Finding Your First Dance

January 28, 2019

Finding the perfect first dance can be quite the challenge!  It seems simple enough at first until you start trying to think of a specific song. Your mind goes blank & your heart starts to race. Every song think of seems dull, overplayed or just plain wrong. Suddenly choosing your perfect first dance, a task which previously meant nothing at all to you, now hinges upon it the success of your entire reception.

You ask yourself:"How on earth could this be so hard? I am usually such a creative, dynamic and interesting person. Where is the perfect first dance song hiding in our hour of need!?"

Don't panic!  The vaulted expectations of such a big moment are known to induce tunnel vision, even in a creative, dynamic and interesting person like you.

Because this is such a common source of stress, we thought we would share a few of our favourite first dance songs with you in the hopes that they might inspire yours too.  In performing so many incredible first dances over the years, we have been lucky to come across some true gems.  Before we get to the list we have a few universal rules to help guide your way:

1) DON'T STEAL YOUR BEST FRIEND'S SONG - Unless of course they stole your venue. In which case this is absolutely fair game.

2) SEARCH FOR INSPIRATION ALL AROUND YOU - Movies, commercials & TV shows are just the tip of the iceberg.  Go through your old mix tapes and CD collections to find what you and your partner might have in common.

3) DON'T WORRY IF YOUR SONG IS OBVIOUS -  Classic songs are classics for a reason! Timeless treasures like "Can't Help Falling In Love" are at the top because of their perfection. If the song moves you, be bold and choose it anyway.

4) IF YOU HIRED A BAND YOU CAN DO ANYTHING - Musicians can take almost any song and slow it down into your perfect slow dance. Our music video recording of Daydream Believer is a nice example of how to take a mid-tempo classic and turn it into romantic bliss

5) WE ARE HERE TO HELP! Never fear, if you are still stuck after reading this, email us with the song that you find to be your closest favourite and we will send you back a few more helpful suggestions not listed here. Good luck on your search!
 

 

CLASSIC 50s & 60s
Daydream Believer - The Monkees
Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge
Just Like A Woman - Bob Dylan
Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
Just One Look - Doris Troy
I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher
Happy Together - The Turtles
Wild Horses - Rolling Stones
Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procul Harum
Sleepwalk - Jonny & Santo



THE 1970s
Into The Mystic - Van Morrison
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton

Your Song - Elton John
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Close To You - The Carpenters
Lean On Me - Bill Withers
Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder
Night Moves - Bob Seger
Songbird - Fleetwood Mac
Is This Love - Bob Marley
She's Always A Woman - Billy Joel


 

THE 1980s
Heaven - Bryan Adams
Bed Of Roses - Bon Jovi
Angel Eyes - Jeff Healey
All I Want Is You - U2
Love Song - The Cure
Never Tear Us Apart - Inxs
Eternal Flame - The Bangles
Endless Love - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
Wicked Game - Chris Isaac
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper


 

THE 1990s
Everything I Do  (I Do It For You) - Bryan Adams
I Don't Want To Miss A Thang - Aerosmith
Name - Goo Goo Dolls
Love You Til The End - The Pogues
When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating
February Stars - Foo Fighters
Time Of Your Lie - Green Day
Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
More Than Words - Extreme
Lost Together - Blue Rodeo



THE 2000s
Times Like These - Foo Fighters

Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Chasing Cars - Snow Partol
Sky Full Of Stars - Coldplay
Kiss Me - Ed Sheeran
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Feeling Good - Michael Buble
She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
All Of Me - John Legend
Marry Me - Train



CLASSIC JAZZ
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
La Vie En Rose - Louis Armstrong
At Last - Etta James
What A Difference A Day Makes - Dinah Washington
Everybody Loves Somebody - Dean Martin
Cheek To Cheek - Ella Fitzgerald
The Look Of Love - Diana Krall
Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
Under My Skin - Frank Sinatra
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You - Franki Valli
It Had To Be You - Harry Connick Jr.
L.O.V.E. - Nat King Cole



MOVIE SONGS
In Your Eyes SAY ANYTHING

 Grow Old With You WEDDING SINGER
A Thousand Years TWILIGHT
Unchained Melody GHOST
Kiss Me SHE'S ALL THAT
Romeo & Juliet CAN'T HARDLY WAIT
I'll Be Seeing YouTHE NOTEBOOK
Take My Breath Away TOP GUN
Young & Beautiful THE GREAT GATSBY
A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes CINDERELLA


 

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