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The Worst Wedding Songs: 10 Tracks That Will Make Your Big Day a Disaster

Updated: Nov 30, 2022

We all know that there are some songs that are just guaranteed to get everyone on the dance floor at a wedding. But then there are those other songs – the ones that make you cringe every time they come on. If you’re looking to avoid any embarrassment at your own wedding, make sure to avoid these 10 worst wedding songs ever!

"I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston

"I Will Always Love You" is a song by Whitney Houston that was released in 1992. The song was written by Dolly Parton and originally appeared on the soundtrack for the film The Bodyguard. The song has since been covered by numerous artists, including Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, and Barbra Streisand. Despite its popularity, "I Will Always Love You" is often considered to be one of the worst wedding songs. The slow tempo and sappy lyrics make it an unsuitable choice for many a wedding playlist. In addition, the song is often associated with breakups and heartache, which can make it a less than ideal choice for a happy occasion. However, there are some who believe that the emotional power of the song can make it a perfect choice for a first dance or other special moment at a wedding. Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to include "I Will Always Love You" on a wedding playlist is a personal one.

"My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion

"My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion is one of the most popular wedding songs of all time. It's often included on wedding playlists, and it's a favorite of many couples who love to dance. However, there are also plenty of people who think this song is overplayed and cheesy. If you're looking for an alternative to "My Heart Will Go On," there are plenty of other great options out there. Here are a few bad wedding songs to avoid:

"We're Gonna Get Married": This song is all about getting hitched... which is the last thing you want to think about at your wedding reception.

"I'm Too Sexy": This song is just plain inappropriate for a wedding setting. Save it for the honeymoon instead!

"A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri

"A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri is a beautiful song... but it's also a terrible wedding song. The lyrics tell the story of a couple who fall in love and then break up, which is the last thing you want to think about on your wedding day. The song is also incredibly sad, making it an inappropriate choice for what is supposed to be a happy occasion. If you're looking for wedding music that will actually make your guests happy, steer clear of "A Thousand Years." There are plenty of other great songs out there that will be more appropriate for your big day.

"All You Need Is Love" by The Beatles

Most people can agree that "All You Need Is Love" is a feel-good song. It's upbeat, it's cheerful, and it's perfect for a sunny day. However, there's a reason why this song is often cited as one of the most inappropriate wedding songs. For starters, the lyrics are incredibly vague. What does "all you need is love" actually mean? Is it referring to romantic love, or is it simply saying that love is the most important thing in life? The ambiguity makes it a poor choice for such a significant moment. Additionally, the song is far too short to be used as a dance song. Most couples want their first dance to last at least three minutes, but "All You Need Is Love" clocks in at just under two and a half minutes. And finally, the song has been overdone. At this point, "All You Need Is Love" has been performed at so many weddings that it's become a bit of a cliché. If you're looking for a truly unique wedding song, you might want to steer clear of this Beatles classic.

"Crazy in Love" by Beyoncé

"Crazy in Love" is a song by Beyoncé that was released in 2003. The song quickly became a favorite among fans, and it has been used as a first dance song, wedding song, and love song. The lyrics describe the feeling of being in love and how it can make you feel "crazy." The song also features a sample of the cotton eye joe, which is a traditional folk song about a man who falls in love with a woman who is already in love with someone else. The cotton eye joe sample adds to the feeling of being "crazy in love" and makes the song even more perfect for weddings and other romantic occasions.

"Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey

One of the most famous songs of all time, "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey has been a wedding favorite for years. billy idol famously played it at his wedding, and it's been featured in numerous movies and TV shows. But what makes this song so popular with wedding guests?

For one thing, it's just a great song. It's catchy and upbeat, and it has a universal message that everyone can relate to. But there's also something about the lyrics that makes it particularly applicable to weddings. The idea of never giving up on your dreams is something that resonates with everyone, especially on such an important day. Additionally, the fact that it's such a well-known song means that everyone can sing along and enjoy themselves.

So if you're looking for a fun, on-the-nose song to play at your wedding, "Don't Stop Believin'" is a great choice. It's sure to get everyone dancing and singing along, and it might even become one of your most memorable wedding moments. I know this list was just supposed to be about the worst songs to play at a wedding, but I just couldn't help myself here. At SoundBlessed we finish off almost every wedding with this classic.

