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Top 8 Most Overplayed Wedding Songs

We’ve all witnessed the death of a rockin’ wedding reception: the opening beats of The Village People’s hit seep through the speakers and the dance floor clears quicker than you can say “Y.M.C.A.”

This dance party faux-pas is easy to avoid, says Toronto-based DJ, Justin Jacques, of Indie Wedding DJ. Here, the professional DJ, who specializes in non-cheesy wedding tunes, suggests songs to avoid when choosing your reception music.

8. Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
It seems like every single wedding DJ plays this song. Some guests might like it, but most of us find it annoying.

7. Beyonce – Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
This is a popular pick for the bouquet toss. There are so many other appropriate songs. If you like indie music, then you might like one of these songs for your bouquet toss.

6. Taio Cruz – Dynamite 
This song was extremely popular in 2010. Will it ever go away?!

5. Etta James – At Last 
I really like this song, but it is such a popular first dance song that it is has become overplayed.

4. Kool and the Gang – Celebration
There may be a disappointed guest or two if some of the songs above aren’t played, but I can’t think of one person who would think “Oh man, I really wish the DJ played Kool and the Gang tonight!”

3. The Isley Brothers – Shout 
Confession: This is one of my guilty pleasures. Unfortunately, though, it is too overplayed.

2. Sir Mix-A-Lot – Baby Got Back
This tends to be the token hip hop song at receptions.

1. Journey – Don’t Stop Believing 
Don’t ask me why, but some guests can’t survive a dance party without hearing “Don’t Stop Believing.”

Check out 35 Awesome Songs To Play At Your Wedding.

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Image(s): Simon Oxley