30 day song challenge, day 23: a song you want to play at your wedding

Being already married, I’ve already gone through the process of selecting songs for my wedding, fuzzy as that process is in my memory. There are lots of traditional “last songs” which are played at the end of a reception. “Last Dance” is probably a popular one, for instance, but the Puckish person inside me has always felt that the following song would be a lot of fun to play as the last song to close out a wedding reception:

Goodbye, Goodbye by Oingo Boingo

First, it is not a slow, sentimental song. Second, it is blunt and to the point. No one can miss the message in this one: time to go, last call, don’t let the door hit you on the way out, etc. etc.

That would be a fun wedding song.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.