Post # 1
I got a song suggestion list from my DJ today, and it had a section titled “Do Not Play List”. I thought that was brilliant! Maybe it is industry standard, but I had never seen it before.
I already had three songs in my head (songs from exes, etc.) and I was so relieved to have a place to write it out without trying to find a “nice” way to bring it up.
Has your DJ or band given you a list to fill out of song suggestions? Did it include something like a “Do not play list”?
Post # 3
yup! all I know so far is the chicken dance is on the do not play list.
Post # 4
Yup – they have become pretty typical.
Post # 5
Yep, I had a do not play list. Ours was pretty long, sad to say…
Post # 6
Yeah our DJ gave us a do not play list. On or list is : The Electric Slide & Moves like Jagger- I like this song but Fiance hates it. He specifically asked that the DJ not play it.
Post # 7
I would make sure the DJ actually looks at it the day of too b/c I went to a wedding where the girl specifically said not to play YMCA and what came on in the middle of the reception anyway??? Yep, YMCA!
Post # 8
LOL yeah I had “NO LINE DANCES”. I’m sick to death of the Electric Slide & was a little scared some of my cousins would be requesting Bootie Call. Darling Husband dragged me outside to ask me a question, (there was a wrap around porch on the victorian house we got married in)while one of the guys tipped the DJ $40.00 to play the electric slide. It turned out funny watching my family doing the Electric slide from outside, yeah hope the DJ loved taht $40 cause that was the only tip he got from my wedding.
We also put no Madonna, Darling Husband hates her. I think we wrote down 5 songs from each of us that we had to hear than left it up to the DJ. (had to have Come on Eileen-it’s at every family wedding).
Post # 9
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
We had a pretty extensive DNP list. And our DJ was great about it- told me that *I* was the music boss- if anyone wanted a song off the DNP list played, *I* was the only one who could override it.
Much to DH’s cousin’s husband’s dismay- sorry, I hate Journey, and pi$$ing off the bride is NOT getting your song played! :)-
Post # 10
Yes, I think it’s standard for most DJ’s to ask for a DNP list. Before we decided on an ipod reception, our DNP list was more important than our song request list! The top 2 offenders on our list: Rihanna and Nicki Minaj. I respect others who like their music, but I personally would rather hear the chicken dance song a thousand times in a row instead.
Post # 11
Yup I’m definitely going to have one. I went to a wedding where they played Kanye West’s “Gold Dogger”. I can bet the bride did not find it funny though the group of us had a good laugh in the car on the way home.
Post # 12
Yes — I think it’s brilliant! We asked for no Chicken Dance or Macarena (or other similarly lame songs) and NO Nickleback!
Post # 13
Our list was:
No group dance
No Rhianna (I don’t like her music)
No Chris Brown (I figure if we weren’t going to play her it wasn’t a good idea to play him)
Drop it Like it’s Hot (We asked for a lot of similar songs, but my fiance hates this one)
No Madonna (So sad–I really wanted like a prayer, but we compromised by having one Journey song, so I had to give up my Madonna song!)
No Sufjan Stevens (My Fiance likes a lot of similar music but hates this guy)
Post # 14
We’re an older couple, and my Fiance said no rap/hip hop. Basically we’re not playing anything current – it’s going to be old school R&B with a few of my favorite cheesy disco records from HS thrown in!
Post # 15
We included a few “Do NOT Play” artists on our list and apparently our DJ agreed with all of them.
- Celine Dion
- Bruno Mars
- Shania Twain
Post # 16
we have a couple..i didnt want electric slide.. but Fiance def doesnt want anything michael jackson..he HATES MJ