Monday, October 13, 2014

NOT YOUR TYPICAL FIRST DANCE

Move over Etta James's "At Last", Frank Sinatra's "Fly Me to the Moon", and Frankie Valli's "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You"... While the classics are always a great choice, there's nothing more fun than playing a unique song for your first dance. (But for the love of everything wedding, do not do John Legend's "All of Me".)

I'm a proponent for having a song that is special and meaningful - even if it's offbeat, an inside joke, or speaks nothing of love - the fact that it's yours is what means most! If you don't have a song already and want to stray away from what's done over and over, I found a few favorites that have beautiful lyrics and perfect to sway to with your new husband. If you want to listen to them on Spotify, click here.

My fiancé and I can't wait to dance to Talking Heads's "This Must be the Place (Naive Melody)". The words are amazingly perfect for us, it's from his favorite movie, and it's a total 80s song that you can't help but dance to. It's the part of the wedding that we're looking most forward to!

Artist: Talking Heads
Song: "This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)"
Favorite Lyrics: And you love me 'til my heart stops / Love me 'til I'm dead


Artist: Odessa
Song: "I Will Be There"
Favorite Lyrics: If you ever need someone / To just love you / If you ever need someone / To simply adore you / I will be there / Standing by your side


Artist: Lissie (originally by Drake)
Song: "Hold On, We're Going Home" 
Favorite Lyrics: I got my eyes on you / Everything that I see / I want your high love and emotion endlessly


Artist: Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros 
Song: "Home"
Favorite Lyrics: Man, oh, man, you're my best friend / I scream it to the nothingness / There ain't nothing that I need


Artist: The Temper Trap
Song: "Sweet Disposition"
Favorite Lyrics: While our blood's still young / It's so young, it runs / Won't stop 'til it's over / Won't stop to surrender



Artist: Cat Power
Song: "Sea of Love"
Favorite Lyrics: Come with me my love / To the sea / The sea of love / I want to tell you / How much I love you


Artist: Coldplay
Song: "Magic"
Favorite Lyrics: And I can't get over / Can't get over you / Still I call it magic / You're such a precious jewel


Artist: Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Song: "Maps"
Favorite Lyrics: Wait! they don't love you like I love you / Wait! they don't love you like I love you


Artist: The Shivers
Song: "Beauty"
Favorite Lyrics: I live off love / I feed off love / I breathe off love / I think of love / I drink of love / I sink in love


Artist: Ben Howard
Song: "Only Love"
Favorite Lyrics: Darling you're with me, always around me / Only love, only love


Artist: Iron & Wine
Song: "Such Great Heights"
Favorite Lyrics: And I have to speculate / That God himself did make us / Into corresponding shapes / Like puzzle pieces from the clay


Artist: Camera Obscura
Song: "I Love How You Love Me"
Favorite Lyrics: I love how your eyes close whenever you kiss me / And when I’m away from you I love how you miss me / I love the way your touch is always heavenly / But darling most of all I love how you love me


Artist: The Civil Wars
Song: "The Birds Of A Feather"
Favorite Lyrics: All, all the king's horses / And all of his men / Couldn't tear us apart


Artist: Brooke Fraser
Song: "The Thief"
Favorite Lyrics: It is as if / I knew you before we spoke / Do our hearts know something we don't?


Artist: Weezer
Song: "Island In The Sun"
Favorite Lyrics: We'll run away together / We'll spend some time forever / We'll never feel bad anymore


Artist: Wild Belle
Song: "Love Like This"
Favorite Lyrics: My heart's on fire / You light me up, and I can't cool down


Artist: Penny & The Quarters
Song: "You And Me"
Favorite Lyrics: When love is real, you don't have to show it / When it is true, then everyone will know / 'Cause there'll be no one but / You and me


What was or will be your wedding song?

Jess

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