(Closed) What wedding songs are you NOT having at your wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

NO country. At all.

Hardly any rap. My brother would like a few rap songs played. Okay, whatever. But it’s going to be after 10:00 pm when everyone is trashed and it won’t matter what is played!

No heavy metal. My fi LOVES heavy metal. I like some metal, mainly metalcore. But I’m not going to force that on my guests. [I’m talking very heavy, like cannibal corpse].

Most everything is going to be focused on dance/pop. Some currently popular stuff, alot of late 80’s early 90’s, love 2000’s music. Most def some Micheal Jackson!

Post # 4
845 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

As I’m currently looking for a father/daughter dance song, I will NOT have anything having to do with Butterfly Kisses.  That song makes me throw up in my mouth.

Also I told my Fiance absolutely no, “Butt Thing”.  A song they play at parties in his family a lot.  It’s a cajun thing.


Post # 5
1278 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

There is a list on The Knot (for some reason I cant paste the link right now) of 15 songs not to play at a wedding. I gave the list to our Dj  The songs are either more 8th grade dance or too old school. 

Post # 7
8446 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

chicken dance, macarena, electric slide, cha cha slide, hokey pokey, the twist, country music

Post # 8
2224 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

baby got back. No way. Cotton eye joe. Someone will get hurt.

Post # 9
761 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

This topic makes me smile because I felt so strongly about this before my wedding.

For our wedding, we had a strict list of songs on our DNP list.  No country, NO BRYAN ADAMS (oh, the horror…), no cha cha slide, etc. 

Our DJ was cool with our list, but he asked us to leave it up to him to DJ according to what our guests responded to.

Well, I really hate country music….BUT, as soon as he played one country song, the whole place went crazy.  He played a few more and everybody loved it.  I loved it because everyone was having fun.

Same with the cha cha slide.  He had the whole room on the dance floor.  Everyone was drunk and having a blast.

So much for my DNP list.  I’m glad the DJ used his instincts and read my crowd.  A good DJ should be able to do that.


Post # 10
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Haha, we have a HUGE list of songs we don’t want played. Many of them have been mentioned, plus…a bunch of others lmao.

ETA: A topic I started on this months ago is here.

Post # 11
1543 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

the general stupid cheezy ones and a few that just put a bad taste in my mouth. And I know my Fiance will veto all Rascall Flats songs. He can’t stand ’em. 

Post # 12
1835 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

@Happy2bMrs:  +1. Sometimes it does take a line dance to get people out of their seats. (Cupid Shuffle and Gangnam Style got pretty much everyone, including the middle-aged crowd, onto the dance floor). Here was our do not play list:

“Chicken Dance”

“Cha Cha Slide”


“Electric Slide”

“Hokey Pokey”

Aqua “Barbie Girl”

B-52s “Love Shack”

Baha Men “Who Let The Dogs Out”

Bee Gees “Stayin Alive”

Billy Idol “Mony Mony”

Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling”

Bonnie Tyler “Total Eclipse of the Heart”

Celine Dion “My Heart Will go On”

Commodores “Brick House”

DJ Darude “Sandstorm”

Eric Clapton “Tears In Heaven”

Gloria Gaynor “I Will Survive”

Kool & The Gang “Celebration”

Nelly “Hot in Herre”

Outkast “Hey Ya”

The Police “Every Breath You Take”

Quad City DJs “C’mon ‘N Ride It”

Rednex “Cotton Eyed Joe”

Sir Mix Alot “Baby Got Back”

Sister Sledge “We Are Family”

Village People “YMCA”

Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You”

Young M.C. “Bust a Move”

Anything by The Black Eyed Peas

Anything by Lady Gaga

Anything by U2

Post # 14
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I like these topics because someone always posts songs that I hate but didn’t think of!

Post # 15
1848 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Maybe I’m just cheesy, but I like some of these songs on people’s DNP lists!

I’m 24, I like to dance, and I like line dances. I must be like 60 secretly.

I’d include the cha cha slide because for whatever reason, it’s extremely popular with my friends and family. I’ve never seen it not get everyone on the dance floor, and it’s really easy to dance to. The electric slide I can’t do, but I’d probably play too. I don’t know about the wobble, LOL.

I love baby got back. It’s a huge inside joke between my bridesmaids and myself. It will probably be played after everyone is drunk.

Apache (Jump on It) will be played too. HAHA, big inside joke between Fiance and I, and I think it will get the party started by being so ridiculous.

Onto my DNP mix,

Fiance and I hate country music, so that’s out.

Most rap songs would embarrass the crap out of me on my wedding day, so no. I do like some of it in normal life (especially trap influenced rap mixes), but my Chinese family WOULD DIE. Oh my god.

No super sappy, love is perfect music.

No really, really, really old slow music. It’s going to be a small party and the majority are under 40, so I want to keep everyone going.

Post # 16
1357 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We told our DJ no country, but we had to say “by request” is okay because I know DH’s family loves country and would have more fun if they could request a few.

We also said no “Single Ladies” by Beyonce, no heavy club/rave music, and no rap.

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