Song of the Summer

Have you picked your wedding song yet?  How do you choose?  Is it a song you heard on your first date?  Is it by a band you both love?  Did you hear it at a concert you attended together?

If you’re still casting around for the perfect tune, check out Emmylou by Swedish sister act First Aid Kit.  The song was voted one of the best of 2012 by Rolling Stone, and after floating across the water last year at the Newport Folk Festival it continues to feel, around Newport anyway, like the song of summer.  Here’s a great video by Newport Folk Festival’s Behind the Wall series of the girls singing inside the crumbling walls of the old fort.  With chorus lyrics “I’ll be your Emmylou and I’ll be your June/ If you’ll be my Gram and my Johnny too/ No, I’m not asking much of you/ Just sing little darling, sing with me,” this would be the sweetest first dance song!

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