comedy, "What Happens In Vegas," is the film that makes fun of drunken Las Vegas marriages. You know-those cliched shot-gun, full-moon weddings, that leave bride and groom in shock when morning sun streams across post-wedding debris. Or like the bride in the movie, wakes up screaming in bed, staring in horror at a cheesy ring. This movie comes with a twist–the new bridegroom wins a jackpot, and we don't mean uber-blonde hottie Cameron Diaz. Okay, maybe her, too. Ashton Kutcher co-stars as the clueless loser hubby who suddenly has a radical change of luck. The movie also featured some slammin music, you can use as quirky inspiration for your own wedding. So, if the movie has sentimental value for you and your lady, and you're looking for some tunes from the film to dance to, check out these four faves.
Imagine your sexy bride strutting down the aisle to "I believe in miracles-where you from? You sexy thing!" And of course the brides-maids in perfect choreography, shaking bouquets on their hips during the bass intervals. The 1970's one-hit wonder from Hot Chocolate is one of the many tracks featured in the movie. The song, "You Sexy Thing," has also made the rounds in television commercials.
"Get Down On It" is the 1981 hit by Kool and the Gang, and makes an ideal introductory dance for the newly married couple. Arrange for the best man to begin the introduction as a voiceover with the opening melody line of the music. As the couple enters the room to the announcement, "Ladies and Gentleman Introducing MR AND MRS JONES, the bride and groom can duck under the archway formed under the outstretched arms of the groomsmen and bridesmaids. The couple not only comes out grooving to "Get Down On It", amid wild applause, the Wedding Party can also participate. Form a "Soul Train", where each bridesmaid or groomsman goes down a double line of the wedding party and shows off his or her wildest moves. After the dance is completed, the couple and wedding party can dance up to the Sweetheart table to herald the start of the sit-down dinner.
A great dance for the wedding guests and also part of the soundtrack for "What Happened in Vegas"is "Hustle Man" by Tyrant the Don. The sexy, slow song boasts definite R&B flavor and encourages cool rhythmic moves. A hip-hop voiceover and funky beat makes this a perfect dance for the classic reception party dance of the "electric slide". Any slinky line dance is a slam-dunk with "Hustle Man". The song loops back so the dance can go and on or guests can break out in freestyle. Watch out for some wedding reception dirty-dancing.
Irene Cara's "What A Feeling" first debuted in the movie "Flashdance" as a jubilant dance song. The tune included in the "What Happened in Vegas" soundtrack is no less awesome as a wedding dance song. As the ending dance for the departing couple, ready to embark on honeymoon bliss, it's an appropriate uplifting beat. The difference from the couple's intro-dance is that the ending dance can be a call for the entire wedding guest participants and party to dance. Replay the song as the couple rush down the steps into the waiting limo under a shower of rice or bouquet of bubbles.