10 Wedding Songs to Skip
Everyone has different musical tastes! That's what makes every wedding we entertain at special & unique.
However while one person at your wedding might love ABBA 'Dancing Queen', I've met countless couples who would hurl abuse at me if that song ever played at their wedding reception.
We're not saying that these are terrible songs (okay...we're not a fan of the "Chicken Dance"), but you might want to put these 10 songs on your do-not-play list.
10. The Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
Why to Skip It: After two years of being played at every Sweet 16, bar mitzvah, and prom, we're betting even Fergie would agree that it's time to put this one to bed.
9. Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On
Why to Skip It: We're not passing judgment on Celine Dion, but Titanic propelled this song into the realm of romance cliche. Besides, remember that Leo died in the movie, a bit tragic for a wedding.
8. The Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
Why to Skip It: There aren't too many people who know more than one line and one dance move to this song, leave "Stayin' Alive" to the Saturday Night Fever reruns.
7. Kanye West - Gold Digger
Why to Skip It: If the lyrics "She take my money when I'm in need, Yeah she's a trifling friend indeed, Oh she's a gold digger way over town, That digs on me " don't explain why to skip this song, nothing will.
6. Nelly - Hot In Here
Why to Skip It: This is a stand-in for all the overplayed, inappropriate club songs that have a tendency to creep into weddings. As a general rule, avoid songs with references to "juice" and stripping.
5. Los Del Rio - Macarena
Why to Skip It: You may know how to do the dance, but do you really want to? Besides, everyone has a few certain relatives they'd rather not see gyrating their hips on the dance floor.
4. The Village People - YMCA
Why to Skip It: The fact that everyone knows the words, everyone knows the dance, and that this song fits lots of occasions - between a try at the Sevens, for instance - does not automatically qualify it as a must at your wedding.
3. DJ Casper - Cha Cha Slide
Why to Skip It: We're guessing you and your guests have the ability to come up with your own dance moves, so let's nix this step-by-step group dance lesson.
2. The Chicken Dance
Why to Skip It: Remember, you're at a wedding, not a school social. Is this really the best time to flap your arms like a chicken in front of that cute bridesmaid/groomsman/new spouse? Didn't think so.
1. PSY - Gangnam Style
Why to Skip It: A trend has appeared since this song came out, that if an Asian person is at a wedding then they by default should know the moves to this song. Please spare the awkward moment of attempting to horse dance...