Bridal Waltz

#1
Hello

I am new to ballroom dancing and enjoy it very much. Me an my fiance have been learning the waltz and would like to use this dance as our first dance at our wedding. The below were our top 3 songs but I dont think any are waltz songs:

Elvis Costello - She
Louis Armstrong - Wonderful world
Eric Clapton - Wonderful tonight.

Can anyone suggest a good song to dance too? because neither of us can find a song we both like. As you can see from the list above we like old soul and rock music.

Thanks for your time
 
#6
Hello

I am new to ballroom dancing and enjoy it very much. Me an my fiance have been learning the waltz and would like to use this dance as our first dance at our wedding. The below were our top 3 songs but I dont think any are waltz songs:

Elvis Costello - She
Louis Armstrong - Wonderful world
Eric Clapton - Wonderful tonight.

Can anyone suggest a good song to dance too? because neither of us can find a song we both like. As you can see from the list above we like old soul and rock music.

Thanks for your time
Does your dance have to be a waltz? All three of the songs above could support a nightclub two-step, which, with the right choreography, could be quite romantic.

If you really must do a waltz, give us a clue as to what to suggest by telling us what other artists you like.

Also, if you do a Google search on the string "first dance music wedding" you'll come up with an abundance of ideas.
 

etp777

Active Member
#7
Happiness and Heartaches - Des Oconnor
Loved All Along - Shrek Soundtrack
My Cherie - Al martino
A True True Love - Bobby Darin
True Love - Al Martino
Fascination - Nat King Cole
Dance Only With Me - Perry Como

Might not all be great ideas, jsut a few titles out of my waltz collection.
 
#8
Is van morrison - Have I told you lately a waltz?

Well we only have about 8 weeks to go and the waltz is the dance we get on the best with so we would prefer to perfect the waltz rather than learn a new one.
 
#9
Is van morrison - Have I told you lately a waltz?
No, sorry, it's another nightclub two-step.

Well we only have about 8 weeks to go and the waltz is the dance we get on the best with so we would prefer to perfect the waltz rather than learn a new one.
Are you taking dance lessons? If so, be sure to ask your instructor for song suggestions!
 
#10
I am sure that you could find somewhere a "waltz" version of What a wonderful world. I agree this song would be great for a wedding. You can easily count 3 beats on this song if you syncopate it. In this video the band interprets "What a wonderful world" as a waltz: http://video.yahoo.com/watch/337974/2171459. If you like it I am sure that a similar version exists somewhere... Just have to find it.
 

amiko

New Member
#13
Here's a list of contemporary waltz's:
http://www.secretweddingsongs.com/bridal-waltz-songs.html

I suggest I'll Be - Edwin McCain

Some other ones:
Dreamworld (Robin Thicke)
If I Ain't Got You (alicia keys)
Fallin (alicia keys)
Open Arms (journey)
Endless Love (is a 6 count, Diana Ross and Lionel Richie)
When You Say Nothing At All (Allison Krauss)
No Ordinary Love (Sade)
When A Man Loves A Woman (Percy Sledge or Michael Bolton)
At Last (Etta James)
Unchained Melody (The Righteous Brothers)
 
#14
You are suggesting some nice wedding waltzes on this thread. Most of the songs for the wedding dance I hear in our studio are very sad and sappy, more like break up songs. I thought that the music for the wedding dance should be happy and uplifting. It is about the beginning of the ever happy, not the morning of the freedom, or is it:)
 

suburbaknght

Well-Known Member
#16
Here's a list of contemporary waltz's:
http://www.secretweddingsongs.com/bridal-waltz-songs.html

I suggest I'll Be - Edwin McCain

Some other ones:
Dreamworld (Robin Thicke)
If I Ain't Got You (alicia keys)
Fallin (alicia keys)
Open Arms (journey)
Endless Love (is a 6 count, Diana Ross and Lionel Richie)
When You Say Nothing At All (Allison Krauss)
No Ordinary Love (Sade)
When A Man Loves A Woman (Percy Sledge or Michael Bolton)
At Last (Etta James)
Unchained Melody (The Righteous Brothers)
"I'll Be," "Fallin," and "When a Man Loves a Woman," are Viennese waltzes, not slow waltzes. "When You Say Nothing at All," is in 4/4 time and is a rumba, not a waltz, and "At Last" is blues and not danceable at all in the Etta James version (see one of several threads on the song). And those are just the ones I recognize off the top of my head. I would not trust that link to match songs to dance styles for me.
 

suburbaknght

Well-Known Member
#19
While I agree the popular version of the song is harder to dance to, the original LP version from Etta James has a very strong 6/8 beat where, if one is not swayed by the vocal stylings, one could possibly use for a VW.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5bD8URlKhM - Starts at 2:30.
Strange, that's a much stronger beat than I've heard before on any Etta James version. I'm not sure I trust You Tube that that's the original. That said, I maintain I've yet to see a wedding couple that had the dedication to learn Viennese (especially one at that speed) for a wedding dance.
 

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