For many couples, the first dance song is something that is very important to them and has a certain sentiment, either from a particular time it was played – maybe on a first date or due to the lyrics. But for other couples, it’s a way of showing their personality either via the style of song, which would highlight their musical tastes or style of day they have planned, for example they be hoping for a very relaxed affair and go with a more humorous first dance choice.
For those that don’t want to take it too seriously and are brave enough to add a little comedy to proceedings, we’ve provided 5 songs that are certain to raise a few eyebrows and hopefully get everyone in the spirit for lots of fun at the evening reception… You may need to get someone to hijack Granny and Aunt Maud for a few minutes though and possibly give your folks a little warning! 🙂
You can also check out our updated list of 100 first dance songs for your wedding for more inspiration!
1. AC/DC – ‘Highway to Hell’
Whilst the title suggests getting married is like a ‘Highway to Hell’ actually the lyrics are about having a awesome time and partying with friends… Isn’t that exactly what you want to do??
‘Ain’t nothin’ that I’d rather do, Goin’ down
Party time, My friends are gonna be there too‘
2. Bloodhound Gang – ‘The Bad Touch’
Erm… So, this is pretty hardcore and to the point but some people do make a big deal about the whole consummating the marriage on the wedding night thing. You’d have to make sure you have fairly (very) open-minded family and friends for this one maybe!
‘You and me baby ain’t nothin’ but mammals
So let’s do it like they do on the Discovery Channel’
3. REM – ‘It’s The End Of The World’
This song is great on two levels – when you first listen it can be perceived as a ‘stereotypical’ groom worrying that his life is over because of the old ‘ball and chain’ but actually on the chorus it ends with ‘and I feel fine’ so it brings it right back round to actually being a really nice sentiment.
‘It’s the end of the world as we know it,It’s the end of the world as we know it,
It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine’
4. Bob the Builder – ‘Can We Fix It’
This song would be great for any couples who may have been through a rough patch and want to show friends and family that it doesn’t have to be a taboo subject – they acknowledge it and are over it! Or if the groom’s name is Bob… and ever better if he’s a builder and the bride is called Wendy and they have any friends called Travis or Packer or even Farmer Pickles?! 🙂
‘Bob the builder! Can we fix it?
Bob the builder! Yes, we can!’
5. Flight Of The Concords – ‘The Most Beautiful Girl In The World’
Try listening to this song and not laughing… it’s near impossible! This is definitely for a bride who is happy to laugh at herself or for a groom who is particularly un-romantic. The sentiment is kinda there but there’s a lot of work to be done!
‘Cause you’re so beautiful, Like a, tree
Or a high-class prostitute, You’re so beautiful-ul-ul…
Mmm, you could be a part-time model’
So, there you have it. Not for the faint-hearted maybe but definitely some ideas to create a stir and shake things up a bit! We’d love to hear and ideally see proof of any brides and grooms who chose controversial first dance songs for their big day!
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