Anniversary Songs

Anniversary Songs

Specialty Dance Songs

Weddings are filled with many traditional activities. The anniversary dance is often one the most inspirational moments of any wedding celebration. Most couples that choose to do an Anniversary Dance do it as a way to honor the institution of marriage and all of the married couples in attendance. (Modern weddings often celebrate all couples, married or not.)

Traditionally, the Master of Ceremony will call all of the couples out to dance. After a little bit of time (usually a 30 seconds to a minute or so) the MC will ask all couples who have been together less than (fill in the blank) years to take their seats. After another bit of time, the MC will ask all couples who have been together less than (fill in the blank) years to take their seats. The process continues, going up in increments of 5 or 10 years (using smaller increments as they go) until there is only one couple left on the dance floor. This is the couple that has been together the longest. At this point, there are a couple of different options. The bride and groom can present the couple with the bridal bouquet. This is a great option if you’re not going to do a bouquet toss. Another option is for the Master of Ceremony to ask the couple to give marriage advice to the newlyweds (i.e. How have you managed to have such a long and happy marriage?) Some couples will even choose to do both. In any case, it is a sweet, touching and inspirational way to celebrate the tradition of marriage.

Although it may not be an activity for every wedding reception, it is a classy way to pay homage for newlyweds to pay homage to all of the couples in attendance. Do you think the traditional Anniversary Dance is something you would like to have at your wedding? If you’d like to know how we turn this tradition on its head to get everyone out onto the dance floor and kick-start the party read our blog post.

