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Old 29th January 2009 | Show parent
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Showing up on time? When have you ever known a musician to show up on time for anything?

Just kidding James....
WHAT !? I thought it was Wednesday!
Old 29th January 2009 | Show parent
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The one that always gets me is 'Forever Young' by Alphaville.

Love those slippers, BTW.
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Congratulations sir!



I actually just got married in December. Two that were great for us were


"The Wedding Song/There is Love" Paul Stookey (great soft acoustic piece)
YouTube - The Wedding Song (There Is Love) Noel Paul Stookey

and

"Lost in this Moment" Big and Rich (very moving).
YouTube - Big and Rich - Lost in This Moment [lyrics]

Lots of great songs out there.




Just a tip from one writer to another... write her one. She will love you to death. I did that and played it during the unity candle.
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Shameless plug:

"When I Look Into Your Eyes" and "Love Of A Lifetime" by FireHouse.

Congrats James!!
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"Unforgettable" Nat King Cole
"Crazy Love" and/or "Tupelo Honey" Van Morrison
"She's Lookin' Good" Wilson "Wicked" Picketheh (just kidding)


Chris
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"Unintended" by Muse.
Old 30th January 2009 | Show parent
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not at all kitsch
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Johnny Cash - a thing called love

congrats!
Old 30th January 2009 | Show parent
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The Anniversary Waltz by Al Jolson.
Says it all.

Congratulations and all best wishes to you and your bride.
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I heartily recommend "When I Fall in Love", especially Nancy Wilson's version. Transcendant.

'Ribbon in the Sky' by Stevie Wonder is pretty phenomenal too, but kinda long.


I like 'God Only Knows' too, but it always struck me odd that the first line is "I may not always love you..." Who wants that kind of realism on their wedding day???


Please forego Journey. Please. Although VH's "Hot For Teacher" might be fun....

Something modern and amazing - try Sean Colvin's "Bonefields" off of 'Whole New You", a wonderful song about how your whole life can sometimes revolve around one person.

or Lyle Lovett's "Nobody Knows me like my Baby". And "She Makes me Feel Good".



Whatever! CONGRATS! Have a fab day and BOOGIE! (Maybe Boogie on Reggae Woman would be a good opener)
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Endless Love- Lionel Ritchie Donna Summer. Great love song plus it was in Happy Gilmore you can't lose.
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"We've only just begun" has to be high in the list.

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Shhhhh! That is my karaoke song!

heh
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Best (and least appropriate) wedding song

The best wedding song is The Luckiest by Ben Folds.

I once played at a wedding where the bride and groom were getting married to appease their parents but had no interest at all in the event other than to have a great party. When we asked them what they wanted as a first song they said just play the first ballad on your set. It was All Woman by Lisa Stansfield for which the refrain was "I may not be a lady but I'm all woman". The bride's parents were less than impressed.
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Wedding Song, by Tracy Chapman
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" One In a Million" by Larry Graham ......
My wife and I made that "our song"
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I like 'God Only Knows' too, but it always struck me odd that the first line is "I may not always love you..." Who wants that kind of realism on their wedding day???

But the rest of the sentence: "...but as long as there are stars above you, you never need to doubt it, I'll make you so sure about it"

I think that is great!
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A song about a man wrongly-convicted of the murder of a Saskatchewan nursing student wouldn't be my first choice of wedding song, but YMMV.
Meh, that totally depends on how you read in to music. Personally, the lyrics play no role in the overall picture of wheat kings for me. The vocal melody does, but I couldn't care less what Gord was saying. But that is how I personally react to music. Structure, harmonies and melodies tell me the story, than my subconscious makes a connection to a personal experience. Whenever I hear the song, my memory recalls the particular experience and I get to re-live the feeling of that particular occurrence ... sights, smells, sounds, feelings ... it all comes rushing back.

Trust me ... you play Wheat Kings on a first dance and you'll have at least a handful of people crying by the end of it. No one will be thinking about David Milgaard's wrongful conviction. It's a beautiful song, and works exceptionally well in this context. Trust me, I've seen it. Wouldn't just drop that particular song out of nowhere!

To me a feeling is a million times more powerful than a word. But as you said, YMMV
Old 30th January 2009 | Show parent
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Best I have heard at a wedding (I played in a function band for years) was 'Smack my Bitch Up' by the Prodigy.

It was blasted (via iPod) out of our PA.

I nearly wet myself laughing.

G
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James !!!!!

Congrats to you both :-)


I marry also in June in Berlin - if you have time ! come over



i sing for her "White Wedding" from Billy Idol and "Princess of little italy" by Little Steven.



Mathias
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"I Will Not Take These Things for Granted" Toad the Wet Sprocket
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Whip It! heh
Old 31st January 2009 | Show parent
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"For My Wedding" Don Henely

Beautiful and real...
Old 31st January 2009 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by terminal3 ➑️
A song about a man wrongly-convicted of the murder of a Saskatchewan nursing student wouldn't be my first choice of wedding song, but YMMV.

Do Canadians use Frozen Ghost's 'Dream Come True' anymore? That one was big for a long time...
I'm canadian and I don't even know that one.

A canadian choice would be "Closer to the Heart" Rush at as a wedding dance!!
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I love playing at weddings and getting requests for songs like "And I Will Always Love You,"
I typically laugh very loud when the newly married request that song.
Old 31st January 2009 | Show parent
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Jazz standards:

The Way you Look Tonight
My Foolish Heart
My One and Only Love
Night and Day
When I fall in Love
In a Sentimental Mood
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"You Belong To Me"
Dean Martin.

I'm having my "first dance" in March. Quite possibly to that tune. We haven't decided.
Congrats, James!
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I was gonna mention Roberta Flack, only imo " The first time I ever saw your face" is the ultimate love song!

i got on this thread to say exactly that, so +1 to the above.

i'll add:


seal - touch

iron & wine - my lady's house


gregory scott - 'ubk'
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Songs to play in a wedding band :-)

Highway To Hell
Fool On The Hill
Money
You Can't Do That
You Really Got Me
Honey Don't
Cat Scratch Fever
I Want You To Want Me
White Wedding
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
When I'm 64
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"I Want to Know What Love Is" - Foreigner

Congrats to you and your lady btw... I wish you all the best
+1 for Foreigner! They actually have an even better wedding song. It was from 1996, "Until The End Of Time". Great song , and Lou Gramm at his best.
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