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Music was immensely important at our wedding. There was no way we were having a wedding DJ after my brother’s experience – after spending considerable time explaning to the DJ that he wanted absolutely NO chart music and giving a few suggestions of Beatles tracks, we ended up dancing to a Stars on 45 remix!

So, to our trusty friends – luckily not only is one a DJ himself, our best man is the very talented Ceephax Acid Crew (bit of name-dropping there!)

 And when he got a little bit worse for wear and disappeared for a little nap, we had our back-up plan: an iPod packed with fabulous tracks chosen by ourselves! OK, so a little technical difficulty meant it happened to run out after six or so hours, but hey, we enjoyed it while it lasted!!

When it came to the first dance, we had more of a dilemma – we had no “our” song, other than a half-ironic reference to Cheryl Cole’s “Fight for this love” and as the irony might have been lost on some people, we just couldn’t chance people thinking we actually rated that track! So, we thought about songs we loved and weren’t about splitting up – why are all my favourite songs so bloomin’ depressing?

However, our final choice was a corker. And here it is in all Bob’s beauty:

As I listened to our wedding iPod again this morning, I decided to share some of my other favourite first dance tracks. Some are tongue-in-cheek, some aren’t. Some would require brave brides and grooms and some are just amazing songs. I hope you agree……..

1. Beach Boys “God Only Knows”

2. Freda Payne “Band of Gold”

3. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terell “You’re all I need (to get by)”

4. The Vandals “Marry me”

5. George Harrison “Something”

6. Rolling Stones “Under my Thumb”

7. The late, great Etta James “At Last”

8. The Turtles “Happy together”

9. Serge Gaingsbourg & Jane Birkin “Je T’aime”

RB xx