And Now, Deep Thoughts...
Licensed Music: Nothing Beats It.
This question has come up a lot lately...
"Why can't we have a specific song dubbed over our video?"
The answer can be complicated. The simplest way to answer is "Because it's illegal and unethical to insert copyrighted material into a video if licensing for it hasn't been purchased."
It's more than just buying an MP3, unfortunately. When you buy a song for $1 and download it, you are purchasing permission to listen to it. In a way, it's like you are renting it; You can't legally copy it or build something else with it. You can only listen to it.
When you hear a popular song in a movie or a commercial, the publishing company charges the filmmaker a unique price for a custom license. Let's just say, it's going to be out of almost everyone's wedding budget.