Choosing wedding music can be tricky business, there is a lot to consider – What are yours and your partner’s favourite songs? What songs represent you both as a couple and have special meaning? Which song will set the perfect pace for you to walk down the aisle? And what song will you choose for your first dance as a married couple?
The key to a great wedding playlist is choosing a good combination of well-known upbeat songs that will have everyone up on the dance floor, plus a few heartfelt slow songs thrown into the mix. There are also songs that you really don’t want to be played at your wedding. To avoid your wedding party feeling like a Pontins disco, ensure ‘YMCA’ and ‘Let’s Do the Time Warp’ are firmly on the ‘DO NOT PLAY’ list, along with the ten inappropriate songs below!
1. ‘Caught Out There’ by Kelis
The chorus is Kellis screaming, ‘I hate you so much right now’….
2. ‘Too Drunk to F**K’ by Dead Kennedy’s
It’s highly likely after a full day and night on the champers, but why tempt fate?
3. ‘Gold digger’ by Kanye West
Not short of a penny or two? May raise a few eyebrows…
4. ‘Nothing Lasts forever’ by Echo & The Bunnymen
As statistics stand, one in every two marriages end in divorce so it’s highly likely, but probably not something you want to think about on your wedding day….
5. ‘Most Beautiful Girl In The Room’ by Flight Of The Choncords
It’s a lovely song if the bride doesn’t mind being compared to a high-class prostitute.
6. ‘Il Kill Her’ by Soko
Catchy tune but I think death should generally be avoided at weddings.
7. ‘50 Ways to Leave Your Lover’ by Paul Simon
Don’t want to be giving a bride or groom with cold feet ideas….
8. ‘Please Release Me’ by Engelbert Humperdinck
Give it a year at least!
9. ‘Every Breath You Take’ by The Police
This song is about a guy stalking his ex-girlfriend, not really wedding playlist material.
10. ‘D.I.V.O.R.C.E’ by Tammy Wynette
I think this one is pretty self-explanatory.
Or you could just play them all and give everyone a good laugh!