Ten songs to be played in weddings...

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Sea Change - Beck
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
You Are My Problem - Jackson Browne
Save Some For Me - John Martyn
Digging In The Dirt - Peter Gabriel
In The Air Tonight - Phil Collins
When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You - Marvin Gaye
Spare Parts - Bruce Springsteen
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
One More Minute - Weird Al Yankovic

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Wednesday, 2 April 2003 16:56 (seventeen years ago) link

The Beck song you're thinking of is "Little One"

Charles McCain (Charles McCain), Wednesday, 2 April 2003 16:59 (seventeen years ago) link

You'd play "Go Your Own Way" and "In the Air Tonight" at a wedding? What sorta sick fuck are you?

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 2 April 2003 17:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Speaking of inapproriate songs to play, don't forget "LA County" by Lyle Lovett, and "A Wedding In Cherokee County" by Randy Newman ("Why must everbody laugh at my mighty sword?"

Charles McCain (Charles McCain), Wednesday, 2 April 2003 17:02 (seventeen years ago) link

Or "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" (Tammy Wynette).

Burr (Burr), Wednesday, 2 April 2003 19:09 (seventeen years ago) link

"I Don't Want Your Problems, Commit Suicide" - Lawnmower Deth

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Wednesday, 2 April 2003 19:11 (seventeen years ago) link

One more here:

You Don't Love Me Anymore
by Al Yankovic


We've been together for so very long
But now things are changing, oh I wonder what's wrong?
Seems you don't want me around
The passion is gone and the flame's died down

I guess I lost a little bit of self-esteem
That time that you made it with the whole hockey team
You used to think I was nice
Now you tell all your friends that I'm the Antichrist

Oh, why did you disconnect the breaks in my car?
That kind of thing is hard to ignore
Got a funny feeling you don't love me anymore

I knew that we were having problems when
You put those piranhas in my bathtub again
You're still the light of my life
Oh darling, I'm beggin', won't you put down that knife?

You know, I even think it's kinda cute the way
You poison my coffee just a little each day
I still remember the way that you laughed
When you pushed me down that elevator shaft

Oh, if you don't mind me asking, what's this poisonous cobra
Doing in my underwear drawer?
Sometime I get to thinking you don't love me any more

You slammed my face down on the barbecue grill
Now my scars are all healing, but my heart never will
You set my house on fire
You pulled out my chest hairs with an old pair of pliers

Oh, you think that I'm ugly and you say that I'm cheap
You shaved off my eyebrows while I was asleep
You drilled a hole in my head
Then you dumped me in a drainage ditch and left me for dead

Oh, you know this really isn't like you at all
You never acted this way before
Honey, something tells me you don't love me any more, oh no no
Got a funny feeling you don't love me anymore

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Wednesday, 2 April 2003 19:13 (seventeen years ago) link

That's the second invokation of Weird Al Yankovic.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 2 April 2003 19:46 (seventeen years ago) link

"Nature Trail to Hell"

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Wednesday, 2 April 2003 20:02 (seventeen years ago) link

You should play Band of Gold (not a band)!

Andy K (Andy K), Wednesday, 2 April 2003 20:25 (seventeen years ago) link

I've already got Anyone but you - Moldy Peaches lined up for my wedding party

sonicred (sonicred), Wednesday, 2 April 2003 20:47 (seventeen years ago) link

I played "Band of Gold" at my friend's wedding last year, oh the irony! "The Love You Save" by Jackson 5 was another party favorite.

The Intruders "(We'll Be) United" is my favorite wedding song. And if you're yearning for a sappy love-fest go no further than Colin Blunstone's "Her Song."

zaxxon25 (zaxxon25), Wednesday, 2 April 2003 20:59 (seventeen years ago) link

Ask this question when you're in the pub & drop in Popcorn - 'tis a guaranteed side-splitter...

Jez (Jez), Wednesday, 2 April 2003 21:27 (seventeen years ago) link

...meaning when the bride comes down the isle, as opposed to at the reception.

Jez (Jez), Wednesday, 2 April 2003 21:28 (seventeen years ago) link

Every other Jewish wedding I've been to, the band plays "The End of the Innocence." WTF?!

Amateurist (amateurist), Wednesday, 2 April 2003 21:29 (seventeen years ago) link

oops...that should read aisle.

Jez (Jez), Wednesday, 2 April 2003 21:29 (seventeen years ago) link

My friends' main stipulation to their wedding DJ?

"Absolutely NO Jimmy Buffett!"

