Favorite Waltz Music

Peaches

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It's certainly gorgeous. But I find that after a couple of tracks by Secret Garden I end up with an urge to cry, slit my wrists, or both. LOL.
 

Br0nze

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It's certainly gorgeous. But I find that after a couple of tracks by Secret Garden I end up with an urge to cry, slit my wrists, or both. LOL.
O my... that's quite unfortunate lol I think Secret Garden's intent is neither one of those! That being said, I must agree with you, and that feeling is exactly why I never play 'Nocture' or 'Songs from...' more than twice (unless I absolutely must).
 

Peaches

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O my... that's quite unfortunate lol I think Secret Garden's intent is neither one of those! That being said, I must agree with you, and that feeling is exactly why I never play 'Nocture' or 'Songs from...' more than twice (unless I absolutely must).
Oh, it's gorgeous alright. And I'm sure that's not their intent. I just tend to find slow waltzes utterly depressing after a while. One time I was somewhere listening to a raft of them together and...yep...ended up crying, completely out of the blue. T'was a most unusual and unsettling moment...glad a friend was around for comfort.

I guess I should point out that I have the same reaction to the St. Elmo's Fire theme. Long story. LOL.
 

wonderwoman

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Certain waltz songs put me to sleep. Lets not do a thread listing those ;)
I don't learn their names anyway!

You Light Up My Life was the first waltz that ever really moved me. I was dancing with my teacher during a social, I think it was that song, but it just felt like gliding on air. It was so relaxed and effortless. I didn't know where that came from.

Lately it's been anything but relaxed and effortless, not complaining! We're working on it now!
 
Favorite Waltz Tunes to Dance To?

What are some of your favorite waltz tunes to dance to? The ones that sweep me along with them include: "Weekend in New England" by Barry Manilow; "Dreaming My Dreams with You" by Alison Krauss. "My Coloring Book" and "Where Is Your Heart" by Percy Faith; "Next Time" and "The Girl with the Sun in Her Hair" by John Barry; various waltzes by Enya (such as "It's in the Rain", "China Roses", "A Moment Lost", "Stars and Midnight Blue", and "Watermark"--though the later has a bit of a tricky rhythm at times); slower renditions of "Come Saturday Morning", such as by the Mystic Moods Orchestra; "Around the World" by Nat King Cole; "Musetta's Waltz"; "Charade" and "Moon River" (of course) by Andy Williams; and so many more! :p
 

kckc

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Mine is the theme from the Cider House Rules. Never gets old for me...love starting practice with that one.

that is my favorite also. I have noticed at my social venue that whenever that comes on, no matter how many people are there, the room becomes silent- no talking or moving around of chairs, just people floating around the floor. It is kind of cool when it happens...

for those who aren't sure what that song is (also in the Michigan tourism ads), check it out on youtube (sorry, no time to search right now, type in Wenn Du Liebst or Cider House Rules)
 
I'm Free - Amber

Amore e Musica - Russell Watson

The Shores of the Swilly - Ballroom Emotions

Earth - Gladiator Soundtrack

It is you - Dana Glover

Dark Waltz - Phantom of the Opera

When You Believe - Whitney Houston & Mariah Carey

Windsong - Mighty Joe Young Soundtrack

Theme from Papillion
 
that is my favorite also. I have noticed at my social venue that whenever that comes on, no matter how many people are there, the room becomes silent- no talking or moving around of chairs, just people floating around the floor. It is kind of cool when it happens...

for those who aren't sure what that song is (also in the Michigan tourism ads), check it out on youtube (sorry, no time to search right now, type in Wenn Du Liebst or Cider House Rules)
Thank you! I never knew the name of that song! You're right, it never gets old (to me)! :D
 
Slow Waltz:
"At This Moment" Michael Buble
"When I Said I Do" Clint Black & List Hartman Black

Viennese:
"Ordinary Day" Vanessa Carlton
"Billie Jean" David Cook
"Breakaway" Kelly Clarkson
"Cry" Kelly Clarkson
"Already Gone" Sugarland
 

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