Thinking of what music to play at your wedding? The playlist from the blog A Practical Wedding First Dance Songs Volume 1 is one of the best online collections of wedding music to be heard in a while. It has the ideal balance of music that makes for perfect listening and music you can dance to. There are several tracks that you can choose from.
The opening track You Are the Best Thing by Ray Montagne is the best combination of upbeat wedding music with sensitive lyrics that will put everybody in a celebratory mood. That’s How Strong My Love Is by Otis Redding follows on the same scale, but creates a greater sense of intimacy with the soulful rendering accompanied by the acoustics.
The Luckiest by Ben Folds is more heart touching because of the velvety voice of the amazing singer. The song is an ode to the promise of everlasting love and frankly, I fell in love with this song at the moment I heard it. This is followed by Sea of Love by Cat Power, which is the first female rendition in this wedding music collection. The lyrics hearken to the first meeting and take the listeners on a trip down the relationship.
Can’t Help Falling in Love by Ingrid Michaelson is a passionate rendering that is bound to tug the heart strings and is my personal favorite. Life is Beautiful in the uplifting voice of Keb Mo takes the listeners of the wedding music out of the introspective mood and brings a smile to face with the positivity in the lyrics and the orchestra.
For fabulous first dance ideas, Stuck on You by Meiko is an energetic foot-tapping number with catchy beats. Don’t be surprised if you start humming the infectious refrain. The Book of Love in the soulful baritone of The Magnetic Fields sets the perfect mood for contemplations on love and promises. Get up again on the dance floor for more first dance ideas and move to the catchy beats of This Will Be Our Year by The Zombies.
The Promise by Tracy Chapman is a melodious slow track, whereas Tupelo Honey by Van Morrison brings the album to a perfect conclusion to this magnificent wedding music with its winding down mellow tune and the hope of looking forward to a great relationship.
This mix is bound to give truly endless ideas for compiling your own collection of wedding music. Feel free to drop in a word about which songs in this mix are your favorites and are best for some first dance ideas.