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best Adele love songs
Dance
February 10, 2020

Best Adele love songs for weddings

Adele burst onto the music scene in 2009 and has never looked back. The 2009 Grammy Awards named her best new artist and best female pop vocal performance. Although she’s known for writing compelling break-up ballads, she knows her way around a love song, too. Let’s take a look at some of the best Adele love songs for weddings. Remedy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jT1taJStGOk Adele sings that love is the cure for what ails us in life with these sweet lyrics: But when the pain cuts you deep When the night keeps you from sleeping Just look and you will see That I…
Broadway love song
Dance
January 27, 2020

More Broadway love songs for your first dance

Broadway has produced a plethora of passionate love songs over the decades. But you’ve got to carefully review the lyrics, because not every Broadway love song works for your first dance. For example, the epic “If I Loved You” from Carousel is an endearing love song with a melody that soars and touches the soul. But the qualifying word, “if”, in the title disqualifies it from consideration. There is no ‘if’ when it comes to your love affair! Or take another Rodger’s & Hammerstein standard, “Something Wonderful” from “The King and I.” The lyric is sweet … This is a…
best Broadway songs
Dance
January 20, 2020

Best Broadway songs for your first dance

This blog loves to write about the great songs you can consider for your first dance for your Cincinnati wedding. There are so many options. We’ve written about contemporary and classic songs couples request for their first dance. Today’s blog considers some of the best Broadway songs for your wedding reception first dance. In light of the phenomenal success of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera,” it’s not surprising that its pivotal love song is often requested. “All I Ask of You” is a soaring tribute to love, each lyric dripping with passion: Say you love me every…
Stevie Wonder’s classic first dance song
Dance
December 16, 2019

Stevie Wonder’s classic first dance song

Stevie Wonder released his best-selling album, “Songs in the Key of Life,” in 1976. He jammed 21 songs into the album which explored a wide variety of musical genres. One track from the album, “As,” is a popular wedding song. In fact, The Knot lists it #2  on their list of classic first dance songs. Sheer exuberance describes these lovely lyrics: As around the sun the earth know she's revolving And the rose buds know to bloom in early May Just as hate know love's the cure You can rest your mind assure That I'll be loving you always. “As”…
romantic first dance song
Dance
December 2, 2019

The most romantic first dance song

The Knot lists John Legend’s “All of Me” as the most romantic first dance song around, perfect for your first wedding dance song. “All of me” became Legend’s first #1 hit when it was released on 2013. He dedicated the song to his wife, television personality and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, Chrissie Teigen. More people have listened to the song on YouTube than live in the entire United States. We’re talking 360 million! Take a listen as Legend accompanies the song with a lone piano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R21EU8SKUM0 The lyrics drip with romance: 'Cause all of me Loves all of you Love…
Cole Porter for Millennials
Dance
November 18, 2019

Cole Porter for Millennials

Cole Porter transformed music in America by writing smart, witty, and totally catchy songs for theater and popular culture. And yet he is even less known among millennials than George Gershwin, who we wrote about last week. Millennials should get to know this giant, because he wrote love songs still requested at weddings today. Unlike George Gershwin, who relied on his brother for song lyrics, Cole Porter wrote both the music and the words. Born in Peru, Indiana, his small-town midwest upbringing was an unassuming start in life for a man who created such sophisticated music, often embellished with daring…
Gershwin for Millennials
Dance
November 11, 2019

Gershwin for Millennials

George Gershwin is one of the greatest American songwriters ever. His songs are still played at Cincinnati weddings to this day, and yet 3 out of 10 millennials have never heard of him. Gershwin lived and died in the early part of the 20th century. Songs have changed dramatically since that golden era. The Spanish National Research Council did a pretty amazing study on the subject. They analyzed 464,411 song recordings from 1955 to 2010. A trend leapt out. Songs became less complex, using fewer chords. The timbral diversity became blander and more homogenized as contemporary songs used a smaller…
Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect”
Dance
September 9, 2019

The battle for best first dance song

Spotify has Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” listed as number three on their list of top wedding songs. Bruno Mars’ “Marry You” comes in at number two, and Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” comes in at number one. Since we’ve already written about “Thinking Out Loud,” let’s focus on the other two songs. "Marry You" Mars co-wrote and recorded “Marry You” in 2010 on his debut album, “Doo-Wops & Hooligans.” Despite the fact that the song wasn’t released as a single, it was still certified platinum three times by Music Canada and two times by the Australian Recording Industry Association. What a hit!…
wedding procession song
CeremonyDance
July 22, 2019

Think outside the box for your wedding procession song

You can’t go wrong with Pachebel’s Canon or Vivaldi’s Spring for walking down the aisle. On the other hand, suppose you want to be a little different? What about Leonard Cohen’s rock classic, “Hallelujah”? And for an additional twist, how about the a cappella group Pentatonix’s take on this classic? Take a listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRP8d7hhpoQ Cohen’s lyrics are mysterious, laced with biblical references without really being religious. Some call it the ultimate secular hymn. The joyful repetition of the word ‘hallelujah’ certainly creates a celebratory mystique for walking down the aisle. Something for you to consider. The Canadian Mr. Cohen wrote the…
Top Elton John love songs
Dance
July 15, 2019

Top Elton John love songs for weddings

Elton John is back! Actually, Elton has never been gone. His four decade career continues to roll, especially with the release of the recent “Rocketman” biopic. As one of the most prolific songwriters of his generation, it seems fitting to look at the top Elton John love songs for weddings. Not all Elton love songs work for weddings Elton has written a ton of love songs, but not all are a good fit for weddings, like his little-known “Sweetheart on Parade.” On the other hand, he has crafted an eclectic playlist of unique love songs that capture the sweetness and…