*Charming Classic First Dance Songs*

Posted in: Music, Pearls of Wedding Wisdom On: June 26, 2015

We have some charming first dance suggestions on the blog today.

You can’t beat some smooth jazz sounds and the classic voices of the Rat Pack. My grandparents have been hugely influential on my musical tastes and I grew up listening to the sweet sounds of Doris Day and Ella Fitzgerald, the soothing voice of Louis Armstrong and the charming tones of the swing legends, such as Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra. If you are having a vintage wedding, choosing a classic song might be worth considering.

When we got married, our first dance was to ‘Let There Be Love’ by Nat King Cole. My husband and I are huge fans of his music, it was the first song we ever danced to and the classic tones suited our vintage style wedding. 

*Sparkle Pearls and Lace* has some beautiful songs that would be perfect for a first dance with a more vintage feel and would also be great for a choreographed dance, whether it be a waltz or jive, a foxtrot or a quick step…

‘A Kiss To Build A Dream On’ – Louis Armstrong or Steve Tyrell

‘A Sunday Kind Of Love’ – Etta James

‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Louis Armstrong

‘Ain’t That A Kick In The Head’ – Dean Martin

‘All I Have To Do Is Dream’ – The Everly Brothers

‘All The Way’ – Frank Sinatra

‘Almost Like Being In Love’ – Nat King Cole

‘Anything Goes’ – Ella Fitzgerald or Frank Sinatra

‘As Time Goes By’ – Jimmy Durante

‘At Last’ – Etta James

‘Because Of You’ – Tony Bennett

‘Bewitched’ – Peggy Lee or Steve Lawrence

‘Beyond The Sea’ – Bobby Darin or Frank Sinatra or Michael Buble

‘Bout Time’ – Louis Armstrong

‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’ – Elvis Presley

‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’ – Andy Williams

‘Catch A Falling Star’ – Perry Como

‘Cheek To Cheek’ – Frank Sinatra or Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

‘Come Fly With Me’ – Frank Sinatra or Michael Buble

‘Come Rain Or Shine’ – Ella Fitzgerald or Frank Sinatra

‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ – Michael Buble

‘Dream A Little Dream Of Me’ – Doris Day or Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

‘Dream Lover’ – Bobby Darin

‘Everybody Loves A Lover’ – Doris Day

‘Everybody Loves Somebody’ – Dean Martin

‘Everything’ – Michael Buble

‘Feeling Good’ – Nina Simone or Michael Buble

‘Fever’ – Peggy Lee

‘Get Happy’ – Ella Fitzgerald or Frank Sinatra

‘Give Me The Simple Life’ – Steve Tyrell

‘Here Comes The Sun’ – Nina Simone

‘How Do You Like Your Eggs In The Morning?’ – Dean Martin & Helen O’Connell

‘How Glad I Am’ – Nancy Wilson

‘I’ll Be Seeing You’ – Billie Holiday or Jimmy Durante

‘I’ve Got A Feeling I’m Falling’ – Ella Fitzgerald

‘I’ve Got Love To Keep Me Warm’ – Ella Fitzgerald

‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’ – Ella Fitzgerald or Frank Sinatra

‘I Get A Kick Out Of You’ – Ella Fitzgerald or Frank Sinatra

‘I Love You For Sentimental Reasons’ – Ella Fitzgerald

‘I Put A Spell On You’ – Nina Simone

‘In The Mood’ – The Andrews Sisters or The Glenn Miller Orchestra

‘It’s Magic’ – Doris Day

‘It Don’t Mean A Thing’ – Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington

‘It Had To Be You’ – Harry Connick Jr or Tony Bennett

‘Jump, Jive An’ Wail’ – Louis Prima

‘Let’s Face The Music and Dance’ – Frank Sinatra or Nat King Cole

‘Let’s Do It – Louis Armstrong

‘Let’s Fall In Love’ – Ella Fitzgerald or Frank Sinatra or Steve Tyrell

‘LOVE’ – Nat King Cole

‘Love And Marriage’ – Frank Sinatra

‘Love Is Here To Stay’ – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong or Harry Connick Jr

