It was brought to our attention this week by a wonderful bride-to-be that there are some songs on our do not play list on other song lists for weddings. This is a great point that we will consider this week and make necessary changes. For example, My Heart Will Go On is on the best 90s songs and American Pie is on the best rock songs list.
We would like the make the point that not every bride knows the true meaning of songs they are requesting for their wedding. Many songs are very popular and many people like them. If brides like a particular song and it makes them feel good, then why not play it at your wedding? It’s YOUR wedding!
We are just trying to get the word out about certain songs. The song I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor is a fantastic party song to get people dancing. It’s up to you if you want a song played at your wedding reception that represents a woman who will survive after a breakup. Not really wedding themed but then again it’s your choice. Another example is American Pie by Don McLean. The reason it’s on our do not play list is because the song is more that eight minutes long. This is a long time if no one is on the dance floor. However, there are weddings I was a DJ at and the song created a singing frenzy on the dance floor with the bridal party as they loved the song.
The Macarena by Los Del Rio is on our do not play list for the simple reason of being well overplayed. This is not to say you should not have it at you wedding if you love the song and know you and all your friends will line dance to it. We are just sending a friendly reminder that the Macarena is played at the majority of weddings and many people have grown to hate it.
In conclusion, it’s your wedding. Play the songs you love, give the music entertainer the songs you don’t want played, and leave the rest up to them. It’s the music entertainer’s job to get people dancing!
Matt loves listening to any music style he can understand the words. He lives in the wedding capital of the world, Las Vegas, with his wife Sharon. Matt's other likes include craft beer, baseball, and traveling.