I thought forever about this one. We talked about it, joked about songs we had heard over the years, but we just didn’t have that one song. We had several. For the procession, our friend James played Chopin on his viola. For immediately after the kiss and our first walk as husband and wife, it was The Killers “Mr. Brightside.” (Don’t ask, but it just has relevance and we love the chorus). For our first dance it was Jamie Lidell’s “Green Light” and later we danced to Frank Sinatra’s “Summer Wind,” an oldie but a goodie that we play on the jukebox at our favorite dive bar.
I like the ones that are less obvious so I’ve compiled a few top artists from 2012 and the songs you may not have heard from them.
1. Alex Clare hit the scene after his song “Too Close” was used for a Microsoft commercial. The video’s a bit confusing but there are plenty of songs off his album The Lateness of the Hour like “Hummingbird” that would make lovely unexpected songs.
2. Ellie Goulding’s song “Lights” was everywhere this past year but her sophomore album Halcyon, is a little more thoughtful. Check out the very tender song “Bittersweet” and listen for it in the upcoming Twilight soundtrack.
3. No Doubt is a household name we haven’t heard from in a while but with their first album in ten years, Push and Shove brings their signature style and a couple of great ballads. “Easy” is a great track for a loved one after their first single, “Settle Down.”
What was your song? Was it a hard decision or a no-brainer? Share your comments and suggestions so we can check out what you thought was perfect for your big day!