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The Top “Do Not Play” Wedding Songs

The Top “Do Not Play” Wedding Songs


If you’re choosing a list of songs for your big day, it means that you’ve more than likely handled all the big planning parts and you’ve come to the fun details. While this is your day, and you may have a lot of favorite songs, you need to be careful with your choice because some are simply unsuitable for such an occasion. So, let us help you make your list and avoid all those “do not play” wedding songs!

What songs to avoid on your special day?

When creating your list, you should consider that many of the songs that might come to your mind are considered breakup or cliché. Some of them are even overplayed tunes. Therefore, let’s see which wedding songs to avoid while celebrating your love story.

Popular tunes

These are songs we have noticed being played at most events. If you want your reception to not feel like anyone else’s, you should consider avoiding these songs:

  1. Rascal Flatts – My Wish
  2. Garth Brooks – Calling Baton Rouge
  3. Whitney Houston – I Want To Dance With Somebody
  4. Cupid – Cupid Shuffle
  5. Beyoncé – Single Ladies
  6. Chris Stapleton – Tennessee Whiskey
  7. The Killers – Mr. Brightside (But let’s be honest, you should still play this one)

Cliché songs

Well, there are just some songs wedding guests expect because they are dancy and upbeat. However, the dancy features do not mean that your guests at your wedding reception will enjoy them. So, make sure that you don’t include these cliche dance songs on your wedding playlist:

  1. ABBA – Dancing Queen
  2. Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby
  3. Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive
  4. Los Del Rio – Macarena
  5. Chicken Dance
  6. DJ Casper – Cha Cha Slide
  7. Da Entourage – Bunny Hop

Breakup Songs

It goes without saying that breakup songs are completely inappropriate. They are usually sad, and their lyrics match neither the setting nor the occasion. Examples of tunes that will ruin the good vibes on the dance floor include:

  1. U2 – Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
  2. Usher – Confessions
  3. Greg Kihn Band – The Breakup Song
  4. Adele – Someone Like You
  5. Phil Collins – Easy Lover
  6. Lizzo – Truth Hurts

Inappropriate Songs for Older Family

Songs in this category can be incredibly inappropriate to play at any wedding. Many of our clients actually love these songs but tend to play them after the older family members have left the reception. The lyrics are vulgar and will make children and some adults cringe. They range from old school to new wedding music. Nobody wants their guests to feel uncomfortable on their big day.

  1. Nelly – Hot in Here
  2. Sir Mix-A-Lot 2.2 – Baby Got Back
  3. Blackstreet – Booty Call
  4. Boosie Badazz – Loose as a Goose
  5. Lil Jon – Get Low
  6. Kanye West – Gold Digger
  7. Black-Eyed Peas – My Humps
  8. Travis Porter – Ayy Ladies

 Think & Listen Before Adding Songs To Your Wedding Playlist

Choosing tunes for your big day might be challenging because sometimes we can be really in love with a song, or it can bring a lot of good memories but remember, you have plenty of options. Just be sure that the “do not play” wedding songs we mentioned are not on your list, and you will be on the right track.

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