Thursday, April 2, 2009

Dad & Me

At Sister Bruschetta's wedding, Stevie Wonder crooned as Daddy Bruschetta swayed and spun his firstborn around the dance floor. I didn't realize it at the time, but that evening, a Bruschetta family wedding tradition began.

Although the song was released a few years before Sister Bruschetta was born, "Isn't She Lovely" maintained its popularity into the early 80s. Inspired by the idea of a father-daughter dance song that recalls the bride's childhood, I set out to find a birth year ballad.

"Every Breath You Take" by The Police was high on my list -- until I learned that the lyrics detail the thoughts of an obsessive stalker. Now, I'm not sure how I feel about it!

When I mentioned my plan to Bruschetta 'maid Kris, she asked if the song could be written, recorded or released in 1983. Hmmm...

With this more open criteria, Weddingbee reader MissStellar's suggestion -- Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Pride and Joy" -- could be an option.

I've got two strong (and very different!) contenders, but really could use some advice from the hive. What do you think of this idea? How did you select your father-daughter dance song? And do you have any selections you think I should add to my list of considerations?

1 comment:

  1. I am sure Mr. Bruschetta has suggested more the Stevie Ray Vaughn!! haha. I too was shocked about the "Every Breath you Take". I read in an interview with Sting that he thought it was easy to see it was about a stalker. He is one strange cat, then again, he named himself Sting. But he still rocks!!

    Anyway, I started searching on songs that were made in 1983, and man I feel OLD!!! A good amount of my fav artist release albums. That was the year Metallica came out with there first album. Crazy!!! The only artist I could suggest I think it Journey. They came out with a album there. But my vote if for "Pride and Joy"!!!!

    Then again you could go to Dio.... :-)