Share the songs that are on your must play list and your do not play list!

posted 3 years ago in Music
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Must Play:

  • Mull River Shuffle – The Rankins
  • You shook me all night long- AC/DC
  • Dancing with myself- Billy Idol
  • A thousand years- Christina Perry
  • Come on Eileen-Dexy’s midnight runners
  • We Are Family – Sister Sledge
  • Love Shack – B52’s
  • Ordinary Day – Great Big Sea 
  • Everlong – Foo Fighters
  • Down At The Twist & Shout – Mary Chapin Carpenter

DON’T PLAY

  • Anything by Robin Thicke
  • Anything by Miley Cyrus
  • Anything by Michael Jackson (except Beat It) because my father doesn’t want a reception completely full of MJ songs because he feels that it’s become a crutch of DJs at weddings, so he refuses to pay up if they play all sorts of MJ.

 

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