Thursday, December 18, 2014

Music... Top 10 First Dance Songs!

Before I get started, let me start by saying music was one of the first things we planned because 1) it's fun, and 2) it's free!  

I've always wanted to dance to the great Edwin McCain; the following scene from The Cinderella Story was a game changer and was a non-negotiable first dance pick.  That was it -- done, check that box, next question.  But dear 17-year old Tracy, a wedding is for two people, and Dustin isn't a huge fan of the sappy, 8th grade "leave room for Jesus" slow dance songs, so we had to explore other avenues.  

Let's still take a moment to enjoy this though -- pretty f--ing magical.

After thinking about it more, I actually agreed with him.  I wanted the same thing that I wanted out of 'the dress', I wanted it to be unique, special, epitomize "us" and be as much our song as it could be.

Here are my top 10 picks for your first dance as husband and wife.

10. Ho Hey | Lennon + Maisy of "Nashville"

I love The Lumineers, but something about the way the girls cover this makes it feel slower and more romantic, if that's even possible.

9. Somewhere Only We Know | Keane

8. I Don't Dance | Lee Brice

Love me some country music!  I saw Lee Brice at Stagecoach this year and he told the story of how he wrote this song for his wife.  When you know, you know.

7. Your Song | Ellie Goulding

6. Hold You In My Arms | Ray LaMontagne

5. Thinking Out Loud | Ed Sheeran

4. You Make It Real | James Morrison

3. Marry Me | Train + Martina McBride

2. The Blower's Daughter | Matt McAndrew

I heard this cover of the song on The Voice a couple weeks ago and am obsessed.

1. Tenerife Sea | Ed Sheeran

This one is so biased.  This is our first dance song, but I couldn't help it!!  It's beautiful.

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