The Most Banned Wedding Songs Of 2018

Wedding Reception

We're in the middle of wedding season, and if you're not really a "wedding person," hopefully you've been able to dodge the bullet.  And you'll probably also appreciate another look at this list of the 'Most-Banned Wedding Songs.

The people at FiveThirtyEight.com asked more than two dozen DJs,including myself who'd worked hundreds of weddings, what songs couples most often banned.  It's not scientific . . . but after scanning the list, it's obvious that it's accurate.

Here's the list, along with the estimated percent of weddings they're banned at:

1.  "The Chicken Dance" . . . 23.1%

 

2.  "The Cha-Cha Slide", DJ Casper . . . 22.5%

 

3.  "Macarena", Los Del Rio . . . 17.6%

 

4.  "The Cupid Shuffle", Cupid . . . 16.5%

 

5.  "YMCA", Village People . . . 15.4%

 

6.  "Electric Boogie (Electric Slide)", Marcia Griffiths . . . 12.6%

 

7.  "Hokey Pokey" . . . 10.4%

 

8.  "Wobble", V.I.C. . . . 7.1%

 

9.  (Tie) "Happy" by Pharrell . . . 5.5%

     (Tie) "Shout" by the Isley Brothers . . . 5.5%

 

11.  "Love Shack", The B-52s . . . 4.9%

 

12.  "We Are Family", Sister Sledge . . . 4.4%

 

13.  (Tie) "Blurred Lines", Robin Thicke . . . 3.8%

       (Tie) "Celebration", Kool & the Gang

       (Tie) "Cotton Eye Joe", Rednex

       (Tie) "Dancing Queen", ABBA

       (Tie) "Don't Stop Believin'", Journey

       (Tie) "Single Ladies", Beyonc√©

       (Tie) "Sweet Caroline", Neil Diamond

       (Tie) "Turn Down for What", DJ Snake and Lil Jon

       (Tie) "Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae)", Silent√≥

 

22.  (Tie) "Hot in Herre", Nelly . . . 2.7%

       (Tie) "Mony Mony", Billy Idol

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