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DJ 'Do Not Play' list

Did/does anyone have a 'Do not Play' list for their DJ? If yes, I'm curious to see what songs are the most hated and overplayed! So far I have a list of about 15 songs/artists that are forbidden...I guess my inner control freak is peeking out.

Re: DJ 'Do Not Play' list

  • edited December 2011
    We have the ability to make one but in general we have just said no "gimmicky" dances and then given our dj a general idea of what we like but we trust he will read our guests and play what will keep the party going.  My fear is what FI and I dont like our guests may so I dont want to rule anything out 100% because I trust our DJ enough to make those decisions.
  • bsn1752bsn1752 member
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    edited December 2011
    Ohhhh, I have alot.

    No Lady Gaga
    No Katy Perry
    No Ke$ha
    No Chicken Dance
    No Mambo #5
    No Electric Slide
    No-song-that-lasts-forever-and-makes-you-stomp-your-feet-and-clap-your-hands
    No "friends in low places"
    No Soulja Boy

    I'm sure there's more... haha
  • edited December 2011
    What's wrong with some Garth, Brianna?  That song came on the radio this weekend and I told DH that our neighhbors kid growing up sang the song for everyone at church during service once ;)

    We had a do not play list and some were played anyways.

    While I enjoy Gretchen Wilson, we banned all of her songs because I knew it would tick some off.  We didn't want rap songs or Creed.  That's all I can remember.
  • edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_dj-not-play-list?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:102Discussion:723ee932-cf14-4fbc-9b9f-db75a4778346Post:621bb3da-951b-44ce-9d56-5395b6b75a95">Re: DJ 'Do Not Play' list</a>:
    [QUOTE] No-song-that-lasts-forever-and-makes-you-stomp-your-feet-and-clap-your-hands
    Posted by bsn1752[/QUOTE]

    Hahaha that cracks me up.

    The only really gimmicky dance we did was the Cupid Shuffle.. cheesy? Yes, but everyone participated.  

    We let our guests request things, the only thing that was really forbidden was Michael Jackson because at the time I thought I'd die if I had to hear another one of his songs again.
  • edited December 2011
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    [QUOTE]No Soulja Boy
    Posted by bsn1752[/QUOTE]

    <img src="http://cdn.cl9.vanillaforums.com/downloaded/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-surprised.gif" border="0" alt="Surprised" title="Surprised" />

    (totally kidding!)
  • courtski2004courtski2004 member
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    edited December 2011
    Ahh Brianna, yours are great! I'm glad it's not just me!!

    NO YMCA
    NO Celebrate
    NO Alan Jackson (i heart country, but really dislike his voice...dunno why...)
    NO Macarena
    NO John Mayer
    NO 90's Boy band ANYTHING

    Tiffany--I WISH I could outlaw Michael Jackson, but I think the Best Man would back out and probably never talk to us again :(
  • bsn1752bsn1752 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_dj-not-play-list?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:102Discussion:723ee932-cf14-4fbc-9b9f-db75a4778346Post:f32eb340-ffbf-4a78-810c-cf712ef88fff">Re: DJ 'Do Not Play' list</a>:
    [QUOTE]<strong>What's wrong with some Garth, Brianna?</strong>  That song came on the radio this weekend and I told DH that our neighhbors kid growing up sang the song for everyone at church during service once ;) We had a do not play list and some were played anyways. While I enjoy Gretchen Wilson, we banned all of her songs because I knew it would tick some off.  We didn't want rap songs or Creed.  That's all I can remember.
    Posted by shortgirltx[/QUOTE]

    With Garth? Nothing.

    That song... everything.  And not because I don't like it, I love it... but knowing my crowd, they're BOUND to get rowdy, and Andrew's grandmother is from NJ and would go into culture shock, I'm sure.
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    edited December 2011
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    [QUOTE]Ahh Brianna, yours are great! I'm glad it's not just me!! <strong>NO YMCA NO Celebrate</strong> NO Alan Jackson (i heart country, but really dislike his voice...dunno why...) <strong>NO Macarena</strong> NO John Mayer NO 90's Boy band ANYTHING Tiffany--I WISH I could outlaw Michael Jackson, but I think the Best Man would back out and probably never talk to us again :(
    Posted by courtski2004[/QUOTE]

    YES - you just added 3 to my list
  • carmen9311carmen9311 member
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    edited December 2011
    i don't have too many i don't think. no chicken dance, no nickelback, no pink...that's all i've thought of so far!
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  • BanannaPBanannaP member
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    edited December 2011
    No country (I might pick one fast and one slow country song, though)
    No cheesy typical wedding songs or group dances, with the exception of the Cupid Shuffle because I actually like that one and it's been played at all of my friends' weddings.
    Definitely no Creed, but I don't know who would play Creed at a party anyway.
    FI's requests:
    No Baby got back or the Apple bottom jeans song - my mom gets a little wound up when those come on and it's a little embarassing.

