(Closed) Don't play that song at your reception

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 17
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Bumble bee

We haven’t booked our DJ yet, but like our photographer, I plan to hire someone who I have confidence in to do what they do best, with no intention of handing them an extensive list of songs to play (beyond the songs for key events, of course).

That said, I will give them a list of songs NOT to play. Fiance hates country music, so there will be none of that. No chicken dances or songs of that ilk.  I started a list of songs I like, and songs I don’t like and update it when I hear something. I hate the song Mustang Sally, so that’s out. I love the song Natural Woman, so that’s in.  Mostly though, I just want the DJ to play songs that people want to dance to, and not tie his hands.  I’m not too worried about lyrics beyond the key songs. No one is going to assume every lyric of every song somehow applies to us.

Post # 18
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@blastkiss:  You’re beautiful is about a guy seeing a stunningly beautiful girl on the subway, and realizing he can’t be with her, but they shared a moment (mostly him ogling her). Maybe this couple met on the subway or something?

Post # 19
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have a huge list of “do not play” songs lol.

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I only care about the lyrics of our first dance and father/daughter dance. Reception music is all about fun, and some songs about bad things are too awesome to pass up!

I do have a feeling that my do not play list is going to be bigger than my must play list. There is a lot of terrible music out there!

Post # 21
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Newbee

@Chrysoberyl:  Haha, we actually talked about this song in English class when it first came out. Its actually about a guy pressuring a girl in to having sex with him, even though he’s not in love with her. She goes for it because she wants to have a serious relationship with him:

“But does she really wanna (have sex)
But can’t stand to see me walk out tha door”

“Don’t want to meet your daddy, just want you in my caddy (oh ohh)
Hey ya! (oh, oh!) Hey ya! (oh, oh!)
Don’t want to meet your momma, just want to make you cum-a”


I love the song, but you’re right, the lyrics are pretty jerk-y if you think about it too much. 

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

‘Landslide’ will not be played at my wedding, whether it is Fleetwood Mac, or Dixie Chicks. Or anything that might have to much vulgarity. Other wise, I am all good. 

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My fiance & I started talking about ceremony or first dance songs & somehow started coming up with a list of really inapproprate songs we could play just to mess witht the guests and see how they react.  But don’t worry, we’re not really going to do it!! 😉  One of our joke ideas was Bob Segar’s Night Moves.  Obviously if you know that’s the name of the song, you know what it’s about.  But it starts out sweetly describing a couple that looks like us, and gets super inappropriate before the end of the first verse.  I would have loved to watch everyone’s faces, but I just can’t do it ;).

I think during the ceremony, the song choice really matters because you have chosen each individual song to mean something special to the two of you that day. But when it comes to playing music at the reception, I think a song is a song.  It’s not a big deal if the lyrics aren’t perfect for a wedding.  There are a so many songs out there about break ups that it might be hard to find 3 or 4 hours of music without a few of those!!  And it’s probably nice for the bitter people who are upset that they’re not getting married 😉

 

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

OMG.  I will absolutely refuse have “Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy” by Big & Rich at my wedding. REFUSE!

Nothing is more awkward than the image of me and my fiance boogie-ing down to this song while my super conservative family members look on.  Surprised

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Araya:  Oh god.  I love Landslide.  I never noticed anything wrong with those lyrics before!  ::scurries off to Google::

Post # 26
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Besides the first dance and parent dances, I just let my DJ play whatever he thought was best – that’s what I payed him for! The only songs I did not want were the cheesy things like hokey pokey, chicken dance, etc. Trust me, no one is going to be listening to the lyrics of each song while they’re on the dance floor.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@rubybride718:  its a beautiful song! It just reminds me of my mom, who passed away 10 years back.Her passing was my ‘Landslide.’ 

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I dont want any typical wedding music.  No macarena, hokey pokey, YMCA, nothing like that!

And deffinately no Shania Twain and Dixie Chicks.

I am also giving him a list. 

I want it to be a big party, and the music will deff affect that!  I want everyone dancing

Post # 29
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I will not play any songs that have a choreographed dance to them.

Other than that, I plan on playing whatever songs I like – no matter what the lyrics say/allude to.  Who cares if it gets people dancing! We don’t need to sit there and play positive love songs all night.

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@rubybride718:  Stevie Nicks wrote it for her father. 

Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@proverbs131:  Just the Two of Us the original song is actually by Grover Washington and sang by Bill Withers.  It’s originally a love song.

 

songs we won’t have:

Gangnam Style! ughh nooo

Chicken Dance

Cotton eyed Joe

and I better not hear a single note of a Black Eyed Peas song lol

 

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