Thursday, June 11, 2009

Reception Tunes

Whew! I had one heck of a time finding what I consider true love songs. I searched for hours (no joke!) for songs. It seems that most "love" songs are about breakups and failed relationships....not really stuff you want played at your wedding! Not to mention that I'm a HUGE music lover...of all kids....except for 99.9% of Country Music. That being said, it makes the search even harder.

iTunes is a lifesaver, I really couldn't have come up with what I have now without it. I purchased maybe 40 songs that are on our list, the others I already had in my music collection. I was hoping to get around 4 hours of play time to be on the safe side and as of right now, the list is 3.9 hours of play time. That's close enough for me! Plus, we still might add a few more here and there.

I also had a really hard time finding a good mix of older songs and newer songs (released in our lifetime) that people from our generation will be able to connect with. I know you can't please everyone but I think our list comes pretty close to it. I also tried to get different versions of very popular songs that most people will not have heard before. I also incorporated some music from some of our favorite Christian Music Artists. You'll also see some Country music on the list. The FI is a Country Music fan...I however, am not. But it's OUR wedding, not my wedding so I've thrown in a few for him and he's selected several that I really do love. Shh...don't tell though. ;)

Our song list (in alphabetical order):
  1. All My Life - K-Ci & JoJo
  2. All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
  3. At Last - Etta James
  4. The Best Is Yet To Come - Tony Bennett
  5. Bless The Broken Road - Rascal Flatts
  6. Blush (Only You) - Plumb
  7. Breathe - Faith Hill
  8. Bubbly - Colbie Caillat
  9. Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
  10. Endless Love - Lionel Richie & Diana Ross
  11. Feeling Good - Michael Buble
  12. The First Time (Ever I Saw Your Face) - Maysa
  13. Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
  14. Footprints in the Sand - Leona Lewis
  15. For Once In My Life - Harry Connick, Jr.
  16. Give Love - Third Day
  17. Godsend - dc Talk
  18. Happy Together - The Turtles
  19. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - Kenny Rogers
  20. How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees
  21. How Do I Live - LeAnn Rimes
  22. How Sweet It Is - Michael Buble
  23. I Could Not Ask For More - Sara Evans
  24. I Do (Cherish You) - Mark Wills
  25. I Don't Want To Miss a Thing (American Idol Studio Version) (because I love it more than Areosmith's version!) - David Cook
  26. I Only Have Eyes For You - The Flamingos
  27. I Wanna Be There - Blessed Union of Souls
  28. I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
  29. I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
  30. It Had To Be You - Tony Bennett
  31. It's Wonderful (Single Version) - Ella Fitzgerald
  32. Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
  33. Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer
  34. L-O-V-E - Natalie Cole
  35. Laughter In The Rain - Neil Sedaka
  36. Learn You Inside Out - Lifehouse
  37. The Look of Love - Gladys Knight & The Pips
  38. Love Me Do - The Beatles
  39. The More I See You - Michael Buble
  40. My Girl - The Temptations
  41. The Nearness of You - Norah Jones
  42. One In A Million - Run Kid Run
  43. Only You (And You Alone) - Harry Connick, Jr.
  44. Over the Rainbow (American Idol Studio Version) (because Israel's version is played so much and I like this one just as much!) - Jason Castro
  45. The Power of Love - Celine Dion
  46. Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours - Stevie Wonder
  47. Some Kind Of Wonderful - Ilona Knopfler
  48. Someday Soon - Francesca Battistelli
  49. Tame Me Away - Lifehouse
  50. Take My Breath Away - Jessica Simpson
  51. Then (Single Edit) - Brad Paisley
  52. This Kiss - Faith Hill
  53. Unforgettable - Nat "King" Cole & Natalie Cole
  54. The Very Thought of You - Harry Connick, Jr.
  55. The Way You Do The Things You Do - The Temptations
  56. The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
  57. We've Only Just Begun - Carpenters
  58. When You Say You Love Me - Josh Groban
  59. You And Me - Lifehouse
  60. You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker
  61. You Are The Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder
  62. You Found Me - Kelly Clarkson
  63. You're The Inspiration - Chicago
  64. (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher - Rita Coolidge
Well, that's our list so far! What do you think, did I get a good mix? I hope this list can be of help to you in your search for music to play at your reception!


  1. Loving the Tony Bennett and Stevie Wonder. Great list girlie! Well done.

  2. Hey Tamara! Thanks for joining my blog! This is a really great list! I posted a while back about some "alternative" songs from a Martha that I shared with my DJ. It's got some good stuff too that you FI might go for!

  3. Thanks for the list! I'm always looking for new songs to add to my playlist.

  4. Sounds like a great list! Gotta love the Bee Gees!! You might consider throwing some un-lovey songs in there for your single guests, otherwise they might get a little sick of mushy-gushy.

  5. Mary that's a good thought and I might consider adding some. But because we aren't having dancing I figure it won't matter too much.

  6. great choices in music!