"As a non-traditional wedding band, our brides and grooms generally trust us not to play these songs anyway," says Jamie Krents, who created this playlist with Tim Ruedeman, his co-bandleader of The Dexter Lake Club Band . "That said, if your goal is to have the music at your wedding be unique, memorable and a departure from the standard wedding warhorses, make sure your band stays away from these tunes which are played far too often (and usually badly) by bad tux-wearing bands around the globe."
"Celebration," Kool and the Gang
While it's certainly thematically appropriate, this song will turn even the nicest wedding into an instant bar mitzvah. I don't even think Kool and the Gang should play this anymore.
"YMCA," Village People
We like synchronized dancing too. A lot. It's elegant, fun to watch and a good workout. But it can be dangerous. Play it safe and skip this one.
"Let's Groove," Earth, Wind and Fire
Nobody should be allowed to cover this if they can't replicate the robot vocoder voice in the intro. Actually, nobody should be allowed to cover this anyway. There seems to be a law that there needs to be a terrible version of it on every wedding band's website though.
"Crazy in Love," Beyonce
"Single Ladies" is better anyway. The song has a beautiful message, but I've never heard anyone do it justice. And who is a harder singer than Beyonce to cover?
"At Last," Etta James
Actually, Etta James is apparently a harder singer to cover. If Beyonce could barely pull this one off at Obama's inauguration, do you really want to hear the lady from the Starlight Wedding All Stars give a shot?
"Wind Beneath My Wings," Bette Midler
Your parents are probably paying for the wedding, and you may have to thrown them a musical bone here and there, but do whatever is necessary to keep this one out of the rotation. I'd rather hear "I Hope You Dance".
"I Hope You Dance," Leann Womack
Actually, I take that back, this song is terrible too.
"Endless Love," Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
Unless you're getting married at an ice skating rink, this feels like a bad call.
"We are Family," Sister Sledge
The officiant probably just spent 30 minutes explaining this during your ceremony. No need to dance about it too.
"Let's Get It Started," Black Eyed Peas
No explanation needed.
Check out more aisledash.com playlists:
- Songs the Band Says You Shouldn't Play
- Music for a Hip Cocktail Hour
- Top 10 Songs to Kick Off Your Honeymoons
- Romantic Last Dance Songs
- Wedding Love Songs