Good Wedding Songs From The 60's And 70's
The music of the 60s and 70s is emblematically represented by the sound of rock ‘n ‘ roll. It has the roots in American folk music where the voices of colored people were heard as an echo of the rhythmic and vocal traditions originating on the other side of the planet in Africa. Its expression ended up in a combination of two cultures that resonated as the spiritual, melancholic sensibility that lied inside the slaves’ imprisoned souls.
More relevant to this aspect is the Blues, a way to transmit in a soft rhythm and tune the sadness, the losses, the feelings that hurt, but the reason for singing the Blues is to get rid of the pain these things cause. Blues with its simple repetitive rhythms gives a comforting mutual message shared both by the audience and the musicians. Blues and Gospel music are certainly bonded together through the spiritual side that lays in both of their lyrics and manifestation.
In time Blues started to induce the state of loving someone, or missing the beloved one, or simply a hymn devoted to love, to the desire to be next to the person you are in love with. That is why many couples prefer to include in their wedding music the good wedding songs from the 60s and 70s. Songs like “A whiter shade of pale” by Procol Harum, “Can’t help falling in love” – Elvis Presley, “I want to hold your hand” – the Beattles, “Stairway to heaven” – Led Zeppelin, “Baby Love” – The Supremes, “Can’t get enough of your love, babe” – Barry White, “Hotel California” – The Eagles, “Brown Sugar” – The Rolling Stones, to number only a few out of the inexhaustible list of the oldies but goldies.
Beside the traditional songs that accompany the couple in church (“Grand Entrance Songs”) for the religious service or different wedding party events such as Cake cutting, First Dance, Father Daughter Dance, Mother Son Dance, mainly the songs that carry messages of love, commitment and passion throughout either their lyrics or rhythm or tunes are to be chosen by the wedding couples whenever it comes to music tastes. The good wedding songs from the 60s and 70s will always be part of the leading list of musical preferences of the wedding couple.11