Help us plan our wedding: iPod Playlist

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Our iPod playlist might be one of the only things for our wedding we DIY.  (I’m not all about the stress on the big day.)  But hiring a DJ to play music seems silly when our venue can just plug an iPod into their speakers.  And this way we get to choose our own playlist.
What about guest requests?  I’m thinking we’ve got some basic ones covered.  I’m also thinking of including a line on the RSVPs for a favorite song they’d like to hear that night.  I’m also asking you if there’s any classics or not-so-classics that we missed.
Here’s our totally preliminary list, including some of our kids favorites, and some weird songs we just love, for the reception in no particular order:
  • You Say He’s Just a Friend by Biz Markie (great way to start the list, I know…)
  • Silver Springs by Fleetwood Mac
  • Only in Dreams by Weezer
  • YMCA by the Village People
  • The Electric Slide by…whoever.  We’ll find it.
  • Landslide by Fleetwood Mac
  • On Bended Knee by Boyz II Men
  • Carroll Brown by Flight of the Conchords
  • Happy Together by The Turtles
  • At Last by Etta Jones
  • Your Song by Elton John
  • Let Her Cry by Hootie and the Blowfish
  • Nice’n’Clean by Chromeo
  • Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey
  • Something by The Beatles
  • I’m a Believer by Smashmouth (yes, that version.)
  • Panic Station by Muse
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis
  • Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton
  • If I Could I Would by Phish
  • Untitled by Social Distortion
  • Jumper by Third Eye Blind
  • Little Talks by Of Monsters and Men
  • Island in the Sun by Weezer
  • Sugar Pie Honey Bunch by The Temptations
  • Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough by Michael Jackson (I don’t know about this one…)
  • Ripple by Grateful Dead
  • Love Away by Capital Cities
  • Miss You by The Rolling Stones
  • My Girl by The Temptations
  • Sweet Child O’ Mine by Guns’n’Roses
  • If You Could Only See by Tonic
  • Build Me Up Buttercup by The Foundations
  • Twist and Shout by The Beatles
  • Mirrors by Justin Timberlake
  • Nothing Without You by The Descendants
  • Mary Melody by Mad Caddies
  • I Believe in a Thing Called Love by The Darkness
  • Closing Time by SemiSonic
Also, I don’t know what our first dance should be.  We have our favorite couple bands.  But Fleetwood Mac is mostly sad, unrequitted love songs.  And Flight of the Conchords is just too inappropriate.
Thank you for leaving your suggestions in the comments!

20 thoughts on “Help us plan our wedding: iPod Playlist

  1. debtfreeoneday

    Love the fact that you’ll be using an IPod – we did the same. How about ‘Mr Brightside’ by The Killers for the playlist? For our first dance, we had ‘This is for lovers’ by Pete Doherty. Not a traditional choice but the hubby and I love that song!

    1. femmefrugality

      Oh, I like The Killers! I’ll have to try and convince my man, though. :p I like that Doherty song! And screw tradition, the song is about YOU. That’s all that matters in my opinion

  2. Matt Becker

    Our first dance was the acoustic version of Hey Ya. I kind of wish we had just gone the ipod route. We hired a friend and that was the one part of the party I was disappointed in.

    1. femmefrugality

      Two things:
      1.) I don’t know how we don’t have any Outkast on our list yet. That was a major oversight.
      2.) I love the acoustic idea! Maybe there’s an instrumental only version of a Flight of the Conchords song we could pull off.

    1. femmefrugality

      Oh, that’s a great one! And I love the wobble (and pretty much all line dances in general)…I’ll see if anyone knows how to do it! Another one I need to add to the list: Gangnam Style.

  3. Alexa

    I love a lot of the songs you have chose. “At Last” will always be one of my favorites. I also absolutely love “Crazy” by Kacey and JoJo, brings back good memories!

  4. areyagonnaeatthat

    I LOVE your playlist, especially I Believe in a Thing Called Love, Don’t Stop Believin’, and the Electric Slide (a wedding must!). That’s an awesome idea about putting a song request on the RSVP, I might have to borrow that from you. 🙂

  5. Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird

    Oooh this is a topic I’m VERY interested in. The BF and I are planning things even though we’re not engaged yet and I know we plan to use an iPod over a DJ. Are you going to have someone in control of the iPod to play certain songs at certain times?

    1. femmefrugality

      What we’re planning so far is to just have a playlist running the whole time. Then at key times we can have someone run and stop it and start it again. But that way no one will miss out on the night playing DJ. Haha, it sounds like a million things could go wrong when I write it out. I’ll have to let you know how it goes.


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