Monday, June 4, 2012

Music Moves Me - Wedding Edition

Thanks to Stacy over at Stacy Uncorked, I've come across a new meme to participate in, and it's right up my alley! The theme for this week's "Monday's 'Music Moves Me'" is "songs you usually hear at weddings."


I have a bit of a dilemma, though: I can count on one hand the number of weddings I've attended in my life (not including my own two, neither of which featured music), and I can only remember the music at one of them - the vow renewal ceremony between my son's babysitter and her husband on their 25th wedding anniversary. It was a beautiful country song; very romantic, and absolutely perfect for them.....

Tracy Byrd's "Keeper of the Stars"

Since I'm more of a rocker chick, I went looking (briefly) for some others. Here are two, also from way back, that make beautiful wedding songs:

Firehouse's (anybody besides me remember them?) "Love of a Lifetime"

And Journey's "Open Arms"

Okay, you got me. I had to go peruse lists because I just couldn't think of anything on my own, and weddings are totally not my thing, and all the songs I thought were romantic weren't quite wedding-appropriate. But when we're asked for a list of the most romantic songs of all time, I'll have a slew of unconventional ones to post :)

And I guess if I ever do get married again and there is music at my wedding, I'll dance to one of the songs on my 'most romantic songs' list. I realize it's not exactly a wedding song, but I wouldn't be me if I didn't do things a bit differently! To me this is simple, romantic without being mushy, has a good beat and tempo even for slow dancing, and is by one of the most legendary punk bands to ever grace the earth.....

The Ramones's "I Want You Around"
(video from the movie Rock and Roll High School, which brought about my Ramones obsession and crush on Joey Ramone at age ten.)

Head over to Xmas Dolly's to participate, or "go to the hop!"



  1. Our wedding song was "Here, There, and Everywhere", performed by two of my best friends. Everyone seemed to enjoy it.

  2. Music is a great way to reflect your personality and set the tone for a party, whether you want an old-school feel or a modern, clubby vibe. But most weddings include guests from all age groups and walks of life, and your music choices should be sensitive to their needs.


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