Nothing is worse at a wedding party than when that one song comes on that clears out the dance floor. It may be way overplayed, or just simply offensive to the newly wedded couple. If you’re planning a wedding, make sure the DJ has this list of top five worst songs. He’ll want to add them to his “do not play” list.
5 “Another One Bites the Dust”
The classic Queen tune “Another One Bites the Dust” is another one of the worst wedding songs out there. You want the newlyweds to envision their day as the beginning of a lifetime together, not the day they “bit the dust” or fell out of the game. Save this tune for a basketball match with your boys or competitive board game round with your significant other—keep it far, far away from your wedding playlist.
4 “It’s the End of the World as We Know It”
That whole “ball-n-chain” joke has been around since the beginning of time. Once you’re married, you’re tied down and it’s the end of the world as you know it. It may be cute and in good fun, but some newlyweds may not take it so lightly. Leave REM’s “It’s the End of the World as We Know It” off your playlist for the big day, just in case the bride or groom is a bit sensitive.
3 “Gold Digger”
Kanye West’s hit “Gold Digger” is enough to make you want to get up and dance, but the lyrics aren’t wedding appropriate. The song mocks women who go after men with money, often sealing the deal by getting pregnant. While the bride and groom might find it funny for a minute, it could make an awkward scene if one—or both—seems offended.
2 “My Heart Will Go On”
You need a first-dance song, or at least some kind of slow song where all couples can look deeply into each other’s eyes and fall in love again. Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” should not be that song. Think about it: As soon as that flute solo comes on, you envision Jack letting Rose slip into the frigid waters just before his demise. This tearjerker from “Titanic” isn’t one you want to think about while getting close with your honey.
Everyone from your grandmother all the way down to your 2-year-old niece knows the dance moves for “YMCA.” Sure, the Village People tune is catchy, but it’s been done again and again…and again. You take a big risk by playing it. Either everyone will put their arms straight up to make the “Y,” or guests will use those couple minutes to go to the bathroom and refill their drinks. That’s exactly what you don’t want: a dance floor where you can hear crickets.