(Closed) do no play list

posted 9 years ago in Music
Post # 17
5147 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Those (chicken dance, YMCA, macarena, et al) are actually on my “must play” list!

Those are the songs that get EVERYONE from ages 3 to 100 out on the dance floor.

Post # 18
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Celine Dion! I effing hate her voice. I don’t know why. Sounds like hell to me. Lol.

Post # 19
13095 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

We didn’t have (nor even considered having) a DO NOT PLAY list.  If guests want to hear it and it gets them moving on the dance floor – we didn’t care!

Obviously you have to have faith that your DJ will stick to wedding appropriate music (Rascal Flatt’s Sarabeth = not really wedding appropriate), but beyond that, we made no dictations or requirements!

ETA: We actually explicitly told our DJ that we would love to have him play line dances/songs with specific dances associated (he asks since many don’t want them).  We know are family and friends will fill the dance floor if any of those songs come on!

Post # 20
365 posts
Helper bee

No inappropriate rap music.  I have seen wedding DJs play pretty raunchy stuff towards the end of the night, once everyone is drunk.  If you want something the drunk people will love, play some Journey or something.  My conservative Christian grandmother would not be happy.


Fiance loves line dances because he knows how to do them and country music, so we will probably have a few of those types of songs.  I cannot stand the Cha Cha Slide though, so that is out.  Also, Chicken Dance, Macarena, Hokey Pokey, Car Wash, or anything I had to do a dance to while working as a server at a restaurant, lol.  So that leaves Cupid Shuffle I think and maybe some country line dance?  Hmm…

Post # 21
1664 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I find that the older crowd gets down just as well to motown hits and oldies.  I hate line dances too, and I know a lot of people in the 50+ crowd that aren’t crazy about them either.  That was a dumb comment, but try not to let it get to you.  Weddings really bring out the crazy in people sometimes.

Post # 22
5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

Our Do Not Play List didn’t match ANY of the lists I found here consider DH and I really don’t listen to contemporary music anymore so we did what fit us….

It went as so:

No Rap

No Hip Hop

Nothing with references to Drugs, Sex, or Alcohol

No Cupid Shuffle

No Macerena

No Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Brittney Spears, or Taylor Swift

Anything else was ok and guests were free to make requests given it didn’t fall into any of the above catergories.

We all still had lots of fun, we all danced, and one of the best things the DJ played was a Grease Medley… Everyone knew all the songs and we all had alot of fun breaking into the guys/girls for specific parts and so forth.

We didn’t include ALL of the songs that you listed b/c I just figured that whether I liked them or not… the reception really wasn’t for me anyways considering I would’ve MUCH rather left right after the ceremony to get to be with my husband! lol

Post # 23
915 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We haven’t made one as of yet, but I’ve already been thinking what should be on our list and came up with:


No rap music (except some of the appropriate pre 1990’s hits)


“Electric Slide”


“Chicken Dance”

“Hokey Pokey”

No Lady Gaga

No Britney Spears, Beyonce, or Christina Aquilera

No Katy Perry

No Taylor Swift

No Black Eyed Peas

No Michael Buble 

No Gospel

“Who Let the dogs out”

Basically we’re more into the classics so we’re looking to have hits from the 1950’s to the 1990’s played mostly with an emphasis on 80’s music.


Post # 24
921 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

No rap or Michael Buble.

Post # 25
3221 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Here’s mine (so far..)

–          YMCA – Village People

–          Chicken Dance

–          Macarena

–          Hokey Pokey

–          Who Let the Dogs out

–          Mambo No. 5

–          The Limbo

–          Modern Country

–          Electric slide

Post # 26
2702 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

wow. Everyone is so strict! I just ask that we don’t have the chicken dance or any explicit music.

Post # 27
5543 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

I think I might be sad at some of yalls wedding. No line dances?? What are those of us with two left feet supposed to do? I get some of the other ones, I just think unless all your guests are trained ballroom dancers, a few line/group dances make life easier and more fun for people who can’t really dance

Post # 28
3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We’ve solving this problem by making our own playlist and using the ipod and my FI’s amp.  At least, that’s the theory.  Plus, we’re hoping to have musician friends there, so that’ll also help out, lol.

Pretty sure our playlist will be hated by our parents, though.  Especially when Sammy Hagar’s “Tropic of Capricon” plays, hehehehehehehe. 

Post # 29
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

no rap and that’s about it.  I want people to have fun, and if they think that the YMCA is fun, have at it!

Post # 30
1679 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@chasesgirl: It’s a regional thing.


I think the comment that Motown bridges the generation gap is right.  I don’t think there’s a person alive who can resist an old school Stevie Wonder song like Signed, Sealed, Delivered, Higher Ground, or Superstition.


Come to think of it, Signed, Sealed, Delivered is going on my must play list right now.  🙂

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