Five rock anthems for your wedding day

25 Nov 2016

Rock out on your wedding day with these five classic anthems

The food can be perfect, the venue and settings magnificent; but if the music is rubbish, then your reception could quickly turn from a dream come true, to a nightmare. The power of good music has the ability to peak emotion, create excitement and make a venue beautifully intimate.

Rock ballads and anthems that are time-tested classics, belong on every track list for the right time of the reception, here are Ear Candy Live's top five that belong on every wedding reception playlist.

5. Aerosmith - I Don't Want to Miss a Thing

Possibly the most over-played pop-rock ballad of all time, it’s a wonder why it belongs on the list at all. The answer can be found when you take the dance floor together for the first time and look around the room half-way through the song to see not a dry eye in sight.

This track may be about a giant killer asteroid, but it tugs so well at the heart strings that it deserves a mention on the list.


4. Bryan Adams - (Everything I Do) I Do It For You

A must-have for any wedding reception, everyone loves this classic and it’s perfect to play at any point of the reception. It's the ideal tear-jerker when it’s time to cut the cake, or for right after the speeches for best effect. A true love song that inspires strong emotion in couples, it’s great for intimate moments in the evening as well.


3. The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony

It may not be a love song like the two mentioned already, but this classic is known by everyone, young and old, and still makes playlists on radio stations around the world. It’s a great track to play to kick things off and have everyone on the same page of what to expect from the evening entertainment.


2. The Beatles - Something

The Beatles have so many tracks that make for perfect wedding reception anthems, however Something is a fantastic entrance song or a great way to change the pace at any point in the set.


1. Goo Goo Dolls – Iris

Everyone remembers this classic from the movie City of Angels with Meg Ryan and Nicholas Cage. It may be a bit over-played and cheesy, but it makes for a beautiful first dance melody that delivers the goosebumps to everyone that watches you together on the dance floor for the first time as man and wife.


The final thought

Everyone’s taste is different, so whether you are having a live rock cover band or a DJ take care of your wedding entertainment, make sure you have a chat with them beforehand to see if they can include your special requests for points in the reception like the first dance and the speeches.

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