(Closed) What kind of music makes you cringe vs. do you love at a wedding?

posted 5 years ago in Music
Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Sexual Healing, Let’s Get It On… yea, I’m not dancing to those in front of my family

 

+ a million to not having the chicken dance, or macarena, or electric slide

Post # 17
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I’ll proudly raise my hand and say I LOVE the chacha slide at weddings!!  HA!!  Definitely on my “play” list and whenever I’m at weddings, it’s that song that pretty much gets me on the dance floor and I’ll stay there for a while after.

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

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ks835 :  We hate Abba, so that’s a no-no for us haha 

My mum is insistent that Dancing Queen is the “only” song that gets people dancing at Weddings, but it’s on our no play list lol

We do love a bit of cringey pop so I’m afraid I agree with 

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fromtxwithlove :  haha

Other than that we don’t really care as long as people are having a good time πŸ™‚

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

The music I love, and actually listen to, is nothing like what I enjoy hearing at a wedding! I listen to metal/industrial/hard rock – think Nine Inch Nails and Tool. I would probably faint if I heard that at a wedding. I like dancing to 90s pop at weddings.

What makes me cringe – anything with ill thought out lyrics and an entire playlist of pre-1990s music.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Honestly, I’m a music snob so it doesn’t take much to make me cringe. Pop music (present and past) and 80’s ballads are the worst though.

Thank god we’re not doing a DJ and dancing. I did make a playlist for background music, but I doubt people will be listening anyway. πŸ™‚

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

MY Fiance and I literally sat down this weekend and completed our online DJ planning – we had NO problems indicating “DO NOT PLAY” songs…chicken dance, YMCA, Thong Song, Macarena, Hokey Pokey, etc. Everything else is pretty much fair game and even though we’re classic rock/80’s rock band fans, we’ve also added a good mix of R&B/Dance/Pop to the list to keep the dancing going. The only thing we didn’t add was country – if anyone wants to request something country, that’s fine, but we’re not willingly subjecting ourselves (or our guests) to that.

No offense to any country fans…I personally don’t mind some of it, but my Fiance does not.

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Our DNP list was Celebration, We Are Family, and the YMCA. Pretty much everything else was a go. 

I hate it when a DJ can’t read the crowd. If everyone is up dancing and having a great time, that is not the time to throw on a slow song. 

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: NJ

I own 3 CDs by The Piano Guys (so that makes me an expert – HA!) and I challenge anyone to say their music is offensive to anyone. Not for dancing, but for dinner, background, stuff like that.

I love the chicken dance, electric slide, Macarena. They can get people up and dancing who might not. They know what to expect, they know the steps, and everyone accepts looking a little foolish, but having fun.

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Awww so much hate for chicken dance but I loooove it hahaha.

Post # 25
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Bee Keeper

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ks835 :  I despise clubbing music, R&B and rap.  Like with all the passion I have toward other music.  It’s loud and obnoxious and the beat grates at my brain.  Now I know that’s not necessarily normal of me, but many weddings I attend play that and that only.  I woud love for the bride and groom to remember that their entire wedding guest list isn’t 24 and play some music that other people can dance to as well.  Oldies rock, modern rock, country, even things that the older generation can waltz to or something.  The other stuff just makes me want to leave the wedding as soon as I can.

In summary, mix it up!  If you like that music, great, play it half the time, but play something else the other half so the rest of the guests can have fun, too.

Oh, and burn the big butts song in a pyre so it can never be played anywhere, ever again.

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

One Cha Cha Slide-esque song is fine.  But I went to a wedding where it was ALL chicken dance and YMCA ….UGH!  

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

We’re having a string quartet for ceremony music, DIY-ing a playlist for cocktails/dinner, and have a motown/classics live band playing after dinner! I’m pretty excited about our music. πŸ™‚

Agree with what’s mostly been said, nothing graphic or club music. 

Post # 28
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

I’m gonna play lots of heavy metal and gangster rap, personally.

I wanted to walk down the aisle to The Next Episode but apparently thats frowned upon.

Post # 29
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Helper bee

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slomotion :  love it πŸ™‚ 

Our play list so far is an eclectic mix of stuff and I just added Limp Bizkit’s Break Stuff to it today. 

Post # 30
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Bee Keeper

I have a very wide range of tastes. I’m a huge Marilyn Manson fan, but I’ll get up and dance to YMCA & Garth Brooks’ Friends In Low Places every time πŸ™‚

We had a beach-themed wedding and limbo contest, so we had lots of themed songs in that realm (like Beach Boys’ Kokomo). 

We made the playlists ourselves- laid back 60s & 70s stuff as people were arriving (Fleetwood Mac, Heart, Beatles), dance music covered a wide mixture of songs to (hopefully) please all age groups- with input from our college aged kids on some of the current stuff that might not be on our radar, lots of 80s thrown in. Then later on in the evening (most younger children and elderly adults had left by this point) we played our After Hours playlist- Marilyn Manson, NIN, Smashing Pumpkins, Ozzy, Garbage, and a lot of 90s stuff. And being Canadian, we had to have lots of Tragically Hip thrown in throughout the night πŸ™‚

 

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