Songs people mistakenly think are romantic?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

Maybe because people speak French and have not listened to the lyrics, but I would say: Hotel California (The Eagles) (not for a first dance, but in general).

That’s a question I was wondering as well about a first song. We won’t have any, but I thought : what if the song I choose represents us, but is not ”romantic”. What if the romantic connection between my SO and I and this song is not at all linked to the lyrics ? Ex.: you’ve first kissed to this song, or you’re first made love listening to this song, or this song for whatever reason represents a key moment in your relationship, and therefore has become ”your” song ?

I don’t think a song has to be romantic to be played for a first dance. But I agree some choices might be questionable (ex.: if it’s obscene language or hateful). But about breakups or failed relationships, it doesn’t really bother me. Sometimes the lyrics partially represent the couple (ex.: the chorus, but not the verses), sometimes they don’t and the song has another symbolic significance for the couple.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

John Mayer’s “Daughters”! Ok so it’s not ROMANTIC per se but I had to say it. It’s about not ruining your daughter’s life by not being a horrible parent, it’s not a good daddy daughter song!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

-Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley (heard this at a wedding once. Cringe)

-Lips of an Angel

 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@NauticalDisaster:  Agreed, i don’t think a song has to be a romantic love song to be the couples song. It should represent you. Even if you’re doing the chicken dance 😉

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Signed, Sealed, Delivered by Stevie Wonder. It’s certainly not as bad as some, but the whole song is about how he ran around on the girl and wants her to take him back.

Also, right now people really seem to like Ho Hey by the Lumineers because of the chorus, but it’s really about how they each ended up with other people.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

“Lady in Red” has always been my favorite, since I learned that a “Lady in Red” is a really nice way of saying hooker.

 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@MsJ2theZ:  +1.

It’s the first song you’re dancing to it’s not a metaphor for your relationship. 

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Heaven, by Warrant.

All my life I thought it was a romantic song, but now I realize its a song about his daughter. But I think most other people think its a romantic song, too. I’m still kind of on the fence about it though. Its kinda creepy to me, cause it has things that sound romantic, but it also says things that are clearly geared toward a daughter.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Ruby-Redshoes:  Picture of you by the cure

heard this as a first dance, beautiful song but…*eck 

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Ruby-Redshoes:  my cousin’s wife walked down the aisle to I Will Always Love You. And yes, they started it at the very beginning which is “If I should stay I would only be in the way…” 

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@NauticalDisaster:  well that’s true. Our “song” is really the entire Rent score but I guess mostly Seasons of Love and I’ll Cover You. I’d love to dance to the slower version of Cover You but it’s the scene where one of them is dying so it doesn’t really seem appropriate. Boooo

 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

Some examples made me LOL.

I asked myself this question as I was wondering if I would ever do a father-daughter dance just for fun (because he won’t get to walk me down an aisle, so maybe have a fun moment together and get pictures) but the song that came to my mind was Sharp Dressed Man by ZZTop. Because my father is a huge fan of ZZTop, I grew up listening to it and now I’m a fan too. The lyrics are cool, it’s funny, but it’s clearly not representative of my dad’s fashion, and it’s not father/daughter material either ! 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Hahahaha I think I’m one of these people with a song that doesn’t make sense! Our song is that Phil Collins song from Tarzan– “You’ll be in my heart” is maybe the exact title…? It sounds romantic but I’m pretty sure in the movie it was sang as a mother-child song, haha. One of the lines is “for one so small, you seem so strong” LOL maybe we will just cough loudly through that line because the rest of the song sounds romantic! 🙂

@NauticalDisaster: I love I’ll Cover You! Especially the upbeat version 🙂 Maybe you could play it as a fun song for exiting the ceremony or entering the reception??

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Bruno Mars, Marry You. I get why people use this song regardless, but still: 

“We’re looking for something dumb to do. Who cares if we’re trashed got a pocket full of cash we can blow oh oh oh, Hey baby, I think I wanna marry you. Said say I do, If we wake up and you wanna break up that’s cool. No, I won’t blame you; It was fun, girl.”

 

This is a throwback now, but Dave Matthews Band’s ‘Crash Into Me’ actually has some creepy lyrics and used to be ridiculously popular as a ‘love song’ type

 

 

 

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