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Old 06-24-2005, 12:08 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone,

I am looking for good ideas for wedding songs.....not the obvious choices...as much as I love WOWY and AIWIY....I want something more original.

Of course it doesn't have to be U2 either.....

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I was the same way. My first choice was the Sweetest Thing, but he didt want that because he was afraid I'd pick all U2 songs for the wedding. So we used that for our cake cutting song. For our wedding song, we used Overjoyed by Stevie Wonder.
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I was the same way. My first choice was the Sweetest Thing, but he didt want that because he was afraid I'd pick all U2 songs for the wedding. So we used that for our cake cutting song. For our wedding song, we used Overjoyed by Stevie Wonder.
That's a nice suggestoin...haven't heard it in awhile...will have to check it again.

I love your avatar....Jeff Buckley

What about Reservations by Wilco? What do people think of that?
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"I Believe in Miracles" by Hot Chocolate should start the dancing at any good wedding.

In terms of slow/lovey-dovey songs, you can't go wrong with Etta James' "At Last." Classy, romantic, and (in my opinion) still never hackneyed.

And if you want a U2 song, go with something less obvious, like "The First Time" or "Luminous Times" or "Walk to the Water" or "Always." Think of how fun "Always" would be at a wedding! "This is the moment that we share, for always..."
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What about Reservations by Wilco? What do people think of that?
That's such a beautiful song!

"I've got reservations...about so many things...but not about you..."

Speaking of Jeff Buckley, what about his cover of "Twelfth of Never"? That's a real tear-jerker for me.
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There are some Irish and Scottish traditional songs that are beautiful, too, if you're into that kind of thing...try "Marble Halls" by Enya, "There Was a Lady" by Relativity, or "A Red Red Rose" (which has been recorded by quite a few different artists).

Edited to say: I've sung for a lot of weddings, so this is a favorite subject of mine. And I can recommend some good sacred music, too, if you're having a church wedding (Catholic or Protestant).
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"I Believe in Miracles" by Hot Chocolate should start the dancing at any good wedding.

In terms of slow/lovey-dovey songs, you can't go wrong with Etta James' "At Last." Classy, romantic, and (in my opinion) still never hackneyed.

And if you want a U2 song, go with something less obvious, like "The First Time" or "Luminous Times" or "Walk to the Water" or "Always." Think of how fun "Always" would be at a wedding! "This is the moment that we share, for always..."
Those are very nice suggestions as well. Thanks.
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That's such a beautiful song!

"I've got reservations...about so many things...but not about you..."

Speaking of Jeff Buckley, what about his cover of "Twelfth of Never"? That's a real tear-jerker for me.
I love that cover as well.

I think we are going to pick a wedding song together....but I am planning on getting up on stage and playing 5-6 songs...a couple of my own and then some covers.....

therefore I don't think the Jeff Buckley is going to happen....
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Also....All the right reasons by the Jayhawks is another one I am considering.
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I love Tupelo Honey by Van Morrison

also Push by Sarah McLachlan- sort of corny but I like it

Push Lyrics

Every time I look at you the world just melts away
All my troubles all my fears dissolve in your affection
You’ve seen me at my weakest but you take me as I am
And when I fall you offer me a softer place to land

You stay the course you hold the line you keep it all together
You’re the one true thing I know I can believe in
You’re all the things that I desire you save me you complete me
You’re the one true thing I know I can believe

I get mad so easy but you give me room to breathe
No matter what I say or do ‘cause you’re too good to fight about it
Even when I have to push just to see how far you’ll go
You won’t stoop down to battle but you never turn to go

You stay the course you hold the line you keep it all together
You’re the one true thing I know I can believe in
You’re all the things that I desire you save me you complete me
You’re the one true thing I know I can believe

Love is just the antidote when nothing else can cure me
There are times I can’t decide when I can’t tell up from down
You make me feel less crazy when otherwise I’d drown
But you pick me up and brush me off and tell me I’m okay
Sometimes that’s just what we need to get us through the day

You stay the course you hold the line you keep it all together
You’re the one true thing I know I can believe in
You’re all the things that I desire you save me you complete me
You’re the one true thing I know I can believe
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Speaking of the Boss, how about "All I'm Thinking about Is You" from the new album?
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or I Wanna Marry You

If I Should Fall Behind by Bruce too
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I love Tupelo Honey by Van Morrison



Also Crazy Love by Van Morrison.
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Desire by Ryan Adams is a good slower song...
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