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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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 I hope to include them to our smartshow 3d video about the wedding as well, at least the first one!
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.