(Closed) Reception music: Must plays and do not plays?

posted 11 years ago in Music
Post # 3
598 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Definitely DO NOT PLAY the Macarena or the Electric Slide!

Too many on my MUST PLAY list…

Post # 4
229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m telling my DJ exactly what to play, song for song. I want my wedding play list to be classics that bring back memories for myself and my guests.

Some of my must play:

You Got It – Roy Orbison

Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey

Livin’ on a prayer – Bon Jovi

Psycho Killer – The Talking Heads (my brother and I heart this song)

Is This Love – Bob Marley

More Than a Feeling – Boston

Definitely on my do not play list:

Anything by BEP

Country (I don’t hate country I just don’t want to dance to it at my wedding)

Any song that has a dance associated with it (ie: Macarena, Chicken Dance, Electric Slide)

Post # 6
2206 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I heart you punky. The BEP are also on my do not play.

Post # 8
570 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I have one major Must Play, which is Pieces by Red. It is our song, and is going to be our wedding song. As for the Do Not Plays, would absolutely be the ones mentioned on here. Eww!

Post # 9
2083 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My only do not plays was the macarena and the cha-cha slide. Haaaaate them.

Post # 10
761 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Do not play: YMCA, or any song with a dance associated to it. Personally no country because FH and I don’t care for it.

Must play: MJ, motown, trendy dance songs (Black eyed peas and such) and mostly 90’s hits and a few electronic songs at the end of the night.

We have so far, “Poison” Bel Biv Devoe, “Humpty Dance” Digital underground, P.Y.T. and Thriller- MJ, “Love Shack”- B-52’s, “You and Me” Dave Matthews Band…

Post # 11
598 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Also on my must play:

B52s – Love Shack

Outkast – Hey Ya

The Magnetic Fields – All My Little Words

Rod Stewart – Have I Told You Lately

Rascal Flatts – Bless the Broken Road

Post # 13
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I used to dj for weddings and I cna’t tell you how many times the “dance” songs were on the do not play list, but then the bride reneged that and decided to play them because people just love them, it gets people on the dance floor and gives them courage to keep dancing and while they are silly, they make for some great memories. Just thought I’d throw that out there…

Post # 14
7774 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Do Not Play:

  • Any and all country music
  • Lips of an Angel by Hinder (it puts a bad taste in my mouth)
  • Green Day (I really, really hate Green Day)
  • Anything about breaking up or cheating (at a wedding? no thanks)

Must Play:

  • Dont Stop Believing by Journey
  • The Electric Slide (it’s basically a family tradition)
  • Sweet Child of Mine
  • Lots of music from the 40s and 50s (our wedding is 50s themed)

Post # 16
2857 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

Do Not Play:

  • Chicken Dance, Macarena, Electric Slide, YMCA, etc.
  • Anything by Michael Buble
  • Any current or recent Top 40 pop. This means no Gaga, no Beyonce, no Ke$ha, no Rihanna, no Katy Perry, no Black-Eyed Peas*

Must Play Dance Songs:

  • “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough” by Michael Jackson
  • “Borderline” by Madonna
  • “Move Your Feet” by Junior Senior
  • “You Make My Dreams” by Hall & Oates
  • “Look At Me (When I Rock Witchoo)” by Black Kids
  • “Electric Feel” by MGMT
  • “Groove is in the Heart” by Deee-Lite

Must Play Cocktail/Dinner Songs:

  • “Lovers’ Waltz” by A.A. Bondy
  • “There is a Light that Never Goes Out” by the Smiths
  • “No One’s Gonna Love You” by Band of Horses
  • “I and Love and You” by the Avett Brothers
  • “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

*The “no current pop” thing may sound shocking to some people, but the boy and I hate that music, and most of our guests aren’t fans either. Our dance music will be a bit indie but mostly 80’s and Motown/oldies.





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