(Closed) Let's play a game: most inappropriate first dance song

posted 9 years ago in Music
Post # 92
6397 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I didnt read all the replies, so I dont know if its been posted, but, Next – Too close! 

I wonder if she could tell I’m hard right now, hmmm
Yeah, come on, dance for me baby, ha ha, yeah
Ut oh, you feel that? Alright
Come on, don’t stop now
You done did it, come on, uh, yeah, alright, hold on

[1] – Baby when we’re grinding
I get so excited
Ooh, how I like it
I try but I can’t fight it
Oh, you’re dancing real close
Cuz it’s real, real slow
(You know what you’re doing, don’t you)
You’re making it hard for me

Post # 93
777 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

“Lick” – Joi

“Rumpshaker” – Wreckx-n-Effect

There’s quite a few I could name, but those 2 made me giggle at the thought of being played at a wedding.

Post # 94
1030 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I was trying to think of songs that could be used as “slow dance” songs just because that’s what couples usually do for their first dance.

Here’s what I came up with:

– “Clementine” by Elliott Smith  

– “No One’s Gonna Love You” by Band of Horses 

– “Turning Tables” by Adele

– “Gravity” by Sara Bareilles

– “Someday You Will Be Loved” by Death Cab for Cutie

– “Fake Plastic Trees” by Radiohead

– “Love Ridden” by Fiona Apple

– “Hello, I’m In Delaware” by City and Colour

– “Snow Cherries From France” by Tori Amos

– “Here I Dreamt I Was An Architect” by The Decemberists

I’m sure I could think of more, since I typically listen to a lot of sad and/or angry music.  Haha.  I love all of the songs I listed here, but they’re all so sad (and a lot of them allude to love gone wrong, which is not what I’d want to hear during my first dance with my new husband).

Post # 95
953 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

How about

Erasure – I love to hate you

the prodigy – smack my b*** up

Nirvana – rape me

Would not be great…. 


Post # 96
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MissSooner:  One of my friends recently got married and she posted on Facebook that that song is her and her husband’s “theme” song. I so wanted to post the lyrics for her… I mean… the song is kind of “overly attached girlfriend” cray cray.

I think it is easy to come up with songs that are obviously not appropriate, I mean, would anyone seriously ever consider dancing to “I Hate Everything About You” by Three Days Grace? Yeah, the lyrics “I love you” are there, but uh, the title kind of gives away the rest of the song.

“I hate everything about you

Why do I love you?”

The song that I think is completely inappropriate for a first dance, and one that I have actually heard is “Bleeding Love” by Leona Lewis.

“I don’t care what they say, I’m in love with you

They try to pull me away, but they don’t know the truth

My heart’s crippled by the vein that I keep on closing

You cut me open and I…

Keep bleeding, I keep keep bleeding love

I keep bleeding,I  keep keep bleeding love

Keep bleeding, keep keep bleeding love

You cut me open.”

I mean, do you really want your first dance song to be about a relationship that people feel is bad for you? I get the “romantic gesture” of “I don’t care what they say, I’m in love with you”, but I just don’t think it is appropriate for a first dance.


(I totally love that song though!)


Post # 97
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Thorns-n-Roses:  yeah, sometimes I don’t think people even listen to the lyrics of songs. They pick up on the cool beat, nice voice, etc. and totally are not even aware of what they are singing. Haha.

For example (NWR), the song Live While We’re Young by One Direction is completely inappropriate (IMO), considering the target audience of that song. Hell, I have fun singing that song in the car when it comes on the radio, but I just can’t believe that 12/13 year olds go around singing that and their parents don’t even catch it.  

Post # 98
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MissSooner:  Oh I know! I actually had to stop and listen to the lyrics of that song one day because I thought that I’d certainly heard them incorrectly… but no, they are talking about pictures on a phone.

Through the eyes of an innocent 12/13 year old it could be simply a boy and a girl toilet papering a house, or egging their principal’s car… but to the not so innocent… it could be a lot worse. I mean… the whole song seems to be filled with inappropriate lyrics that can only JUST pass for innocent misunderstandings.

I assume that with this song, the assumption is that the lyrics are meant to be innocent, just kids being kids, but I don’t buy it.

Post # 99
1125 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I Used to Love Her – Guns N’ Roses 

I used to love her, but I had to kill her
I used to love her, but I had to kill her
I had to put her, six feet under, and I can still hear her complain

I used to love her, but I had to kill her
I used to love her, but I had to kill her
I knew I’d miss her, so I had to keep her
She’s buried right in my back yaaaard.”


Also, Goodbye Earl by the Dixie Chicks:

Well, she finally got the nerve to file for divorce
She let the law take it from there.
But Earl walked right through that restraining order
And put her in intensive care”

Alllll kinds of awkward in those.

Post # 100
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@arabbel:  Bahahaha I totally forgot about “Goodbye Earl”, haven’t thought of the Dixie Chicks in so many years!

Post # 101
772 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I win – No children by Mountain Goats


Lyrics including:

in my life

I hope I lie

and tell everyone you were a good wife

and I hope you die

I hope we both die


and I hope that if I found the strength to walk out

You’d stay the hell out of my way

I am drowning

there is no sign of land

your are coming down with me

Hand in unloveable hand

Post # 102
677 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

“Oops I Did it Again” by the ever lovely Ms. Spears 

Post # 103
322 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013 - rolling hills of southern italy

Bruno mars: it’s our first time….

seems ok, right? Wrong. Listen to those lyrics and get ready for an awkward family moment.

“Clothes are not required

For what we got planned

Oh girl, you’re my desire

Your wish is my command”

It’s pretty much up there with “let’s get it on”

Post # 104
132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Because of you – by Kelly Clarkson.

Did this couple not think of the meaning of the lyrics?


‘Because of you I find it hard to trust not only me, but everyone around me

 Because of you I am afraid’

That’s not the end of it but I’m not going to bombard you with Kelly Clarkson lyrics!

Post # 105
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

how about “Me and Mrs Jones”


“Me and Mrs. Jones….. got a thing going onnnnn”


and “If loving you is wrong I dont want to be right”


those are both songs about married persons having affairs…..

Post # 106
630 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

@katehh08:  Confessions by Usher. 

White Trash Wedding by The Dixie Chicks

Gay Bar by Electric Six


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