Wedding Music 101: Bangers and Flops


It’s 2022, and there is no time for dancing to terrible music. In order to adequately assure that you and your partner are hitting the floor with finesse, we’ve got a few bangers that will be sure to get your people moving. 

But we aren’t stopping there—nope. We’ve got a bone to pick with a few songs that seem to make EVERY.SINGLE.WEDDING.PLAYLIST and we are here to put an end to it. Please please please don’t be that couple that HAS to play “Closing Time” as their last song.

Just don’t. 


Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis PresleY

  • Giving your guests the best insight as to what it feels like to love the one you love is a must on the day of your wedding. A tune like this Elvis classic will give you the vibes that you want to cultivate for your big day! Plus, Elvis is a relevant icon for the younger generations again, thanks to Baz Lurhmann’s Elvis.

Better Together - Jack Johnson

  • Slow things down with this timeless track. After saying “I do”, you will remember exactly why you chose to do so with the touching lyrics of this slow but impactful tune.

I wanna Dance with Somebody - Whitney Houston

  • No one can resist a Whitney Houston original. On a day that calls for celebration, you must play the music that makes you feel celebratory. This is the perfect song to make you want to grab your  partner and hit the dance floor.

Cupid Shuffle

  • This one, while admittedly a crowd favorite, caused some controversy around the office. Our people are torn on whether this is a banger or a “need to retire” song. We know experts may say otherwise but giving everyone step-by-step instructions for how to do a given dance will help unite the people. While this one teeters the edge, its certainly an easy way to fill up the dance floor.

Hey Ya! - Outkast 

  • No matter who you or where you are, this energetic tune will put you in the right mood. Whether you’re dancing to your heart's content in your chair or breaking out onto the dance floor, you have no option but to get excited about this familiar beat.


“Happy,” Pharrell Williams 

  • We love a good Pharrell track as much as the next person, however, we are feeling a bit burnt out with this one. As much fun as it was to relate with one another in 2013 over this upbeat anthem, it is time to retire it for a new bust-a-move song.

"Celebration," Kool & The Gang

  • An oldie but goodie, though still in its flop era. Don’t get us wrong, we love a good Kool and the Gang hit, however, “Celebration” may not be the vibe you want for your guests any longer. Rather than playing the same traditional dance songs, it’s fun to mix them up and add some flavor to your palette. 

"Turn Down for What," DJ Snake and Lil Jon

  • Again, the throwbacks are great but the chaos of “Turn Down for What” may not necessarily be the mood booster needed in order to get your guests dancing. Swap out this high-intensity song for one that is less chaotic and more grounded to get your guests going.

“My Heart Will Go On,” by Celine Dion

  • Need we say more? This classic tune is beautiful , yes, but it gives off that sinking ship feeling that no one really wants to remember. Give your guests a sentimental song without bumming them out in the process!

“Blurred Lines,” Robin Thicke

  • With problematic lyrics and backlash from many party goers, you are going to want to nix this one from your lineup in order to prevent table squatters. We are leaving these problematic lyrics in the past and welcoming all of the amazing vibes into 2022. 

Of course, we always have your back when it comes to getting your event in line for perfection. Still in the need of embellishment assistance after reading this blog? Give us a holler and we would be glad to make your acquaintance!

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