decidely OT: Wedding Song Advice

Submitted by clarkiefromcanada on April 5th, 2010 at 11:04 AM

Friends @ MGoBlogosphere,

A good female friend of mine is getting married and she has canvassed my wife and I related to romantic music for the first series of dances at her wedding. I advised Ben Folds "The Luckiest"; please weigh in with opinion/options.

Thanks everyone.



April 5th, 2010 at 11:09 AM ^

avoid "when i think about you i touch myself".

While it might be an accurate assessment of the newlyweds love for each other, its probably in bad taste.


April 5th, 2010 at 11:11 AM ^

even remember what mine and wives wedding song is... all i know is that it was a country song that made me want to shoot myself... wait all country music makes me want to do that...


April 5th, 2010 at 11:11 AM ^

David Gray "This year's love" is pretty sweet, it was great in "Girl Next Door".

Please tell her please no choreographed youtube played.

We went with 2 "Had to be you"-1st movie we saw was Harry met Sally and The Cure "Just like Heaven" to pick up the tempo and get everyone else out on floor.


April 5th, 2010 at 11:20 AM ^

I actually cannot recall the first dance for my Wife and I, but, I do know a couple of the others:

She was adamant that she dance to "I loved her first" for the dance with her dad.

And I had them play, "Oh Yeah", by Yello, for the garter toss. I really, really had to work hard to resist asking everybody if they wanted a gummi bear before I started.


April 5th, 2010 at 11:20 AM ^

I would recommend The victors. Fast version on the way in, slow version on the way out. Or vice versa. Also, you can probably get that douchebag superfan to come and play the cowbell. Every wedding needs more cowbell.


April 5th, 2010 at 11:21 AM ^

Our first dance was to Sam Cook's "You Send Me."

We entered the reception to a little tune called "The Victors."

I recommend both.


April 5th, 2010 at 11:25 AM ^

I am going to play close attention to this thread.

A friend of mine has asked me to sing at her wedding in July, but she doesn't have any particular song(s) in mind. We're going to try to come up with ideas and then talk about it later.

Yes, I'm a singer. Commence making fun of me in 3...2...1...


April 5th, 2010 at 11:37 AM ^

"Juicy" by the Notorious B.I.G. Not particularly wedding-y, but awesome nonetheless.

Our wedding song was the Lauren Hill cover of Frankie Valli's "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You."


April 5th, 2010 at 11:42 AM ^

Although it's been used about a bagillion times, my wife and I danced to "At Last" by Etta James. The twist was that her 13 year old cousin sang it. She's a tiny little girl with as much soul as Ms. James. I have to say it was a memorable moment for us and everyone else too.


April 5th, 2010 at 11:42 AM ^

I agree that anything with cow bell or "more cow bell" is a good bet, but if you want to dive into the classics nothing is better than the soulful singing of Etta James At Last for a wedding.


April 5th, 2010 at 11:46 AM ^

but I've always liked (as romantic, slower songs) both The Rain Song and Thank You - both Zeppelin songs.

Also - cliched - but wonderful tonight by clapton is a great song


April 5th, 2010 at 12:01 PM ^

Wonderful Tonight?
Clapton wrote this in 1976 while waiting for his girlfriend (and future wife) Pattie to get ready for a night out. They were going to a Buddy Holly tribute that Paul McCartney put together, and Clapton was in the familiar position of waiting while she tried on clothes.

It sure makes it pretty funny every time you hear it at a wedding.


April 5th, 2010 at 2:13 PM ^

I was just saying that I find it really funny that most women think it is this syrupy sweet love song when it's really about one of the frustruations that every guy has and can relate to with his wife/girl friend. Mix that in with all the pomp and circumstance of a wedding and it is always brings a smile to my face when they play it!


April 5th, 2010 at 12:09 PM ^

and from the heart, you should check out "Let me be the one" by Rik Emmitt (former Triumph guitarist/singer). Really an awsome wedding song. Work with the hubby to dedicated this song to his new wife. She will be so touched, she may do him right there on the dance floor...


April 5th, 2010 at 12:37 PM ^

My wife, being the prankster she is, came up with the idea to have ACDC's Highway to Hell play for a minute for our first dance. Everyone laughed their asses off. Then our real first dance song played which was "Don't Want To Miss A Thing" (I believe that's the title) by Aerosmith from the movie soundtrack to Armageddon.

Wolverine In Exile

April 5th, 2010 at 12:48 PM ^

Blue Brothers version. Danced with my mom on this and even did the dance from the movie to it. Started out with some generic love-y ballad for abotu 20 seconds, then had the DJ screech the song and switch to the Blues Bros. It was awesome to see my mom's face as the song screeched, then the next thing you heard was "Now we'd like to do a favorite of the horn section, we hope it's one of yours". She smiled. The only thing better as if the stage had been circled in chicken wire.