Post # 1
Tell me what is on your must play list too. I’m thinking about “You Are The Best Thing”by Ray LaMontagne as our first song. Any opinions on it would be appreciated. I want something that is not always played. The song “Austi” also has a lot of meaning to us but we are in Georgia and it might be a little too country.
Post # 2
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
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
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
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 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 🙂
Post # 6
Our DJ told us to make a “Must Play List.” A “Never Play List” and a “Do Not Play Unless Requested List.”
Songs that are meaningful between you and an ex are really good examples of what should be on the “Never Play List.” I never thought of that! Thank you!
Post # 7
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
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
Man now I feel weird for specifically hiring a hip hop/rap radio DJ 😂😂😂
Post # 10
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
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
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
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
We danced to ” Beautiful in my eyes” by Joshua Kadison. No one else I knew even knew the song and loved it.
Post # 15
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 😞