Wedding Songs – Today’s Song of the Day
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alan Currens is co-founder of Mannequin the Band, a Denver based wedding and event band that is quickly becoming the most booked, most referred band in the Midwest! We know a thing or two about wedding songs because we’ve seen a thing or two!! haha ~ We are happy to share with you what we have learned to be some of the most romantic and popular wedding songs, singing tips and more! To learn more about Mannequin or watch videos of us, click here🙂
John Legend – All of Me
Mannequin’s thoughts: If you like a tender piano power ballad then you are going to love this song. I know you’ve probably heard it, but having sung at a lot of weddings I can tell you that this song has the sentiment to have staying power as a timeless classic for weddings. This song has the perfect structure for either accapella, duet with piano or guitar. It also holds its’ own when played by a single instrument or string combo. That kind of versatility is what it takes to be a timeless wedding song! “All of Me” was inspired by John’s then-fiancée, Chrissy Teigen. The met on the set of a video shoot and romance blossomed. The years passed, and they eventually married on September 14, 2013.
- Key – “All of Me” is written in the key of A♭ major. A not-so-common key, but easy enough to play in.
- Tempo – There’s a lethargic tempo of 63 bpm That can really drag if the song doesn’t have interesting movement, which this one does.
- Progression – F5–D♭–A♭–E♭5.
- Vocal range – C4 to B♭5.
Here in Mannequin, we have begun to song write and of course, weddings are at the point of our pen! We are all about love songs and especially first dance songs. We’ll be blogging our music and videos throughout 2015 and we’d love your input and feedback about our work. You are after all, as readers of our blog or Facebook page, the heart of our marketing group!
I hope you enjoy looking around our website and I hope you email me more suggestions ([email protected]). I’d love to know what you think are the best wedding songs of the today or of those that are timeless ~
Song Details From Wikipedia:
“All of Me” is a song by American recording artist John Legend from his fourth studio album Love in the Future (2013). Legend co-wrote the song with Toby Gad and co-produced it with Dave Tozer. The song is a dedication to Legend’s wife Chrissy Teigen. “All of Me” impacted American mainstream urban radio as the album’s third single on August 12, 2013.
On the week ending May 16, 2014, it peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 becoming his first number one single in the United States. It knocked off “Happy” byPharrell Williams, which spent ten weeks at number-one on the chart. The song peaked at number two in the United Kingdom and New Zealand and topped the charts in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland and the Netherlands. A remix of the song featuring EDM artist Tiësto was released in January 2014.
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