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Top 10 Inappropriate Wedding Songs

VO: Matt Campbell
Script written by Sean Harris. Do you Mojoholic, take this list as a guide of songs to stay away from on your big day? Join and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the top 10 inappropriate wedding songs! For this list, we've looked across all genres of music to find those songs that really don't sit well alongside the optimistic chime of wedding bells! Special thanks to our users Conor Wade and Luk De Ryck for submitting the idea on our Suggestions Page at WatchMojo.comsuggest

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Script written by Sean Harris.

Top 10 Inappropriate Wedding Songs

Do you Mojoholic, take this list as a guide of songs to stay away from on your big day? Welcome to and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the top 10 inappropriate wedding songs!

For this list, we've looked across all genres of music to find those songs that really don't sit well alongside the optimistic chime of wedding bells!

#10: "Die, Die My Darling" (1984)

A 'horror punk' classic released seven months after the Misfits themselves broke up, it's best not to bring this to the wedding reception, unless you're looking to quickly break ties with your loved one! All good wedding songs are fun to sing-along to, and our opening record is arguably that. But unless you want not so loved up lines such as 'dead-end girl for a dead-end guy' chorused back to you, then don't play this! And if you think that the Metallica cover may be better suited for your big day think again, as this version is just as aggressive.

#9: "Gold Digger" (2005)
Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx

You've hired a venue, you've got some good food, you've made sure everyone has nice clothes to wear... You'll enjoy the day, but come tomorrow morning you'll most definitely be broke! The last thing you want to imply at this point is that your bride or groom is only with you for the money! Kanye West might not be saying she's a gold digger', but play this record, and the whole room will catch your meaning. And it'll be more awkward than watching your drunk uncle disco dance!

#8: "White Wedding" (1982)
Billy Idol

Even if it is a 'nice day for a white wedding', do not play this! Billy Idol has himself previously explained that, despite this song's 'little sister' lyrics, it's all about a woman he still loves marrying someone else. Whoever's the focus, "White Wedding’”s constant negativity is definitely not invited to any right-minded wedding night! 'Who's your Superman?', 'Who's your only one?'... There should be no need to even entertain those questions, because you should, at this point, be pretty damn sure of the answer!

#7: "Ball and Chain" (1990)
Social Distortion

Just picture the scene... It's the happiest day of your life... Your face aches from smiling and your head is full of hope... And then the DJ breaks out "Ball and Chain", bringing you, and everyone else, back to reality with the click of a button! This song is a grisly glimpse into the sad, potential future of a married couple, and a reminder that the 'honeymoon period' that's only just beginning, does end! It's enough to make you cough up your cake, retract your vows and run for the hills!

#6: "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" (1996)

Originally recorded in the late '70s by Rose Royce, Madonna's reworking of this record really doesn't have any place at anybody's wedding! Another song with painfully prophetic potential, the happy couple have pledged until death do them part, but Madonna thinks otherwise! Don’t think that this track would make a good slow dance, as its pessimistic lyrics will be tearing your marriage apart faster than you got together. A mood-killing classic, it'd take a lot of champagne to get your guests smiling again after this song!

#5: "Bed of Roses" (1993)
Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi normally creates love ballad brilliance, but sometimes their songs veer more toward heartbreak than happiness! "Bed of Roses" is one such record, beating even "You Give Love A Bad Name" to become the band's most inappropriate wedding tune! Sure, there's an 'I'll love you forever' vibe to these lyrics, but there's also an 'I'm washed up, hungover and on the verge of tears' vibe as well! If you want to make it to any form of bed with your loved one on wedding night, then "Bed of Roses" is a no play zone!

#4: "Area Codes" (2001)

Even if your one and only is actually just one of many, best not make that point too proudly when you tie the knot! Marriage means that your days as an international player of the field are finished, but if you unleash this roll call of conquests at the after party, you could find yourself dumped back in that field very quickly! Ludacris likes the ladies both local and long distance, but there's only one phone number that floats your boat from now on. Write it down and remember it!

#3: "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" (2006)
Panic! At The Disco

Next up, a record with lyrics set within a wedding. However, this is not the wedding of anybody's dreams - more the wedding of most people's nightmares! By the end of the first verse the entire room is likely to have deflated considerably, and the already 'blushing bride' is likely to have turned a more severe shade of red! Yes, it would be a shame if 'the poor groom's bride was a whore'... But, hopefully she isn't! Unless you're looking for panic at your disco, this song is inappropriate and then some!

#2: "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" (1968)
Tammy Wynette

Our runner-up is so not right for wedding night, it literally spells its potential awkwardness out to us! Tammy Wynette topped country music charts in 1968 with this slice of perfect pessimism, but there'd be crazy looks across the table should this sing-along start up at any moment! You've barely put pen to paper on the marriage certificate and the 'I do's are very, very fresh, why let a song ruin that?

But, before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.

"Crazy Bitch" (2006)

"Hound Dog" (1956)
Elvis Presley

"What's Love Got To Do With It?" (1984)
Tina Turner

"I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" (1987)

#1: "Every Breath You Take" (1983)
The Police

It's the big day and you want your loved one to feel wanted - we get that.... But, there's a point at which heartfelt commitment mutates into psychotic obsession - and that point of this song! Sting and The Police scoop today's top spot with a record a little less cute and a lot more creepy! "Every Breath You Take" is so often misinterpreted that it often makes wedding playlists... But please, for the sake of your marriage, with every breath you take, don't play it at your party!

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