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Bridal Couple First Dance Song

 

If you have already chosen your special wedding song for your first dance, good for you! If you have not yet picked a song, the following are suggestions for you to ponder over. Choose a song you both really love, and I will perform it to make your first dance and your special day an unforgettable memory.

 

All The Way by Frank Sinatra
When somebody loves you, it’s no good unless he loves you all the way . . . If you let me love you, it’s for sure I’m gonna love you all the way.
A ballad of commitment, just as a wedding is. Classy first dance choice.

 

Almost Paradise by Mike Reno and Ann Wilson

Almost paradise, we're knocking on heaven's door, Almost paradise, how could we ask for more? I swear I can see forever in your eyes, paradise.

This love theme from "Footloose" is a popular choice for a first dance song.

 

At Last by Etta James
At last, my love has come along,My lonely days are over, and life is like a song . . . And here we are in heaven,For you are mine at last.
A great choice for a first dance. One of my personal favourites.

 

Always And Forever by Luther Vandross
Always and forever, each moment with you, Is just like a dream to me that somehow came true . . . And we’ll share tomorrow together
I’ll always love you forever.

What a beautiful first dance song!

 

Besame Mucho by Carmen McRae / Diana Krall
Besame, besame mucho, Each time I cling to your lips I hear music divine, Besame, besame mucho, Hold me my darling and say that you’ll always be mine.
A very beautiful melody with romantic lyrics done with a Latin feel, perfect to slow dance to.
I also sing this song in Spanish, if you so desire.

 

Could I have This Dance?  by Anne Murray
Would you be my partner every night? When we’re together it feels so right, Could I have this dance for the rest of my life?
A popular waltz with meaningful lyrics.

 

Endless Love by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross
My love, there’s only you in my life. My one and endless love.
Another soulful ballad that makes a great first dance choice.

 

Evergreen by Barbra Streisand
. . . One love that is shared by two. Time won’t change the meaning of one love, ageless and ever, evergreen.

Gorgeous lyrics by Paul Williams, Streisand wrote the music to this classic, which could be your first dance song.

 

Every Breathe You Take by The Police
Every breath you take I’ll be watching you. Oh! can’t you see, you belong to me. . .
Want a first dance song that is easy to dance to? Choose this one!

 

Eternally by Sarah Vaughan
I’ll be loving you eternally, with a love so true eternally . . . If the sky should fall remember I shall always be forever true. And loving you eternally.
Emotionally, this beautiful love song says it all. I do this song as a slow waltz or as a ballad.

 

Fly Me To The Moon by Frank Sinatra
Fly me to the moon and let me play among the stars . . . You are all I long for, all I worship and adore . . .
I perform this popular song in a medium swing or bossa nova tempo. You decide how you want to dance to it.

Forever And Ever by Demis Roussos
Forever and ever, you’ll be the one that shines on me like the morning sun. Forever and ever, you’ll be my spring, my rainbow’s end and the songs I sing. . .
Demis Roussos is not well known in Canada, so this song may not be familiar to you.
However, this medium tempo love song has a pretty melody and wonderful lyrics.

 

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? By Van Morrison
Have I told you lately that I love you? Have I told you there’s no one else above you?
Probably the most popular love song by Van Morrison, wonderful to slow dance to.

 

How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You. By James Taylor
I needed a shelter of someone’s arms, and there you were. . . I want to stop and thank you baby. How sweet it is to be loved by you.
Another great song easy to dance to, if you do not wish to slow dance.

 

I Can’t Help Falling In Love(With You) by Elvis Presley
The title says it all!
I do Elvis’ version if you want to slow-dance. I do an upbeat reggae version as done by UB40, if you so desire. The choice is yours to make.

 

If by David Gates
If a picture paints a thousand words, than why can’t I paint you? The words will never show the you I’ve come to know. If a man could be two places at one time, I’d be with you. Tomorrow and today, beside you all the way.
A truly beautiful love song that is another personal favourite.

 

In My Life by The Beatles
. . .But of all these friends and lovers, There is no one that compares with you. In my life, I’ll love you more.
Another popular choice for a first dance, especially if you are Beatles fans.           

 

It Had To Be You by Frank Sinatra / Harry Connick Jr. / Rod Stewart
It had to be you, It had to be you. I wondered around and finally found somebody who could make me be true . . . Nobody else gave me a thrill, with all your faults I love you still. It had to you, wonderful you, it had to be you.
A nice swing number to dance to.

 

Just The Way You Are by Billy Joel
I said I love you, and that’s forever, This I promise from the start . . . . . I took the good times, I’ll take the bad times, I’ll take you just the way you are.
Meaningful lyrics, wonderful composition by Joel. Another of my favourites.

 

Love Is All Around by Wet Wet Wet
 . . . You know I love you and I always will, My mind’s made up by the way I feel, There’ll be no beginning, there’ll be no end, There’s all my love on which you can depend.
A ballad with lyrics that say it all.
                       
Love Me Tender by Elvis Presley
Love me tender, love me dear, tell me you are mine. I’ll be yours through all the years, till the end of time.
A soulful testament of love and commitment, done exceptionally well by Elvis.

 

Love Story by Andy Williams
Where do I begin. To tell the story of how great a love can be . . . . .
A moving story of love between you, the bride and groom. A great song to dance to.

 

My Girl by The Temptations
I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day, When it’s cold outside, I’ve got the month of May. I guess you say “What can make me feel this way?”  My girl!
A great medium tempo Motown love song for your first dance, if you prefer not to slow-dance.

