We all have songs that come on the radio that we just *have* to start belting out. But do these songs really translate into good ideas at weddings? Danny Chaimson of the Golden Coast All Stars (LA) and the Gold Coast All Stars (Chicago) is here to let you know why your favorite sing-along songs might be best left off your wedding playlist. But not to worry, he鈥檚 got an alternative for each that is guaranteed to get your guests pumped up and dancing all night long! Here are the top five songs to NOT play at your wedding.


1. 鈥I鈥檝e Got a Feeling鈥 by The Black Eyed Peas: It鈥檚 a good rule of thumb to avoid the over-played wedding songs 鈥 and for the past few years this one has been at the top of the charts, which means it鈥檚 at the top of this list! If you need an upbeat tune, you鈥檙e better off playing 鈥淯ptown Funk.鈥

2. 鈥淗ello鈥 by Adele: Even though this was a massive hit this year and you might love it, playing it in the middle of your dance party could be a major downer. Instead, play 鈥淲e Are Young,鈥 by Fun. It has a similar vibe but the inspirational sing-along keeps the party going.

3. 鈥淪eptember鈥 by Earth, Wind and Fire: This is a great song, but it鈥檚 become almost a cliche wedding song at this point 鈥 opt for the funkier and less played 鈥淪hining Star鈥 if you鈥檙e looking for a groovin鈥 Earth, Wind and Fire song.

4. 鈥淏rown Eyed Girl鈥 by Van Morrison: Another great song that has been unfortunately played to death. There are so many other great upbeat Van Morrison tunes to play instead that your guests haven鈥檛 heard a million times before: 鈥淒omino,鈥 鈥淲ild Night鈥 and 鈥淏lue Money,鈥 to name a few.

5. 鈥淟ast Dance鈥 by Donna Summer: Instead of ending your wedding with this obvious choice, go with a lighters-in-the-air, anthemic sing-along rocker like 鈥淧urple Rain鈥 or 鈥淗ey Jude鈥 to really bring down the house.


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