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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

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

 

Lisa @ Lorio Ross

 

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Classic Wedding Songs: Music Makes a Lasting Impression

Why do some love songs turn up as wedding favorites again and again? There isn’t a Top 10 list out there that doesn’t include at least 1 lasting standard. I gathered up some of our band leaders to ask them what they thought about it.

Clearly, what makes a great love song is personal. It is part great melody and thought-felt lyrics but, for couples, it’s all about the setting. Perhaps Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers just happened to be playing when you first kissed or Home, from Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, was on in the pub when you accidentally tripped and bumped in to her, spilling her Herbal Sour all over the bar. (People meet in funny ways, okay?!).

As personal and sentimental as love songs can be, there must be other motivators behind the resurgence and staying power of classic love songs. For our band leaders, the consensus seems to be that popular culture has a pretty huge impact.

‘Take the movie, Father of the Bride, for instance. I remember shortly after that movie came out we were playing a wedding and some kids, maybe 10 or 11 years old, came up to request Build Me Up Buttercup. So we play it. And suddenly everyone is on the dance floor, and everyone is singing along. Kids, teenagers, grandparents. I mean everyone. Movie play a big part.’ Kim McKinney, L’USA

Think about all the great love songs featured in films! Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On was made famous by the movie Titanic. Everyone remembers the scene in Ghost that features The Righteous Brothers’ Unchained Melody. But not every wedding scene translates to a big wedding hit. As great as this scene is, I’m not sure this song  made any Top 10 lists.

Here are a couple of popular and long-standing wedding songs in their featured movie spotlight! Don’t you just love a good movie scene…

But here’s the thing… it isn’t just movies. Think for a moment about all the other avenues through which we’re exposed to music. How many times have you seen the latest Apple commercial and thought, ‘well that’s a catchy tune’. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes Home was featured in a Palm commercial and became an instant hit. And while Etta James’ At Last has been a go-to wedding choice for, well, ever! The President and First Lady certainly didn’t do any harm choosing it as the song for their inaugural ball dance.

What is your favorite love song from a movie?

Lisa @ Lorio-Ross

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