First Dance for Friends turned Bride and Groom?
April 1, 2013 12:17 PM   Subscribe

It's another wedding question.. I'm getting married on April 26th (yay) and I'm looking for a good first dance song that reflects our history as a couple. We were best friends for about 6 years before we started seriously dating and I'd love to dance to a song that reflects that. My fiance mentioned Can't Fight this Feeling by REO Speedwagon but I was looking for other suggestions. Any type of music is okay except country because we aren't big country fans. Thanks!
posted by AngryLlama to Human Relations (26 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
Joshua Radin's I'd Rather Be With You.
posted by sweetkid at 12:20 PM on April 1, 2013

Crowded House, Something so Strong
Pat Benatar, We Belong
Tears for Fears, Head over Heels
Etta James, At Last
posted by kinetic at 12:24 PM on April 1, 2013 [3 favorites]

Whenever I Call You Friend - Stevie Nicks/Kenny Loggins
posted by carmicha at 12:24 PM on April 1, 2013

Queen -- You're My Best Friend
posted by blurker at 12:25 PM on April 1, 2013 [15 favorites]

I'll Be with You by the Black Lips. Sort of surf rock/garage rock, really sweet. Thinking about it for my upcoming wedding too. Congrats!
posted by dysh at 12:30 PM on April 1, 2013

Friends and Lovers by Gloria Loring and Carl Anderson.
posted by xingcat at 12:32 PM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]

The White Stripes - We are going to be friends
posted by Captain_Science at 12:33 PM on April 1, 2013 [2 favorites]

"I Could Write a Book" by Harry Connick, Jr. from the "When Harry Met Sally" soundtrack
posted by singinginmychains at 12:39 PM on April 1, 2013 [2 favorites]

Daft Punk - Something About Us
posted by 4ster at 12:40 PM on April 1, 2013

Save the Best for Last - Vanessa Williams

All of the nights you came to me
When some silly girl had set you free
You wondered how you'd make it through
I wondered what was wrong with you

Cause how could you give your love to someone else
And share your dreams with me
Sometimes of everything you're looking for
It's the one thing you can't see
posted by mazienh at 12:45 PM on April 1, 2013 [2 favorites]

Lucky--Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat
posted by biscuits at 1:15 PM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]

Ben Kweller - Run
posted by bahama mama at 1:55 PM on April 1, 2013

The Philosopher Kings: Out of the Blue.
Chantal Kreviazuk: Feels Like Home.
posted by yawper at 2:19 PM on April 1, 2013

Pulp - Something Changed
posted by Vervain at 2:31 PM on April 1, 2013

I understand you said "No country", but I'm going to suggest You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This by Toby Keith anyway.
posted by themanwho at 2:57 PM on April 1, 2013

Was also going to suggest Queen, You're My Best Friend.

White Stripes We Are Gonna Be Friends is sooooo sweet.

Also, Elvis Presley, I Can't Help Falling in Love With You.

posted by loveyallaround at 5:00 PM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]

Weezer - My best friend
posted by jeoc at 5:19 PM on April 1, 2013

Wille Nelson, hands on the wheel.
posted by dpx.mfx at 5:43 PM on April 1, 2013

Jack Johnson - Better Together
posted by bowmaniac at 7:17 PM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]

Something by Eva Cassidy maybe? She does a beautiful version of 'Fields of Gold', though that might not convey quite the feeling you're after.

Congratulations on the impending marriage :)
posted by wolfgirl at 8:19 PM on April 1, 2013

Nothing Matters When We're Dancing - Magnetic Fields

The first line is "Dance with me, my old friend..."
posted by dry white toast at 9:15 PM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]

Same situation as my husband - we considered "Beauty and the Beast" BECAUSE it was cheesy and potentially funny, but ended up with "I finally found someone" by Barbara Streisand and Bryan Adams.
posted by shazzam! at 2:56 AM on April 2, 2013

Response by poster: Thanks for all the great suggestions! Now I get to spend the day listening to love songs..
posted by AngryLlama at 7:24 AM on April 2, 2013

(I'm sleep deprived and missed the no country caveat. here's norah jones doing Hands on the Wheel. We liked the "no place to hide, I looked in your eyes and I found myself in you" and "I looked to the stars, tried all of the bars, and I'd nearly gone up in smoke" -- as in we tried it all -- and then found ourselves in each other. Anyway.)
posted by dpx.mfx at 10:47 AM on April 2, 2013

It's almost time. Did you guys choose a song?

And congratulations!
posted by blurker at 7:04 PM on April 16, 2013

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