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12 Supposedly Romantic Songs to Never Play at Your Wedding

Trust us...keep these far away from your special day's playlist
 / February 12, 2013

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Donald Kravitz

When preparing for your wedding, it's imperative everything be perfect on your special day. With that, the music needs to perfect too. 

We wouldn't want anyone to get the wrong idea about you and your lovebug, so we grabbed the 12 songs to not to play on your big day. We swoon to Sting, Clay Aiken and Carly Simon's voices too...but make sure you keep these songs off your wedding playlist to avoid any strange looks, uncomfortable questions or awkward silences.

You'll thank us later.

"Every Breath You Take" by The Police

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Worst Lyrics: "Every breath you take / Every move you make... / Every step you take / I'll be watching you"

Sting's smooth delivery on The Police's classic give the impression of a romantic love tale. But it's actually the love story as told by a stalker. Play this song at your wedding and you'll give everyone the impression you won't let your mate go anywhere (or even breathe) without watching them. Creepy.

"I Will Possess Your Heart" by Death Cab for Cutie

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Worst Lyrics: "You reject my advances and desperate pleas... / You gotta spend some time with me / And I know that you'll find love / I will possess your heart."

We're all for Death Cab for Cutie softly cooing sweet lyrics at our wedding...but people may think you're out to steal vital organs with this one. Not romantic at all.

"The Old Apartment" by Barenaked Ladies

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Worst Lyric: "Broke into the old apartment / This is where we used to live... / These things used to be mine / I guess they still are, I want them back"

Even if you're happy in your relationship, playing this one might make everyone think you're hung up on your ex and/or their apartment. Stay away from this Barenaked Ladies jam!

"Invisible” by Clay Aiken

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Worst Lyrics: "I wish I could be a fly on your wall / Are you really alone... / If I was invisible / And I could just watch you in your room"

Even if your honey is obsessed with American Idol, don't play the second season runner-up's hit single. You guys are getting married; no need to secretly watch them in their room.

"Something Stupid" by Frank and Nancy Sinatra

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 Worst Lyrics: "Afterwards we drop into / A quiet little place / And have a drink or two"

The song would actually be adorable...that is, IF it wasn't sung by Frank Sinatra and HIS DAUGHTER. Unless you want your wedding guests to think an incest situation is happening, steer clear of this duet.

"All My Life" by K-Ci & Jojo

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Worst Lyrics: "Close to me you're like my mother / Close to me you're like my father / Close to me you're like my sister / Close to me you're like my brother"

When your beau is every member of your family, guests will begin to question their gender. Never a good thing to question on wedding day.

"You Belong to Me" by Carly Simon

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Worst Lyric: "You belong to me"

Wouldn't be so bad except that she repeats this line 33 TIMES.

Unless you want everyone to be suspicious why you're so adamant about your boo belonging to you, do not add this Simon tune to your wedding playlist.

"Baby It's Cold Outside" Composed by Frank Loesser

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Worst Lyric: "Say.. what's in this drink?"

We could understand if you thought you wanted to include the Christmas classic for a winter wedding. But the lyrics suggest someone roofied the other's drink. That open bar you paid for will look quite suspect after this one plays. Nix it.

"Knock Three Times" by Tony Orlando & Dawn

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Worst Lyrics: "Hey girl whatcha doin' down there / dancing alone every night while I live rite above you... / The note that's attached to my heart / read how many times I saw you"

The funky tune tells the story of communicating with a stalker who lives upstairs. Nobody ever fell in love via Morse code. Don't have your wedding guests thinking you two were the first.

"Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga

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Worst Lyrics: "I want your ugly, I want your disease / I want your everything as long as it's free"

Play this one at your wedding and people may think you and your partner have an STD fetish. Stay away from this Gaga banger...there are plenty.

"Why Are You Being Like This" by T-ara

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Worst Lyrics: "I love you / I like you / Now tell it to me you fool..." (Translated)

We totally get it if you and your loved one want to add some K-pop to your special day. As catchy as it may be, don't choose to include catchy girl group T-ara's cutesy, but aggressive, love ode. How about a group "Gangnam Style" horsey dance instead?

"Hello" by Lionel Richie

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Worst Lyrics: "I've been alone with you inside my mind / And in my dreams I've kissed your lips a thousand times / I sometimes see you pass outside my door / Hello, is it me you're looking for?"

"Wait, seriously? After you admitted all that? No, Lionel. It's not you I'm looking for. In fact, I'm changing my entire route home so I don't walk past your place again..."

Moral of the story: It's a classic, but don't play at your wedding.

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