*** For anyone that wants to make their wedding music as rebelliously righteous as the 1990s ->
Alternative Music was one of my earliest loves. The album artwork from THE SMASHING PUMPKINS and FOO FIGHTERS was rebelliously stuck to my bedroom walls with scotch tape, . My favourite albums were stacked high in CD towers that were chronologically organized. And just above my desk was a cork board where push pins held up used tickets from my favourite concerts. To me, alternative music in the mid-90s was as cool as it got. 25 years later, these songs amazingly still pop up on wedding playlists. And every time they do I get so incredibly excited! Bands like FOO FIGHTERS, RADIOHEAD and THE SMASHING PUMPKINS were absolutely everywhere at the time, created some of the greatest artistic albums of a generation and are still so much fun to sing along to with friends who share a love for the now retro "90s counter culture". There is sometime exciting and rebellious about performing these amazing little tunes at weddings. Being that they are not "common wedding songs", hearing these classic tunes pop up will inspire every one of your guests who share a passion for this rebellious genre. This week we have compiled a list of our favourites from all 3 decades, highlighting all of the songs we love to include in our lists of Cocktail, Dinner and Dance music alike. In the list below that includes over 50 of our favourites we have included the 1980s NEW WAVE origins of the alternative rock genre, all of our favourite 1990s ALTERNATIVE ROCK favourites, stretching to the later manifestations of the genre that morphed into what we now know as 2000s INDIE ROCK.
1980's NEW-WAVE ALTERNATIVE What started with punk and new-wave in the early 80s, morphed into a new hybrid known as Alternative Music by the end of the decade. Largely replacing synthesizers with guitars, the music became grittier and matched the honesty and truth the lyrics were trying to convey.
Love Cats - The Cure With Or Without You - U2 The End Of The World As We Know It - REM 500 Miles - The Proclaimers Jane Says - Jane's Addiction Here Comes Your Man - The Pixies Roam - The B-52s Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears For Fears Once In A Lifetime - Talking Heads Blister In the Sun - Violent Femmes Train In Vain - The Clash Dancing With Myself - Billy Idol Don't Get Me Wrong - The Pretenders Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - The Police Freefallin - Tom Petty Walk Of Life - Dire Straits Having An Average Weekend - Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet
1990's ALTERNATIVE ROCK These are the most important songs released
Dammit - Blink 182 Buddy Holly - Weezer Today - The Smashing Pumpkins Wonderwall - Oasis Mr. Jones - Counting Crows Laid - James You Learn - Alanis Morissette One Headlight - The Wallflowers Semi-Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind 3am - Matchbox 20 Betterman - Pearl Jam Karma Police - Radiohead In The Meantime - Speacehog Courage - The Tragically Hip Interstate Love Song - Stone Temple Pilots Brian Wilson - Barenaked Ladies No Rain - Blind Melon Every Morning - Sugar Ray
2000s INDIE ROCK The genre lives on into the 21st Century thanks to artists like The White Stripes, The Killers and Franz Ferdinand, helping bring rise to the genre of INDIE ROCK . Best left until the end of the party, these songs will magically transport you to younger days and remind you of all the dance moves you thought you had forgotten.
All Star - Smash Mouth Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand Float On - Modest Mouse All These Things I Have Done - The Killers Ho Hey - The Lumineers I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons All My Life - Foo Fighters Can't Stop - Red Hot Chili Peppers My Friends Over You - New Found Glory The Boys Of Summer - The Ataris Rebellion (Lies!) - Arcade Fire I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness Lonely Boy - The Black Keys Gimme Sympathy - Metric Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon Head Full Of Dreams - Coldplay