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Tuesday, 29 March 2011 15:42

Top 10 Mother-Groom Wedding Dance Songs

Top 10 Mother-Groom Dance Songs

Trying to find the perfect mother-groom dance song for your wedding?  Here's our Top 10 Mother-Groom Dance songs, compiled by a bride and groom who were once looking for the same thing!

 

1.  Bon Iver "Flume"

Flume - For Emma, Forever Ago

 

2. Stevie Wonder "I Just Called to Say I Love You"

I Just Called to Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder: The Definitive Collection

 

3.  Cat Power "Sea of Love"

Sea of Love (Remastered) - Juno (Music from the Motion Picture)

 

4.  Rod Stewart "Have I Told You Lately"

Have I Told You Lately - Vagabond Heart

 

5.  The Beatles "The Long and Winding Road"

The Long and Winding Road - Let It Be

 

6.  Sam Cooke "(What A) Wonderful World"

(What A) Wonderful World - The Man Who Invented Soul

 

7. Wilco "Jesus Etc."

Jesus, Etc. - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

 

8. Dear Mama "Tupac Shakur"

Dear Mama - 2Pac: Greatest Hits

 

9. Billy Joel "Just the Way You Are"

Just the Way You Are - The Stranger

 

10. Boyz II Men "Song for Mama"

A Song for Mama - Evolution

 

Feel free to contact us if you have other Mother-Groom dance songs that you think should be on our list.

Top 10 Father-Daughter Dance Songs

Trying to find the perfect father-daughter dance song for your wedding?  Here's our Top 10 Father-Daughter Dance songs, compiled by a bride who was once looking for the same thing!

 

1.  Joe Cocker "You Are So Beautiful"

You Are So Beautiful - Greatest Love Songs

 

2.  Frank Sinatra "The Way You Look Tonight"

The Way You Look Tonight - Nothing But the Best - The Frank Sinatra Collection (Remastered)

 

3.  Beach Boys "God Only Knows"

God Only Knows - Sounds of Summer - The Very Best of The Beach Boys

 

4.  Paul Simon "Father and Daughter"

Father and Daughter - Surprise

 

5.  Celine Dion "Because You Loved Me"

Because You Loved Me - Falling Into You

 

6.  Stevie Wonder "Isn't She Lovely"

Isn't She Lovely - Songs in the Key of Life


7.Van Morrison "Have I Told You Lately"

Have I Told You Lately? - The Movie Hits


8. The Temptations "My Girl"

My Girl - My Girl: The Very Best of the Temptations


9. Jimi Hendrix "Angel"

Angel - Experience Hendrix - The Best of Jimi Hendrix

 

10. Rascal Flatts "My Wish"

My Wish - Me and My Gang (Bonus Track)

 

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Saturday, 15 January 2011 23:15

Billboard Top 100 Songs of 1996

Mariah Carey Daydream Album Art Oasis Whats The Story Morning Glory Album Art Top 100 Songs of 1996     Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill Album ArtWaiting To Exhale Album Art

Looking to piece together your own Dinner Party Playlist?  We've listed the top songs out by year, so that you can supplement your playlists with that song that's on the tip of your tongue and just out of your memory's reach.  Reading through this list sure is like a trip down memory lane...instant nostalgia.  Links below will take you directly to the song in iTunes.  Thanks much, and good luck!

 

1. Los Del Rio Macarena (Original Version) - Fiesta Macarena

2. Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men One Sweet Day (Album Version) - Daydream

3. Celine Dion Because You Loved Me - Falling Into You

4. Tony Rich Project Nobody Knows - Words

5. Mariah Carey Always Be My Baby - #1's

6. Tracy Chapman Give Me One Reason - New Beginning

7. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Tha Crossroads - E. 1999 Eternal

