We’ve all been at that wedding where the dance floor is a blaze, and then suddenly… everyone leaves. Picking a playlist that will please everyone will be an impossible task. Auntie Jane will probably not like the same music as your cousin’s rocker boyfriend. The trick to selecting the perfect playlist is to choose upbeat songs that the majority of the wedding guests will recognize (and like). Arguably, there is a selection of songs that you should avoid. There are certainly songs that are better left off the wedding playlist and kept for other occasions.
Gold Digger – Kanye West
This song was actually played at a wedding I went to and the entire wedding party all but attacked the DJ. Songs about a trifling baby momma should be avoided at all costs.
All My Exes Live In Texas – George Strait
Songs that refer to past love interests in general should obviously be avoided. Your new in laws don’t want to begin guessing where your ex loves reside.
Another One Bites The Dust – Queen
This song is just awkward for a wedding. Are you counting down marriages?
The Chicken Dance
Weddings are a supposed to be a classy affair. Unless the majority of your wedding party is under the age of seven, this song is most likely to elicit groans from the majority of guests.
Jesse’s Girl – Rick Springfield
Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s wife. Especially at thine wedding.
YMCA – Village People
The same applies here as does for the Chicken Dance. Just because it makes a fun baseball song doesn’t mean that you should be playing it at a wedding
Lips of An Angel – Hinder
Songs about rendezvous with ex love interests are a huge faux pas.
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
A song about thriving after breakups should not be played at weddings.
Single Ladies – Beyonce
How awkward would it be to dance to this song on your wedding day? It’s a great dance song for girls nights at the club, but leave it at that.
Who Let The Dogs Out – Baha men
Barking aside, this song is a headache generator. Who wants to hear all of their relatives do simultaneous barking anyways?
My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
The complicated love story of Titanic shouldn’t cross boundaries into your wedding night. As heart wrenching as this song is, and as much as Rose loved Jack, he did die at the end while this song was playing. Probably best to just leave this one out.
Like A Virgin – Madonna
Let’s not be having your new in-laws and great aunts and uncles guessing about your virtue.
Hot In Herre – Nelly
This song is graphic. Too graphic for your elderly relative’s ears.
Achy Breaky Heart – Billy Ray Cyrus
No one wants to dance to songs about achy hearts on wedding days.
Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus
Just like her dad, Miley has penned some songs that are better left for broken hearted, not the newly married.
Problem – Ariana Grande
“One less problem without you” is not a good choice of words for a wedding day. End of story.
If you have hired a good DJ, he or she should have these bases covered. No matter which songs you and your hubby-to-be like or don’t like, always have a discussion with your DJ ahead of time if there are songs you don’t want played at your wedding. Also be sure to let them know about your genre preferences. Keep in mind who your wedding guests are and try to include songs that everyone will enjoy.