Image courtesy of Dove + Sparrow PhotographyWhat are the most popular first dance songs? There are so many great first dance songs and with shows like Rock the Reception, the genre has broken wide open. Universally couples want a song that captures the personality of their relationship. They also want to be comfortable dancing and some songs may feel too fast or slow or even too emotional for newlyweds wanting to kick off the dance party. Some first dance favorites are: Al Green - Let's Stay Together Etta James - At Last Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love Nat King Cole - Unforgettable Elton John - Your Song Van Morrison - Days Like This Van Morrison - Crazy Love Marvin Gaye - How Sweet it is Joe Cocker - You Are So Beautiful
Image courtesy of CLY Creation PhotographyWhat are your current favorite first songs? I like a lot of different kinds of music and since we get to go to so many weddings I've seen a lot of first dances. Songs that I never thought of as first dance songs have been requested and they end up being great choices. The personality of the couple and their song choice shines through. Personally, I'm a little bit of a purist so I particularly like first dance songs that rely on strong vocals and great musicianship. Van Morrison and Al Green are favorites and we always like Rascal Flatts. Our bands and DJ's can always make any First Dance song choice work given enough notice. If a couple would like one of our bands to learn a special song, it's ideal to give them your selection about three months before the wedding. If you don't have that kind of time - ask anyway and the band leader may be able to make it work. What's the most unusual First Dance Song you have played? Probably "Let My Love Open the Door" by Pete Townsend. It ended up being a great choice.