Tuesday Tunes: The soundtrack

As in the soundtrack for our eventual wedding. Yep.

You are privileged indeed.

First off, I want to walk down the aisle to Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You, just as the brass starts.

I know, I know. There are so many great versions. The original…the Muse version… the Heath Ledger version, which is especially close to my heart. I see him and Julia Stiles in that movie – one of the first I ever saw at the cinema – as a precursor to Jessica and Marcus in the Sloppy Firsts series (how good would they have been to play the characters in a film adaptation?). In turn, I see Jessica and Marcus as having so many parallels to me and T for a host of reasons.

So I told him this. To which he responded: “Why can’t you just be NORMAL?”

I thought you knew who you were marrying, boy.

I was never going to go for Here Comes the Bride, was I? (It’s a bit overdone…) Fun fact: in our early semi-courtship, for some reason, I found myself humming that tune quite frequently when we were together. I still have no idea why.

Also to feature, though in what order I haven’t given any thought to yet:

Spandeau Ballet – True
Mudvayne – Happy
Kylie Minogue – Love at First Sight
Aerosmith – Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing
Th’ Dudes – Be Mine Tonight
Eric Clapton – Layla
Queen – Crazy Little Thing
Train – Drops of Jupiter
Jason Mraz – Lucky
Heart – Crazy on You
Elton – Tiny Dancer
Elton – Your Song
Michael Buble – Everything
Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely
Lionel Richie – Hello?
Lionel Richie – All Night Long
Bon Jovi – Livin’ on a Prayer
Jet – Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
Beatles – Twist and Shout
U2 – The Sweetest Thing
Goo Goo Dolls – Iris
Vanessa Williams – Saved the Best for Last
Goodshirt – Sophie
Whitney Houston – How Will I Know
Janis Joplin – Take Another Little Piece Of My Heart
Damien Rice – Cannonball
Michael Jackson – You Rock My World
Paramore – The Only Exception
Savage Garden – Truly, Madly, Deeply
Powderfinger – My Happiness
Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse of the Heart
Seal – Kiss from a Rose
Richard Marx – Right Here Waiting
Foo Fighters – Everlong
Guns n Roses – Sweet Child O’Mine
JT – My Love
JT – Love Stoned
Elton – The Way You Look Tonight

Also (and no, this is not a pisstake; I grew up in the age of boybands)

NSYNC – It’s Gonna Be Me. Hell yes.

(Full playlist here. Another privilege – my YouTube account, for what that’s worth, which isn’t a whole lot.)

One thought on “Tuesday Tunes: The soundtrack

  • Reply Buck Inspire October 6, 2011 at 03:09

    Oh man, I sang Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You, some of it, to my wife in front of our bridal party before we got married. That Heath and Julia Stiles scene is pretty cool. What’s wrong with not being normal? Haha. Your soundtrack is awesome. Just between you and me, boy bands have some danceable tunes and who doesn’t like getting up to dance? When’s the big day? Exciting times, soak in every moment!

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