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Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by Anakinnnn, Nov 12, 2006.
Although it's not very metal, I am going to have Amaran's Plight " I Promise You" at my wedding.
Yeah, I'm trying to make a CD of all possible first dance songs. I really would have loved to do a Kamelot song since they're one of our favorite bands but all the slow songs are so sad but I've yet to hear all their bonus tracks. The Conception one is a possibility though. Therion was also another one that just didn't have any fitting music. I do have a few nonmetal songs. Only because I was a huge Corrs fan many years ago and their unplugged version of At Your Side is a great song. Plus Brian is Irish so they're a fitting band.
I'm glad some other folks suggested "This Heart Of Mine (I Pledge)." I thought I was the only one who loved that song! Aside from that song, I would check out Adagio's "Promises," Brave's "Falling Into Bliss," and Dreamscape's "All I Need." Those are all very heartfelt ballads. If you're looking for something in the vein of Firehouse's "Love Of A Lifetime" (another great selection, even if it's used often), I would go with Lynch Mob's "Dream Until Tomorrow." It's a little more upbeat, but it's a beautiful song. I also like Dokken's "I've Found." It's an acoustic ballad that sums up a lot relationships. There's my two cents.
Stay metal. Never rust.
Gotta agree on that one...
It's not metal, but it's from a great, classic prog band:
"The More We Live (Let Go)" by Yes.
It's a beautiful song, the lyrics are COMPLETELY appropriate IMHO, and I think it would be a great "first dance" sort of song. I always felt like it *should* be a wedding song, honestly...
Here's a link to the lyrics:
The More We Live (Let Go) - Yes
It's one of my favorite Yes songs, though it's from one of their worst CDs (Union). Check it out...I think you'll like it.
ROFLMAO!!!! What a way to describe the song! Appropriate, but somehow hilarious!
So here's what I have so far:
Wedding Party entrance: Ric Flair Theme
Bride & Groom entrance: Europe - Final Countdown (hey.. um.. Glenn... Think you could send me like the first 2 minutes of the Floor cover from the All Star Jam????? *puppydogeyes*)
Blind Guardian - Bard Song (going to cut off the second half that starts getting heavy)
Edenbridge - Empire of the Sun
Green Carnation - Six Ribbons (possibly Child's Play Part 3 too)
Opeth - Den Ständiga Resan (it's in another language so no one will understand the sad lyrics).
Raintime - Beat It
Volbeat - I Only Wanna Be With You
And of course stuff like Journey, Guns N Roses, Queen, & Bon Jovi. Dancing songs are hard unless they're well known enough or covers because few people at our wedding listens to our type of music so it's not like we could even get 10 people to recognize a song.
I also want to toss in After Forever's cover of Heart's Alone but it's kind of sad
Another possible one is Edenbridge's For Your Eyes Only. Not sure where that'd fit best though. It doesn't have the best beat for a slow dance song.
My wife and I danced to Ten's Til The End of Time
Include some oldies for the older folks (the 'rents, etc.). I think everyone had a blast dancing to The Twist and stuff like that at our wedding. It's hard to dance to metal.
Though the image of KimK doing the Twist with my stepdad has yet to fade from memory... no matter how hard I try to beat it out...
Adagio does a cover of "Fame" ...that's always a good dancing song! And most people know the Irene Cara version.
Skid Row - I Remember You maybe?
I will immediately check this out as I love that song. Oddly enough I've had Out Here On My Own in my head all day.
And Shaye, I'm making sure to get a decently well rounded list for the DJ. So far I've got a bunch of songs like You Spin Me Round, Sweet Caroline, Paradise by the Dashboard Light, Take Me Home Tonight, Come on Eileen, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, 1963 (Oh What A night), and a bunch of other must haves. Though there will be no YMCA. I'm putting all songs with actual defined hand movements/dance steps on the Do Not Play list.
Don't forget "Maniac" which was covered this year by Firewind.
I too found this thread as one of my first resources when searching online for "heavy metal wedding" when Nick and I got engaged back in April.
We've got a few ideas for songs thus far (all subject to change, of course):
Wedding Party Entrance:
Lift You Up - Gotthard
Anarchy X - Queensryche
Couple's First Dance:
Für Immer - Warlock
(Sidenote - When Nick and I first started dating, we selected "Forever" by Kiss as "our song." It's interesting that even after our music interests have shifted slightly over the last 6 years to more power and true metal, the song that we pick as "our song" still means "Forever.")
(Thanks for mentioning this. I hadn't even thought about those songs yet. I'll have to put some more thought into this one.)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Beat It - Raintime (I like this idea so I'm stealing it. )
Invisible Touch - Genesis
If Looks Could Kill - Heart
Our Time Now - Lana Lane
Kiss Me Deadly - Lita Ford
One Step Away - Ratt
Eversleeping - Xandria
And of course the stuff most folks know like Kiss, GnR, Journey, Judas Priest, Scorpions, The Eagles, AC/DC, Motley Crüe, Poison, etc. We also have quite a collection of good metal covers of other songs that we can throw in as well - good call on that idea. Thankfully, we're getting the DJ from Baltimore's Ottobar's Metal Monday (a friend of ours) to be our DJ for the wedding, so it's not like we're hiring a regular DJ who has no clue about metal, let alone what we like specifically.
Thankfully most of our friends are also into metal (or at least classic rock which has some crossover), and Nick and I like a wide variety of music, so we won't have too much trouble picking songs that most folks will like.
I'm also thinking about using Silk and Steel or Exit Music by Savatage somewhere in the actual wedding ceremony, since we don't just want a metal reception, we want a total metal wedding. (Although I'm not sure how well that's going to work with my parents wanting us married Catholic :Smug.
Some other "Metal Wedding" ideas that we've come up with thus far:
* Wedding Colors - Silver and Gunmetal with accents (flowers, ribbons, etc.) or black and red
* Nick's Tux (and possibly his best man's too) - black leather tux
* Cake - White Savatage guitar cake with red roses wrapped around the neck (Top tier to save for our first anniversary? - We'll save the headstock. )
* Favors - match packs with "A Match Made In Metal" printed on the outside with our names and wedding date
I thoroughly support this statement! No line dances at my wedding, no Chicken-Dance and no "Dollar Dance." (People give you wedding gifts anyway. I don't need to dance around the room and beg them for more money.)
lol, good move. However, stress to the DJ how much you REALLY don't want those songs--the only thing on our DNP list was Lynrd Skynrd (we got married in Alabama) and sure enough, we walk in and there goes "Sweet Home Alabama." he can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe my words were something like "Mike, go, kill, now." :Smug:
We used Silk and Steel (along with a few other instrumentals, incl. Dryad of the Woods by PoS) as "seating music" and it worked VERY well. I think you could put SaS in just about anywhere, even in a non-metal wedding, and it would work nicely.
Y'all just have to make sure to post pictures and descriptions of what you wind up using and how it goes.
The only difference between now and then, I believe, is that your smiley looked more like this: :Shedevil:
A good song for your wedding would be "I walk beside you" by Dream Theatre. An absolutely beautiful song, the lyrics are really fitting. It is a bit more uptempo like song but I would still use it as a 1st dance or even to walk down the aisle!!!!
A lot of people have good ideas on this post though!!!
Came here to post this. Also "Dryad of the Woods".
I agree with you. My wife and I actually dance to their song "All of Me" another perfect wedding song