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Rochey

Wedding Acoustic Songs
« on: February 09, 2009, 11:47:31 PM »
ok folks, I'm getting married in May, and I've asked a musician with a lot more talent than me to play an acoustic guitar before and after the ceremony.

I need about 60 minutes of music. Good acoustic songs, not too hard to learn, the type that people will hear the guitar part, and start murming the words. Know what I mean?

suggestions for songs please :)
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gyraf

Re: Wedding Acoustic Songs
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2009, 12:28:40 AM »
Heey.... :o Congrats!!!

Suggestion: John Cale - "Chorale", Album: Sabotage/Live (1979)

..not much, but we'll need to start somewhere :-) ..

Jakob E.
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CJ

Re: Wedding Acoustic Songs
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2009, 01:00:28 AM »
Paranoid- Black Sabbath

Jus kiddin, hey Congrats!

Maybe

Norwegian Wood?
Lovely Rita (great on an acoustic)
California Girls?
Coconut-Nillson (easy, C7 chord for 5 minutes)
Beginnings-Chicago
Venus-Shocking Blue
Horse With No Name-America
Rain Song-Zep-D-G-C-G-C-D
Helplessly Hoping-CSN&Y
« Last Edit: February 10, 2009, 02:21:46 AM by CJ »
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MartyMart

Re: Wedding Acoustic Songs
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2009, 04:48:17 AM »

First off - CONGRATULATIONS   :D :D :D :D

Here's a list of songs taken from this site :

http://www.acoustic-guitar-weddings.com/common-wedding-songs.html

Some good ones and some "cheese" also - sorry it's not MY list  !!

Depends on the guests and mood/feel that you want, could use some good
singalong things such as Beatles tunes / James Blunt or Oasis "Wonderwall" etc etc ..

I Swear
Beautiful
Bridal Chorus
Wedding Prayer
Gabriel's Oboe
This Day
On Bended Knee
The Keeper Of The Stars
Here And Now
Love Will Keep Us AliveYou Light Up My Life
If
Ave Maria
How Beautiful
All I Ask Of You
Forever I Do (The Wedding Song)
I Believe In You And Me
Butterfly Kisses
I Finally Found Someone
All The Things You Are
Amen Kind Of Love
Amazed
Largo
My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From 'Titanic')
Always And Forever
From This Moment On
I Do (Cherish You)
The Irish Wedding Song
Hallelujah
Somewhere Out There
I Will Be Here
Back At One
You Raise Me Up
The Power Of Love
Forever And For Always
Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me
Bless The Broken Road
Spend My Life With You
Can't Help Falling In Love
Canon In D
Could I Have This Dance
Don't Know Much
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You
Forever And Ever Amen
Have I Told You La tely
Here There And Everywhere
I Honestly Love You
I Pledge My Love
Let It Be Me
Longer Than
Love Me Tender
More Than Words
Never My Love
Nobody Loves Me Like You Do
One In A Million You
The Promise (I'll Never Say Goodbye)
Save The Best For Last
Starting Here, Starting Now
This Is The Day (A Wedding Song)
A Time For Us (Love Theme)
Tonight, I Celebrate My Love
True Love
Truly
Up Where We Belong
We've Only Just Begun
When I Fall In Love
When You Say Nothing At All
A Whole New World
You Needed Me
You'll Accomp'ny Me
Suddenly
Trumpet Voluntary
Wedding March
You Decorated My Life
Sunrise, Sunset
Love In Any Language
Endless Love
Perfect Moment
In My Life
Household Of Faith
You And I
Grow Old With Me
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amorris@home

Re: Wedding Acoustic Songs
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2009, 08:43:37 AM »
I had a good friend (professional musician) sing "I'll be"" by edwin mccain and it was perfect. He has a great voice for that song and performed it beautifully, I was pleasantly surprised what a good song choice it was.

also, I was in charge of the music for my wedding (dec 2008) and its funny how my "playlist" I preparred was overly complicated.  once we got going, my buddy sang the one song just as we started, I ran Frank Sinatra compilation during the dinner and my DJ spun standard if not terrible old dance stuff and everyone loved it. (Our song ended up being "Gettin jiggy wit it", which I think is a great pop tune but it ran into "you turn me right round" which horrified me half way through our first dance!) my point is, dont over think it. everyone had a great time and they dont remember that the music was the same as anyother wedding. Its kinda what they expect.

dmlandrum

Re: Wedding Acoustic Songs
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2009, 08:57:22 AM »
Congratulations!

And now, my suggestion: Solsbury Hill - Peter Gabriel

I don't know how appropriate that would be for a wedding, but there you go. :)
Darren Landrum

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Ptownkid

Re: Wedding Acoustic Songs
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2009, 09:00:37 AM »
crazy love - van morrison, over and over for 60 minutes, all you need.

Re: Wedding Acoustic Songs
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2009, 09:56:53 AM »
We had a string trio play all the wedding standards.  But when the wedding party was exiting, they played The Cure's "Just Like Heaven".  That was a hit with everyone under 38 and over 14. 

stickjam

Re: Wedding Acoustic Songs
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2009, 10:01:32 AM »
Congratulations!

