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Day 14: A song that you would love played at your wedding

There is only one song and it’s my favorite song of all time: ‘Save the Last Dance for Me’ by The Drifters. Ben E. King’s smooth vocals did justice to the lyrics! I love the story behind the song as well for it came from a personal experience. Doc Pomus found a wedding invitation in a hatbox and it reminded him of his wedding in which he sat in his wheelchair and watch his brother dance with his (Promus) new wife. Promus had polio.

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After that memory assaulted him (three years later after his marriage), he stayed up all night writing the words to this song on the back of the invitation. When the song was being recorded, Ben E. King was told that the song was inspired by Pomus watching his lovely bride dance with another man and King’s emotional vocal was history. This song was the band’s only #1 hit.

They don’t make music like this anymore. 

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Laugh and sing
But while we’re apart
Don’t give your heart
To anyone

But don’t forget who’s taking you home
And in whose arms you’re gonna be
So darlin’
Save the last dance for me