8. Donna Lewis I Love You Always Forever - Now In a Minute

9. Toni Braxton You're Makin' Me High - Secrets

10. Keith Sweat Twisted - Keith Sweat

11. Quad City Dj's C'mon N' Ride It (The Train) - Get On Up and Dance

12. Everything But The Girl Missing - Amplified Heart (Bonus Track Version)

13. Alanis Morissette Ironic - Jagged Little Pill

14. Whitney Houston Exhale (Shoop Shoop) - Waiting to Exhale (Original Soundtrack Album)

15. Gin Blossoms Follow You Down - Congratulations I'm Sorry

16. Brandy Sittin' Up In My Room (LP Version) - Waiting to Exhale (Original Soundtrack Album)

17. 2Pac California Love - The Very Best of Death Row

18. Celine Dion It's All Coming Back to Me Now - Falling Into You

19. Eric Clapton Change the World - Complete Clapton

20. LL Cool J Hey Lover - Mr. Smith

21. LL Cool J Loungin' - Mr. Smith

22. Jann Arden Insensitive - Insensitive

23. La Bouche Be My Lover - Ultimate Club Dance 90s, Vol. 2

24. Goo Goo Dolls Name - A Boy Named Goo

25. Jewel Who Will Save Your Soul - Pieces of You

26. No Mercy Where Do You Go (Re-Recorded) - 80s and '90s Dance Hits (Re-Recorded Versions)

27. R. Kelly I Can't Sleep Baby (If I) - R. Kelly

28. Dishwalla Counting Blue Cars - Pet Your Friends

29. Alanis Morissette You Oughta Know - Jagged Little Pill

30. Joan Osborne One of Us - Relish

31. Natalie Merchant Wonder - Tigerlily

32. Mary J. Blige Not Gon' Cry - Waiting to Exhale (Original Soundtrack Album)

33. Coolio Gangsta's Paradise - Gangsta's Paradise

34. 112 Featuring The Notorious B.I.G. Only You (Bad Boy Remix) [Featuring the Notorious B.I.G. and Mase] - 112

35. R. Kelly Down Low (Nobody Has to Know) - R. Kelly

36. SWV You're the One - Platinum and Gold Collection: SWV

37. La Bouche, Sweet Dreams

38. Monica Before You Walk Out of My Life - Miss Thang

39. Deep Blue Something Breakfast at Tiffany's - Home

40. Coolio 1-2-3-4 (Sumpin' New) - Gangsta's Paradise

41. Collective Soul The World I Know - Collective Soul

42. BLACKstreet (Featuring Dr. Dre) No Diggity - Another Level

43. 3t Anything - Brotherhood

44. The Smashing Pumpkins 1979 - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

45. TLC Diggin' On You - CrazySexyCool

46. Monica Why I Love You So Much - Miss Thang

47. Total, Kissin' You

48. Whitney Houston and Cece Winans Count On Me - Waiting to Exhale (Original Soundtrack Album)

49. Mariah Carey Fantasy - Mariah Carey: Greatest Hits

50. Hootie and The Blowfish Time - Cracked Rear View

51. Madonna You'll See - Something to Remember

52. Az Yet, Last Night

53. Merril Bainbridge Mouth - The Garden

54. Color Me Badd The Earth, the Sun, the Rain - Now and Forever

55. Joe All the Things (Your Man Won't Do) - All That I Am

56. Oasis Wonderwall - (What's the Story) Morning Glory

57. Busta Rhymes Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check - The Coming

58. Groove Theory Tell Me - Groove Theory

59. Outkast Elevators (Me and You) - ATLiens

60. Blues Traveler Hook - Four

61. LL Cool J Doin It - Mr. Smith

62. George Michael Fastlove - Ladies and Gentlemen - The Best of George Michael

63. Case Featuring Foxxy Brown Touch Me Tease Me - Case

64. Kris Kross Tonite'S Tha Night (Kris Kross Redman Remix) - The Best of Kris Kross - '92, '94, '96 (Remixed)

65. Robert Miles Children - Dreamland

66. Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Mission: Impossible (Main Theme)

67. Bodeans Closer to Free - Go Slow Down

68. No Doubt Just a Girl - Tragic Kingdom

69. Aaliyah, If Your Girl Only Knew

70. D'angelo Lady - Brown Sugar

71. John Mellencamp Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First) - Words and Music - John Mellencamp's Greatest Hits

