Alternative Wedding Songs

November 12, 2019

I love Alternative Music! In the 90s the album artwork was stuck to my angsty 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.  

Seeing any of these songs from my youth pop up on wedding playlists always makes me so very happy. It's exactly the same feeling you might get when you see a stranger who also watches your favourite show on Netflix...it's like meeting long lost family!

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 always surprises and inspires any party with equally rebellious Alternative-loving guests.

Alternative Music, while it seemed new in the 90s, was actually a progression from the 80s New Wave and 70s Glam-Rock before it. Artists that were bold enough to walk a new path, take chances and create amazing music that had never been heard before.

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.

Tune up your electric guitars and fire up your synth pads, this party is about to get interesting!

 


1990's ALTERNATIVE ROCK ART

BUDDY HOLLY - Weezer
FRIDAY I'M IN LOVE - The Cure
DON'T LOOK BACK IN ANGER - Oasis
TONIGHT TONIGHT - Smashing Pumpkins
MR. JONES - Counting Crows
LAID - James
YOU LEARN - Alanis Morissette
ONE HEADLIGHT - The Wallflowers
SEMI-CHAMRED LIFE - Third Eye Blind
3AM - Matchbox 20
WONDERWALL - Oasis
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

 


1980's NEW WAVE

DON'T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME - Simple Minds
ONCE IN A LIFETIME - Talking Heads
JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH - Depeche Mode
BLISTER IN THE SUN - Violent Femmes
ROCK THE CASBAH - The Clash
SAFETY DANCE - Men Without Hats
HERE COMES YOUR MAN - The Pixies
DANCING WITH MYSELF - Billy Idol
A LITTLE RESPECT - Erasure
LOVE CATS - The Cure
RAPTURE - Blondie
DON'T YOU WANT ME - Human League
EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD - Tears for Fears
COME ON EILEEN - Dexy's Midnight Runners
ROAM - The B-52s
THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT - REM
EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC - The Police


1970s HARD ROCK GLAM
REBEL REBEL - David Bowie

SATURDAY NIGHT'S ALRIGHT - Elton John
PSYCHO KILLER - Talking Heads
EVIL WOMAN - E.L.O.
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY - Queen

WON'T GET FOOLED AGAIN - The Who
SULTANS OF SWING - Dire Straits
WALKING ON THE MOON - The Police
ALL I CAN DO - The Cars
NO MORE MR. NICE GUY - Alice Cooper
STRUTTER - Kiss
GIVE A LITTLE BIT - Supertramp
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN - Led Zepplin
RIDERS OF THE STORM - The Doors
BAND ON THE RUN - Wings


 

 

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