Post # 1
My fiance and I are a little shy and don’t dance particularly well, either. He suggested finding a short song for our first dance, but nothing comes to mind at the moment. We both love pretty much all kinds of music but slow, sentimental but short ones are kind of hard to think of. Do any of you have suggestions?
Post # 3
"Calico Skies" by Paul McCartney is only 2 and half minutes long. Great song, and short!
Post # 4
If you like country at all, "I just want to dance with you" by George Straitt if fairly short and very sweet imho. Since "our song" isn’t that easy to dance to I suggested it to my Fiance, but he still wants to stick with the song that means a lot to us…hopefully we’ll find a good dance teacher to help us make it work.
Post # 5
"At Last" 3 minutes 2 second. Very sentimental, sweet, perfect, (for us anyway).
Post # 6
How about "I’ve just seen a face" from the movie "Across the Universe." It’s a Beatles song, but it’s only about 1:30 mins long 🙂
Post # 7
We danced to the Eels cover of Can’t Help Falling in Love. It clocks in at 2:08!
Post # 8
In my life by the beatles is about 2 and a half …. a lot of beatles songs are short! 🙂
Post # 9
"The Way I Am" by Ingrid Michaelson
Post # 10
"More than Anyone" by Gavin DeGraw. It’s just under 3 minutes. My fiance and I chose it because it is a beautiful song and it’s short and sweet.
Post # 11
Happy ever after in your eyes by ben harper
its actually really sentimental because Heath Ledger asked ben harper to write this song for his daughter matilda when she was born, and he died shortly thereafter.
its pretty short too, but its so incredibly beautiful.
Post # 12
I’ll be dancing (with my *gasp* husband) to Norah Jones "Come Away with Me". It’s about 3 minutes but can be cut down as a lot of it is instrumental.
Post # 13
One other thing you can think about doing: Finding a song you like, and having your DJ invite your guests to join you on the dance floor after the first 30 seconds/minute/however long you think you can stand it. That’s what our plan is.
Post # 14
These arms of Mine by Otis Redding is pretty short and really pretty.
Post # 15
Try a light-hearted song like David Grey’s "Be Mine"
Post # 16
@MissPinotGrigio: Ahhh! Thank you so much for reminding me of the fantastic David Grey. So many of his songs are great. "Now and Always" immediately comes to mind.
@underneathy: You might want to flip through an album of Norah Jones or The Beatles. They both have fantastic short, simple songs.