(Closed) First Dance… short but sweet songs?

posted 13 years ago in Music
Post # 3
3340 posts
Sugar bee

"Calico Skies" by Paul McCartney is only 2 and half minutes long.  Great song, and short!

Post # 4
735 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

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
31 posts
  • Wedding: July 2008

"At Last" 3 minutes 2 second. Very sentimental, sweet, perfect, (for us anyway).

Post # 6
211 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

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
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We danced to the Eels cover of Can’t Help Falling in Love.  It clocks in at 2:08!

Post # 8
668 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

In my life by the beatles is about 2 and a half …. a lot of beatles songs are short! 🙂

Post # 9
42 posts
  • Wedding: May 2009

"The Way I Am" by Ingrid Michaelson

Post # 10
12 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

"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
36 posts
  • Wedding: December 2009

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
15 posts
  • Wedding: September 2009

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
692 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
8 posts

These arms of Mine by Otis Redding is pretty short and really pretty.

Post # 15
548 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Try a light-hearted song like David Grey’s "Be Mine"

Post # 16
167 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

@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. 

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