(Closed) Let me see your "Do Not Play" and "Must Play" Lists!

posted 5 years ago in Music
Post # 3
754 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

we’re asking for no “bar mitzvah” songs. haha I didn’t know what else to call it – group dance songs? like the electric slide or i think there is one now called the cupid shuffle?  too cheesy for us.

Post # 4
1444 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We don’t have our lists yet (too early) but we already know the chicken dance will be on “do not play”, as well as the electric slide since we are going to have the cupid shuffle on our must play list ;o) (and they’re essentially the same thing)

Post # 5
2437 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013


Post # 7
525 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We don’t really have a do not play list, but on our must play list we have:

  • Macarena
  • YMCA
  • Grease Mega Mix
  • Summer of 69
  • The Twist
  • Everybody Backstreet’s Back
  • Surfin USA
  • A Little Less Conversation
  • Walk This Way
  • I Want To Hold Your Hand
  • Twist and Shout
  • Dancing Queen

Etc. We also had a list of a bunch of slow dances we added to that too. (We want lots of slow dances so we can dance together!)



Post # 8
173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@elysion:  That was incredibly helpful! Thanks. 😀

Post # 9
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We’re still working on this one, but we’ve got a few songs on each list at this point. 

Must Play

  • Wonderful Tonight- Eric Clapton 
  • Unchained Melody- Righteous Brothers
  • Shout- Isley Brothers
  • You’re the Inspiration- Chicago
  • Cha Cha Slide
  • My Best Friend- Tim McGraw

Do Not Play

  • YMCA
  • Chicken Dance
  • Macarena
  • Electric Slide
  • Anything Beiber/ One Direction/ Carly Rae Jepson/ etc. 

As you can see, most of our must play songs are slower ones. Neither of us know a whole lot about current pop music, or how to dance to it, so I want to make sure that we have a few songs here and there to dance too haha.

We also have a handful of songs picked out for our special songs, or otherwise they definitely would have been on the must play list:

  • First dance: Warmness on the Soul- Avenged Sevenfold
  • Anniversary Dance: God Gave Me You Blake Shelton
  • Last Dance: Hey Pretty Girl- Kip Moore

Post # 10
3725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Chicken Dance haters! Ha ha! Personally I love that cheesy song but I understand… it’s mostly for the 3 to 5 year old age group… and the occasional 30-something.

Post # 11
2532 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Fiance is putting “Dolla Wine” on our “Play this!” list, but at least I know that everyone will get up and dance.

Post # 12
131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@CakeyP ; OMG, I wanted to the Dolla Wine song but my fiance didn’t understand why… and only one of my friends know it other than me. So we’re ditching the idea… 🙁

Post # 13
993 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We let our DJ have free reign and it was just fine – he mixed it up and played something for everyone.  Just a thought.  The only songs we told him were the first dance and entrance songs.

Post # 14
525 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Do not play:

techno, choreographed dance songs,@jasonkatie2014:  yes to no “bar mitzvah” songs.  Fiance does event lighting and has put his foot down regarding anything they play at bar mitzvahs!

Must play:

American Wedding-Gogol Bordello
anything by Reel Big Fish
You better you bet- The Who
Get up offa that thing- James Brown
Love Shack-B52s
You shook me all night long-AC/DC
(That’s all I can think of right now)

Post # 15
1890 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We said Do Not Play line dances, no country or classical music, or any bands/musicians we don’t like, even if people requested them (sorry!)… “Must Play” was lots of Sinatra and Beatles during cocktail hour, our songs that we picked for various activities/events such as the cake cutting, first dance, entrance music, etc.  We mainly just wanted to have fun music everyone could dance to.  It was perfect.

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