72. Ginuwine Pony (Extended Mix) - Ginuwine: Greatest Hits

73. Keith Sweat Nobody - Keith Sweat

74. Hootie and The Blowfish Old Man and Me - Fairweather Johnson

75. Sheryl Crow If It Makes You Happy - Sheryl Crow

76. Sophie B. Hawkins As I Lay Me Down - Whaler

77. Mc Lyte Keep On, Keepin' On (feat. Xscape) - Bad As I Wanna B

78. Natalie Merchant Jealousy (Single Version) - Retrospective 1990-2005

79. Melissa Etheridge I Want to Come Over - Your Little Secret

80. Deborah Cox Who Do U Love (Album Mix) - Deborah Cox

81. Toni Braxton Un-Break My Heart - Ultimate Toni Braxton

82. Amber This Is Your Night (Show Mix) - This Is Your Night - EP

83. R. Kelly You Remind Me of Something - R. Kelly

84. Janet Jackson Runaway - Number Ones

85. Planet Soul Set U Free - Energy & Harmony

86. New Edition Hit Me Off - Home Again

87. Total, No One Else

88. Ghost Town Dj's My Boo - '80s & '90s Dance Hits

89. Junior M.A.F.I.A. Get Money - Conspiracy

90. Maxi Priest Featuring Shaggy That Girl - Strictly the Best, Vol. 18

91. Do Or Die Po Pimp - Picture This

92. Metallica, Until It Sleeps

93. Crucial Conflict Hay (Amended Version) - My Block: Chicago (The Soundtrack)

94. Ace Of Base Beautiful Life - The Bridge

95. Take That Back for Good (Radio Mix) - Take That: Greatest Hits

96. Pearl Jam Long Road (Live) - Live In Auburn Hills 05.22.2006

97. Faith Evans Soon As I Get Home - Faith Evans

98. 1. Los Del Rio Macarena (Original Version) - Fiesta Macarena

99. Hootie and The Blowfish Only Wanna Be With You - Cracked Rear View

100. Seal Don't Cry - Seal: Best 1991-2004 (Deluxe Version)

 

Wednesday, 05 January 2011 03:57

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

 

The classic Valentine's Day dessert.  Prepare in advance to enjoy after the steak dinner.

 

The Dessert

 

The Wine

 

The Dinner Music

  • Ingredients:
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3 ounces white chocolate, chopped
  • 1 pound strawberries with stems (about 20), washed and dried very well


 

 

 

 

 

Darioush 2004 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon

Red Wine Red Wine by Darioush from Napa Valley, California.

Composition: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot The 2004 Darioush Signature Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic Napa Valley vintage: ripe, lush and profoundly concentrated, yet epitomizing the stylistic profile and poise that is valued so highly by this winery. Naturally smaller yields and a warmer than average season conspired to produce berries with remarkable saturation and richness, while Darioush's more moderate-climate estate vineyards ensured the finished wine's fully-developed complexity and nuance are not lost beneath extravagant ripeness. Alluring floral and licorice aromatics combine with the sweet scent of crushed blackberries to introduce this seriously sexy wine. Finely-knit tannins support a rich, full-bodied mid-palate of creme de cassis, European dark chocolate, espresso, earth and exotic allspice. Though best decanted in its youth, this sophisticated beauty will age gracefully for the next decade.

 

 

 

 

Let's Stay Together - Al Green

Let's Stay Together - Let's Stay Together

 

You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker

You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker: The Anthology

 

Thank You - Dido

Thank You - No Angel

 

At Last - Etta James

At Last - Etta James: Love Songs

 

Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers

Unchained Melody - The Very Best of the Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody

 

Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton

Wonderful Tonight - Timepieces - The Best of Eric Clapton

 

Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis

Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis: 30 #1 Hits

 

I Can't Make You Love Me - Bonnie Raitt

I Can't Make You Love Me - Luck of the Draw

 

