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“Here Comes the Bride” alternatives for ALL kinds of processionals

I saw this post, “Here Comes the Bride” alternatives for ALL kinds of processionals, earlier today and wanted to share it with you. If you have not visited  Offbeat Bride yet, I invite you to do so. They are by far my favorite Bridal or Wedding Site on the Internet.  I encourage you to use them as a resource for unique and alternative Wedding ideas and forums. They are smart and lots of fun, while making sure you get all kinds of neat Wedding advice and recommendations!

Many of the songs they have listed for “Here Comes the Bride” alternatives for ALL kinds of processionals, I have had requested by my Brides as well, and they have been perfect for them. I think that is the key to finding the right Wedding Processional Songs, or any songs for that matter for your Wedding; they have to be the prefect songs for you.

"Here Comes the Bride" alternatives for ALL kinds of processionals with New jersey Wedding DJ

“Here Comes the Bride” alternatives for ALL kinds of processionals | Offbeat Bride

“My fiancee and I are going to be walking into the ceremony together and then meeting in the middle, so the traditional “Here Comes the Bride” wouldn’t really fit us too well.

That being said, does anyone know of any alternatives to that song?”


Here we go! We’ve already rounded up AWESOME first dance songs and non-sappy father/daughter dance songs, now it’s time to put our Offbeat Bride spin on the processional. Here are our favorite Here Comes the Bride alternatives, ranging from the classic, the modern, and the totally nerdy (of course).

Classical Alternatives

Satie’s “Gymnopédie No. 1”

Gustav Holst’s “Jupiter, The Bringer Of Jollity”

“Ode to Joy” from Beethoven’s Symphony 9

Vivaldi’s “Spring Allegro”

Handel’s Air From “Water Music”

Mussorgsky’s “Pictures At An Exhibition: Promenade”

"Here Comes the Bride" alternatives for ALL kinds of processionals with New jersey Wedding DJ

Variations on a Theme of Traditional

Queen’s wedding march — I had to!

Canon In D Remix by Ronald Jenkees

Etta James’ At Last

"Here Comes the Bride" alternatives for ALL kinds of processionals with New jersey Wedding DJ

Subtly (and sometimes nerdy) Alternatives

“Concerning Hobbits”

The Princess Bride’s “Storybook Love”

The Turret Opera from Portal 2

“The Shape of Things to Come” from Battlestar Galactica

Sigur Rós’ “Hoppípolla”

“Romantic Flight” from the movie How to Train Your Dragon

“Neville’s Waltz” from Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire

The Skyrim theme

The theme from Braveheart

Triumphal March from Aida

Game of Thrones theme

"Here Comes the Bride" alternatives for ALL kinds of processionals with New jersey Wedding DJ

Goth and Metal

Amhran by Leaves’ Eyes — an operatic metal band from Norway

Apocalyptica’s version of “Nothing Else Matters”

Suite Gothique by Leon Boellmann

Anything from Gothic Wedding Collection by Vitamin String Quartet

"Here Comes the Bride" alternatives for ALL kinds of processionals with New jersey Wedding DJ


The theme from James Bond

The theme from the Pink Panther

The theme from Mission impossible

“A Cadence to Arms” by Dropkick Murphy

The Jurassic Park theme

The Throne Room/End Title song from Star Wars

The Muppets’ Somebody’s Getting Married/He’ll Make Me Happy

Europe’s “The Final Countdown”

"Here Comes the Bride" alternatives for ALL kinds of processionals with New jersey Wedding DJ

Pop and Rock

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Colbie Caillat’s “I Do”

Adele’s “One and only”

The Beatles’ “In My Life”

Pearl Jam’s “Just Breathe”

Cat Power’s version of “Sea of Love”

Tesla’s Love Song

"Here Comes the Bride" alternatives for ALL kinds of processionals with New jersey Wedding DJ


Thirteen by Elliot Smith

Phone Call by Jon Brion from Eternal Sunshine

Jeff Buckley’s Hallelujah

We Are Gonna Be Friends by the White Stripes

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Jeff Buckley’s “Hallelujah” is one of my favorite songs of all music and a great alternative for those who find equal enjoyment inits words, melody and beauty.

