I’m pretty sure Ray of Light is about being overwhelmed by and missing out on life due to the constant stress and distraction of modern living. Upbeat music, sure, but not the most appropriate theme for a wedding.
*Zephyr in the sky at night, I wonder
Do my tears of mourning sink beneath the sun?
Faster than a speeding light she’s flying
Trying to remember where it all began
And I feel like I just got home,
And I feel like I just got home, etc.*
The music video lends a lot of credence to this theory.
Oh, and so I’m not just being a nitpicky jackass, I’ll nominate something else by Madonna that’s really upbeat, but not depressing. Deeper and Deeper. Very fast tempo, happy dance song about romance and family.
*When you know the notes to sing, you can sing most anything
That’s what my Mama told me
Every little thing you do will end up coming back to you
I let my father mold me
I can’t help falling in love
I fall deeper and deeper the further I go
Kisses sent from heaven above
They get sweeter and sweeter the more that I know
The deeper I go
Someone said that romance was dead
And I believed it instead of remembering
What my mama told me
Let my father mold me
Then you tried to hold me
You remind me what they said
This feeling inside
I can’t explain
But my love is alive
And I’m never gonna hide it again*