Picking Wedding Music

This quite be my favorite blog that I will write.  I know this is going to be very time consuming.  I love music.  When Napster first came about when I was in High School I downloaded so much music I crahsed the Gamblin Family computer.  One of my favorite things to do related to music is to find obscure bands.  Unlike my sister Hillary once a band becomes popular and in the main stream music scene she decides they are not longer cool for her.

One of the things I learned in college from my freshman roommate was to become a fan of artists and their albums.  It is so easy to have a favorite song but it is another to have a favorite album.  So my Ipod is filled of music almost 10,000 songs.  Majority of which are full complete albums of bands.  I will admit I do like to just listen to a song here or there but nothing is better then a full album (guilty pleasure Lady Gaga song Just Dance).  The most recent album I purchased is the Kings of Leon, “Only by the Night.” Fantastic album.

What Sophia put me in charge of for the wedding was music.  I was suppose to give Ian Bran(our DJ at the wedding) our play list.  This was no easy task and of course I procrastinated till the week of the wedding to get my play list in order.  While at dinner my family discussed some music that we should have played at the wedding.  I have always thought that my CD mixes were great as I put thought in how each song would flow into the other.  So a play list for a wedding was no easy task.  Picking music to dance to is always so difficult.  You end up going back to the classics and avoiding the Macarena at all costs.

Yes I just put a youtube video of the Macarena!  Here is a list of some of the songs that made the cut and did not.

I will not have the YMCA played at my wedding only if Wayne and Garth from Waynes World 2 come dressed up like in the movie

I also will not have the chicken dance, the electric slide, nor the Cha Cha Slide. The hard part for me is the music I would love to listen to is stuff that not everyone will be willing to dance to. So here are some songs that definitely made the cut and are playing at the wedding. I gave the DJ 300 songs on a play list that could be played at the wedding.  I must warn you, I am a huge fan of 80’s music and have hosted many 80’s dance parties in my day.  Majority of the 300 songs that were on the list were from artisit either populare during the 80’s or a hit song during the 80’s.  Here are some of the songs that the Tyson and Sophia must play list. 

Rocking out in 80's gear! Hair and All!

Rocking out in 80's gear! Hair and All!

Purple Rain

I Want To Dance With Somebody
Man in the Mirror
Billy Jean
Shook Me All Night Long

Don’t Stop Believing
Hey Ya
I’ll be There
Brown Eye Girl
Twist and Shout

Final Countdown
With or Without You
This Years Love
The Way You Look Tonight
Your Song


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