Wedding Planner: First dance song

Watching Juno last night while bedridden reminds me how much I love what will become the song for Joel’s and my first dance:

Was I supposed to keep that a secret or something? Who knows. Anywho, I painted the lyrics to Cat Power’s Sea of Love on some canvas last year, framed them and gave them to Joel as a present. They now hang above our bed, so really, I can’t think of any OTHER song that could be our first.

Although, kudos to our recently-hitched friends who picked this as their first song. Probably the best idea I’ve seen at a wedding so far:

By the way, The Wedding Singer fucking rocks. Greatest 80’s-movie-not-filmed-in-the-80’s ever.


2 thoughts on “Wedding Planner: First dance song

  1. Superb choice . . . and fun fact:
    You’ve picked a generation-uniting first dance tune that guests of all ages should recognize. Cat Power’s cover is haunting and first-rate, updating a half-century series of renditions.
    A soul version by co-writer by John Phillip Baptiste (aka Phil Phillips) reached #1 on Billboard’s R&B chart in 1959. Tom Waits did it in ’89 as the title song for a hot film of the same name, starring Al Pacino and Ellen Barkin. Even Iggy Pop did it in ’96, not well.
    Great opening act for a reception and lifelong commitment.

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