Hiring a DJ for your wedding? I compiled a Do-Not-Play list for you.

by Law Smith with help from his wife Mona Chiarizio and groomsmen

I got married on February 7, 2015.  On February 5th, 2015, I freaked out because I forgot to make a Do-Not-Play list for our DJ. 

I tried to Google this and there are tons of wedding websites that made you click a Forbes-like slider to see each lousy song.  I had to do this old school - sit at a desk, turn off my phone, and write on a legal pad the music I either hate or a song that has been played so much I only think about weddings when I hear it (Hi! Brown Eyed Girl!). Then I turned my phone back on because I'm an iAddict and texted my then fiancé and a few groomsmen to group-source the answer.

After the wedding weekend was over, the reception stories started meandering their way back to my wife and I. We realized that your wedding DJ is someone that can be trusted and possesses the loyalty of De Niro in Sleepers.  I found out my mom kept trying to request Quad City DJs. We aren’t sure why. She got the Anthony Davis block for her plea.  I also found out some of my groomsmen, upon hearing about the Do-Not-Play list, tried to bribe the DJ to play Gangham Style. 

  • ANYTHING BY NICKI MINAJ, KATY PERRY, PINK, EVE, BLACK EYED PEAS, PITBULL, NICKLEBACK, MISSY ELLIOT
  • MY HEART WILL GO ON
  • MACARENA
  • BROWN EYED GIRL
  • CELEBRATION
  • CHA CHA SLIDE
  • ELECTRIC SLIDE
  • CUPID SHUFFLE
  • WE ARE FAMILY
  • YMCA
  • WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?
  • EVERYBODY HAVE FUN TONIGHT - WANG CHUNG
  • THE CHICKEN DANCE
  • MOMBO #5
  • WILD THING
  • BABY GOT BACK
  • LOVE SHACK
  • DANCING QUEEN
  • SINGLE LADIES
  • I WILL SURVIVE
  • LIVIN’ LA VIA LOCA
  • I’M HAPPY
  • CHUMBAWUMBA
  • THONG SONG
  • FOLLOW ME BY UNCLE CRACKER
  • COTTON EYE JOE
  • WHOOP THERE IT IS
  • GANGHAM STYLE
  • MC HAMMER
  • VANILLA ICE

 

Any song or performer left off the list? Hit the comments