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29/11/2007 by

Top 10 Best Wedding Dance Videos

A first wedding dance is a special, once in a lifetime moment. But a growing number of wedding couples are fed up with the awkward, dull traditional first dance. They are jumping on the latest cool and hip trend and hire dance instructors for choreographed first dances. To surprise their guests, brides and grooms are encouraged to start with a traditional slow dance, and then cutting loose into something wilder.

We’ve taken a look at a number of first wedding dances posted at YouTube and compiled the ultimate and latest top ten wedding dance video list. Check out the Top 10 chart after the jump.

Thriller Wedding Dance
Image by duane cochran

10. First Wedding Dance Austin Powers Style

Yeah Baby Yeah! Groovy! Ow be have !! This wedding couple is obviously a great fan of the “Austin Powers Trilogy” created by Mike Myers. They’re dancing on the famous Austin Powers intro tune “Soul Bossanova”.

09. Father & Daughter Wedding Dance

After her first wedding dance, this just married girl asks her dad to dance with her on a lovely song. But the two have studied a little routine on Apache by the Incredible Bongo Band. What song? Remember the Fresh Prince & Carlton dance? That would refresh your memory 😉

08. First Wedding Dance: California Love

These newlyweds seem to be dancing on a traditional Asian song. But the just pronounced man and wife have a little surprise for their guests: Tupac with California Love!

07. First Wedding Dance: Lose Control

As seen on ABC’s Nightline. This first wedding dance is a mix of old and new “Unforgettable” by Nat & Natalie Cole and Missy Elliott’s 2005 single “Lose Control” featuring Ciara and Fatman Scoop.

06. Norm and Renee’s First Wedding Dance

Norm and Renee choreographed a little routine themselves. The two lovebirds kicked off the reception with Jack Johnson’s “Better Together”, but no one really knew what they were about to do after a couple of minutes into the Jack Johnson song …

05. Redhead at Wedding Dances to Beat It

While shooting a wedding a cute redhead performs an awesome reproduction of Michael Jackson’s Beat It in front of the camera …

04. Wedding Breakdance

This wedding couple, married on July 3 2005 in Oakland (California), was no longer satisfied with an old-school waltz. They came up with the choreography themselves and just wanted to make it a fun joke for their guests. Featured in ABC’s Good Morning America.

03. First Wedding Dance: Baby Got Back

Last week several influential sites posted or linked this video as “Best First Dance Ever”. Among them Break, Jokeroo, Digg, AOL Videoblog, Glumbert, YouTube. Combining total views of Break, YouTube and Glumbert the video is viewed at least 3.3 million times. The first dance of this bride and groom seems to be on Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers. But a bit later another explicit song takes over …

02. Wedding Thriller Dance

With over 4 million YouTube views “Wedding Thriller Dance” is one of the most popular wedding dances ever! The video, where an entire wedding party does the famous Thriller dance was featured in Good Morning America earlier this year.

01. Julia and James First Dance: Dirty Dancing

Recently a London based film director and his American wife got the surprise of their lives, when talkshow queen Oprah invited them at The Oprah Winfrey Show, YouTube edition. James and Julia Derbyshire, whose Dirty Dancing wedding video became a huge YouTube hit, had the honor to meet Patrick Swayze.

“The Hollywood star has refused to give interviews about Dirty Dancing for nearly two decades, but he was so touched by the couple’s video that he agreed to Oprah’s request. The wedding video has been watched by more than 3 million people online and various TV stations around the world have invited the dance couple since.” writes This is Local London.

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