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Songs For Your Wedding Day.

By Equally Wed - Posted on Thursday, October 04, 2018

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.

This playlist is available here through spotify under our profile “EquallyWed".


     


George Michael
"Freedom!"
"Amazing"
"Too Funky"

WHAM!
“Everything he Wants”
“Wake Me Up Before you Go-Go”
"Your Man”

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”.


CeCe Peniston
"Finally"

If you never thought marriage equality would happen in your lifetime, “Finally” sums up everyone’s feelings up perfectly.

Beyonce

“Love On Top”
“All the Single Ladies”

Madonna
“Material Girl”
“Like A Virgin”
“Vogue”

Betty Who
“Somebody Loves You”
“Human Touch”

Diana Ross 
“I’m Coming Out”

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.

Gloria Gaynor
"I Will Survive” 

Bronski Beat
“Smalltown Boy”

Robyn
“Dancing On My Own
“Show Me Love”

Tegan & Sara
“Living Room”
“The Con” 

Lorde
“Green Light”

Mary Lambert
“She Keeps Me Warm”


Thelma Houston 
“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. 

P!nk:
“Let’s Get This party Started”
“Raise Your Glass”

Sia
“Cheap Thrills”

Carly Rae Jepsen 
“Call Me Maybe”

Cyndi Lauper 
“True Colors”

Inspired by her lesbian sister, Lauper has been an advocate throughout her career. Lauper co-founded the True Colors Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to ending homelessness for LGBT youth.


Sylvester
“You Make Me Feel”

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.

Lady Gaga
“Born This Way”

Ricky Martin 
“Private Emotion”

Kylie Minogue
“All The Lovers”

Katy Perry
“Firework”

Culture Club
“Love Is Love”

Boy George knew what was up and sang about the universality of love and lovers in this 1984 classic.

Adam Lambert  
“Time For Miracles”

Jennifer Hudson
“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.

Sam Smith
"Stay With Me"

Melissa Etheridge:
“A Simple Love” 
“I’m The Only One”

Jack Johnson
 
“Better Together”

Patti LaBelle
“If Only You Knew”

Sister Sledge
“We Are Family”

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.

 
Cheryl Lynn
“Got To Be Real”

Ed Sheeran
“Thinking Out Loud”
“Shape Of You”

Village People

Y.M.C.A

Cher
“If I Could Turn Back Time”




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