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I need a little help with thinking of a boat themed song

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Fruitbatlings Thu 27-Aug-09 13:10:34

I'm getting married in 3 weeks on an island at a water park
I will be arriving at the island on a little boat, from across the lake, with the rest of the bridal party and need a song to be played as this happens.

I like Stevie Wonder "Sunshine of my Life" (not boat themed but love the song) DP says it's too cheesy and has suggested a boat song such as Otis Reading "Dock of the Bay" (which I quite like) or, as a joke, Celine Dion (boak) Titanic song hmm

Any ideas?

I also need a going down the aisle song, preferably not classical as we're not really into classical music. It'll be outside on the island under a marquee and not at all religious.
I wanted Whitney "I have nothing" but, again, DP says too cheesy.

We have a 'leaving the alter' song which will be The Beatles "All you need is love" and our 1st dance song is going to be Andy Williams "Can't take my eyes off you"

It's so difficult. We have never had 'a song' and we have quite different tastes.

MadreInglese Thu 27-Aug-09 13:11:31

David Gray "sail away with me honey..."

AMumInScotland Thu 27-Aug-09 13:17:04

A ship called dignity? (can't remember who, probably late 80s...)

Theme tune from "The Love Boat"?

PortBlacksandResident Thu 27-Aug-09 13:19:21

Katie Melua - If you were a sailboat

or this of course grin

francagoestohollywood Thu 27-Aug-09 13:23:01

I'd probably choose the theme of Love boat... but then, I have no shame grin]

Geocentric Thu 27-Aug-09 13:27:23

Enya - Sail Away?

giantkatestacks Thu 27-Aug-09 13:30:21

Some random ELC cd of 'row row row your boat' or 'I will have a fishy'...grin

Not Enya though...anything but that...

I would go for classical even though you dont like it - nything else is going to be a majoy fromage fest...

Fruitbatlings Thu 27-Aug-09 13:31:10

I'm liking the Love Boat theme idea. I seem to remember DP suggesting it before.

Also like the David Gray one. Keep 'em coming!

What about a 'going down the aisle' song?
Maybe we should just go for the traditional Wedding March.
A friend had it played by a harpist which sounded beautiful - we don't have a harpist though hmm......

GrimmaTheNome Thu 27-Aug-09 13:31:20

Not Rod Stewarts 'Sailing' grin

Fruitbatlings Thu 27-Aug-09 13:32:01

Sailor's hornpipe - grin

Geocentric Thu 27-Aug-09 13:34:45

Scatterbrain - I'm not going down with the ship grin

Fruitbatlings Thu 27-Aug-09 13:34:55

Also, my Dad is spending a lot of money on this wedding so don't want to be disrespectful to him by choosing anything too silly.
I suggested "Highway to Hell" for leaving the alter as a joke but DP actually seriously wanted it shock - would be funny at someone else's wedding, but not mine!

themildmanneredjanitor Thu 27-Aug-09 13:37:19

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ifyoudonotlikebodenyoumustbeb Thu 27-Aug-09 13:38:36

theme from Captain Pugwash? ..Dignity was by Deacon Blue

MadreInglese Thu 27-Aug-09 13:39:20

Sea of Love? grin

willtryharder Thu 27-Aug-09 13:40:14

I know you said not classical but how about the theme from Onedin line. (you might not be old enough to remember it but your dad will)

bronze Thu 27-Aug-09 13:43:08

love all about eve but not sure the last verse is appropriate just seems a little sad

Fruitbatlings Thu 27-Aug-09 13:44:28

Oh I love that song MadreInglese! I'm going to email DP now!

themildmanneredjanitor Thu 27-Aug-09 13:48:17

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francagoestohollywood Thu 27-Aug-09 13:53:54

I lovwe sea of love too...
but hei love boat rocks!

titchy Thu 27-Aug-09 13:56:51

what about 'sailing by' - the one they play just before the shipping forecast grin

njmomof1 Thu 27-Aug-09 14:19:32

Sorry - it sprang to mind and i've made myself giggle.......if it were me I'd have the Jaws Theme!!

Not very helpful sorry, just wanted to share.

PortBlacksandResident Thu 27-Aug-09 14:26:48

For walking up the aisle - i was quite traditional but if i didn't have that i would have either The Hollies - The air that i breath or Dream a little Dream from Mammas and Pappas

both have a nice sentiment but not too cheesy and a nice rhythm to walk to.

Fruitbatlings Thu 27-Aug-09 14:27:11

hilarious njmomof1, again, at someone else's wedding grin

TartanKnickers Thu 27-Aug-09 14:29:47

How about Islands in the Stream?

I love The Proclaimers - Let's Get Married (not boat related though grin)

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