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Choosing Your Wedding Songs

Choosing Your Wedding Songs

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Hi folks,

The Outhere Brothers are probably not going to make the shortlist for your choice of first dance, but could it slot in anywhere else?

This week we wanted to ponder a question that almost all couples have/will ponder during their preparation for their big day, what songs should we have for our wedding?

Wedding songs are hugely important to your day and set the tone and atmosphere of the event. They need to reflect your feelings for one another, appeal to your likes and dislikes and, just as importantly, appeal to the audience; both young and old.

At MWV HQ, we had a debate and, with our diverse taste in music, came up with some options to help couples decide on the apt tunes for their day.

There are many times of the day when a song can be appropriate: wedding dinner , ceremony, party songs, father/daughter dance and last dance.

This is without: bouquet throwing songs, garter tossing songs and (I can imagine a bit of Kenny G is high up this list) honeymoon night songs.

What song would Adele choose for her wedding song? What? Surely not?!

 

We have chosen our top contemporary beats and some traditional ballads for first dances, hopefully these will quench your thirst for musical satisfaction (although it goes without saying Etta James ‘At Last’, standard πŸ™‚

CLASSIC WEDDING SONGS

Adele – Make You Feel My Love

Lionel Richie Β and Diana Ross – Endless Love

Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight

Savage Garden – Truly, Madly Deeply

Amazing Grace – John Newton

Richard M S Irwin -Give Me Joy In My Heart

Elvis – Can’t Help Falling In Love

Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You

Robbie Williams – Angels

Elton John – Your Song

ALTERNATIVE WEDDING SONGS

Faithless – We Come One

Smashing Pumpkins – Tonight Tonight

Foo Fighters – The Best Of You

Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire

Joe – I Wanna Know

Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart

Nirvana – Heart Shaped Box

Brian McKnight – Love Of My Life

Rolling Stones – Wild Horses

Scatman John – Scatman (just checking you’re still with us, although could be interesting)

 

A lot of people will be having Bruno Mars ‘Marry You’ and Dixie Cup’s classic ‘Going To The Chapel’ and we don’t blame them, but wouldn’t it make a welcome change to hear the rocking Black Sabbath blasting out ‘Heaven And Hell’ as the bride walks down the aisle?

No?!

What songs were a must-play at your wedding? Were there any tunes that you forbid your DJ from playing?

Kev MWV

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3 Comments to Choosing Your Wedding Songs

  1. Hi MWV!!

    I think the top ten songs to be played at a Wedding reception for 2012 must be:

    1) Marry You – Bruno Mars
    2) Single Ladies – Beyonce
    3) Marry The Night – Lady Gaga
    4) Jagged Edge – Lets get Married
    5) Wifey – Next
    6) I gotta a Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
    7) Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
    8) The Time Of My Life – Bill Medley (End of The night)
    9) I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
    10) Greatest Day – Take That

    I could go on……and on……, I think I have covered a few different genres, But I feel every party needs some Pitbull, LMFAO, Flo Rida, etc for 2012 and dont forget that bit of Reggae!

    The list also needs to be relevant to the bride and groom so any top DJ would consult the couple before hand.

    @aw_sounds

  2. Sarah Bagnall

    I can’t believe you’ve left Simply Red – Holding Back the Years off this list!

    Classic wedding song πŸ™‚

  3. Awesome list Ash, I am not down with the kids but that seems like a pretty contemporary, lively set. Sarah, Simply Red just missed out. I’m hoping that is definitely yours though πŸ™‚
    Kev MWV πŸ™‚

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