Post # 1
A few days ago, “Dance Me to the End of Love” by Madeleine Peyroux was played on my Pandora station, and I fell instantly in love. The lyrics are sweet, the way she sang it made it sound so romantic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNCTJOWlLD8).
I noticed a few different people sang it, so I listened to the Leonard Cohen version on YouTube. WTH. He’s basically running around stalking a woman through a hospital where her husband just died. At one point he actually shoves her face into his suit jacket, like he wants her to smell his armpit or something? It’s creeptacular, and I’m afraid if people know about the video, that’s all they’ll think about.
Here’s the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pA5UhNaYw0
What do you guys think? Should I pick a different song that doesn’t have a creepy 80s video stigma attached to it or will people probably not know about it?
Post # 3
My print screen isn’t working or I would show you guys the arm pit picture. The best I can do is this one, which is him dissolving her wedding ring in acid.
Post # 4
Sweet song, use it if you like it. I doubt anyone will really remember that video (especially in great detail) I actually think that girl was into smelling his armpit….
Post # 5
@PaperCrane: Lol, she didn’t seem to mind exactly, did she?
Post # 6
If you use the version by the female artist, I don’t see how the video becomes an issue. Really, what are the chances that anyone associates the two anyway?
Post # 7
I say use it. I would have had no idea about it’s creepy video past. Don’t tell anybody about it, and nobody will know! 🙂
Post # 8
i don’t think it’s that popular of a song or great of a video that people remember it. How many music videos do you remember?
Post # 9
lol weirdest video i have ever seen. I don’t think anyone else will make the connection but if you associate the song with the video I’d change it just because you don’t want to be thinking of that weird guy during your first dance :o)
Post # 10
I’ve never heard of that song. I’m going to guess 99% of your guests won’t either. I think you’re fine!
Post # 11
Umm…anyone who knows Leonard Cohen knows he wrote that song, but I think most people won’t have seen the video. Though all of Leonard’s songs have that twist to them that turn them from romance into something creepy. But I love that song, regardless. : )
Post # 12
The song was originally written by Leonard Cohen. However, the more well-known video for that song is this one, which is not creepy and contains no references to armpit sniffing. 😉 Instead, the whole theme of it is lifelong love (and even a love that continues in memory after the death of one of the partners).
We love that song, and used it as our first dance song. And it is particularly appropriate because it is a song that is not tied to a specific generation. I’ve got a 77-year-old friend who loves Leonard Cohen, yet it’s not like swing music, which tends to strike a lot of younger people as their grandparents’ music.
Post # 13
There’s tons of songs with weird, creepy, terrible, silly videos. I don’t think your guests will think about it. If you like the song, I say go for it!
Post # 14
I love that song and am using it during or cocktail hour. Honestly it’s not a super popular song so I think you are safe that most people wouldn’t even know of the video let alone connect the dots. Regardless, who care? You love it, it’s perfect, check!
Post # 15
Thanks for all your responses, guys! I can always count on you to tell me in a nice way when I’m being stupid :).