The Grooms Perspective: First Dance Part ii

In which our groom-to-be sings along at the top of his lungs … Haw-haw-haw-haw-haw hawt!

The Groom Speaks IconLast week I shared my classy choices for the first dance… this week all best are off.


MICHAEL JACKSONThe Way you Make me Feel

A really upbeat song that’s bound to get everyone wanting to get onto the dancefloor… But they’re not allowed to ’cause this is OUR dance so they can frick off and wait their turn.


A classic 1980s song that is one of our shared guilty pleasures, perhaps because when we were singing along to it one day Lisa realised I was saying “everything is still hot, hot, hot, hot, hot” instead of “haw-haw-haw-haw-hot” and it became one of our in-jokes. Plus, the “solid as a rock” refrain is a good sentiment to apply to a newly-wed couple. However, the song has been used as the First Dance in a wedding in Peep Show, and I know there will be at least one hardcore Peep Show fan at our nuptials who may accuse us of plagiarism.


I don’t really know why, but I’ve always been into ironing – I suspect it may be one of the reasons Lisa agreed to marry me. However, on actually listening to the song, it’s apparent that it is in no way an appropriate choice – as far as I know, no goths are on our guest list. Hwuh!


Not under consideration as a First Dance, but it would be kind of cool (in a nerdy way, so not cool at all) to break into the Napoleon Dynamite dance in the middle of our First Dance, the way some couples do to Baby Got Back or U Can’t Touch This.

JIMMY NAILAin’t no doubt

Another shared guilty pleasure, but the lyrics don’t really qualify it: “Ain’t no doubt it’s plain to see / A woman like you’s no good for me”.


Not an obvious choice but it was the song on the DVD that was made of Lisa and I doing a skydive in New Zealand (it’s mostly of her skydive, but you get to see my expression of abject terror before I hurtle out of the plane). It was such an amazing experience that I think it would be a nice metaphor for the amazing experience we will have as husband and wife. Not quite sure how we would dance to it though – maybe wheeling our arms around and doing plane impressions.

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