30 Day Song Challenge, Day 23: A Song You Want To Play At Your Wedding
The assumption that I’m getting married seems a bit off the mark right now, but in the spirit of things, I’ll give this some legitimate consideration. I’ll assume we’re talking the processional or at least the first dance, and not just “at some point during the reception,” because that would just get too broad. And I feel like the relationship will probably dictate things to a fairly large extent, so this is probably not particularly accurate. But with that caveat…
“The Origin of Love” is probably a bit dramatic — I’m thinking this should be a more subdued affair. “Je T’aime Moi Non Plus” is probably a bit risque to play in front of the family — I’ll save it for the wedding night. There are quite a few Fred Astaire tracks that spring to mind, but they’re mostly for relationships that are ending, not ones that are getting formalized (otherwise, “They Can’t Take That Away From Me” all the way). So where does that leave me (aside from taking this way too seriously, apparently).
I think it leaves me with The Magnetic Fields. Anyone that can pull off a consistently solid triple album about love probably has at least one wedding-worthy song, and “The Book of Love” fits the bill. Sweet, tuneful, self-deprecating and still pretty damn romantic. It’ll do.