no lady in red

A poll by Music Choice shows that Chris DeBurgh’s hit song Lady In Red is not a hit with wedding guests in the UK. The question, as far as I can tell, asked what the worst songs for the newly-weds’ first dance were. Luckily I didn’t play any of them for the first dance, although I played a few after. In case you’re curious, I played the following songs at the wedding reception.

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You – Rod Stewart
Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle
Till There Was You – Music Man Soundtrack
Everything I Do – Bryan Adams
The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
Lady in Red – Chris DeBurgh
Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
Time to Say Goodbye – Andrea Bocelli


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  1. Those were some good selections.But how did they like that song ?

    Comment by Tammie on August 12, 2002 @ 6:37 am
  2. At my wedding, my wife had suggested using the “lady in red” song. For some reason, everytime I hear it, I think of hookers. Maybe it’s the color red combined with the word lady. The pictures conjured in my mind are of a 40’sh chain smoking prostitute standing outside of a bar. Now that’s the gift that keeps on giving. Daaaahhh!

    Comment by jason on August 12, 2002 @ 9:34 am
  3. Tammie, they chose the song for their first dance so they liked it just fine.

    Jason, when I think of a lady in red I picture a beautiful woman in a sparkling red evening gown dancing with me. Perhaps it’s a difference in our backgrounds? ;)

    By the way, I’m listening to a Chris DeBurgh album right now (Flying Colours) and it’s quite good. He’s not just a one hit wonder in my book.

    Comment by dan on August 12, 2002 @ 11:14 am
  4. I’ve heard that Chris DeBurgh remained quite popular in his home country for some time after he’d faded into one-hit-wonderdom over here. Maybe he’s even still popular now. It’s nice that there’s still a little bit of regionalism in music, even if you have to look outside our borders to find it in these days of Clear Channel.

    It sometimes seems to me that people in Europe have better taste in music, but maybe that’s just because I only hear of the good stuff from over there. I’m sure they’ve got their fair share of crap, too.

    Comment by Levi on August 13, 2002 @ 1:30 am

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