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10 Songs You Probably Shouldn't Play At Your Wedding

4th June 2014
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Has it ever happened to you that you've seriously listened to the lyrics of one of your favourite songs, only to discover it has a deeper, more disturbing and off-putting meaning? It’s a heart breaking moment! Equally, there are a few classics of the dance floor filler variety which, in the heat of the moment, you may not realise aren't exactly wedding appropriate.

1. Perfect Day, Lou Reed

Apologies if we’re about to ruin this song for you but rumour has it it’s not actually a sweet love song about spending the perfect day together, but more about a relationship with a certain substance… awkward.


2. Every Breath You take - The Police

Sting himself admits this song to have very sinister undertone. We don’t want to watched with every move we make thank you very much!


3. Skinny Love, Birdy/Bon Iver

Whilst Birdy’s dreamy cover of this classic hit the big time in the charts quite recently, if you actually process the lyrics you’d realise that it’s all about an incomplete love, something that’s not quite right. Romantic hey…


4. I Will Always Love You, Whitney Houston

Not actually a song about undying eternal love, well it is, but it’s about a love that can’t continue. ‘So good-bye / Please don’t cry / We both know I’m not what you need’ - not exactly ideal for you wedding day.


5. Gold Digger, Kanye West

This probably doesn’t need any explanation…


6. Don’t Marry Her Have Me, Beautiful South

Again, a bit self explanatory. Watch out for a jealous past flame sneaking this bad boy onto the playlist.


7. Bad Romance, Lady Gaga

Quite possibly could be played without you even noticing, it is a fabulous dance floor filler but, is it quite the sentiment you’re aiming for?


8. Grounds For Divorce, Elbow

Probably best to steer clear of this one, you’ve only been hitched a few hours!


9. I Will Survive, Gloria Gaynor

Played at far too many weddings, one of everyone's favourite karaoke power ballads. It's about a break-up people!! Avoid.


10. Tears In Heaven, Eric Clapton

One of the classic winding down the evening songs, a beautiful one too. But it's the song of a tragic death, not exactly appropriate for a jubilant day!


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