Post # 1
I’ve seen posts about Do Not Play lists. Most of the songs that get excluded are because we don’t like the artist, it’s over-played or we don’t want certain dances happening. I’m not looking for “The Chicken Dance.” I want to approach this from a different angle.
What are some songs that you nixed after looking closer at the lyrics?
If you used these songs, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with them at all. I’m just curious because I keep running into it with some of my favorites.
Eg. “Make You Feel My Love” – Adele i know you haven’t made your mind up yet, but i would never do you wrong
When I was still in college, I would listen to this song and dream about playing it at my wedding. It’s beautiful! Now I’m second guessing playing it because, well, FI has made his mind up. Everything else rings true, but that phrase makes me stop. I still haven’t ruled it out though.
It’s like a lesser version of the whole “The Future’s So Bright” thing or “Pumped Up Kicks.” I remember when I was young, and my mom’s office slogan was “The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades.” I was baffled.
I’m not saying that all of our songs have to be love related. My mom loves “Forget You” by Ceelo, and we’re definitely playing it. As I look for first dance songs and such, I’m just curious what others I’ve missed.
Post # 3
@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
- Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars
White wedding… it’s not a happy song about weddings people!
Post # 5
@LemonLavender: This was going to be my suggestion for a song not to play. I love it, though.
Post # 6
YMCA, Macerina (sp), and any silly song like that. Hate them.
Post # 7
@CurlyTop24: I guess I mostly am referring to important songs for the big day. I don’t think it’d be possilbe to keep them out of the reception entirely without having a few hours of super cliche music. Haha. I don’t want any sad songs at the reception though.
@LemonLavender: YES! That’s another one.
Post # 8
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 # 9
@luluvohn: “Do you believe in life after love?” Haha LOVE IT!
Post # 10
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
Post # 11
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
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
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
@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:
Cha Cha Slide (Mr. C):
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):
Dollar Wine Dance:
Play That Funky Music:
Get Down Tonight:
Hands Up (from Club Med):
Hold Your Head (Bahamas):
Wild Wild West (Will Smith):
Ketchup Dance (Las Ketchup):
YMCA (Village People):
Post # 15
We nixed. Kyptonite by 3 Doors Down, any Taylor Swift music, and “Picture” by Sheryl Corw and Kid Rock. Just no.
Post # 16
@iarebridezilla: DAMN! My dad and I have belted that one since I was really young. “To me flirtin’ it’s just like a sport”
@bleusteel: Oh dear! Robin Thicke. That’s hilarious. I don’t know that Hot Chip song, but I see what your saying from skimming the lyrics.
@TGold: That would have been so funny. Most people probably wouldn’t have even noticed.
@essiesstyle: Man, I do love that song.
My FI wants us to play “Beautiful Freak” by the Eels at some point. I’m not really sure how well that would go over. I might have to wait until all of the older folks have left and everyone else is drunk and not paying attention.