Should You Choose a Popular Wedding Song?
To some, the choice of wedding songs is easy. Many feel it isn’t important. There are couples who believe the song they choose for their first dance together as husband and wife is one of the most important musical decisions for the day. There are many aspects of this dance that a couple can consider, but one of the most common discussions I hear is about the popularity of the prospective songs.
My advice is to choose a song not based on it’s popularity. Rather, you should select a song based on it’s significance. If the decision is important, so should the song be important to you both. Your first dance together as husband and wife doesn’t need to be some deeply romantic moment. Plenty of couples choose a lighthearted song because it is them.
It is true that if you pick a song that is not popular, it is a much less likely that you will hear it on the radio 5, 10 or 20 years down the road. Realistically, you will not hear your wedding song 20 years down the road on the radio anyway. You can always burn a CD and keep it in the car. Who knows if radio will even be around in another 20 years. You may be able to dial the song in to have it played on your car stereo.
My advice is to think of songs that are important to you both. Pick the one that best fits who you are!