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Catherine
Beginner July 2022

Do Not Play list!

Catherine, on May 5, 2022 at 11:11 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 6 56
Can we talk about songs we absolutely do NOT want played at our weddings? I’m not a huge fan of line dances, but like the Cupid Shuffle, so I added hokey pokey, chicken dance, cotton eyed joe and cha cha slide to my Do Not Play. Also, the Grease mega mix is annoying to me (sorry if you love it! Just not for me). Any other songs bother you or you would rather avoid?

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Latest activity by Kristen, on June 16, 2022 at 1:11 PM
  • Ashlee
    Rockstar September 2022
    Ashlee ·
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    I don't want any line dances like those. I don't want any wildly inappropriate songs (like WAP) and no songs about breakups.

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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa Online ·
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    Song #1 on my Do Not Play list is the Chicken Dance! We're still figuring out our music lists for our DJ, so not sure what else we're adding to the Do Not Play list yet.
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  • Stevedoescosplay
    Beginner October 2023
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    Don't forget about the electric slide!
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  • Catherine
    Beginner July 2022
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    Ugh thank you!!
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  • Stevedoescosplay
    Beginner October 2023
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    There's also the Macarena, totally forgot about that one. 🤔
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  • Catherine
    Beginner July 2022
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    So grateful for you!! These songs make me cringe!!
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    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I had artists i didn't want played rather than actual songs.

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  • Stevedoescosplay
    Beginner October 2023
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    The YMCA could also be something to consider. I know my mom had someone re-enact the Gangnam style dance at her wedding but I don't think that's super common anymore (she got remarried in 2014). Otherwise, I think that's most of them.
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    Expert September 2022
    EGD ·
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    The only song on my do not play list is Don't Stop Believing (I'm a huge Journey fan, actually seeing them next week) but, this song is just sooo overplayed it bothers me. I also requested no line dances like you lol

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  • Paige
    Rockstar October 2022
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    Lol our crowd likes line dances, so we'll probably have a few. I don't want any sad songs, break up songs, or specific ones tied to bad memories.

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  • Lakeshia
    Just Said Yes November 2022
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    The Electric Slide
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  • Marlee
    Dedicated December 2023
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    I'm with you on line dances, but my fiancée totally disagrees! She really wants to play the cupid shuffle, the wobble, and so on. She thinks people like them, and she thinks it would be funny to watch drunk relatives do the wobble. I'm putting my foot down; no one is doing the chicken dance at our black tie wedding!

    However, if you want some crowd pleasers, google "songs white people lose their s*** to".

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  • Sara
    Devoted September 2022
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    I kid you not.... the DJ at my brother and sister-in-law's wedding played Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats". What the heck?!?! I wouldn't think anyone would have to put that on their "do not play list", but currently that is the one and only song on mine. My family still laughs about it (when my brother and sister-in-law aren't around). We have no idea how that ended up being played.

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    Just Said Yes September 2022
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    Still deciding on my playlist
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  • Ashley
    Dedicated January 2023
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    Oh my, I have such a long do not play list! I think I will have to relax my iron grip on music and just trust the DJ, but basically I don’t want any songs played that I don’t personally like.


    Do not play includes: the obvious silly things like Chicken Dance, Macarena, YMCA etc., but also 90s pop like Nysnc, Britney Spears, etc. which seems to be a thing at weddings these days, absolutely no rap or hip hop, nothing about break ups or sad songs, or anything with negative memories for either of us.
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  • Paige
    Rockstar October 2022
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    Not gonna lie, I think it would be HILARIOUS to see some our our more "prim and proper" guests drunkenly trying to do the wobble 😂 that being said, it probably won't ever happen.

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  • Megan
    Just Said Yes October 2022
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    Single Ladies- I'm not calling out my friends.
    And Piano Man- it's too long!
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  • J
    Just Said Yes August 2022
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    Macarena, Gungam style (sorry if I misspelled this) and spice girls
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  • Pat
    Expert May 2023
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    Same here! My little "dance circle" loves all coordinated type dances, so I say bring 'em on! If it keeps the dance floor full, I'm good.
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  • R
    Just Said Yes November 2022
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    Same. Shout is high in my list. Every single wedding I go to has had it. Over it
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