‘Crazy in Love’ — on the wedding reception playlist?

By Rose

Scott and I are having our famous-only-to-us Burrito Night. These DIY burrito evenings were inspired by — what else — SoCal. Scott visited southern California for the first time in 2010, when I was in Encinitas going through the two-week Ashtanga yoga teacher training program that rocked my world.

We enjoyed more than one meal at Juanita’s in Encinitas and thought — we have to try to do this ourselves when we get back to Michigan. Those of you who are from California or have lived there know this — burritos in California are the greatest burritos in the history of the world forever and ever amen, plain and simple. I remember after college, when I moved in Massachusetts, I almost cried (not really, since I’m not a big crier) when I tasted what one local shop called a burrito. New England does not know how to do burritos. Period.

A Jay-Z retrospective is on, and of course, it discusses the Beyonce-and-Jay-Z-create-fireworks single of “Crazy in Love.” Scott just said “Crazy in Love” is one of the best pop singles of all time.

“Ever? Top 10? Top 20?” I said, before having my last bite of my shrimp burrito.

“Top 50 for sure.”

I don’t back down on a lot of things, but when it comes to music, I have to say that Scott knows his stuff.

I guess that means we’ll have to ask the DJ (who has not been hired yet — can’t even wrap my head around that right now, with so much else to deal with) to make sure “Crazy in Love” is on the playlist.

So hey, guys, what songs do you think need to be on the playlist the night of the wedding? Comment below, OK? We can’t read minds. If you don’t say your two cents, we’ll be playing Wu-Tang, Arcade Fire, Radiohead and salsa tunes you won’t understand the lyrics to unless you speak Spanish . . .

P.S. — We’ll never be the visually and gastronomically delectable blog that is Between He and She, but we’ll give you this tip if you want to make your own burritos: Cilantro is key.

(Photo credit: FunnyPuppySite.com) <– This is ridiculous, by the way. So totally ridiculous. 

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18 thoughts on “‘Crazy in Love’ — on the wedding reception playlist?

  1. Since you are in the state of Michigan, a little Motown would be nice — no, it’s not dated — not all of it, by any means — “Tears of a Clown” by Smokey Robinson, “What’s Going On,” — I assume that’s the name — by Marvin Gaye are absolutely timeless. Throwing in a little English Beat, with their version of “Tears of a Clown” would be sweet, as would their “I Confess.”
    And, while we’re on ’80s (I think the 1970s we can pretty much skip), can’t forget XTC, the Smiths, etc. And if you’ve got a bunch of people with names like Farrell, Norris and Lowney coming, you might want to throw in some “N17” or other tunes by our boys from Tuam.
    Oh wait, this isn’t my wedding!! I’ll stop before someone hits the obnoxious button

    • Jack —

      As a son of Michigan, trust that Motown will feature heavily at our wedding — Smokey, Marvin, early Stevie Wonder, and a personal favorite of mine: the Jackson 5!

      I’m a huge Smiths fan too. Despite the morbidity of it, we may have to work “There Is a Light that Never Goes Out” in somehow.

      — Scott

      • Scott, ‘

        So sorry not to respond to until now — I hadn’t checked the site in long while. But since I’m in GR I figured I should check in, you know? #Jacknolongerondialup

  2. FYI Scott, Just wanted to let you know, prior to your being born, your Mom and I rocked to the classics of Barry Manilow, the Bee Gees, the Carpenters and Olivia Newton John. But seriously, almost anything 60’s or Motown would be great. Talk to you soon. Dad ( AKA: Mr Bojangles)

    • As we told you yesterday before we all left Grand Rapids, our guests were quite smitten by your dance moves. “Who’s that guy with all the rhythm?” they wanted to know. No wonder Scott can salsa the way he does!

      -Rose

  3. This is my last time weighing in here…if Boyz II Men or All 4 One did not make the cut, I’ll be very disappointed.

  4. “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” by your friend and mine, the Ol’ Dirty Bastard. Also, “Superfreak” by Rick “Cocaine is a Hell of a Drug” James.

    What can I say… I have a weakness for the classics.

    • Larry — I’m honestly emailing our DJ this afternoon to add ODB to the list. He’s an all-time favorite of mine and I can’t believe I forgot “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” (and “Brooklyn Zoo!”)

      “Superfreak” is already on the list 🙂

      — Scott

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