Alternative/Indie songs?

posted 3 years ago in Music
Post # 4
240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Princessbubblegum:  I’m hoping to get a list going for myself. I’ve been trying to just Shazam things when something comes on in the car.  If you’ve got any to add to the list maybe we can get this going and inspire some other people to post 🙂

Jack White – Love is Blindness cover (would love this for our 1st dance but it’s a little screechy! Also the lyrics are inappropriate, but we have been talking about playing all the horrible songs that shouldn’t be played at weddings ironically, like  Sting – I’ll Be Watching You that’s really about stalking, or Death Cab for Cutie – I Will Possess Your Heart! – seriously considering doing that for the cocktail hour although then we’ll miss the hilarity)

The Mowglis – San Francisco

The Lumineers – Ho Hey

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps


Vampire Weekend – Step


Said the Whale – I Love You


Billy Idol – White Wedding


Death Cab for Cutie – Someday You Will Be Loved

Post # 5
845 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Princessbubblegum:  The majority of our playlist was indie rock stuff. We gave some suggestions of songs/bands to the DJ and he used his creativity from there. 

For the ceremony my husband walked to Spoon’s “Anything You Want”, I walked to New Order’s “Ceremony” and once we were pronounced married everyone cheered and we jumped into the crowd with Fucked Up’s “Queen of Hearts” blasting. 

Here is the list we started with and we ended up sending the DJ an edited version of this ENORMOUS list.

quiet music (folk, soft jazz, acoustic, instrumental good for dinner time, pre/post ceremony, love-themed):

the head and the heart “cats and dogs“

collective soul “pretty donna” (instrumental)

little miss sunshine soundtrack “and the winner is”

the theater fire “say yes”

wilco and feist “you and i”

the troggs “with a girl like you”

andrew bird “giant of illinois”

bon iver “come talk to me”

isbells “elation”

angus and julia stone “take you away” “this love”

andrew bird “happy day”

new buffalo “i’ve got you and you’ve got me”

beach house “zebra” “real love”

barry louis polisar “all i want is you”

explosions in the sky “so long, lonesome”

sufjan stevens “the dress looks nice on you”

townes van zant “if i needed you”

sweet sweet moon “song for the elks lodge at last call”

neil young “harvest moon”

the black keys “dearest”

the magnetic fields “book of love”

blackbird blackbird “avalanche”

passion pit “let you love grow tall” “moth’s wings”

sean hayes “flowering spade”

damien rice “dogs”

bonny price billy “i’ll be glad”

langhorne slim “say yes”

fleet foxes “sun it rises”

edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros “om nashi me”

devendra benhart “this is the way”

wilco “i’m always in love”

my morning jacket “wonderful”

noah and the whale “2 atoms in a molecule”

andrew bird “fake palindromes”

dawes “love is all i am”

loney dear “i fought the battle of trinidad and tobago”

bonnie prince billy “may it always be”

billy bragg “waiting for the great leap forward”

m.ward “fool says”

devendra banhart “meet me at lookout point”

tallest man on earth “the gardener” “the dreamer”

the national “slow show”

louis armstrong “la vie en rose”

noah and the whale “5 years time”

matthew sweet “i’ve been waiting

the kinks “strangers” “this time tomorrow”

the yeah yeah yeahs “let me know” “hysteric” (acoustic)

built to spill “reasons”

yo la tengo “our way to fall”

the weakerthans “the reasons”

iron and wine “love and some verses”

whitley “i want this more than life”

iron and wine “naked as we came”

fruitbats “when u love somebody”

loney dear “sinister in a state of hope”

cloud cult “chemicals collide”

billy bragg – “shirley”

clem snide – “every moment”

johnny cash – “rose of my heart”

band of horses “marry song”

she & him “i was made for you”

wilco & billy bragg “california stars”

the daylights “i hope this gets to you”

red house painters “michigan”

velvet underground “i’ll be your mirror”

the shivers “beauty”

animal collective “my girls”

feist “mushaboom”

clem snide “there is nothing”

big star “i’m in love with a girl”

american analog set “the only one” “know by heart”

yo la tengo “more stars”

the black keys “everlasting light” “dearest”

bon iver “re:stacks” 

ben sollee “my wealth comes to me”

beulah “If We Can Land a Man on the Moon Then Surely I Can Win Your Heart”

sigur ros “hoppipolla”

regina spektor “real love”

wilco “on and on and on”

teenage fanclub “norman 3”

math and physics club “baby i’m yours”

wilco “i’m the man who loves you”

billy bragg “way over yonder in the minor key”

badly drawn boy “magic in the air”

