Thursday, June 18, 2009

Help us pick our wedding song -- Round 2!

And now, Round 2!

Let Love Rule (Video) (Lyrics) is our top seed because it is one of the four songs Chris and I originally started with -- and when we each individually ranked those four songs, this one came up the best. It dominated in Round 1 with a good two-thirds of the vote, but will it maintain supremacy -- especially since it's now the longest song on the list?

Stand By Me (Video) (Lyrics) is short, more-or-less danceable, and lyrically suitable. And it completely slaughtered the competition -- only one person voted for Your Song (sorry, one person!). Even so, it still just doesn't jump out and bite me on the face.

Let Love Rule might be longer, but it might also stronger.  We're getting into tough calls already, and I don't know if you can go wrong on this one.  Still, Prediction: Let Love Rule.

Bridge Over Troubled Water (Video) (Lyrics) is a beautiful song with amazing lyrics and would make for a pretty easy slow dance.

Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You (Video) (Lyrics) may well be experiencing a resurgence thanks to hit Broadway musical Jersey Boys. It's a classic, but not necessarily an automatic go-to, which is nice. And there's some really danceable moments.

Chris has been known to get a little twitchy around musicals, so the Broadway aspect has the potential to be a deal-breaker. This is another race where you really can't go wrong, so while Prediction: Bridge Over Troubled Water, I wouldn't object to being wrong, either.

Hanging By a Moment (Video) (Lyrics) is nice because it's generationally appropriate. In addition to being romantic and danceable, it was at its peak popularity just as we were coming of age. That's sort of the problem, though. Baggage.

Lovely Day (Video) (Lyrics) has a more general title, but the song is more romantic. It's a solid song, a strong contender but nothing special.

In conclusion, Lovely Day is safer, but less special.  Prediction: Hanging By a Moment

You're My Best Friend (Video) (Lyrics) is a cheerful, danceable, fun song, immediately recognizable but still fairly unconventional, and touches on an aspect of romantic relationships that tends to get overlooked.

I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) (Video) (Lyrics) is a strange choice (which, as you may have picked up by now, tends to be a good thing), and it's still quite lyrically appropriate. Added bonus? It featured prominently in an episode of How I Met Your Mother, a show Chris and I both love.

See the full bracket here.

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