JHill

JHill

Wedding Playlist

January 23rd, 2005 · 10 Comments

At our wedding, the only thing that I was really responsible for was the music. Coming up with five hours of appropriate music was pretty difficult.

Lisa walked down the aisle to “It’s a Wonderful World,” sung by our friend Ann-Marie LaRocca, which hopefully explains the over abundance of versions of that song in the playlists.

My timing got a little screwy because of the weather, but overall it worked out pretty well.

The playlists that we used are after the jump.

I used iTunes XHTML Playlist to convert these out of iTunes…

Post-Wedding Dinner / Cocktail Hour
Song Name Artist Album Time Year
1
What a Wonderful World
Joey Ramone
Don’t Worry About Me
2:23 2002
2
Blitzkrieg Bop
Yo La Tengo
Genius + Love = Yo La Tengo (Disc 2)
2:18
3
Donna
Clem Snide
Your Favorite Music
3:50 2000
4
Crazy About You Baby
Howlin’ Wolf
The Chess Box (Disc 1)
2:22
5
Island in the Sun
Weezer
Weezer
3:20 2001
6
I’m Living In A Great Big Way
Louis Prima
Louis Prima Volume 1
3:07
7
Lisa Says
Lou Reed
Between Thought and Expression
5:33 1992
8
My Little Corner Of The World
Yo La Tengo
I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One
2:24
9
The Wonder Of You
Elvis Presley
Elv1s 30 #1 Hits
2:28 1970
10
Stroker Ace
Lovage
Instrumentals
4:36 2001
11
Who Do You Love?
Bo Diddley
The Chess Box (Disc 1)
2:29
12
Over The Rainbow-What A Wonder
Israel Kamakawiwo`ole
5:07
13
We’ll Meet Again
Johnny Cash
American IV: The Man Comes Around
2:58 2002
14
I Get a Kick Out of You
Frank Sinatra
Classic Sinatra – His Great Performances, 1953-1960
2:54 2000
15
Moten Swing
Kansas City Band
Kansas City
3:42 1995
16
Return To Sender
Elvis Presley
Elv1s 30 #1 Hits
2:11 1962
17
Sweet Caroline
Neil Diamond
Beautiful Girls
3:24 1996
18
Back In Baby’s Arms
Patsy Cline
Natural Born Killers
2:04 1963
19
She Knocks Me Out (Alternate)
Harold Burrage
Messed Up – The Cobra Recordings 1956-1958
2:16
20
What a Wonderful World
Dan Zanes & Lou Reed
Night Time!
3:37 2002
21
Young Pilgrims
The Shins
Chutes Too Narrow
2:47 2003
22
Dreamland Dub
Lee Scratch Perry
Scratch Attack!
3:18
23
Beautiful Girl
Peter Droge & The Sinners
Beautiful Girls
4:34 1996
23 songs, 1.2 hours, 84.4 MB
Lisa’s Dance with her dad
Song Name Artist Album Time Year
1
What Would I Do Without You
Ray Charles
The Birth of Soul 1952-1959
2:37 1991
1 songs, 2.6 minutes, 2.5 MB
Dance with my mom
Song Name Artist Album Time Year
1
Love Is Here To Stay
Louis Armstrong
4:02
1 songs, 4 minutes, 3.6 MB
My Dance with Lisa
Song Name Artist Album Time Year
1
That’s How Strong My Love Is
Otis Redding
Dreams to Remember – The Otis Redding Anthology
2:25 1998
1 songs, 2.4 minutes, 2.4 MB
Reception
Song Name Artist Album Time Year
1
Arroz con Pollo
Maxwell
Embrya
2:55 1998
2
New Slang
The Shins
Oh, Inverted World
3:53 2001
3
Highschool Lover
Air
The Virgin Suicides (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)
2:42 2004
4
You And I
Stevie Wonder
Talking Book
4:38 1972
5
Fade Into You
Mazzy Star
So Tonight That I Might See
4:55 1993
6
I Wanna Be Your Man
The Rolling Stones
Singles Collection: The London Years (Disc 1)
1:42 1989
7
Yeah, You’re Right
The Meters
Funkify Your Life: The Meters Anthology (Disc 1)
2:46 1995
8
Here Comes Your Man
Pixies
Pixies
3:06 2002
9
Something You Got
Lee Perry & The Upsetters
Bashment
3:19
10
Stickshifts And Safetybelts
Cake
Fashion Nugget
2:09 1996
11
At Last
Etta James
At Last!
3:02 1999
12
These Arms of Mine
Otis Redding
The Very Best of Otis Redding
2:34 1992
13
Save Me
Aretha Franklin
30 Greatest Hits (Disc 1)
2:19 1985
14
Save It
The Cramps
Bad Music for Bad People
2:57
15
Rockin’ Robin
Bobby Day
Warwick-Doo Wop Groups
2:37 1999
16
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Elvis Presley
Elv1s 30 #1 Hits
3:00 1961
17
Let’s Get Married
Al Green
Al Green: Greatest Hits
3:23 1975
18
Good Good Lovin’
James Brown
Star Time (Disc 1)
2:19 1960
19
Hotel Yorba
The White Stripes
White Blood Cells
2:10 2001
20
I Want A Chance For Romance
Hector Rivera
Broasted Or Fried – Latin Breakbeats, Basslines & Boogaloo
2:30
21
Let’s Get A Groove On
Lee Fields
Let’s Get A Groove On
2:54
22
I Want to Take You Higher
Ike & Tina Turner
Absolutely The Best
2:42
23
Let’s Stay Together
Al Green
Al Green/Greatest Hits
3:18 1975
24
You Got It
Etta James
Etta James The ChessBox
2:26
25
Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
Aretha Franklin
30 Greatest Hits (Disc 1)
3:16 1985
26
Look-Ka Py Py
The Meters
Funkify Your Life: The Meters Anthology (Disc 1)
3:19 1995
27
All Shook Up
Elvis Presley
Elv1s 30 #1 Hits
2:00 1957
28
Superstition
Stevie Wonder
Talking Book
4:26 1972
29
Seeds Of Life
Harlem River Drive
Broasted Or Fried – Latin Breakbeats, Basslines & Boogaloo
5:06
30
The Seed (2.0)
The Roots
Phrenology
4:27 2002
31
Venus As a Boy
Björk
Björk: Greatest Hits
4:41 2002
32
Use It Before You Lose It
Bobby Valentin
Broasted Or Fried – Latin Breakbeats, Basslines & Boogaloo
3:03
33
Dance To The Music
Sly & the Family Stone
3:00
34
That’s How Strong My Love Is
Percy Sledge
When a Man Loves a Woman: The Ultimate Collection
2:06 1990
35
When I Fall In Love
3:49
36
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Stevie Wonder
Talking Book
2:58 1972
37
Pata Pata
3:53
38
Creation
The Latinaires
Broasted Or Fried – Latin Breakbeats, Basslines & Boogaloo
3:18
39
Gimme Some More
The J.B.’s
Funky Good Time: The Anthology (Disc 1)
3:07 1995
40
Closer To The Bone
Louis Prima
4:12
41
Think
Aretha Franklin
30 Greatest Hits (Disc 1)
2:18 1985
42
Angel (Remix)
Shaggy
Angel
3:54 2001
43
Baby, Baby I Need You
The Temptations
Motown Legends
2:54
44
As Time Goes By
Billie Holiday
3:14
45
Groove Me
King Floyd
Beautiful Girls
3:01 1996
46
I can’t get Next to You
The Temptations
2:54
47
Top Of The Game (Ft Rahzel)
Sean Paul
Dutty Rock-CD
4:04 2002
48
James Brown Collection – Pa
James Brown
2:21
49
Riviera Rendezvous
Ursula 1000
Kinda’ Kinky
5:00
50
Now That You’ve Won Me
The Temptations
Motown Legends
3:12
51
Crazy
Willie Nelson
4:18
52
It Had To Be You
6:55
53
That’s How Strong My Love Is
Percy Sledge
When a Man Loves a Woman: The Ultimate Collection
2:06 1990
54
Thank You For Letting Me Be My
Sly and the Family Stone
4:46
55
Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Jet
Get Born
3:36 2003
56
A Little Less Conversation
Elvis Vs JXL
TV
3:31
57
Hot In Herre
Nelly
Nellyville
3:48 2002
58
Higher Ground
The Blind Boys Of Alabama
Higher Ground
6:14 2002
59
Sleepwalk
Santo & Johnny
Canadian American Story
2:23 1999
60
Daktari Walk
Daktaris
Soul Explosion
4:53
61
(What A) Wonderful World
Art Garfunkel
Garfunkel
3:29 1988
62
What a Wonderful World
B.B. King
Reflections
3:57 2003
63
He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother
The Hollies
The Hollies’ Greatest Hits (Remastered)
4:20 1973
64
Simple Man
Lynyrd Skynyrd
The Essential Lynyrd Skynyrd
5:58 1998
64 songs, 3.6 hours, 247.5 MB

