(Closed) First DanceSongs

posted 10 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

We’re using One Boy, One Girl by Colin Raye. It was hard to narrow down since there are so many that we like and feel really close to. So, as a compromise we’re using one of them for the video we’ll show at the rehearsal dinner, I’m using one for his surprise groom’s gift video and then we’re using our second most favorite… Steady as We Go by Dave Matthews Band (that song single handedly helped me get through his 8 month deployment with the Navy) as our "last song". We figured it was a great send off.

Funny story though… My dad and I are dancing to Sweet Home Alabama. Hehe. My dad and I have a strained relationship and I already told him that someone else would be walking me down the isle, but that I’d like to do a daddy daughter dance. We went back and forth on what to use. Under my Thumb and If You Can’t Be With the One you Love, Love the One You’re With were two of his suggestions (I told him I didn’t think my mom OR his current girlfriend would appreciate the second choice!). ::eye roll:: I suggested You Can’t Always Get What You Want. Hehe. So after weeks of going back and forth we finally decided that we’d Texas two-step to Sweet Home Alabama. One of the most played songs of my childhood.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I think we are going to do Someone Like You by Van Morrison.  He is one of our favorites, and one of his concerts was our first date, but I am still unsure!  I love the song, but I am having trouble comitting to it!  I don’t know what we are using for parents dances either – every time I go to a wedding, someone steals my ideas!

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I’m a HUGE fan of Fred Astaire (as in Astaire and Rogers) and have been for years so the first dance song was like the ONLY thing with which I already knew what I wanted.  I always imagined myself dancing with my Fiance to Astaire’s song Cheek to Cheek.  While its not full of complete romantic sentimentality, it does have personal meaning for me.  So in this, my Fiance has no say whatsoever…even if he doesn’t really care for Astaire…impossible I know.

Post # 6
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2007

We used a Rascal Flatts song… "The Day Before You"

We don’t really have a song that is "our song" (well we do, but its fast, and a bit unappropriate for a wedding). We wanted to choose a song that wasn’t the same as you hear at everybody’s wedding, aka From This Moment by Shania Twain.  Now, everytime I hear The Day Before You, I tear up! hehe

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We’re dancing to Push by Sarah McLachlan.  It’s special for us for many reasons.  It was hard to pick a song because we don’t have a song to call "Our Song" and we have wildly different tastes in music (FI loves heavy metal, I like country and top 40’s).  But Sarah McLachlan is from our hometown, and I’ve loved her music since I was 12 years old.  When we’d been together for just 4 months, Fiance bought me tickets to her concert that was still 5 or 6 months away at the time.  I remember I was so happy because it was a sign that he was committed to me that he would buy tickets for us to go together to an event that was several months away.  And we had such a fantastic time at that concert and really enjoyed the music, so it was a natural choice.  It’s a cool song, we call it a "real life love song."  It doesn’t talk about a relationship that’s all mushy and perfect all the time, but a real relationship that works because you accept each other as you are.  We like that.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

i haven’t decided yet.. it’s very hard for me to choose!!  so far my top picks are dashboard confessional’s "stolen", ingrid michaelson "the way you are" and lauryn hill’s sweetest thing.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2007

We did Dashboard Confessionals’ "Stolen"…it really worked out nicely and a lot of people asked us about it.

 It was a good choice, since "our song" is "Pour Some Sugar on Me" by Def Leopard. We did walk into the reception to that, though. You could really tell who knew us — some laughed, some looked confused.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Better together is our song, but I don’t know how we’d dance to it!  Any thoughts?  Otherwise we’d just use it on our slideshow an dance to possibly At Last (we’ll have been engaged for about 2 years, so I thought it might be fitting) or maybe find another song.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

My friends did "Push"!  Everyone loved it.  It is such a great song, and its sad because we now can’t dance to it!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

We used a violin/guitar version of L.O.V.E. by Nat King Cole. It was so cool how my guy filled in the words as we danced.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

Our first dance song is "Stars" by Kindred. My FH picked it. We don’t really have a "song" but we are both music lovers and words are important and this songs really speaks for us and our relationship. It’s a beautiful thing.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

This is probably terribly tacky, but *if* we do a first dance (I don’t want to – I’m weird) it’ll be to Marvin Gaye’s "Let’s Get it On" mostly because we’ve hired a motown band to play for us.  I think it’s hilarious and fun. 🙂

Post # 15
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Newbee

We used "Question" by the Old 97’s. It’s a super sweet song about a proposal and it’s been our song for a long time. The best part…it’s only about 90 seconds long!

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

i’m trying to decide between kenny chesney’s you had me from hello or george straits i cross my heart

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