Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wedding Playlist (Served with a little Sappiness)

Most everyone has gotten their cds from the contest now, so I guess I can reveal the mystery of what is on them. I know you guys have been checking my blog 100X a day, waiting impatiently, wondering when she will just tell us already. (I don’t have an inflated sense of self-worth, nope-not at all). Hehe. I hope you aren't too dissapointed that didn't send you Britney Spears new cd! I put a lot of thought of what songs I was going to add, and in what order. Here is what I came up:

Chantal Kreviazuk
Josh Kelly
Duran Duran
Rachael Yamagata
Sister Hazel
Katie Herzig
Looking Glass
Fountains of Wayne
Rosi Golan ft. William Fitzsimmons
The Journey
Allison Crowe
Dashboard Confessionals
Taylor Swift
Hootie & The Blowfish
Ingrid Michaelson
Counting Crows

Feels Like Home is the song we chose for our first dance. The song word for word just describes what this relationship means to me, and I can’t wait to share that moment on the dance floor with Adam. Josh Kelly put on a small concert at my college my freshmen year. I even got to talk to him for about 20 minutes after the show. He is a kind guy, and I love his musical style. Amazing is one my favorite songs by him. I felt obligated to let Adam choose a few songs since he is the groom and all. He loves 80's music, so his first pick was Hungry Like the Wolf.
Be Be Your Love is a great ballad song with great lyrics. My only regret about this choice is everyone is going to think that "Be Be" is a typo (even my spell-checker keeps trying to fix it). I choose All for You because that is a song almost everyone knows, so hopefully that will be enough encouragement to get people to embarrass themselves out on the dance floor. I first heard Forevermore on an episode of One Tree Hill. (My musical taste is obviously very edgy). I really just love how fun this song is, plus Kate Herzig is just incredible.
Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) is Adam's second choice, not that I'm complaining. It’s a classic song, and I think its fits in nicely. Hey Julie is one of the catchiest songs ever, and this is a much better Fountains of Wayne song than Stacy's Mom. Not that I’m hatin on Stacy’s Mom. I listen to Hazy all the time. It is my favorite song on the mix. I guess I like it because it reminds me of that moment you have in a relationship when you realize you are falling in love, and you wonder if this person could really be the one for you (or if you were in over your head). I also adore how the man in the song echoes the same fears. Go buy it on ITUNES now, you won’t be sorry.
I bet you can’t guess who picked out this song…Adam lives for Journey, and what is a more iconic song than Don't Stop Believing? I love love love Lenka's unique style of music, and the best line from The Show is, "Life is a maze, and love is a riddle." I'm sure it will upset some people that I would add a non-Beatles version of the song In My Life to the play list. But this is the song I plan on dancing to with my father. I haven't always been really close to my dad, and we are trying hard to mend our relationship. But I didn’t choose a father/daughter song because that would feel like a sham. So I think this slow downed female version of the song, is a nice alternative.
1234 is a song you probably know from the IPOD nano commercials. It's a fun song, and isn't getting married just a culmination of "those old teenage hopes". Yeah I have a confession to make, I totally love Dashboard Confessional, and Stolen is just a wonderful love song. I added Fearless for a couple of reasons. First, I love country music and I couldn't believe I hadn't added any before this. Second, I love Taylor Swift, I love her music, and if she was just a little older I might do inappropriate things with her....
My philosophy is that every good mix ought to have a little Hootie & the Blowfish, and really how can you not like "Only Wanna Be with You"? I once saw an interview with Ingrid Michaelson that said her goal was to write a love song using less than 50 different words. That is how The Way I Am came about, I love the whole concept behind the song. Accidentally in Love is just a great song to end the mix with and will be the last dance at the wedding.

P.S.-This weekend I'm flying home for my bachelorette party, and on Sunday I'm having a bridal shower. Saturday is going to be crazy, and I have heard whispers of a condom necklace. I can see myself sitting in P.F. Changs-tipsy, with a condom necklace, praying we don't get kicked out. I'm going to die. Then take pictures. And maybe write about it. Have a good weekend guys, see you next week.


  1. hahaha... u got me here..I keep visiting ur blog just to see when is the time u are going to reveal the list of the the way.. i love it so much..maybe i can use it in my own wedding in the future.... :)

  2. oooooooooooh! i haven't received the cd yet..huhu!


  3. Brittany dear, i just got the parcel today...the songs totally make my day...thank you so much :)

  4. I got the CD on Vday which was perfect. As we were driving around, doing our scavenger hunt, I had the CD playing! SO awesome, we both loved it!

    Have fun this weekend!

  5. May I just say, I love how you have a reason for choosing every song :-)

  6. got the and hubby love the choice of songs.

  7. You've got a great list of songs there! I hope you have a great bachelorette and shower weekend-- you deserve it!


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