(Full disclosure, I would 1000% play some of these — FOR THE LAUGHS.)
Thanks to u/combustion_assaulter‘s question on r/AskReddit:
“What’s the most inappropriate song to play at a wedding?”
I have an excellent list of things to request at my brothers’ weddings next year. Get ready, guys!
1. Hopefully not prophetic
Love the One You’re With, Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young.
2. Say Something
I was part of a wedding that they used Say Something by A Great Big World when the bride was walking down the aisle. I was speechless. I don’t think anyone besides me and my wife noticed either.
In case you don’t know the song…
And I will swallow my pride
You’re the one that I love
And I’m saying goodbye
Say something, I’m giving up on you
3. Avert suspicion!
It wasn’t me by shaggy.
4. Irony seems to be a theme
The End by the Doors
5. I’d laugh, NGL
Still haven’t found what I’m looking for- U2.
I saw a couple play this at their wedding during the garter-finding thing. The groom kept pulling random shit like fuzzy socks and a McChicken out of the bride’s dress. While that song played. It was hilarious.
6. Oh NO.
My dad actually played I Hate Everything About You by Three Days Grace at his second wedding.
Their divorce was finalized three days short of their one year anniversary.
7. OMG I LOVE THIS.
Benny Hill theme song while the bride walks up to the altar
I went to a wedding where the DJ played “Sexual Healing” during the Mother in law/son dance. It was glorious.
9. DOUBLE MEEP
My mother wanted to play Josh Turner’s ” your man” for our mother/son dance. She didn’t see why we thought that was a bad idea.
10. It’s not about God
Lips of an Angel – Hinder
11. Not at a wedding
Before He Cheats Song by Carrie Underwood
12. I mean, hopefully?
Touch myself – Divinyls.
Mother, Pink Floyd
During the Mother/groom dance.
14. Just no to Meatloaf period
Paradise by the Dashboard Lights – Meatloaf
I swore I’d love ya to the end of time/ So now I’m praying for the end of time/ So I can end my time with you!
It was long ago, and it was far away/ And so much better than it is today.
15. Nine Inch Nails – Closer
So there’s an instrumental version of this that has apparently struck terror in the hearts of wedding guests when they heard the opening beats…
16. I also love this
When the bride is coming down the aisle you play the Jurassic park theme
17. Holla, GoT Fans
The Rains of Castamere
18. Crazy Bitch
One of the top posts at r/cringe used to be a bride singing this at her wedding. There were other families and children present. Fucking painful.
“Highway to Hell”
—as a joke my dad thought this would be a good idea to play when they renewed their vows.
… it’s a good thing my mom had a great sense of humor
Every Breath You Take by The Police. Even Sting thinks it’s a bad song for weddings.