Here Are The Most Commonly Banned Wedding Songs That You Don’t Want To Play On Your Special Day

","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"Some of these tunes have been rejected for obvious reasons. The first eight songs on the list are tacky at best, embarrassing at worst, and let’s be honest: do you really want to see Great Aunt Edna do the chicken dance? Probably not. Ditto to Cotton Eye Joe. All of those songs evoke images of my elementary school’s family dance night and in my opinion, it’d be fine if they stayed there, deep in my past.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"Other songs on the list are objectively fine but not appropriate for the occasion. Beyoncé is absolutely fabulous but if you’re playing “Single Ladies” at your wedding, then something has gone very wrong. Songs that prioritize objectification and sexual desire over love aren’t a great pick, either, so let’s not blast “Baby Got Back.” We can listen to Sir Mix-A-Lot on some other day. There’s a time and a place for songs about big butts, people.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"There are a few songs on this list that aren’t terrible, though. Why is ABBA on this list? Is it because the “Dancing Queen” is only seventeen? That is a little young to get married, but that aside, I don’t see any major red flags. What’s wrong with “Sweet Caroline”? How about “Don’t Stop Believin’?” Am I missing something large here? I guess that they’re a bit cliché and I wouldn’t play them at my own (very imaginary) wedding, but if these picks hold some kind of importance to the couple, I don’t see a problem with them. Aren’t many wedding traditions kind of cliché anyway? Does it matter if we play something a little outdated or overplayed?","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"If you’re planning your wedding and you want to play one of these songs, take a long look at the lyrics and think about why it might be on the list–but ultimately the reception is yours to plan and if you really want to jam out to “We Are Family,” nobody can stand in your way.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"}],"displayType":"section"},{"text":"9 Celebrities That Didn’t Wear White Wedding Dresses","level":3,"displayType":"header"}]}]; var articleType = 'ARTICLE'; var favoriteImage = ''; var articleDescription = ''; var slide_index = parseInt(0); var slide_json = createSlides(slides, articleType, favoriteImage); var initial_slide = slide_index; var initial_url = location.pathname + location.search; var base_url = '/2018/07/25/commonly-banned-wedding-songs/'; var next_gallery = '/2016/12/23/ex-brings-erotic-photos-to-exs-wedding-details-photos/'; var first_load = true; var has_scrolled = false; var title = "Here Are The Most Commonly Banned Wedding Songs That You Don’t Want To Play On Your Special Day"; var path = base_url