beat happening “lets kiss”

regina spektor “us”

jon hopkins “the wider sun”

beirut “postcards from italy”

fleet foxes “montezuma”

the theater fire “say yes”

radical face “welcome home”

julia and angus stone “lady of the sunshine”

the weepies “be my honeypie”

temper trap “sweet disposition”

sigur ros “staraflur” “hoppipolla”

feist and the constantines “islands in the stream”

yeah yeah yeahs “hysteric” (acoustic)

clem snide “find love”

great lake swimmers “there is a light”

cat power “i found a reason”

emiliana torrini “big jumps”

bon iver “blood bank”

tom waits “i want you”

daniel johnston “go”

sam & bill “for your love”

the weepies “somebody loved”

sam amidon “wedding dress”

band of horses “part 1”

clem snide “forever now and then”

nina simone “feelin’ good”

melissa ferrick “anything anywhere”

the weepies “somebody loved”

the weepies “take it from me”

mirah “sweepstake prize”

paolo nutini “loving you”

bob dylan “i want you”

peter bjorn “young folks”

feist “i feel it all”

the decemberists “red right ankle”

the decemberists ” we both go down together”

cloud cult “lucky today”

explosions in the sky “you’re hand in mine”

cat power “sea of love”

fruitbats “when u love somebody”

billy bragg “a boy done good”

arcade fire “wake up” – recessional

new pornagrapher’s “bleeding heart show”

los compesinos “you! me! dancing!”

tegan and sara “take me anywhere”

the zombies “this will be our year”

big star “i’m in love”

best coast “when i’m with you”**

best coast “sun was high”

the national “fake empire”

jens lekman “sweet summer night on hammer’s hill”

van morrison “these are the days” “days like this” “brown eyed girl” “sweet thing” (emily’s favorite)

the dodos “walking” “red and purple”

kevin devine “you are the daybreak”

ben solleee “embrace”***

peppier music (oldies, jazz, good for relaxed, slow dancing or end of dinner time):

ella fitzgerald “solid as a rock”

otis redding/the rolling stones “that’s how strong my love is”

the lemonheads “into your arms”

ivan and alyosha “be your man”

big d “we can live anywhere”

the kooks “love it all”

florence and the machine “dog days”

florence and the machine “you’ve got the love”

neko case “this tornado loves you”

the feelies “dancing barefoot”

page france “all things all right”

the get up kids “mass pike”

the replacements “can’t hardly wait” “alex chilton”

rogue wave “you”

paul simon “mother and child reunion”

the rezillos “glad all over”

hall & oats “you make my dreams come true”

dancing music (more recognizable pop stuff)

the ramones “i wanna be your boyfriend” “she’s the one” “ooh ohh i love her so”

the nerves “don’t leave me hanging”

paul simon “you can call me al”

avett brothers “heart like a kick drum”

the promise ring “skips a beat”

flaming lips “do you realize”

mat and kim “daylight”

sam cooke “love you most of all” “twisting the night away” “you send me” “cupid” “summertime” “don’t fight it feel it”

junior senior “happy rap” “move your feet” “can i get get”

the kinks “you really get me” “all day and all of the night”

MIA “jimmy” “bamboo banga”

the cars “i want you to want me”

cap’n jazz/reel big fish “take on me”

sleater kinney “oh!”

smoking popes “need you around” “i know you love me”

the thermals “how we know” “now we can see”

the replacements “kiss me on the bus”

reel big fish “good thing” “kiss me deadly”

dead milkman “punk rock girl”

the descendents “i’m the one”

violent femmes “blister in the sun” “kiss off” “add it up”

the white stripes “fell in love with a girl”

joan jett “let’s do it”

lissy trullie “ready for the floor”

the proclaimers “i’m gonna be”

queen “you’re my best friend”

all “a million bucks”

dance hall crashers “all mine”

push it “salt n peppa”

beastie boys “shake your rump”

the eyeliners “sealed with a kiss”

robyn “hang with me” “indestructible”

ted leo “under the hedge”

blondie “call me”

the cars “just what i needed”

ultimate fakebook “when i’m with you, i’m ok”

the exploding hearts “i’m a pretender”

social distortion “let it be me”

robyn “dancing on my own”

icona pop “i love it”

florence and the machine “dog days are over”

the clash “should i stay or should i go” “magnificent 7”

blondie “one way or another “

MGMT “electric feel” “kids”

passion pit “little secret” “the reeling”

dana buoy “call to be”

the doors “light my fire”


Post # 6
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@remijp:  I love this list! 

Post # 7
38 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

Awesome list!

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