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The Most Overplayed Weddings Songs - And What We Like To Play Instead

After a year of isolation throughout the covid-19 pandemic, it's fair to say everyone is ready to get out of the house and party.

So to all the brides and grooms out there planning their weddings in a post-2020 world...ALL EYES ARE ON YOU!

It is IMPERATIVE that your wedding playlist is up to par.

Your guests will have high expectations as they prepare to get off the couch, and make there way out to the dance floor. After all- they've been deprived of such an event for far to long!

The best way to achieve this is avoid playing all those overplayed (and overrated) songs that everyone and their mother is tired of hearing.

Instead, give them a refreshing new playlist that will have them crying, laughing and dancing the night away.

Overplayed Grand Entrance / Introduction Song

I Gotta Feeling - The Black Eyed Peas

Let's be real.

This 2009 Black Eyed Peas classic is upbeat, fun, and always gets the crowd energized.

That being said, it is also obnoxiously overdone. Choosing this song for your grand entrance lacks originality.

We won't blame you for it, but it's a missed opportunity to do something different.

Instead, try using one of these equally entertaining, yet more unique choices instead:

Love on Top by Beyonce

Can't Stop The Feeling by Justin Timberlake

You're my Best Friend by Queen

I'm Coming Out by Diana Ross


Overplayed First Dance Song

Perfect by Ed Sheeran

Don't get us wrong, Ed Sheeran is an absolutely prolific.

His songs have all the makings of excellent, romantic, wedding ballads.

Because of this, everyone in the past five years or so has incorporated this music into their wedding at some point or another.

Avoid looking (and sounding) like every other couple and consider a few of these alternatives:

500 Miles by Sleeping at Last

Amazed by Lonestar

Like Im Gonna Lose You by Jasmine Thompson

The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra


Overplayed Father-Daughter Dance Song

I Loved Her First by Heartland

This song may take the cake as one of the most consistently overplayed wedding songs over the last decade. It's time for a change!

Try picking something meaningful and close to the heart, or use these options for inspiration.

Isn't She Lovely by Stevie Wonder

The Way You Do The Things You Do by The Temptations

Always, in All Ways by Kenny Loggins

The Best Day by Taylor Swift

Gracie by Ben Folds


Overplayed Last Dance Song

Closing Time by Semisonic

Sure, it's funny.

We've even been known to drop remixes of it from time to time, and it's sure to get the message across.

That being said, playing this while the lights come up is overdone and unoriginal.

Try mixing it up and playing one of these other jams that sends the same message- and will make your guests smile!

Bye Bye Bye by NSYNC

Say Goodbye by Chris Brown

Leave (Get Out) by Jojo

Take A Bow by Rihanna

And that's it! Tell your DJ to play some of these jams instead of that same old, boring and tired setlist she keeps on leaning on.

Or, if you are looking for a DJ yourself, reach out to our team to see if we are a good fit for your and your wedding!

Do you have some overplayed wedding songs that come to mind?

Perhaps you can even think of a fun alternative? Let us know in the comments below!

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Let our team of event professionals go above and beyond to co-create the perfect vibe for your perfect evening.

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