The Soundtrack of My Life - The Love Edition

We interrupt my normal chronological tendencies to bring you this special edition of The Soundtrack of My Life - The Love Edition. You're just going to have to come back for the High School edition.

All because today is a special day - twenty years ago, Scott and I got married in a typical New England church, on a perfect New England Fall day, surrounded by friends and family. Of course, music was a big part of the ceremony (brass quintet) and reception. We had a live band during our reception - fairly typical for that time - and all the traditional dances for wedding receptions (more on that in a bit).

But what songs do Scott and I cherish from those days? We were certainly influenced by the transition of the 80's to the 90's, and here are some of the songs that are special to us:

Just Between You and Me by Lou Gramm, fall of 1989

Not quite officially dating (just hanging around together - a lot), this song was played on the radio constantly we drove around the streets of Cleveland in Scott's Chevy Cavalier hatchback (technically not his car - it was his parents - we were freshly minted college graduates on our first jobs, afterall). I distinctly recall it snowed a lot that December and the streets were always covered in white at night. This was our "secretly dating" song.

I'll Be Your Shelter by Taylor Dayne, summer of 1990

This is Scott's pick - after we had been dating a while, he told me that this song reminded him of me. Awww, I think I'll keep him.

Now for the all important first dance wedding song.... I chose Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers, aka the song from Ghost with Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze. I know, not very unique, in fact I consider the song to be a bit cliche  (apologies to any reader who loves this song - it just wasn't "our song"). This song was chosen because the band knew it and couldn't learn the song we really wanted them to play in time.

Which was ......
Love of a Lifetime by Firehouse

I guess the time was right for us to say  
We'd take our time and live our lives together day by day  
We'll make a wish and send it on a prayer  
We know our dreams can all come true with love that we can share
With you I never wonder - will you be there for me  

With you I never wonder - you're the right one for me
I finally found the love of a lifetime 

A love to last my whole life through 
I finally found the love of a lifetime 
Forever in my heart, 
I finally found the love of a lifetime
Just close your eyes and a picture a stadium lit up with flickering Bic lighters, arms swaying with music .....

Yes, I never thought I would want a big hair band's song for my wedding, every time I think about this song, it brings me back to 1992.
We had the opportunity to see Firehouse in concert a couple weeks ago, at a local street festival. Scott and I made a point to get out to this street fest, fighting crowds on a Saturday night, just because of the band and that song.

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Feel The Music

Here is the original 1991 music video. Amazing how much hair these guys once had...

What was your wedding song - official or not?

tinajo  – (September 12, 2012 at 6:54 AM)  

I always enjoy listening to music I´ve never heard before so I´ll listen to these old goodies. I´m a sucker for 80´s and 90´s music by the way. :-)

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