10 Cliché Wedding Songs You Might Want to Avoid

If you’re trying to plan a fresh and original wedding, don’t forget to consider your song list. It’s true that there are many wedding songs that continuously get played at weddings and while some people love the idea of upholding “tradition,” others might want to seek out new beats for their big day.

  1. Celebration by Kool and the Gang –

    Unfortunately, this is one of those songs that people seem to be unable to keep from playing at happy events. While there’s nothing wrong with this song, some people wouldn’t mind swapping it out for an updated song.

  2. At Last by Etta James –

    It’s a truly beautiful song, but you could probably find three generations of people within your own family who have had this song played at their wedding. Update it with another beautiful, soulful ballad.

  3. I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston –

    It’s a sweet and lovely song, but if you’re the kind of couple who wants to take the road less traveled, you may want to leave this one off the play list.

  4. Electric Slide –

    This is right up there with all of those dance songs you may want to avoid, like “The Macarena” and “Y.M.C.A.”

  5. Love and Marriage by Frank Sinatra –

    In addition to this being one of those overplayed songs at weddings, it’s also way too reminiscent of Al and Peggy Bundy!

  6. Brick House by The Commodores –

    Just no, people. Just no.

  7. My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion –

    You might know it as the romantic theme of the Titanic movie, but this song is about love that just doesn’t end well and it has no place at your wedding celebration!

  8. White Wedding by Billy Idol –

    While many people think it’s hilarious and clever to play this at a wedding, it’s actually not a positive wedding song at all, and is better left on the MP3 player.

  9. Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton –

    This is one of those songs that is beautiful to hear once and then every other time, it feels like your ears are bleeding.

  10. Love Shack by the B52’s –

    Another song that has just been played way too much!

If having fresh, fun music is important to you, start thinking about the songs you just hear too often at weddings and other celebrations and make a list for your DJ to avoid!

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