Come up with an inappropriate song for an event

(perhaps this might belong in MPSIMS or IMHO - mods move as you see fit).

I had posted on Facebook about an odd commercial for Johnnie Walker liquor, featuring a woman doing a soulful version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “You’ll Never Walk Alone”. The ad made no sense to me at all - so I guess that might be entry 1a on this list.

Entry 1 though: A friend responded that it’s used as a football anthem. She’s in the UK, so this is what us Murricans call soccer (or rugby?).

I thought she was making it up - but did some googling and yeah… she’s spot on. To me, it says “You suck. But maybe some day it’ll all come out all right”. Maybe not ideal for rallying up the fans to get excited about the game?

Come up with other event / song pairings that beat this one, please!

“Don’t Worry, Be Happy” at a chemotherapy clinic.

“Stayin’ Alive” at a funeral.

“Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover” at a wedding reception…

“I’m Leaving Some Love in my Will” at a 50th anniversary party.

“Another One Bites The Dust.” Same event.
Either song also provides the proper rhythm when performing CPR.

Saw a comedian make a joke about how when his roommate was making too much noise bumping uglies, he’d blast the oompa loompa song really loudly to kill their mood.

Every Breath You Take at a wedding.

(From Wikipedia) "Sting later said he was disconcerted by how many people think the song is more positive than it is. He insists it is about the obsession with a lost lover, and the jealousy and surveillance that follow. “One couple told me ‘Oh we love that song; it was the main song played at our wedding!’ I thought, ‘Well, good luck.’”

My take on the Johnny Walker commercial was that Johnny will always be by your side; as long as you have Johnny Walker with you, you’ll never walk alone.

Well, that’s why it’s inappropriate, because making Johnny Walker you’re permanent friend is never a good idea.

(though Marius Müller Westernhagen thought otherwise):

Comedian Tom Binns has a character called Ivan Brackenbury who is a hapless DJ on the Local Hospital Radio and … well, here’s a brief sample.

There’s a lot more available on the Youtube…

“Having My Baby,” at a Planned Parenthood function.

I may well be going to hell for this one, so I’m putting it in spoilers. If you thought the previous posts about music at funerals were in poor taste, don’t read this one.

“I Don’t Like Mondays” at a memorial service after a school shooting.

“Just Another Manic Monday.”

This scenario played out on an episode of Station 19, with Staying Alive being sung by the person performing CPR.

One I actually heard (can’t remember the radio station…the one my boss insisted on playing at work):

A block honouring 9/11 victims opened with Great Balls of Fire.

Lyle Lovett’s “L.A. County” at a wedding. For those unfamiliar with it, it’s about a stalker who shoots a bride and groom at the altar.

Someone once requested the song and said they played it at their wedding. Lovett asked, “Do you even know what that song is about?”

And another Sting love song would be perfect at back-to-school night: “Don’t Stand So Close To Me”.

Wedding reception. Get an Ugly Girl to Marry You

You know the words:

If you want to be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty woman your wife.
So from my personal point of view,
Get an ugly girl to marry you.

This should probably be followed by CCR’s Bad Moon Risin’

A few years ago, one of the “readings” that appear in each edition of Harper’s Magazine was a hastily compiled and distributed list by The Powers That Be for a media group’s radio stations, specifying “for gawd’s sake do NOT play these songs today” on 9/11.

I can’t remember any of the specifics, but … ah yes, Wikipedia comes through.

[ninja’ed by #5]

I Shot The Sheriff at a Blue Lives Matter rally

Knights in White Satin at a Black Lives Matter rally

“Margaritaville,” at an AA meeting.