I have a friend who is getting married at the end of this month so obviously, I am making her a lovely wedding/marriage themed mixed CD. In the process of combing through my music library to select the perfect songs, Iâve realized that many of the songs that one might classify as âlove songsâ arenât really that at all. Well, there are a lot of songs about love, but I feel that they are mostly about love lost, a yearning for love, or what might more appropriately be labeled âlustâ songs.
Another challenge is keeping the ratio of slow songs to more upbeat numbers reasonable. Ballads are great, but there can be rock songs about love and marriage, right? right??
Overall this has been a fun little exercise as itâs encouraged me to take a closer listen to some of my favorite songs. I thought I’d share some of my selections, so here are my top five cuts from my first wedding mix:
1)Â Â Â Â Â âMountainsâ â Biffy Clyro
I firmly believe this to be the most romantic song ever written. I think for full impact, one must read the bookÂ OnlyÂ RevolutionsÂ which inspired the song and the album it is on. I selected the acoustic version for the mix
2)Â Â Â Â Â âNothing Without Youâ â Carney
I am also including the obvious âThink of Youâ but I wanted to rock the mix up a bit.
3)Â Â Â Â Â âCar Door (Dancing In the Aisles)â â Joe Firstman
All the complexities of marriage boiled down to a single line: âIâll open up your car door every time as long as youâll reach over and unlock mineâ
4)Â Â Â Â Â âOn Top Of The Worldâ â Matthew Perryman Jones
the beauty of this song is paralyzing
5)Â Â Â Â Â âMay I Suggestâ â Red Molly
an affirmative song that should be played every day, but might be particularly relevant on a day like your wedding day
I also have on deck, songs from Ed Sheeran, Ben Rector, NEEDTOBREATHE, A Fine Frenzy, Tony Lucca, and more!
However, suggestions are welcomed…