Wedding Music Suggestions (No-Lyric and Lyric)?

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  1. Starfyre, Jun 5, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2016

    Starfyre macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    I have a lot of photos and video footage of my best friend's wedding that I want to make a collection of. Anyone have any good suggestions for background music I can use while showing photos?
    Also looking for songs that do not have to have lyrics! I want to use nice background music while the important dialogue is going on.
  2. Zenithal macrumors 601

    Sep 10, 2009
    Off the top of my head:

    Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing
    The 5th Dimension - Let The Sunshine In
    Steve Winwood - Higher Love
    Survivor - The Search is Over
    Air Supply - I Want to Give It all
    Chicago - You're The Inspiration
    And any song by Bryan Adams and or Eric Clapton.
  3. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    I hear these at weddings a lot:
    Rock and Roll Part 2 by Gary Glitter
    Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-A-Lot
    Macarena - Los Del Rio
  4. OLDCODGER macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2011
    Lucky Country
    Skyhooks - All my friends are getting married.
  5. Huntn macrumors G5


    May 5, 2008
    The Misty Mountains
    If you find the right songs and can edit properly, Lyrics can be great, but are more work for you. :)
  6. Starfyre thread starter macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    Any lyricless recommendations? (Maybe share some love with some piano? Mix?)
  7. Mousse macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2008
    Flea Bottom, King's Landing
    I'm old fashion (and old :p), so I go with the time tested Mendelssohn's Wedding March in C major.:oops:

    Depending upon the photos and the mood you want to convey. For photos of the Groom and groomsmen, I suggest Copeland's Fanfare For The Common Man.;) For the Bride and bridesmaids, La Donna è Mobile from Verdi's Opera, Rigoletto. For any dancing photos, Strauss' Blue Danube or any waltz. The Anvil Chorus from Verdi's Opera, Il Trovatore, for the rings and ring exchanges. For the family photos that I go with the theme music from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
  8. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    All of the above. And, a few further suggestions below:

    Plus the Toccata No 5 by Charles-Marie Widor.

    Air on a G String By J. S. Bach.

    Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker Suite by P. I. Tchaikovsky.

    O Fortuna from Carmina Burana by Carl Orff.

    Invitation to the Dance by Carl Maria von Weber.
  9. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god


    Oct 20, 2011
    Austin, TX
    "Stomping Grounds" by Bela Fleck and the Flecktones

    As far as with words: "Live and Die" by the Avett Brothers.
  10. Loge macrumors 68020


    Jun 24, 2004
    Might just send the wrong message for a wedding! ;)
  11. Huntn, Jun 7, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2016

    Huntn macrumors G5


    May 5, 2008
    The Misty Mountains
    I think medleys can be challenging, especially for someone like myself with limited imagination. That said, possibly a couple of these songs could be part of a medley. The tricky part is to edit just to get the parts of the songs you want ::)
    Here Comes The Sun
    I Feel Good
    Don't Go Break'n My Heart
    It's The End Of The World As We Know It
    Walking on Sunshine
    The Heat Is On
    I want to know what love is
    Take On Me
    ...Want more? Pop songs from the 80-90s are a treasure trove of possibilities. ;)
    A link

    Meant to be funny :D:
    Why Don't We Do It In The Road
    Another one Bites The Dust
    Lovin, Touching, Squeezin
    I Will Survive
    Heartache Tonight
    Feels Like The First Time
    Cold as Ice
    Hot Blooded
    Every Breath You Take
    You Shook Me All Night Long
  12. Mousse macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2008
    Flea Bottom, King's Landing
    Um...yes, that aria is off limits if the bride is Italian:), doubly so if she's a Corleone.:eek: I would not want to known as the music director with concrete loafers.o_O I would replace it with Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries (although that might send a different wrong message.:p)

    Oh, I didn't notice that the OP asked for some piano music suggestions. Beethoveen's Moonlight Sonata.

    edit: If there are cake in the face photos, Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. If you can time the cake in the face smash with the canons, all the better.:D:D

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