Thursday, December 14

Inappropriate Wedding Dance Songs

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There are many beautiful songs that are wonderful for a wedding. When choosing music, the couple should be careful when they choose the special wedding dance songs of the First Dance, the Father Daughter Dance and the Mother Son Dance. If the couple just picks something based on a title or a vague idea of what the song is about. The problem with doing this is that some songs that seem like they would be good, really aren’t.

Here are four songs that are often recommended for the special wedding dances that should not be used: Crash Into Me by Dave Matthew’s Band, Perfect Day by Lou Reeds, Every Breath You Take by the Police and On Bended Knee by Boys to Men.

Crash Into Me by Dave Matthew’s Band

This song is sometimes seen on suggested wedding song lists and there is no reason for it to be there. Listen to the lyrics – this song is about a peeping tom. Here’s the verse that reveals this:

“Oh I watch you there
Through the window
And I stare at you
You wear nothing but you
Wear it so well
Tied up and twisted
The way I’d like to be
For you, for me, come crash
Into me”

Perfect Day by Lou Reeds

When one first looks at the lyrics of Perfect Day, they seem appropriate for a wedding dance song. But look a little deeper into this song and you’ll find this isn’t about love of two people at all.  It’s about Lou Reed’s drug addiction. The final line of the song is also not appropriate for a wedding dance song, “you’re going to reap just what you sow”.

Every Breath You Take by the Police

This is another song that seems like it could be perfect for a wedding dance song. But again, look at the meaning behind this song. Most people agree that it’s about Sting’s breakup with his first wife. Weddings are about joining two lives together, not breaking up. So, this really isn’t the way couples want to start their marriage.

On Bended Knee by Boys II Men

At first, this song seems like it could be about proposing for marriage. However, this song is about a guy begging his girlfriend to come back to him. This really isn’t the message or mood that should be set at a joyous wedding occasion. 

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