If you’re a frequent wedding attendee, you know there’s a handful of songs that will inevitably be played - they’re the ones that you hear at every single event where there’s a DJ and a dance floor. You know that you’ll groan when you hear the first notes of those overplayed songs, but within seconds you’ll be standing up and dancing along.
Some people, however, are determined not to be basic and refuse to let these songs reach the precious ears of their wedding guests, and we can’t blame them. But, when opinion polls website FiveThirtyEight released their list of the most commonly banned wedding songs, Twitter was filled with responses from across the spectrum. Surprisingly, some of these songs actually appear on a lot of “best wedding songs” playlists and a lot of people are huge fans.
— FiveThirtyEight (@FiveThirtyEight) July 21, 2018
While some people aren't fans of "Shout," others are super enthusiastic about it.
Shout is an incredible wedding song why would anyone ban it?
— srehto 8 dna craM (@MarcStarvaggi) July 21, 2018
Most likely someone wearing extremely high heels and/or tight dress who thought they'd have a problem getting a little bit softer now.
— Amy Sparks (@ReinventChronic) July 21, 2018
Some brides might find the “Chicken Dance” to be a little cliche, but wedding guests seems to love it.
In the upper midwest, I'm not even sure you are officially married until the Chicken Dance is done.
— Renae Randall (@RenaeRandall3) July 21, 2018
But,“Dancing Queen” is an indisputable staple.
If you ban Love Shack and Dancing Queen you hate all that is good and nice in the world and I don't want to go to your wedding anyway.
— Holly Feeney (@Hollyfeeney13) July 24, 2018
FiveThirtyEight reported that a lot of people ban just a few songs, some couples ban entire artists from their playlists. Justin Bieber topped the list by being banned at 6 percent of weddings, followed closely by the Backstreet Boys, Bruno Mars and Rihanna (excuse me, what?).
It’s not up for debate whether these songs are the most commonly played, so we don’t blame the brides and grooms if they want to be unique. But it’s true that some of the top banned wedding songs are some of the most fun to dance to (YMCA will never get old).