SongArtistGenreiTunes
A Moment Like ThisKelly ClarksonRockKelly Clarkson - Thankful - A Moment Like This
After All These YearsJourneyRockAfter All These Years - Revelation (feat. Arnel Pineda)
AmazedLonestarCountryAfter All These Years - Revelation (feat. Arnel Pineda)
AnniversaryTony Toni ToneR&BAnniversary (Radio Version) - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Tony! Toni! Toné!
Anniversary SongCowboy JunkiesIndieAnniversary Song - Platinum & Gold Collection: Cowboy Junkies
Anniversary SongGlenn Miller OrchestraJazzAnniversary Song - Time After Time
Anniversary WaltzRosemary ClooneyJazzAnniversary Waltz - Back To Back Hits
As Time Goes ByBillie HolidayJazzAs Time Goes By - Sleepless In Seattle (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Because Of YouTony BennettJazzTony Bennett - The Ultimate Tony Bennett - Because of You
Because You Loved MeCeline DionContemporaryCéline Dion - Falling Into You - Because You Loved Me
Bring It On HomeLittle Big TownCountryLittle Big Town - The Road to Here - Bring It On Home
By Your SideSadeR&BLittle Big Town - The Road to Here - Bring It On Home
ClocksColdplayPopLittle Big Town - The Road to Here - Bring It On Home
Could I Have This DanceAnne MurrayCountryAnne Murray - Anne Murray: Love Songs - EP - Could I Have This Dance
Endless LoveLionel Richie & Diana RossR&BLionel Richie & Diana Ross - Lionel Richie: The Definitive Collection - Endless Love
Faithfully
JourneyRockDon Henley - Inside Job - For My Wedding
For My WeddingDon HenleyRockDon Henley - Inside Job - For My Wedding
Forever And Ever AmenRandy TravisCountryRandy Travis - Always & Forever - Forever and Ever, Amen
Forever And For AlwaysShania TwainCountryShania Twain - Shania Twain: Greatest Hits - Forever and for Always
Forever My LadyJodeciR&BRod Stewart - Storyteller - The Complete Anthology 1964-1990 - Forever Young
Grow Old With MeMary Chapin CarpenterCountryMary Chapin Carpenter - Party Doll and Other Favorites - Grow Old With Me
Grow Old With YouAdam SandlerSoundtrackMary Chapin Carpenter - Party Doll and Other Favorites - Grow Old With Me
Happy AnniversaryRay Goodman & BrownR&BHappy Anniversary - The Best of Ray, Goodman & Brown
Happy AnniversaryLittle River BandRockHappy Anniversary - Little River Band: Greatest Hits
Have I Told You LatelyRod StewartRockVan Morrison - Van Morrison - The Movie Hits - Have I Told You Lately?
Here, There and EverywhereThe BeatlesRockHere, There and Everywhere - Revolver
I Could Not Ask For MoreEdwin McCainRockEdwin McCain - Messenger - I Could Not Ask for More
I Do (Cherish You)98 DegreesPopEdwin McCain - Messenger - I Could Not Ask for More
I Get A Kick Out Of YouFrank SinatraOldiesI Get a Kick Out of You - Classic Sinatra - His Great Performances, 1953-1960
I Got You BabeSonny & CherRockSonny and Cher - The Essentials: Sonny & Cher - I Got You Babe
I Keep On Lovin’ YouReba McEntireCountryI'd Love You All Over Again - 34 Number Ones
I’d Love You All Over AgainAlan JacksonCountryI'd Love You All Over Again - 34 Number Ones
It Had To Be YouFrank SinatraOldiesIt Had to Be You - Seduction - Sinatra Sings of Love
It Had To Be YouHarry Connick Jr.JazzHarry Connick, Jr. - Movie Music - The Definitive Performances - It Had to Be You
(I’ve Had) The Time Of My LifeBill Medley & Jennifer WarnesRockBill Medley & Jennifer Warnes - Dirty Dancing (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - (I've Had) The Time of My Life
Just The Two Of UsGrover Washington Jr.R&BJust the Two of Us - Winelight
Just The Way You AreBilly JoelRockJust the Way You Are - The Essential Billy Joel
Let’s Stay TogetherAl GreenR&BAl Green - Al Green: Greatest Hits - Let's Stay Together
LongerDan FogelbergRockDan Fogelberg - The Very Best of Dan Fogelberg - Longer
Look At UsVince GillCountryVince Gill - Pocket Full of Gold - Look at Us
L-O-V-ENat King ColeJazzNat
Love Will Keep Us TogetherCaptian & TennilleRockCaptain & Tennille - Ultimate Collection: Captain & Tennille - Love Will Keep Us Together
Love StoryTaylor SwiftPopCaptain & Tennille - Ultimate Collection: Captain & Tennille - Love Will Keep Us Together
Memories Are Made Of ThisDean MartinOldiesMemories Are Made of This - Dino - The Essential Dean Martin
On My Wedding DayDon HenleyPopMemories Are Made of This - Dino - The Essential Dean Martin
Remember WhenAlan JacksonCountryRemember When - Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Saving Forever For YouShaniceR&BSaving Forever for You - Beverly Hills 90210 (The Soundtrack)
Sea Of LoveThe HoneydrippersRockSea of Love - The Honeydrippers, Vol. 1 (Expanded) - EP
Stand By MeBen E KingOldiesBen E. King - The Very Best of Ben E. King - Stand by Me
Still The OneOrleansRockOrleans - Still the One - Still the One
So AmazingLuther VandrossR&BOrleans - Still the One - Still the One
Thank YouDidoRockDido - No Angel - Thank You
The Best Is Yet To ComeFrank SinatraOldiesThe Best Is Yet to Come (With Count Basie and His Orchestra) - Nothing But the Best (The Frank Sinatra Collection) [Remastered] {Deluxe Edition}
This I Promise YouNSYNCPopThe Best Is Yet to Come (With Count Basie and His Orchestra) - Nothing But the Best (The Frank Sinatra Collection) [Remastered] {Deluxe Edition}
This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)Natalie ColeR&BNatalie Cole - Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 - This Will Be (An Everlasting love)
Through The YearsKenny RogersCountryLittle Big Town - The Road to Here - Bring It On Home
Times of Your LifePaul AnkaOldiesLittle Big Town - The Road to Here - Bring It On Home
Two People Fell In LoveBrad PaisleyCountryTwo People Fell In Love - Playlist: The Very Best of Brad Paisley
Wedding DaySealR&BWedding Day (Duet With Heidi) - System (Bonus Track Version)
We’ve Only Just BegunThe CarpentersRockWe've Only Just Begun - Close to You
When I Said I DoClint BlackCountryClint Black & Lisa Hartman Black - Clint Black: Greatest Hits II - When I Said I Do
Wind Beneath My WingsBette MidlerRockBette Midler - Experience The Divine: Greatest Hits - Wind Beneath My Wings (LP Version)
With This RingSawyer BrownRockBette Midler - Experience The Divine: Greatest Hits - Wind Beneath My Wings (LP Version)
You And IEddie Rabbitt & Crystal GayleCountryCrystal Gayle & Eddie Rabbitt - Great Wedding Songs - You and I
You And MeLifehouseRockCrystal Gayle & Eddie Rabbitt - Great Wedding Songs - You and I
You Are The Sunshine Of My LifeStevie WonderR&BStevie Wonder - Stevie Wonder: The Definitive Collection - You Are the Sunshine of My Life
You Just Get Better All The TimeTim McGrawCountryYou Just Get Better All the Time - Everywhere
Your SongElton JohnRockElton John - Elton John - Your Song
You’re Still The OneShania TwainCountryShania Twain - Come on Over - You're Still the One

Not much of a dancer? Maybe you’ve always wanted to learn and you just needed a little push; something like a wedding. We’ve recommended these DVD and online dance lessons to our clients and they thank us almost every time. It’s not going to make you dance like Jason Derulo, Derek Hough or Beyonce, but it will give you the confidence to get out on the dance floor and string together easy and popular moves in any way you like. You’ll never have to say I don’t dance again.

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