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The Monster Symphony Lady Gaga – Aston

The Monster Symphony Lady Gaga – Aston is amazing! In 2011 Aston was invited by Perez Hilton to appear in his TV show All Access where the group met and played their famous cover of “Telephone” for Lady Gaga. After this meeting with the singing mega-star Aston went on to pay tribute to her by creating their most ambitious project, The Monster Symphony. The Monster Symphony is a 10 minute work created from just Lady Gaga songs. Together with film directors Nathan Hunt and Reece Farris, they married the music with an epic short film in which they also appeared.

The Monster Symphony Lady Gaga – Aston Music Video

Aston is an Australian classical pop group from Sydney formed in 2009. The band consists of members who all have come out of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music: Eliza Morrison (Violin), Michael Bennett (Violin), Hanna Oblikov (Cello), Will Henderson (Guitar), Ella Jamieson (Piano) and Daniel Luscombe (Percussion). Aston was signed to Warner Music Group after uploading an instrumental cover of Lady Gaga‘s Telephone to YouTube which within a month was viewed by more than 670,000 people. The cover was the most viewed Australian music video of the year. Aston has also received support from celebrity blogger Perez Hilton who featured the band on his website

Only Girl (In The World) Rihanna – Aston Music Video

Astonʼs first taste of international success came through YouTube where their cover of Lady Gagaʼs “Telephone” went viral thanks to the help of gossip blogger Perez Hilton who featured it on his infamous website. A string of other videos then went viral, Rihannaʼs “Rude Boy” & “Only Girl (In The World)”, Coldplayʼs “Viva La Vida” as well as Lady Gagaʼs “Born This Way” gaining the group a legion of fans from all over the world.

I knew You Were Trouble Taylor Swift – Aston Music Video

“Aston is one of the worldʼs leading emerging classical groups, turning popular music into symphonic masterpieces. After meeting at Australiaʼs premier music schools, The Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the group of friends Eliza (violin), Michael (violin), Hanna (cello), Ella (piano), Dan (percussion, music arranger) and later Patrick (guitar) formed Aston as a way of opening classical music up to young people and audiences who may not have been exposed to classical music. Early on in Astonʼs career they were the house band on Australian TV show “The Matty Johns Show”, a Rugby League based program on Channel 7.”

Halo Beyonce – Aston Music Video

In 2012 ABCʼs Dancing With The Stars featured Astonʼs cover of David Guettaʼs “Without You” which was specially recorded for the “Macyʼs Stars of Dance” segment. The “So You Think You Can Dance” troupe Shaping Sounds performed to the track. The next week their arrangement of Bad Romance was also performed.

Without You David Guetta Ft. Usher – Aston Music Video

I think The Monster Symphony Lady Gaga – Aston is an amazing work of arrangements, musicianship and cinematography. In fact, I had the opportunity to play Aston’s Classical  cover of Rihanna Only Girl (In The World) the other night and dancers loved it! As a creative professional DJ here in the New Jersey and New York area, I am grateful I get the chance to experiment with some of these fine Classical covers by Aston and Vitamin String Quartet, among others.

Aston Australian Classical Music Performs Pop Songs like The Monster Symphony Lady Gaga - Aston

What do you think about The Monster Symphony Lady Gaga – Aston?

What about The Monster Symphony Lady Gaga – Aston do you like the best, the arrangements, performance or video?

Are you as blown-away by Aston as I am?

DJ Mystical Michael Rhode Island DJ & Boston DJ



Billboard All-Time Hot 100 Top Songs

I was doing some research today and thought it would be fun to review the Billboard All-Time Hot 100 top songs of Billboard’s 50th Anniversary.

