Friday, June 26, 2009

Bad Choices for Wedding Songs

VE sometimes takes on consulting work for his amusement. Recently as a wedding advisor. And I did try to advise them to "run away, run away" but alas, they're in love and such. As such, I’d like to advise you on what songs not to feature during your wedding…

I wanna be sedated – The Ramones
Freebird – Lynryd Skynyrd
Another One Bites the Dust – Queen
Won’t Get Fooled Again – Who
Before he Cheats – Carrie Underwood
You’re No Good – Linda Ronstadt
I Hate Everything About You – 3 Days Grace
I Don’t Care Anymore – Phil Collins
It Don’t Matter to Me – Bread
You Got Lucky – Tom Petty
You’re So Vain – Carly Simon
Run for Your Life – Beatles
Lost Cause – Beck
I Can’t Help You Now – Bonnie Raitt
Should I Stay or Should I Go – Clash
A Common Disaster – Cowboy Junkies

49 comments:

Dee said...

i like should I stay of should I go, that could be an anniversary song as well!

Roy Scribner said...

Ramones - woot! I'd probably add a little Green Day, "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams"

The Incredible Woody said...

How about You Give Love A Bad Name by Bon Jovi?

Quirkyloon said...

VE! You disappoint me!

Carrie Underwood? Do you actually listen to Carrie Underwood?

Oh noooooooooz!

The Incredible Woody said...

I would say that Closer by Nine Inch Nails and I Touch Myself by The Divinyls would be inappropriate too!

Mrsupole said...

Looks like a pretty good list to me. Great consulting job. I hope they pay you a lot.

God bless.

Anne said...

How about "I knew the bride when she used to rock n roll"?

Candie Bracci said...

LOL,yeah better not!:D

Jeff said...

Other badly timed songs for a wedding:
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Goodbye To You
Hit the Road Jack
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
All By Myself
Love Stinks
Heartbreak Hotel

I could go on and on... ;-)

lime said...

dang it jeff beat me to adding love stinks

ok, how about lucille by kenny rogers?

gab said...

Oh how I wish those were real songs and I had them all Id play them over and over to see if I could stopmy son from taking the plunge. I like her and all but I think they should just live together OMG that just came outta me. Im not the time to let people live together without marriage

gab said...

Oh dang I know they are real songs I mean that I really had them

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

I eloped. If I had done it the other way I would have picked "Should I stay or should I go." Great list VE!

VE said...

dee - Really gives that deep commitment vibe, doesn't it?

roy - Good place to honeymoon too...

incredible woody - What name did she give love? Horace? Zeke? Bouregard?

mrsupole - It's never enough, is it?

anne - Are you saying marriage is the death of rock and roll?

candie - Of course, if you can survive those, then you're probably going to be ok...

jeff - Ha! Good ones. I think you did...

lime - Dang that Jeff! How about "Jeff Stinks" then? What if you don't marry a Lucille though?

Kurt said...

I think You Got Lucky would be kind of sweet.

Nessa said...

Didn't I tell you never, NEVER, mention Freebird?!

VE said...

kurt - But you're just a cup half full kind of guy...

VE said...

nessa - "But please don't take it badly, 'Cause Lord knows I'm to blame...." Bwahahahaha

ReformingGeek said...

Nice! What about "That Don't Impress Me Much"? That could really be a problem for a girl, huh?

Elizabeth said...

How about "Dude Looks Like a Lady"? That would probably not be a good one to play!
;) Elizabeth

The Silver Fox said...

I knew a guy and his girlfriend in the late 1970s who used "Dust in the Wind" as "their song" when they dated. Great, innit? A song saying nothing lasts, nothing matters, everything dies & fades away?

Gladys said...

I thought I had commented earlier so either blogger is eating my comments or I'm in the early stages of dementia ok the latter stages. Anyway I orginally said my friend had "Mary Janes Last Dance" by Tom Petty but my friend corrected me and said she had "White Wedding" by Billy Idol. My Bad

Bunk Strutts said...

Had a friend who requested the church organist play THIS as the guests were being seated:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipzR9bhei_o

The marriage lasted almost a year.

VE said...

reforminggeek - Depending on what she is looking at when this is said that could be bad for a guy too!

elizabeth - I give it 3 weeks tops...

silver fox - I'm sure their marriage is dust in the wind...

glady - I'm sorry...pretend comments don't count extra... ;)

bunk - Yep...right up there between watching paint dry and getting the gums scraped.

Megan said...

Remember that wedding I went to recently that had no booze? The groom's last name is Medina and, yes, they made their entrance to "Funky Cold Medina."

True story.

Baino said...

Megan wins!At least if you had songs like that you'd remember them. Buggered if I can remember what I chose for my own wedding!

The Silver Fox said...

