This blog focuses on great music for wedding ceremonies and receptions. However, we saw a very funny thread on X (formerly Twitter) that asked readers to name bad wedding songs. You’ll crack up at some of the songs readers came up with.
Some bad wedding songs are obvious because of the title. But with others, you have to dig into the lyrics.
Here’s a bunch of the songs listed on Twitter as bad wedding songs:
Taps. Very funny. It’s played at military FUNERALS and indicates ‘end of day.’ Your wedding is a beginning, not an end.
The Jeopardy theme song. The word ‘Jeopardy’ connotes peril. There is nothing perilous about your wedding!
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover. The title is self-evident. The lyrics are hysterical:
You just slip out the back, Jack
Make a new plan, Stan
You don’t need to be coy, Roy
Just get yourself free
Hop on the bus, Gus
You don’t need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, Lee
And get yourself free.
These Boots Were Made for Walkin’. Wonderful lyrics, fun song, but not a fit for your wedding day!
You keep lying when you outta be truthing,
You keep losing when you outta not bet.
You keep saming when you outta be changing,
Now what’s right is right, but you ain’t been right yet.
Another One Bites the Dust, by Queen. Nope:
How do you think I’m going to get along
Without you when you’re gone?
You took me for everything that I had
And kicked me out on my own
I’m Not In Love, by 10cc. The title says it all, but in case you need more convincing, here’s how the song starts:
I’m not in love, so don’t forget it,
It’s just a silly phase I’m going through.
And just because I call you up,
Don’t get me wrong, don’t think you’ve got it made.
Woman, Woman, by Gary Pucket & the Union Gap (interesting name, isn’t it?).
Woman oh woman
Have you got cheating on your mind, on your mind?
Something’s wrong between us,
That your laughter cannot hide.
This is the end (the Doors)
We won’t post the video, as the lyrics get too raunchy, but the first four lines are certainly NOT a good fit for your wedding:
This is the end
This is the end
My only friend, the endThis is the end
This is the end
My only friend, the end.
And the list goes on …
Funeral for a Friend (Elton John). This piece of rock music is devoid of lyrics, but the title says it all. Save it for your funeral.
Lying Eyes, by the Eagles
Highway to Hell, by AC/DC
Love Hurts, by Nazareth
Please Release me by Englebert Humperdinck
Nobody Wins, by Brenda Lee
Breaking Up is Hard to Do, by Neil Sedaka
Oops, I did it again, by Brittany Spears
Every Breath You Take, by The Police
Maneater, by Hall & Oats
Gold Digger, by Kanye West
Part Time Lover, by Stevie Wonder
Secret Lovers, by Atlantic Starr
Saving All My Love for You, by Whitney Houston
Not a good idea to have a song about a woman stealing another woman’s husband.
The list goes on, but you get the idea. The lesson: select your songs carefully, paying close attention to what they actually say.
Some of the songs above use profanity in the lyrics. Ask us about clean cut versions in case any of the songs you do select for your wedding have a few “rough patches” in them. But first, you’d better check out if we’re available. Popular dates book quickly.