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Top Wedding Songs for Your Name

Marta Block


As far as I know there's only ever been one song featuring my name. It's called "Marta, Rambling Rose of the Wildwood" and if you're under the age of 70, you probably have never heard it. But some people have names that lend themselves to song, some people were even named for songs. Of course, that doesn't mean that all of those songs are appropriate for weddings. GigMasters is happy to provide this helpful list of Top Names for Wedding Songs and of course, a list of the Worst Names for Wedding Songs

Top 10 Wedding Songs with Names in Them

10. Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond (sung at almost every wedding whether or not the bride is named Caroline, so especially appropriate if she is)

9. Chelsea Morning - Joni Mitchell

8. Jesse's Girl - Rick Springfield (assuming of course that it's the groom named Jesse, not the Best Man or other guest)

7. Annie's Song -John Denver

6. Danny Boy - Traditional (if you're Irish and the groom is named Danny, you've got to play it)

5. Barbara Ann - Beach Boys

4. Charlie - Red Hot Chili Peppers

3. Hey Stephen - Taylor Swift

2. Jack and Diane - John Mellencamp (use only if Jack & Diane are actually marrying each other)

1. Hey Paula - Paul & Paula (see also, Will You Marry Me by Paula Abdul)


10 Worst Wedding Song Choices with Names in Them

(It's all about the lyrics people, listen to the lyrics)

10. Allison - Elvis Costello

9. Brandy  (You're a Fine Girl) - Looking Glass (although, there are plenty of songs BY Brandy that would work fine)

8.  Come on Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners

7. Maggie May - Rod Stewart

6. Cotton Eyed Joe - Rednex (because really, it shouldn't be played at any wedding)

5. Roxanne - The Police (unless of course the bride really is a former prostitute)

4. The Harold Song - Ke$ha

3. Beth - Kiss

2. Janie's Got a Gun - Aerosmith

1. Lola, which has to get the award for worst choice because it has not one but two songs that would be completely inappropriate  - The Kinks and Barry Manilow, although "Whatever Lola Wants" from Damn Yankees, might actually work well.

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