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(photo by: Nathalie Rodriguez)

‘Tis the season…for weddings.  Finding a good list of songs that don’t ooze with cheese to be played at your wedding reception while everyone is eating and waiting in line to grab a tasty beverage can take a few months to find.  This list doesn’t include the crowd pleasers that will get your granny on the dance floor, but will make a few of your equally, music-yolked friends want a burnt copy of the mostly indie tunes.  Plus, it will check one more item off the long list of worries.  The Laura Marling song/video for “Rest In the Bed” has not been recorded or released yet.  Even if you want “Rest In the Bed” for your first dance and email Marling’s manager with your pitiful plea for a recording, you’re waisting your time (I already tried).  UPDATE: Laura Marling’s “Rest In the Bed” will be on her album A Creature I Don’t Know that comes out September 13, 2011 if your wedding can wait that long.

1. Sia – My Love

2. Björk – Cocoon

3. Breathe Owl Breathe – Drop and Roll

4. Florence + the Machine – You’ve Got the Love (xx remix)

5. Joni Mitchell – A Case of You

6. The Acorn – Lullaby (Mountain)

7. Frou Frou – Let Go

8. Antony & The Johnsons – Fistful of Love

9. A.C. Newman – Take On Me

10. Cat Power – Sea of Love

11. Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Lay and Love

12. Radiohead – All I Need

13. Bob Dylan – Buckets of Rain

14. Edward Sharpe & The Magentic Zeros – Home

15. The Moldy Peaches – Anyone Else But You

16. Sarah Jaffe – Stay With Me

17. Iron & Wine – Love and Some Verses

18. Devendra Banhart – Baby

19. Elliott Smith – Angel In the Snow

20. Department of Eagles – Love Me

21. Nick Drake – Northern Sky

22. Basia Bulat – Oh, My Darling

23. The Postal Service – Such Great Heights

24. The Magnetic Fields – The Book of Love

25. Laura Veirs – Cast a Hook

26. Bright Eyes – First Day of My Life

27. CocoRosie – Promise

28. The Flaming Lips – Do You Realize??

29. MoZella – Amazed

30. Death Cab for Cutie – Love Song

31. Zero 7 – Somersault

32. Ray LaMontagne – Hold You In My Arms

33. Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová – Falling Slowly

34. José González – Heartbeats

35. Feist – My Moon My Man

36. Iron & Wine – Such Great Heights

37. Radiohead – True Love Waits

38. Sufjan Stevens – To Be Alone With You

39. Van Morrison – I’ll Be Your Lover Too

40. Marla Hansen – Wedding Day

5 Responses to “Indie Wedding Songs Mix”

  1. Ail says:

    Great list! I do want to point out that I think #8 “Fistful of Love” by Antony and the Johnsons is about an abusive relationship where the woman is interpreting her abuse as signs of affection…that or it’s about a sadomasochist relationship. Either way it IS a beautiful song, but one worth reeealllly listening to before having it played on your big day.

  2. Jen says:

    Nice list. I will be adding some of these to my playlists :-)

  3. Melissa says:

    Ha thanks Ali for the info. Everyone might want to skip that one then :) . Update: Laura Marling’s “Rest In the Bed” will be on her album ‘A Creature I Don’t Know’ that will be released September 13.

  4. James says:

    I am the best man at a friend of mine next weekend. I’m looking for songs for their wedding. Decent list, but there are a lot of crazy sad songs in there.

  5. dmitry says:

    great list! thank you so much! but i have not found the link, so i collect and pack and upload/ if i have some kind of right broked, please tell me, i will delete this. ty

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