The Ultimate Rock Wedding Playlist
*Before you check out this list, you might want to read my instructions on how to build your wedding playlist so that you have everything flow smoothly regarding timing out the selections, etc.
Are you stuck for ideas and need some rocking song selections to give your wedding festivities a little flash and edge? Well you’re in luck, because below are all the songs I picked for our wedding, arranged in order of the ceremony. It has a little bit of everything, including new wave, britpop, alt-rock and indie, electronica, shoe gaze, glam rock,and more.
Many songs you’ll be familiar with, but I have several awesome under-the-radar tunes as well.
*Remember when getting your playlists together, always add more songs than you think you’ll need; that way if you go over your time you avoid dead air or repeats.
All the songs can be previewed of purchased on iTunes simply by clicking on the song title in the iTunes playlist below. Then check out the running order we used for our wedding, right below the playlist.
NOTE: For some reason some entries in top playlist were deleted. I’ve added the missing selections in the addendum playlist below:
CEREMONY running order:
“More Than This”-Roxy Music
“Friday I’m In Love”-The Cure
“Lady Stardust”-David Bowie
“The Promise”-When In Rome
“Pure”-The Lightning Seeds
“No Ordinary Love”-Sade
“Love Songs On The Radio”-Mojave 3
“Friday Night”-The Darkness
“Nothing’s Impossible” Depeche Mode
Bride & Groom: “Somebody”-Depeche Mode
Groom and Mother: “In Dreams”-Roy Orbison
Wife and Father : ” Lonestar” -Nora Jones
“Fall In Love With Me”-Booth And The Bad Angel
“I Guess I’m Floating”-M83
“June”-The Church (song 9 off ‘Forget Yourself Album)
“As The World Falls Down”-David Bowie
“Providence”-Jack Frost (only available on Amazon)
“Summer Running”-Billy Idol
“Waiting For The Siren’s Call”-New Order
“One Caress”-Depeche Mode
“Untitled 3″-Sigure Ros
“Pink Moon”-Nick Drake
“Under The Milky Way”-The Church
“Brother Wolf Sister Moon”-The Cult
“To The Sky”-The Cure
“Tonight, Tonight”-Smashing Pumpkins
“Love Of My Life”-Queen
“White Wedding”-Billy Idol
“I Go Crazy”-Flesh For Lulu
“It’s Tricky”-Run DMC
“I Want You To Want Me”-Cheap Trick
“Easy”-Faith No More
“She Sells Sanctuary”-The Cult
“Battleflag (Radio Edit; otherwise you get the F-bomb)-Lo-Fidelity Allstars
“World In My Eyes”-Depeche Mode
“So Alive”-Love and Rockets
“I Believe In A Thing Called Love”-The Darkness
“World Destruction”-Time Zone
“Save A Prayer”-Duran Duran
“Bizarre Love Triangle”-New Order
“Everyday Is Halloween”-Ministry
“Blue Monday”-New Order
“In-Between Days”-The Cure
“A Little Respect”-Erasure
“20th Century Boy”-T Rex
So that’s my list! I hope you find it of use and that it helped spark some ideas. What songs would you add to the mix, or for those already married, have used in your wedding?
And yes, I realized it was top-heavy with Depeche Mode, but since it’s our mutual favorite band, why not?
Want even more romantic rock music that isn’t cheesy or predictable? Be sure to read my Alternative Rock Valentine’s Day Playlist!
And for those planning a Halloween Party, check out my Halloween iTunes playlist.
And for those planning a Christmas/NY’s, etc, Holiday Party check out my Holiday Party Playlist.
And here’s my best list of summer tunes and rainy day playlist.
Also, check out my previous post on the power of the Mix-Tape for more insight into why my OCD lends itself to musical mixes.