Ahead of the last instalment of our Top 100 Wedding Songs countdown we thought we’d have a little fun and write a countdown of some truly terrible and inappropriate wedding songs. It’s inevitable that in our quest to find the best we uncovered some of the very worst, so here are ten hum-dingers we came up with.
10. Bon Iver – Skinny Love
I think a better alternative will be this version performed by the Vitamin String Quartet.
9. Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get it On
8. REM – The One I Love
‘A simple prop to occupy my time / this one goes out to the one I love.’
7. Candi Staton – Young Hearts Run Free
‘What’s the sense in sharing this one and only life / ending up just another lost and lonely wife? You count up the years, and they will be filled with tears.’
Amazing what a disco beat can do to cover up bleak lyrics, isn’t it?
6. Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
5. Toni Braxton – Unbreak My Heart
‘Unbreak my heart / say you’ll love me again / undo this hurt you caused when you walked out the door / and walked out of my life…’
4. Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U
3. Madonna – Papa Don’t Preach
2. Chris Isaak – Wicked Game
‘No I don’t want to fall in love (This girl is only going to break your heart)…’
1. Taylor Swift – any song she has released.
“Hell hath no fury like the break-up of two teenage pop stars.” – Everyone, 2013
Probably most famous for her break up with boyband member Harry Styles, Taylor Swift has been responsible for producing more break-up songs than Fleetwood Mac. And if only they could compare!
There you go, there is our Top 10 Worst Wedding Songs list which has come out of our search for the best 100. If you can think of any more hilarious, sad or plain inappropriate songs for a wedding get on Facebook or Twitter and let us know! Believe me, there were plenty more that didn’t make the cut!
Keep checking back for the final instalment of our Top 100 Wedding Songs next week!