The songs in the “50th Anniversary” charts had to appear on the Hot 100 in order to be counted. This may create some confusion (for example: many great country artists and songs are not on the “50th Anniversary” chart because, while very popular on the country charts they didn’t cross over to the Hot 100). Also, keep in mind the Hot 100 started in August 1958 so any prior songs are not listed, including some popular Elvis Presley songs.

The “50th Anniversary” chart is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100. The artist chart utilizes the same methodology, with weighted points applied to all titles charted by each artist during that 50-year span. They are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at number one earning the greatest value and weeks at number one hundred earning the least.

Hot 100’s 50th Anniversary award relative points for every week that a title spent on the chart, regardless of rank. For the Hot 100’s 50th Anniversary, Billboard’s charts department ensured a more balanced representation of hits from all 50 years, by analyzing the length of chart runs in earlier decades, as well as the average weeks that titles spent in the top 10 and at number one. Weights for earlier spans were then formulated, to compensate for the shorter chart runs that titles experienced before the 1991 conversion to precise and objective sales and radio data from Nielsen Music.

Billboard All-Time Hot 100 top songs

  1. The Twist” – Chubby Checker
  2. Smooth” – Santana featuring Rob Thomas
  3. Mack the Knife” – Bobby Darin
  4. How Do I Live” – LeAnn Rimes
  5. Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” – Los del Río
  6. Physical” – Olivia Newton-John
  7. You Light Up My Life” – Debby Boone
  8. Hey Jude” – The Beatles
  9. We Belong Together” – Mariah Carey
  10. Un-Break My Heart” – Toni Braxton
  11. Yeah!” – Usher featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris
  12. Bette Davis Eyes” – Kim Carnes
  13. Endless Love” – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
  14. Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)” – Rod Stewart
  15. Foolish Games” / “You Were Meant for Me” – Jewel
  16. (Everything I Do) I Do It for You” – Bryan Adams
  17. I’ll Make Love to You” – Boyz II Men
  18. Theme from A Summer Place” – Percy Faith & His Orchestra
  19. Le Freak” – Chic
  20. How Deep Is Your Love” – The Bee Gees
  21. Eye of the Tiger” – Survivor
  22. I Just Want to Be Your Everything” – Andy Gibb
  23. Low” – Flo Rida featuring T-Pain
  24. Too Close” – Next
  25. Every Breath You Take” – The Police
  26. Flashdance… What a Feeling” – Irene Cara
  27. Tossin’ and Turnin’” – Bobby Lewis
  28. The Battle of New Orleans” – Johnny Horton
  29. One Sweet Day” – Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
  30. Truly Madly Deeply” – Savage Garden
  31. Silly Love Songs” – Paul McCartney & Wings
  32. Let’s Get It On” – Marvin Gaye
  33. Night Fever” – The Bee Gees
  34. Another One Bites the Dust” – Queen
  35. Say Say Say” – Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
  36. How You Remind Me” – Nickelback
  37. Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree” – Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando
  38. It’s All in the Game” – Tommy Edwards
  39. I Want to Hold Your Hand” – The Beatles
  40. Shadow Dancing” – Andy Gibb
  41. Candle in the Wind 1997” / “Something About the Way You Look Tonight” – Elton John
  42. No One” – Alicia Keys
  43. End of the Road” – Boyz II Men
  44. Call Me” – Blondie
  45. Let Me Love You” – Mario
  46. Stayin’ Alive” – The Bee Gees
  47. Lady” – Kenny Rogers
  48. I’m a Believer” – The Monkees
  49. Gold Digger” – Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx
  50. Apologize” – Timbaland featuring OneRepublic
  51. The Sign” – Ace Of Base
  52. Centerfold” – The J. Geils Band
  53. (Just Like) Starting Over” – John Lennon
  54. The Boy Is Mine” – Brandy & Monica
  55. Because I Love You (The Postman Song)” – Stevie B
  56. I Love Rock N’ Roll” – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
  57. Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In” – The 5th Dimension
  58. Whoomp! (There It Is)” – Tag Team
  59. Ebony and Ivory” – Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder
  60. Rush, Rush” – Paula Abdul
  61. That’s What Friends Are For” – Dionne WarwickElton JohnGladys Knight and Stevie Wonder
  62. Upside Down” – Diana Ross
  63. Sugar, Sugar” – The Archies
  64. Dilemma” – Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland
  65. I Heard It Through the Grapevine” – Marvin Gaye
  66. You’re Still the One” – Shania Twain
  67. Hot Stuff” – Donna Summer
  68. I Will Always Love You” – Whitney Houston
  69. Gangsta’s Paradise” – Coolio featuring L.V.
  70. Abracadabra” – Steve Miller Band
  71. Billie Jean” – Michael Jackson
  72. You’re So Vain” – Carly Simon
  73. Play That Funky Music” – Wild Cherry
  74. Say You, Say Me” – Lionel Richie
  75. My Sharona” – The Knack
  76. All Night Long (All Night)” – Lionel Richie
  77. Nothing Compares 2 U” – Sinéad O’Connor
  78. I Swear” – All-4-One
  79. Family Affair” – Mary J. Blige
  80. Waiting for a Girl Like You” – Foreigner
  81. Are You Lonesome Tonight” – Elvis Presley
  82. Killing Me Softly with His Song” – Roberta Flack
  83. Hurts So Good” – John Mellencamp
  84. I’ll Be Missing You” – Puff Daddy & Faith Evans featuring 112
  85. Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” – B.J. Thomas
  86. Another Day in Paradise” – Phil Collins
  87. Best of My Love” – The Emotions
  88. You Make Me Wanna…” – Usher
  89. Big Girls Don’t Cry” – Fergie
  90. The Way We Were” – Barbra Streisand
  91. Another Night” – The Real McCoy
  92. It’s Now or Never” – Elvis Presley
  93. Do That to Me One More Time” – Captain & Tennille
  94. A Fifth of Beethoven” – Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band
  95. Like a Virgin” – Madonna
  96. Maria Maria” (Album Version) – Santana featuring The Product G&B
  97. I Will Survive” – Gloria Gaynor
  98. I Can’t Stop Loving You” – Ray Charles
  99. U Got It Bad” – Usher
  100. Joy to the World” – Three Dog Night

