People Are Sharing The Most Inappropriate Wedding Songs They’ve Ever Heard, And Oh No
"The band at our wedding kept insisting on their closing number at the reception being Kings of Leon’s “Sex on Fire”. We said no under any circumstances. They still played it."
Picking the song you want to play as you walk down the aisle at your wedding is a deceptively hard task.
It’s not simply a question of picking your “favourite” song. After all, many of us adore music that’s about how depressing life is; how much love is a lie; how getting eaten alive by sharks is painful. There’s any number of perfect songs that would simply be wrong for a wedding, and selecting music requires real tact and grace.
At least, that is theoretically how it’s meant to go. As a recent Twitter post for the Double J Mornings social account proves, a lot of people haven’t yet realised that there’s certain art that’s out of bounds at nuptials.
See, the Double J account called for people to share “the most inappropriate song you’ve ever heard at a wedding? Preferably, walking down the aisle.” And almost immediately, the account was swamped with enjoyably batshit responses.
I mean, just imagine sitting there in your best suit and hearing the sounds of Trent Reznor moaning about his empire of shit, or Bono howling about dissatisfaction.
Will never forget a woman calling into the H100 of all time and saying her wedding waltz was Closer by Nine Inch Nails 😱
— Lucy Carter (@lucethoughts) August 5, 2020
I seem to remember reading @Wil_Anderson attended a wedding where the couple’s first dance was to “Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”.
— Mark Humphries (@markhumphries) August 5, 2020
You Can Go Your Own Way
— stereogamous (@stereogamous) August 5, 2020
Dodgy backyard wedding that opened w/ the first track of Mellon Collie that hard cut into the FUNERAL MARCH. I raced to the CD player to find out what was happening IT WAS ON PURPOSE.
— The Grates (@thegrates) August 5, 2020
I organized a wedding playlist once that included, per the groom’s request, White Wedding by Billy Idol and Rev 22:20 by Pusifer. https://t.co/IiUbT4ytvd
— Messy Jessie (@MessieHare) August 5, 2020
Jeff Buckley’s Last Goodbye. I think they only really listened to the “kiss me” bit.
— Cameron Atfield (@CameronAtfield) August 5, 2020
Bridge over Toubled Water 😳
— Deb O’Callaghan (@OcallaghanDeb) August 5, 2020
“This Year’s Love” by David Gray. Walking down the aisle. Lyrics “this year’s love had better last”. https://t.co/3trVI7KQGf
— Erin Riley (@erinrileyau) August 5, 2020
My daughter wants the Star Wars theme, not the uplifting bit, the Darth Vader entering a room bit, just to set the tone for the rest of the marriage. Dah dah dah, dah dah dah, dah dah dah!
— carnival barking clown🥚 (@_NogoodBoyo) August 5, 2020
Also at a Christian wedding: the bride entered to You’ve Got The Love by Florence and the Machine. But not until the groomsmen had walked down the aisle to N***** In Paris, followed by the groom on a mountain bike wearing a stack hat. https://t.co/jXmmdqPmrN
— Eliza Barr (@ElizaJBarr) August 5, 2020
Highway to Hell at my uncles wedding when his bride to be walked down the isle 😬
— Jiordy (@_jiordy) August 5, 2020
Breathe by Prodigy.
Newlyweds walked in to the reception to it. Tremendous vibes. https://t.co/tEXlhxjI9C
— Elliot Giakalis (@ElliotG78) August 5, 2020
someone messaged us to say one of our songs was their wedding song and I’m still trying for the life of me to figure out what depressing shit they walked down the aisle to
— Sarah Thompson (@slthomthom) August 5, 2020
my cousin said her friend really pushed to have lana del rey's 'born to die' play at her wedding. can only assume she had never actually heard the song. https://t.co/IJ7LzXyVlY
— jackson langford (@jacksonlangford) August 5, 2020
Cousin had a song from Pulp Fiction – except they used the soundtrack CD & it had an intro at the start from the movie which went something like “Come out you motherf*ckers!” then she started walking down the aisle & the Macedonian grandmothers were never the same.
— Courtney Bembridge (@courtbembridge) August 5, 2020
The band at our wedding kept insisting on their closing number at the reception being Kings of Leon’s “Sex on Fire”. We said no under any circumstances. They still played it.
— Justin Stevens (@_JustinStevens_) August 5, 2020
‘you say it best when you say nothing at all’ always surprises me (Celebrant here!)
— Yvonne Adele ★ MC/Celebrant/Designer (@YvonneAdele) August 5, 2020
Ooft. Just goes to show — always ask a third party when planning you’re wedding song, yeah?