Monday, October 16, 2006

By Special Request - Our Song List from the Wedding

Thanks Playfulinnc! We had the swing band do two 45 minute sets before we launched into the music from the cds. In between the sets we had toasts and after the swing music, J and I cut the cake. We had little kids there so we didn't want to wait until the end of the night to cut the cake. It was 9:30pm by the time the cake was cut so we only needed to have an hour and a half worth of music. This is purely from memory so I'm giving you highlights. Please know that our musical tastes seem to be stuck in the 90's.

Song list:

At Last (Etta James) - This was our second first dance. Since we didn't feel like dictating to the swing band what to play first we wanted to have one first dance to swing music and another after the cake cutting.

The Chicken Dance - So cheesy but you know what? It gets the old folks on the dance floor.

Baby Got Back (Sir Mix A Lot)- You know what gets the young folks on the dance floor? I don't care if you don't like rap. Play this song.

Downtown: the remix (Petula Clark)

Finally (CeCe Peniston)

Don't Cry For Me Argentia: the remix (Madonna)

Blister in the Sun (Violent Femmes) - Yes we did grow up in the 80s. We knew all the words.

Groove is in the Heart (Dee-lite)

I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor) - Completely inappropriate for a wedding but the power of I Will Survive to get folks on the dance floor cannot be denied.

Living on a Prayer (Bon Jovi) - It was this or Sweet Home Alabama to throw our bouquets.

We Are Family (Sister Sledge) - This came from Pleather and Leeanne's wedding where everyone formed a circle around the wedding couple to end the evening.


Dancer in DC said...

Hee. Awesome. You get mad props for including Dee-Lite.

ScottE. said...

We gave away mixed CD's as favors at our nuptials. It was a lot of fun putting the songs together.

For Once In My Life-Stevie Wonder
You and I Both-Jason Mraz
The Origins of Love-Hedwig & The Angry Inch
Take Your Mama-Scissor Sisters
Crazy Little Thing Called Love-Queen
I've Grown Accustomed to His Face-Rosemary Clooney (our first dance)
Every Time You're Near-Alice Ripley
Power of Two-Indigo Girls
I Feel The Earth Move-Carole King
Come Away With Me-Norah Jones
This Moment-Melissa Etheridge
Whatever You Need-Tina Turner
Can't Get You Out of My Head-Kylie Minogue
Little Less Conversation-Elvis Presley
Marry Me-Dolly Parton
Let's Go Crazy-Prince

Most songs were used in some way during the evening...For Once In My Life--ending the ceremony/recessional...Let's Go Crazy--First group dancy piece...What Fun!

DC Food Blog said...

We did mix cds as favors too! If I had discovered This Moment before the wedding I would have totally had it on the cd. Highlights of our list included:

Dream a Little Dream - Mama Cass
Rainbow Connection - Kermit the Frog
You're My First, My Last, My Everything - Barry White
Power of Two - Indigo Girls
Shooting Star - Sound Circle (from a Cris Williamson song)
Just the Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - From the Sister Act 2 soundtrack