Let’s Dance!

Hey Y’all!

After being involved with many weddings this year already I wanted to throw something out there.

Myself being a huge fan of the art of dance love the tradition of the first dance. The sensation during this first dance has to be breathtaking, getting lost in each other’s eyes for the first time as Husband and Wife. Forgetting all the craziness the day brings and allowing the feeling to settle in as you dance, just dance. Kind of sappy I know, but you will see what I am talking about during yours. Of course the first dance is also what sets the mood for the evening. With this said let’s move on to the real topic of discussion, first dance songs.

Being present at the majority of the weddings we host at the Pavilion I have witnessed my fair share of first dance song choices of many Brides and Grooms.  I have heard everything from “At Last” by Etta James to “Let’s get it on” by Marvin Gaye. This sparked my interest to see what was topping the charts as most popular first dance songs and this is what I found:

The Knot lists these as the top most popular songs chosen by Bride and Grooms for their first dance song

      1)      “At Last” Etta James (classic)
      2)      “As time goes by” Frank Sinatra (gotta have some Sinatra)
      3)      “Come rain or come shine” Ray Charles
      4)      “Because you loved me” Celine Dion (this cd brings me back)
      5)      “Can you feel the love tonight” Elton John (Yes Lion King!)

Offbeat Bride decided to break it up into categories. I am not going to list all the songs, but definitely take a look at their full list. (Not sure if these are actually the most popular or just a list someone put together)

      Oldies but Goodies, “God only knows” Beach Boys
      Sexy Romantic, “In your eyes” Peter Gabriel
      Wonky ’n Fun, “I wanna grow old with you” Adam Sandler
      Upbeat Swingin’, “All I want is you” Barry Louis Polisar


Weddingwire.com just has a list of about a 1000 songs in no particular order for you to spend hours listening too. They have everything from “All my life” by K-Ci & Jojo (who remembers this one in middle school??? This guy does…prime time slow dancing. YES!), they even have songs such as “Hungry eyes” by Eric Carmen (nobody puts baby in a corner).

So what’s it gonna be Ladies and Gentlemen? Are you going to go traditional classic style or modern indie? Let me know what you are thinking…if you have chosen what is it or if you haven’t, what are you thinking about? Gimme some good ones


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