Songs NOT to play at weddings

posted 3 years ago in Music
Post # 3
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MoodyFoodie:  I’m planning on playing the Adele version of “Make You Feel My Love” as the bridal party walks down the aisle. Yeah, there’s that one line, but it’s not that big of a deal to me.


It’s just such a beautiful song, and the instrumental part is perfect.

ETA: I just read the original post again. Are you talking about reception songs, too? I’m definitely not concerned about the lyrics in those songs. It’s a party! 🙂


Post # 4
1056 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars

White wedding… it’s not a happy song about weddings people!

Post # 5
1779 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@LemonLavender:  This was going to be my suggestion for a song not to play. I love it, though.

Post # 6
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

YMCA, Macerina (sp), and any silly song like that. Hate them.

Post # 8
1194 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My mom wanted us to play “Believe” by Cher. We shot that one down pretty quickly.

“But I know that I’ll get through this
‘Cause I know that I am strong
I don’t need you anymore”

Good wedding song, mom.

Post # 10
4413 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Haha even though I LOVE Mambo #5 and it totally makes me want to dance … dude, it’s about a guy banging a whole bunch of chicks. Not really a good wedding tune Tongue Out

Post # 11
2657 posts
Sugar bee

I heard Blurred Lines played at a friend’s reception this past weekend.  Yeah, that’s being added to the do not play list at my wedding.  Some guests looked horrified when that started playing.

Originally, I wanted to do our first dance to “Always Been Your Love” by Hot Chip, but listening to the lyrics I think it’s about a guy who fantasizes about being a relationship with someone but she doesn’t know who he is.  Kinda creepy.

Post # 12
1266 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’d probably nix any song that is about loving someone that doesn’t love you back.  At a wedding two weeks ago my friends and I were joking that one of us should dedicate “Someone Like You” to the groom.  Of course we didn’t, but I’d kill to see the awkwardness that would permeate the room if someone actually did!

Post # 13
49 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

We were both in love with “No one’s gonna love you” by Band of Horses – it is just a gorgeous song, and the chorus is “No one’s gonna love you like I do…” which is just great for a wedding!  But upon closer inspection it’s definitely a breakup song.  Though that hasn’t stopped LOTS of people from using it as their first dance song (Drew Barrymore included!).

Post # 14
790 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@MoodyFoodie:  when i picked my DJ they have a website they sent me with songs so here is what was the “do no play/play list ” that was on the one page…


Kung Fu Fighting:

Blame It On The Boogie:

Let It Whip:

Car Wash:

Lindy (Swing):

Cha Cha Slide (Mr. C):


Chicken Dance:

Mambo Number 5:

C’mon ‘N Ride It (The Train):

Maria (Ricky Martin):

Cup Of Life (Ricky Martin):

Men In Black (Will Smith):

Cotton Eyed Joe (Rednex):

Mony Mony:

Dollar Wine Dance:

Piano Man:

Electric Slide:

Play That Funky Music:

Get Down Tonight:

Runaround Sue:

Greased Lightening:

Shout (Shaggy):

Hands Up (from Club Med):

Staying Alive:

Hokey Pokey:

Swing Engine:

Hold Your Head (Bahamas):

Wild Wild West (Will Smith):

Ketchup Dance (Las Ketchup):

YMCA (Village People):

Post # 15
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

We nixed. Kyptonite by 3 Doors Down, any Taylor Swift music, and “Picture” by Sheryl Corw and Kid Rock. Just no.

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