(Closed) What are your “Must Play and Do not play” songs for your DJ?

posted 6 years ago in Music
Post # 3
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

No country, no “Hey Ya”.  We have to have “Don’t Stop Believin'” and “Joy to the World (Jeremiah was a Bullfrog)”.  Oh, and we have to have “Carolina Girls” since the wedding is in SC.  🙂

Post # 4
525 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

For me it is a most that my dinner music has the first dance wedding songs of other people’s weddings I stood up in.

For instance:

Waiting on a Woman – my sister

My Best Friend – a dear friend of mine

Free – my sister

I Need You – my Maid/Matron of Honor

So these songs will be thrown in during dinner.  I want to honor these special women in some way.

Post # 5
5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We have a few “must plays” that were some of our favorite songs.

We had zero “do not plays”. I let the DJ read the crowd and gave him free reign to play what would get people dancing. The older crowd tends to like country, I can’t remember but we probably had a couple country songs played throughout the night. Yes, we even had the chicken dance and the hokey pokey; you know why? EVERYONE gets out on the dance floor for those songs whether they are 3 or 103.

I really don’t get the “do not play” list, unless it’s to avoid songs that remind you of ex-lovers of something.  My goal during our reception was to make sure ALL our guests had fun, not just those in “my crowd”, but also the kids, parents, and grandparents. So no songs or music genres were banned.

Post # 7
357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

My wedding planner said ” you may not agree now, but at midnight when everyone is drunk and Dancing, def leopard might be exactly what they want to hear”

Post # 8
1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center

There is only one song on my do not play list and that is “Every rose has it’s thorn.” I cannot stand that sond for some odd reason. Other than that, I will let the DJ have free reign!

Post # 10
550 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I plan on having a variety but not too many slow jams. I do plan on some fun ones like the cha cha… Them def. get people up, especially when drunk!

Post # 11
4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Do not play “dance” hits of 2011. HATE. I’ll be so happy if 2011 goes down as the worst year in music to date.

Post # 13
28 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

I haven’t booked a dj yet but I have started compiling my “drunken classics” set for the last hour.

So far the list has been graced by the ever elegant “Baby Got Back”, the timeless classic “Love in an Elevator”, and the purportedly original “Ice Ice Baby”. (it goes dun dun dun dun dadundun TIC , that’s what makes it different)

Post # 14
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@doily: We are kindred spirits. I HATE that song. Middle school cafeteria dance allllll over again. LOL.

@Yunalala: I love you. 

We’ll be skipping the ‘uncomfortable’ ones, like ‘S&M’…or basically anything Rhianna. Or Hinder. maybe I’ll get drunk enough to let someone play ONE Nickleback song, but that’s it.

But I totally plan to do a kid-friendly 8-9:30 (Chicken Dance, Hokie Pokie, polkas, country, etc), group party 9:30-11 (Cha Cha Slide, Shout, some 80s rock anthems, some MoTown, Electric Slide, etc), and then down right party party from 11-1. I mean, club music, todays hits, the ‘inappropriate classics’ like Cherry Pie, Mony Mony (gotta sing along), or Alice (Alice…who the f*@$ is Alice!), the Stroke, Baby Got Back, etc. Drunk, grab your friends, sing at the top of your lungs songs will round out the night (Sweet Caroline, Don’t Stop Believing, Ice Ice Baby, etc). 

Post # 15
2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Yunalala: lol

Our must play list has songs from some of our favorite bands and some 80’s stuff.  Our do not play list: no country, no participation dances (i.e. YMCA, cha cha slide, macarena, chicken dance, etc, I really dislike dances with instructions), no disco, and no Michael Jackson.

Post # 16
509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We have a Do Not Play List:

Chicken Dance



Hokie Pokie

But you best believe we’ll be playing “Sweet Home Alabama” “Friends in Low Places” 🙂

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