Elvis Presley Billboard All-Time Hot 100 Top Songs with Rhode Island DJ

I am very surprised by all of the top ten, except maybe “Hey Jude” by The Beatles. It is not that I think they are not good or popular songs, I just did not conceptualize them as the ones that have had the most success on Billboard’s Hot 100 Charts of all time.

At the other end, I would have thought Madonna’s “Like A Virgin” would have been near the top of the list. The exclusion of songs like “Stairway To Heaven” by Led Zeppelin, as described below, stand out as clear missing by popularity over time.

The Beatles Billboard All-Time Hot 100 Top Songs  with Rhode Island DJ

Prior to December 1998, songs did not appear on the Billboard Hot 100 until a retail single became available (which, incidentally, is why hits like Led Zeppelin‘s “Stairway to Heaven” and No Doubt‘s “Don’t Speak” never appeared on the Hot 100). In earlier years, retail singles came to market fairly early in a song’s life-usually shortly after, or even before, a song came to radio.

But, during the 1990s, when labels would strategize number-one chart bows by significant hits, the retail release of some priority singles were withheld until radio audience reached maximum levels. Although some of these songs spent significant numbers of weeks at number one or in the top ten, the delay of the sales component ultimately shortened the spans these songs would spend on the chart. With the new methodology rewarding points for a song’s entire chart run, rather than confining points to weeks spent in the top ten, the shorter chart lives recorded by the songs that debuted at number one impact their all-time standings.

Motown Records Billboard All-Time Hot 100 Top Songs  with Rhode Island DJ

Which songs are you most surprised about high, low or omitted on the Billboard All-Time Hot 100 Top Songs?

