The Great American Songbook

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 songs like this: The “Great…

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Usher vs. Toby

2024 Super Bowl halftime show

Two music giants were just in the news. Country star Toby Keith passed away a couple of weeks ago 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 never had…

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Elvis tops Taylor and Ed

top first dance songs of 2023

Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeren are 2 of the biggest stars around. 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 of the list, according to the Real Weddings…

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Who says you can change the order of traditional wedding dances?

traditional wedding dances

The quick answer to the headline is: you. YOU can change the order of traditional wedding dances if that is your wish. Is it a good idea? Maybe, maybe not. What are the traditional wedding dances most couples request? The couple’s first dance. The Parent’s dance. The anniversary dance. The money dance. Depending on the…

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Top love songs of the 21st century

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 all of us. As music…

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Best Lionel Richie wedding songs

best Lionel Richie wedding songs

Lionel Richie is a hall of fame songwriter who has written too many great love songs to be covered in a single blogpost. He’s won 4 Grammy Awards and has written/co-written/lovingly crafted some of the finest ballads of his generation. You’ve seen him serve as a judge on American Idol. And now that you’re planning…

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The timeless wedding music of Tony Bennett

wedding music of Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett died this past week at the age of 96. In considering his seven decade singing career, something stands out: his fan base was ridiculously broad. You wouldn’t think young music lovers (like you) would be the least bit interested in an aging crooner, but they were. And the wedding music of Tony Bennett…

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Gordon Lightfoot love songs for weddings

Gordon Lightfoot love songs

“I can’t think of any Gordon Lightfoot song I don’t like. Every time I hear a song of his, it’s like I wish it would last forever.” That is high praise, coming as it does from the legendary Bob Dylan. The Canadian, Mr. Lightfoot, passed away last week, leaving behind a legacy of beautiful music.…

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Should an Irish blessing be a part of your wedding day?

Irish blessing

An Irish blessing transcends your tribe. These blessings express the depth of the human condition with such sweetness, soul, and wit that couples throughout the world embrace them on their wedding day. An Irish Blessing resonates with the non-religious as well as people of faith. They are soulful, without necessarily invoking God, although He is…

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Let’s Face the Music and Dance

Let's Face the Music and Dance

Traditional wedding vows pledge fidelity for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, and in sickness and in health. They acknowledge that life presents us with bumps in the road. But the bumps are so much more manageable when two are bound together by love and share the journey. No wedding love song better expresses…

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