    That's all I can think of right now, but I'm sure there's more.


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    edited December 2011
    Anna--I'm with you on 'Low" (Apple Bottom Jeanssssss Boots with the furrrrr--awesome, now it will be in my head all night!) my mom is the same way. I have a feeling that every time a new song comes on that I will be nervously looking at her for a reaction and try to play interference if she turns up her nose. Yowza. Somehow she LOVES Fergie? Not sure how that happened. I will be allowing Josh Groban for her listening pleasure.
  • edited December 2011
    No Train - Hey Soul Sister
    No Owl City - FireFlies

    I find those to be highly annoying.
  • edited December 2011
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    [QUOTE]Anna--I'm with you on 'Low" (Apple Bottom Jeanssssss Boots with the furrrrr--awesome, now it will be in my head all night!) my mom is the same way. I have a feeling that every time a new song comes on that I will be nervously looking at her for a reaction and try to play interference if she turns up her nose. Yowza. <strong>Somehow she LOVES Fergie?</strong> Not sure how that happened. I will be allowing Josh Groban for her listening pleasure.
    Posted by courtski2004[/QUOTE]

    My mom does too! I got her the last Black Eyed Peas cd, and she listens to it all the time. So funny. :)
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  • edited December 2011
    Brianna- what's your beef with Lady Gaga??  I do get the Katy Perry hate though.

    No group dances like Macarena, Chicken Dance, YMCA etc.
    No country except what I specify - maybe 2-3 songs
    No Britney Spears or Boy Bands
    No R&B
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  • bsn1752bsn1752 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_dj-not-play-list?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:102Discussion:723ee932-cf14-4fbc-9b9f-db75a4778346Post:32c8cd5d-9914-420b-8516-1a0844a01ca1">Re: DJ 'Do Not Play' list</a>:
    [QUOTE]Brianna- what's your beef with Lady Gaga??  I do get the Katy Perry hate though. No group dances like Macarena, Chicken Dance, YMCA etc. No country except what I specify - maybe 2-3 songs No Britney Spears or Boy Bands No R&B
    Posted by tam427[/QUOTE]

    <div>OH GOSH, where do I start?  I will be nice and say - she's not my "cup of tea"</div><div>
    </div><div>:)</div>
  • edited December 2011
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    [QUOTE] No Mambo #5
    Posted by bsn1752[/QUOTE]

    LOL I want to ban that song but my mom loves that song to the point that it's hilarious, so I won't
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  • edited December 2011
    Brianna, totally agree on Lady Gaga!! She's so annoying.
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  • edited December 2011
    OMG this is funny!!  I thought I was the only one who had a "Do Not Play" list!!!

    I am with some of you, but I love country so it will be played the most!!!  Here are just a few of our no no's!!

    No Macarena, Chicken Dance
    No Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Ke$ha
    No Korn, Nirvana
    No Achy Breaky Heart
    No Barbie Girl
    No Hard core rap
  • BanannaPBanannaP member
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    edited December 2011
    I loooove Lady Gaga, but I think y'all already knew that :)
  • edited December 2011
    I'm a GaGa hater too...

    I say only Country if someone requests it and no rap. Melody let me choose which "cheesy wedding songs" I was okay with. I actually gave her a list of all my favorite songs that I deemed danceable (lots of 80s) and by the end of the night, she just went down the list. I am an awesome song-picker, though :)

    Random: we used "Pour some sugar on me" as our cake cutting song because I had a running joke with friends on how it is the most inappropriate wedding song ever. Jay's mom told me a few weeks later one of Jay's cousins used it as his first dance song :)
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  • btweety04btweety04 member
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    edited December 2011
    No Texas Country/Country in general
  • edited December 2011
    I actually liked the group dances as they get people having fun and being goofy out on the dance floor.  I actually don't mind the Cupid Shuffle or the Chicken Dance or the Electric Slide.

    When we came up with our play list, we excluded anything by Celion Dion, country, we did nix the Macarena
  • edited December 2011
    Hot Freaking Dang!!!!! Y'all would absolutely HATE my wedding...and I mean HATE!!!!

    FI and I are having a list already for music. We both know it will change. I have Cupid Shuffle, I told him ONE Britney and ONE Lady Gaga song WILL be played (he doesn't like them I do!!!)...FI and myself has put like 10 songs (some will be deleted trust me!!!) from 90's boy bands....me and the girls gotta play our song-Low!  We are doing the Anniversary Dance to Remember When by Alan Jackson...

    We have lots of 90s music and 80s music plus stuff like Black Eye Peas. Stuff that is on my NO list will include Gangsta Rap....Rap in general...maybe some low key is ok.....No rock/metal (cus it gives me a headache!)