DJ Mystical Michael Rhode Island DJ & Boston DJ

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Vitamin String Quartet

I was first turned-on to Vitamin String Quartet when the older sister of a Bride was helping me prepare for her sister’s wedding and requested that four of the Vitamin String Quartet’s songs were to be played during the ceremony, “God Only Knows”, “Don’t Stop Believin'”, Sweet Child O’ Mine” and “Clocks”.

Vitamin String Quartet Sweet Child O’ Mine

      Vitamin String Quartet - Sweet Child O' Mine (Guns and Roses Cover)

I did some research on Vitamin String Quartet and began to explore Vitamin String Quartet library. It turns out they have over fifty albums with the majority of them as tributes to an artist or band exclusively. Vitamin String Quartet music has been featured on Dancing With The Stars several times and an episode of The Vampire Diaries included three of their tunes.

Vitamin String Quartet Rolling In The Deep Adele

      Vitamin String Quartet - Rolling In The Deep

Vitamin String Quartet is a group of musicians in the Los Angeles area that record string arranged covers of Rock and Pop music to offer listeners, “Vitamin String Quartet is about applying rock n’ roll attitude to classical technique,” says Tom Tally, a violist and arranger who has performed on and produced over fifty Vitamin String Quartet albums.  They do use non-string instruments occasionally.

Beautiful Wedding with Vitamin String Quartet Rhode Island Wedding DJ

I find Vitamin String Quartet covers often very original and unique with passion and clarity. I enjoy Vitamin String Quartet Music while driving on road trips as well as dancing. As a professional DJ, Vitamin String Quartet are an excellent resource for music for ceremonies, cocktails hours and special circumstances that a Rock audience will appreciate in a setting that harder music is not properly suited.

Vitamin String Quartet Under The Bridge Red Hot Chili Peppers Mp3

      Vitamin String Quartet - Under The Bridge

“Remember the scene in This Is Spinal Tap where singer David St. Hubbins mulls his prospects after the breakup of his heavy metal band? ”I’ve always wanted to do a collection of my acoustic numbers with the London Philharmonic,” he sighs. For nearly six years, Vitamin Records has tapped that same symphonic spine with its String Quartet Tribute series, which takes rock music and puts it through an orchestral filter. Aimed at collectors, completists, and fans open to reworkings of their favorite songs, the Vitamin catalog includes 140 classically gassed homages to every three-chord wonder from Metallica to the Darkness. ”I like the tribute to us,” says Nickelback guitarist Chad Kroeger. ”When your music is taken to a different place, it’s an honor.” EW.com

DJ Mystical Michael Rhode Island DJ & NY DJ

Great Wedding Processional Songs – Tired Old Souls

The Bride for the Wedding this Saturday at The Old Mill Inn in Basking Ridge, New Jersey asked me if I had Tired Old Souls by Marc Carroll.  She wanted it to be her Wedding Processional Song. I thought it would be a great song and fit her perfectly. Not all Brides are the same and I appreciate when a Bride choses a Processional  Song that expresses who she is and what it means to her.

Great Wedding Processional Song – Tired Old Souls by Marc Carroll

If it seems familiar to you, it was the Processional Song used in Ross and Emily’s Wedding on Friends. It was played live by the band that Marc Carroll was in The Hormones.

It got me reflecting on what makes a good Processional Song. I figured I would take a look at what I could find on The Knot for possible alternatives. The list of Processional Songs does not stray too far from the traditional but still may be helpful to you.

Wedding Ceremony Music: 35 Processional Songs

Great Wedding Processional Songs – Traditional/Classic

1. “Air” (from Water Music Suite), (George F. Handel)
2. “Bridal Chorus” (from Lohengrin), (Richard Wagner)
3. “Canon in D” (Johann Pachelbel)
4. “Procession of Joy” (Hal Hopson)
5. “Rigaudon” (Andre Campra)
6. “Spring” (from The Four Seasons), (Antonio Vivaldi)
7. “Te Deum” (Marc-Antoine Charpentier)
8. “The Prince of Denmark’s March” (Jeremiah Clarke)
9. “Trumpet Tune” (Henry Purcell)
10. “Trumpet Voluntary” (Jeremiah Clarke)
11. “Trumpet Voluntary” (John Stanley)
12. “Wedding March” (from The Marriage of Figaro), (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)


