Best Wedding First Dance Songs 2009

We dj a lot of weddings here in the Hudson Valley, New York.  About 70 or so per year, to be precise. bride-dance-in-white

Even though Jeff and I have been at this for over 10 years, our couples never cease to amaze and inspire us.  From crazy surprise dances to eclectic song requests, there is always something new.

So I thought I’d share how our 2009 couples stack up again the most requested wedding songs compiled from nearly 2 million requests and reported by DJ Intelligence.

Check out the DJ Intelligence Most Requested Wedding Songs list here.

I always love the classic first dance songs: Frank Sinatra, Etta James, Billie Holiday; and the new classics by Norah Jones and Michael Buble.  But many of our Hudson Valley couples tend to think outside the box.

Here are a few of my favorite not-so traditional first dance songs of 2009.

Krystal and Dylan were rebels at heart, but that didn’t stop them for showing off their love.  Krystal was a huge Alanis fan and the passionate, unrestrained yet heartfelt love of this song was perfect for them.

Not every couple would have the guts to dance to a first dance song that mentions Rogaine, but Megan and Kevin were up to the challenge.  This song is sentimental, sweet and humorous.

I have no idea how to pronounce the (Icelandic) title of this song, but it’s one of the most beautiful melodies I’ve ever heard.  Sara and Craig’s movie themed wedding included haunting songs by this soundtrack artist from Vanilla Sky, like this one.

Oooh, I can still see Jess and Clint working the dance floor with this one!  It was sexy, romantic and fun wrapped in one amazing R&B package.  Hot stuff!

Romantic and love dovey just didn’t fit Catherine and Scott.  They wanted to have fun with their first dance song.  Enter this delightful electronica piece by Morcheeba.  (Don’t blame me if you go psychedelic after listening to it.)

The Pogues are better known as rowdy Irish rebels, not as love song artists.  But this song fit Stephanie and Josh exactly, with its earnest, unpolished declaration of love.

What’s the message from our 2009 Hudson Valley couples?

When it comes to your wedding first dance song…do what you want.  Anything goes, as long as you approve.

As 2010 progresses, Jeff and I hope to continue to be inspired by your individuality, quirks and eccentricities.  Bring it on, Hudson Valley-ites!

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