What was on your DJ's "Do Not Play" list?

posted 2 years ago in Music
Post # 2
5248 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2017

Cupid shuffle! That was on our do not play list, any of those instructional dances as I call them 

Post # 3
1424 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Same – no coordinated/instructional dances! No chicken dance, no super cheesy love songs. 

We did give a list of must have songs and it helped to give the DJ a sense of the music we liked – upbeat dance songs, 90s R&B, Beatles, classic Italian songs during dinner (for my family) and salsa, bachata for his family. 

Post # 4
1148 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I wrote down no cheesy group dance songs (macarena, cotton eyed joe, etc). Also no Old Town Road or R Kelly.

Funny enough when my husband and I were making our rounds at the end of dinner we stopped at the table with my friends including our officiant (friend) and “Blurred Lines” came on. I HATE that song and forgot to put it on the do not play list. When it came on I said “ugh I hate this song!” So my officiant went to the DJ and told him to change it. It ended up playing for like 20 seconds and the DJ had to transition to another song lol

Post # 5
1023 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Ed Sheeran. I personally find his music very bland and don’t really get the adulation. 

Post # 6
1639 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State


Post # 7
2202 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Blurred lines.

Post # 8
812 posts
Busy bee

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secondtimer18 :  SAME!! Bland is a perfect word to describe his music. I also feel the same about Coldplay

Post # 9
465 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

No country and no Journey.

Post # 10
1044 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

Country, rap, old town road, Bruno Mars and prince lol. I don’t mind a instructional dance or two, but no more than that. Cotton eyed joe was on our list but I just found out yesterday apparently I was played while we were outside because of a request, eh whatever.

Post # 11
985 posts
Busy bee

Anything by a known or purported sexual abuser. I don’t need my joy or my dollars supporting that.

Post # 12
699 posts
Busy bee

^ good for you. Shocking how it would trim down the list :/ 

Post # 13
1677 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - City, State

Our no play list was:

– country music

– Cupid shuffle, Cha cha slide, cotton eyed joe 

– anything by the Black Eyed Peas

– anything by Taylor Swift


I will say though, nothing got EVERYONE up and dancing like the YMCA and Shout. I personally love the Macarena but I know I’m in the minority lol. 

Post # 14
1199 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1995

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alexam :  We were just at a wedding a few weeks ago.  The chicken dance and the YMCA are the two songs that got the most people out on the dance floor.  It was all ages out there, too.  From the little tiny kids to the grandparents.  If you want a lot of people to get out and dance, you need to do a few of those types of songs.  

Post # 15
3109 posts
Sugar bee

Man, the first couple of posts are sure taking all the fun music out!! 

For me, it was no country, rap, or jazz.

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