The 23 Most-Banned Wedding Songs

We’re still the middle of wedding season, and if you’re not really a “wedding person,” hopefully you’ve been able to dodge the bullet.  And you’ll probably also appreciate another look at this list of the ‘Most-Banned Wedding Songs.’

They’re mostly the ones that have cheesy choregraphed dances, which make receptions even more unbearable.  However, if you ARE a “wedding person,” you’ll probably be outraged, because these are the ones you most LOOK FORWARD to.

The people at FiveThirtyEight.com asked more than two dozen DJs, who’d worked hundreds of weddings, what songs couples most often banned.  It’s not scientific . . . but after scanning the list, it’s obvious that it’s accurate.

Here’s the list, along with the estimated percent of weddings they’re banned at:

1.  “The Chicken Dance” . . . 23.1%

2.  “The Cha-Cha Slide”, DJ Casper . . . 22.5%

3.  “Macarena”, Los Del Rio . . . 17.6%

4.  “The Cupid Shuffle”, Cupid . . . 16.5%

5.  “YMCA”, Village People . . . 15.4%

6.  “Electric Boogie (Electric Slide)”, Marcia Griffiths . . . 12.6%

7.  “Hokey Pokey” . . . 10.4%

8.  “Wobble”, V.I.C. . . . 7.1%

9.  (Tie) “Happy” by Pharrell . . . 5.5%

(Tie) “Shout” by the Isley Brothers . . . 5.5%

11.  “Love Shack”, The B-52s . . . 4.9%

12.  “We Are Family”, Sister Sledge . . . 4.4%

13.  (Tie) “Blurred Lines”, Robin Thicke . . . 3.8%

(Tie) “Celebration”, Kool & the Gang

(Tie) “Cotton Eye Joe”, Rednex

(Tie) “Dancing Queen”, ABBA

(Tie) “Don’t Stop Believin'”, Journey

(Tie) “Single Ladies”, Beyoncé

(Tie) “Sweet Caroline”, Neil Diamond

(Tie) “Turn Down for What”, DJ Snake and Lil Jon

(Tie) “Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae)”, Silentó

22.  (Tie) “Hot in Herre”, Nelly . . . 2.7%

(Tie) “Mony Mony”, Billy Idol

By |2018-07-26T11:04:03-05:00July 27th, 2018|Music News|0 Comments