Fake Love – Drake

There's something about Fake Love that just makes single ladies want to hit the dance floor. Maybe it's the perfect mix of mainstream and hip-hop, or maybe it's Drake's smooth vocals. Whatever the reason, this song has become a staple at wedding receptions and ladies' nights out. And while you might not hear it played as often as some of Lady Gaga's other hits, it's definitely one of the most popular songs for electric slide routines. So if you're looking for a fun, upbeat song to play at your next party, be sure to give Fake Love a spin. You and your guests are sure to enjoy it.

All My Exes Live in Texas – George Strait

All My Exes Live in Texas is a great song written by country music singer George Strait. The song is about a man who is thinking about all of his ex-girlfriends who live in the state of Texas. The song is a great example of country music storytelling. The song is also a great example of how country music can be sad and tragic, as well as happy and upbeat. The song has been used in many wedding ceremonies, as it is a great example of wedding music. All My Exes Live in Texas is a great example of how country music can be both sad and happy at the same time. Yet another classic that just couldn't be left off a list of wedding songs.

The Chicken Dance

The Chicken Dance is one of those dance songs that everyone knows, even if they don't want to admit it. The song has been a staple of wedding music for years, and it's one of those songs that people either love or hate. However, there's no denying that the Chicken Dance is a bit of a faux pas when it comes to wedding music. The song is often associated with terrible wedding songs, and it's often ridiculed by people who think it's cheesy or lame. However, there's also something charming about the Chicken Dance, and it can be a lot of fun to dance to. So whether you love it or hate it, the Chicken Dance is sure to get people moving out onto the dancefloor.

The Hokey Pokey

The Hokey Pokey is often considered an inappropriate wedding song due to its light-hearted subject matter. Line-dancing songs are also often met with criticism for being too on the nose. Some believe that The Hokey Pokey is an exception to this rule, as it is both a fun and catchy song that can get people moving. However, others feel that its use of the word "hokey" makes it too playful for such a solemn occasion. Ultimately, whether or not The Hokey Pokey is an appropriate wedding song is a matter of personal opinion.

The Macarena

The Macarena is a breakup song for the ages. Released in 1993, it quickly rose to the top of the charts and became a global phenomenon. The catchy tune and simple dance moves made it a favorite at parties and weddings, but the lyrics told a different story. The song is about a woman who is dumped by her boyfriend, and she vows to get even by dancing the Macarena all over town. Elvis Presley even did a cover of the song, which only added to its popularity. While it may not be the most deep or meaningful song out there, there's no denying that the Macarena is a classic.

"Gold Digger" Kanye West

Wedding music is supposed to set the tone for the event and provide a soundtrack for memories. It should be special, personal, and unique. So when wedding guests hear a song like "Gold Digger" by Kanye West, it can be a major faux pas. Not only is the song overplayed, but its lyrics are about as far from wedding-appropriate as you can get. The last thing you want is for your wedding music to be a source of embarrassment or confusion. When choosing your wedding songs, make sure to avoid any that might turn off your guests or mar the memories of your big day.

"Just Dance" by Lady Gaga

Few artists have managed to make as big of a splash as Lady Gaga. She first burst onto the scene with her hit single "Just Dance," and she has been dominating the charts ever since. Her unique style and catchy melodies have made her one of the most popular recording artists in the world. However, her success has not come without its share of controversy. Many people have accused her of overplaying wedding songs, line-dancing songs, and other popular tunes. Some say that she is a talentless pop star who relies too heavily on auto-tune. Others believe that she is a true artist who is constantly pushing the boundaries of music. Love her or hate her, there's no denying that Lady Gaga is one of the most successful musicians of our time.

"The Power of Love" by Jennifer Rush

"The Power of Love" is a song by British singer Jennifer Rush. It was released in 1984 as the lead single from her debut album, Jennifer Rush. The song was a success, peaking at number one in several countries, including the United States, where it became the first song by a foreign artist to reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song has been covered by numerous artists, including Celine Dion, Air Supply, and Sam Smith.

Whether you want a classic love song or something more modern and upbeat, we have the perfect song for your wedding. Our extensive library of music covers all genres and eras so that you can find the perfect track to fit your special day. Contact us today to book SoundBlessed to DJ your wedding and make sure your guests dance the night away!

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