Songs Not to Play During Your First Dance

  • By offthechartentertainemnt
  • 21 Aug, 2017
Wedding couples first dance at wedding reception
Are you having a hard time picking a first dance song? Here are some songs that you will probably want to cross off of your list.
If you are planning your wedding, one of the things that you will need to do is choose a song to play during your first dance as husband and wife.Your wedding DJ will have some great suggestions for you if you don’t already have a song that characterizes your relationship or how you met. You could choose something classic, like Elton John’s Can You Feel the Love Tonight? or At Last by Etta James. Or perhaps you’d like a more contemporary love song, such as First Day of My Life, by Bright Eyes or “The Way I Am,” by Ingrid Michaelson.
There are some songs, however, that you probably will not want to dance to, at least not for your first song. Some are obvious, like the J. Geils Band hit, Love Stinks. Others, though, might actually sound like love songs, until you really listen to the lyrics. Here are some songs that you will probably want to cross off of your list:
  • All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You, by Heart

    Aside from the awkwardness of dancing to these words in front of your grandmother and maybe your boss, this song might not mean what you think it means. If you listen carefully to the words, you’ll find out that it’s actually a ballad about a woman who was unable to have a baby with the man that she loves, so she picked up some lonely man on a rainy evening and used him for his procreating abilities. Later in the song, she explains herself when he runs into her and recognizes her child as biologically his. Not a situation you want to mar your marriage, so probably better to leave this one out of your first-dance possibilities list.

  • I Will Always Love You, by Whitney Houston

    If you are saying “I do,” then of course you plan on always loving your spouse. You will be vowing ‘til death do you part, after all. But that’s not actually what Whitney Houston was singing about. She’s actually leaving her man, telling him that she knows that she’ll just be in his way if she were to stick around. All she’s taking are bittersweet memories, but she wants him to know that she’ll always love him. This one is probably not the best choice for the happiest day of your life!

  • Every Breath You Take by The Police

    You might feel as though you want to watch every breath your beloved takes, because you love him or her that much. But actually, this song is pretty creepy. It’s about a jilted lover who now is vowing to stalk his ex, and she’ll never know he’s there. Marriage is a partnership and you should want to know the details of your new spouse’s life, but you don’t really need to watch every breath he or she takes, do you?

You can avoid the pitfall of choosing a song that has lyrics that will confuse your guests by simply reading the lyrics beforehand. Your wedding entertainer should steer you in the right direction if you have a questionable song on your list, but just in case he doesn’t, it’s important to know ahead of time what exactly you are dancing to. Be sure to take a close look at each line of any song that you are considering to know for sure that the song is about love and not about something else!
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