In July of 2009, a video with the innocent title “JK Wedding Entrance Dance” was posted to YouTube. The video showed an exuberant wedding party shimmying down the aisle before that day’s ceremony to the strains of Chris Brown‘s “Forever,” and quickly hit the viral jackpot. The video was viewed over 67 million times, and was even replicated in the “Niagara” episode of NBC’s The Office, which centered around the largely depressing wedding ceremony between Jim and Pam. Ever since then, scads of newlyweds have been trying to achieve that same kind of viral buzz with wacky first dance choices (with varying degrees of success). Until now, it seems.
According to “research” conducted by the British jewelry chain H. Samuel, some newlyweds of late have been eschewing both traditionally romantic and viral buzz generating first-dance songs in favor of unconventionally ironic choices. The chain speculates that joke selections are more memorable, and lists a number of very odd yet unmistakably British selections, including U2‘s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” Morrissey‘s “You’re the One For Me Fatty,” Roy C‘s “Shotgun Wedding,” and Joy Division‘s “Love Will Tear Us Apart.” Even their most popular, traditionally romantic choice is really British: the version of Cole Porter‘s “You Do Something to Me” performed by Paul Weller.
Below we’ve embedded the least appropriate first-dance song we can think of; if you can top it, mention your choice in the comments!