Record Bin Roulette
4:30 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Here comes the bride songs

The great scholar Dave Barry wrote, “Marriage is very much like a birthday candle, in that 'the flames of passion burn brightest when the wick of intimacy is first ignited by the disposable butane lighter of physical attraction, but sooner or later the heat of familiarity causes the wax of boredom to drip all over the vanilla frosting of novelty and the shredded coconut of romance.”

That said, marriage is still in fashion, possibly because of the influence of romantic movies like Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and songs like “June Bride”:

Here’s a show-biz marriage that actually stayed together. In 1968 they got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout. It’s Johnny Cash and June Carter with their signature song, “Jackson”:

Some of the best songs are written when things don’t go so well. Freda Payne had a huge hit in 1970 with the break-up tune “Band of Gold”. Without knocking any of today’s R & B singers, this live performance blows away most of the current pack. Here’s Freda Payne from 1975:

And what Record Bin Roulette blog would be complete without something snarky? Got just the thing. This guy embodies snark. It’s Billy Idol's “White Wedding”: