Dance

Who sang it better, Ellie, Sir Elton, or Lady Gaga?

Your Song

Your Song is on The Knot’s list of the 50 best first dance songs. This was Elton John’s first big hit, and to this day, it is still considered one of his best. Sir Elton recorded it when his vocal chops were at their best, as you can hear below in this remastered recording: Elton’s…

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Read this only if you have two left feet

box step

There are two types of people in the world: those with natural rhythm, and those without. Those without sometimes THINK they are God’s gift to the dance floor when they … are … NOT. They desperately need the box step. Actor Kevin James unwittingly displays the pitfalls of “free form” dancing in this hilarious scene…

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Inappropriate wedding songs

inappropriate wedding songs

This blog loves to write about special songs for your wedding day. There are so many of them out there! Today let’s look at some inappropriate wedding songs that aren’t really suitable for your wedding day. “Make You Feel My Love” Inappropriate wedding songs are typically defined by inappropriate lyrics or themes. For example, Bob…

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It had to be you

it had to be you

Nine decades have passed, and DJs are still playing “It Had to be You.” That’s because it is that good of a song. The Knot puts it at #21 in their list of best songs for a first dance. It’s such a good song that Michael Bublé and Barbra Streisand sang it as a duet…

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Best mother/son wedding dance songs

mother/son wedding dance songs

Last week’s blogpost looked at some of the best father/daughter wedding dance songs.  This week, let’s consider some of the best mother/son wedding dance songs. A good place to start is Carole King’s “Child of Mine” from her iconic 1970s Tapestry album: The lyrics are tender because they come from a mother’s perspective: Child of…

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Best father/daughter wedding dance songs

father/daughter wedding dance songs

At a recent wedding, a father told me how hard it was to find good father/daughter wedding dance songs.  He finally settled on a super popular wedding song, “What a Wonderful World.” Now this dad was very skittish about his dancing ability, and didn’t want to look like a total klutz on the dance floor. …

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Best Elvis wedding songs

best Elvis wedding songs

The King of Rock and Roll has been gone for more than four decades, but his music lives forever.  Millennials don’t put Elvis Presley on the same pedestal as earlier generations, so it’s worth a blogpost talking about the best Elvis wedding songs, because there are some good ones. How popular is Elvis?  Well, some…

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The Best is Yet to Come

best is yet to come

Your wedding day is just the beginning.  The best is yet to come!  That last sentence just happens to be the name of a song written back in 1959 by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh.  The song is so good that The Knot lists it as the 39th best first dance song. You know, 39th…

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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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