(from Weddingchicks. This has nothing to do with dance songs except how super awesome our first dance will be!)
Our original no-brainer choice for our first dance song was Luckiest by Ben Folds. It was sort of "our song" for a few years, when we would pine for each other over the distance of a 4-hour drive between different colleges. It's a gorgeous song, a tear-jerker, and it really speaks to how meant-for-each other we feel.
This was Mr. and Mrs. Hamster's first dance song, and it was beeautiful!!
However, after eight years of loving this song... it almost didn't feel right anymore. Like we were trying to fit into an old pair of shoes we'd grown out of. You know? And there's the part about the couple dying, and it's poetically lovely, but I've been worried about that line...
More recently, I've found myself listening to Bright Eye's First Day of My Life on loop on the subway. I love that it is a little up beat, it speaks to how long we've waited to get hitched, and "remember the time you drove all night, just to meet me in the morning" really happened... okay well, Mr. Thimble borrowed a friend's car and drove to Allentown from Penn State on a whim on a Wednesday night and went back in the wee hours. I just, LOVE this song. Everything about it:
This is currently on the books with our band as the song we are using for our first dance.
But... of course... I'm reconsidering again. Shouldn't we choose something more timeless and classic? But I don't want to choose a song that doesn't necessarily mean anything to us or that just looks like we picked it because it's timeless and classic (and cookie cutter).
And then it dawned on me. We were listening to it at work this morning and I was thinking about how much I always love this song when it comes on, and I suddenly saw Mr. Thimble and I swaying happily to it as our families looked on and thought what a lovely choice it is for us...
It's like it was right in front of my face the whole time! Mr. T and I love The Beatles, and I love that this Across the Universe cover is slower, soulful, and just a tiny but more current and trendy but not as trendy as the Bright Eyes song. The lyrics aren't super serious- they're simple, like us. And heck, we met in high school, and it represents our youthful longing at the beginning of our relationship. No?
I love it. And Mr. Thimble pointed out that our guests will all actually know this song which is another bunch of points in its' favor.
What are you using for your first dance song? How did you choose?