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Wedding Wednesday: 5 Sing-A-Long Last Dance Songs

Last week we offered up some silly last dance songs; tunes to bid farewell to your guests with a laugh. This week we want to give you some options that are fun in a different way. By the end of the night, if your band or DJ is good, your guests will have danced and sang and swayed and all that other good dance party stuff. Here are some songs that will help you end your night on that high note!

The dance song to end all dance parties, I’ve Had The Time of My Life is sure to get people moving and belting out the lyrics.

Love Will Keep Us Together

All You Need Is Love

Last Dance



Next week, we’ll post 5 sentimental last dance songs!


Lisa @ Lorio Ross



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Wedding Wednesday: 5 Silly Last Dance Songs

Want to end your wedding reception with a laugh? Here are 5 songs that are sure to make your guests smile (or smirk, we can’t make any promises!)

Next Wedding Wednesday, come back for 5 Sing-a-long Last Dance Songs!


Lisa @ Lorio-Ross


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Wedding Wednesday: Recessionals (‘Home’ Alternatives)

‘Home‘ by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros really took the wedding industry by storm. It’s makes for such a super recessional or an eclectic first dance option; it’s a song that’s almost impossible not to love. With a really fantastic melody and a contagious sing-a-long chorus, we totally get why couples swooned! But that song came out in 2010 and it’s 2012 people! Inspired by the catchy chorus and the hippy-folk-group feel, here are some wedding recessional alternatives for anyone looking for that ‘Home’ kinda feel.

There’s no better way to start off the list than with Edward Sharpe front man, Alexander Ebert. ‘A Million Years’ has that same fetching feeling and, have you actually heard the lyrics? They’re big and fantastical and oh-so-full of love!

I love you like, grave danger like, moon shining disguise. When I wake up with your make up and spread blush across the sky.


Here’s the good news, couples… you don’t have to abandon the lovable Edward Sharpe and his friends! This song has wedding recessional written all over it!

No matter what!
You’ve got my love to lean on darling.


Of Monsters and Men offers a similar sound with a female lead and male back up. You may have to stretch your imagination a bit with the lyrics but this strange love song offers a sweet-sounding beat. We’ll let you figure out what a lionheart is.

And as the world comes to an end

I’ll be here to hold your hand

Cause you’re my king and I’m your lionheart.


Givers are young, fresh and a little kooky. Just as with all the others, this tune will probably lead your guests to toe tapping and knee slapping. You probably just want to go ahead and plan to skip down the aisle.

In the light, there’s still stormin’
In the shade, there’s still warmin’
You’ll see – What you’ll be
In the grey, there’s still colors
Without fade, inside lovers
We’ll be, yeah, we’ll be


I Would Do Anything for You‘ by Foster The People is a little more indie-pop than ‘Home‘ but we think it deserves to be on this list because it’s fun and the lyrics are, bottom line, beautiful.

Oo la love, I’ve fallen in love, and it’s better this time than ever before.


Looking for processionals, too? Check these out!


Lisa @ Lorio-Ross

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Reviews! The Jerry Ross Band

Thank you to former bride, Melissa, for posting this wonderful review for The Jerry Ross Band! You can find the original review on our Wedding Wire listing here.

This band is absolutely amazing! They were referred to us by my father in law and I am so glad that they were. The Lorio Ross group that manages them are very professional and will work with you to come up with exactly the type of night you want. They know what gets people up on the dance floor. My wedding was on New Years Eve, so, it was very important that the night was lively. The Jerry Ross Band knocked it out of the park. Everyone was dancing the night away! They can take any song and perfect it. Amazing work! At the end of the night, Gwen even made sure to come and ask my husband and I if we wanted anything else played. Awesome!

Thanks, from The Jerry Ross Band!


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Add To Your Playlist: 3 More Can’t Go Wrong Dance Songs

Last Music Monday, we shared 9 great picks to keep the party going strong at your corporate event or wedding reception. We asked readers to suggest their pick for #10. Read the original post here and then check out these suggestions from our readers!

