Stop Playing These 10 Wedding Songs

Sure, 'At Last' is Romantic...But Also Sappy, Overdone
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 7, 2010 5:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – Dreading the next wedding you have to attend because of the likelihood you’ll hear “Celebration” out on the dance floor at some point? Well, just to make you even more anxious, Time lists the 10 most overplayed wedding songs:

  • Etta James, "At Last:" "'My lonely days are over/ And life is like a song.' Really, Etta? Your life was meaningless until you found a man?" writes Claire Suddath.
  • Louis Armstrong, "What a Wonderful World:" But "everything's not always perfect, even on one's wedding day. Like, who brought that baby that cried during the entire ceremony?" writes Alexandra Silver.

  • Lonestar, "Amazed:" "It's just too bad for the husband-to-be because, even though he may think his bride is amazing, he probably can't express it quite as eloquently," writes Kayla Webley.
  • Eric Clapton, "Wonderful Tonight:" Doesn't anyone care that this song is about a guy who's had "too much to drink and has to be carried home by his unnamed love," writes Nate Rawlings.
  • Nat King Cole, "Unforgettable:" Often used for the dad-daughter dance...good, since "it's sung by a parent and a child and any romantic connotations would be inappropriate," writes Gilbert Cruz.
For the complete list, click here. For some of the best wedding dances on YouTube, click here.

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