February 11, 2005

Ring tones

Readers with long memories will remember that Rose and I hate it when wedding DJs play songs that are in fact highly inappropriate for weddings -- like, say, Whitney's Houston's "I Will Always Love You". Some people take care to avoid such songs, but apparently, not enough of them, so the Dublin Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre has stepped in to help. I agree that "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" is a terrible wedding song, but their list of "suitable" tunes is, well, a bit drippy:

On Eagles' Wings
Morning Has Broken
Wherever You Go
Lord of the Dance
Set your Heart On The Higher Gifts
Tabhair Dom Do Lámh
We Praise You O Lord
Ave Maria
Give Me Joy in My Heart

The lesson here is: don't entrust your wedding playlist to anyone. Rose and I handpicked all the songs played at our wedding. To see what we found appropriate (admittedly, our standards are different than many people's), check out the tracklist for the highlights CD.

Posted by Francis at 03:10 PM | TrackBack

Oh boy, do I know what you're talking about. When Someone and I got married recently we spent an inordinate amount of time picking out songs for our definitely pre-recorded music mix. (Of which we ended up actually playing about one-third, as it happened.) For our first dance, we settled on Alison Krauss' "When you say nothing at all" - which again was an interesting choice, as our dance teacher insisted we waltz to it. Actually a really nice first dance tune, though I fear it's going to become the most overplayed first dance ever. BTW, remind me shortly before Con and I'll bring you a copy of our favor disc, which is not so much about weddings as about Macon, GA.

Posted by: David. at February 13, 2005 02:18 PM

Hmm. I think that these are songs for the ceremony ... And the first two, and Ave Maria, are really really fun to sing.

And yes, I am procrastinating by reading through your archive, why do you ask?

Posted by: Erin at August 23, 2005 01:58 PM