Tags: Life

10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ryan // Feb 22, 2006 at 12:47 am

    Thanks man, I got a lot of great ideas.
    I’m sure your wedding was a success.

  • 2 JHill // Feb 23, 2006 at 6:52 am

    No problem, I’m glad it helped. When you’re done with your playlist, be sure to post a link here. Hopefully, it’ll help other people too.

  • 3 Jennifer // Aug 13, 2006 at 12:56 am

    Thanks so much for posting this. My Fiance and I are working on our playlist tongight and as two very musically challenged people this is fantastic.

  • 4 christie // Nov 12, 2006 at 3:08 pm

    great playlist – it is helping me out a lot!

  • 5 JHill // Nov 13, 2006 at 6:47 am

    Good to hear that it was useful, when you’re finished with your playlist, post a link here so we can check it out!

  • 6 Erica // Mar 29, 2007 at 10:51 am

    So what did the old people think of Nelly’s Hot In Herre? haha Thanks for the info- it helped

  • 7 jhill // Mar 29, 2007 at 10:57 am

    They loved it, by that time the bartenders’ hard work had really started to pay off… :)

  • 8 J // Jun 2, 2007 at 10:51 pm

    thanks for the suggestions. some gems here.

  • 9 P_O_M_A // Jun 26, 2007 at 3:54 am

    Thanks for doing this. I have to DJ a wedding for people that are friends of the Mrs. and I hardly know them. Couple good ideas on your lists. On the down side the bride wants Justin Timberlake but on the up side the groom wants Iron Maiden!!! Wiiiiiiide Spectrum!!!

  • 10 shelly // Mar 16, 2008 at 9:37 am

    Thank you this really helped us, especially the break-downs for each event, and then totaling up all the music length at the end is a great help.

Leave a Comment