Post # 1
We’re going to make the standard list of “Songs we must have,” but we’re coming up with a pretty lengthy “Stuff you’d better not play or you won’t get paid” list too! It seems like we hear a lot of these things at weddings lately and we just cringe. Too typical, too cheesy, or just not our style in general.
Some of what we don’t want – a few are my picks, a few his, and a few just mutually disliked:
Anything by the Beatles, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, Shania Twain, ABBA, Fleetwood Mac (except “Landslide,” which is my song with my dad and I’m not compromising)
Electric Slide (and whatever that cha cha slide thing is)
We are Family
Celebrate Good Times (or Celebration, or whatever it’s called)
I’m Yours by Jason Mraz (I caved, he doesn’t like this one)
I Swear by All4One
Happy Together by The Turtles (my song with my ex)
What’s on your “I don’t care who requests it, you’d better not play it!!!” list?
Post # 4
Country music. It went on the do not play list in big bold capital letters.
We also vetoed the group dances like YMCA, chicken dance, macarena, etc.
Post # 5
No hokie pokie! Yes, I actually was at a wedding that played this. I felt like I was in elementary school.
Post # 6
We had one song on our do not play list, and that is Sweet Caroline. We are huge Yankees fans, and we even walked into the reception to New York, New York. A lot of our relatives are Red Sox fans. I would have screamed if I had to hear Sweet Caroline.
Post # 7
@MichiganBride2012: Oh GAWD, someone played “Strokin'” at a wedding reception? I’m adding that to the list immediately.
@BichoneFrise: The Hokey Pokey is for roller skating :o) ADDED.
Post # 8
@sweetcrackers: oh yes! I’ve heard it at several (unfortunately!) not sure what that says about the people I hang out with . . lol
Post # 9
Cotton Eye Joe. Hands down, my number one choice for annoying song at weddings. Who decided that even qualified for a wedding playlist? Eww.
We’re not banning country music (there will be a few songs), but we’re not doing like EVERY other wedding I’ve attended this year, where they had ALL country. I mean, literally ALL country.
NO Sugarland attempting to rap (Stuck like glue). Yeah, I’m sure if you’ve gone to a wedding in recent years, you know what I’m talking about.
We will not be doing our first dance to a cheesy, 80s, Luther Vandross song. My step-cousin didn’t pick a first dance song, and “Here and Now” is what the DJ chose. Really?
Butterfly Kisses. I HATE that song. My father and I are dancing to “Mack the Knife”.
Single Ladies. At EVERY wedding I’ve been to this year, the bouquet toss has been to “Single Ladies”. It makes sense, yes, but it’s so played out!
Post # 10
@GroovyHippieChick: Strokin by Clarence Carter is guaranteed to make me laugh at a moment’s notice, but not appropriate for a reception. Thanks for making me laugh at my desk. I love that song!
Post # 11
Wow you ladies are picky! The only do not play songs on our list were the hokey pokey and chicken dance.
Post # 13
@MlleBrielle: not picky, I’m just old and crotchety – you kids turn that music down!!
and get off my lawn!!
Post # 14
PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC WHITE BOY.
I WILL VOMIT, THEN THROW A VASE.
Also, I really hate line dances. And if you have to have a song that says “CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES, COME ON!” to indicate that “there’s a party goin’ on right here!”, it probably isn’t a party.
Post # 15
Anything by Michael Jackson. VETO!
Post # 16
I agree with a lot of these suggestions. I’m going to try to limit the swearing/bitches ‘n’ ho’s songs since we’ll be having a LOT of older people at our wedding.
Too bad, since I would have LOVED to do a bouquet toss to “Move, Bitch” by Ludacris, hahaha.