4. Pay attention to the lyrics
Many songs with beautiful melodies and a danceable tempo can nevertheless be the wrong choice for the first dance. The lyrics can send out the wrong message. If you don’t usually pay attention to the lyrics, you could end up with songs that make everyone uncomfortable. For instance, Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You from The Bodyguard sounds like a beautiful love song for couples. Unfortunately, it’s actually a breakup song. When I’m 64 by The Beatles may sound like a sweet song about love that sees you through old age. It’s actually the exact opposite – it is often said to be actually about boredom in a long marriage.