Having played over 1500 weddings in over 20 years, not a single couple has ever had us play an uptempo dance song as a Processional. Recessionals, sure. But never for a Procession. Which is precisely why they are now officially one of my favorite couples. They asked me yesterday what I thought of using Queen’s “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” as both the Full Processional and Bridal Processional.
I would have sworn that Elvis Presley had originally sung “Crazy Little Thing,,,” in the 50s or 60s, and Queen was performing it at a tribute. Even the musical arrangement sounds exactly like an Elvis recording. And that’s the reason I don’t go to Las Vegas. It turns out the Freddie Mercury of Queen wrote it as a tribute to Elvis in 1979, who had passed away two years earlier in 1977,
I just keep picturing the Bridal Party, and the Bride, grooving down the aisle as the guests clap along with the sax and keyboard playing an instrumental version of this great “throwback” song. It definitely announces, straight off, to their friends…. hat this is going to be a truly fun party.
Now I really can’t wait for their wedding in ten days. I normally print out the lyrics for dance songs, but since we’re doing it as an instrumental, the lyrics and video theatrics remain irrelevant in this case. Besides, the title of the song sort of says it all. It’s the beat that makes “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” so special and soon-to-be-memorable as a fun and terrifically joyful Procession.
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