My Top Songs for a Wedding or Commitment Ceremony :: MusicListography

List the songs to play for a Wedding or Commitment Ceremony
courtesy of Music Listography : Your Life In (Play)Lists
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Editor’s Note: Though I have been married three times, I have never had a real wedding or commitment ceremony, or reception. That said, I’ve put together many playlists for other people’s weddings and receptions, so this will reflect what I’d select for the ultimate wedding/commitment ceremony.

1. A Little Bit of Everything :: Dawes

“So in the day in late September,
it’s not some stupid little ring;
I’m giving a little bit of everything.”

2. The Luckiest :: Ben Folds

“I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you.”

3. First Day of My Life :: Bright Eyes

“‘And you said “this is the first day of my life,
I’m glad I didn’t die before I met you,
but now I don’t care I could go anywhere with you,
and I’d probably be happy.'”

4. In My Time of Need :: Ryan Adams

“Will you say to me a little rains gonna come,
when the sky can’t offer none to me?
Cause I will come for you,
when my days are through,
and I’ll let your smile just off and carry me.”

5. No One’s Gonna Love You :: Band Of Horses

“No one’s gonna love you more than I do.”

6. Heroes :: David Bowie

“And you, you can be mean,
and I, I’ll drink all the time.
‘Cause we’re lovers,
and that is a fact.
Yes we’re lovers,
and that is that.”

7. (I’d Go the) Whole Wide world :: Wreckless Eric

“I’d go the whole wide world,
I’d go the whole wide world,
just to find her.”

8. Leather & Lace :: Stevie Nicks and Don Henley

“But that time I saw you,
I knew with you to light my nights,
somehow I’d get by.”

9. Fall at Your Feet :: Crowded House

“And whenever I fall at your feet,
won’t you let your tears rain down on me?”

10. Never Tear Us Apart :: Inxs

I was standing,
you were there,
two worlds collided,
and they could never tear us apart.”

11. Sea of Love :: Cat Power

“Come with me my love,
to the sea,
the sea of love.
I want to tell you,
how much I love you.”

12. More Than This :: Roxy Music

“More than this,
you know there’s nothing,
more than this.”

13. La Mer /Beyond the Sea :: Charles Trenet

“La mer,
Au ciel d’été confond,
Ses blancs moutons.
Avec les anges si purs,
La mer bergère re d’azur,

14. In My Life :: The Beatles

“But of all these friends and lovers,
there is no one compares with you,
and these memories lose their meaning,
when I think of love as something new.
though I know I’ll never lose affection,
for people and things that went before,
I know I’ll often stop and think about them,
in my life I love you more.”

15. Let’s Stay Together :: Al Green

“Let me say that since, baby,
since we’ve been together,
Loving you forever,
is what I need.”

16. Into the Mystic :: Van Morrison

“And I want to rock your gypsy soul,
just like way back in the days of old,
and together we will flow into the mystic.”

17. All I Want is You :: U2

“All the promises we make,
from the cradle to the grave,
when all I want is you.”

18. Love Street :: The Doors

“She has wisdom and knows what to do,
she has me and she has you.”

19. Angel Mine :: Cowboy Junkies

“I can’t promise that I’ll grow those wings,
or keep this tarnished halo shined,
but I’ll never betray your trust,
angel mine.”

20. Never My Love :: Pete Yorn

“You wonder if this heart of mine,
will lose its desire for you;
never my love.”

21. These Arms of Mine :: Otis Redding

“And if you would let them hold you,
oh how grateful I will be.”

22. Bring it On Home to Me :: Sam Cooke

“Oh honey, bring it to me,
bring your sweet loving,
bring it on home to me.”

23. At Last :: Etta James

“At last,
my love has come along,
my lonely days are over,
and life is like a song.”

24. I Put a Spell on You :: Annie Lennox

“I put a spell on you,
because you’re mine.”

25. Emmylou :: First Aid Kit

“I’ll be your Emmylou and I’ll be your June,
and you’ll be my Gram and my Johnny too.
No, I’m not asking much of you,
just sing little darling,
sing with me.”

26. Video Games :: Lana Del Rey

“It’s you,
it’s you,
it’s all for you,
everything I do.”

27. Such Great Heights :: Iron & Wine

“They will see us waving from such great heights,
“come down now,” they’ll say,
but everything looks perfect from far away,
“come down now,”
but we’ll stay….”

28. Ship Song :: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

“Come sail your ships around me,
and burn your bridges down.
We make a little history, baby,
Every time you come around.”

29. Fidelity :: Regina Spektor

“Suppose I never ever met you?
Suppose we never fell in love?
Suppose I never ever let you kiss me so sweet and so soft?”

30. Songbird :: Rosie Thomas

“And the songbirds are singing like they know the score,
and I love you, I love you, I love you like never before.”

2 thoughts on “My Top Songs for a Wedding or Commitment Ceremony :: MusicListography

  1. This one would be hard for me to do, but you did a great job! And I got to add two more songs to my “100 favorite songs of all time” list! Only 61 more to go until I can start writing it up!

    1. It was honestly really hard for me, too, so I kept delaying…but I realized if I didn’t do it I couldn’t go to the next page! 🙂

      I can’t wait for your 100 list!!!!

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