(Closed) Any bees looking at more 'quirky' music for your wedding?

posted 5 years ago in Music
Post # 3
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Here’s a copy of my list:

Must haves


  • “Never Gonna Give You Up” – Rick Astley
  • “Need You Tonight” – INXS
  • “Billie Jean” – Michael Jackson
  • “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” – Cyndi Lauper
  • “Relax” – Frankie Goes to Hollywood
  • “Livin’ on a Prayer” – Bon Jovi
  • “Addicted to Love”- Robert Palmer
  • “Karma Chameleon” – Culture Club (for mom Noreen)
  • “I Wanna Know What Love is” – Foreigner
  • “Straight Up” – Paula Abdul
  • “Another One Bites the Dust” – For the groom
  • “All Night Long” – Lionel Richie
  • “Cherish” – Madonna
  • “Super Freak” – Rick James
  • “It’s Tricky” – Run DMC
  • “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers



  • “Carry Out” – Timberland ft. Justin Timberlake
  • “Rock Your Body” – Justin Timberlake
  • “Bad Romance” – Lady Gaga
  • “Til the World Ends” – Britney Spears
  • “Get Me Bodied” – Beyonce
  • “Can’t Touch This” – MC Hammer
  • “Baby Got Back” – Sir Mix A Lot
  • “Let Me Clear My Throat” – DJ KOOL
  • “Call Me Maybe” – Carly Rae Jepsen
  • “Moves like Jagger” – Maroon 5
  •  “First Day of My Life” – Bright Eyes
  • “1, 2 3, 4 (I Love You)” – Plain White T’s
  • “Your Guardian Angel” – The Red Jumpsuit Appartus
  • “I’m Yours” – Jason Mraz
  • “You Picked Me” – A Fine Frenzy
  • “Everlong” – Foo Fighters

*[Insert FI’s Name] and I are out of touch regarding what’s played on radios these days.  We’re pretty much 80s/90s music fans.  We’ll be happy with whatever you choose to play along with this list*

Our thoughts regarding cocktail/dinner are to play soft music such as jazz, Frank Sinatra, Smoky Robinson, Dean Martin, etc.  It’s nice and relaxing and related more towards the older crowd.

Post # 4
8362 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Party rockin by LMFAO

That silly gangman style song- it will get people up dancing.


Post # 5
3799 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

@j_jaye:  I agree!

I’d like some classical music and pre-1950s classics too. But we will see.

ETA I don’t want to cut out the post 50s stuff, just mentioning the quirky thoughts.

Post # 6
10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

We definitely used different music!

For walking down the aisle

Groomsmen: Mad World by Gary Jules

Bridesmaids: (I actually can’t remember lol)

Kids: Shreks Hallelujah

Bride: Wonderwall by Oasis

Back up the aisle: Skrillex remix to Cinema by Benny Benassi

(those were all on electric violin played by our officiate)

First dance: Oh That I Had by Mt Eden Dubstep

Bride and son dance: Forever Young techno remix

Cake cutting: I Feel so Close by Calvin Harris

Groom and mom: Silence by Mt Eden

Grandparents 30th anniversary dance: To Build A Home by Cinematic Orchestra  


We had a rave reception with loud fast electronic music and some older 90’s and soft top current hits played through cocktail hour and dinner.

Post # 7
368 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We wanted to go for something different too. We are not at all a lovey-dovey couple. Love each other, we just don’t feel the need to show it too much to others.

We still haven’t really agreed yet (I know slack). Because we have really different taste in music it’s been hard and most of the songs I like end up being breakup songs when you listen to the lyrics.

Our ‘first dance’ song is ‘Just Breathe’ by Pearl Jam. Not really lovey-dovey but still great!

I think we are leaning towards something like Vitamin String Quartet because we can have a more upbeat song we like but it be a bit more appropriate! Fiance likes Highway to Hell by them.

Post # 8
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I thought I copied everything, but here’s the first part of that list:

  • Processional: “Wonderful Tonight” – Vitamin String Quartet (00:25-1:20)
  • Recessional: “All You Need is Love” – Aramis String Quartet
  • First Dance: “Captivated” – Lady Gaga
  • Last Dance: Save the Last Dance for Me” – Michael Buble           
  • Cake Cutting“Grow Old with You” – Adam Sandler

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