Thursday, June 2, 2011

What song should I sing for my sister's wedding?

Help! I have a week to decide this. These are the 3 pointless, arbitrary guidelines I've come up with in selecting the song:

1. Nothing from before the year I was born (1982)
2. The lyrics must be unambiguously pro-love
3. Something "everybody" knows (this can mean a lot of things)

Here are the choices I've come up with, along with reasons I can't do them. Feel free to suggest something else, too.

(Not "everybody" knows this song.)

(Good choice, I just need to learn it.)

(Nobody remembers Hanson anymore)

(Is this song pro-love or anti-love? I can't actually tell)

(This song is almost certainly anti-love)

(It's from 1964)

(I can't think of a reason not to do this song other than it doesn't feel quite right)

Ari, if you're out there, feel free to weigh in.


Wendy McMillan said...

Please don't try to master One in a week. I'm sure you could work out a great rendition but if you don't give yourself time to do it justice, I'd go with something else. I vote for Coldplay or Depeche Mode.

Tracie said...

Our wedding song was "Couldn't Ask for More" by Edwin McCain. It being the most "pro love" song I could find (none of the lyrics either in the verses or choruses have a message I couldn't believe in) was the reason I selected it, despite it not being "our" song.

Wendy McMillan said...

Jacob claims not to know who Edwin McCain is despite the fact that he recorded 2 of the biggest (and imo cheesiest) love songs of the 90s/early 00s.

Austin said...

I would suggest you drop the "everyone needs to be familiar with it" requirement, as you have enough restrictions as it is, and you'd miss out on some great songs. I didn't know the "I Could Not Ask for More" song until Tracie put it on our wedding soundtrack, and I wouldn't trade it for any other song.

Also, no Coldplay. Chris Martin sounds like a whiny cat. But I guess if you sing it, it may be ok.