5 Rather Inappropriate or Cliche Songs Used in Weddings

23rd April 2016

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Wedding music helps set the mood during the said event. It’s a given there are classic wedding songs but that doesn’t mean you can’t go modern on your playlist. But as you get on with you nuptial plans like the guest list, decoration, and which restaurant or chef to contact for your wedding catering in the Philippines, steer clear of the following music selections which are already as overdone as the steak you probably had during your pre-nuptial taste test:


Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers

Although associated with the 1990 film Ghost starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore, this song was originally written for a little-known prison film entitled Unchained. The song was all about a man who yearned for his true love and was played during the iconic pottery scene between Moore and Swayze. As romantic as it can be, the song’s overused already and it’s a little creepy to play a song associated with a sex scene in front of the bride’s parents.

From This Moment On by Shania Twain

It’s just appropriate that the newlyweds would do their first dance as husband and wife to the song From This Moment On. Props to Ms. Twain though: the song’s lyrics is almost the same as reciting wedding vows to each other all over again. But please, this song is already as cliché as it is romantic.

My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion

This classic love song was associated with the film Titanic and is about the power of undying love. But still, this song is linked to a woman who woes over her lover who froze to death. Get it? He froze to death. Please don’t play any sad songs during your wedding.

Every Breath You Take by The Police

At first, this song sounds like a very powerful love song where the guy is being protective of the girl. But on second or third time listening, the song presents the idea of rape, stalking, murder and obsession, something that you most definitely should not play during the wedding.

I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston

Again, another love song that can set the wrong mood during the wedding. This song is about saying goodbye to a lover. Although it is a touching and powerful song, it’s overused already and it’s sad. You are newlyweds; don’t play something that can make your guests cry on their pillows.

Macarena by Los Del Rio

Macarena may be a fun song to dance to especially during a party, but during a wedding? Your guests will definitely find the song awkward and too silly that they’ll most likely leave the dance floor than continue dancing.


It doesn’t hurt to research on potential wedding day songs. There are so many love songs being produced each year so try not to include these in your playlist. Spare the awkwardness and ‘here we go again’ looks from your guests. And if you’re daring enough, feel free to compose your own. Not only will you wow your guests with your song-making skills, your partner will definitely appreciate the sweet gesture, especially if you are the one performing it.

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