Looking for an indie "Reunited" by Peaches and Herb
September 23, 2013 10:32 AM   Subscribe

I'm getting married next month to a guy I dated 30 years ago in college! Help us find the perfect music!

I'm getting married next month to a guy I dated for about 3 months when we were both in college. The timing wasn't right, we broke up and married other people and then sadly, both divorced. We met again on Facebook almost a year ago and are getting married next month. Music is really important to both of us and we are having a couple with beautiful voices sing several songs at our wedding.

Picking the right song has been challenging. I'd like to have a song that somehow honors the amazing miracle of finding each again after all this time and how much we love each other - as opposed to all those not so in love couples who usually marry :) - and I'd also really like to love the song. A song that sounds good played acoustically by a couple would be just right. Any suggestions, oh hive mind?
posted by Lizlemondrop to Media & Arts (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
45 Years by Stan Rogers? Maybe not exact because the couple is still not together by the end of the song, but it seems to fit...

And I just want to hold you closer than I've ever held anyone before
You say you've been twice a wife and you're through with life
Ah, but honey, what the hell's it for?
After twenty-three years you'd think I could find
A way to let you know somehow
That I want to see your smiling face forty-five years from now
posted by showbiz_liz at 10:36 AM on September 23, 2013

Well, of course, the video itself leads me to think of this, but it's era-appropriate and an earworm to boot: Always Something There To Remind Me (the Bacharach/David tune as covered by Naked Eyes in 1983).
posted by mykescipark at 10:37 AM on September 23, 2013 [1 favorite]

Power of two by indigo girls.
posted by pearlybob at 11:03 AM on September 23, 2013

I really love this version of Just in Time by Nina Simone. Not sure how it would work acoustically, but might be worth a try.
posted by backwards guitar at 11:05 AM on September 23, 2013

SUPPER'S READY, by Genesis!

Sample lyrics:

I've been so far from here
Far from your loving arms
Now I'm back again, and baby it's gonna work out fine

The whole song is around twenty-five minutes long, with fits in thematically with the time scale of your relationship.

Might be a little ambitious for an acoustic duo.
posted by prize bull octorok at 11:10 AM on September 23, 2013

Another Indigo Girls option: Love's Recovery
posted by hydropsyche at 11:45 AM on September 23, 2013

I think of As Time Goes By, because of the TV show. That's a terrible version of the song, but it's the one that came to mind.
posted by The corpse in the library at 2:25 PM on September 23, 2013

Best answer: The Zombies, This Will Be Our Year or Van Morrison, Sweet Thing.

If you're okay with a little more ambiguity, maybe I Have Returned by Alela Diane or Sweet Lady Genevieve by the Kinks?
posted by oinopaponton at 4:04 PM on September 23, 2013 [1 favorite]

Best answer: This doesn't quite hit the "reunited" part, but I love Greg Brown's "Who Woulda Thunk It?" for the way it wryly and lovingly acknowledges some of the aspects of getting older.

Over my shoulder, Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey suggests that Brown's song "Spring Wind" might fit.
posted by Lexica at 8:59 PM on September 23, 2013

Response by poster: Well, who would have thought The Zombies would have made me cry? All of these songs are awesome, but man that one is great. We're already considering two Van Morrison songs, although I like that one too - strange how someone so grumpy seeming knows so much about love. :)
posted by Lizlemondrop at 7:45 AM on September 24, 2013

You might like 'In Spite Of Ourselves', by John Prine and Iris DeMent. It's about a couple of odd people who are somehow entirely suited to each other. It's very sweet and a bit of gentle fun too. Also, acoustic.
posted by danteGideon at 9:20 AM on September 24, 2013

Don't know if it's too late, but 'For Your Precious Love' by Otis Redding seems like it was made with first dances in mind, yet hardly anyone ever uses it.

Whatever you pick, congratulations and good luck on your special day!
posted by Lizard at 7:44 PM on September 30, 2013

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