• Top 15 Most Inappropriate Wedding Songs

    On Bridal Musings I like to share all things pretty and practical when it comes to weddings but sometimes I like to share things just for fun.

    (Like when I created an inspiration board for Barbie’s dream wedding or shared this engagement shoot with an unexpected twist.)

    After all, wedding planning doesn’t have to be so serious all the time!

    If you’re looking for wedding music inspiration check out this fabulous post by Aria Melody DJ on alternatives to the traditional wedding march.

    But if you’re looking for a giggle, read on…

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    It can be very tricky choosing your wedding music.

    There’s so much to think about ~ what songs represent you as a couple or have a special meaning? What song is the perfect pace for walking down the aisle? What song do you want to share your first ever dance to as a married couple?

    To help you narrow down your choices, here are some songs you might want to avoid!

    The Top 15 Most Inappropriate Wedding Songs

    Caught Out There by Kelis ~ screaming ‘I hate you so much right now…arghhhhhhhh!’ may not be the best start to married life.

    F**k It (I Don’t Want You Back) by Eamon ~ remember when this song came out and we were all shocked at the amount of times Eamon used the F word? Just imagine how shocked your nan would be!


    I wish that I had Jessie’s Girl by Rick Springfield ~ when your new husband looks into your eyes as you walk down the aisle the last thing he should be thinking about is Jessie’s girl.

    I’ll Kill Her by Soko ~ the French accent and melody are very catchy but perhaps talk of killing should be avoided at weddings?

    I Hope You Die by The Bloodhound Gang ~ ok just death in general then.

    Unfaithful by Rhianna ~ grounds for divorce is also something to avoid when choosing wedding songs.

    Having My Baby by Paul Anka ~ the perfect explanation song for a shot gun wedding but there are better ways to share the good news.


    Rubber Ducky by Ernie (Sesame Street) or any Children’s TV show songs of the same twee ilk, unless of course you or your partner happen to be Big Bird or work at Disney World.

    I Wanna Sex You Up by Colour Baad, Let’s talk about Sex by Salt ‘N Pepper or any other sexually explicit track (there are far too many to mention in one post!) It’s actually very difficult to find a modern song that doesn’t have references to sex.

    Zee and I wanted to have Lost Without You by Robin Thicke as our first dance song but there’s a few dodgy lyrics that weren’t quite appropriate.

    Too Drunk to F*ck by Dead Kennedys ~ let’s face it, there is a high probability that this will be the case but why tempt fate?

    Most Beautiful Girl In The Room by Flight Of The Choncords ~ way to make a bride feel special with lyrics like ‘you’re so beautiful you could be a part time model…or a high class prostitute’.

    Gold digger by Kanye West ft Jamie Foxx or What’s Love Got To Do With It? by Tina Turner ~ if it’s a loveless marriage of convenience, why not tell it how it is?

    Stay Together For The Kids by Blink 182 ~ now that’s just depressing.

    The Vagina Song by Bloodhound Gang ~ any song based on sexual organs is bound to make the majority of your guests blush. In fact any song by Bloodhound Gang is sure to have the same effect.

    I Was Only Kidding by Weird Al Yankovik ~ the first few lines say it all really:

    When I said that I’d be faithful, when I promised I’d be true,
    When I swore that I could never be with anyone but you,
    When I told you that I loved you with those tender words I spoke…
    I was only kidding, can’t you take joke?

    I’ve created a Spotify playlist which you can check out here. However I don’t recommend you blare it from your office computer as it’s 100% NSFW.

    Have you got any more totally inappropriate wedding songs to add to this list? There are tonnes of them out there.

    Please leave a comment or add them to the Spotify list. I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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    Follow us on Spotify so you never miss a new playlist, and if you need help making one of your own, we’d love to hear your wedding music requests in the comments below. Before you do though, check out some of our favourite Spotify Playlists so far…

    The Ultimate Bachelorette Party Playlist

    The Most Romantic Songs For Your Wedding

    Songs to Get Ready To 

    The Biggest Tunes To End Your Night

    Processional Music; More Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To

  • Hahahaha this made me laugh! One to add “Smack that Bitch Up” by Prodigy ;-)

    • Elizabeth

      Yes, brilliant! :)

  • You’re Beautiful – James Blunt. Can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to ask couples if they realise it includes the line ‘She was with another man’  and ‘I will never be with you’. More and more now we’re asked if we can ‘edit’ a track for a couple’s video and ‘just change any inappropriate words’ . Sure, we’ll just contact the artists and ask for a remake. No problem … ;-)

    • Jo

      Ha ha, oh yes, I’m sure James Blunt would be more than willing to whip up that change!!

