You know the old saying: you can’t fit a square peg into a round hole. The problem presents itself all the time when it comes to wedding music. Sometimes couples hire a band, and the band just can’t provide the customized first dance song they so desperately want.
But Denon & Doyle can.
“Just the Way You Are”
Take Billy Joel’s iconic song from 1977, “Just the Way You Are.” It was Billy’s first gold single.
The song is so awesome that The Knot puts it at #24 on their hit list of the top songs for a first dance.
The genius of the song is its lyrics. Here’s an excerpt:
Don’t go changing to try and please me
You never let me down before.
Don’t imagine you’re too familiar,
And I don’t see you anymore.
I wouldn’t leave you in times of trouble,
We never could have come this far
I took the good times; I’ll take the bad times
I’ll take you just the way you are.
Great lyrics, great melody
Couple it with a haunting melody and you have the makings of a classic. Wedding couples love this song for a first dance, but they don’t necessarily prefer Billy’s version, because it has been covered by the best performing artists around, like Harry Connick Jr:
Diana Krall released a sultry version that begs to be danced to, nice and slow:
Looking for a more soulful rendition? How about Barry White!
There are some good local bands. We know most of them and would be happy to refer you to the best. But a band may not have “Just the Way You Are” in their repertoire.
It may not be their style. With Denon & Doyle, you’ll get get a customized first dance song exactly the way you like it, performed by the artist of your choice.
Looking for a more swinging version of Joel’s hit song? How about this masterful reinterpretation of the song by the Chairman of the Board himself, Frank Sinatra?
With Denon & Doyle, you CAN afford a big band. You CAN have have a Diana Krall or a Harry Connick Jr. singing on your first dance. You CAN bring Sinatra back to life to make your first dance magical.
No matter how good a band, you can’t get a customized first dance song. With us, anything is possible, including the version of the song that started it all:
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