Worst songs for weddings
I started a new blog and I'm putting my Pratie Head and Mappamundi mp3 recordings of my favorite wedding songs on it - it's Best Wedding Songs.
Yesterday, somebody found it searching for "daughter daddy songs" and thinking about that I found the following funny list from answer.com of awful wedding songs. (For some of my own ideas, see below the box.)
- Every Breath You Take Police (Unless you're marrying your creepy stalker, this is not a romantic song!)
- I will Always Love You Dolly Parton/ Whitney Houston (It's about a break up. Please, no talk of "bittersweet memories" at your wedding.)
- Lips of an Angel Hinder (The angel's great lips are enough to make him think about cheating on his girlfriend).
- My Heart Will Go On Celine Dion (She's singing the song to her dead boyfriend. Dead and weddings don't mix that well.)
- Tears in Heaven Eric Clapton (Yet another death song I've heard at too many weddings. I know there's the life insurance policy, but it's a little too early to be talking about death, don't you think?)
- I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor. (Not only have I heard this at a million weddings, but I've also seen it on lists of "popular wedding songs!" People, it's a song about surviving a horrible breakup! Don't play this at your wedding.)
- Jesse's Girl Rick Springfield (Go ahead. Fuel rumors that the bride is sleeping/has slept/will sleep with the Best Man.)
- White Wedding Billy Idol (Idol himself says that the song is about hating his sister's fiancé.)
- Love Stinks, You Gave Love A Bad Name, Tainted Love (all self explanatory).
Here are two of my favorite bad requests made by brides for weddings we played at:
She Moved Through The Fair - I think they heard the line, "it will not be long, love, till our wedding day" and didn't listen to the rest of the song - the fiance is dead and comes back in a dream.
The Last Rose of Summer - this is the worst ever. It implies the bride is the last one standing. In fact, I must quote this one for you in its entirety so you can marvel that I had a hard time talking her out of it:
'Tis the last rose of summer
Left blooming alone;
All her lovely companions
Are faded and gone;
No flower of her kindred,
No rosebud is nigh,
To reflect back her blushes,
To give sigh for sigh.
I'll not leave thee, thou lone one!
To pine on the stem;
Since the lovely are sleeping,
Go, sleep thou with them.
Thus kindly I scatter,
Thy leaves o'er the bed,
Where thy mates of the garden
Lie scentless and dead.
So soon may I follow,
When friendships decay,
From Love's shining circle
The gems drop away.
When true hearts lie withered
And fond ones are flown,
Oh! who would inhabit,
This bleak world alone?
As always, I'd love it if you'd leave suggestions (good or bad) in the comments.