Wedding Song: Stars Fell On Alabama

This is one of my favorite Billie Holiday songs. And for a first dance? It’s pretty much PERFECT.

I don’t hear this played very often for first dance songs, which means it’ll definitely be a unique wedding song! Most people play Billie Holiday’s “Our Love Is Here to Stay” instead, which is a great song, but there’s something about this one (especially this version with her Orchestra) that is beyond romantic. It’s also got the perfect rhythm for a first dance…not too fast and not too slow. The lyrics for “Stars Fell On Alabama” are below.

We lived our little drama
We kissed in a field of white
And stars fell on Alabama last night
I can’t forget the glamour
Your eyes held a tender light
And stars fell on Alabama last night

I never planned in my imagination
A situation so heavenly
A fairy land where no one else could enter
And in the center just you and me
My heart beat like a hammer
My arms wound around you tight
And stars fell on Alabama last night


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