9 Songs for Your 18 Roses

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9 Songs for Your 18 Roses

Prepare a mix of songs to play during the 18 Roses segment of your debut. Listen to our suggestions or add your own favorites!

With Your Dad, Uncles, or Grandfathers

Choose a selection of classic songs that your older male relatives will be familiar with and won’t be embarrassed to slow dance to. Try these well-known tunes with some of the most beautiful lines!

 

“What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong

Lyrics: I see trees of green, red roses too/I see them bloom for me and you/And I think to myself what a wonderful world

“Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole

Lyrics: Never before has someone been more / Unforgettable in every way / And forever more, that’s how you’ll stay

“Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder

Lyrics:I never thought through love we’d be /Making one as lovely as she / But isn’t she lovely made from love / Isn’t she pretty / Truly the angel’s best

With Your Brothers, Cousins, or Friends

When you’re dancing with your guy siblings, young relatives, or friends, you can choose more contemporary and upbeat tracks! You can even surprise them by playing their personal favorites.But if you know for a fact that your dancing partner has two left feet, spare him the embarrassment and choose music with slower beats.

“Count on Me” by Bruno Mars

Lyrics: You can count on me like 1, 2, 3 / I’ll be there / And I know when I need it / I can count on you like 4, 3, 2 / You’ll be there / ‘Cause that’s what friends are supposed to do, oh yeah

“You’ve Got a Friend in Me” by Randy Newman

Lyrics:You’ve got a friend in me / You’ve got troubles, and I’ve got ‘em too / There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for you / We stick together and can see it through / ‘Cause you’ve got a friend in me

“Umbrella” by Rihanna

Lyrics: When the sun shines, we’ll shine together/Told you I’ll be here forever/Said I’ll always be a friend/Took an oath I’mma stick it out till the end

With Your Crush, Escort, or Boyfriend

You’ve got the perfect excuse to cozy up to your main squeeze or your escort for the night through these sweet melodies with the most romantic lines. We dare you not to feel kilig as you gaze into each other’s eyes while any of these songs play.

“A Sky Full of Stars” by Coldplay

Lyrics: ‘Cause you’re a sky, ‘cause you’re a sky full of stars / I’m gonna give you my heart / ‘Cause you’re a sky, ‘cause you’re a sky full of stars / ‘Cause you light up the path

“Say You Won’t Let Go” by James Arthur

Lyrics:I wanna live with you / Even when we’re ghosts / ‘Cause you were always there for me when I needed you most / I’m gonna love you till / My lungs give out

“Perfect” by Ed Sheeran

Lyrics:Baby, I’m dancing in the dark with you between my arms / Barefoot on the grass, listening to our favorite song / When you said you looked a mess, I whispered underneath my breath / But you heard it, darling, you look perfect tonight

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