‘How to’ series – The First Dance

The first dance is the most important song to feature in your wedding soundtrack; not necessarily because of it’s tradition but because in all honesty, it can be the only tender moment a newlywed couple have together until the end of the night.  Providing the music for the first intimate and private moment between a newlywed couple is a privilege i am overjoyed to experience.

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When people ask me what I’d suggest as a first dance, I always say the same thing “this is the first song you will hear, the first song you will dance to and the first song you’ll always remember as a twosome;  make this a song that means something to you.”; With that in mind I have compiled a list of songs that would mean something to me or have done to many happily married friends of mine, in hopes that it inspires you to do the same.

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My Favourite First Dances:

  • Etta James – At Last
  • Otis Redding – These Arms of Mine
  • The Ramones – Be My Baby
  • Al Green – Lets Stay Together
  • Percy Sledge – When A Man Loves A woman
  • Jackie Wilson – I Get The Sweetest Feeling
  • Nina Simone – My Baby Just Cares For Me
  • Phil Phillips and The Twilights – The Sea of Love
  • Sam Cooke – You Send me
  • Ray Charles – Hallelujah I love Her So
  • The Ronettes – Baby, I love you
  • Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong – Cheek to Cheek
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This post was originally written for Issue 5 of Doily Days Magazine.