Wedding and Party Songs That Should No Longer Played


Brooklyn Westlund, Writer

The playlists for weddings and parties always seem to be the same. We all have songs that when they come on, we immediately despise them.

 These songs have been permanently ingrained into our memories and not in a good way. These are my top 5 Wedding and Party songs that should no longer be played. 

  1. “The Cha Cha Slide” by DJ Casper. It is a great way to get people up and moving for the first 30 seconds, but the rest of the song is just repetitive.
  2. “Cotton-Eyed Joe” by Rednex. As much as the Midwestern folk love this tune, I despise it. The Cotton Eyed Joe is just too tacky. The song has been played at every school dance I’ve been to. 
  3.  “Wobble” by V.I.C. The song is overall just not the vibe. It is one of the most overplayed songs at events, and the dance is just one move. 
  4. “White Wedding” by Billy Idol is a great song, however the song does not need to be played at every wedding. I understand that it fits the occasion, but after hearing it after every single wedding I’ve been to it’s cliche at this point. 
  5. “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey. This is a very popular and good song, but when it comes down to it, it is constantly played over and over no matter what event you are at. It really does get the people going but at a high school dance we like to hear music that is from our generation. 

Weddings and Parties are supposed to be fun and entertaining, and not for us to dance to the same songs that our parents danced to in the 90s. In all honesty, the wedding and party playlist needs an update like adding songs that have been made in the past ten years and some good rap songs while still keeping some of the classics.