The song we chose for our first dance at our wedding was “Little Trip to Heaven (On the Wings of Your Love)” by Tom Waits. Not that we’re necessarily huge Tom Waits fans, it just seemed like a nice romantic song that was easier to dance to than some of our other choices, not to mention there was no hint of depression in it, which is a little difficult to come by in a love song. I was just thinking of the runners-up the other day, and I thought I’d post them here, for no reason whatsoever really.
Our actual song (actually I couldn’t find the exact version on YouTube so this is a slightly different version):
Probably my number one choice was “To Be Alone with You” by Bob Dylan, but Greg not being a big dancer, we figured it was a little risky to have a more fast-paced song. But still, I regret it just a bit…
This one was a close second, except Greg and I came to a disagreement when he decided he doesn’t like Nashville Skyline-era Bob Dylan. Crazy.
Bob Dylan – “Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here with You”
The Zombies – “This Will Be Our Year”
The Velvet Underground – “I Found a Reason”
If there was a song that could be considered “our song”, it would probably be “I Put a Spell on You” by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, but clearly we would have no idea how to dance to it, and it would probably freak everyone out.