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Old 09-04-2006, 07:38 PM   #11
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I used to sing at weddings. (not the reception) One I did that "laid'em in the aisles" was Sunrise Sunset, from Fiddler on the Roof. And the Lord's Prayer was always a big hit.
When my husband and I got married, we had The Rose sung...it was a very special song for us. We had both been married twice before, and waited a long time for happiness.
I haven't been to a wedding in quite a while. I guess my youngest daughter's is the last one I went to. She had Motley Crue and Metallica tapes played at hers.
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Old 09-05-2006, 12:01 PM   #12
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Oh man.. that stupid Macarena song !!!!!!
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Old 09-05-2006, 12:13 PM   #13
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The first dance song at my wedding was "I Knew I Loved You" by Savage Garden. Not overplayed at all. At least not in 2000!
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Old 09-05-2006, 12:16 PM   #14
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My husband's jazz band used to do a lot of wedding receptions. Urgh. We would go to the bride's mothers house with all our Real Books and my husband's mind, which is like a library of jazz, and still, the same old set lists over and over and over and over.....its one of tje reasons we stopped fulltime music and know only do it for the love of the thing...its no fun unless its fun, if you know what I mean!

We had our music all picked out partly on the basis we loved it and partly because we knew our friends, most of whom were also jobbing musicians at the time, would also enjoy it! In the end we eloped and didn't have our playlist at all, but it was wonderful chosing it.
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Old 09-05-2006, 01:24 PM   #15
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Oh man.. that stupid Macarena song !!!!!!

How did I forget that one!
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Old 09-05-2006, 02:39 PM   #16
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How did I forget that one!
I think the Macarena has been replaced with the Cha Cha slide! I like the Cha Cha one better. I'm sure you hear them ALL the time though with your events though, huh?
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Old 09-05-2006, 04:09 PM   #17
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Ahem - my first wedding in church had the cliche music. Here Comes the Sun for when I came down the aisle, then Sunrise Sunset, then the inevitable Peter Paul and Mary tune The Wedding Song (very popular in some circles in the early 70s).

My second wedding was much smaller, but two friends played and sang, and dang if I can remember what the tune(s?) were. I'll have to go to the tape to find out (don't tell HH I forgot......) I do remember that a bug flew into Claudia's mouth while she was singing, but I never knew until afterwards. What a trooper. Oh yeah, and MIL's dog (we got married in her family room) sang along.
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Old 09-05-2006, 05:24 PM   #18
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the inevitable Peter Paul and Mary tune The Wedding Song (very popular in some circles in the early 70s).

That's it!! I've been waiting for someone to name it, couldn't remember the song even though i've been singing it in my head, thought it was by Peter, Paul and Mary, is this the one with a single guitar, single singer, simple melody, refrain, maybe, There is love....starts with a woman leaves her??(family) and a man....

I heard that song waaaaaay toooo many times!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-05-2006, 05:27 PM   #19
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yeah, really pretty song, beth, ruined by too many performances at weddings (including one of mine).

It's "a man leaves his mother, and a woman leaves her home", I think.
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it is a very pretty song.. I happened to have had a friend who played the guitar and heard him practice this song a great deal....
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