Alternative Wedding Songs?

One of my really good friends is getting married and SOON! I am helping her gets some wedding music together before the big day. She and I have similar tastes and that does not include country songs... I mean, we like country but she wants something a little different- not like the cliqued songs of weddings (you know the ones).

Any couple of answers help!


P.S.: I would like to hear of Alternative Rock songs too.. I heart those type of songs.

5 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    I'm a little confused on what you're asking for, but since I already have this list together from my MOH (she prepared it for her sister last year, and I have yet to tweak it) feel free to get some ideas.

    80’s and 90’s music

    It’s Raining Men (The Weather Girls) (for the garter toss)

    Jessie’s Girl (Rick Springfield)

    Love and Affection (The Nelsons)

    Footloose (Kenny Logins)

    Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)

    Don’t Stop ‘til You Get Enough (Michael Jackson)

    You Spin Me Round (Dope)

    Pour Some Sugar On Me (Def Leopard)

    Take Me Home Tonight (Eddie Money)

    Everybody Have Fun Tonight (Wang Chung)

    Anyway You Want It (Journey)

    Don’t Stop Believing (Journey)

    What is Love? (Haddaway)

    Hurt So Good (John Cougar)

    Shook Me All Night Long (AC/DC)

    Wake Me Up Before You Go Go (Wham!)

    Living on a Prayer (Bon Jovi)

    We Built This City (Jefferson Starship)

    Your Love (The Outfield)

    Let’s Hear it for the Boy (Cindy Lauper)

    She’s Got the Look (Roxette)

    Love Songs

    Open Arms (Journey)

    Faithfully (Journey)

    Take My Breathe Away (Berlin)

    By My Side (Ben Harper)

    Your Song (Elton John)

    Love a Woman (Bryan Adams)

    Everything I Do I Do for You (Bryan Adams)

    Heaven (Bryan Adams)

    When You Love Someone (Bryan Adams)

    Come Away with Me (Nora Jones)

    All My Life (KC and Jojo)

    Honey and the Moon (Joseph Arthur)

    Crazy Love (Van Morrison)

    Tupelo Honey (Van Morrison)

    The Way You Look Tonight (Tony Bennett)

    Fly Me To The Moon (Tony Bennett)

    Unchained Melody (Righteous Brothers)

    Secret Garden (Bruce Springstein)

    When a Man Loves a Woman (Percy Sledge)

    I Wanna Take Forever Tonight (Peter Centera)

    Right Here Waiting For You (Richard Marx)

    Now and Forever (Richard Marx)

    You are Everything (Stylistics)

    Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton)

    This Years Love (David Gray)

    Sky Blue and Black (Jackson Brown)

    My Funny Valentine (Frank Sinatra)

    Moon River (Frank Sinatra)

    When You’re Smiling (Dean Martin)

    When Did You Fall In Love With Me (Chris Rice)


    It’s In His Kiss (The Supremes?)

    Sugar Pie Honey Bunch (The Temptations)

    Great Balls of Fire (Jerry Lee Lewis)

    If You Wanna Be Happy for the Rest of Your Life (Jimmy Soul)

    Buttercup (The Foundations)

    I Got You Babe (Sunny and Cher)

    Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You (Frank Valli)

    Going to the Chapel (the Dixie cups?)

    Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison)

    Do You Love Me (Now that I can Dance) (The Contours)

    The Twist (Chubby Checker)

    Danger Zone (Kenny Loggins)

    Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)

    Come and Get Your Love (Leon Redbone)

    Pop and Hip Hop songs

    It’s Tricky (Run DMC)

    In da Club (50 Cent)

    Dontcha (Pussycat Dolls)

    My Humps (Black Eyed Peas)

    Meet Me at the Alter (Jagged Edge)

    Gold Digger (Jamie Foxx)

    Sexy Back (Justin Timberlake)

    Rock Your Body (Justin Timberlake)

    Summer Love (Justin Timberlake)

    Crazy (Gnarles Barkley)

    The Humpty Dance (Digital Underground)

    Can’t Touch This (MC Hammer)

    Ice Ice Baby (Vanilla Ice)

    Funky Cole Medina (Tone Loc)

    Bust a Move (Young MC)

    She Wants to Move (NERD)

    CA love (2Pac)

    Yea (Usher)

    Big Butts (Sir Mix A Lot)

    Jump on it (Sir Mix A Lot)

    Toxic (Britney Spears)

    Baby One more Time (Britney Spears)

    Don’t Stop the Beat (Junior Senior)

    Ditty (Paper Boy)

  • 4 years ago

    I went to a wedding where the bride walked in to Sarah McLachlan's "Ice Cream." And at the end, they walked out to Johnny Clegg's "I Know Why The Dog Howls At the Moon." They are both perfect wedding songs. (If you aren't familiar with the Clegg song, you should look up the lyrics. Beautiful. Not really about dogs or howling or moons!) Congratulations!

  • 1 decade ago

    I am a Wedding Coordinator and I have found that "Yakity Sax" is gaining in huge popularity for the recessional song. It's different, all right, and it really "breaks the ice" of a serious wedding which gets your guests (and wedding party) in the mood to go party at the reception.

    Couples alway say it's a real stress reliever, too.

    If it's not your cup of joe for the ceremony, try surprising everyone at the rehearsal!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Living on a prayer- Jon bonjovi

    Heard it at a wedding only last week.

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  • 1 decade ago

    How about "Don't want to miss a thing," by Areosmith

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