The song doesn’t determine the perfect first dance song. The artist who performs the song ultimately determines this state of perfection. That’s why two out of three couples prefer a DJ to a band on their wedding day. A company like ours can play the version that best suits you.
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Take Marvin Gaye’s classic song from 1964, “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You,” which one critic described as a “radiant pop confection.” Listen to Gaye’s interpretation of the song:
The song reached number three on Billboard Magazine’s R & B charts in 1965. A decade later, James Taylor covered the song in his imitable soft rock style, which a Rolling Stone music critic, Bud Scoppa, characterized as “a relaxed rendition” of Gaye’s masterpiece. Here’s how Taylor covered it:
This is the version that came in #17 on The Knot’s list of “50 Classic First Dance Songs.”
The tempo falls comfortably between fast and slow, allowing you to easily dance to it about any way you’d like.
A soulful approach
The Temptations took a more soulful approach to the tune:
Perhaps you prefer a female vocalist. British singer, Katie Melua has an infectious, pop take on the song, complete with a robust brass section backing her:
Silky smooth, Michael Bublé, weighs in with his uptempo take on this classic, backed by a kick-butt big band:
You deserve the perfect first dance song, because it is the focal point of your wedding reception. Denon & Doyle can play whatever version of your song you want, and even more, we can customize the music for your entire reception to make your wedding celebration uniquely you.
How sweet it is!