Serious Question: Would You Play “Hold On We’re Going Home” At Your Wedding?

August 27, 2013  |  

Have you heard Drake’s song “Hold On We’re Going Home”? If you watched the VMAs on Sunday, “Hold On” was the first song Drake performed for his set. You know the one where he squinted his eyes, curled his lips and let out those high notes. I know folks clown Drake all the time for being emo, soft, powderpuff. But there’s nothing wrong with a little crooning every once in a while. And shoot, he didn’t sound half bad. I like Drake as an artist and I like the song.

And I’m not the only one. Drake likes this song so much he believes it should be played at some pretty special events and times in people’s lives. See what he said in a recent interview with MTV.

“It’s not a rap record. It’s not ‘Versace,’ it’s not ‘Started From the Bottom.’ In approaching this album I was like man, it would be great if we had a record that was played at weddings in 10 years or that people that are away from their families in the army could listen to. Something that just [has] timeless writing, timeless melody.”

When I first read that, I hadn’t heard the song and I thought this dude is really feeling himself. A wedding song?! Really? But then one of my coworkers played it aloud. At this time, I’d like to invite you to take the time to listen to it if you’re not familiar.

At first I must admit, I was giving Drake a bit of the side eye. But after listening to the song, it wouldn’t be too far out of place at a wedding.

I got my eyes on you, you’re everything that I see
I want your hot love and emotion endlessly
I can’t get over you, you left your mark on me
I want your high love and emotion endlessly
Cause you’re a good girl and you know it
You act so different around me
Cause you’re a good girl and you know it
I know exactly who you could be

Some of the lyrics like “you act so different around me” might be a little questionable for a groom to sing to his bride but the groove is there. It’s certainly something you can do a smooth two step to.

In fact, the more we talked about it, the more we realized, there are a lot of “non traditional” wedding songs we’d play at our reception. A couple of my co-workers explained that they’ll require an entire ratchet hour during their reception, after the church folk leave, to play and dance to all of the songs they can’t live without. So if folks are going to be bouncing something to French Montana’s “Pop That,” they can surely put “Hold On We’re Going Home” on the set list.

So, let me ask you would you play “Hold On” at your reception? If not, what “non traditional” songs would you play at your wedding reception?

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