Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Top 10 Wedding Reception songs of 2008

10. Dancin' In The Street - Martha & The Vandellas
9. Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
8. Let's Get It Started - Blackeyed Peas
7. In The Mood - Glenn Miller Orchestra
6. The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
5. Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
4. Crazy In Love - Beyonce Knowles/ Jay Z
3. September - Earth, Wind, and Fire
2. I Will Survive - Donna Summer
1. At Last - Etta James

This list is comprised from a cross-section of songs requested by brides/grooms, songs band leaders favor to get the crowd on the dancefloor, and songs actually performed consistently by 3 of the busiest wedding agencies in New York City.

Monday, December 8, 2008

'At Last', Cadillac Records

Today I went to see Cadillac Records with a friend. I'm not sure how much I should say, but this friend is fighting cancer, and I just found out. We went to Dallas BBQ in Times Square and then went to the AMC for a 4 o'clock show. We'd both had a cocktail with lunch (I had a strawberry margarita, Texas size); it was delicious, and I thought I might fall asleep during the movie.

Well, that wasn't happening. I was riveted to the screen the whole time. Such a great story and the cast didn't overplay anything. They told the story instead of being stars in the story. I thought it was very well done.

Now I'm home and have been singing 'At Last', from the movie, all day. rofl. I literally hear this song every single week at my wedding gigs and never get tired of it. I'd say it's THE most popular wedding song and is done at about 99% of receptions. Listen to a little; I hope I did it justice.