(Closed) Perfect first dance song ruined by bad 80s video?

posted 8 years ago in Music
  • poll: Should I use it anyway?
    Yes : (22 votes)
    85 %
    No : (4 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 4
    433 posts
    Helper bee

    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 # 6
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    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
    622 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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
    277 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    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
    166 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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
    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    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
    2819 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    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
    3316 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    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
    2103 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    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
    353 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    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!

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