(Closed) What is your first dance song and what is on your no play list?

posted 5 years ago in Music
Post # 2
6213 posts
Bee Keeper

didn’t have a first dance – if I did, it may have been When I am 64 by the Beatles but we’re not into dancing much.  Our no play was more genres than anything – no rap, no R&B, no techno.  I’ve hated so many weddings lately because that’s all they play.  Major hate at them is the Big Butts song, though I know that’s not the title.  So tasteless.  In general, we played oldies and more mellow 90s songs from my computer’s iTunes, so obviously there wasn’t anything I didn’t like anyway.  I have no idea what your songs are, but IMO, if if they’re not about cheating, death, or sexual- awkward things like that- then it’s all good.

Post # 3
1462 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Our first dance was “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds and the no-play list consisted of “Happy” by Pharell and anything by Robin Thicke. 

Post # 4
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

First dance is going to be “Then” by Brad Paisley

No Playlist is anything rap, and the song “when the stars go blue” by Tim McGraw. That song had special meeting between my ex and I. Lol

Post # 5
1560 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Ours is ‘Paint My Love’ by Michael Learns to Rock – it’s been ‘our song’ for many years so was a no-brainer for us.

The criteria for not playing is kinda long:

No swearing

No talk of sex/hoes/drugs etc

No rapping (which is sad cos we both love hip hop)

No hard rock

Most people should know the song

Nothing sad about breakups or death etc

Just well-known, non-offensive, vanila, appropriate songs really ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
372 posts
Helper bee

OP I went to 3 weddings inside of a year in 2015/16, two of them had “You are the Best Thing” for their first dance and it played at the third wedding as well. I love it, but I don’t think it’s a rarity. I don’t mean to talk you out of it, just my experience.

Post # 8
147 posts
Blushing bee

First dance song was Marry Me by train.

Our No play list was simply not to accept requests. The DJ did a very good job picking songs that all of our guests both old and young would like. 

Post # 9
875 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Man now I feel weird for specifically hiring a hip hop/rap radio DJ ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Post # 10
28 posts
  • Wedding: June 2016

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ElectroFish :  agreed. I think it’s a fairly common wedding song.

OP if you want some thing that’s not always played this might not be the best choice, but if you like it and it has meaning for you I don’t think that its popularity matters. Use a song you like!


Post # 11
1829 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

We will have Alive by Adelitas Way. It’s a rock song that we love. 

Taylor Swift will be on my no play. If I hear her, hell will be to pay. Also, no country. 

Post # 12
9443 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Our first dance was “You Belong to Me” by Jason Wade.

The only thing we told our DJ not to play was anything by Fallout Boy. 

Post # 13
523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

We danced to “the only exception” by Paramore. We made the play list ourselves and we only ruled out happy by Pharrell and the chacha slide. 

Post # 14
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Houston

We danced to ” Beautiful in my eyes” by Joshua Kadison. No one else I knew even knew the song and loved it. 

Post # 15
619 posts
Busy bee

Our first dance song will be “Earth Angel” by the Penguins (might play the Temptations’ recording of it, but the Penguins’ is the one we know). 

Another song that means a lot to us is Country Roads by John Denver so we are using that as the recessional song after we kiss and process out of the chapel etc. 

My no play list is basically everything haha. We’re both musicians and play a shit ton of weddings, private parties, etc. so there are a LOT of songs I’m really sick of. I’m not even going to hire real musicians (my parents were SHOCKED) because I would be way too controlling. We’re going to put on an iPod of classics…soul, funk, classic r&b, Motown and maybe some classic rock at the end. I just can’t listen to any more top 40, I know every word and it kills me ๐Ÿ˜ž

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