IN THE GROOVE (March 14, 2023)

Welcome back to In The Groove. Hope you’re all doing fine and are looking forward to another great song and video.

There really isn’t too much I can tell you about today’s performer that you don’t already know so I’m going to concentrate on the song.

Can’t Help Falling in Love” was recorded by Elvis Presley in 1961 for his album “Blue Hawaii”; it is also featured in his movie of the same name.

This beautiful tune has been covered by many artists and was listed as one of the greatest songs of all time by Rolling Stone. According to a 2020 survey, the song is the most popular choice for couples as the first dance at their wedding.

Now’s the perfect time to take that special person in your life by the hand and dance to “Can’t Help Falling In Love”. Here is The King:

That certainly was beautiful and I’m taking bets that many of you might be able to guess the question of the day:

What was the first dance at your wedding? If you’re engaged, what song have you chosen for your first dance? Perhaps you’re neither married nor engaged; just name your favorite romantic song to dance to. Mine is “Something” by George Harrison which was the first dance at my wedding.

Thanks for getting In The Groove with me; I hope you’ve been enjoying the songs and videos throughout The Rhythm Section.

Join us tomorrow for another musical journey with Deb. Have a great day!

See you on the flip side.

I’m The Sicilian Storyteller

NAR © 2023


  1. Another iconic song, Nancy!

    I didn’t dance at my wedding. I stopped dancing when I was 13 years old.
    But since its customary, I held my wife and we stood at the dance floor for the duration of Stairway to Heaven.

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      1. Strangely wonderful is the appropriate description! Imagine we entered the ballroom under the sound of Presto/Summer by Epica…
        Now, you have me digging deep cara…but can I resist you?
        To the best of my recollection, it must have been due to a girl breaking my heart…but I am not sure anymore. What is certain though, is that my sculptures have more dancing flow than this driftwood of a man.

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  2. At our wedding there were the two of us, plus two witnesses. The four of us went to afternoon tea afterwards.

    Interesting that based on the other comments so far, your notion of a “traditional” wedding is in the minority, Nance!

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    1. It would appear so, Pete. Let’s wait for some people in my age bracket to respond; maybe we’ll get some folks who actually danced at their wedding!
      *Misky got her wedding anniversary date wrong for years so I’m not holding out much hope for her! Prove me wrong, Misk!! 🤣

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  3. He had such a smooth voice, except when he was howling about hound dogs or shoes. Peder and I didn’t dance after the wedding. We were completely skint in those days. I wore a dress that I’d worn numerous times, and nearly froze to death because it’d snowed 2 feet the night before. The priest nearly didn’t make it to the church – his car slid into a ditch. My dad, my mother, my sister, two witnesses, the priest, Peder and I, and that was it. Describing it now, it’s no bloody wonder that we both forgot what date we were married.

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    1. Why am I not surprised? For someone who celebrated her wedding anniversary on the wrong date for years, this is exactly what I expected! Surely I can’t be the only one who had a relatively normal wedding day, can I?
      Well, you’re right about Elvis having a lovely smooth voice. My favorite songs by him are his ballads, like this one and “Are You Lonesome Tonight”.
      Thanks for your comments, Misky, and the entertaining story about your wedding. This post definitely did not go as I had planned! At least it was fun! 🤣

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      1. We only have ONE wedding photo. Peder asked a colleague to take photos, and the pillock dropped his camera off the dock into the lake. Nobody in their right mind was willing to dive into that icy lake in mid-February.

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  4. 1986 my wife to be was in a wheelchair after an operation. She wore a red dress and yes, we danced to Chris de Burgh’s Lady in Red. I think I prefer Andy Williams’s version of Can”t Help Falling In Love.

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