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.
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.
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|
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?
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
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.
Comment ladies and gents?
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