Here's a story related to the wedding song topic:

My former employer Paul's Cousin Steve and -- IIRC -- someone else who was the same kind of practical joker as Steve were attending a wedding several years ago. They told the band that the bride and groom were huge fans of the old TV show, Bonanza. (This was years ago, as I said, but Bonanza had already been off the air for years.) They said that the wedding was almost postponed when Lorne Greene died (which had happened recently), out of respect for him! They convinced the band to play the theme from Bonanza when the bride and groom were introduced. Naturally, it was all b.s., and nobody but the two practical jokers knew why the band had played such a weird choice.

The Silver Fox said...

Here's another true wedding song story:

Throughout the 1970s and even into the 1980s, it seemed like 95% of the people who got married chose either "We've Only Just Begun" (by The Carpenters) or "Colour My World" (by Chicago) as their wedding song.

My friend Wayne had been engaged to a girl named Chantelle, and "Colour My World" had been their song. They split up, and a couple of years later, Wayne married a young lady named Linda.

The wedding band was given strict instructions NOT to play "Colour My World."

When they introduced the bride and groom, they played -- guess what? -- "Colour My World!"

If that wasn't bad enough, when Wayne and Linda had their first dance together, the band played... Oh, you're ahead of me here, huh?

Yup. B@st@rds played it twice.

The Silver Fox said...

Baino: Can't recall your own wedding song? Sounds like there definitely was booze at your wedding!

Jaime said...

we almost walked out to "accidentally in love" but weren't sure how people would take that one... since i was engaged to someone else when i met hubby, it kinda fit though...

VE said...

megan - Ha! Now that is classic...

baino - Just don't admit that to the wife...

silver fox - Ha! I probably would have been right there with the pranksters. Excellent tale...

silver fox - Makes me wonder if your pranksters were at it again for that wedding too. One has to wonder why they would do that...

jaime - Wow, I hearing lots of interesting stories. Sounds like your song would have definitely been appropriate. You should have gone for it...

Alex L said...

'I Hate Everything About You – 3 Days Grace'

What you're not going the 'ugly kid joe' original?

VE said...

alex - Damn...you're right! What the hell was I thinking?

zelzee said...

This could have saved me tons of money in attorney fees!!

I will keep (and play) this list of songs handy for future reference if I ever decide to do that aisle walk thing again.

Now I like
"Hope It Gives You Hell" - All American Rejects

Kate Hanley said...

Came by the check out TT, I know I'm late, I trying to read everyone's TT and time is tight. Anyway, loved this post. NPR just did a story on bad choices for wedding songs. One mother wanted her daughter to walk down the aisle to Send in the Clowns. And, I also really liked your summer survival tips.

VE said...

zelzee - Thanks for stopping in. Good addition to the list!

kate - Nah, you're not late. People visit the TT all week long. The "Send in the Clowns" is a funny one...particularly because clowns give me the creeps.

Uncivil said...

David Allan Coe - Cum Stains on the Pillow
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC24cLsv2PA

thinkinfyou said...

I don't think they are bad choices for wedding songs.Why not add a little truth to the situation!?!

thinkinfyou said...

Oh,and I want to add one...
Ben Harper's "Please Bleed."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoJ7mECfjpU

VE said...

uncivil - Was that your wedding song? ;)

thinkinfyou - Yes...only the truth is funny!

thinkinfyou - Ha! Many a teenager has said that after...nevermind...

Hit 40 said...

Excellent - my personal favorite for my drive to work or possibly a wedding....

HIGHWAY TO HELL!!!

I just realized this last week that I could click follow on the top bar!!! DAH!!! SO YOU WILL BE SEEING MORE OF ME!!!

VE said...

hit 40 - Good addition. Always glad to have you...it keeps the gnomes busy and that's good!

Janna said...

"Chains Of Love" (Erasure)
"If I Could Turn Back Time" (Cher)
"Where Do I Hide" (Nickelback)
"Why Me, Why Now" (The Saturdays)
"I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues" (Elton John)
"Who Are You??" (The Who)
"Bang Your Head" (Quiet Riot)

...Surprisingly, I'm still single.
.

VE said...

janna - Ha! Keep playing those before the wedding and I can see why you're still single.

Ronda Laveen said...

I think they're just happy to be out of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Well, at least for a little while.

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

My favorite is "Time for me to fly" by REO. Its my theme song. Oh yeah.

I also love "Every time I eat vegetables it makes me think of you." Its also by the Ramones (they rock!). Long live Joey Ramone! Oh darn it, he died, too, didn't he?

VE said...

ronda - Out of frying pan and into the fire...

arizona - Yeah, Ramones!

Maureen said...

Ever since the movie 1408, I can't listen to "We've Only Just Begun" anymore...

VE said...

maureen - I'm going to have to figure this out...I have no idea what you are refering to. I'll put the gnomes on it...