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Our Best First Dance Songs of 2016

Wednesday 07th December 2016

Another busy year for us for the number 1 Cheshire Wedding Band! And what a year it's been - we've been back up and down the country entertaining the masses and making memories from gorgeous walled gardens of mid-Wales to a nature reserve in the middle of a lake! We have traveled over 3000 miles and even hit the milestone of our 100th Wedding! So thank you to everyone who has booked us - we have loved every minute of performing for you.

As a special end of year treat we thought we would share with you some of the more unusual, unique, and down right brilliant first dance songs we have played in 2016. So here it is! Our Best First Dance Songs Of 2016

5. Chuck Berry - You Never Can Tell

This was requested back in August when we performed at the stunning Adlington Hall, Cheshire. A brilliant forgotten classic that tells the tale of two newlyweds, settling into married life and of course and instant dance floor filler for all ages! There was no way the party wasn't going to straight to 6th gear with this (we may have even enjoyed it quite a bit too!)

4. We Belong Together - Randy Newman

This one definitely gets points for originality! This song was used on the popular movie Toy Story 3, and is a song about friendship from one of music's best writers. We loved it for its instant feel good vibe and great sing-a-long chorus. Also Callum, our frontman might be a big fan of Toy Story...

3. 500 Miles - The Proclaimers

This one was very popular this year! Our favourite thing about this particular request is the amount of brilliant cover versions couples had chosen, from the likes of Pixie Lott, Daniel Duke and Sleeping At Last. It was so great for us to get to play such a well known anthem in so many different styles, not without closing with a few chorus' of the original of course.

2. Gimme Gimme Gimme - ABBA

Our penultimate favourite has to go to palindromic pop legends ABBA. An entirely unique but brilliant choice to unsuspecting guests awaiting an intimate slow dance, an unforgettable first dance. If you want to start your night off with a bang, lets face it, this songs gonna get it going.

1. Grow Old With You - Adam Sandler

Our favourite by a country mile. Points here for a meaningful short song that that we believe sums up the whole point of your big day in roughly a minute and a half. This is possibly the most original request we have ever had and we can't help but love the fact its from a hilarious movie about a wedding band! Helped by the stunning scenery of Lake Ullswater it put smiles on faces (including ours) and tears in eyes all around the room. Utterly superb choice, thank you!

Whether it was for your big day, birthday, corporate event or any other celebration we'd like to personally thank you for making 2016 our best year yet. We cannot wait for what 2017 will hold for us, so get your photo booth booked, flowers arranged, and give us a ring to book Hipshaker for your big day (plus of course your own brilliant first dance requests!)

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and of course, We'll see you real soon...

Hipshaker x

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