Royal Wedding Playlist: Songs For Kate And William

Royal Wedding Playlist: Songs For Kate And William
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The royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton is surely a cause for celebration, and as an official gift to the happy couple, Billboard.com has offered a set of 15 songs to help ring in the nuptials. From the Beatles to the Muppets, from Prince to "Two Princes," this playlist will serve as a lovely soundtrack for the regal pair. Check out the tracks below, and tell us which songs other should have made the cut in the comments section below.

A Royal Wedding Playlist
Songs For Kate & William

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"Let's Go Crazy"

Prince


"Dearly beloved," Prince tells his followers at the start of the "Purple Rain" soundtrack, "we are gathered here today to get through this thing called... life." As another Prince (William) prepares to get through this thing called marriage, we thought the opening to this classic -- and the dance party that follows -- would serve as a nice way to kick things off.

"Two Princes"

Spin Doctors


Unlike the narrator of this 90s alt-rock hit, who "ain't got no future or family tree," Prince William has both of those pretty much locked down. But we still like to think Will lets Kate call him baby, tell him maybe, buy him flowers and talk for hours. And hey, Kate definitely has "two princes" in her life, her groom and his brother, Harry.

"Someday My Prince Will Come"

Adriana Caselotti (Snow White)


Beautifully performed in "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" by Adriana Caselotti, who voiced the main character, "Someday My Prince Will Come" was an early classic in the Disney song canon. Even if Grumpy doesn't get sucked in by Snow White's yearning, the rest of the dwarfs -- and anyone who believes in fairytale romance -- certainly do.

"Kate"

Ben Folds Five


Ben Folds Five's rocking anthem to the perfect girl, "Kate" sounds tailor-made for Ms. Middleton -- well, maybe not the parts about her smoking pot or making killer mixtapes, but "she smiles and it's a rainbow" is definitely a royal compliment.

"William, It Was Really Nothing"

The Smiths


Nothing like the masters of mope to add some downcast jangle to a U.K. wedding! This short Smiths single which partially shares its name with the groom is particularly sardonic, with Morrissey telling the tale of a "fat girl who'll say, 'Oh, would you like to marry me? And if you like, you can buy the ring.'" Not exactly stirring romance, especially since Kate is nothing like that, but Johnny Marr's guitar has never sounded better.

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A Royal Wedding Playlist
Songs For Kate & William

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"Your Love is King"

Sade


Sade Adu croons about a regal love in this quiet-storm classic. We're sure Kate knows exactly where she's coming from.

"Let's Get Married"

Jagged Edge


Adding some R&B flavor to this royal playlist, Jagged Edge crash the party with their hopelessly upbeat ode to getting hitched. Although not as memorable as their hit single "Where The Party At," there's something oddly sweet about an R&B collective craving matrimony and singing, "We ain't gettin' no younger, so we might as well do it!"

"Kiss the Bride"

Elton John


Elton John performed a stirring tribute to Prince William's mother, Princess Diana, with "Candle in the Wind," but we're happy to play this more upbeat track in anticipation of Will and Kate tying the knot. Of course, let's hope no one at the ceremony takes John's advice, objects to the union and tells Kate, "Don't say I do, say bye bye bye/And let me kiss the bride, yeah!"

"Like a Virgin"

Madonna


We, of course, picked this song for the gorgeous white wedding dress Madonna sported during her infamous 1984 MTV Video Music Awards performance. Wait? What's the song about? Oh...

"Common People"

Pulp


Arguably the high-water mark for 90s Britpop, "Common People" concept -- a well-to-do woman decides that she wants to "sleep with common people" like the male narrator -- is actually flipped on its head in the case of Will and Kate, since the Prince is marrying non-royalty. 16 years after this hit single was released and long after Britpop has expired, romance is still blurring class lines in the U.K.

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