13th November 2017
Throwback 90s Tunes for Your Wedding
The ‘90s was the decade of grunge, with now-classic rock tunes forever embedding themselves into our hearts and minds. But if you came of age in the years of Nirvana, the Beastie Boys and Take That (hey! I had eclectic tastes!), you might want to include some of your favourite (and cheesiest) beats into your special day.
1. FOR PREP: WANNABE BY THE SPICE GIRLS
Any list which starts with the Spice Girls has got to be spot on. Right? Right?? Anyway, celebrate your friendship with the words: “If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends/Making love’s forever, friendship never ends.” Today is the day you marry the love of your life, but it’s also a day which you share with the lovely ladies who have enriched every moment.
2. FOR THE CEREMONY: I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU BY WHITNEY HOUSTON
Yes, you queued up at the cinema to watch Kevin Costner in The Bodyguard, with makeup covering your 14-year old underage self, and hoping the stern usher would not turn you away. So, what better way to celebrate your current love than by reminiscing about that older one you had a crush on?
3. FIRST DANCE: SHE BY ELVIS COSTELLO
There’s nothing more romantic than the lyrics to this Elvis Costello cover version of a song written by Charles Aznavour and Herbert Kretzmer in 1974, and released as part of the Notting Hill soundtrack in the late 90s. “She maybe the reason I survive / The why and wherefore I'm alive / The one I'll care for through the rough in many years.” Swoon!
4. ON THE DANCEFLOOR: RHYTHM IS A DANCER BY SNAP
You danced to this in Axis (before it was a shopping centre), when the air was thick with smoke (from cigarettes) and the music so loud you still heard ringing in your ears as you ate a breakfast-come-lunch at 12 o’clock the following day. Get your dancing shoes on and watch your younger (cooler) cousins and nephews and nieces cover their faces in embarrassment.
5. AS YOU LEAVE: LIVIN’ LA VIDA LOCA BY RICKY MARTIN
Start as you mean to go on.
6. YOUR FIRST NIGHT: BABY ONE MORE TIME BY BRITNEY SPEARS
Do we need to say anything else? And don’t forget the school girls’ costume…
7. AND A BONUS TRACK FOR THE PLANNING STAGE - WHEN YOU HIT THOSE LOWS AND ARE ANGRY…: SABOTAGE BY BEASTIE BOYS
Just don’t do anything you will regret. The 90s are over and you no longer have the excuse of ‘I’m young and stupid’ to give to the arresting officer.