When it came time for us, I blanked. "I really don't know what we danced to!" I said. My husband came up as empty-handed as I.
"Maybe it was Just You and Me, by Chicago?" I tried, not at all convinced. We had gone to the junior prom together in high school, and that had been the prom's theme song; so that was as good a guess as any, I supposed. But my husband and I truly have no recollection of the actual song we danced to for the first time as a married couple.
|No idea what song was playing in the background here. Not a clue.|
Before you answer that, keep in mind that when we got married in 1980, it was normal to have a live band (which we did) rather than a DJ, and their repertoire was limited. I believe that what probably happened is the bandleader said, "Hey, this is the song we usually play when the couple has their first dance together," and my husband-to-be and I just said, "Whatever, that sounds good." We really didn't have a song that we considered "our song," and we were just so incredibly excited to be getting married--after 7-and-a-1/2 years of dating, starting at the age of 15. We would have danced to anything.
Anyway, back to our niece's wedding: a couple of my Pearl sisters-in-law decided to have some fun by bestowing upon us a song that would thenceforth be forever ours, and they informed the DJ of their oh-so-hilarious choice.
They picked "Wild Ones," by Flo Rida, and we got out there and boogied down with our bad selves, laughing the whole time.
So..."Wild Ones" is now "our wedding dance song." And at every single Pearl wedding since that niece's (and there have been a number of them), that's what we've danced to. Our brothers- and sisters-in-law slow dance to sweet, touching love ballads...and we are the Wild Ones. Oooh oooh oooh oooh. So you heard we were the Wild Ones? That's right. That's so us. No ballads for this old couple, no way-no how; we dance to a RAP song (Heaven help us!).
|Dancing to "our song" at son #4's wedding in February.|
Now check out the Wedding Song Dance Along at Camp Patton, where the songs are bound to be much more first dance-appropriate than ours.