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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #105 on: November 15, 2009, 07:20:03 PM »
I've always been amused at the inappropriate songs that are played during the reception (NOT the wedding ceremony).

I've heard:

I Will Survive
It's Raining Men
Paradise by the Dashboard Light

And a bilingual bonus: Often they'll play a song in Hebrew called "Od Lo Ahavti Dai" -- which is about how the singer isn't ready to get married because they haven't loved enough women.

I don't have a problem with that. Not every single song at a reception has to be about how amazing love is and happily ever after, etc.
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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #106 on: November 15, 2009, 09:07:24 PM »
My best friend left the church to the haunting strains of 'Theme from Monty Python and the Holy Grail'. I plan to use that for my recessional.

And as a joke, she and I switched the CD's at the rehearsal dinner, so she walked down the aisle the first time to 'Foxy Lady'. Nothing says love like some Hendrix!

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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #107 on: November 16, 2009, 01:17:01 PM »
I've always been amused at the inappropriate songs that are played during the reception (NOT the wedding ceremony).

I've heard:

I Will Survive
It's Raining Men
Paradise by the Dashboard Light

And a bilingual bonus: Often they'll play a song in Hebrew called "Od Lo Ahavti Dai" -- which is about how the singer isn't ready to get married because they haven't loved enough women.

I don't have a problem with that. Not every single song at a reception has to be about how amazing love is and happily ever after, etc.


I'm with hobish on this one.  Those are just good songs to dance to and have a good time, which is what I would want a reception to be, personally.  Now, having them for a first dance song or something that's supposed to be all about the couple might be a little weird, but just for the dancing?  Sounds like fun!

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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #108 on: November 16, 2009, 02:57:12 PM »
DH and I wanted "If Ever I Would Leave You" from Camelot because that's what we went to see on our first date.  The band we had hired a) didn't know the song; b) couldn't find the sheet music and c) didn't have a singer with a good enough voice to carry it off.

We had "You're the Inspiration" by Chicago as our first dance.  Don't laugh, it was the 80s.  ;D

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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #109 on: November 16, 2009, 03:10:53 PM »
I can't remember the title but it's a song about having a bad infection in the body and being in constant and terrible physical pain.

That got some interesting looks.

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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #110 on: November 16, 2009, 03:13:35 PM »
My sister and brother in law went with "I need you" which is great, except it starts with a section that makes it sound like it's about addiction. That and "I need you/ like a needle needs a vein" is an odd sentiment for most people. But it works for them (she's an ER nurse and he's an EMT).
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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #111 on: November 16, 2009, 04:54:12 PM »
I've always been amused at the inappropriate songs that are played during the reception (NOT the wedding ceremony).

I've heard:

I Will Survive
It's Raining Men
Paradise by the Dashboard Light
I don't have a problem with that. Not every single song at a reception has to be about how amazing love is and happily ever after, etc.
Agreed, I don't think I've been to a wedding reception that didn't have "It's Raining Men" during the reception. I think if you stuck to love songs during the reception, it wouldn't be nearly as much fun. 
And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.

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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #112 on: November 17, 2009, 09:44:34 AM »
We had "You're the Inspiration" by Chicago as our first dance.  Don't laugh, it was the 80s.  ;D

I love that song!

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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #113 on: March 26, 2010, 05:06:28 AM »
I'm fine with a couple picking a song that has meaning to them (My DH and I both LOVE the Naked Gun movies.  We originally wanted our first dance to be "Ding Dong, the witch is dead," but as my aunt had died not too long before our wedding, I was afraid it would have looked so inappropriate!).

But yeah, I think a lot of songs are picked because they have words like 'wedding' or 'love' in the titles, and it's just weird.
I remember reading somewhere that Love Fool by the Cardigans was a popular choice. Have they listened to the lyrics? At all?

