These Are The Most Banned Songs At Weddings, According To DJs

Not everyone agrees these songs should be "banned" from a wedding.

The music played at weddings is so important. The right song can get the entire crowd going, while the wrong one can have people groaning and shuffling off the dance floor to take a break. 

It leaves the DJ feeling a bit of pressure, but brides and grooms often help out. Couples frequently share their requests of what to play as well as what not to play. To find out the most commonly banned wedding songs, FiveThirtyEight surveyed over two dozen DJs from close to 200 weddings. 

The top 10 may not surprise you, but can you guess what made it to the number one spot? 


10. "Love Shack" by The B-52's

9. "Shout" by Isley Brothers / "Happy" by Pharrell Williams

8. "Wobble" by V.I.C.

7. "Hokey Pokey"

6. "Electric Boogie (Electric Slide)" by Marcia Griffiths

5. "YMCA" by Village People

4. "Cupid Shuffle" by Cupid

3. "Macarena" by Los Del Rio

2. "Cha-Cha Slide" by DJ Casper

1. "Chicken Dance"

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Some DJs reported being requested to ban entire genres of music from their playlists, or all music from certain artists (sorry, Justin Bieber). Surprisingly, however, some of the most requested songs from the 2017 wedding list ended up being on the banned list for this year.

The reactions to the lists on social media are mixed. Some are adding their own songs to the ban list, while other would-be wedding guests are wondering why couples could ban certain songs.

(H/T: BuzzFeed)

Cover image via  Bogdan Sonjachnyj I Shutterstock

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