10 Inappropriate Songs To Play At The Pope's Inauguration
March 17th, 2013 1:00pm EDT
Pope Francis I will be inaugurated as Pope on March 19, and ultimately it will be a very important and serious occasion. So, in order to prevent any really awkward moments, here are 10 songs that should not be played at any cost.
10. "Running with the Devil" Van Halen
One would hope that the new Pope doesn't "live...like there's no tomorrow." That would lead to some awkward thoughts on the afterlife.
9. "Dear God" XTC
This song is about questioning faith in religion, and features lyrics like "Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are just somebody's unholy hoax."
8. "God's Away on Business" Tom Waits
Tom Wait's voice sounds borderline Satanic on this track, and it doesn't help that it's an overly blunt criticism of organized religion.
7. "Sympathy for the Devil" The Rolling Stones
Although this may be one of the most perfect pop songs ever created, it's also seems to clearly favor the darker side of things. This song proves that going along with the devil is quite catchy if nothing else.
6. "Friend of the Devil" The Grateful Dead
Another insanely catchy song about the Devil, still, I'm pretty sure that "a friend of the devil" is not someone to invite to the inauguration, let alone encourage through song.
5. "God" John Lennon
"God is a concept by which we measure our pain" is the opening line is this masterful track by John Lennon, one of the best of his solo career in fact. The song goes on to state all of the things that Lennon doesn't believe in, and any song that name drops Hitler, Kennedy, Jesus, and the Bible is probably best avoided at any religious occasion.
4. "Skeleton Christ" Slayer
No Slayer song is ever appropriate for this type of occasion, but this is definitely the least appropriate one. Definitely wear ear plugs for this one.
3. "Propaganda" Dead Prez
"If God made man, why the Hell would he put us here."
2. "It's a Sin" The Pet Shop Boys
This song strongly criticizes the idea of sin, because everything that Neil Tennant has ever done is considered a sin, and it glorifies this fact and clearly rejects the idea of a life without sin.
1. "Highway to Hell" AC/DC
While this song is highly inappropriate it would be insanely hilarious to play at the end of the inauguration.
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