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The Top “Do Not Play” Wedding Songs in Austin


If you are selecting a list of songs for your wedding, this indicates that you have probably completed all of the important planning steps and are now focusing on the fun details. Even though it’s your day and you probably have a lot of favorite songs, you should be careful with what you choose because some songs aren’t right for this kind of event. Therefore, allow us to assist you in creating your list and steer clear of the wedding songs marked “do not play”!

What songs should you avoid on your special day?

You should keep in mind that many of the songs that might come to mind are thought to be clichés or about breaking up when making your list. Some of them even get played too much. Therefore, let’s take a look at which wedding songs to steer clear of while you celebrate your love story.

Popular tunes

We have observed that these songs are played frequently at events. Consider skipping these songs if you want your reception to stand out from the rest and not feel like everyone else’s:

  1. We Are Family – Sister Sledge
  2. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  3. Celebration – Kool & The Gang
  4. Suavemente – Elvis Crespo
  5. Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker
  6. Speechless – Dan + Shay
  7. Mr. Brightside – The Killers (But let’s be honest, you should still play this one)

Cliché songs

Well, there are a few songs that guests to weddings anticipate because they are fun and upbeat. The fancy features, on the other hand, do not guarantee that your wedding reception guests will enjoy them. Therefore, ensure that your wedding playlist does not include these trite dance tunes:

  1. Boot Scootin’ Boogie – Brooks & Dunn
  2. Single Ladies – Beyoncé
  3. Dancing Queen – ABBA
  4. Cha Cha Slide – DJ Casper
  5. Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
  6. My Wish – Rascal Flats
  7. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

Breakup Songs

Breakup songs are, without a doubt, completely inappropriate. They usually have sad lyrics that don’t fit the situation or the time. The following are some songs that will ruin the good vibes on the dance floor:

  1. Someone Like You – Adele
  2. Whiskey River – Willie Nelson
  3. Truth Hurts – Lizzo
  4. White Wedding – Billy Idol
  5. 7 & 7 – Turnpike Troubadours
  6. Poison – Bell Biv DeVoe
  7. It Wasn’t Me – Shaggy

Inappropriate Songs for Older Family

Songs in this category might not be a good choice to play at a wedding. These songs are actually loved by many of our clients, but they tend to play them after older family members leave the reception. Children and some adults will cringe at the vulgar lyrics. They include contemporary and traditional wedding music. On their wedding day, no one wants their guests to be uncomfortable.

  1. Pony – Ginuwine
  2. WAP – Cardi B
  3. Body – Megan Thee Stallion
  4. Bring Em Out – T.I.
  5. Get Low – Lil John
  6. X Gon’ Give It To Ya – DMX
  7. Versace on the Floor – Bruno Mars
  8. Pepas – Farruko

Think & Listen Before Adding Songs To Your Wedding Playlist

It might be hard to choose music for your big day because sometimes we can be really in love with a song or it can bring back a lot of good memories, but keep in mind that you have many options. You will be on the right path as long as the wedding songs we mentioned as “do not play” are not on your list.

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