Post # 1
I’m interested in hearing what other people have on their must play and do not play lists. We’re finalizing these with our DJ this weekend so I’m looking for some ideas and thought this may be helpful other bees too.
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Post # 2
Beachy0404: We want a good mix of music, so asked the DJ to play a little bit of everything (top 100’s, country, oldies, rock, etc). I do not have a strong “MUST” play list. I think there are 4 songs on it – one being my college gals anthem (while in college), one being a slow song FI and I love, but of which is not our first dance, one being our fave college football teams fight song (bc we are big college football fans!), and I cannot even remember the last one….
Our do not play is pretty generic too, meaning I wrote NO group dances, and only one line dance. So, NO hokie pokie or chicken dance, and only A line dance of DJ’s choice – cha cha slide, electric slide – do not really care!
Yes, I could stress about music til the cows come home, but I stayed in the camp that I am paying the DJ a lot of money to keep the party going, so he better do it thru great music :):)
Post # 3
No country (except Friends in Low Places), nothing by the band Creed, no Don’t Stop Believin’ because for the love of god that song is overplayed. FI and I really don’t like country, and we both hate Creed. I suppose I should add nothing by the band Train as well.
Our must play list includes about 20 songs that were popular when we were in college (5 years ago) or growing up that aren’t as popular now and may not get played unless we single them out. Stuff like specific Spice Girls songs or BSB songs, etc.
Post # 4
Our DJ told us his strategy is to start off with some of the older, classic songs to get everyone – including the older guests – dancing, then transition to newer, faster stuff for the younger guests and I like his strategy.
As far as do and do not playlists, on our “do not” playlist, we have Katy Perry and Lady Gaga (can.not.stand) and then stuff like the chicken dance. On our must play list, we have “Shout” because as cliche as it is, I absolutely love when it’s played at weddings, and then some others that are favourites with our group of friends – current stuff like Blurred Lines and older stuff like Tubthumping (Chumbawumba – yay!) and anything by Hanson haha.