And now, my suggestion: Solsbury Hill - Peter Gabriel

I don't know how appropriate that would be for a wedding, but there you go. :)

Speaking of Gabriel, if you're Genesis fans, there's "Horizons" - the short solo guitar piece just before "Supper's Ready" on Foxtrot.  We used that for our wedding party's entrance.  Perfect length for that too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUZcHZEficE
« Last Edit: February 10, 2009, 10:09:32 AM by stickjam »

sodderboy

Re: Wedding Acoustic Songs
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2009, 10:41:45 AM »
Congrats!
Marty's list is good for four weddings and a funeral, and seven brides for seven brothers.  Great list.
I remember a wedding with "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" in the middle of the ceremony.  It was down tempo and all verses sung- it seemed to take an hour!
 Mike


tv

Re: Wedding Acoustic Songs
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2009, 10:58:14 AM »
If you sprinkle when you tinkle, please be neat and wipe the seat.

Re: Wedding Acoustic Songs
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2009, 12:35:17 PM »
We had an hour of acoustic Beatles during dinner service at our wedding.

pucho812

Re: Wedding Acoustic Songs
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2009, 01:59:12 PM »
Congrads.


whatever gets chosen, I would highly suggest you avoid this one.

(not safe for work, young ones or anyone else easily offended)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbGkxcY7YFU
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tv

Re: Wedding Acoustic Songs
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2009, 02:18:54 PM »
If you sprinkle when you tinkle, please be neat and wipe the seat.

kato

Re: Wedding Acoustic Songs
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2009, 04:09:34 PM »

 • Longer - by Dan Fogelberg

 • Magnet and Steel - by Walter Egan



Lowfreq

Re: Wedding Acoustic Songs
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2009, 03:30:02 PM »
I play in an acoustic duo, and we do weddings a lot. People seem to love the two guitar thing with vocal harmonies ;D
Here's some suggestions from what we play....

Here's some of our more LOVE orientated songs (As in LOVE in a positive way....no break up songs... ha ha)
ALL I WANT IS YOU - U2
STEAL MY KISSES - Ben Harper
EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE - The Police
BROWN EYED GIRL - Van Morrison
I BELONG TO YOU - Lenny Kravitz
WONDERFUL TONIGHT - Eric Clapton
ISN'T SHE LOVELY - Stevie Wonder
YOU'RE ALL I HAVE – Snowpatrol
BEAUTIFUL LOVE - The Afters (prob not so well known, but it's the song i proposed to my wife with) ;D
OCEAN WIDE - The Afters (also prob not very well known, but was one of our wedding songs..... very nice when done acoustically)
CHANGE THE WORLD - Eric Clapton
IF YOU COULD ONLY SEE - Tonic
DIAMONDS ON THE INSIDE - Ben Harper
SAVE TONIGHT - Eagle Eye Cherry
NOTICED - Mutemath

And some of our not so LOVE focused songs (however, if it's at a dinner or reception, we've found that people just like good songs,as opposed to wanting love songs........... they just want to party!!!..........cermonies are different however)
PROUD MARY - Creedence Clearwater Revival
HIGH & DRY - Radiohead
LAYLA - Eric Clapton
TEARS IN HEAVEN - Eric Clapton
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE - The Police
FREE FALLING - Tom Petty
STOP AND STARE - One Republic
ALL FALL DOWN - One Republic
TAKE A PICTURE - Filter
DISTANT SUN - Crowded House
WEATHER WITH YOU - Crowded House
DON'T DREAM ITS OVER - Crowded House
CERTAIN SHADE OF GREEN - Incubus
DRIVE - Incubus
CONTROL - Mutemath
DARE YOU TO MOVE - Switchfoot
SITTING WAITING WISHING - Jack Johnson
FLAKE - Jack Johnson
MORNING LIFE - Feeder
FEELING THE MOMENT - Feeder
GOOD RIDDANCE - Greenday
SAY IT AIN'T SO - Weezer
SHADOW OF THE DAY - Linkin Park (I'm sure I'm gonna get flamed for that one...but our version sounds quite nice..........)

Our set list is a lot longer as we have a lot of well known New Zealand songs (which I'm sure not many of you have ever heard before) and quite a few originals too

I'm sure there may not be so many classic songs in there...... People seem to quote classic songs round here that I've never even heard of........ I blame my lack of age for that one.......... Or maybe it's my location here in New Zealand.........


NewYorkDave

Re: Wedding Acoustic Songs
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2009, 11:27:50 AM »
I played Buddy Holly's "Well All Right" at my sister's wedding.

Rochey

Re: Wedding Acoustic Songs
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2009, 05:05:52 PM »

i have some digesting to do.

/R
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seavote

Re: Wedding Acoustic Songs
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2010, 07:51:41 PM »
dont know why this post popped up but, congratulations.  my advice.  (not songs) is dont let the photographer and maitre de (did i spell that right?)  tell you what to do all day long. make sure you enjoy the wedding day. those guys(girls?) work for you not the opther way around.
Everyday is a gift. Thats why it's called the present

ColinS

Re: Wedding Acoustic Songs
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2010, 08:38:42 PM »
Me (bass) and the two other guitarists from my "band" played  Metallica's Nothing Else Matters in a kinda almost unplugged fashion for the drummer at his wedding, in church while they were out signing the register....none out of the three of us had the bottle to sing it though....

Possibly not a helpful suggestion though!

C
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