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Lyrics matter with wedding songsDance

Lyrics matter with wedding songs

We wrote about the ‘Great American Songbook’ a couple of weeks ago. Those timeless songs are defined by not only great melodies, but great words. And lyrics matter with wedding songs, which is why contemporary couples still have us play these standards. By contrast, too many contemporary songwriters don’t seem…
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May 13, 2024
The Great American SongbookDance

The Great American Songbook

Will singers still be singing Taylor Swift songs fifty to a hundred years from now? Time will tell. Time HAS weighed in on a canon of American songs dubbed “The Great American Songbook.” These are songs that have withstood the test of time. The Great American Songbook Foundation defines these…
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April 29, 2024
top Reba McEntire wedding songsDance

Country music Super Bowl snub

Have you notice the absence of country music stars from the Super Bowl halftime shows? You have to go all the way back to 2003 when Shania Twain performed to see country music showcased at television's biggest event. And yet next to Rock, Country is the US’s most popular music…
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February 19, 2024
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Usher vs. Toby

Two music giants were just in the news. Country star Toby Keith passed away last week after a cancer battle. And R & B star, Usher, performed at the Super Bowl halftime show. Mr. Keith was a big deal in country music circles, selling over 40 million albums. Although he…
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February 12, 2024
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Elvis tops Taylor and Ed

Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeren are two of the biggest music stars of the era. Nonetheless, a long dead rock legend headlines the list of top first dance songs of 2023. Yes, Elvis Presley's 1961 hit love song, “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” knocked Ed Sheeren’s “Perfect” off the top…
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February 5, 2024
Can't get enoughDance

Jennifer Lopez’s ode to weddings Weddings are a foundational element of our culture. Singer/actress Jennifer Lopez loves weddings so much she’s done it not once, not twice … but four times! Her new music video, “Can’t Get Enough,” (above) pokes fun at her marital history. Ms. Lopez’s first hubby was actor/producer, Ojani Noa, followed…
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January 15, 2024
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Ever thought of a novelty song for your wedding?

What the heck is a novelty song? They don’t make ‘em much anymore, and yet they were practically an industry in the 1950s and 1960s. There are some very funny ones that, if you have the courage, could delight your guests and create THE wedding experience everyone talks about for…
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January 8, 2024
Top love songs of the 21st centuryDance

Top love songs of the 21st century

This is a wedding blog. Love songs play an important role in the overall scheme of wedding entertainment, especially when it comes to the first dance.  Interestingly, Billboard Magazine said fewer love songs are being written these days when compared to pop songs of the 20th century. This should concern…
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December 11, 2023