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First dance suggestions please :)

So we're on the search for a first dance song. There are a few requirements... We're a pretty traditional couple and like traditional music, so nothing like JLo or Alicia Keys or anything like that. It's a beach themed wedding, so I'd like something with a beachy feel to it (not a necessity). I love the idea of having a old song but a modern version of it (I love Michael Buble's version of a lot of old traditional songs, but Fiance isn't to keen on him). And I would like something a little upbeat and not terribly slow.

We're open to any and all suggestions!! Thanks ladies :)

Re: First dance suggestions please :)

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    edited December 2011
    A friend of mine used Somewhere Over The Rainbow, but the version by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, it's a little bit upbeat and sounds kind of beachy.
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    edited December 2011
    I'm yours- Jason Mraz
    We will dance- Steven Curtiss Chapman
    I'll take care of you- Steven Curtiss Chapman
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    edited December 2011
    Do you like country? We used Then by Brad Paisley - love it. But I am also in love with the new song Love like Crazy by Lee Brice. Both are such great songs.
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    edited December 2011
    We got engaged in hawaii last year and every morning my now fiance would play the somewhere over the rainbow song when we woke up.  That's what I think we are going to use for our first dance song.  The singer is know as Big Iz on the island ( Isreal Kamakawiwo), but he remade numerous other old songs with a beachy sound.  google his name...he's awesome!
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    edited December 2011

    Jason Mraz -Lucky
    Ingrid Michaelson-the way I am

    here is a big song list


    http://danceexperts.com/all-about-dance/latest-dance-news/wedding-songs-for-dancing/
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    edited December 2011
    From LA to Rome by Chester See
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    edited December 2011
    I'm still trying to decide mine but here's a couple different ones I've been going through and still adding more to the list.

    Tim-McGraw- My Best Friend
    Josh Turner- Soulmate
    Brad Pailsey- Than
    98 Degrees- I Do  (oldddd song! lol)
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    edited December 2011
    what about Mandy Moore's cover of Umbrella?  its SOOO pretty!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMB6YOWzQMY
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    edited December 2011
    "Into the Mystic" by Van Morrison.  I loveloveloveloveLOVE this song and will be using it for my own beach wedding.

    Other good slow songs we're definitely using:

    "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys.  Obviously perfect for a beach wedding, and the older set will recognize the sentiments.

    "Loving You Loving Me" by Dave Barnes.  The lyrics and beat are perfect.  It's about a couple just having a relaxing evening together and not too mushy-mushy.

    "Sea of Love" by Phil Phillips.  That 50s song that starts "Come with meee, my-hi love..."  Again, more for the older set, but still a perfect little diddy that is relatively short.

    "Love and Happiness" by Al Green.  Awwww yeaaaahhh.   Almost up there with "Let's Get it On" by Marvin Gaye.  Not really a first dance song, but a couple drinks in and everyone will be into this. :)  Good luck!
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    edited December 2011
    I was also going to recommend "God Only Knows".  Can't get much more beachy than the Beach Boys, it's classic, and very sweet sentiment-wise.
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