First Dance is Perfect for your Wedding!
First Dance was in the First Round of the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards Nominating Ballot and Entry List for Best R&B Song.
First Dance also won Honorable Mention in the 9th Annual Billboard Songwriter's Contest First Dance placed in the top 500 out of over 20,000 entrants in this prestigious popular music contest.
First Dance was written by Donna Stearns, and was performed by Donna Stearns and Curtis King. The CD single has both a vocal and instrumental version of the song. First played at Donna's wedding, it has been loved by everyone who hears it. The lyrics speak to the special love a newly married couple share, telling about the little things which all brides and grooms share and delight in. As a happily married man once said, "The secret to marriage is finding the Joyous in the Everyday." We hope you enjoy First Dance.
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The Lyrics of First Dance
I never knew things would turn out this way.
I floated along like a sad, lost soul
And thought love would pass me by.
I have searched everywhere,
Near home and work and through friends.
But when I least expected it, there you were,
A love that proved so right.
This is our First Dance. I'm dancing with my bride.
This is our First Dance. The first, as man and wife.
We've got a love that grows and grows.
This is our First Dance, for the rest of our lives.
Nobody else can make me laugh like you can.
We've created a language all our own-
with code words and pet names.
We've made memories, my darling.
Think of all the things we've done-
Dinners and dancing, thoughtful gifts,
Trips and holidays.
We've put old loneliness behind.
Now we're ready for the next
And best chapter of our lives.
What They All Are Saying!
First Dance was in the First Round of the 42nd Annual >Grammy Awards Nominating Ballot for Best R&B Song of the Year.
It also won Honorable Mention in the 9th Annual Billboard Songwriter's Contest! First Dance placed in the top 500 out of over 20,000 entrants in this prestigious popular music contest.
Singer/Songwriter Donna Stearns was a guest on WBAI 99.5 FM on January 1, 1999 and First Dance, written for her own wedding, was one of the featured songs which was aired. Here is what the music industry is saying about this heartfelt wedding song:
---Billy Porricelli, MPL
Beautifully written and produced!
---Bob Leone, Songwriters' Hall of Fame
A truly beautiful and moving song.
--- Shawn Rhodes, WBAI 99.5 FM, New York City
First Dance is a great song. I'm suggesting it to my clients
---Grace Albion, DJ, The Pros
The trick is to write about the Very Personal in a way that makes it Universal so that it touches everyone in a Very Personal way. Donna has done this wonderfully in First Dance. It touches you.
--George Wurzbach, Songwriters Guild of America
It's in the style of Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson's "A Whole New World." Every bride who hears it will love it.
---Jason Kendall, New York Theatrical Director and Producer.