Wicked Game - Chris Issak

Wicked Game - Heart Shaped World

 

Falling - Ben Kweller

Falling - Sha Sha

 

We Belong Together - Ritchie Valens

We Belong Together - Ritchie Valens

 

Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney

Maybe I'm Amazed - Wingspan: Hits and History

 

 

    Preparation

     

    Put the semisweet and white chocolates into 2 separate heatproof medium bowls. Fill 2 medium saucepans with a couple inches of water and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Turn off the heat; set the bowls of chocolate over the water to melt. Stir until smooth. (Alternatively, melt the chocolates in a microwave at half power, for 1 minute, stir and then heat for another minute or until melted.)

    Once the chocolates are melted and smooth, remove from the heat. Line a sheet pan with parchment or waxed paper. Holding thestrawberry by the stem, dip the fruit into the dark chocolate, lift and twist slightly, letting any excess chocolate fall back into the bowl. Set strawberries on the parchment paper. Repeat with the rest of the strawberries. Dip a fork in the white chocolate and drizzle the white chocolate over the dipped strawberries.

    Set the strawberries aside until the chocolate sets, about 30 minutes.



      Recipe adapted from Food Network

       

       

      This decadent steak is meant for two, and should be shared over a glass of Cabernet.

       

      The Food

       

      The Wine

       

      The Dinner Music

      • Ingredients:

      • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese plus Parmesan cheese shavings
      • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
      • 1 12-ounce rib-eye steak
      • 1 teaspoon olive oil
      • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
      • 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
      • 1/2 teaspoon (packed) dark brown sugar
      • 4 cups (lightly packed) arugula
      • 2 large lemon wedges



       

       

       

       

       

      Darioush 2004 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 

      Red Wine Red Wine by Darioush from Napa Valley, California.

      Composition: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot The 2004 Darioush Signature Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic Napa Valley vintage: ripe, lush and profoundly concentrated, yet epitomizing the stylistic profile and poise that is valued so highly by this winery. Naturally smaller yields and a warmer than average season conspired to produce berries with remarkable saturation and richness, while Darioush's more moderate-climate estate vineyards ensured the finished wine's fully-developed complexity and nuance are not lost beneath extravagant ripeness. Alluring floral and licorice aromatics combine with the sweet scent of crushed blackberries to introduce this seriously sexy wine. Finely-knit tannins support a rich, full-bodied mid-palate of creme de cassis, European dark chocolate, espresso, earth and exotic allspice. Though best decanted in its youth, this sophisticated beauty will age gracefully for the next decade.

       

       

       

       

      Let's Stay Together - Al Green

      Let's Stay Together - Let's Stay Together

       

      You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker

      You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker: The Anthology

       

      Thank You - Dido

      Thank You - No Angel

       

      At Last - Etta James

      At Last - Etta James: Love Songs

       

      Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers

      Unchained Melody - The Very Best of the Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody

       

      Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton

      Wonderful Tonight - Timepieces - The Best of Eric Clapton

       

      Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis

      Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis: 30 #1 Hits

       

      I Can't Make You Love Me - Bonnie Raitt

      I Can't Make You Love Me - Luck of the Draw

       

      Wicked Game - Chris Issak

      Wicked Game - Heart Shaped World

       

      Falling - Ben Kweller

      Falling - Sha Sha

       

      We Belong Together - Ritchie Valens

      We Belong Together - Ritchie Valens

       

      Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney

      Maybe I'm Amazed - Wingspan: Hits and History

       

       

        Preparation

         

        Mix grated cheese and butter in small bowl. Season generously with salt and pepper; set aside. Sprinkle steak generously with salt and pepper. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add steak; cook to desired doneness, about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer to plate. Add vinegar, shallots, and sugar to skillet; boil until reduced to glaze, stirring constantly, about 1 minute. Divide arugula and Parmesan shavings between 2 plates. Squeeze lemon over. Slice steak; place atop arugula. Top steak with Parmesan butter. Drizzle lightly with glaze.



          Recipe adapted from Bon Appétit | October 2008

           

           

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