Dear, I fear we're facing a problem
You love me no longer, I know
And maybe there is nothing
That I can do to make you do
Mama tells me I shouldn't bother
That I ought to stick to another man
A man that surely deserves me
But I think you do!

So I cry, I pray and I beg

Love me love me
Say that you love me
Fool me fool me
Go on and fool me
Love me love me
Pretend that you love me
Leave me leave me
Just say that you need me
Love me love me
Say that you love me
Leave me leave me
Just say that you need me
I can't care 'bout anything but you
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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #114 on: March 26, 2010, 05:17:41 AM »
I just heard Lovesong by the Cure, which i quite like, but i can see a lot of people being funny about it just because its the Cure!!




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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #115 on: March 26, 2010, 01:14:34 PM »
I just heard Lovesong by the Cure, which i quite like, but i can see a lot of people being funny about it just because its the Cure!!

Its a high school friend of mine's wedding song. They did their "couples" dance to it (she/husband, mother/father, MIL/FIL) it was so sweet.

She and her husband fought a lot (well, they did get married when she was 18 because of immenent bun-in-the-oven syndrome...) and finally decided to get a divorce so they're (at that time) two kids wouldn't have to grow up in a home with so much fighting.

They were headed to a law office to finalize everything (together... They were really trying to be adult about this, despite her only being about 21 at this point) when "Lovesong" came on the radio. She started crying and he pulled over (on a country road) and they talked for awhile.

They decided to give it another chance and 3 years later are doing pretty well. (although eight months after they almost divorced they added baby #3 to the family.... we're still gently teasing them about that.)
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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #116 on: March 31, 2010, 06:53:47 PM »
Okay, I realize that "Because We Are in Love" is, in fact, a wedding song...

...The parents of the bride at my wedding wanted us to include it on our reception tape.

Yes, the Carpenters version.

For those who haven't heard it, it's very...dramatic, with huge sweeping crescendos.  Not precisely reception music (particularly if the reception is just a sit-down lunch, no dancing). It's great as a recording for a lengthy wedding, but...

The parents of the bride just SO WANTED the HC to enter the restaurant and stand there for five minutes, being applauded, while this song played in the background.  YeahnoIdunthinkso.  We opted for Savage Garden's "I Knew I Loved You", partly because it's sweet, and partly because Mr. P. and I actually DID know each other before we met (eHarmony).

In fact, the whole lyric is eerily accurate.
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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #117 on: April 07, 2010, 09:12:25 PM »
BeagleMommy:  I wanted "If Ever I Would Leave You" sung at our wedding, too.

DH was having none of it; it's sung from Lancelot to Guinevere, so it's about an adulterous affair.  I conceded the point.
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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #118 on: April 08, 2010, 08:57:12 AM »
(Says the woman who wants Jonathan Coulton's 'Still Alive' at her wedding/civil partnership. 8) [Hey, just because I am lacking in an SO at present doesn't mean I can't consider these things. Remind me to add 'Portal fan: desirable' to the hypothetical personals ad. ;) ])

Hey, I can think of a LOT worse sentiments to have at a wedding than "This was a triumph/I'm making a note here:  HUGE SUCCESS."   ;D

"It's hard to overstate my satisfaction!"

Actually I think it'd be a great song  :D And nice counter the doom and gloom marriage-is-death groomsman you might have to deal with!
I just hope that the cake is not a lie. :)

Just when I think that this song is FINALLY out of my head... :D  Anyone who actually has their first dance to this song goes straight to the top of my hero list.  This is one of the coolest expressions of geekdom that I have ever seen.  You would HAVE to get a cake to match the theme! 

My DH and I danced to The Luckiest by Ben Folds.  It's a bit odd, but so are we ;)  It still makes me tear up a little when I hear it.   

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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #119 on: April 08, 2010, 05:47:13 PM »
I hear the cake recipe can be found in the game...  but I doubt you want to serve that particular recipe to your guests!   :D

Although it is said to be quite delicious and moist...   ;D

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