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It is often considered one of his most recognizable songs, although other Idol songs have charted higher. In the US, it peaked at No. The music videofeaturing Idol attending a goth weddingis one of his best-known. The bride is played by Perri ListerIdol's real-life girlfriend at the time. She is also one of the three dancers clad in black leather, who slap their buttocks in time with the clap track in the song as they shimmy downwards near the end.
In one scene from the video, Idol forces the barbed-wire wedding ring onto the bride's finger and cuts her knuckle. Lister insisted that her knuckle actually be cut in order for the scene to appear more realistic.
Director David Mallet says he was merely "playing with the power of crowd imagery" when he had the extras reach toward the Way Down Yonder In New Orleans - Various - The Heart & Soul Of Rock N Roll and did not realize how it looked until after it was filmed.
It was also featured in the film True Romance during the scene where Alabama is being tattooed. The line "It's a nice day to start again" was featured on the sticker on the front of Idol's album, Devil's Playground. The song was also used in an advertisement for British soap opera Hollyoakspromoting the week of a wedding storyline. It also featured in an episode of the BBC White Wedding (Parts I & II) (Shot Gun Mix) - Billy Idol - Vital Idol Blackpool as part of the story. The track also appeared on an advert for Coronation Street inpromoting the climax of a bigamous storyline involving the character Peter Barlow.
Barlow, portrayed by Chris Gascoynewas seated at a table, White Wedding (Parts I & II) (Shot Gun Mix) - Billy Idol - Vital Idol spinning his two wedding rings around. On The Colbert Reporta couple who had been prevented from wedding at the Jefferson Memorialby the government shutdownwere married. The couple shared their first dance as Audra McDonald sang the song.
The American metal band In This Moment was set to collaborate with Idol on the track "Black Wedding" off their sixth album Ritual ; the song's chorus contains the line, "it's a nice night for a black wedding," an obvious homage to Idol's "White Wedding.
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