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Quickie Question: Worst Wedding Music?


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If you’ve been to more than one wedding in your life, chances are you’ve heard some really bad music. It’s one of those eternal verities along with rubber chicken at conventions and the embarrassing drunk person at the office holiday party.

If you’ve been to as many weddings as I have – and that’s a lot! – you’ve heard some really great music… and some truly, epically awful stuff.

For me, the absolute worst wedding music I’ve ever heard was a church organist who played show tunes at a funereal pace. Never before has People Will Say We’re In Love sounded so like the couple fears blackmail. As for Shall We Dance… you couldn’t do a polka at that lack of pace, that’s for sure!

But the cherry on top that made me have to work extra hard to cover my laughter with a cough was the moment when the groom and his attendants arrived at the altar to the most hauntingly dismal rendition of Here Come the Clowns it has ever been my misfortune to hear. Triple phail!

So what about you? Have you ever heard wedding music that bad? Maybe even worse? Just plain inappropriate?

Tell us all about it!

2 Responses to “Quickie Question: Worst Wedding Music?”

  1. Cheap Wedding Centerpieces May 7, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

    I went to this friend’s wedding, with the band’s front man so drunk! He was singing like a crazy cow. The guests and the couple were so shocked, we just let a technician play some love songs instead.

  2. Jo May 9, 2012 at 5:23 pm #

    My best friend’s wedding, about 20 years ago. Another friend of hers had volunteered (perhaps insisted, I don’t know!) on singing for them during the signing of the register. A truly abysmal rendition of “The Power Of Love” was blasted down that poor church. The funniest thing was that they had a wedding video made, and later on viewing it, everyone signing the register – out of sight in a side area! – was giggling and pulling faces. Sadly that included me, I’d like to think I’d keep a straighter face these days ­čśë