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Poll: "Sweet Caroline" at weddings

We're putting together our do-not-play list. Curious about everyone's thoughts on this old standby. :)


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Re: Poll: "Sweet Caroline" at weddings

  • Kaye SmithKaye Smith member
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    edited December 2011
    No matter how many times i hear it, no matter how cheesy it is, i can't stop myself from singing along!
  • kducharmekducharme member
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    edited December 2011
    That is def a must play song for my wedding! :)  It gets everyone going, you can't help but sing along!
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  • carrieoz_76carrieoz_76 member
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    edited December 2011
    My friends and I LOVE IT.  We sing along - loudly.  Sweet Caroline, (bum bum buuuuuumm), good times never seemed so blue (so blue so blue so blue!)...

    But then we've also seen the band Super Diamond.  Multiple times.

    They're good!

    ETA: I must have been in a rush.  It should be - good times never seemed so good (so good so good so good).  Duh.  :)
  • hfbellefillehfbellefille member
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    edited December 2011
    This Washingtonian turned Bostonian turned DC-ite will be having Sweet Caroline on her must play list, in fact, we might play it twice!  But that's mainly b/c it's hard to imagine a gathering of our Boston college friends without it.  I'm also considering making our entrance to "Shipping Up to Boston" (i.e. Jonathan Papelbon's entrance from the bullpen song), but I'm just a Sox nut. 

    It's also, depsite being really cheesy, a really sweet song. 
  • edited December 2011
    Also no matter what TK says I'm not DavidsRaindrop. WTF?

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  • dawnies79dawnies79 member
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    edited December 2011
    We played it...and everyone was on the dance floor singing along! Laughing
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  • jennlinjennlin member
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    edited December 2011
    i think i haven't been to enough american weddings (i've only been to 1 non-asian wedding).....i've never heard of this being played =P
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  • jennuinnejennuinne member
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    edited December 2011

    It will definitely get everyone singing along, just not my style.  Another sing-a-long: Build Me Up Buttercup.

  • jennuinnejennuinne member
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    edited December 2011
    But, definitely on the do not play list if you've ever dated anyone named Caroline!  : )
  • edited December 2011
    lol Jennuine. :)
    I was not aware "Sweet Caroline" was some sort of wedding standard. I haven't been to that many weddings though either. I do kinda want a Neil Diamond song somewhere in there, but that's because both of my parents loved him and so did I when I was little. But I'm a little more inclined to "Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show"
  • alyssa324alyssa324 member
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    edited December 2011
    i actually didnt know what song this was until i googled it then i recognized it. i will be asking dj to play since its such a sing along lol
  • melissa82melissa82 member
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    edited December 2011
    Um, of course. Not a Red Sox fan, but everyone loves this song! Had no idea it was considered cheesy.
  • edited December 2011

    This song is great! I've heard it 3-4 times at business function/parties recently and it doesn't get old.  It was prominent at both of my sister's weddings where we shout "CAROLYN" because that is her name!  Go for it!

  • carrieoz_76carrieoz_76 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_washington-seattle_poll-sweet-caroline-weddings?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:104Discussion:2c73b04a-571a-4e0c-887e-22f610b8dff0Post:ee496fe8-682e-4739-9c66-bb8d24fd39d0">Re: Poll: "Sweet Caroline" at weddings</a>:
    [QUOTE]Another sing-a-long: Build Me Up Buttercup.
    Posted by jennuinne[/QUOTE]
    Oh.Em.Gee.  Jenn, you and me, eye to eye.<div>
    </div><div>I freakin HEART Build Me Up Buttercup, and sing it at the top of my lungs every time it's on.  As I tell my friends when we karaoke (or otherwise sing out loud) - I'm not good, but I <em>am</em> enthusiastic, and sometimes that's better.</div>
  • edited December 2011
    i like it.. fi wouldn't like it played..
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  • jennuinnejennuinne member
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    edited December 2011
    Yeah, my FI would also be like WTF is this?  I'm already pushing it w/ footloose.  Wait, is footloose a no no?  Well, you gotta have a few crowd pleasers and play to our different guests.
  • edited December 2011
    I honestly don't like Sweet Caroline - never really have.  Build Me Up Buttercup, however, I do love!
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  • edited December 2011
    Wow ... half of you know that this was the unofficial Sawx theme song at one point??

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  • carrieoz_76carrieoz_76 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_washington-seattle_poll-sweet-caroline-weddings?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:104Discussion:2c73b04a-571a-4e0c-887e-22f610b8dff0Post:ff089878-c6f1-43a9-843a-7d9ffc3ce4ed">Re: Poll: "Sweet Caroline" at weddings</a>:
    [QUOTE]Wow ... half of you know that this was the unofficial Sawx theme song at one point??
    Posted by niq24601[/QUOTE]
    Not me.  I'm a sheltered W. Coast girl all the way.
  • edited December 2011
    I don't think I even know Sweet Caroline?
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