Great Wedding Processional Songs – Traditional Alternatives

13. “Canzon V” (Giovanni Gabrieli)
14. “Coronation March for Czar Alexander III” (Peter I. Tchaikovsky)
15. “Overture” (from Royal Fireworks Music), (George Frederic Handel)
16. “Promenade” (from Pictures at an Exhibition), (Modest Mussorgsky)
17. “Romeo and Juliet Love Theme” (Tchaikovsky)
18. “Sinfonia” (from Cantata No. 156), (Johann S. Bach)
19. “Toccata” (from L’Orfeo), (Claudio Monteverdi)
20. “Trumpet Tune in A-Major” (David N. Johnson)
21. “Sonatas for Organ, Op. 65, No. 3 (con moto maestoso),” (Felix Mendelssohn)
22. “Winter,” Largo, (from The Four Seasons), (Antonio Vivaldi)

Great Wedding Processional Songs – Contemporary

23. “Appalachia Waltz” (Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Mark O’Connor)
24. “Sunrise, Sunset” (from Fiddler on the Roof), (Sheldon Harnick & Jerry Bock)
25. “The Look of Love” (Dionne Warwick/Burt Bacharach)
26. “The Vow” (Jeremy Lubbock)
27. “To A Wild Rose” (Edward MacDowell)
28. “Flatbush Waltz” (Andy Statman)
29. “Wedding Processional” (from The Sound of Music), (Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein)

Great Wedding Processional Songs – Religious/Sacred

30. “All People That On Earth Do Dwell” (“Old 100th” hymn)
31. “Dona Nobis Pacem” (16th century hymn)
32. “Hanava Babanot” (A Love Song), (Neeman)
33. “St. Anthony’s Chorale” (Franz Joseph Haydn)
34. “Hymn Fanfare from The Triumphant” (Francois Couperin)
35. “Scalero de Oro” (traditional Sephardic)

DJ Mystical Michael Rhode Island DJ & Boston DJ

Jeff Buckley Hallelujah

One of my favorite songs of all music, Jeff Buckley Hallelujah.  Jeff Buckley Hallelujah was initially written and recorded by Leonard Cohen, released in 1984 and brought back to fame when K.D.Lang sang her version at the opening ceremonies in Vancouver at the 2004 Winter Olympics Games to an estimated 3 million listeners and viewers.  Every version of this song I have enjoyed but, the Jeff Buckley Hallelujah version moves me in a way few songs can.  Jeff Buckley Hallelujah was ranked #259 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in 2004. Many artists and composers have pointed to Jeff Buckley Hallelujah and have claimed it is the closest to perfection of any song ever.

Jeff Buckley Hallelujah Mp3


It did not enjoy any commercial success when Jeff Buckley was alive but many years later. He died in 1997 and Jeff Buckley Hallelujah gained popularity in 2006 and then went viral in 2008 reaching the top of Billboard’s Hot Digital Songs. Jeff Buckley Hallelujah has been featured in many films and TV shows expressing both the joyful and sorrowful aspects of his rendition.

Jeff Buckley Hallelujah Live Music Video

Cohen himself sang different lyrics live than he recorded on the original studio version. He has embraced the various different versions in style and lyrics that have been recorded and performed since by all the artists interpretation of the song creatively alternative to its original.

dancing through the storm with Jeff Buckley Hallelujah Rhode Island Wedding DJ

As a professional DJ, I play Jeff Buckley Hallelujah whenever it makes sense and fits the energy of the event. I like to play this as a closing song, again in situations where it fits.

K.D.Lang Hallelujah Live Performance at Winter Olympics


Here are the lyrics to the 1988 version via Leonard Cohen.

Baby, I’ve been here before.
I know this room, I’ve walked this floor.
I used to live alone before I knew you.

