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Untraditional first dance songs

untraditional first dance songs

I love a good song. Why do you think I started DJ Brian Anderson? A good song makes people happy, or moves them in some sort of profound way. That’s why we’ve written a number of blogposts on favorite songs for a first dance. In today’s post, let’s take a look at some lesser-known, untraditional…

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A fun wedding reception is now more important than an elegant reception

fun wedding reception

Engaged? Answer these four questions to see what really matters to you when planning your wedding reception. Do you prefer a fun wedding reception to a romantic one? Or do you prefer a fun wedding reception to an elegant reception? Do you prefer a fun wedding reception to a down-to-earth reception? Or do you prefer…

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Fabulous cover songs that blew away the original

fabulous cover song

Last week’s blogpost talked about a bad cover song that ruined the first dance for a bride. Sometimes, though, a great artist builds on the legacy of the original version of a song and surpasses it with a fabulous cover song of his or her own. As a wedding DJ, DJ Brian Anderson gets requests all…

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The day Julie’s wedding reception was ruined

bad cover song

Never had a bride anticipated her first dance more than Julie (I changed the name to protect the innocent). She and her fiancée, Wally, had diligently, even feverishly, worked on their dance technique to pull off the perfect first dance. And then it all fell apart, leaving them victims of a bad cover song. Their…

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Who sang it best?

As time goes by

Don’t you love the songs written by Herman Hupfeld? Wait … what?! Who the heck is he? He’s simply the guy who wrote one of the most beloved songs in American music history, “As Time Goes By.” This blog ranks it as the #1 first dance song ever, and The Knot has it close behind…

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The sheer joy of dancing

wedding dance

Have you ever thought about why people dance? Don’t you think dancing is all about joy? Sure, it’s good exercise. Sure, it is artistic. But dancing is much more. Dancing unites people in a joyful expression of celebratory exuberance, especially at weddings. That’s why most wedding celebrations build towards a wedding dance. But there’s a…

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At last! A perfect first dance song for you

perfect first dance song

Everybody loves the song, “At Last.” Based on the number of times it is requested at weddings, it may be the perfect first dance song for you. We put together a list of the top ten perfect first dance songs a while back, and so did The Knot. We both ranked this great song by…

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Can’t take that song off of you

your music style

DJ Brian Anderson plays your first dance song according to your music style. With some couples, style trumps the song itself. The Knot compiled a nice list of first dance songs, and a few overlapped with our list, including the timeless classic, “Can’t take my eyes off of you.” The song was written in 1967 by…

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First dance etiquette for modern brides

first dance etiquette

First dance etiquette for weddings is timeless. We live in an era where some couples go to great lengths to choreograph high energy productions for their first dance. YouTube is full of them, like the one below: Let’s face it, this approach isn’t for everyone. Here’s the good news: you DON’T need an exotic production.…

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Your first dance song done exactly the way you want it

favorite first dance songs

What are the favorite first dance songs? Our blog presented ten of the best a while back, but we also recommend the Knot’s great list, complete with 50 wonderful songs you’ll hear at weddings coast to coast. We’ve made an interesting observation of these songs. The older and the better they are, the more artists…

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