30 Songs in 30 Days - Day 23

Day 23 - A Song You Want to Play at Your Wedding

In exactly three years from now — three years to the day — Erin and I will be getting married. Whoa…

A song I want to play at my wedding is "Sara Smile" by Hall & Oates.

This one wasn't even a little bit difficult to figure out. First of all, it's a beautiful song. I mean, just beautiful. Second, it's not a long song. That video clip above is long, but that's because it was a live performance. The recorded version of it is barely three minutes long, which is good for me, because it means that I won't have to dance to it for long.

Third, I love Hall & Oates. Top 5 band of all time for me. I've seen them live at least three times — in fact, I think they may have been the second concert that I was allowed to go to without adult supervision. The Civic Centre in Ottawa, on the H2O tour, with Marshall Crenshaw opening (who absolutely sucked, if I remember correctly).

Most important, though, is that the song has massive sentimental meaning for Erin. On those rare occasions that she comes out to karaoke, she'll almost always ask me to sing this. Erin's grandmother, who she loved a great deal, was named Sara. She won't be able to be with us on the big day, but maybe we can have a small part of her there by playing this song.

30 Songs in 30 Days

  1. Your Favourite Song - "American Pie" by Don McLean
  2. Your Least Favourite Song - "Hotel Room Service" by Pitbull
  3. A Song That Makes You Happy - "Legend of a Cowgirl" by Imani Coppola
  4. A Song That Makes You Sad - "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley
  5. A Song That Reminds You of Someone - "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga
  6. A Song That Reminds You of Somewhere - "Once in a Lifetime" by Talking Heads
  7. A Song That Reminds You of a Certain Event - "Say it Ain't So" by Weezer
  8. A Song That You Know All the Words To - "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" by Meatloaf
  9. A Song That You Can Dance To - "Babe" by Styx
  10. A Song That Makes You Fall Asleep - "One For My Baby" by Frank Sinatra
  11. A Song From Your Favourite Band - "Unconditional" by jacksoul
  12. A Song From a Band You Hate - "Here Comes the Sun" by The Beatles
  13. A Song That is a Guilty Pleasure - "Snoopy's Christmas" by The Royal Guardsmen
  14. A Song That No One Would Expect You to Love - "One" by Metallica
  15. A Song That Describes You - "Still Crazy After All These Years" by Paul Simon
  16. A Song That You Used to Love But Now You Hate - "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond
  17. A Song That You Hear Often on the Radio - "1979" by Smashing Pumpkins
  18. A Song That You Wish You Heard on the Radio - "Dance of the Vulnerable" by Gregory Hoskins and the Stickpeople
  19. A Song From Your Favourite Album - "Gulf War Song" by Moxy Früvous
  20. A Song You Listen to When You're Angry - "Bodies" by Drowning Pool
  21. A Song You Listen to When You're Happy - "What the Fuck Was I Thinking" by Jon Levine Band
  22. A Song You Listen to When You're Sad - "Raining in Baltimore" by Counting Crows
  23. A Song You Want to Play at Your Wedding - "Sara Smile" by Hall & Oates
  24. A Song You Want to Play at Your Funeral
  25. A Song That Makes you Laugh
  26. A Song That You Can Play on an Instrument
  27. A Song That Makes You Feel Guilty
  28. A Song You Wish You Could Play
  29. A Song From Your Childhood
  30. Your Favourite Song This Time Last Year