Subject If I wear a tuxedo, can I call myself the Man in Black?
DateCreated 7/19/2006 7:21:00 AM
PostedDate 8/5/2006 7:14:00 AM
Body Here are some of the requests that we've had over the past month or two. All songs are playable, if you install the NapsterTracks media player:

 High Tide Or Low Tide - Bob Marley
The Luckiest - Ben Folds
Michelle - The Beatles
Jackson - Johnny Cash
Scenes From An Italian Restaurant - Billy Joel (see here; this got its own posting)
How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees
Sugar Sugar - The Archies
Push - Sarah McLachlan
You Raise Me Up (Album Version) - Josh Groban

The common thread between all of these songs is that there IS no common thread - they're all over the place.  Reggae, piano ballads, country, stadium rock, disco and opera. When we started it seemed that there would be one huge hit song that would dominate each season, like "I Will Always Love You," "My Heart Will Go On," or "California Über Alles".  Now the drive to have the most unique wedding in the history of ever seems to necessitate finding "just the right song" that will "capture the mood perfectly" and "drive the band crazy."
Some of the reasons a B or G might request a particular song:

  • First or Last Dance
  • Father/Daughter or Mother/Son Dance
  • Cake cutting (yes, people have SPECIFIC songs for that - see "Sugar Sugar")
  • "My Uncle Joe, he sounds just like Bruce Springsteen.  You HAVE to learn this so he can sing it with you!"
  • "I'm going to get back at my old girlfriend/boyfriend by dancing to our song, even if (s)he isn't here!" (No one admits to this, except maybe if there's an open bar)

These songs are a lot of extra work, and have made for a fair amount of swearing at He Who Says Yes To Everything That Brides Ask For.  Given that, the Ben Folds song is so tremendously great that it almost makes up for next week's "Build Me Up Buttercup."  Almost.