Getting married next year and the biggest concern I have after a discussion over a few pints the other night is "What song will we have for the first dance?". This is a problem. We do not want anything cheesy, but even "You And Me Song" by the Wannadies is cliche. Anyone any ideas or used a song that I can shamelessy steal?
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I'm always pushing the same couple of artists on people, I know, but there's a song called "The Luckiest" on Ben Folds' solo album that's probably the most beautiful love song I've ever heard and it manages to steer clear of most cliches. It's worth checking out. And congrats, btw.
Hey spf, great call on the Crowded House tune, it's like my favorite love song ever. I wish I had an actual suggestion, but instead I offer a cautionary tale of which song NOT to use. I was roped into going to a wedding with a friend from work who needed a date for her cousin's wedding. The song chosen for the happy couple's first dance was... "All by Myself," oh, and to make it worse, it was the Celine Dion version. The marriage lasted 4 months IIRC. So, don't use that song.
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Originally posted by OlFuzzyBastardI'm always pushing the same couple of artists on people, I know, but there's a song called "The Luckiest" on Ben Folds' solo album that's probably the most beautiful love song I've ever heard and it manages to steer clear of most cliches. It's worth checking out. And congrats, btw.
"The Luckiest" always gets me. Just an absolutely beautiful song. And since I am a Dad "Stil Fighting It" by Ben Folds gets me too. Ben rules.
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If I lived back in the wild west days, instead of carrying a six-gun in my holster, I'd carry a soldering iron. That way, if some smart-aleck cowboy said something like "Hey, look. He's carrying a soldering iron!" and started laughing, and everybody else started laughing, I could just say, "That's right, it's a soldering iron. The soldering iron of justice." Then everybody would get real quiet and ashamed, because they had made fun of the soldering iron of justice, and I could probably hit them up for a free drink.
Originally posted by A-MOLI have friends coming to the wedding. Do you think I could ever live down dancing to "And IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII-e-IIIIIIIIII weeeelllll allllll-ways....."
Just play the cheese factor up and use the Kenny Rogers version. He has a whole CD of love song covers. I still remember the commercials that would air late nights on Game Show Network a few years back.
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Since it's use by John Cusak in "Say Anything," Peter Gabriel's "In your Eyes" has a nice manly quality to it. Also good is Sarah McLachlan's "Ice Cream," which is done in 3/4 time (a waltz) making it VERY easy to dance to.
FWIW I thought that was slightly odd that Odessasteps (Mr. Coale) and I were born on the same day (but if he was born before 11:20 CDT he should be listed as older than me :-) . Being amongst the oldest 50 doesn't seem "right".