Songs for a Wedding Reception

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  • Deleted user 19 April 2013 20:13:44
    Good evening fellow Eurogamers.

    I'm getting Married next month and it's come to the point where I'm scavaging for songs to fill the background air with suitable songs during the bit after the ceremony when people are waiting and to have in the background during the meal.

    I've had a look my back catalouge and whilst I'm getting some good tracks, I'm looking for a tracklist of a few hours and I'm running out of thoughts.

    Could you suggest suitable happy, upbeat songs that don't suck testicles (as some of the female orientated wedding forums do).

    Many thanks.
  • tuff 19 Apr 2013 20:16:22 640 posts
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    I got the DJ to play Jay-Z`s 99 Problems at my wedding; went down a storm.
  • Deleted user 19 April 2013 20:16:59
    Lord Rockingham XI - Hoots Mon
  • M83J01P97 19 Apr 2013 20:17:06 7,552 posts
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    Happy music is overrated.
  • ronuds 19 Apr 2013 20:19:30 21,781 posts
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  • danathjo 19 Apr 2013 20:19:46 8,094 posts
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    I don't use spotify but that's full of playlists right?
  • Deleted user 19 April 2013 20:36:11
    I'm defiantly requesting Jay-Z at night, because it's true, right? :D

    I'll check out Spotify, cheers.

    Keep the, coming please!
  • Trowel 19 Apr 2013 20:36:59 21,960 posts
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    Hire a solo guitarist, save your tunes for the evening.
  • quadfather 19 Apr 2013 20:38:53 30,885 posts
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    Cocteau twins
  • RobTheBuilder 19 Apr 2013 20:44:24 6,976 posts
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    A good thing I did at mine was to include a question in each invite for every person to suggest two songs they'd like to hear.

    Ensures a good mix and makes people get up for their choices.
  • danathjo 19 Apr 2013 20:49:15 8,094 posts
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    I really like that idea

    maybe for my second marriage years down the line, I need to have a midlife crisis and cheat with the nanny first
  • Deleted user 19 April 2013 21:10:29
    That's a cracking idea, unfortunately all the invites are out.

    The tunes I want to use in the day won't be party songs so it's safe just to have them for the day.
  • Metalfish 20 Apr 2013 00:10:30 9,191 posts
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    /Really Helpful
  • ILoveThrashMetal 20 Apr 2013 00:22:58 1,066 posts
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    Reign in blood
  • ILoveThrashMetal 20 Apr 2013 00:26:19 1,066 posts
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    In all seriousness I'm getting married in June and only having two songs. This one and Queens your my best friend.
  • crestedzulu 20 Apr 2013 00:26:35 34 posts
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    You can spend the entire year searching for songs, but the main things are - can the DJ get hold of them ,and will he actually play them?

    Double check he is cool with the idea beforehand, otherwise all the track hunting in the world is gonna pay no dividends.

    If its a pre-recorded thing, then i wouldnt stray too far from tried and trusted. Upsetting people on the big day with songs you feel are funny/etc and your new wifes great aunt who travelled from Australia didnt probably isnt wise.

    Edited by crestedzulu at 00:30:55 20-04-2013
  • andytheadequate 20 Apr 2013 00:32:16 8,980 posts
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    If I ever get married, me and my girlfriend are going to have our first slow dance to Overkill by Motorhead
  • MrTomFTW Best Moderator, 2016 20 Apr 2013 08:23:05 47,491 posts
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    Our first dance was Nothing Else Matters by Metallica. Sadly interrupted by my very drunk cousin who hugged us and told us how very beautiful we were, my mum had to drag her away.
  • Deleted user 20 April 2013 09:05:47
    U2 - I still haven't found what I'm looking for.
  • Nades 20 Apr 2013 09:46:08 2,906 posts
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    Good Life by One Republic.
    I honestly think this would be a great song, such a happy song!
  • FWB 20 Apr 2013 09:55:59 54,422 posts
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    Grounds for Divorce - Elbow.

    As for the walk down the aisle... two words... Mariachi Band.

    Edited by FWB at 09:56:50 20-04-2013
  • Deleted user 20 April 2013 10:09:07
    See, all's the songs that I'm searching for will be run off my Ipod, hooked up to the venue's sound system. Nothing OTT or unsuitable, just nice, relaxing background music.

    This is where I'm at so far, in no particular order.

    May you Never - John Martyn
    Walk to the water - John Martyn
    The Milk Carton Kids - Stealing Romance
    Come Rain or Come Shine Ray Charles
    the flaming lips do you realize
    The nearness of you - Norah Jones
    Zelda Ocorina Melody
    Digital Love (Daft Punk acoustic cover)
    Daphne Loves Derby called Simple, Starving to be Safe
    The Cure - Friday I'm in Love
    The Lumineers - Ho Hey
    The way you look tonight ~ Tony Bennett
    If I had a Gun Noel Gallagher
    On a day like this Elbow
    Lets get it on Marvin Gaye
    Do you Realise The Flaming Lips
    Let's stay together- Al Green
    We have all the time in the world
    the verve lucky man
    bittersweet symphony
    It had to be you Love Pearls Unlimited

    Kiss from a Rose

    John Denver Rocky Mountin High

    Buffalo Springfield For What It's Worth

    Foo Fighters Learn to Fly

    Stevie Wonder Another Star

    Alabama Shakes - Hold On

    Stereophonics - Been Caught Cheating

    Stereophonics Tick Part A Thats Free

    Lovefool Cardigans

    Peter bjorn and John Young Folks

    Swim Deep The Sea

    Thao with The Get Down Stay Down We The Common

    Cocteau Twins Heaven Or Las Vegas

    America - Ventura Highway

    Edited by feeg86 at 10:24:58 20-04-2013
  • danathjo 20 Apr 2013 10:12:45 8,094 posts
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    serious answer, single ladies by Beyonce went off at my wedding (was still new at the time though) came on once everyone was quite merry, I just remember all her girlfriends dancing around her during the 'put a ring on it' part
    was very funny at the time
  • heyyo 20 Apr 2013 10:14:09 14,356 posts
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    If you have GT5 check out the menu music playlists in GT mode.
  • danathjo 20 Apr 2013 10:15:36 8,094 posts
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    for slow background stuff you can't go wrong with Otis Redding, 'these arms of mine' was almost our first dance song but in the end we opted for 'power of love' by huey lewis and the news
  • pinebear 20 Apr 2013 10:19:04 8,564 posts
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    If you already have some tracks you like, you could look for some youtube playlists that have them and crib from the rest of their tracklistings. How about that?
  • Deleted user 20 April 2013 10:31:14
    Thanks for the suggestions guys, really appreciate it.
  • Deleted user 20 April 2013 10:37:07
    Don't get a DJ! Utterly pointless people. IPod and good sound system and get the best man to know when to pause do speeches etc. if you are going to spend money hire a Ceilidh. Incredibly good fun. Don't bore everyone if you are a goth/metal head. You might think it makes you look original but it doesn't and people will be travelling to your wedding so give them something they can enjoy.
  • Deleted user 20 April 2013 10:55:12
    Obviously getting a DJ at night but the songs I'm picking for the day has something for everyone in mowgli. I was into metal when I was 15 but thankfully my horizons are quite broad.
  • Deleted user 20 April 2013 11:05:11
    I would say skip the DJ altogether but if you've already booked then nm. Your list that looks good, we did the suggest a song thing and filled in the blanks and put them all together in a play list. I'll see if I can dig out our list to give you some ideas.
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