1. Girls Just Want To Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper

The Tune: Cyndi Lauper’s breakthrough hit, Girls Just Want To Have Fun resonates with women of all ages and is a pop-culture legacy of the 80s. With the song’s contagious beat, Lauper’s eccentric moves, and lyrics that are begging to be sung in masses, this tune is a great pick for our list!

The Groove: Lauper offers plenty of inspiration in the video. Think side stepping with bold arm movements, or fanning your skirt while you sway. The beat offers a perfect opportunity for a train, which should only encourage guests to belt out the lyrics of this feminist anthem.

2. Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry

The Tune: A true one-hit-wonder with a title inspired by the times. For a band that normally played hard rock, this funk rock song really hit a chord with fans, propelling the tune to the top of the charts.

The Groove: Thanks to our friend, David, for these suggested dance moves: Step side to side while nodding your head to the beat. Singing along only in anticipation of the guitar solo at which you stop dancing to play your air guitar.

2. Feel So Close To You – Calvin Harris

The Tune: A classic club thumper with wistful lyrics makes this a great choice to get people to hit the dance floor! Bonus points for another surefire singalong chorus. This is Indie meets Dance at its best. We predict Feel So Close To You is going to be a popular request this wedding season.

The Groove: This song has a great, rhythmic, repetitious beat so go with it! As long as your moving in some sort of bouncy fashion, you should be good!

Be sure to check out the intense dubstep remix of Feel So Close To You from Nero… here.

What are you planning on adding to your playlist to ensure your guests bust-a-move?

Lisa @ Lorio-Ross

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Harry Potter Themed Wedding

Last week we wrote about having a Twilight Themed Wedding and today we are here to round out the fantasy-movie-themed wedding ideas with our take on a Harry Potter wedding. Butter Beer, chocolate frogs, goblets, rich colors and magic wands. You get the idea. Throughout the many, many Harry Potter books you can find ideas to fill your reception up with a real Hogwarts feel. Once again, as with any theme, you can go all out and get serious with Gryffindor place cards and flying owls. Or you can keep the magical feel of Harry Potter and keep things simple. It’s all up to how much you love HP! We recommend using songs from the Harry Potter Soundtracks and getting creative with other wedding tunes that have to deal with the subject. Let the magic begin!


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20 First Dance Songs with a Twist

Choosing your first dance song can be a very challenging activity. The Knot recommends taking classic songs and using a covered version. This way you get the classic sound, but with a modern twist. Here are the twenty songs that they list:

  1. I Melt With You, Nouvelle Vague (original by Modern English)
  2. No Ordinary Love, Deftones (original by Sade)
  3. The Way You Look Tonight, Harry Connick Jr. (original by Fred Astaire)
  4. Your Song, Ewan McGregor (original by Elton John)
  5. Is This Love, Rihanna (original by Bob Marley)
  6. L.O.V.E., Joss Stone (original by Nat King Cole)
  7. The Best Is Yet To Come, Tony Bennett (original by Frank Sinatra)
  8. At Last, Beyonce (original by Etta James)
  9. Make You Feel My Love, Adele (original by Bob Dylan)
  10. Wild Horses, The Sundays (original by The Rolling Stones)
  11. To Love Somebody, Damien Rice and Ray LaMontagne (original by the Bee Gees)
  12. Heaven, DJ Sammy (original by Bryan Adams)
  13. Crazy In Love, Snow Patrol (original by Beyonce)
  14. Across the Universe, Rufus Wainwright (original by The Beatles)
  15. That’s How Strong My Love Is, The Rolling Stones (original by Otis Redding)
  16. Here Comes the Sun, Nina Simone (original by George Harrison)
  17. Crazy Love, Michael Buble (original by Van Morrison)
  18. Grow Old With Me, The Postal Service (original by John Lennon)
  19. Can’t Help Falling In Love, UB40 (original by Elvis Presley)
  20. Endless Love, Glee Cast (original by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie)

Check out the article for videos and other helpful information.

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