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Wednesday, 2 April 2003 21:35 (seventeen years ago) link

How could anyone forget "Shining Star" by Earth Wind and Fire?
C'mon, you get to do the "Elaine" dance!!!!!

Jazzbo (jmcgaw), Wednesday, 2 April 2003 22:23 (seventeen years ago) link

Would "Fuck Her Gently" by Tenacious D be inappropriate?

Davlo (Davlo), Wednesday, 2 April 2003 23:33 (seventeen years ago) link

does the pope shit in the woods?

Dave M. (rotten03), Thursday, 3 April 2003 00:20 (seventeen years ago) link

For the last time no. Get real. He's a very well respected leader of one of the worlds largest faiths, I doubt he's even at the level of having to use an outhouse. He probably has a huge marble and limestone convenience and lackeys handing him hot towels and pornography. For shame, Dave M, for shame!

Lynskey (Lynskey), Thursday, 3 April 2003 00:31 (seventeen years ago) link

You're not playing with a full deck, are you?

Anyway, I have truly grown to appreciate the Howard Jones songs "What is Love?" and "Like to Get to Know You Well" as love songs I can actually... love. Before then, the most romantic, mushiest song I liked was "Our House" by The Beatles. Oh, ok, I take that back -- I do like some Anita Baker songs -- in fact, I quite adore a few of them -- but she was so smooth that it was easy to forget that these were straight-on love songs she was singing. If almost anyone else (I'm giving props to Sade here) sang these songs, I'm sure I would've retched, but Anita Baker saved them.

I think I would play all of the above -- and then confound the masses by playing something along the lines of Pete Shelley's "Telephone Operator". You know, because "Every Breath You Take" is just too subtle. ;)

p.s.: this board is very addictive -- hope you don't mind me barging in!

Dee the Lurk-ah, Thursday, 3 April 2003 01:29 (seventeen years ago) link

"Love In An Elevator" is guaranteed to clear all the elderly off the dance floor before Steven even stops humming.

going down, mr. tyler?

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Thursday, 3 April 2003 01:37 (seventeen years ago) link

Our House is NOT a Beatles tune - CSN did it

Davlo (Davlo), Friday, 4 April 2003 00:24 (seventeen years ago) link

one year passes...
Surprised Jimmy Soul's "If You Wanna Be Happy" wasn't mentioned here.

Maybe this thread should be changed to inappropriate wedding songs?

zaxxon25 (zaxxon25), Monday, 20 September 2004 17:58 (sixteen years ago) link

My wedding soundtrack had Rammstein, Cat Power, Portishead and Hasidic New Wave.

joseph cotten (joseph cotten), Monday, 20 September 2004 18:08 (sixteen years ago) link

Hasidic New Wave

I have a really terrible pun I could drop here.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Monday, 20 September 2004 18:52 (sixteen years ago) link

Do it, then.

joseph cotten (joseph cotten), Monday, 20 September 2004 19:11 (sixteen years ago) link

three years pass...

Of course there's also "The Winner Takes It All" by ABBA

Geir Hongro, Saturday, 17 May 2008 09:39 (twelve years ago) link

And more or less the entire "Blood On The Tracks".

Geir Hongro, Saturday, 17 May 2008 09:42 (twelve years ago) link

"Young Hearts Run Free". It's 70s, it's disco, it's great, even your gran's heard it so it should be a wedding disco classic. But the lyrics ,oh so bitter and inappropriate.

bidfurd, Saturday, 17 May 2008 19:04 (twelve years ago) link

"Let's Get Married"--Al Green

ellaguru, Saturday, 17 May 2008 19:24 (twelve years ago) link

Ward, I'm worried about Geir.

If Timi Yuro would be still alive, most other singers could shut up, Saturday, 17 May 2008 23:08 (twelve years ago) link

@bidfurd, do you mean "young turks?"
@ellaguru, great pick!

the undertones "teenage kicks"

kartsaklis, Sunday, 18 May 2008 05:02 (twelve years ago) link

yes al green 1967-1977

strgn, Sunday, 18 May 2008 05:59 (twelve years ago) link

geir when you gonna get hitched

strgn, Sunday, 18 May 2008 05:59 (twelve years ago) link

Jew wave?

bamcquern, Sunday, 18 May 2008 07:57 (twelve years ago) link

I think Geir has just risen quite a bit in my estimation because of this thread :)

Trayce, Sunday, 18 May 2008 08:03 (twelve years ago) link

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