Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Worst Wedding Songs Ever

Picking wedding songs is hard. People do it all the time, so you think that it would be easy. Part of the reason it can be easy is because Top 40 radio is peppered with songs that you can grab and insert into your meaningful moment of choice.However, if you're doing it right and making it meaningful and specific to you, there isn't necessarily an obvious choice. (As per this list, this excludes fans of Shania Twain, 98 Degrees, Michael Bolton and Celine Dion. However, you probably don't understand this post anyway, so you can feel free to stop reading.)

Here are some songs and bands that we have been considering, but had to put on the back burner due to creepy lyrics.

Grateful Dead - Ripple

"There is a road, no simple highway,
Between the dawn and the dark of night,
And if you go no one may follow,
That path is for your steps alone."

Iron and Wine - Lovesong of the Buzzard

As if the title doesn't give it away.

The Mountain Goats - No Children

Extensive reasons not to choose this song, including the lyrics:
"I hope I lie
And tell everyone you were a good wife
And I hope you die
I hope we both die."

However, I feel better about the efforts we are putting towards this, when I see that there are people who don't really consider the nuances of disasterous lyrics. NPR held a contest to collect the top worst wedding songs from listeners. It was a good heads-up, as we were able to see that whatever we pick can't possibly be this bad. We also got the hint to take "Send in the Clowns" off of our list.


  1. how about andrew w.k's seminal work "party hard." sample lyrics: "Let's get a party going, let's get a party going, when it's time to party we will always party hard. Party hard party hard party hard party hard...."

  2. why are you two so freakin adorable? don't knock "at last" by etta james too much...that's a bangin song! hehe