Tuesday, May 4, 2010

"You know how they say we only use 10 percent of our brains? I think we only use 10 percent of our hearts."- John Beckwith "Wedding Crashers"

I crashed a wedding last Thursday! I never met the happy couple before, I knew 2 people that were actually invited, and it was....... well not as sweet as the movie makes it look, but that's probably because I wasn't lookin' to hook up with hot chicks, so you know whatever!

The upside is, it wasn't your typical LDS wedding reception with the line, the after dinner mints and the crazy sherbet/7-up punch we love so much! This was a pretty classy event and my only pet peeve was the choice of songs selected for their mini dance party they had at the end of the night All this gave me the inspiration for my top 5 list for this Tuesday.

without further adieu today's theme for Top 5 Tuesday is.................................

"Top 5 Most Overplayed Songs @ Weddings!"

1. "When You Say Nothing At All" by Allison Krauss and Union Station

I sang this song at not 1 but 2 wedding receptions in the same year, this song lost it's appeal to me though when it replaced "Lady in Red" as the go to slow song at stake dances, so whenever I hear it now it takes me back to all the times I stood alone along the wall trying to make myself look available for a dance, but nobody takin' the bait! Hmm.... perhaps that's really why I hate it so much?

2. "At Last" by Etta James

I think this song should strictly be played at weddings of people
 over 50 who've never been married, it's a little more fitting, I have a hard timing believing this song when it's played at the weddings of people in their early 20's..... really? really? at last your love has come along, like you've really been waiting that long?......doubtful!

3. "God Bless the Broken Road" by Rascal Flatts

I admit it, I got sucked in and thought this may have been the sweetest love song ever written, but when everybody started jumping on the train and thinking that song was written just for them, it got old fast! Sorry Rascal Flatts you still win my heart with "I Melt" though!

4. "From This Moment" by Shania Twain feat. Bryan White

I think Shania may have the record for most overplayed songs by one artist of all time, I could make her music, an overplayed Top 5 all on it's own! But this song, ever since it came out apparently became the only love song duet in recorded music history! Oh and don't even get me started on when she crossed over and she took Bryan White out of the song completely, this song needs to be retired ASAP, it is too obnoxious to still be used!

5. "Pachelbel's Canon" aka "Canon in D major" by Johan Pachelbel

I sometimes wonder if composers would die a new death if they realized what their works were best known for. For example, would Benny Goodman be happy or disappointed that whenever "sing sing sing" came on it made people wanna eat cookies? Or when you hear Aaron Copeland's "Rodeo" you automatically say "Beef it's what's for dinner!" Same with Pachabel, would he be OK that his Canon in D is the opening act for Wagner's "Bridal Chorus"? I don't know, but I can't figure out why with all the various classical pieces to choose from Pachebel's Canon gets played like it's the only one that exists! Time to switch it up people!

So.............did I miss one? what songs do you roll your eyes at when they come on at weddings?


Jenifer said...

#5 was playing as I walked down the aisle...loveitloveitloveit. And #1 came out when I was dating my hubby, so of course I love that one. And my fave Shania is forever and for always. Sigh.
BTW, I am so jealous of how great you look in red lipstick. Could NEVER pull that off .

angie said...

i don't go to weddings. :)