(Closed) What is on your don't play list for your DJ?

posted 4 years ago in Music
Post # 3
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We axed the chicken dance, the Macarena, any rap and r&b, mambo number 5, and a few others I can’t remember off the top of my head. We favored more old school rock and roll so we asked the DJ to go way light on the Top 40 stuff. 

ETA: we also said no YMCA and absolutely no country music. 

Post # 4
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

we are family is a definite no no.  celebration by kool and the gang.  ymca.  love shack.  journey.  cupid shuffle crap.

i’m gonna omit every line dancing song.


Post # 5
3093 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Nada, we’re ready for anything! 

Post # 7
2872 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m interested to see what people say; I don’t have anything on our don’t play list other than the chicken dance.  And I tell you right now… if that sh*t comes on I may have a total bridezilla moment (although quietly, with the DJ).  FI kinda wants it, so I may specifically tell the DJ that if he tries to request it, he has to come talk to me!

Post # 9
8701 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Any line dance type of songs such as: electric slide, cha cha slide, chicken dance, etc


Post # 10
2974 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

chicken dance

hips don’t lie by shakira

party rock anthem by lmfao

i think that was it. our dj knows us and the type of music my family likes, so we really didn’t need to make a very long, detailed list of what we wanted/didn’t want to hear.

Post # 11
1219 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@engleman10513:  THANK YOU for reminding me of Jessie’s Girl! I HATE that song and it always seems to come out at weddings.

Post # 12
724 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Grease Remix and The Macarena!  🙁


Post # 13
7999 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I just don’t want any cheesy pop. In an ideal world, I would stick to rock and alternative only. However, I have a nasty feeling that people are going to start requesting things like Steps. Oh well. I never planned on dancing much anyway…

Post # 14
1193 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

So far our “Do Not Play” list is:


Chicken Dance


Baby, by Justin Bieber (FI really hates this song)

Post # 15
513 posts
Busy bee

Every line/group dance. Overplayed songs from the 70s and 80s that always pop up at weddings. Overplayed Top 40 (Black Eyed Peas, Neyo, Taylor Swift, etc.). Getting a DJ was so difficult because I want FULL control over the playlist.

My FI desperately wants “Apache”, so I’ll let him have that. 🙂

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