30 “Not to Play” Songs on Your Wedding Day

Your wedding is at the corner, and if not, you are hopeful that someday you will walk down the aisle with the love of your life. What you probably don’t know is that some songs, whether they are your favorite or better half’s hit songs, can’t be played on your wedding. Many of the songs are about stalking, breakups, desperation, obsession, and carry some negative messages. You need to come up with a list of songs to be played, BUT don’t mention any of these listed songs.

  1. Make You Feel My Love, Adele

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This song is about breakup and desperation after the breakup!

  1. Blurred Lines, Robin Thicke

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The song is about flirting with girls. The event DJ shouldn’t play it. Get this one in your blacklist for the wedding day.

  1. I will Always Love You, Whitney Houston

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These are just bittersweet memories of the ex.

  1. Break Up at the End, Cole Swindell

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Imagine you are barely married for a day and this song says you will break up!

  1. Fake Love, Drake

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Picture yourself stunting like Drizzy and singing you got people showing fake love.

  1. Singles You Up, Jordan Davis

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The groom shouldn’t feel sad for the girls even for a minute.

  1. My Heart Will Go On, Celine Dion

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The song is about lost love. Something like your partner sinking with a ship!

  1. Gold Digger, Kanye West

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Even if you love Kanye, keep his voice off your wedding. He is a negative influence!

  1. The Scientist, Coldplay

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“It’s a shame for us to part…” I can’t even mention the next line, press skip!

  1. Every Breath You Take, The Police

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You wouldn’t want stalkers on your wedding. Don’t play a song that calls them.

  1. I Want to Know What Love Is, Foreigner

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Are you sure you don’t know what it is? Play songs that show that you do. Next!

  1. Love Will Tear Us Apart, Joy Division

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The division is from the word “divide.” The song is good when you divorce and divide your family.

  1. Lips of an Angel, Hinder

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Unless you want to cheat with the bridesmaids or the best man, love the lips in front of you.

  1. Jesse’s Girl, Rick Springfield

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This one is a game changer. Fueling rumors about the bride having something with the best man? Really!

  1. You Give Love A Bad Name, Bon Jovi

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Self-explanatory. Nothing to be added!

  1. Dude Looks Like a Lady, Aerosmith

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This song should be unrecorded and erased from people’s minds.

  1. White Wedding, Billy Idol

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Billy himself said that the song was all about his hate for the sister’s fiancé.

  1. Shout Out To My Ex, Little Mix

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This was one of 2016 best bass songs, and you wouldn’t want to shout to your ex on your wedding day.

  1. Break Up With Him, Old Dominion


Bad advice with a fantastic beat. Don’t board. “Stick With Him.”


  1. Treat You Better, Shawn Mendes

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It’s like you had been treating each other bad before getting married. Shawn was losing his girlfriend!

  1. Bootylicious, Destiny Child

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This one is exceptional! Don’t play it at your wedding but later on with your bridesmaids.

  1. If You Wanna Be Happy, Jimmy Soul

Jimmy Souls is telling the groom that he should have married an ugly woman. Maybe your groom followed the advice. I didn’t say you are ugly!

  1. Youngblood, Far East Movement
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The desperation to have the lover back is the storyline. You have your lover.

  1. IDGAF, Dua Lipa

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The song that “Youngblood” probably responds to. Please don’t break up on your wedding day.

  1. It Wasn’t Me, Shaggy

It was who? It’s funny how people lie even after being caught.

  1. Hello, Adele

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When you are getting married, don’t reach out to your ex apologizing.

  1. I Will Survive, Gloria Gaynor

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This is a song about love went sour.

  1. Love of My Life, Queen

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As much as you love Freddy Mercury, this song is heartbreaking.

  1. Without Me, Halsey

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Another desperate song. Living without you!

  1. Used to Love Her, Guns N’ Roses

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Don’t try to press play on this!


Play danceable and exciting music at your wedding, that is a happy occasion, and you need to celebrate it with your guests the right way.