Throwback Sunday….believe it or not, in 1975 the extraordinary song “This Will Be” was released as Natalie Cole’s first single. It was an instant hit which became a long-standing dance classic. It still elicits great response among party guests of all ages and tastes. But would you expect anything less from the daughter of one the most beloved unique vocalists of all time, Nat ‘King’ Cole? I love the way it starts gently with a solo piano and people clapping, then slowly bringing in the rhythm section and those incredibly horns.
“This Will Be” is the very definition of a dance-fast love song, and I think it qualifies as a perfect First Dance, especially for those who would rather move around having a great time, rather than holding on to each other and swaying back and forth. The harmonies alone would make this song spectacular. But add to that, a complete orchestra behind her and half a dozen incredibly soulful backup singers. I think the first two lines reveal the song’s decisively romantic statement. “This will be an everlasting love. This will be the one I’ve waited for.” For you bold intrepid souls, this is the perfect First Dance, for you bold, intrepid souls. Plus, the band loves to play it.
Check out the lyrics:
This will be the one I’ve waited for
This will be the first time anyone has loved me.
And I’m so glad that you recrefied my mind
This will be an everlasting love for me
Loving you is some kind of wonderful
Because you showed me just how much you care
You’ve given me the thrill of a lifetime
And made me believe you’ve got more thrills to spare, oh!
This will be an everlasting love oh, yes it will now!
You brought a lot of a sunshine in to my life
You filled me with happiness I never knew
You gave me more joy then I ever dreamed of
And no one, no one can take the place of you
Let me know what you think of this gem as truly fun First Dance.
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