of my love, all of my love, All of my love to you”

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Wild Horses – The Rolling Stones
1971, album Sticky Fingers

“Wild horses couldn’t drag me away”

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    1. Hi Sky. Thank you for the suggestion. We all appreciate your input. If you are looking for a mid-tempo dance song then this classic rock song may hit the mark!

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