Post # 1
My fiancé and I are the type of people who love all music. I also nevvveeerrrr notice music at weddings. I realize that all that’s important is that I like the music.
BUT– I want my guests to enjoy the music!
-What kind of music do you hear and cringe/think is tacky/etc? Or what are tacky DJ behaviors?
-what wedding music do you enjoy or what do you associate with a “good DJ”?
Post # 2
I like all kinds of music. There isn’t a certain type of music that makes me cringe, but there are definitely certain songs I could do without.
DJ’s need to mix it up depending on the guestlist. Guests from my parents’ generation deserve to have some of their golden oldies played, along with my younger sister’s current favorites.
Post # 3
Rap makes me cringe.
Our wedding had mostly classics. And we got so many compliments.
Post # 4
The chicken dance, YMCA, and Cha Cha Slide make me cringe.
Post # 5
Old Time Rock & Roll is Bob Segar’s worst song, yet I have never NOT heard it at a wedding. Black tie, redneck, punk rock, hippies, preppies, couples old enough to be his parents, young enough to be his grandkids. Of all his great songs, how did THIS one end up as the must-do wedding one? It does get the middle-aged white people dancing though.
Post # 6
But they are so much fun! I think some people may cringe, they are a must have for me! They’re just so much fun!
Post # 7
I am NOT a fan of the “dance along” favorites ie: Macarena, Cupid Shuffle, Chicken dance, cha cha slide etc. (they are the only songs on our DJ’s do not play list!)
ETA: This is likely because I was a dancer and dance teacher for many years, and you could never get away from them at events, competitions, every summer camp/class I taught for younger kids. Oy
I also went to a wedding this year with an AWFUL DJ…he basically refused to play anything from 2000 on. A ton of “oldies”, despite requests from the younger people present. The worst part was, there were only a few of us (I’m talking 6 or 8 MAX) on the dance floor….. Newsflash, if the oldies aren’t even getting the people who were alive when that song was “in” out there dancing, PLAY SOMETHING ELSE! He just didn’t have a clue. The one and only newer song he played was Can’t Stop the Feeling… as the end of the night closer. Boo.
Post # 8
When a wedding is otherwise elegant and sophisticated, but then all of a sudden a Pitbull song comes on. I dunno, something about the disconnect makes me cringe.
But I’m not a fan of top 40 in general – I always love the weddings where the DJ plays oldies and nostalgic songs. I’m 30, so when I hear an 80’s or 90’s jam, I always sing or dance along. I also love Motown and 50’s/60’s standards, and that’s what we’ll be having at our wedding.
Also, songs that get everyone dancing – from all age ranges – so like ‘The Twist’ or ‘Shout’ are also great. One of my favorite wedding memories is when the bride’s 90-something year old grandfather grabbed me on the dance floor and started teaching me how to swing dance. Everybody got such a kick out of it, and it wouldn’t have happened if the DJ only stuck to a cliche wedding repetoire.
Post # 9
What I like About You by the Romantics gets all ages up and dancing. Old Time Rock and Roll, plus Sweet Home Alabama seem to be popular everywhere. But I didn’t allow either one.
No, YMCA, Macarana, Who Let The Dogs Out or La Bamba either😝
I did a mix of classic rock and alternative stuff. People danced their asses off (on a Sunday afternoon, no less) but I did have a great d.j who let me have a lot input.
Post # 10
My least favourite song to hear at a wedding is ‘I Gotta Feeling’ by Black Eyed Peas… argh it’s just so overdone and it’s such a crappy song!
I’m always partial to Nutbush after a few drinks lol but draw the line there for ‘dance along’ songs. One is enough!
Post # 11
I’ve been to three weddings where the first dance was to Ed Sheeran, Thinking Out Loud.
All three times, cringed at: “Will your mouth still remember the taste of my love?” 😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒
Post # 12
- Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa
I find anything that describes sex graphically or has references to bitches and whores to be distasteful for a wedding. Other than that, just play music that’s good to dance to!
Post # 13
to each their own! Our first dance is to a Journey song and we are very much fans of classic rock so those songs are not my speed, but it’s your wedding!
Post # 14
For sure! I wouldn’t be amiss if it weren’t there, to me it is just a lot of fun – and one of the only ways to get my southern baptist family to actually dance. We are shooting for generally more elegant ceremony and dinner, but come party time we are busting out the Mariachi band and whatever music we want!
Post # 15
I’ve heard Blurred Lines before and found it a super questionable choice for a wedding.
You can’t go wrong with some Louis Amstrong, the Supremes, Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson’s PYT, Etta James. Maybe “Sea of Love” by Phil Phillips, SRV’s Pride and Joy, or Hall and Oates’ “You make my dreams come true” would be good too. Other classics: Wild Cherry’s Play that Funky Music, Aretha Franklin’s RESPECT or Chain of Fools, and Prince’s Kiss.