Jessie
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Must-play songs at your reception?

Jessie, on April 4, 2021 at 8:59 PM Posted in Parties and Events 0 17
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What songs are essential for your reception?
What songs are on your do not play list??

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Latest activity by Piper, on June 19, 2021 at 10:46 AM
  • Dj Tanner
    June 2021
    Dj Tanner ·
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    Everything by journey is on our do not play list.
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  • V
    Champion July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    The only donh on our fo not playlist was Benny and The Jets. My husband's name is Benjamin or Ben for short and he hates the nickname Benny which is friends know, but they like to play it any chance they get ahead him so he knew they would try to request it.
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  • Erin
    Expert May 2021
    Erin ·
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    We created our own playlist to have played through the church sound system and its a mix of starwars, lord of the rings, elder scrolls skyrim, hand of fate II, divinity: original sin, and some other songs we really love!!
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  • Rebecca
    Master August 2019
    Rebecca ·
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    I banned everything by a 90s boy band. Like, told DH, even if he liked those songs, they make me want to tear my ears off, so no way.

    On the other hand, we wanted a lot of things people dance AND sing along to, because theatre people.

    So, everything from B'way songs to "Shout" and so on.

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  • Erin
    Devoted September 2022
    Erin ·
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    My only Do Not Play is Don't stop Belivin' By Journey.

    My Must play as it stands right now, is Copacabana by Barry Manilow, Stone in Love by Journey, and December, 1963 by The Four Seasons.

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  • E
    Super July 2023
    Eniale ·
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    For my wedding, my requests were no rap, no hip hop, and no Chicken Dance.

    For my vow renewal, we're hiring a band, which is a little different than a DJ who can have just about every song in the world at their disposal, so I'm just going to trust them and let them do their thing.

    The only "must-have" song I will be requesting (they will learn songs if given advance notice) is "Is It Really Love?" by Narada Michael Walden. It's from my husband's favorite movie, and it's a great dance song.

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  • CountryBride
    Super April 2022
    CountryBride ·
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    Here is our must play list,

    Friends in low places,

    Piano man

    Shout

    Do not play list

    Hokie Pokie

    the chicken dance

    macarania

    no 50,s 60 music

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  • Melody
    Expert April 2021
    Melody ·
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    My main thing is a very specific Do Not Play. Single Ladies. I am so dang sick and tired of hearing that song for the bouquet toss! I'm still deciding exactly what song I want to use for that, but it sure as heck won't be Single Ladies.

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  • Rosie
    Rockstar September 2021
    Rosie Online ·
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    Haha, we're fairly easy going about what is ON the list, but for our do not play list, we decided basically no songs with set dance moves (the macarena, the nutbush, the chicken dance, etc) and NO At Last by Etta James. I do love that song but we're getting married in our late 30's and it seems to have a slightly accusatory tone under those circumstances - a 'took you long enough!' type feel that I really want to avoid. We went to one friend's wedding and her dad went on in his speech about how it had taken her partner ages to ask her to marry him and they started to wonder whether he ever would etc etc, and in conjunction with that song, it was just horrible.

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  • Natalie
    August 2021
    Natalie ·
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    We haven't really discussed the music properly yet (the delay got us some more time, duh) but I really want As Long As You Love Me and In a World Like This by Backstreet Boys. My partner says these are cheesy but he likes them, too Smiley laugh I hope to include them to our smartshow 3d video about the wedding as well, at least the first one!

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  • Kasey
    Savvy June 2022
    Kasey ·
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    Pretty much every overplayed cheesy wedding song is on our do not play list.

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  • Liz
    Devoted August 2021
    Liz ·
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    Must Play: The Time Warp - Rocky Horror 😁
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  • Patty
    Savvy October 2021
    Patty ·
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    Absolutely no line dances, no typical overplayed wedding playlists, and no Mariah Carey. We are 80's rock/metal fans so Metallica and Aerosmith are on the playlist as well as Beatles, Beach Boys and Elvis.

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  • Milada
    Expert October 2021
    Milada ·
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    Must-Play: Candy by Cameo so we can do the Bus Stop to it like in 'The Best Man'

    Do NOT Play: Anything R. Kelly!

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  • Katherine
    Just Said Yes August 2022
    Katherine ·
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    What broadway songs? We are theatre people and several of our friends are too so that would be fun!
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  • Rebecca
    Master August 2019
    Rebecca ·
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    It's really a matter of which shows you like.

    Our DJ ended up closing out the night with "Seasons of Love".

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  • Piper
    Dedicated April 2022
    Piper ·
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    We banned all songs that call for a choregarphed group dance: cha cha slide, macarena, wobble, gagnam style etc...

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