Post # 1
We are a little more than a month away from our wedding, and we are currently working on our DJ’s questionnaire.
Just curious as to what everyone put on their “Do Not Play” list. So far, we have:
- The Chicken Dance
- Hokey Pokey
- Cotten Eye Joe
Should we add any others? Are there any on this list that you really like played at weddings?
Post # 2
Cupid shuffle! That was on our do not play list, any of those instructional dances as I call them
Post # 3
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
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
Ed Sheeran. I personally find his music very bland and don’t really get the adulation.
Post # 8
secondtimer18 : SAME!! Bland is a perfect word to describe his music. I also feel the same about Coldplay
Post # 9
No country and no Journey.
Post # 10
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
Anything by a known or purported sexual abuser. I don’t need my joy or my dollars supporting that.
Post # 12
^ good for you. Shocking how it would trim down the list :/
Post # 13
- 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
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
Man, the first couple of posts are sure taking all the fun music out!!
For me, it was no country, rap, or jazz.