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    What songs were played at your wedding?

    And if none were played or you have not gotten married yet, what songs would you like?

    I never had any music, but since it took me three tries to get it right perhaps A Whiter Shade of Pale would have been appropriate.
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    Was just at a super-expensive wedding in NY on the Hudson. The band alone cost $18, 000. They did Chelsea Clinton's wedding. They were great, I'll say that much. The couple was in their mid-20's abut the band payed mostly dance-able R&B and pop from the late 80's to mid-90's. Nothing too new or too old.
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    I do not remember. Not because I was all boogered up - not the case - it just doesn't register. And for that reason I won't ask
    someone who might know and/or remember.
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    I'm part of the second group, but I have a couple songs in mind:
    "Caravan" by Van Morrison
    "If We Were Vampires" by Jason Isbell
    "Just The Way You Are" by Billy Joel (was my parents first dance song)
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    I wanted "Here. There and Everywhere" to be played at the church but they couldn't seem to manage that. As for the reception, it was 1973 and we had four old geezers playing crap, which I think was pretty much the norm back then.
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    I agreed on a song called Looking Through the Eyes of Love. I was a bit surprised they even mentioned it because it wasn't a big Gene Pitney hit and a song I would not normally associate with wedded bliss.

    Well the song was actually a song from a movie called Ice Castles. You learn something new every day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by comfortably numb View Post
    And if none were played or you have not gotten married yet, what sons would you like?
    The ones that move the hell out of the house when they're 18?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Fury View Post
    The ones that move the hell out of the house when they're 18?
    It was a typo we all realize but nicely played nonetheless
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    It was an outdoor wedding in Bloomington north of the stadium and the band was a very talented group of musicians from Indiana's school of music. (my former Father-in-law was connected)

    We were told we could have any three songs we wanted. Only thing I got to choose regarding what went on that day was I got to pick two of the songs. She picked Imagine and I picked God Only Knows and Forever.

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    We rented a big cabin outside Gatlinburg and had our wedding in the back yard. Brought a couple speakers from a school and hooked my phone up to it to run Spotify for our music.

    Her walkup song was "Your Hand in Mine" (with Strings) from the Friday Night Lights movie soundtrack. Our walk out song was "Boom Clap" by Charlie XCX because I guess you have to get a stupid guilty pleasure in there somewhere. Dinner was buffet-style barbecue and sides with a mix of Texas Country/Red Dirt/Americana (Randy Rogers, Wade Bowen, Reckless Kelly, Isbell, Stapleton, etc.). First dance was a live version of "Cover Me Up" by Isbell and his wife Amanda Shires that I ripped from YouTube. Later was a mix of the more traditional reception music (Journey, "Shout," classic rock, current pop, etc.) with a few decent songs mixed in. Not much dancing really happened, though. More of eating, drinking, and socializing, which I was okay with.

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    Wedding Song by Paul Stookey. In 1975, it was still a fairly new song.

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    The most-banned wedding songs

    SONG MOST COMMON ARTIST* SHARE OF WEDDINGS


    1 Chicken Dance 23.1%
    2 Cha-Cha Slide DJ Casper 22.5
    3 Macarena Los Del Rio 17.6
    4 Cupid Shuffle Cupid 16.5
    5 YMCA Village People 15.4
    6 Electric Boogie (Electric Slide) Marcia Griffiths 12.6
    7 Hokey Pokey 10.4
    8 Wobble V.I.C. 7.1
    9 Happy Pharrell Williams 5.5
    10 Shout Isley Brothers 5.5
    11 Love Shack The B-52’s 4.9
    12 We Are Family Sister Sledge 4.4
    13 Blurred Lines Robin Thicke 3.8
    14 Celebration Kool & The Gang 3.8
    15 Cotton Eye Joe Rednex 3.8
    16 Dancing Queen ABBA 3.8
    17 Don’t Stop Believin’ Journey 3.8
    18 Single Ladies Beyoncé 3.8
    19 Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond 3.8
    20 Turn Down for What DJ Snake, Lil Jon 3.8
    21 Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) Silentó 3.8
    22 Hot in Herre Nelly 2.7
    23 Mony Mony Billy Idol 2.7
    24 All About That Bass Meghan Trainor 2.2
    25 Baby Got Back Sir Mix-A-Lot 2.2
    26 Booti Call Blackstreet 2.2
    27 Gangnam Style Psy 2.2
    28 Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy) Big & Rich 2.2
    29 Stayin’ Alive Bee Gees 2.2
    30 Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd 2.2
    31 Uptown Funk Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars 2.2
    32 Wagon Wheel Nathan Carter 2.2
    33 What Do You Mean? Justin Bieber 2.2
    34 All of Me John Legend 1.6
    35 Bohemian Rhapsody Queen 1.6
    36 Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison 1.6
    37 Call Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepsen 1.6
    38 Footloose Kenny Loggins 1.6
    39 Get Low Lil Jon 1.6
    40 Hey Ya! Outkast 1.6
    41 Hotline Bling Drake 1.6
    42 I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor 1.6
    43 My Heart Will Go On Celine Dion 1.6
    44 SexyBack Justin Timberlake 1.6
    45 Shake It Off Taylor Swift 1.6
    46 Sugar Maroon 5 1.6
    47 Total Eclipse of the Heart Bonnie Tyler 1.6
    48 You Shook Me All Night Long AC/DC 1.6

