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Music Monday: Classic Love Song Redux

Happy Monday, friends! Today we’ve been rocking out to some classic love songs. Actually, swaying with a lit lighter would be a more accurate description. I’m talking about those really classic love songs, the ones that have probably been played at thousands of weddings. Perhaps your parents danced to one of these songs, maybe most of your friends. But just because they’ve been overplayed doesn’t mean they’re overused. You shouldn’t feel like you have to pass up your favorite love song just because so many others have danced to it before you. If At Last is the only song you’ll cheek-to-cheek to, lucky for you there are oodles of fantastic covers. From Joni Mitchell to Beyonce, contemporary artists have covered that song, among others. Some covers are so unique that they become just a shadow of the original tune! So have a listen to these covers of our favorite classic love songs and then see what goodies you can dig up on your own!

What are some of your favorite classic love songs?

Lisa @ Lorio-Ross


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Remix Your Playlist: Dubstep Wedding Songs

There seems to be an upward trend in brides looking for dubstep options for their wedding! We’ve noticed we’re getting a lot of hits on a short post we wrote a while back giving some tips and suggestions on wedding dubstep.

Dubstep is a genre of electronic dance music descended from garage music, characterised by its dark mood, sparse, half-step and two-step rhythms, an average bpm of 140 and an emphasis on sub-bass.  For a little more history and some examples, don’t miss NPR’s Genre Dictionary.

If you’re looking to include some Dubstep in your reception entertainment, keep these few things in mind.

  1. You’ll have to have a DJ. Dubstep is not a genre for bands, but if you can find a great DJ, they might very well be able to remix something especially for you!
  2. A Dubstep heavy reception will not be a success. While the genre has a lot of fantastic beat and rhythm, it often lacks variety and your guests may bore of an evening of only Dubstep. Our advice? Choose a few songs that you know are dance-able and intermix them with other party music and/or give your DJ some direction and let him/her mix based on the mood of the crowd.
Want your First Dance to be dubstep? It definitely offers a unique alternative and the opportunity to have a song specially mixed for the dance. This is our favorite track that we found as a first dance option. It’s a classic First Dance song, with a double twist. Check it out here!
For some other reception dubstep options, check these out…


Don’t forget – it’s your day! Keep your guests in mind, but feel free to include something you love and you may find your guests love it, too!

Have questions about DJ options? Give us a call or shoot us a line. 248.398.9711 //


Lisa @ Lorio-Ross

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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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15 Songs to Skip at Your Reception

The Knot provides us with the top wedding reception songs to pass on.  Some songs are played way too often and are just plain cheesy. Make your wedding reception modern and un-cheesy with this Knot article.

Sneak Preview:

  • Celebration by Cool and the Gang
  • Cha Cha Slide – DJ Casper
  • We Are Family – Sister Sledge

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Veteran’s Day – Army Wedding Music

If you want to recognize the fact that your loved one is in the army/military at your wedding then there are a few songs to help you along the way. Make your wedding scream red, white and blue with this wedding playlist:

  • Travelling Soldier – Dixie Chicks
  • American Soldier – Toby Keith
  • Red, White & Blue – Brian McKnight
  • I Need You – Lynard Skynard
  • Army Song
  • Home – Chris Daughtry
Also, look for songs that deal with long distance relationships or travelling away from your love! Anything that reminds  you of your relationship will be a perfect choice.
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Dollar Dance Wedding Songs

The Dollar Dance is an old tradition where one must pay one dollar to dance with the beautiful bride. Here are some traditional songs that we came across in our research for this special wedding dance:

  • All He Has to Do – Sheri Miller
  • All You Need is Love  – Brad Paisley
  • Baby Mine – Bette Midler
  • Before Your Love – Kelly Clarkson
  • If I Had a Million Dollars – Bare Naked Ladies
  • I Hope  You Dance – LeAnne Womack
  • Save the Last Dance for Me – Michael Buble
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Elton John
  • Material Girl – Madonna
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Dubstep Wedding Songs

If you love dubstep and want it at your wedding, don’t hesitate! You can do a few dubstep songs throughout the night, have a full playlist or just do a main song (like your first dance) in dubstep.  This would be ideal for a DJ job and definitely not something a live band could handle. Tons of DJs live to remix songs, so if you want some original mixes in there, look around for your ideal DJ.  Also, plenty of your favorite songs might already have a dubstep remix version, so surf the web and see what you can find! Here are some awesome examples that we dug up:


Oh I Had – Ruby Frost and Mt. Eden

Wedding March – Double Deejays

Wedding March Remix – Craig Frequent

Hold It Against Me Remix – Britney Spears

Cinema – Skrillex

Wedding Dress Remix – Kevin Lien


Helpful Links:

Dubstep Wedding Dance

Awesome Dubstep Wedding Video

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