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Samantha
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Do not play list

Samantha, on April 7, 2020 at 10:28 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 27
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I'm trying to prepare a list for my DJ. What, if anything, is going on your must play and do not play list?

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Latest activity by Naikesha, on April 11, 2020 at 7:00 AM
  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    Any song that was "our song" with an ex was a definite do not play.

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  • Samantha
    VIP October 2020
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    Very smart.

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  • Fenja
    VIP August 2021
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    We have the wedding song of my FH's brother and his ex-wife on our do not play list! No need to remind him.

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  • Samantha
    VIP October 2020
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    That's very considerate of you. You're right! Maybe I should be taking a poll of traumatic songs for my guests!

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  • Natalia
    Dedicated June 2021
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    I’ve just been going on Spotify and making playlists for songs that I definitely want. ☺️So far I don’t have any that I don’t want!
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  • Emly
    Expert June 2020
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    Unpopular opinion here but for me personally I cannot stand any thing Bruno Mars Smiley xd so anything by him will be a no for me. Also my divorced parents wedding song (can't help falling in love - Elvis) will not be played even though I love the song. While I don't really like the chicken dance song, I'll allow it because it is quite cute for the kids to dance to LOL. and that's pretty much it.

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  • Samantha
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    I HATE the chicken dance song, so it's on the list. My FH doesn't like any group dance songs because he's not from the States and always feels a little left out, but they're so good at getting people on the dance floor. But, it's his wedding too so we're asking to skip over them.

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  • Samantha
    VIP October 2020
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    Great idea! Spotify is an awesome resource! I wanted to stick with a vintage playlist, but we're learning salsa for our first dance so once I started adding reggaeton, that kind of went out the window. So now I just have a few requests and I'm deferring to the DJ for everything else. But now we're trying to figure out if there are any super annoying songs we're forgetting that the DJ might think are crowd pleasers.

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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
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    Unpopular opinion as well, that I was criticized for in another similar post to this. But I do not like Beyonce. So no music will be played by her. Other than that my only other request is to try to keep the music clean until later; I'm a little bit more conservative in that regard. After the kids go up to bed then go ahead and play whatever.

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  • Samantha
    VIP October 2020
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    That makes sense. We'll have small children, so I hope that the DJ will use some common sense in that regard.

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  • Megan
    Expert October 2021
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    We have a few so not okay. Taylor swift just because I don’t like her, a few ex songs that don’t need to be played. The chicken dance and YMCA are also on that list. We are having our guests put in a song request on the RSVP and putting those on the do play list so they will get excited when their song comes on!
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  • Allie
    Rockstar November 2021
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    We have Queen on our do not play list because my FH’s father hates them and we don’t love them so we don’t feel like we HAVE to play them. We also have Stairway to Heaven on our do not play because there is a very sad connection to my FH’s family with that song. And then I added Wagon Wheel by anyone who sings it to the do not play simply because I cannot STAND that song. Otherwise pretty much everything else is fair game lol. For our must plays, we are doing my FH’s parents’ wedding song and a tribute song to my grandfather and FH’s grandparents. Haven’t quite decided what those will be yet.
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
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    For me it was more like artists i didn't want played at all so i said no chris brown, no cardi b.

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  • Olivia
    Dedicated December 2022
    Olivia ·
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    Honestly, the Cha Cha Slide and Cupid Shuffle might be on my "do not play" list. Every time I hear those songs at an event I cringe a little and ALWAYS have to do the dumb dance otherwise I get guilt tripped...

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  • Samantha
    VIP October 2020
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    Awesome suggestions!

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    My DJ gave me a list of songs often played at weddings to checkmark which ones I wanted (YMCA, cha cha slide, electric slide, cupid shuffle, etc.) Hilariously, it sort of became a "do not play" list 😂 lol
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  • C
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    LOL I saw this after I posted 😂 I said something similar
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  • Samantha
    VIP October 2020
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    What an awesome idea!
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  • Rebecca
    Rockstar August 2019
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    I vetoed all boy bands from the 90s (...I may have been chronically unhip in high school, and I still dislike that music), we both vetoed Michael Jackson and R. Kelly (triggering for myself and some guests), and then we discussed what we liked with our DJ.

    DH wanted to veto the Spice Girls, but I have a deep and abiding love for their corniness, so I got one SG song.

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  • Sara
    Devoted August 2021
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    By my fiance's request, Sweet Home Alabama is BANNED
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