Don’t get me wrong; I am the Queen of Disco, pop, and all other so-bad-they’re-good songs out there. However, are they really necessary at your wedding reception?
The following 5 songs are a definite do-not-play on my list; agree or disagree?
1. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
NO… just no. This song is about surviving a bad breakup, folks! Do you really want that kind of song played at your WEDDING? I didn’t think so. Yet, for some reason, I have heard this song played at about a zillion wedding receptions. Beg the DJ not to play this. Seriously. Pay him if you have to.
2. Macarena – Los Del Rio
I can remember gleefully dancing to this song in middle school… as a CHILD. There’s nothing at all attractive about a bunch of grown adults in their wedding finery dancing to this song. Especially your Uncle Milton with the balding pate and stomach paunch… ’nuff said.
3. Every Breath You Take – Police
I love this song, and I will cheerfully admit it to anyone who asks. However, somewhere along the way people got it into their heads that this song was the perfect romantic ballad to play at a wedding. People, it’s basically the anthem for stalker’s everywhere. Do not play this (unless you’re marrying your stalker, in which case you have bigger problems than just playing this song!)
4. My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
It’s bad enough that this Titanic theme was overplayed about a zillion times when the blockbuster movie first came out, but what’s worse is that people feel the need to play a song about a dead lover at their wedding. Death and weddings do not belong together, folks.
5. YMCA – Village People
Just because this song is played at about a million events worldwide and everyone knows the words and the dance does not mean it belongs at your wedding. I’m just sayin’…
I feel the need to point out that while these songs are perfectly decent in their own right, I feel they have absolutely no place at a wedding. Ever. At all. If you want to play songs about break ups, stalkers and the like at your wedding, be my guest. Remember, this is an opinion piece – agree or disagree with me as you see fit!