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Cue the groom’s song January 30, 2009

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I found a new blog today; the writer is planning a wedding (or living on the outskirts of the planning) with his fiancee.  In one great post, he describes why he should get to come down the aisle to “Eye of the Tiger.”


Here’s an excerpt (fifth entry down):


“[Eye of the Tiger is] all about rising above adversity (dating) defeating a bitter rival (psycho ex-boyfriend) and ultimately triumphing when no one thought you could (getting married means I’m finally mature, right?).

The way I picture it is the second the first note blasts from the speakers, I kick open the doors and come trotting inside the room. As I make my way down the aisle, maybe I point at a couple people who believed in me, then get some high fives as I take my place up front.”


Awesome.  Groom’s often have cakes (Matt refuses, insisting–correctly–that the actual wedding cake is his, too), why not a special song that captures the moment for them?  I’d like to know what everyone’s song would be… this would be a good dinner party game.  For us, “Eye of the Tiger” is already taken, as it’s my thesis-writing song.


One Response to “Cue the groom’s song”

  1. Matt Says:

    So many choices! I browsed through my iTunes, and found a whole playlist of songs I could imagine using. I’ll try to whittle it down to a Top Five, but here’s a bunch that jumped out at me, for a number of different reasons. I roughly put them in order from least likely to most likely to use (granted, I haven’t even thought much about whether I would want entrance music, I just like a good list of songs).

    Immigrant Song — Led Zeppelin
    Ooh! My Soul — Little Richard
    Streets of Fire — New Pornographers
    Marry Me — The Drive-By Truckers
    My Heart Skips a Beat — Buck Owens
    Do Wah Diddy — Manfred Mann
    I Want You to Want Me — Dwight Yoakam
    Here to Go — Devo
    Rebel Rebel — David Bowie
    Harvest Moon — Neil Young
    Everybody’s Gonna Be Happy — The Kinks
    From Blown Speakers — New Pornographers
    6 AM Jullander Shere — Cornershop
    Jersey Girl — Tom Waits
    She Smiled Sweetly — The Rolling Stones
    The Story of My Life — Marty Robbins
    Pump it Up — Elvis Costello
    My Doorbell — The White Stripes
    Hell Yes — Beck
    Papa’s Got a New Bag — James Brown
    Sons & Daughters — The Decembrists
    Desire — Ben Lee
    Happy Song — Otis Redding
    The Ballad of El Goodo — Big Star
    Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) — The Arcade Fire
    Bernadette — The Four Tops

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