Don’t You Steal My Wedding Song!

Gosh.  Finding songs that are meaningful for the wedding is tough!  Was talking to Iceman about what songs we can use for the march in and during the dinner and it’s hard to come up with a list that’ll last even an hour.  The problem probably stems from our repertoire of songs – Iceman likes Linkin Park type of songs (which I find a little too loud and not happy enough for a wedding) and I listen mainly to Chinese music – of which I don’t really want to play mandarin songs at the wedding. 

We both agree that soppy, run of the mill songs e.g. "For the First Time" is out, and cheesy songs like "Fallen" (by Lauren Wood) is a no go.  That really limits the songs we can choose!  Off the top of my head, I’m thinking perhaps we should use Jason Mraz’s "Lucky" and "I’m Yours" for the photo montages (despite the latter being a very common song now) and Jack Johnson’s "Better Together" for the march in.  See the type of songs I’m aiming for?  Happy, Caribbean-calypso sounding, with meaningful lyrics (read: the couple gets together).

Other songs I shortlisted are songs from my favourite movie – My Best Friend’s Wedding:

– Diana King’s "I’ll Say a Little Prayer"

– Ani DiFranco’s "Wishin’ and Hopin’"

– The Exciters’ "Tell Him"

– Tony Bennett’s "The Way You Look Tonight"

– Jackie DeShannon’s "What the World Needs Now is Love"

– John Denver’s "Annie’s Song" (aka the Helium Song in the movie).


While searching for "Annie’s Song", I came across some other songs of his that’re quite nice – like "Perhaps Love".  Heh.  Iceman and I are going to compile the songs we think are suitable and do a second round of shortlisting.  Well, we have now till next July to shortlist so if you know of any suitable songs as per the criteria mentioned, please let me know!

Meanwhile, enjoy these videos I found on youtube.  🙂

Any other suggestions?

3 Responses to “Don’t You Steal My Wedding Song!”

  1. 1 k

    I have a hard disk full of songs which I can pass to you to select from … it has anything from 80s retro to disney love songs. hahaha 😛

  2. 2 Zounds

    hehe I’ve actually used Better Together as one of the background songs for ROM also..

  3. 3 Michelle

    You might want to check out Stevie Wonder’s Signed, Sealed Delivered.

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September 2008