Alrighty, here's the first draft of the wedding music list. I've got it separated into dinner and dancing, though I think that some of the songs are interchangeable. The ones that I'm pretty sure about will be in black and the maybes in lighter gray. Comments and suggestions are always appreciated.
Aerosmith - Amazing: This is going to be our song. Three cheers for the power ballad.
Colin Hay - Beautiful World: Currently, this is the only song I like for the father-daughter dance. Obviously, I'd like something meaningful, but the music we really shared was The Beach Boys (can't think of any cheerful slow songs), and Dirty Dancing and Top Gun (any slow songs would be creepy to dance to with my dad). In any case, I'll be going through my dad's Rod Stewart sings the classics CD this Thanksgiving and one way or another this song will be in the wedding lineup.
The Aquabats - Tiny Pants
Billy Idol - White Wedding: A wedding classic. You know, maybe I should add "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" to the list just for kicks.
Blood, Sweat & Tears - Lucretia MacEvil: This one may not be wedding appropriate. I'm kind of up in the air about it at the moment.
Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, and Sting - All for One, All for Love: I love this song. Three big singers with nearly identical voices, each feeling like they're putting their own special something into the song.
Cake - Stickshifts and Safetybelts: This may wind up a dinner song. We're big Cake fans in the A&R household.
Cake - Sheep Go to Heaven
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun: R really despises this song, so I might take it out for his sake.
DecembeRadio - Love Found Me
Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Right Around: Can you tell that I like "The Wedding Singer"?
The Ditty Bops - Sister Kate: Aside from really liking this song, I really want to see people try to dance '20's style. The guests are all there for my entertainment, right?
Eddie Rabbitt - I Love a Rainy Night
Enrique Iglesias - Oyeme
Garbage - Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go)
Guillemots - Trains to Brazil: Another song that I like but may not be danceable. It might be moved to dinner music.
Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing
J. Geils Band - Centerfold
Journey - Any Way You Want It
Karl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting: This reminds me of when R and I first got together. It was basically the background music to our falling for each other.
Lonestar - Must Be Love: R hates country, but this hardly counts.
Men at Work - Land Down Under: I tried Vegemite because of this song.
Nena - 99 Red Balloons
Oingo Boingo - Goodbye, Goodbye
Paul Simon - Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard: R really doesn't care for Paul Simon, so this one is definitely a maybe.
The Presidents of the United States of America - Lump
The Presidents of the United States of America - Video Killed the Radio Star: "The Wedding Singer" strikes again!
Proclaimers - I Would Walk 500 Miles: You know, from the song selection so far one would hardly believe that I barely remember the '80s.
Puffy AmiYumi - Friends Forever
Puffy AmiYumi - Planet Tokyo
Puffy AmiYumi - Joining a Fan Club
Rascal Flatts - Love You Out Loud
Reel Big Fish - Ban the Tube Top
Reel Big Fish - Sell Out
Reel Big Fish - She Has a Girlfriend Now: If only to bother my mom and her relatives, who think homosexuality goes against the Bible.
Reel Big Fish - Somebody Hates Me
Rocky Horror Picture Show - Time Warp: Hey, you've got to have at least one song with a silly dance you can make everyone dance to.
Save Ferris - The World is New
Shaimus - All of This
Spin Doctors - Two Princes
Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
They Might be Giants - The Sun is a Mass of Incandescent Gas
Venga Boys - Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom
Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
Stay tuned for Part 2 tomorrow!