Thursday, 20 August 2009

Wedding music is (still) boring

Last year, Hummer posted his wedding soundtrack here on Bawley: An attempt to dispense with the overpaid, undertalented wedding music DJ and produce something a bit more personal, and altogether better than your standard wedding fare.

Another year, and another Bawley wedding and this time it was my turn to put together a playlist that attempted to capture something of the bride and groom and keep the crowd happy.

In addition to our own choices, we also invited suggestions from the guests as to the songs that would get them on the dancefloor. The runaway most requested song was that wedding favourite, 'Groove Is In The Heart' by Deee-Lite.

With the wedding running well over an hour late, the list had to be chopped short (thanks Hummer for ably manning the decks) but here's the full list as was intended - a mix of tried and trusted floor fillers and a few leftfield choices:

Entrance Song:
I'll Be Your Mirror (string quartet version of the Velvet Underground song)

Signing the register songs:
Until Death Do Them Part - Paul Kelly
My Soul Sings - Delirious?

Exit song:
William Tell Overture

Reception entrance song:
One Day Like This - Elbow

First dance song:
The Magic Position - Patrick Wolf

Dancing songs:
Lets Stay Together - Al Green
All I Want Is You - Barry Louis Polisar
You Really Got Me - The Kinks
Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
Hotel Yorba - The White Stripes
Dancing In The Street - David Bowie & Mick Jagger
I Don't Feel Like Dancing - Scissor Sisters
Dancing Machine - Jackson 5
Dancing Choose - TV On The Radio
Crazy In Love - Beyonce Feat. Jay-Z
I Like It I Love It - Lyrics Born
That's The Way I Like It - K.C. & The Sunshine Band
Lady Madonna - The Beatles
You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry
Dancing Queen - Abba
Jump Around - House Of Pain
Reach - S Club 7
No Sex for Ben - The Rapture
Groove Is In The Heart - Deee-Lite
All Night Disco Party - Brakes
Darts Of Pleasure - Franz Ferdinand
Mr Brightside - The Killers
A Stroke Of Genie-Us - The Strokes vs Christina Aguilera
Airbag - Radiohead cover by Easy All Stars
Live It Up - Mental As Anything
Common People - Pulp
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Birdhouse In Your Soul - They Might Be Giants
Blister In The Sun - The Violent Femmes
Chelsea Dagger - Fratellis
Mrs Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel cover by The Lemonheads
Poison - Alice Cooper
Everyone Says You're So Fragile - Idlewild
Music Is My Hot Sex - CSS
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Banquet - Bloc Party
Hey Ya! - Outkast
Call Me - Blondie
Hounds Of Love - Kate Bush cover by The Futureheads
Standing In The Way Of Control - Gossip
I Bet that You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
Let's Dance To Joy Division - Wombats
Can't Get Blue Monday Out Of My Head - New Order vs Kylie
Smack Me Baby One More Time - Britney Spears vs Prodigy
Brimful Of Asha (Norman Cook remix) - Cornershop
Down Under - Men At Work
It Must Be Love - Madness
Hi Ho Silver Lining - Jeff Beck
Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
Most Beautiful Girl (In The Room) - Flight Of The Conchords
Lucky Man - The Verve

So Long, Farewell - from The Sound Of Music soundtrack
I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
No Cars Go (reprise) - Arcade Fire


Curious and Cranky said...

It was not boring... and I'm not a music nerd so I don't have to pretend to be bored by my own musical taste or popular music. It was fun and it was interesting and it was inspired. Though there should have been more Abba. Ha ha xoxoxo

Hummer said...

Awesome day, Awesome tunes. Loved the Jackson 5, TVOTR, Beyonce triple play

Hummer said...
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Hummer said...

William Tell Overture...


bewilderment said...

Hey dude, a very good list and so right for you and Al. It was a brilliant night and I loved the Chuck Berry, the White Stripes and Martha and the Vandellas. But where the flip was Superfreak by Rick James?!?

bewilderment said...

Correction: it was Bowie/Jagger's Dancing In the Street not the Vandellas. I got confused! Plus Al Green - fantastic choice! Just lovely.