Are you having trouble choosing the music for your special dances? Maybe a look into what others have done in the past will help you along…


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More often than not, the first dance song is a current Billboard hit. So, as you can imagine, the most popular first dance song is always changing. For example, it seemed like we were playing Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” every weekend for a while. However, as time passes and new songs emerge Sheeran’s hit is fading.

That being said, every now and then couples choose a throwback from Frank Sinatra or Etta James. Usually it’s because the couple has a history with the song or because the lyrics really speak to them.

Couples put more thought behind the meaning and message of their first dance song then they do with something like parent dances…


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Your options for parent dance songs are far more limited since most slow-paced songs are geared toward romance. So, people often choose feel good songs like “In My Life” by The Beatles, “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong, “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra and “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life” by Stevie Wonder. Or they pick from one of the few parent dance songs that are out there like “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts, “I Loved Her First” by Heartland and “Humble And Kind” by Tim McGraw.

With the first dance and parent dance songs out of the way, it’s now time to pick up the pace!


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Everyone wants to end the night on a high note! So, the last dance song is usually full of energy and fun! Couples typically choose a classic stadium rock song that will have everyone singing. That’s why artists like Journey, Bon Jovi and Bruno Mars often close out the night.

In conclusion, the music you choose for your special dances is important. It sets the tone and helps create a specific feeling for that moment in time. Once you create that memory, it will be a song that you’ll treasure forever.

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