Help Wanted: Wedding Music Mix : All Songs Considered by Bob Boilen Let's help out a fellow All Songs listener Kevin Hill. He writes: "I'm getting married on Saturday and we aren't getting a DJ, but rather were relying on our friends to suggest songs for us to play. This strategy has been less tha...
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Help Wanted: Wedding Music Mix

Let's help out a fellow All Songs listener Kevin Hill. He writes: "I'm getting married on Saturday and we aren't getting a DJ, but rather were relying on our friends to suggest songs for us to play. This strategy has been less than fruitful. While we have some songs picked out, it probably isn't enough for a whole evening of enjoyment.

"So, my request is for whoever reads this to go around and ask the excellent crowd of audiophiles at the All Songs Considered team what songs they would play at a wedding. Danceable would be a plus, but not required. Mood should be up rather than down. Our tastes are pretty eclectic, so feel free to give anything a shot.

"Even if you guys can't come up with anything, know you've already helped by playing 'The Twist' by Frightened Rabbit which is now on the list."

I'd suggest taking a look at Carrie Brownstein's blog post about being a wedding DJ, or this one from Robin Hilton

I don't know you guys but for some reason "Heartbeats" by The Knife popped into my head.

Come on everyone, let's give Kevin and the love of his life, the party of his life. And Kevin, tell us how it goes.