The First Dance. And Everything After.

So, Kim and I were talking last night and listening to some music (Tom Waits, just so you know) and started talking wedding.  We’ve lobbed ideas at each other about what type of music to play, but I don’t think we really have too much set in stone.  What we do know is that we’re keeping it cheap by using a playlist and not a band or DJ, but other than that we’ve just named some songs – some cliche, some unique, some you might not have heard of. We’ve built on each other’s ideas, but we’ve also vetoed each other a bit here and there.

Tom Waits’ version of “Sea of Love” is an entrancing must, we’ve known that for a long time. Beyond that, we’re still talking.  Kim has found a good song about a boy and a girl in Michael Franti’s “Say Hey I Love You.” And we’ve considered some of the typicals, like Sinatra or the Beatles.  My opinions vary from my love for the 60s in The Doors to my love for unique sounds like Architecture in Helsinki to my oddly strong favoritism for Ingrid Michaelson’s voice. “Lie to Me” always makes me want to jump around and “My Moon My Man” has a cool beat, but what to choose? I’m also trying to keep an eye out for songs that people know and can dance to.

Problem is, I don’t really dance: I don’t know where to begin. As a person who is much more comfortable sitting there humming along and maybe toe- and finger-tapping, I’m not the best at figuring out what’s the easiest sound to shake your hips to. I just don’t have the ear for it I guess. So here’s where I’m reaching out to you, select readers: what do you dance to?

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4 thoughts on “The First Dance. And Everything After.

  1. a song I’m hearing at a lot of weddings recently is “Lucky” by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat. And “Such Great Heights,” which I’m very ok with, because I love Ben Gibbard.

    you could totally do “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) somewhere in your playlist… just because everyone loves that song. haha.

    Kings of Convenience’s “I’d Rather Dance With You”
    Pixies’ “Here Comes Your Man”
    The White Stripes’ “Hotel Yorba”
    Arctic Monkeys’ Cover of “Baby I’m Yours”

    They’re kinda those songs that I could see myself dancing with someone but not so much dancing than rocking back and forth and shaking shoulders or little gestures because I can’t dance. haha.

    “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds is always great.

    I’m sure I could think of more, but I don’t wanna throw out a bunch of songs that people who really want to dance wouldn’t be able to dance to. hope I helped out a bit :)

    • I love Hotel Yorba! And Kim really likes Arctic Monkeys so I’ll remind her to take a look at them :) As I mentioned, I’m not exactly the danciest of the bunch, so a song that will get people rocking back and forth is a great choice lol. Thanks for all the music Noreena!

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