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Friday, May 18, 2018

Royal Wedding Prince Harry Meghan Markle Songs

The sweetest young couple today. Makes for a promising and lovely new world, where a relationship knows no bounds. Congratulations!

A Tongue In Cheek Song Trail:

The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday 19 May 2018  @ St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, would encourage BRF (British Royal Family) fans to think of songs the two young lovers would dance to for their first ballroom embrace as a married couple. 

I can only think of three popular songs. They are, The Wedding March by Mendelssohn, the pop hit, The Wedding by Julie Rogers and the everlasting:

Here comes the bride, Here comes the bride
Here comes the bride, With the big backside...
(Or the original: All dressed in white.)

So I was surprised when told that it is customary for western weddings to have a special piece of music for the bride and bridegroom's first dance. Have you heard of this practice? Not in the east.
Karen Gibson and the Kingdom Choir 
perform Stand By Me (Ben E. King)

When Prince Harry's elder brother William was betrothed to Kate Middleton they chose an Elton John big hit, Your Song. Sir Elton is always around the Royals, once re-composing a Marilyn Monroe number into, Candle In The Wind for Princess Diana.

According to website articles, They Say It's Wonderful by Irving Berlin, I've Got You Under My Skin by Ole Blue Eyes (Frank Sinatra) and Stand By Me by Ben King had been chosen by other royalties as their first dance song. 

And with a song in mind, the couple glided to the floor. Maybe they rock and roll or shimmy in their wedding finery.  There are websites after websites of these songs available so I'll just provide my personal ones because Singaporeans are not familiar with this custom.
Elton John's hit, Your Song, sung by Lady Gaga, a hot favourite for many weddings.

Think lyrics when you read the titles:

Genuinely Sweet Ones

All of Me - Frank Sinatra
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams 
You're The Right One - Dean Martin

Young and Beautiful - Elvis Presley
Sweetheart Tree - Johnny Mathis
Your Song - Elton John
The big car runaway for Harry and Meg

Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
You Are My Theme For A Dream - Cliff Richard
Sway - Michael Buble

Fascination - Nat King Cole
Teach Me Tonight - Nat King Cole
Only You - The Platters

That's my lot, short indeed.

So what's their song gonna be my dear readers? Make a guess?
Here's a Classic by Dean Martin, You're The Right One. Great for dancing too.

Now for this other lot. If you want your life partner to stay away from the dance floor because you don't know the difference between a waltz and a fox-trot, then play one of the following. Perhaps you realise you've made a mistake and wish to back out asap.😛

Genuinely Sour Ones:

How Can I Tell Her - Lobo
Your Cheating Heart - Ray Charles
Mean Woman Blues - Elvis Presley

A Place In The Sun - Engelbert Humperdinck
Please Release Me - Engelbert Humperdinck
Another One Bites The Dust - Queen

You've Lost That Loving Feeling - Righteous Brothers
Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John
Do You Really Wanna Hurt Me - Culture Club
Joan Jett and the Heartbreakers sing: I Hate Myself For Loving You. Not a choice for sure, unless you want to run away from the wedding.


Mrs Robinson - Simon and Garfunkel
I Hate Myself For Loving You - Joan Jet/Blackhearts.
A Dear John Letter - Skeeter Davis/Bobby Bear

Here's one which should never ever be played for dance music. Somebody Bad Stole The Wedding Bell. Sent by Stephen Han, this song is a disaster!

St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, England, UK. where Prince Harry will wed Ms Markle.

Seriously though, let's wish the royal couple, Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle the happiest wedding ever and may they be blessed with many beautiful children.

Comment ladies and gents?

Images: Google.
Videos: YouTube.
Thanking all video contributors. Names shall be installed later. Thanks.

I Wanna Dance With Somebody: Whitney Houston. Was this the dance song for the couple?
             ⇊ Who's coming to the wedding? Photos all the way. 

