Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Newlyweds Acknowledging Crushing Realities of Marriage

Today in alleged trends discovered by surveys commissioned by companies who directly benefit from said trends: "Newlyweds are increasinly breaking with tradition and picking tongue-in-cheek songs for their first dance like 'I still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For.' The U2 hit is among the more bizarre choices raising eyebrows. Others include Morrissey's 'You're the One for Me Fatty' and classic ska track 'Shotgun Wedding' by Roy C…. Other choices to cause a double take include Joy Division's classic 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' and Queen's 'I Want to Break Free' said the research for H.Samuel."


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I'm just going to jump in right now with a request for a Listicle Without Commentary, here.

Cathy G.@twitter (#11,155)

Years ago, at a wedding in the boroughs with relatives, "Tainted Love" was used *very* un-ironically for the first dance. I plan on using it for my same-sex nups next month anyway!

Matt (#26)

Ha ha ha, but people still use "Every Breath You Take" without realizing the obvious, totally creepy irony.

jfruh (#713)

@Matt Our wedding DJ told us that he gets requests for this ALL THE TIME! He always tries to dissuade them and says that mostly they just look at him blankly.

City_Dater (#2,500)


Ugh, that wedding. Lost count of how many times I've been at THAT wedding.

Bittersweet (#765)

@Matt: Close second: "One" by U2.

jolie (#16)

"Freebird" was to be mine.

City_Dater (#2,500)


You are such a romantic.

Don't Panic (#12,659)

My parents always said (half jokingly, half not) that their "wedding song" (they didn't actually have a wedding, just a court house ceremony and some pictures) is "You Can't Always Get What You Want" by The Stones. Which sort of seems terrible at first but is actually kind of sweet when you get to the "you get what you ne-eeeed" bit.

deepomega (#1,720)

@Don't Panic: My dad played keyboard at my aunt's wedding, and during the rehearsal he played this, and nobody but him thought it was hilarious. (He was, obviously, totally correct: very hilarious.)

HelloTitty (#830)

"Go on take everything, take everything, I want you to."

LondonLee (#922)

Ours was 'Let's Call The Whole Thing Off' because I'm a Brit and the wife is a Yank.

You say tomato and I say tomahto

sigerson (#179)

Great. I hereby declare retroactively that when we danced to Etta James' classic and still #1 wedding dance song "At Last" — we were actually doing it ironically!

Bittersweet (#765)

@sigerson: What does ironic dancing look like? Same moves, only with extra smirks?

Matt (#26)

"I'm A Fool to Want You"

HiredGoons (#603)

'Maneater' Hall & Oates.

Matt (#26)

"Ain't No Fun"

Matt (#26)


TableNine (#1,104)

"Gold Digger". obv.

Art Yucko (#1,321)

"I Just Want Some Skank"

Brad Nelson (#2,115)

Uh dudes

"the one i love"

your welcome.

Art Yucko (#1,321)

"Unchain Me",


Matt (#26)

"Love the One You're With"

Matt (#26)


Dave Bry (#422)

@Matt "White Wedding"

Flashman (#418)

Led Zeppelin – "Dazed and Confused"

Lemonnier (#14,611)

I can't count the number of weddings I've been to where the DJ plays "Strokin'" by Clarence Carter.

whizz_dumb (#10,650)

"Got My Feet on the Ground" – The Kinks

SeanP (#4,058)

"Release Me" – the Kitty Wells version, of course.

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