Thursday, June 19, 2008

get ready to swoon

Jake and I have really been wrestling with our first dance song. We have hired a pretty talented band that can play almost anything, which is fortunate due to our somewhat atypical song list. How many bands could play all Wilco through dinner? For that first song, however, I want something that is easy to dance to so that we can just hold each other and enjoy the moment. We have nearly identical taste in music and this has been one aspect of planning that we both enjoy. Jake surprised me by signing us up for dance lessons (cutie pie), and we have decided to just pick up some fun moves and get comfortable dancing to our song rather than create a choreographed show.

Here is one of the songs that we have been considering. When Jake and I were just friends, he was regularly writing a great blog about local politics and other random things that interested him. He would often post links to his favorite songs. We had our first date on Valentine's Day and he posted this song for me. I dare you to not grab someone and slow dance while you listen to it!



Otis Redding, These Arms of Mine

7 comments:

  1. i love otis redding, good choice! his version of "my girl" is one of my favorites.

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  2. Oh yeah, I'm swooning! I LOVE this, it is so romantic/nostalgic/classic with a hip feel. Great choice!

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  3. This was our first dance song! I just wish it was longer!

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  4. This song makes me think of Dirty dancing !

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  5. this is a fantastic song! it was on Entertainment Weekly's list of top love songs a few years ago. I put it on a CD with all the other songs and listen to it every valentine's day. good choice!

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  6. I am so glad you all love this song as much as I do!

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  7. what are you thinking for the father/daughter dance and the mother/son dance?? we're stuck on that right now...

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