The Worst Songs To Play At Your Wedding Reception

Depending on the DJ you hire, you could end up with a very odd selection of music playing at your reception. If the DJ doesn't have any discretion or pay attention to some of the meanings of songs, don't be surprised if he plays an inappropriate song. For example, the song Every Breath You Take by The Police has been played quite a bit at wedding receptions despite it's creepy/stalkerish theme.

If you plan on taking the path of hiring a discount DJ or freelance DJ, we suggest reminding them not to play any of the following songs as they are the best of the worst that you should absolutely skip at your wedding.



The Best of the Worst


Billy Idol - White Wedding (1982)

Bon Jovi - You Give Love A Bad Name (1986)

Buck Cherry - Crazy Bitch (2005)

Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way (1977)

J Geils Band - Love Stinks (1980)

John Mayer - Daughters (2006)

Kaiser Chiefs - Everyday I Love You Less And Less (2005)

Kanye West - Gold Digger (2005)

Ludacris - Area Codes (2001)

Meatloaf - Paradise By The Dashboard Light (1977)

Nazareth - Love Hurts (1975)

Paul Simon - 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover (1975)

Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want (1969)

Tammy Wynette - D.I.V.O.R.C.E. (1968)

The Doors - The End (1966)

The Mountain Goats - No Children (2002)

The Police - Every Breath You Take (1983)

Tina Turner - What's Love Got To Do With It (1984)

U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (1987)


New Additions 


The Weeknd  - Earned It (2014)





Ariana Grande - Problem (2014)





Passenger - Let Her Go (2014)





Ed Sheeran - Don't (2014)





Taylor Swift - I Knew You Were Trouble (2012)





Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know (2011)





Adele - Set Fire To The Rain (2011)





Katy Perry - The One That Got Away (2011)





Cee Lo Green - Forget You (2010)





Taio Cruz - Break Your Heart (2009)





There are certainly more songs that could be added but we tried to touch on the more popular songs that might have a slight chance at getting through the crack and being played at your wedding reception. We also tried that blatantly obvious songs that should never be played such as Everyday I Love You Less And Less by The Kaiser Chiefs. We also know some of these songs could be played in some situations depending on the bridal party.