    I guess you can say this is what we have so far:
     Keeper of the Stars- Tracy Byrd-our song
    Truly Madly Deeply- Savage Garden 
    I Melt-Rascal Flatts
    Fantasy-Mariah Carey-thinking the boquet toss
    Remember When-Alan Jackson-Ann. song
    I Hope You Dance- Lee Anne Womack,
    Good Night For Dancing- Josh Abbott Band
    Taste- Josh Abbott Band
    All My Life- KC and Jojo
     
    I Do (Cherish You)- 98 Degrees
     I Knew I Loved You When- Brad Paisley
    You and Me-Lifehouse
    Cupid Shuffle-Cupid
    Tootsie Roll-69 Boyz
    Forever and for Always –Shania Twain
    Da’ Dip-Freak Nasty
    Drowning- Backstreet Boys (prob will delete)
     I Promise You- Backstreet Boys (prob will delete)
    This I Promise You- N’Sync
    Time of My Life- Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes (Dirty Dancing song)
    Up Where We Belong- Joe Cocker
     Butterfly Kisses- Bob Carlisle (prob will delete)
    Here’s To The Night-Eve 6
    My Hump-Black Eye Peas
    Just Dance-Lady Gaga
    Heartland-George Strait-one of my fav George songs!!!!
    Please Don’t Stop the Music-Rhianna
    Crazy in Love-Beyonce/Jay Z
    Tonight's Gonna Be a Good Night-Black Eye Peas
  • dianaslikdianaslik member
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    edited December 2011
    My "Do Not Play" list is probably more important than my "Must Play" list!
    Our DJ basically to keep our "must play" list short, but feel free to list as much as we want on our "do not play" -
    The funny thing is, we hired a total "sub-culture" DJ (because, well, we are a bit sub-culture) so my cheesy pop music that I want played: Cupid Shuffle (because it's cheesy, but fun -  and a group dance w/o being the chicken dance), Pink & Lady Gaga is stuff my DJ will actually have to get, because she doesn't have anything like that :)

    Our "Do Not Play" list so far (sometimes it's easier to list the band than the songs):
    -Golddigger - Kanye/Jamie Foxx
    -The Cramps
    -The Ramones
    -The Flametrick Subs
    -Bob Seger
    -Steve Miller Band
    -The Eagles
    -The Beatles (other than maybe one song - haven't picked father/daughter dance yet - but they are otherwise banned)
    -Village People
    -Beach Boys
    -Abba

    If you are curious, our "sound"/feel will be:
    Cocktails/apps/social time: outlaw country mixed with old soul & doo-wop
    Dance party: 80's fun, plus some pop goodness & a lil rap (my FI hates rap, but I know my sis and I will want to booty-dance)
  • juliebug1997juliebug1997 member
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    edited December 2011
    We allowed him to play the gimmicky dances.  That was when everyone had the best time.  My autistic cousin was dancing more than anyone else and he knows all of the songs. 

    I actually gave him a list of songs that we wanted to hear and then told him to fill in with similar things after my list ran out.  We didn't have any country because our family and friends don't really care for it.  I listened to country at A&M but have kind of fallen away from it.

    Did you know that Garth Brooks has not made his music available on iTunes? 
  • edited December 2011
    We have a do not play that include Britney Spears, Boy band (Not counting Boys II Men), Lady Gaga, Country, and many things above. I went ahead and gave a huge this of appopriate songs. With Indian and American songs so if he sticks to the list we shouldn't have a problem
  • edited December 2011
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    [QUOTE]We have a do not play that include Britney Spears, Boy band (Not counting Boys II Men), Lady Gaga, Country, and many things above. I went ahead and gave a huge this of appopriate songs. With Indian and American songs so if he sticks to the list we shouldn't have a problem
    Posted by DFWIndian[/QUOTE]

    I wouldn't classify Boys II Men as a boy band. They are more of an R&B group. IMO
  • edited December 2011
    We gave a few "Do not play" songs just because they annoy us like the Macarena and the Mambo #5 but other than that we told the DJ to just keep it going.  My family usually dances to the group songs and my niece loves the chicken dance so I'm sure she will request it.  We are letting the guest do request also.  I figured the only way they will have fun is if they here what they want.  The only restriction is no "rap" songs that will offend people.
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  • edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_dj-not-play-list?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:102Discussion:723ee932-cf14-4fbc-9b9f-db75a4778346Post:ff816b82-98d7-4a6f-969a-d8f1c177055c">Re: DJ 'Do Not Play' list</a>:
    [QUOTE]I actually liked the group dances as they get people having fun and being goofy out on the dance floor.  I actually don't mind the Cupid Shuffle or the Chicken Dance or the Electric Slide. When we came up with our play list, we excluded anything by Celion Dion, country, we did nix the Macarena
    Posted by ewinkler1977[/QUOTE]

    Ah, no Celine Dion! Word! We actually met with a DJ with a "No Michael Bolton" policy.
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