 

My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion
Love can touch us just one time, and last for a lifetime, and never let go till we’re gone. You’re here, there’s nothing I fear, and I know that my heart will go on.
This is a familiar melody with heartfelt lyrics to slow-dance to.

 

My One And Only Love by Johnny Hartman
The very thought of you makes my heart sing, like an April breeze on the wings of spring. And you appear in all your splendour, my one and only love.
Recorded by many artists including Sting, I play this romantic jazz standard as a smooth bossa nova, great to slow-dance to.

 

The New Wedding Song  (Together) by Joey Gregorash
On this day, we stand together, and pledge our love for one another, Oh! My darling, I will love you. From this moment, there will be no other.
Although this wedding song is not well known, it has a beautiful melody and the words  say it all. Great choice for a first dance.

 

The Power of Love by Celine Dion
. . .’Cause you’re my lady, and I am your man. Whenever you reach for me, I’ll do all that I can . . .
As the title suggests, this is a powerful love song, great to slow dance to.

 

Sea Of Love by the Honeydrippers
Do you remember when we met, That’s the day I knew you were my pet, I want to tell you just how much I love you.
An oldie that’s still a favourite today.

 

Speak Softly Love by Gianni Morandi / Al Martino
Speak softly love, so no one hears us but the sky. The vows of love we make will live until we die. My love is yours, and all because
You came into my world with love so softly love.

This beautiful love song is from “The Godfather”.  I also sing it in Italian, if you prefer.

 

Stand By Me by Ben E. King
When the night has come, and the land is dark, and the moon is the only light we see. No, I won’t be afraid, just as long as you stand by me.
A popular choice loved by all.

 

Suddenly by Billy Ocean
Girl, you’re everything a man could want and more. When thousand words are not enough to say what I feel inside . . . Suddenly, life has new meaning to me . . .
A moving, touching romantic story that I love.

 

Ti Amo by Umberto Tozzi
A very popular romantic love song that I sing in Italian.
Great choice for a first dance song.

 

Time In A Bottle by Jim Croce
If I could save time in a bottle, the first thing I’d like to do. Is to save everyday till eternity passes away, Just to spend them with you . . .
A fabulous composition by Croce, this beautiful waltz makes a great first dance.

 

True Love by Bing Crosby
. . . While I give to you, and you give to me, true love, true love. So on and on it will always be, true love, true love.
From the movie “High Society” this gorgeous waltz was written by Cole Porter.

 

Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers
Oh! My love, my darling, I hunger for your touch . . . . . I need your love, God speed your love to me.
I do my own arrangement of this lovely ballad. Another of my personal favourites.

 

Unforgettable by Nat “King” Cole
Unforgettable, that’s what you are. Unforgettable, though near or far, Like a song of love that clings to me, how the thought of you does things to me, Never before has someone been more unforgettable . . . . .
A classic everyone knows and loves, as it was so beautifully redone not too long ago by Nat’s lovely daughter, Natalie Cole.

 

The Way You Look Tonight by Tony Bennett
Oh! But you’re lovely, with your smile so warm, and your cheek so soft, There is nothing for me but to love you, Just the way you look tonight.
A great song done so beautifully as a slow standard by Bennett, or as a medium swingin’ jazz song as Sinatra did it. The choice is yours. 

 

We’ve Only Just Begun by The Carpenters
We’ve only just begun to live. White lace and promises, A kiss for luck and we’re on our way, We’ve only just begun . . .
The lyrics say it all . . . today, you’ve just begun to live together as one. . .

 

What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
I see trees of green, red roses too, I see them bloom for me and you, And I say to myself, what a wonderful world.
This masterpiece is my most requested song.
The audio sample is an example of a customised 1st dance song. I can customise any song of your choice, making your first dance song very personal and unforgettable.

 

Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton
I feel wonderful because I see the love right in your eyes, And the wonder of it all, is that you just don’t realise how much I love you.
A popular choice for a first dance song.

 

You Are So Beautiful (To Me) by Joe Cocker
You are so beautiful to me, Can’t you see, you’re everything I hoped for, You’re everything to me . . .
Moving lyrics to a romantic ballad. Another great choice!

 

You Are The Sunshine Of My Life by Stevie Wonder
You are the sunshine of my life, and I will always be around . . . I feel like this is the beginning, though I’ve loved you for a million years . . .
Superb composition by Stevie Wonder, the eighth wonder of the world!

 

You Light Up My Life by Kenny Rogers
You light up my life, you give me hope to carry on, You light up my days, and fill my nights with song . . .
A meaningful mid-tempo waltz that is a popular choice for a first dance song.

 

You Make Me Feel Brand New by The Stylistics
. . . Precious friend, you’re someone who I can depend. To walk a path that sometimes bends. God bless you, you make me feel brand new . . .
Great song for a first dance.

 

Your Song by Elton John
I hope you don’t mind that I put down in words. How wonderful life is when you are in my world.
This Elton John song could be your song . . .

 

Your Special Song by The Bride And The Groom

This could be your choice of any song at all. If it is not in my repertoire, I will learn and perform it especially for your first dance, given enough notice.

 

If each of you has a favourite song, and you can’t decide on one song, I will arrange a medley of both your songs to be performed back to back. Three songs? No problem, you will dance to an edited medley of three songs!

Now here’s something to think about.

If you want me to compose a song especially for your first dance, I will get together with you, the special couple, and get ideas from you as to what you want to include in the lyrics, as well as your preference of the style of song. I will then compose and perform your special and very own first dance song!

 

If you opt to have a song on CD for your first dance, I will gladly play it for you, after which I will continue with my music and repertoire custom- chosen by you, the wedding couple.

 

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