Yeah I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch,
But listen, love is not some kind of victory march,
No it’s a cold and it’s a very broken Hallelujah.

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, (Hallelujah…)

There was a time you let me know
What’s really going on below,
Ah but now you never show it to me, do you?

Yeah but I remember, yeah when I moved in you,
And the holy dove, she was moving too,
Yes every single breath that we drew was Hallelujah.

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

Maybe there’s a God above,
As for me, all I’ve ever seemed to learn from love
Is how to shoot at someone who outdrew you.

Yeah but it’s not a complaint that you hear tonight,
It’s not the laughter of someone who claims to have seen the light
No it’s a cold and it’s a very lonely Hallelujah.

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

I did my best, it wasn’t much.
I couldn’t feel, so I learned to touch.
I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come all this way to fool you.

Yeah even tough it all went wrong
I’ll stand right here before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my lips but Hallelujah.

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah.


DJ Mystical Michael Rhode Island DJ & NY DJ

Wedding DJ Plays Vitamin String Quartet

I find it so fascinating how many young Brides and Grooms incorporate songs by The Vitamin String Quartet into their Wedding Ceremony, Cocktail Hour and Reception these days. It is great music and makes a sensational bridge between music from several generations.


How else would Brides and Grooms be able to include Guns N Roses, AC/DC, Lady Gaga and The Beatles seamlessly together in a Wedding Ceremony or Cocktail Hour except with Vitamin String Quartet?

Vitamin String Quartet Tribute to Guns N’ Roses Sweet Child O’ Mine

Next weekend I am Wedding DJ at a Wedding for a young Bride and Groom that enjoy mostly Rock, Indie and Punk. They are also very conscious of wanting their parents and other guests to enjoy the Wedding . They have put together a really neat bunch of songs by Vitamin String Quartet for the Cocktail Hour. It was fun creating the playlist for the Cocktail Hour since I typically make playlists in advance for Wedding Ceremonies and Cocktail Hours to make sure there is no room for errors at the Wedding.

Vitamin String Quartet Tribute to My Chemical Romance Welcome To The Black Parade

Who Is Vitamin String Quartet?

You Had Me at Cello: Entertainment Weekly Review

“For nearly six years, Vitamin Records has tapped that same symphonic spine with its String Quartet Tribute series, which takes rock music and puts it through an orchestral filter. Aimed at collectors, completists, and fans open to reworkings of their favorite songs, the Vitamin catalog includes 140 classically gassed homages to every three-chord wonder from Metallica to the Darkness. ”I like the tribute to us,” says Nickelback guitarist Chad Kroeger. ”When your music is taken to a different place, it’s an honor.”

DJ Mystical Michael Rhode Island DJ & Rhode Island DJ

DJ Wedding Ceremony Prelude Music

A Wedding DJ often gets asked by Brides and Grooms preparing for their Wedding, “What is the best Prelude Music to have in the background before our Ceremony?”


The answer is actually pretty easy and painless. First,the Wedding DJ need to know what kind of music you are wanting to create the right mood for your guests as they find their seats and excitedly settle in anticipating  your ceremony. Most people appreciate either some nice calming Classical, Acoustic piano, guitar or harp or gentle Jazz.


Here are some popular Wedding DJ suggestions for you to consider:


 Jesus Joy of Man’s Desiring (Bach) 8.96/10 (62
 Sheep May Safely Graze (Bach) 8.47/10 (10 ratings)
 Air on the G String( Bach) 8.1/10 (30 ratings)
Love of My Life (Jim Brickman) 8.03/10 (83 ratings)
Canon in D Minor (Pachelbel)
A Gift of a Thistle (James Horner)
Allegro from Brandenburg Concerto (Bach) 5/10 (13 ratings)
The Wedding Song (Kenny G) 4.74/10 (94 ratings)
Claire de Lune (Debussy)
Air from Water Music (George Frideric Handel) 2.78/10 (8 ratings)
 The Secret Wedding )James Horner)
Brandenburg Concerto #2 (Bach)


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