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First Dance Song?

We may have had a post about this in the past (if so, sorry) but I want to know what everyone has chosen for their first dance with their FH!

Our is Donny Hathaway's "You Were Meant For Me".
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    TysWife2BeTysWife2Be member
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    edited December 2011
    I believe we will do

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    edited December 2011
    We picked Monica's 'Angel of Mine' because my FI is convinced I am his Angel sent to hiim by God. The first time he heard that song he bawled his eyes out. It was instant that would be the song.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_african-american-weddings_first-dance-song?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:400Discussion:69df8650-6e44-4e1a-824e-edd31af70386Post:9eefd93b-22fc-42c4-90a1-5f5dac40abb3">Re: First Dance Song?</a>:
    [QUOTE]I believe we will do Avant f/Keke Wyatt - My First Love He is my first (and only) love and although he has been in relationships in the past, he says I am his true First Love GOSH I love that man so much!!!
    Posted by TysWife2Be[/QUOTE]

    <div>That is such a great song!  I always loved that one, and I love that it has a special meaning for you two.  There won't be a dry eye in the place!</div>
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_african-american-weddings_first-dance-song?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:400Discussion:69df8650-6e44-4e1a-824e-edd31af70386Post:cf475944-071a-47ba-b294-aa33a7ba8278">Re: First Dance Song?</a>:
    [QUOTE]We picked Monica's 'Angel of Mine' because my FI is convinced I am his Angel sent to hiim by God. The first time he heard that song he bawled his eyes out. It was instant that would be the song.
    Posted by JKeyes2011[/QUOTE]

    <div>Wow, that song is amazing - and I love the story of how deeply your FI felt it.  From his reaction, there was no other song that would fit!!!!!  </div>
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    TysWife2BeTysWife2Be member
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    Cincy - You are making me teary eyed right now...

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    happe2getherhappe2gether member
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    I think it will be All I Ever Ask by Najee.  It's FI favorite song and the lyrics are awesome!! I will probably be balling when we dance.
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    edited December 2011

    We are dancing to "Spend My Life With You" by Eric Benet
    (feat. Tamia)

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    [QUOTE]Dinah Washington's version of "What a Difference a Day Makes"
    Posted by OFF[/QUOTE]

    <div>This is a beautiful song, so fitting for a first dance!  And unique, I haven't heard of anyone using it before.   Exactly what I would expect from you! </div>
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    We are going to do Anthony Hamilton The Point of It All (<---clicky and listen, geez I love this song) and Lauryn Hill/ D'angelo "Nothing Even Matters"  The 2nd is "our" song, so we don't want to abandon it completely, but I just "lurve" that darn point of it all song!

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    cincy2011cincy2011 member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_african-american-weddings_first-dance-song?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:400Discussion:69df8650-6e44-4e1a-824e-edd31af70386Post:5a0598bd-dfec-4d31-8e16-1c49987d572f">Re: First Dance Song?</a>:
    [QUOTE]Cincy - You are making me teary eyed right now...
    Posted by TysWife2Be[/QUOTE]

    <div>Girl, you and me both!  I need some serious water-proof make up for my wedding day b/c I won't be able to hold it together!</div>
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    TysWife2BeTysWife2Be member
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    I need water-proof make up too!!!

    I am such a cry baby!!!
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    edited December 2011
    John Legend "Stay With You" or possibly Robin Thicke "Against the World"
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    cincy2011cincy2011 member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_african-american-weddings_first-dance-song?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:400Discussion:69df8650-6e44-4e1a-824e-edd31af70386Post:a413c45a-8ad4-4920-b755-03ff523912f9">Re: First Dance Song?</a>:
    [QUOTE]I think it will be All I Ever Ask by Najee.  It's FI favorite song and the lyrics are awesome!! I will probably be balling when we dance.
    Posted by happe2gether[/QUOTE]

    <div>I am listening to this now on You Tube b/c I never heard it before.  All I can say is WOW!  The lyrics are so on point!!!!  The sax at the beginning is amazing!!  </div>
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_african-american-weddings_first-dance-song?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:400Discussion:69df8650-6e44-4e1a-824e-edd31af70386Post:cbc595d6-7cbb-42ec-81cd-ab69fab7ab16">Re: First Dance Song?</a>:
    [QUOTE]We are dancing to "Spend My Life With You" by Eric Benet (feat. Tamia)
    Posted by YasJas2011[/QUOTE]

    <div>This is such a great song - Tamia's voice is so perfect...she's so underrated!!  </div>
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    cincy2011cincy2011 member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_african-american-weddings_first-dance-song?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:400Discussion:69df8650-6e44-4e1a-824e-edd31af70386Post:46452df9-fe28-4dea-aa4c-f228db75a667">Re: First Dance Song?</a>:
    [QUOTE]We are going to do Anthony Hamilton The Point of It All (<---clicky and listen, geez I love this song) and Lauryn Hill/ D'angelo "Nothing Even Matters"  The 2nd is "our" song, so we don't want to abandon it completely, but I just "lurve" that darn point of it all song!
    Posted by csuperstar02[/QUOTE]<div>
    </div><div>Girl, when that song (Point of It All) came out FI called me and told me he thinks of me every time it comes on.  Awwwww I was in tears!  That song has such a special place in my heart b/c of that.  Great choice!  

