Post # 1
I’m working on my song list to give to the DJ of “must-plays” and “don’t plays”.
I’ve been realizing a lot of songs I like are, well, inappropriate. So now I’m double-checking lyrics to make sure nothing will be offensive or inappropraite for children and grandparents to hear.
Ava Adore by Smashing Pumpkins – “It’s you that I adore, you will always be my whore…”
Closer by NIN – “I want to f*** you like an animal”
Post # 3
Oh my goodness. Yes. I like a range of music and most of my favorite songs/ beats were completely inappropriate
Post # 4
@abbyful: Hahaha–great thread.
Yes, at one point, I wanted our first dance to be “Baby Got Back” as sort of a tongue in cheek, fun first song that people would definitely get on the floor for. One thing I’ve seen is that you do quiet dinner music for the meal, fun, upbeat music to start off the dancing, and around 2 hours in, start playing house music and all the older people will leave. Maybe you could have an early and a late play list?
Post # 5
Heh… FH wanted “Violent Love” as our first dance- so not appropriate for a wedding
“I wanna make woopido
and have a little fun with you
I wanna make violent love to you”
Post # 6
I know this is one of the songs of the moment but I love Cee Lo’s F*! You! I can’t stand the Gwenyth version or the edited one.
Post # 7
Haha yes, we’re having that issue too! We’re tying the knot on a boat, and the Fiance is determined to have “I’m on a Boat” by the Lonely Island play at the reception, since it’s been a long-running joke between us and some friends. I’m actually all for this, seeing as we’re having an adult-only wedding, and we were planning on using the clean version of the song. It’s just so heavy with either “beeps” or swears that I’m not sure the grandparents will be able to appreciate the humor in it. Fiance thinks we should just play the original and let the guests think what they want (it IS our day after all ), but that might be pushing it for some people. Still undecided on this one!
Post # 8
@abbyful: Totally! I have had to make sure to listen to/look up all the lyrics of the songs on my list. Some of them are definitely not wedding appropriate!
Post # 9
@Pupperoni: I love that song, too! But only the unedited version. The funniest part is that my 63-year-old mother sings it all the time. It’s hilarious when she goes, “Ain’t that some shit?”
Post # 10
I like a lot rated not g for everyone music. I kept my stuff oldies but goodies with r and b.
I think I always love the after party concept. Play it the last couple of hours and warn everyone with a card on the table so they aren’t shocked, astounded or amazed as if they never heard cursing before.
Post # 11
@abbyful: I was totally in the same boat!! I love rap/hip-hop and had to “screen” my songs before finalizing the list. We kept some that were a bit “borderline” to be played later in the evening.