    • bridalmusings

      You never know, James Blunt could rewrite the whole song to be wedding appropriate, he’s not had a hit in a while. Bet it would go down a storm ;) 

  • Great list! Don’t forget Rage Against the Machine – Killing In The Name. Repeated line of  “F**k you I won’t do what you tell me” = great lyrics for a romantic wedding!

    Totally agree that chosing a wedding song is THE hardest part of planning. Though we did have a bit of Foo Fighters in there! A perfect day is not complete without Dave Grohl. We chose our first dance song based on one line “I hope all is well in Daisy’s dreams” – Daisy is our dog’s name…and it had a nice beat (Angus & Julia, Bella)

    Loved this post btw. Xx

    • bridalmusings

      Thanks for your comment, I’m so glad you liked the post :) That Rage Against The Machine line is perfectly inappropriate! Love that your first song was an ode to your dog and that Foo Fighters were involved. Bet the dance floor was packed!

    • hannah

      haha we already had that one at our engagement party! we played as a karaoke band… my hubby to be is a big Rage Against the Machine fan. I agree it’s never a party without a bit of the Foo Fighters! My pick for most inappropriate wedding song would have to be Closer by Nine Inch Nails (we’re also big fans).

  • Bob

    I was at a wedding where the couple walked down to “Tainted Love”.
    A wedding musician’s blog noted that he got a request for Meatloaf’s “Two out of three”

    • bridalmusings

      LOL! Two out of three ain’t bad. Brilliant. 

  • Amie

    Seriously, not Rubber Ducky?? I had best pick another song to walk down the aisle to…. Awkward…

    • bridalmusings

      LOL! Sorry about that, Miss Aims ;) I was inspired by that party scene from Three Men and Baby/A Little Lady. xx

  • Hahaha, this is ace – I’m going to start adding to the Spotify list!  We were totally pondering the Flight of the Conchords track for our first dance! And I’ve just spotted the Tenacious D track, I think I might just use this as our playlist yknow, saves me some work!

    • bridalmusings

      The more I hear about your wedding, the more awesome it sounds! We had a few Flight Of The Choncords tracks at our reception & I love Tenacious D. Please do add more highly inappropriate tracks to the Spotify playlist :)

  • There’s nothing like the Bloodhound Gang to brighten up my afternoon!

    • bridalmusings


  • Guest

    Every Breath You Take, Sting and the Police; they play it at EVERY wedding and it’s about a STALKER. Even Sting said in an interview that he secretly laughs at people who choose to play it at their weddings, thinking it’s romantic.

    • bridalmusings

      So true!! I like to think of Sting giggling away about that to himself.

  • There’s always “Every Step You Take”, a creepy little tune from Sting that makes it to wedding receptions now and again…

  • There’s always “Every Step You Take”, a creepy little tune from Sting that makes it to wedding receptions now and again…

  • Jordann

    “Girl from Oklahoma” by Steel Panther, or any song by SP for that matter.

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  • Heather

    Saving All My Love for You by Whitney Houston.  It is a very beautiful song until one listens to the lyrics, which plainly demonstrate it is all about infidelity and homewrecking. “A few precious moments, is all that we share.  You have your family, and they need you there…”

    • bridalmusings

      Yes! So true. That’s quite a horrid thought!

  • adrien

    How about this one -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnD6ojjA0OA still havent found what i am looking for

  • SuZ

    “Kill the President” by Coffin Break.  

  • LittleGlinda

    Went to a wedding where the bride danced to “You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morissette with her friends. Pretty sure that song has a home on this list!

  • GreenKangaru

    You totally left out the best one! Touch Myself by the Divinyls

    • bridalmusings

      LOL! Yes, my bad – that is perfectly inappropriate!


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