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Wedding Songs - For ACOUSTIC Solo Act

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by mellowinman, Mar 27, 2013.


  1. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Minneapolis
    I need "love you forever" type songs that can be played by a moderately skilled acoustic player/singer. (me)

    I do a lot of great songs, but I just realized, most of them are heartbreak songs, and I doubt that's what this young lady wants.

    Help!
     
  2. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    From the other wedding song thread. These can be played acoustically.

    Marry Me - Train
    Home - Michael Buble
    The Wedding Song - Paul Stookey
    I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz
    Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
    Butterfly Kisses - Bob Carlisle
     
  3. modulusman

    modulusman Banned

    Jan 18, 2004
    montana
    I crushed her first... err I mean I love her first. By Heartland. Father /daughter dance.
     
  4. bassaram

    bassaram

    Dec 31, 2012
    Philadelphia, PA
    I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
     
  5. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    "She broke my heart, so I broke her jaw"? That's a nice one.;)

    +1 on Wonderful Tonight. Good song and easy.

    Don Henley's Heart of the Matter is another good one.
     
  6. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Minneapolis
    So far, that Train song looks do-able.

    Wonderful Tonight isn't really speaking to me, but I can easily pull it off.

    Michael Buble's "Home" looks do-able.

    I am considering also "Thank You," by Led Zeppelin (I've been doing it for years, and can really pull it off,) and maybe "Just the Way You Are," Billy Joel.

    I am still looking for more suggestions. That "Wedding Song" is HARD.
     
  7. bearfoot

    bearfoot

    Jan 27, 2005
    schenectady, ny
    Some ive done in weddings...

    Star of the County Down for a waltz

    Change the key for Bridge over Troubled Water if its too tenor for you

    Dan Fogelberg's 'Longer'

    Hmmm

    Beatles, 'In My Life' ?
    'Something' ?
    'And I Love Her' - challenging vocal
     
  8. sonicland

    sonicland

    Sep 4, 2004
    Beatles - All My Loving, I Will
    Bette Midler - The Rose
    Clint Black - Something That We Do
    Edwin McCain - I'll Be
    Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
    Elton John - Your Song
     
  9. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    Here are a few more.

    You've Got A Friend - the James Taylor version of the Carole King song
     
  10. bearfoot

    bearfoot

    Jan 27, 2005
    schenectady, ny
    If Ever I would leave You
     
  11. jonas_24112

    jonas_24112

    Jul 11, 2011
    To know love by Little Big Town. Perfect wedding song!!
     
  12. Fat Steve

    Fat Steve The poodle bites, the poodle chews it.

    Patience from GNR
    Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone by Bill Withers
    Old Number 7 from The Devil Makes Three (If the wedding is turning into a party)
     
  13. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Floyd - Wish You Were Here
     
  14. GBassNorth

    GBassNorth

    Dec 23, 2006
    SoCal
    Harvest Moon (Neil Young) on acoustic is easy and sounds great plus it's a sappy wedding type song, perfect for the bride/groom dance. Tom Petty probably has a few as well, maybe Learning to Fly. Then there's Keep Your Hands to Yourself by Georgia Satilites as a great song to play when the garter comes off. Six Blade Knife by Dire Straits might be an interesting choice later in the evening.
     
  15. Basswife

    Basswife

    Mar 25, 2013
    St. Louis
    What about Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis

    We had that one played acoustically at our wedding.
     
  16. Basswife

    Basswife

    Mar 25, 2013
    St. Louis
  17. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Minneapolis
    This really helped, because it had House at Pooh Corner on it. No, I'm not going to do that one, but years (and YEARS) ago, I used to do a pretty good "Danny's Song," and just by remembering that, I remembered I also did a pretty decent "Annie's Song."

    I'm not the quickest at learning a new song, lyrics, chords, etc; adding a little bit of instrumentation, and then NAILING it with proper emotion, etc, so whenever I can "re-learn" one, it helps SO very much.

    This is getting to be one helpful little thread.

    Thanks to EVERYBODY, and keep 'em coming!

    I still have a bit of time for this wedding, and this is a very nice young lady, who is counting on me!
     
  18. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    A few more to check out. These are great wedding songs!

    Love Of My Life - Dan Hill


    Lady - Kenny Rogers or Lionel Richie version

    More Than Words - Extreme

    You might also want to check out some Air Supply, Little River Band, and England Dan & John Ford Coley songs.
     
  19. bearfoot

    bearfoot

    Jan 27, 2005
    schenectady, ny
    TOM WAITS - Picture in a Frame

    seriously this one is perfect
     

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