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Music Monday August 16, 2010

First Dance Songs – Round Two

Our intention today was to share a few new ideas with you for wedding party dance songs.  But, we’re not happy with that list yet, so here are a few more options for first dance songs!  Some are new, some are old, but most are not ones we hear every Saturday night.

 

 “The One I Love” by David Gray

“I’d Rather Be With You” by Joshua Radin

“Somebody Loved” by The Weepies

“Collide” by Howie Day

“Hold You In My Arms” by Ray Lamontagne

“I’m Glad There Is You” by Jamie Cullum

 

What have you chosen for your first dance song?  Let us know and you may get a mention on a future blog post!

 

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Music Monday July 12, 2010

Reception Party Music

It’s another Music Monday!  Today we’re going to talk about the playlist you should have ready to go as soon as you are finished with all of the formalities.  Before we get too far, know that it is okay to have a No Play List!  Do you cringe when you hear “Celebrate” or “Electric Slide”?  Make sure your DJ knows that your least favorite songs, whatever they may be, are forbidden.  No exceptions.

When planning the reception with your DJ, you always have the option to let them take the reigns.  Most are pretty good at reading a crowd, and playing the songs that keep the guests on the dance floor.  However, it is helpful for the DJ to know what you and your friends like ahead of time.  Why not poll the wedding party?  Get five or ten requests from each of them, and share them with your DJ.

Another great way to keep your friends dancing is to go old school.  Give the DJ a list of songs from the year you graduated high school and ask him to mix those in with the current music.  Here are a couple of site to get you started:

http://www.boogiedowndj.com/playlists/billboard.html

http://www.jamrockentertainment.com/billboard-music-top-100-songs-listed-by-year.html

 There is one great way to please a diverse crowd.  Typically at a wedding reception, the older guests are the first to leave, and your closest friends are there to close the place down with you.  Why not let the music follow that pattern?  Start the party with a few oldies, then move to some dance music from the 70’s, going through each decade until you get to the current party music at the end of the night.

Leave us a comment if you have other ideas to share with our brides.  Don’t forget to subscribe at the bottom of the page to keep up with all the latest posts!

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Music Monday June 21, 2010

Father/Daughter & Mother/Son Dances

There are so many songs out there that at first listen sound like they would be perfect for the father/daughter or mother/son dance at your wedding.  But when you look at the lyrics (which you should always do before settling on a song), too many times they end up being a little creepy!  It seems like 99% of the love songs that are out there are specifically written for a partner, and not just about love in general.  We have been scouring the music sites for you to come up with a few (non-creepy) options – some old, some new.

Father/Daughter

  • Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
  • My Girl – The Temptations
  • Father and Daughter – Paul Simon
  • Gracie – Ben Folds
  • I Wish You Love – Dean Martin
  • You Can Have It All – Yo La Tengo
  • Kind and Generous – Natalie Merchant
  • Little Miss Magic – Jimmy Buffet
  • Constellations – Jack Johnson

Mother/Son

  • Stand by Me – Ben E. King
  • What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  • Beautiful Boy – John Lennon
  • Sweet Child of Mine – Taken By Trees
  • Younger Than Today – Ben Harper
  • In My Life – The Beatles

Several of these would work for either category, or if you want to do these special dances at the same time.  We would love to hear what you chose for your wedding, especially if it’s something a little off the beaten path.

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Music Monday June 7, 2010

First Dance

These days it seems like most couples don’t have a song they consider to be “their song”.  This can making choosing the song for your first dance difficult, especially if your music tastes range from one end of the spectrum to the other.

 Sure, you could go with one of the classics.  This is a great choice if you have been taking dance lessons, and you want your guests to focus on your moves instead of the song.  But why not try something new?  The songs in this list all have great lyrics and a mellow sound.  Some you probably know, others you may not, but one of them may be the perfect song to be “your song”.

 “You Give Me Something” by James Morrison

“Better Together” by Jack Johnson

“Dance All Night” by Ryan Adams

“You & Me” by Dave Matthews Band

“I’m Yours” by The Script

“Let My Love Open the Door” by Sondre Lerche

“Until I Die” by Ben Kweller

“Heart of Mine” by Peter Salett

“Lucky” by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillet

“Signal Fire” by Snow Patrol

What song will you and yours be dancing to?

 

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