- 5 years ago
I’m looking for some music to play at my wedding luncheon, and also possible songs for a video? I’m looking for music that isn’t super well known, but also upbeat. I like a lot of indie/alternative stuff, but I feel like so much of it is too melanchony for what I’m looking for… Any suggestions? For reference, some of the songs that I do like are:
The Postal Service – Such Great Heights. I love Ben Gibbard. The Iron and Wine version is ok too, but a little slow for me. Other Ben Gibbard songs: Where our Desitnation Lies, Lily, Stay Young, Go Dancing, Passenger Seat (This one might be a little too slow, also it isn’t really a love song. But there a bit at the end that might make it work?), Soul Meets Body… And probably lots of others… I LOVE Ben Gibbard..
American Authors – Best Day of My Life
The Fruitbats: When U Love Somebody
Blind Pilot: 3 Rounds and a Sound (maybe a little too melancholy for this? I don’t know)
The Lumineers – Flowers in You Hair, Big Parade, also Ho Hey…
The Avett Brothers: Swept Away, and a few others I can’t name off the top of my head.. Also I’m trying to figure out how to incorporate the quote “Always remember there was nothing worth sharing like the love that let us share our name” from Murder in the City, which is definitely not a wedding song..
Avalanche City: Sunset and Love, Love, Love
The Griswolds: Red Tuxedo
Bright Eyes: First Day of My Life
Kishi Bashi: Bright Whites (I love the parts of this song where he is actually singing, but there’s a lot of shrieking in Japanese (I think?) that I’m not sure I could get past to use it in a video..)
Band of Horses: Marry Song
The Seekers: I’ll Never Find Another You (I’m looking for an instrumental version of this one)
Sondre Lerche: Modern Nature
The Proclaimers: Life With You
Kyle Andrews: You Always Make Me Smile
Hall And Oates: You Make My Dreams
Band of Horses: Marry Song
Slow Club: Apples and Pears
The Head and the Heart: Rivers and Roads – Not really a happy love song, but I think it’s beautiful.
Regina Spektor: Raindrops – Also not super happy… But I’m a sucker for lyrics like “Don’t you know that I belong arm in arm with you, baby?”
Noah and the Whale: Five Years Time
The Paper Kites: Bloom
Cake: Love You Madly
The Temper Trap: Sweet Disposition
Dashboard Confessional: Carry This Picture
Ingrid Michaelson: Giving Up (not sure if people would actually get that this is a love song on first listen), The Way I Am, You and I
Fun.: The Gambler
Mother Mother: Bright Idea
Port Isla: Adventurers
The Maccabees: Toothpaste Kisses
Now that I’ve actually typed it up, I feel like I actually have a pretty good start on things.. But I’m still looking for suggestions/recommendations! Let me know what you think about these songs, and please suggest others!