Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Help Us Compose Our Wedding Playlist!

Robbie and I decided that we're going to go with the good old-fashioned iPod for our wedding reception dance party.  We're putting together a playlist of some of our favorite songs, but we want to make sure there's a little something for everyone.  Here's where you come in!  We don't want anything too traditional or stereotypically "wedding," but we're pretty open.  We want a nice eclectic mix of slower/meaningful songs and songs that make you get your groove on.  Oh, and we already have our ceremony and first dance songs picked out.  But that's a surprise. :) 

Below is a sample list of some of the songs we're including.  We'd love it if you could leave a comment with your suggestions and favorites!  After the wedding, I'll post the full play list so you can see if your song(s) made it!

Home - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
1234 - Feist
Shelter From the Storm - Bob Dylan
Listomania - Phoenix
You and I - Wilco
Stay Forever - Ween
If I Had the World to Give - Grateful Dead
Safety Dance - Men Without Hats
Crazy - Patsy Cline
Once In a Lifetime - Talking Heads
Read My Mind - The Killers
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Such Great Heights - The Postal Service
Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
Tighten Up - The Black Keys
Think About You - Guns N' Roses
With a Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles
Bonafide Lovin' - Chromeo
Someday - The Strokes
Harvest Moon - Neil Young

Thanks for your help friends!

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  1. This is so cool!! How about "I want to hold you hand" by the beatles, such a classic :-). I also love "I will follow you into the dark" by death cab for cutie.

  2. Oh man...I was going to put Harvest Moon but its already there. I always thought that would make an awesome wedding dance song...but since we hired a bluegrass band when I got was nixed. I will have to think about it and choose something else.

  3. This is a great list to start with! Lots of dance-friendly tunes and slower songs. I'll look at my itunes later and see if I see anything you might want to add. Are you getting excited yet? It's getting close :)

  4. well all those songs are freaking perfect. i think you stole the wedding playlist i have in my head (just incase the bf EVER decides to propose!).

    i would also throw in some Band of Horses - no ones gonna love you. the lyrics are just perfection!

    happy wedding music picking :)


  5. Say Hey by Michael Franti - can't help but start dancing! I'm also a big fan of the Cupid Shuffle. :)

  6. At Last, by Etta James (isn't this THE slow-dance song for weddings?)
    "I will Follow You" by Death Cab for Cutie

    Have fun! :D

  7. How exciting! I have a playlist still from suggestions for my sister's recent weddings, so here are a few of my favorites!

    I'd Rather Be with You - Joshua Radin
    Two Doves - Dirty Projectors
    Question - Old 97's
    Fallin' for You - Colbie Caillat
    Hold You in My Arms - Ray LaMontagne
    Reasons to Love You - Meiko
    I'll Be - Edwin McCain
    There Is a Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths
    5 Years Time - Noah and the Whale
    I Wouldn't Mind - He Is We

    Good luck with your list!

    - Jaimie

  8. I love "You and I" by Wilco; hell, I just love Wilco. For a fun, albeit cheesy, song "you make my dreams" by Hall & Oates and "Don't Stop Me Now" Queen.

  9. They are GREAT suggestions you guys! Thank you so much! Keep 'em coming!


  10. Barry White.....My Everything!

  11. I love the songs you've picked out! Some of my favorite love songs are:

    Sea of Love - Cat Power
    Forget Me Not - Civil Wars
    Commes des enfants - Coure de Pirate
    My Repair - Jason Scavone feat. Brandi Carlile

    Also, anything oldies! Especially The Supremes. Happy wedding planning :)

  12. oh man. great choices! I admit, I love the cha-cha slide. can't get me enough of the cha-cha slide.

    Night and Day- Tony Bennett
    I Need More Love- Robert Randolph and the Family Band
    You Knocked Me Off My Feet- Sondre Lerche

  13. "Love Today" by MIKA (it's playing on Get Him to the Greek right now and I thought, "This song is fun!!)

    Also, I'm from Wisconsin and "Fishing in the Dark" by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is always a popular one here ;)

  14. ha ha, as soon as i started reading the post i thought Harvest Moon also!

    other picks would be:
    Leonard Cohen - dance me to the end of love
    Willie Nelson - hands on the wheel
    Neil Young - silver and gold
    Kenny Loggins - danny's song
    CSNY - our house

    just to name a few :)

    this was such an exciting time for me. enjoy these moments as you can!

  15. awesome list! our top 3 songs at our wedding were The Promise by When in Rome, Melt with You by Modern English and Universally Speaking by the Chili Peppers :)

  16. You guys ROCK! Thank you so much! We're definitely going to include a bunch of these. :)


  17. Some of my favorite love songs in weddings you might like... ;)

    Better Together - Jack Johnson
    You Got Me - Colbie Caillat
    Together - Kina Grannis
    Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - mymp
    forevermore - side A

  18. Anything Nick Drake is so sweet for slow dances. Blondie is always fun and unique too!

  19. maybe im amazed-paul mccartney always makes me feel squishy, eep but i cant really think of anything to dance to D:

  20. They love each other-Jerry Garcia Band-JGB
    Power to the People-John Lennon
    Loving Cup-Rolling Stones
    Come away with me-Norah Jones
    Train Song-Phish
    Finally saw the light--Yonder
    Soul Shakedown Party-Bob Marley


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