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    Bohemian Rhapsody?

    That song lasts longer than some marriages!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oddy View Post
    I wanted "Here. There and Everywhere" to be played at the church but they couldn't seem to manage that. As for the reception, it was 1973 and we had four old geezers playing crap, which I think was pretty much the norm back then.
    Here, There and Everywhere is the song my wife walked down the aisle to nearly 30 years ago.

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    First wedding (1968) was in a LARGE church setting. Traditional organ music. BUT...we had a traditional Polish reception with music provided by "The Polka Twirls".

    Second wedding (1984) was in a small church with no music and a small "Friends & Family" get together immediately after at Deb's mother's house.

    Best wedding music was at my buddy's wedding in the mid 80's. His wife had just graduated from Med School and had accepted a residency position in Upstate New York. The exit music was the theme from 'St. Elsewhere'.
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    our wedding:

    First Dance - Miranda Lambert - "Makin' Plans"
    Father/Daughter Dance - Chris Cagle - "Dance Baby Dance"
    Mother/Son Dance - Buddy Guy - "My Mama Loved Me"

    Most other stuff was either new and edgy but not so much where it would offend grandparents ("Uptown Funk", etc.) with of course the standards ("Brick House", "Into the Mystic", etc.)

    During dinner we had standards (sinatra, nat king cole, etc.) and jazz (miles davis, wynton marsalis, etc.) playing as background music.

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    Cannon in D played by our oldest Daughter on the piano.

    And yes I recorded an episode of Everybody Loves Raymond over it.
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    I had no music unless it was the church organist. I don't even remember that. I was married in an Episcopalian church in Bay Village, Ohio. There was a guest reception there with a cake cutting and then a backyard picnic at the in-laws and we didn't stick around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheeseczar View Post
    Cannon in D played by our oldest Daughter on the piano.
    I think you mean "Canon in D."

    Unless AC/DC or Tchaikovsky played your wedding. In which case you're my hero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Fury View Post
    I think you mean "Canon in D."

    Unless AC/DC or Tchaikovsky played your wedding. In which case you're my hero.

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    The wife let me have the wedding party walk into the reception to the Delta Force Theme! Then we walked in to the Liberty Bell March, which struck the right balance of proper and silly, if you know what it's most famous use is. Our first dance was to the Phil Collins version of True Colors.

    We mostly did swing music and had a swing DJ. Just about everyone got up and danced, so mission accomplished.

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    Hmmm...Wedding songs. I'm thinking...

    "Don't come home a drinkin'"
    "To all the girls I've loved before"
    "There's a tear in my beer"

    and of course

    "D-I-V-O-R-C-E".

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    I have an acquaintance who swears his wedding song was 'Better Man' by Pearl Jam. Yes, he is divorced now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brundle View Post
    I have an acquaintance who swears his wedding song was 'Better Man' by Pearl Jam. Yes, he is divorced now.

    went the ol' Reagan/Born in the USA route there, eh?

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    I heard Sting laugh in an interview when he told about how many people have come up to him to say "Every Breath You Take" was their wedding song.

    The poor people didn't realize it's a song about a stalker

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevMcNJ View Post
    I heard Sting laugh in an interview when he told about how many people have come up to him to say "Every Breath You Take" was their wedding song.

    The poor people didn't realize it's a song about a stalker
    Stalking... Monogamy... It all comes from the same place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Fury View Post
    I think you mean "Canon in D."

    Unless AC/DC or Tchaikovsky played your wedding. In which case you're my hero.

    Yeah...f'd that one up. Surprised you focused on that instead of me recording over it. My Wife didn't...

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