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    edited December 2011
    Our first dance will be to Etta James' At Last.
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    [QUOTE]John Legend "Stay With You" or possibly Robin Thicke "Against the World"
    Posted by missrekaeagle[/QUOTE]

    <div>I love that John Legend song!  It was one of the stand-outs on that album, in my opinion.  Going to You Tube now to listen to the Robin Thicke song...</div>
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_african-american-weddings_first-dance-song?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:400Discussion:69df8650-6e44-4e1a-824e-edd31af70386Post:04f992d0-0010-49e1-aa8e-ec8aada32bb9">Re: First Dance Song?</a>:
    [QUOTE]Our first dance will be to Etta James' At Last.
    Posted by markandtiffany[/QUOTE]

    <div>Gorgeous song!  I'm glad you're doing Etta's version vs. Beyonce's.  Nothing against Beyonce, but Etta just did her thing!!!!! </div>
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_african-american-weddings_first-dance-song?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:400Discussion:69df8650-6e44-4e1a-824e-edd31af70386Post:cbc595d6-7cbb-42ec-81cd-ab69fab7ab16">Re: First Dance Song?</a>:
    [QUOTE]We are dancing to "Spend My Life With You" by Eric Benet (feat. Tamia)
    Posted by YasJas2011[/QUOTE]

    <div>Yas, I love that song! </div><div>
    </div><div>We're doing "Sweetest Love" by Robin Thicke</div>
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_african-american-weddings_first-dance-song?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:400Discussion:69df8650-6e44-4e1a-824e-edd31af70386Post:978d3d49-fadc-4a0d-bfaa-ffcf0fc70823">Re: First Dance Song?</a>:
    [QUOTE]John Legend "Stay With You" or possibly Robin Thicke "Against the World"
    Posted by missrekaeagle[/QUOTE]

    <div>My brother and sister-in-law danced to "Stay With You" and it was beautiful. It's a great song choice.</div>
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    happe2getherhappe2gether member
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    It's funny how the lyrics can say something to you.  Great choices everyone!! I love a good ballad!

    The funny thing is FI knows his R&B but always try to throw me off by pulling out an OOOLLLLDDD song like the Najee when it comes to the wedding music. 

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    edited December 2011
    We're dancing to "Ice Cream" by Sarah McLachlan.  FI proposed to me by carving The Question in a tub of Friendly's Vienna Mocha Chip (the ring was stuck in it, too), so the song is perfect for us. :)

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    I'm thinking of going with Dave Hollister-Forever
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    lca315girllca315girl member
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    To Make You Feel My Love. It's orginially done by Bob Dylan, but we're dancing to the version done by Adele. I cried the first time I heard it.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_african-american-weddings_first-dance-song?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:400Discussion:69df8650-6e44-4e1a-824e-edd31af70386Post:46452df9-fe28-4dea-aa4c-f228db75a667">Re: First Dance Song?</a>:
    [QUOTE]We are going to do Anthony Hamilton The Point of It All (<---clicky and listen, geez I love this song) and Lauryn Hill/ D'angelo "Nothing Even Matters"  The 2nd is "our" song, so we don't want to abandon it completely, but I just "lurve" that darn point of it all song!
    Posted by csuperstar02[/QUOTE]

    I LOVE "The Point of It All", my mom will be singing that at our ceremony. I think we are going to do "How Sweet it Is" by Marvin Gaye. That's my favorite option so far, plus we can have fun with it
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    StephB1185StephB1185 member
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    Thanks ladies!! I was wanting some ideas! :-D
    I've told FI that he should make a big list - and then we can just dance around our living room til we find THE one! :-)   I LOVE "I was made to love you" by Gerald Levert- but there is ONE verse that makes it not okay for me (talkin' bout one night stands, grrr!)

    I can't wait to pick a song though!
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_african-american-weddings_first-dance-song?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural Wedding BoardsForum:400Discussion:69df8650-6e44-4e1a-824e-edd31af70386Post:094c1a78-5230-45f4-a66f-81c6de1f7c4d">Re: First Dance Song?</a>:
    [QUOTE]We're dancing to "Ice Cream" by Sarah McLachlan.  FI proposed to me by carving The Question in a tub of Friendly's Vienna Mocha Chip (the ring was stuck in it, too), so the song is perfect for us. :)
    Posted by kikibird[/QUOTE]

    I love this!  So cute and personal - I love the special connection it has to your proposal.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_african-american-weddings_first-dance-song?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural Wedding BoardsForum:400Discussion:69df8650-6e44-4e1a-824e-edd31af70386Post:2c161655-a25d-4bbb-bbd3-bbc1025e0e3b">Re: First Dance Song?</a>:
    [QUOTE]I'm thinking of going with Dave Hollister-Forever
    Posted by ehampto[/QUOTE]

    Girl Dave's voice is amazing!  I love his work...
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    Cincy, I was actually thinking about your first dance song yesterday because it came on, well, no, it was another Donny Hathaway song that came on the other day, but anyways, I thought of your song because You Were Meant For Me is my fav Donny Hathaway song.  And I go, that's Cincy and her FI's song.  LOL So I'm like all cleaning up and singing out loud, not doing the song any justice.  LOL I told a friend of mine that I wished her dad could come to my wedding and sing that song.  He sings that song sooo beautifully.  Anywayz, great choice!  I love the story behind that song for you guys too.  

    FI and I are dancing to Couldn't Love You More by Sade.  I tried to do a whole thing where I asked our guests to choose our first dance song by voting on our website, but no1 picked anything, so I just went with a song that we both liked.  The night FI proposed he had Sade playing, so I just thought that would be appropriate.  We both love Sade and I've always liked that song, so, Sade it is!
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