On Friday Huffington Post put out a message for all their followers to nominate their worst wedding songs via twitter and facebook. The list will be slanted towards the USA because Huffington Post probably still has most of its subscribers over in the States but the list of replies was extensive and is worth a little mention on our own blog simply because Huff Post carries some serious weight in online news.
Responses ranged from tracks actually heard and played by wedding DJs and wedding bands at weddings through to comedy ideas of what would probably be the worst song to hear at a wedding. I am sure you can work out which is which but just to be sure I have included some of the comments accompanying the tweets and facebook messages. I hope this list is a help to any wedding singers thinking what new songs to put in their sets (and to any clients choosing their wedding first dance songs right now.) This is part of our wedding music ideas
Adele- Someone Like You (Heard it at a wedding recently and it cleared the dance floor.
Puddle Of Mud- She Hates Me (obviously not serious)
James Blunt-Goodbye My Lover
Sir Mixalot-Babys Got Back
Rhianna – Unfaithfull
Chicken Dance. Cha Cha Slide, Electric Slide etc etc
Anything by Taylor Swift
Billy Idol – White Wedding
Kanye West – Gold Digga
2Pac – Hit Em Up
b52′s Loveshack (probably picked as a cliché which doesn’t need repeating)
Usher – Confessions
The Police – Every Breath You Take (great song but inappropriate lyric)
Foreigner – Cold As Ice
Tammy Wynette – Divorce (needs no further explanation)
REM – Everybody Hurts
Johnny Cash – Ring Of Fire
LL Cool J – mama Said knock you out
Carol King – Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
Any song from the Grease Soundtrack
Soft Cell – Tainted Love
Anything with organised dancing!
The Doors – The End
Ive Had The Time Of My Life
Can you see the pattern emerging above. The songs are divided into the following
1. Songs with inappropriate lyrics which lend comic effect when played at a wedding.
2. Songs that have become clichés through being overplayed at weddings (even when the song is brilliant like Chic Good Times a solid gold funk classic but still a cliché which many people don’t want repeating.
3. Songs with organised dance routines. It seems many people don’t want to dance in formation with their Auntie Doris!
Hope you found this list helpful. It is always interesting to read about first dance and wedding songs from other sources as well as our great many acts that usually contribute to these dialogues. If you need any help with the wedding music for your wedding please call the LMM office on 084564 900515 or email email@example.com and we are sure to be able to help.