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Flea
08-24-2007, 02:25 PM
So I'm getting married in about a month, and the reception site is including something called a 'champagne parade' in my package. From the description, the waiters come out and do some sort of show-tune-like presentation while they pour champagne.

I'm supposed to pick a song for it, and I haven't a clue. :confused: In the past, they've used Hot, Hot, Hot and Pink's Get the Party Started , or Celebration almost exclusively. They say something upbeat works best, which I'm fine with, but the fiancé hates all those tunes and I'm blanking.

Anyone know what this is who can recommend a good tune? :(

twickster
08-24-2007, 02:37 PM
Bryan Ferry:

I wear my heart on my sleeve
I'm not afraid
To say what I mean
Mean what I say...

Flea
08-24-2007, 02:56 PM
Bryan Ferry:

I wear my heart on my sleeve
I'm not afraid
To say what I mean
Mean what I say...
Never heard of him. Is it old? New? I can google it when I get home, I suppose. Thanks...

twickster
08-24-2007, 03:03 PM
Old -- 20 years +. Don't recall the album offhand.

Otto
08-24-2007, 06:53 PM
Sounds absolutely dreadful, but some suggestions:

Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
Love Shack - B-52s
Love Train - The O'Jays
Ray of Light - Madonna

Alice The Goon
08-24-2007, 08:24 PM
Housequake by Prince

Roller Coaster of Love by the Red Hot Chili Peppers

Dance Little Sister by Terrence Trent D'Arby

Rubystreak
08-24-2007, 09:02 PM
Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves

This is the song I came in the thread to recommend. VERY upbeat. It was on my wedding playlist.

Zebra
08-24-2007, 10:14 PM
I DO I DO I DO by ABBA

Teen Age Wedding by Chuck Berry (Pulp Fiction)

A Love Song from a Different Point of View by Jimmy Buffet

Saber Dance is pretty up beat as well.

koeeoaddi
08-24-2007, 10:19 PM
You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry (perfect upbeat wedding song)

It was a teenage wedding, and the old folks wished 'em well
You could see that Pierre did truly love the mademoiselle...

The Scrivener
08-24-2007, 10:45 PM
Well, what goes with champagne better than a Cole Porter classic? I'd go with "From This Moment On" or "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?". As much as I love the ebullience of "You're the Top!", there's a couple of lyrics in it that are unfortunately on-the-nose ironic right now (comparing one's love to the G.O.P. nominee and Lady Astor -- who just died at the age of 105).

There's contemporary covers of the first two on the compilation disk Red, Hot & Blue (1990), with Jimmy Sommerville doing "Moment" and The Thompson Twins doing "Millionaire".

Hockey Monkey
08-24-2007, 10:56 PM
I came in the thread to recommend Walking on Sunshine too! I think this is a third vote for it. It is definitely a feel good tune, and very upbeat.

Zebra
08-28-2007, 03:14 PM
Light and Day by the Polyphonic Spree would be pretty awesome.

Dolores Reborn
08-28-2007, 03:25 PM
How about Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen?

jjimm
08-28-2007, 03:27 PM
Where The Wild Roses Grow, Nick Cave.

cmkeller
08-28-2007, 03:39 PM
"Roam" by the B-52s.

Spice Weasel
08-28-2007, 03:53 PM
Ray of Light - Madonna

I'm pretty sure Ray of Light is about being overwhelmed by and missing out on life due to the constant stress and distraction of modern living. Upbeat music, sure, but not the most appropriate theme for a wedding.

Zephyr in the sky at night, I wonder
Do my tears of mourning sink beneath the sun?

Faster than a speeding light she's flying
Trying to remember where it all began

And I feel like I just got home,
And I feel like I just got home, etc.

The music video lends a lot of credence to this theory.

Oh, and so I'm not just being a nitpicky jackass, I'll nominate something else by Madonna that's really upbeat, but not depressing. Deeper and Deeper. Very fast tempo, happy dance song about romance and family.

When you know the notes to sing, you can sing most anything
That's what my Mama told me
Every little thing you do will end up coming back to you
I let my father mold me

<snip>

That's why
I can't help falling in love
I fall deeper and deeper the further I go
Kisses sent from heaven above
They get sweeter and sweeter the more that I know
The deeper I go

<snip>

Someone said that romance was dead
And I believed it instead of remembering
What my mama told me
Let my father mold me
Then you tried to hold me
You remind me what they said
This feeling inside
I can't explain
But my love is alive
And I'm never gonna hide it again

Otto
08-28-2007, 04:10 PM
I'm pretty sure Ray of Light is about being overwhelmed by and missing out on life due to the constant stress and distraction of modern living. Upbeat music, sure, but not the most appropriate theme for a wedding.
Well, it wasn't my first choice. Could've been worse though. Yonks ago I was in a record store behind someone looking for a song to be the first dance at her daughter's wedding. I was able to figure out she was looking for "Hold On" by Wilson Phillips and felt it important to point out that lyrics like "I know this pain / Why do you lock yourself up in these chains?" and "You've got no one to blame for your unhappiness / You got yourself into your own mess." not to mention the entire chorus weren't really the sort of sentiments to start a bride and groom off on a life together.

Arnold Winkelried
08-28-2007, 05:25 PM
Where The Wild Roses Grow, Nick Cave.
There's one in every crowd. :dubious:

my contribution:

The Communards - Don't Leave Me This Way

I think it's very catchy, and the lyrics would be appropriate
Refrain:
Oh, baby, my heart is full of love and desire for you
So come on down and do what you've got to do
You started this fire down in my soul
Now can't you see it's burning out of control
So come on down and satisfy the need in me
'Cos only your good loving can set me free

An Gadaí
08-28-2007, 06:12 PM
Where The Wild Roses Grow, Nick Cave.

You're sick. :D

ZipperJJ
08-28-2007, 08:25 PM
"For Once in my Life" - Stevie Wonder

Kythereia
08-28-2007, 09:40 PM
Mr. Blue Sky - ELO: not about romance, but it's happy and shiny and fun to bounce to.

Sugar Sugar - The Archies: if you cannot groove to this, you have no soul.

Accidentally in Love - Counting Crows: fabulous song for a wedding.

Congratulations! :D

Hunter Hawk
08-28-2007, 10:55 PM
It's Raining Men

some white dude
08-28-2007, 11:27 PM
Chocolate Rain?

OK, for serious now.

Queen - Don't Stop Me Now

Tonight I'm gonna have myself a real good time
I feel alive and the world it's turning inside out, yeah
I'm floating around in ecstasy
So don't stop me now don't stop me
'Cause I'm having a good time, having a good time

It's insanely upbeat after the intro. Plus it's about a gazillion times better than those songs they've used in the past.

foolsguinea
08-29-2007, 01:16 AM
Am I the only person who thinks maybe the fiancé isn't going to like anything they do? Pick a song he already dislikes, rather than ruining a song he likes with this twaddle.

That said, I think "Love Shack" might work.

DMark
08-29-2007, 01:41 AM
All Night Long - Lionel Ritchie

Puttin' On The Ritz - Taco

Jump - Pointer Sisters

Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen

Liberal
08-29-2007, 07:56 AM
Higher And Higher (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) — Bette Midler

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