You only (hopefully) get to do it once, so making the right choice for a first dance song is an integral part of any big day. And if you want to get a bit more niche than Bruno Mars' 'Marry You' then there's a whole host of indie classics perfect for grabbing your beloved and sweeping them off their feet. Here's 20 of them.

20The Flaming Lips, 'Do You Realize?'

Ignore the chorus ("Do you realise that everyone you know someday will die?") - the rest of this song is a romantic, soaring, wide-eyed beaut. "Do you realise that you have the most beautiful face?" sings Wayne Coyne over gloriously technicolour melodies. You can't help but swoon.

19David Bowie, 'Heroes'

You can be king, they can be queen and nothing will drive you away. Unifying spirits to set off your marriage with the utmost solidarity.

18Peace, 'California Daze'

A future indie wedding classic, this debut album cut is arguably still Peace's finest moment (and their most lovelorn, at least). Full of doe-eyed lyrics ("Oh she tastes like sunlight") and lighters aloft singalong moments, it's the perfect track with which to serenade your one and only.

17Modest Mouse, 'Sleepwalking'

Recalling old standard 'Blue Moon', 'Sleepwalking' is a boy/girl duet set over the kind of lilting, 50s guitars custom built for slow dancing to. The credible indie version of feeling like you're at an American high school.

16Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot, 'Bonnie & Clyde'

A little slice of Gallic charm, this 1968 duet makes full use of the language of love to provide an effortlessly sensual end result (even though they're singing about two robbers).

15Alex Turner, 'Stuck On A Puzzle'

"I'm not the kind of fool who's gonna sit and sing to you about stars, girl/ But last night I looked up into the dark half of the blue and they'd gone backwards/ Something in your magnetism must have pissed them off, forcing them to get an early night." Swoon.

14Mac DeMarco, 'Still Together'

A gorgeously low-key love song from Mac, 'Still Together' is nothing more complex than an acoustic guitar and some plain and simple lyrics about loving someone completely and entirely. What more do you need?

13Sonic Youth, 'Superstar'

Take a sugar-coated Carpenters classic, douse it with some Sonic Youth atmospherics and Thurston Moore's intimate, whispering delivery and you've got one of the best leftfield love songs around

12The Smiths, 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out'

Does anything sum up the all-consuming power of love more than the line "If a double-decker bus crashes into us/ To die by your side is such a heavenly way to die?" Didn't think so.

11Lana Del Rey, 'Video Games'

The song that sent Lana stratospheric, 'Video Games' exists in a perpetual world of nostalgic romance where love is the drug and it reigns over all. Where else does this logic apply? Weddings!

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