Overplayed wedding songs are aplenty. This doesn't necessarily mean they're bad songs, but just that maybe they might need to be retired, for now.
Marry You - Bruno Mars
While the title may suggest that it's the perfect wedding song, the lyrics may not. "It's a beautiful night, we're looking for something dumb to do. Hey baby, I think I wanna marry you." I mean, 'something dumb'? He even implies that they could break up the next morning with no hard feelings. Perhaps it's not the best choice for your wedding song, so.
Every Breath You Take - The Police
Now, upon first listen, you may think this is a beautiful love song. Listen again. It's believed to actually be about some creepy AF stalker. "Every breath you take, every move you make, every bond you break, every step you take, I'll be watching you." Eh, how romantic?
You're Beautiful - James Blunt
Ah, James Blunt singing about how beautiful this girl is - what a lovely song to dance to on your wedding day, right? Wrong. This song is actually all about unrequited love and how he'll never get the girl. Not the message you want to give off at your wedding.
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
You'd be forgiven for thinking that this is a ballad about the ever-lasting love between two people. Well, let's just have a little look at the lyrics, shall we? "If I should stay, I would only be in your way, so I'll go but I know I'll think of you every step of the way. I... will always love you." Oh, lovely.
Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
This song isn't the worst and it sounds romantic-ish. However, if we delve further into the lyrics - "but I don't care what they say, I'm in love with you. They try to pull me away, but they don't know the truth." I mean, it kiiiinda sounds like Leona's pals knew something she didn't, right?
We Go Together - Grease
You are not preparing for a stint on the West End here - we think the days of choreographed wedding dances are long gone, no?
Just for fun:
We know you more than likely will not be choosing any of these as your first dance, but juuuust in case...
- Gold Digger - Kanye West
- I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2
- F*ck You - Cee Lo Green
- Someone Like You - Adele
- Another One Bites The Dust - Queen
- Wannabe - The Spice Girls
- 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon
- She Hates Me - Puddle of Mud
- Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
- Run For Your Life - The Beatles
- D.I.V.O.R.C.E - Tammy Wynette