Whilst it is fun thinking about what you would play at your wedding reception there’s also songs you may want to put aside for the transport to and from the wedding venue, the first dance, the ceremony and perhaps even when you are getting prepared.
You may want to think about the venue, the atmosphere and mood when it comes to selecting your songs. Now that marriage equality has been legislated, l bet those lists are going to incorporate some powerful lyrics. We have put together some you may want to include, some that have messages about equality and some for pure celebration.
Do you remember this in Will & Grace? Will is singing the song in the mirror while shaving, to which Grace quips, "We're just like fifty men and a mirror ball away from being a gay disco”.
If you never thought marriage equality would happen in your lifetime, “Finally” sums up everyone’s feelings up perfectly.
“Love On Top”
“All the Single Ladies”
“Like A Virgin”
After seeing three drag queens impersonate Ross at a New York discotheque, Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards were inspired to write something for her gay fandom. Ross almost got cold feet releasing it, luckily she didn’t.
"I Will Survive”
“Dancing On My Own
“Show Me Love”
Tegan & Sara
“Don’t Leave Me This Way”
This Motown Hot 100 No. 1 hit was appropriated by the gay community as an anthem for friends lost to the AIDS epidemic. As part of a commissioned ’public space statement’, artist Nayland Blake juxtaposed the title of the song against an image of a bouquet of flowers with their tangled roots showing.
Carly Rae Jepsen
The uber-fabulous Sylvester was so beloved by the San Francisco gay community that they gave him a standing ovation at the 1988 Castro Street Fair that lasted more than 10 minutes.
“I Still Love You”
This was released just before the Supreme Court landmark decision in the USA and it has become a hit the reception dance floor.
"Stay With Me"
While the four members of Sister Sledge are actual sisters, the song took on a deeper meaning with the gay community being one big family.
“Got To Be Real”
“Thinking Out Loud”
“Shape Of You”