(Closed) DJ pooh-poohed my first dance song…what do you think?

posted 7 years ago in Music
  • poll: Is Stand By Me by Ben E King a good first dance song?
    Yes : (47 votes)
    90 %
    No : (4 votes)
    8 %
    Other... : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    1276 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I think if that’s the song you want than go for it. I’m surprised the DJ made any comment. I think its a great song!

    Post # 4
    106 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I think it’s rude that the DJ gave an unsolicited opinion on that.

    Post # 5
    1371 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Tell your DJ to shove it!  It’s your wedding, your day, your love.  Tell him to keep his trap shut, he is YOUR employee for the night!

    Post # 6
    185 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I think it’s a beautiful song and it is totally appropriate. How is a song about standing by someone you love innapropriate for a first dance? Especially if you and your fiance find personal meaning in it. Regardless, you don’t have to justify your song choice to anyone. It’s none of the DJ’s business what song you pick–his job is to play it, not give his opinion on it.

    And again, don’t feel self-consious..I think it’s a great choice of song! Smile

    Post # 7
    40 posts
    • Wedding: December 2011

    It isn’t his first dance, don’t let his opinion get you down! I think it will be great!

    Post # 8
    2247 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Umm, I do believe YOU’RE paying the DJ, and not the other way around.  I’d politely let the DJ know that you’ve settled on the song you want, it is perfect for your relationship, and you do not wish to receive anymore unsolicited advice.

    Post # 10
    1555 posts
    Bumble bee

    Tell your DJ to shove it because that is the song you want to use. Or get another DJ (not practical, but you don’t need his comments.)

    Post # 11
    5269 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2016

    NOT cool. Tell him that’s what you want! Maybe make a call to his employer and file a complaint/request another DJ. I am sure they do not want to lose your business. Do you feel comfortable with him? He might be one of those who plays what he wants…

    Post # 12
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    If you love the song then use it. The dj has no say in what he feels about it. For what it’s worth, it’s much more of a love song, if you look at the lyrics, than a mother-son song.

    Post # 13
    164 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I mean, everyone has already said this, but it is not HIS first dance, it’s yours!  That song is so sweet, and I love that it’s not something everyone picks.  If you want it- use it!

    Post # 14
    1074 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    YES! This was our first dance song, and I LOVE IT. (actually, we used the John Lennon version, but same difference). Our guests loved it too. 

    Your DJ needs to keep his opinions to himself. 

    Post # 15
    1938 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I am totally biased because this is the song that plays when my mom calls me… so I can’t really think of it as a romantic song. However, the show Stand By Me was about best friends, and if you are marrying your best friend (which I assume you are) then it will be a great 1st song! 

    Post # 16
    241 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @socalmeli: It’s YOUR wedding and as the client of this DJ you have the right to choose whatever song you want, and he should 100% respect that.  If he continues, I would threaten to tell others that he is a jacka** and never give a good referral!

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