Songs Not To Play at Your Edmonton Wedding

You maybe stumbled upon this blog article and asked yourself, why would a professional Edmonton DJ company who works more than 400 events a year write something to brides and grooms about what songs not to play?
That's a valid question considering many clients hire their DJ based on the song library a DJ company can provide. The more selections for request, the better right?

Well... yes and no.

Here is a very important tip to keep in mind. Every professional Edmonton DJ company should know, that there are certain songs you simply don't want to play at a wedding.

This is not to say that if the bride or groom specifically asked for it, that we wouldn't play it. We always cater to every client we work with. More, what it means, is that the DJ you hire should be able to pick out songs and requests from their experience that create a negative reaction or inappropriate response at a wedding reception.

If the Edmonton DJ you are looking at can't do so, you're looking at the wrong DJ company.

Here's a perfect example. Were you aware that the song "Grease Megamix" by John Travolta and Olivia Newton John has more than one offensive cuss word in it? No? Did you know, that most of the DJ's we talked to weren't aware of that either?

Perhaps you've seen what happens when "Mony Mony" by Billy Idol is played. People tend to make up their own words if you see where I'm going.

Or, did you know that the Black Eyed Peas (an extremely popular Top 40 group and reception favorite) have album versions of their songs that are a far cry from the language you hear when they are on your favorite Edmonton radio station?

Now, many of these songs are extremely popular wedding choices. One's that based on the sheer amount of requests are tough to ignore. The question then becomes, what do you do?

You want your guests to have a good time and hear their requests. But, you don't want your grandparents or kids to hear foul language and wonder what kind of company you keep when your friends get a tad carried away.

The answer is simple. Either a) your DJ needs to have alternative options like different yet similar genre style songs b) clean versions of each song or c) your DJ needs to know how to steer a crowd in a different direction if he/she notices they are starting to go in the opposite direction than what a bride and groom might want for their reception.

Music has the power to create emotion. It can turn a good time into a great one or a bad time into the worst one. Ultimately the DJ holds that power and the order, quantity, or selection of the right music can make all the difference.

Make sure, that each and every Edmonton DJ company you talk to knows the difference. That they can tell based on your guests, the age groups, the requests given by you (as the bride and groom) what's going to work and what won't.

Equinox Sound has over a decades worth of experience and the luxury of learning from events long before your's what tends to pack the floor and what doesn't. When the right time to play that classic slow dance, or to break out the newest and best mixes presents itself and to maximize the effect it has on your dance.