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Songs you should never play at Weddings

It’s one of the happiest moments of your life and you’ve spent months putting together the perfect Spotify playlist to accompany your expensive wedding reception. But then Uncle Barry picks up his can of VB, heads for the iPad and starts playing AC/DC’s Highway To Hell.

The best man saw Acca Dacca on their Rock or Bust World Tour – Highway To Hell is his favourite jam. He starts doing the Angus Young Duckwalk across the dance floor using a full champagne bottle as a guitar. Things have started to take a turn for the worst and you realise you should have spent more time putting together a list of songs you didn’t want to play on your big day.

We’re here to help.

Last week, we asked you what songs you thought should never be played at weddings – And you responded with vigour.

We’ve taken some of your song suggestions to put together this handy list for you. A list you should totally give to Uncle Bazz before he starts creating memories you’d rather forget.

YOUR SUGGESTIONS: Songs you should never play at Weddings

Kate Baartz: Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.

Lilly Steel: Backstreet Pick Up – The Angels.

Alison Gallienne: With Or Without You, but plenty of people who obviously don’t pay attention to lyrics do, lol

Anita Cominos: Fuck you. Lily Allen.

Garry Cook: Perfect day – Lou Reed (a very popular choice at weddings, but rumoured to be about heroin , denied by reed).

Terry Pestell: I Fuck Dogs – Doug Anthony Allstars.

Lauren Egas: Smack My Bitch Up.

Chelle Aitken: Hall and Oates – Maneater.

Villi Wilhelmus: D.I.V.O.R.C.E

Lee-Ann Waterman: I Hate Everything About You – Ugly Kid Joe.

Scott Carpenter: What’s Love Got To Do With It.

Jacqueline Hogan: The Fatal Wedding – Chad Morgan.

Heather Sharp: Every step you take by The Police

David Bryde: She F&$king Hates Me – Puddle of Mud.

Stephanie McDonald: ‘I Will Always Love You’ and ‘I Honestly Love You’. Both seem romantic but one is about a break-up and the other is about a relationship that will never happen.

Shane Andersen: The Honeymoon Is Over – The Cruel Sea

Nathan Farr: Better Man by Pearl Jam…which is what a friend’s wife sang at their wedding!

Britt Cook: You Give Love a Bad Name – Bon Jovi.

Elly Gorton: I know this has been a wedding song for many couples but “You’re beautiful” by James Blunt….its not about being together…

Melissa Oswald: One by U2. Its actually a break-up song.

Conor Wade: Oliver’s Army – Elvis Costello

Rich Ard: Cold Ethel – Alice Cooper.

Ashley Polverino: Lips Of An Angel- Hinder.

Phillip Preston Debra by Beck.


Check out more suggestions, and add your own, on our Facebook post below.

Highway to hell?

Posted by Newcastle Live on Sunday, 5 July 2020

Written by Newcastle Live

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