Here at Bridebird, music is crucial to our very essence. What I would obsess over at my wedding? The playlist. (Seriously; a likeminded friend just assembled 8 hours of music to play at his recent wedding, with different playlists at the ready in case people were bored, or sleepy, or pumped drunk.) In that spirit, we are thrilled to offer weekly playlists, inspired by a particular theme or feeling or pop cultural moment, that you can purchase over at Amazon. Our only request? To please purchase the music legally; stealing, just like a crappy DJ, is poor form. And we know, we know; we left something out/included a dumb song/generally have strange musical taste. Tell us all about it in the comments!
Introducing our first playlist, inspired by couples who have broken up and found their way back to each other. Lots of choices in this category, but we tried to go with recognizable, iconic songs for maximum sentimental impact. While we don’t advocate playing the entire list at your wedding, selecting a couple of songs would remind everyone just how far the two of you have come.
“Reunited” :: Peaches and Herb (oh P&H…this is a tagline for the ages)
“Open Arms” :: Journey (maybe not your wheelhouse, but karaoke freaks will dig it)
“If I Ain’t Got You” :: Alicia Keys (unclear whether she actually has him; does it matter?)
“Boys Don’t Cry” :: The Cure (until they do, when you dump them)
“The End of the Road” :: Boyz II Men (my seventh grade self did fist pumps when I heard this at a recent wedding)
“Hey There Delilah” :: Plain White T’s (bonus points if your name is, well, Delilah)
“We Can Work It Out” :: The Beatles (this could win you some approving nods from your elders)
“Against All Odds” :: Phil Collins (we’re bringing back this 80’s wedding standard bearer)
“White Flag” :: Dido (both of you have been very, very naughty)
“Let’s Stay Together” :: Al Green (you didn’t think we’d leave this one from the list?)