Top 10 Worst Wedding Songs Ever

Check out some of the Worst Wedding Songs ever. There are hundreds of songs that would be a horrendous addition to any wedding – here are just a few.

1. “I’m Just Talkin’ About Tonight” – Toby Keith. Cutting to the chase, the guy wants a one-night stand, the girl wants a relationship. Not your best choice for music anywhere within 100 miles of your wedding.

2. “My Heart Will Go On” - Seriously. This song is being sung to a dead boyfriend. Let it rest in peace with the Titanic.

3. “Another One Bites the Dust” – at first I thought this would make a humorous recessional, but after perusing the lyrics…”You took me for everything that I had and kicked me out on my own”…I don’t know, maybe not.

4. “Angel” by Sarah McLachlan is rather pretty, but it’s about drug addiction, death, and final escape…maybe it’s not such a glorious song for couples.

5. “I Married Her Just Because She Looks Like You” – Lyle Lovett. Wait, what? I’ll have to think about that one.

6. “Imperial Death March” from Star Wars. I read somewhere that you can do the Macarena to this one…

7.”House Of The Rising Sun” is an oldie that mercifully has stopped making unwanted appearances at receptions.

8. “I Will Always Love You” – People, it’s a breakup song.

9. “That’s The Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be” by Carly Simon at first blush might seem okay, but look again…

10.”The Thrill Is Gone” – B.B. King’s classic blues number. What does this say to me…

Link to samples of some of the BEST Wedding Songs Ever.

“Worst Wedding Songs” Honorable Mention:

“Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen. Perhaps its inclusion in “Shrek” endeared it to some, and the biblical references may have added to its charm – but this is a FAIL as a wedding song.

“Let’s Get Married” by the Jagged Edge. The sentiment is generally “I’ve tried other relationships, kinda tired of that, how about we get married, seems better with you.” Charmed, I’m sure.

“The Merry Widow” – a classical number (Humperdinck). The title alone disqualifies it.

“Every Breath You Take” by The Police – Generally, songs about obsession to the point of stalking are not appropriate for a wedding.

“In Heaven there is no Beer Polka” seems like an interesting choice….

“To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before” by Willie Nelson – no explanation needed.

“Better Man” by Pearl Jam – No. Definitely not.

“Unchained Melody” is an absolutely beautiful song that unfortunately for many is joined at the hip to “Ghost.”

Steve Millikan - producer and arranger wedding music project

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