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The Top “Do Not Play” Wedding Songs

The Top “Do Not Play” Wedding Songs


When choosing a list of songs for your big day, it means that you’ve 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 cliche. Some of them are even overplayed tunes. Therefore, let’s see which wedding songs to avoid while celebrating your love story. 

Overplayed tunes 

Tracks that people have listened to over and over again are mood-breakers. These do-not-play wedding songs can easily ruin the atmosphere, so it’s better to avoid them if you want to keep your guests happy! Some of these include:

  1. Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive
  2. Gloria Estefan – Conga
  3. Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You 
  4. Tina Turner – Simply The Best 
  5. Beyonce – Single Ladies 

Cliche songs

Well, there are just some songs people expect because they are “dancy and upbeat”. However, the “dancy” features do not mean that your guests enjoy them. We suggest keeping these tracks off your 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

Breakup/Inappropriate 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! Do we really need our guests in a sad mood?! We think not! Examples of such tunes are:

  1. U2 – Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For 
  2. Echo & the Bunnymen – Nothing Lasts Forever
  3. Greg Kihn Band – The Breakup Song 
  4. Adele – Someone Like You
  5. Phil Collins – Easy Lover

Complete Weddings + Events Omaha, NE

Choosing tunes for your big day might be challenging, but remember, you have plenty of options, and your DJ can take the reins to create a playlist to your preferences. Complete offers planning prep steps so you can easily list your must-plays (and do-not-plays) to ensure you’re hearing your favorite soundtrack on that special night!

Don’t forget to check out our blog for more tips, and get in touch if you are ready to start planning the most important day of your life.


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