Most of you guys may not know this, but I’m kinda of a musical genius.
I could hum ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ and it will sound like Adele singing ‘Someone Like You’ for the first time. I dream up melodies so sick I think it should be recognised as a super power.
So you can imagine how difficult it is living with my other half who doesn’t ‘get’ rhythm. And in a moment of craziness, I’ve asked my other half to pick the music for our wedding.
While I may not care so much about the general playlist throughout the night (and I totally mean it, I really don’t care), I do care a lot about the song we will be dancing to for our first dance.
Here’s the problem, I’m not a good dancer and neither is he. Not only that, we have very different taste in music. Mine is fairly mainstream and his is a lot more “hipster” and “cool”.
On top of that, we don’t really have ‘a song’ that is meaningful to our relationship. I mean, we could both rock out to Taylor Swift’s “22” or “Trouble”; or Lana Del Rey’s “Born to Die”, but I just don’t think they send a good message. So this is the point where we realisee that choosing the music for the first song will be just as difficult as cutting the guest list.
Here are the rules:
1. Classic but not cheesy. Example, we will not be picking ‘My Heart Will Go On’ or ‘Unchained Melody’.
2. Must! be from an artist that he knows.
3. Cannot be about failing relationships. It’ll be a plus if it’s about love.
4. An easy and suitable rhythm to slow dance to.
Here are just some of our ideas:
You think that’s easy? Alright, one of the first songs he picked was Heartbeats by Jose Gonzalez.
It’s actually a really cool song, but think about it. And now move your feet. Now try sloooowwwwwww dancing to this song.
Feels soooo weird slow dancing to this song.
A second suggestion which I fearlessly rejected is Skinny Love by Birdy
I have noooooooo problem with Birdy (have you heard her version of White Winter Hymnal? Some people hate it, I’m one of those that love it), and I have no problem with the song.
It’s just when I tried to dance to it, it’s either too slow or too fast. I’m one of those people who like to dance TO A BEAT, not dancing to the beat feels really awkward. In fact, I can feel my inner bridezilla is stirring to every beat that I’m NOT dancing to.
So, do you have any suggestions?
More importantly, do you think it matters that we don’t dance to the beat? I mean, at this point I don’t know WHAT is right or wrong. In case you have similar problems, then let me get you started on these two website: