So it's the end of the peak wedding season so we'd thought we've have a wedding Memory Tape from listener Alex Arnott. And as with most of our listeners, they like to make their tapes extra special:

"My lovely Scott and I got married at Edinburgh's The Caves in October 2009.  We too were very determined to express ourselves and mutual love of music throughout the day and did not trust anyone else for the job.  We initially had a playlist that lasted two days, with all of our favourite songs, which we then whittled down to five hours.  Scott edited lots of the songs to ensure a seamless flow of music, and one of his proudest moments was editing out the rap in "Gravel Pit".  Making this playlist was our finest collaboration, and listening to it brings back amazing memories in a way that we feel music chosen by others would not have. 

We are particularly proud of the last section of songs, which constituted a series of songs which could have each been the last.  When we danced to "One Day Like This", the remaining guests danced in a circle around us spontaneously. I had originally worried that playing Rage would "offend" some guests, but Scott persuaded me that I was wrong, and at this point our friends all joined in a pretty decent mosh pit. It's quite traditional to finish a Scottish wedding with Proclaimers, and for guests to form a circle around the couple and sing their hearts out.

I hope you enjoy our memory tape - we are very proud of it."

Alex and Scott’s Memory Tape

Al Green – Let's Stay Together
Stevie Wonder – For Once In My Life
Jackie Wilson – Reet Petite
Ray Charles – Mess Around
Sparks – Looks, Looks, Looks
The Contours – Do You Love Me
Dion – Runaround Sue
Sam And Dave – I'm A Soul Man
Aretha Franklin – Respect
Ray Charles – I've Got A Woman
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – Heatwave
Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive
Queen – Don't Stop Me Now
Judas Priest – Breaking the Law
Blue Swede – Hooked On A Feeling
Sparks – Waterproof
Pulp – Common People - Full Length Version / Album Version
Talking Heads – Psycho Killer
Steppenwolf – Born To Be Wild
Cream – I'm So Glad
David Bowie – Starman
M.I.A. – Paper Planes
Muse – Feeling Good
Foo Fighters – Everlong
Michael Jackson – Thriller
Madness – It Must Be Love
Beastie Boys – Sabotage
The Pogues – Fiesta
Terra Folk – Happy Nigun
Black Sabbath – Paranoid
Iron Maiden – The Number Of The Beast
Motörhead – Ace Of Spades
Manowar – Thor (The Powerhead)
Jimmy Page – Immigrant Song
The Rolling Stones – Paint It Black - Mono Version
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – Dancing In The Street
Dolly Parton – 9 To 5
The Turtles – Happy Together
The Beach Boys – God Only Knows
Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World
David Bowie – Space Oddity
Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse of the Heart
Genesis – Jesus He Knows Me
Leonard Cohen – First We Take Manhattan
Rufus Wainwright – 14th Street
Reindeer Section – You Are My Joy
Flight Of The Conchords – Inner City Pressure

Electric Six – Danger! High Voltage
Blur – Parklife
Green Day – Basket Case
Queens Of The Stone Age – No One Knows
System Of A Down – Radio/Video
OutKast – B.O.B.
Wu-Tang Clan – Gravel Pit
Dead Prez – Hip Hop
Salt-N-Pepa – Push It
The Prodigy – Out of Space (Original)
Tangerine Dream – Tomorrow Never Knows
The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations  
Iron Maiden – Run to the Hills
Echo And The Bunnymen – All You Need Is Love
Rufus Wainwright – Chelsea Hotel No. 2
Elbow – One Day Like This
Manowar – Courage
Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name
The Proclaimers – I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)

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