Choosing your wedding songs is a defining moment for you and your partner.  After all, wedding songs are vital to the tone of the wedding. A great DJ or Spotify playlist can make or break a wedding reception.

However, choosing the right songs is not an easy task. Also, there are too many details to take into account that most of the couples tend to ignore. In fact,  choosing wedding songs stand out many times in the lists of the most common mistakes brides make, among others.

There are certain popular songs that are staples of many weddings, but some of these songs should never be played at a wedding ever again. If you like your wedding guests, these are the types of popular songs you should avoid playing at your wedding.

Sad Wedding Song Disguised as the Love Song

One major trait about popular songs is that the lyrics get overlooked, so a song like Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” sounds powerfully romantic based on the well-known lyric. Reading into the words, it’s a song about a lost love. That’s not the sentiment you want to project to your partner on your wedding day.

Another song that has a fun-loving melody is Elton John’s “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.” While cute lyrics like “You put the light in my life” sound sweet for a wedding, there’s still a hint that the other partner is going to break their significant other’s heart. Again, heartbreak is the last thing to think about on the wedding day!

Group Dance Wedding Songs

Absolutely no one wants to hear Gangnam Style, The Cha Cha Slide, and The Electric Slide, YMCA, Cotton Eye Joe, The Hokey Pokey, The Chicken Dance, Watch Me Whip/Nae Nae, Cupid Shuffle, Single Ladies, or the Safety Dance and be forced to participate.

It’s awkward! They’ve also been so over-played, everyone will hate it. Maybe except your aunt, that spends too much time on Facebook.

Slow Mood Killers

While a good song on its own, the biggest mood killer at a wedding is “Every Breath You Take” by The Police. Mostly, it’s because it’s a detailed song about stalking with lyrics as direct as “I’ll be watching you.” It’s also performed at a slow tempo that will dampen the mood of any reception.

In recent years, Adele songs have topped the music charts, therefore they’re played at weddings everywhere. From “Hello” to “Someone Like You,” Adele sings beautifully. However, her music doesn’t represent happiness in holy matrimony. Not to mention, the tempo of the songs isn’t appropriate for wedding guests ready to dance the night away.

Be cautious When Choosing Your Wedding Songs

Bear in mind that your wedding guests come in all ages, genders, religions, and beliefs, it’s customary to keep the wedding songs censored. Inappropriate language is usually looked down upon during these receptions, so make sure to bleep out the bad words!

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