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Top 10 Wedding Reception Songs To Avoid At All Costs

Top 10 Wedding Reception Songs To Avoid At All Costs

Wedding Entertainment Advice

Alex from Alive Network has created a list of songs for you to give to your DJ and/or band. Make it clear that if they play any of these tracks... you won't be best pleased!

Alex from Alive Network has put together a Top 10 list of the most awkward, inappropriate and offensive wedding reception songs you could imagine hearing on your special day.

Be sure to get the DJ and/or wedding band to remove these from iPods, CD collections, vinyl bags, hard drives, repertoires and even their memories.

Instruct the DJ and/or band to ignore these songs if they’re requested - leave no room for error!

1) Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart

“Love, love will tear us apart again.”

First up - pretty self-explanatory, really. It’s a great tune, just don’t let it be played at your wedding.

2) Bob Dylan – Don't Think Twice It's Alright

“So long, honey, babe Where I'm bound, I can't tell Goodbye's too good a word, babe So I'll just say fare thee well”

If you've opted for a folk band for your wedding, this song ain't a great choice. The song addresses lack of commitment and a natural dying flame of a relationship.

3) Black Lace – Agadoo

“Agadoo doo doo push pineapple shake the tree
Agadoo doo doo push pineapple grind coffee”

Just no.

4) Dr DRE – B****** Ain’t S***

The amount of stars replacing letters in this song title is the dead giveaway - this should not be played at any wedding, ever....

Unless you opt for the Ben Folds clean, hilarious censored version.

5) Nirvana – Rape Me

“Rape me, rape me my friend
Rape me, rape me again”

As the title also makes up the majority of the lyrical content of this song; it’s quite simple to see why it’s unsuitable for close family, friends and children’s ears – even if it was your favourite song from your grunger days – it would be best to choose ‘teen spirit’ instead!

Moving swiftly on…

6) Adele – Someone Like You

“Never mind I'll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you too
Don't forget me I beg, I'll remember you say
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead”

If this comes on at a wedding, firstly it’ll kill the vibe, and secondly do you really want to be reminded of your last lover on your wedding day? No.

7) Bon Iver – Skinny Love

“Come on skinny love just last the year
Pour a little salt we were never here
My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my
Staring at the sink of blood and crushed veneer”

Justin Vernon’s poetic, heart-breaking break-up song; written in the woods in his father’s cabin after a term of being seriously ill and recovering from a major break-up. Skinny Love is easily misinterpreted as a love song, when indeed it is the opposite. If you choose this song for your first dance- nice try, but…oops. (This includes the Birdy cover version!)

8) Puddle of Mudd – She Hates Me

“Met a girl, thought she was grand
Fell in love, found out first hand
Went well for a week or two
Then it all came unglued“

Unless your bride hates you, which funnily enough is the exact opposite of what she should be feeling on your wedding day, this song should stay well away from the play queue.

9) Passenger – Let Her Go

“Well you only need the light when it's burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go”

Like Skinny Love, this is a beautiful song, but don’t use it for a first dance. Living life with regrets…letting your lover go….awkward.

10) Tammy Wynette – D.I.V.O.R.C.E

“Our D-I-V-O-R-C-E becomes final today
Me and little J-O-E will be goin' away”

Divorce? Already? You only got married a few hours ago!
This should be on every worst wedding song list!

See below for Alex's Spotify Playlist - but what ever you do...DON'T use it on your big day!

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