Mr and Mrs George Clooney

Mr and Mrs David Beckham

Elton John

Oprah Winfrey

PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE MIDDLETON 

The Wedding Couple

Musicians, Singers and Choir in the Chapel

Conductor Christopher Warren-Green 

Cellist Sheku Kanneh Mason

Karen Gibson and the Kingdom Choir 
perform Stand By Me (Ben E. King)

Love and Marriage Go Together Like 
A Horse and Carriage' 
by Frank Sinatra. The couple's wedding ride.

17 comments:

STEPHEN HAN FB said...

Remember the powerful rendition of “The Wedding” by Julie Rogers in the 60s?

STEPHEN HAN FB said...

How about “Get Me To The Church On Time”

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Very good choices Stephen. Thanks.

MICHAEL FONSECA said...

Cheeky me! Keep thinking of The Queens’ Another One Bites the Dust.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

You are right Mr Michael Fonseca, it's on the list of cheeky wedding songs. Thank you. You've got a great sense of humour. :-)

KOH SUI PANG said...

You guys can choose a better song..i will just wait here heeeeeee

NEWS.COM.AU said...

ELTON JOHN will be a guest at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, but the pair will be dancing to another pop icon’s hit, it has been revealed.

It’s understood the pair have asked close pals to help them put together a “fun and bouncy” playlist.

Whitney Houston’s ’80s hit, 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)' is tipped for the first dance.

Unknown said...

Hi, Andy, for the important and happy event for the couple's wedding, I still think Cliff's song, Congratulations fits the occasion. The lyric in this song is also meaningful ! Thanks.

EVENING STANDARD said...

Over two thirds of the nation, 69 per cent, agreed that couples who listen to music together, stay together, proving that music really is the food of love.

And when it came to the first dance song at weddings, Brits favourite choice was Elvis Presley’s 'Can’t Help Falling in Love with You', according to research at Sonos.

Whether Harry and Ms Markle will dance to ‘The King’ at their wedding reception remains to be seen.

Bryan Adams’ '(Everything I do) I Do It For You' and Eric Clapton’s 'Wonderful Tonight' were the next most popular first dance choices.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thanks, FL and Sui Pang for the immediate response to this post. 'Congratulations' is definitely one of the best and most appropriate choices for a royal wedding, especially if it's coming from SIR CLIFF RICHARD.

And Sui Pang is standing by the sideline to see the fun.

MIGUEL TG GUNTER said...

Sorry to say, she doesn’t look down to earth type..
It’s not going to last.
Just a vision I see!

STEPHEN HAN FB said...

Maybe this song suits you - “Somebody Bad Stole The Wedding Bell”.

MIGUEL TG GUNTER said...

Heard of the other song?
To each his own

BIRMINGHAM LIVE said...

"According to insiders, the couple has gone against convention for their ceremonial boogie, which will kick-start the star-studded reception on 19 May.

Bizarrely, the couple is said to have chosen Whitney Houston’s 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)' to soundtrack their very first dance as husband and wife.

A rather unconventional choice, it's all party of a 'fun and bouncy' playlist, according to The Sun.

They say that the evening's soundtrack is deliberately designed to be tongue-in-cheek for maximum frivolity among the 1,200 wedding guests.

A number of other tracks from the 1980s are also expected to be aired, reports the Mirror.

As if that wasn't enough, there's also set to be live music from special guest Elton John, who cancelled two Las Vegas concerts to attend the royal event at Windsor Castle.

Insiders say a grand piano will be onside for the crooner to play during the reception."

anonymous said...

Right on, "Love and Marriage" by Mr Frank Sinatra.

JOEY KOH said...

Congratulations and so happy for the Royal family.
Best wishes to Prince Harry and Meghan💖🤩💖

anonymous said...

Sir Elton John performed at the reception.

The singer had been asked by the bridegroom to perform, according to Kensington Palace, which said in a statement: "Sir Elton performed for the newly married couple in recognition of the close connection he has with Prince Harry and his family."