Wedding songs you hate to love

Typical wedding songs that you hate to love

Typical wedding songs that you hate to love.

If you’ve ever been to a wedding, chances are you’ve probably heard some of the same songs at nearly every wedding Songs like the YMCA, Cha Cha Slide, Cupid Shuffle and the list rolls on. And if you’re thinking about tossing them on your do not play list, give it another thought before you banish group dances from your wedding.

Even though you might grow tired of those songs, imagine how your wedding DJ must feel. He hears them not once or twice per year but potentially 50-100+ times per year with each wedding they perform. But whether or not they are the DJs favorite songs or not, there’s a reason why he plays them. They work.

People gravitate towards familiarity. When you have a room full of introverts that don’t want to be the first person on the dance floor, a group dance is a great opportunity to break the ice. And once you get them to the floor, the goal is to keep them there. Because there are a group of people on the floor, none of the guests have to feel like they are the center of attention (unless they want to be). There’s nothing that says that these songs have to make it on the list but, when a guest request them as a motivator to get them to dance, it might just be the boost your reception needs.

Here are a list of typical wedding songs that you love to hate.

  1. The Chicken Dance
  2. The YMCA
  3. The Macarena
  4. The Electric Slide
  5. Cotton Eyed Joe
  6. Cha Cha Slide
  7. The Cupid Shuffle
  8. The Wobble
  9. Gangnam Style
  10. Whip Nae Nae