Every bride wants her wedding day to be perfect. One area that can be overlooked is the music selection at the reception. There are some songs that set the wrong tone. Instead of celebrating your new and passionate love, they celebrate stalking, unrequited love or other equally creepy situations. These are four songs to place on your ‘Do Not Play’ list for the reception.
Every Breath You Take By The Police
This pop classic from 1983 still gets a lot of radio play on soft rock stations. It is a staple love song at weddings. Listen to the lyrics, and its true nature as a sinister song about stalking becomes quite clear. “Every Move you make / Every breath you take / I’ll be watching you..” Think about it.
I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston / Dolly Parton
This is the perfect song for an ex-love to play while their lost love is tying the knot. Not really the sentiment that you want during a wedding reception! “Bittersweet memories / That is all I am taking with me / So Good-bye / Please don’t cry / We both know I’m not what you, you need.” Find songs about people in love, not people who have broken up!
You’re Beautiful by James Blunt
On the surface, this song seems perfect for a wedding. The song is about a man declaring how beautiful the woman of his dreams is. There is one little problem that makes it inappropriate for your wedding; it’s about his attraction to stranger. “I Saw your Face in a crowded place / And I don’t know what to do / ‘Cause I will never be with you.” Celebrate love where two people love each other, not one person loves another from afar.
Someone Like You by Adele
On the surface, this is a soulful, sultry love song. Listening closely to the lyrics it is a somber song about a woman who is not over her love, who has moved on. “That you found a girl and you’re married now / I heard your dreams came true/ Guess she gave you things I didn’t give to you.” Not exactly the words newlywed couples want serenading them on the dance floor!