2010 has been a busy year. At Funkified, we’ve been so lucky to be involved with so many wonderful and unique weddings, and to have met so many lovely and completely in-love bride and grooms. Of course, being involved with the music side of things, we always love to hear the specific songs that couples have selected for their wedding – particularly their bridal waltz. So we though we would share with everyone the most popular bridal waltz’s of 2010, as well as some our favourites.
Our Favourites From This Year:
KASKADE – Stepping Out (Late Night Alumni Slow Dance Remix). There is literally a huge pool of chillout/electro music that people just don’t consider when selecting their bridal waltz. This song is one fantastic example – the tempo is perfect for dancing, the lyrics are great and it’s just a gorgeous song.
STEVIE WONDER – As. Not as well known as ‘Isn’t She Lovely’ and ‘Sunshine Of My Life’, this song is Stevie at his best. From the classic album ‘Songs In The Key Of Life’, this song is a perfect marriage of great lyrics with sublime harmony.
RAY LAMONTAGNE – You’re The Best Thing. We’re happy to admit it – at Funkified we really are suckers for a good horn section… Who isn’t?!
INXS – Never Tear Us Apart. Dramatic, passionate, over-the-top; this is the perfect vehicle to take your wedding from memorable to epic.
ISRAEL KAMAKAWIWO – Somewhere Over The Rainbow. Featuring ukelele, this version of the well-known favourite is breathtakingly beautiful. There won’t be a dry eye in the room, we can guarantee it!
Most Popular Bridal Waltzes Of This Year:
1. FRANKI VALLI – Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You. It seems that ‘Jersey Boys’ being on Australian shores this year has reminded couples what a great song this is. Far and away the most popular choice.
2. NAT KING COLE- L.O.V.E. Another traditional favourite, it appears that there has been a resurgence back to the jazz and big band classics of Sinatra, Dan Martin and Nat King Cole.
3. ALICIA KEYS – If I Ain’t Got You. From the more modern end of the spectrum, this song makes a fantastic first dance. .
4. JASON MRAZ – I’m Yours. The trend of selecting ‘folkier’ first dance songs is on the rise, led by this great song by Mraz.
5. AL GREEN – Let’s Stay Together. An oldie but a goodie, this one has been a popular bridal waltz request since it was released nearly forty years ago.
What song do you plan to have as your bridal waltz? Let us know and put it in the comments section – we’d love to hear from you!