Anyway, as I was listening to it, I started to remember how hard it was to pick a song. Everyone focuses on the sentiment attached to picking a first song, but in reality what it is hard is picking a song you can dance to. If you remember, we originally wanted M. Ward's "To Go Home" to be our song, but found it impossible to dance to (you can read the whole story here), so we ended up choosing "Brand New Start" by Little Joy.
But for so many reasons this ended up being the perfect song choice, from the very first line to the chorus to the lyrics to the overall sentiment. And it's a kickass song. So, you know, there's that.
Seriously, though, picking a song for your first dance is one of those tough things that really makes you feel the pressure. You want to pick something that you can both stomach and that expresses how you feel about each other, all at a reasonable enough tempo that you can manage to avoid stepping on each other's toes. Plus, it's always preferable if it doesn't use the words "bitches" or "hoes." So, you know, that's a lot of work! *Plus* if you're anything like me, it falls to the bottom of your list no matter what your relationship to music is like. We love music, but we had so much else to do that it just wasn't our first priority. And yet, everyone seems to manage to find a song in the end. And often it is the perfect song! How in the world does it happen??
What was/is your first dance song? How did you decide?
PS. If you haven't chosen, Project Wedding has a fairly extensive list of suggestions.
PPS. What I really wanted for our first dance was 30 seconds of Lionel Richie's "Say You, Say Me" and then a record scratch, cut to M. Ward's "To Go Home." A.P. was sooo not down with it. He didn't think it was funny and he HATED the record scratch soundbyte. Lol...that was a battle I lost early on.