‘Let There Be Love’ – Nat King Cole

‘Luck Be A Lady’ – Frank Sinatra

‘Mack The Knife’ – Bobby Darin or Frank Sinatra or Louis Armstrong

‘Mad About The Boy’ – Dinah Washington

‘Magic Moments’ – Perry Como

‘Make Someone Happy’ – Jimmy Durante

‘Memories Are Made Of This’ – Dean Martin

‘Moon Dance’ – Michael Buble or Van Morrison

‘Moon River’ – Audrey Hepburn or Perry Como

‘More’ – Bobby Darin

‘Mrs Robinson’ – Frank Sinatra

‘My Baby Just Cares For Me’ – Nina Simone

‘Night and Day’ – Ella Fitzgerald or Frank Sinatra

‘On The Street Where You Live’ – Dean Martin or Nat King Cole

‘On The Sunny Side Of The Street’ – Ella Fitzgerald or Frank Sinatra or Steve Tyrell

‘One For My Baby’ – Billie Holiday or Frank Sinatra

‘Only You’ – Louis Armstrong

‘Pennies From Heaven’ – Billie Holiday or Frank Sinatra or Louis Prima

‘Pretty Baby’ – Dean Martin

‘Recipe for Love’ – Harry Connick Jr.

‘S’ Wonderful’ – Ella Fitzgerald

‘Saturday Night At The Movies’ – The Drifters

‘Save The Last Dance For Me’ – Ben E. King Michael Buble or The Drifters

‘Save Your Love For Me’ – Nancy Wilson

‘Secret Love’ – Doris Day

‘Sing Sing Sing’ – Benny Goodman or Louis Prima or The Andrews Sisters

‘Smile’ – Jimmy Durante or Nat King Cole

‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ – Ella Fitzgerald or Doris Day or Judy Garland 

‘Steppin’ Out With My Baby’ – Fred Astaire or Tony Bennett

‘Straighten Up And Fly Right’ – Nat King Cole or Sammy Davis Jr. or The Andrews Sisters

‘Strangers In The Night’ – Frank Sinatra

‘Summer Wind’ – Frank Sinatra or Michael Buble

‘Summertime’ – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong or Peggy Lee

‘Sway’ – Dean Martin or Michael Buble

‘That’s Amore’ – Dean Martin

‘The Best Is Yet To Come’ – Frank Sinatra or Michael Buble

‘The Glory Of Love’ – Jimmy Durante

‘The Look of Love’ – Dionne Warwick 

‘The Nearness of You’ – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

‘The Very Thought Of You’ – Ella Fitzgerald or Nat King Cole

‘The Way You Look Tonight’ – Frank Sinatra or Steve Tyrell or Tony Bennett

‘They Can’t Take That Away From Me’ – Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald or Frank Sinatra

‘Time After Time’ – Tony Bennett

‘Unforgettable’ – Nat King Cole

‘Up On The Roof’ – The Drifters

‘We Are In Love’ – Harry Connick Jr.

‘We Have All The Time In The World’ – Louis Armstrong

‘What A Difference A Day Made’ – Dinah Washington

‘What A Wonderful World’ – Louis Armstrong

‘What The World Needs Now’ – Burt Bacharach or Dionne Warwick

‘When I Fall In Love’ – Nat King Cole or Doris Day

‘When The Saints Go Marching In’ – Louis Armstrong

‘When You Wish Upon A Star’ – Louis Armstrong

‘When You’re Smiling’ – Louis Armstrong or Louis Prima

‘Wishin & Hopin’ – Dusty Springfield

‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ – Louis Armstrong

‘You Do Something To Me’ – Ella Fitzgerald or Frank Sinatra

‘You Make Me Feel So Young’ – Frank Sinatra

‘You Me and The Bottle Make Three’ – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

‘You Stepped Out Of A Dream’ – Nat King Cole

Have a lovely weekend! :)


Klee x

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