Have we lost our sense of fun, since the 80s?
If you'd have gone to any wedding before the turn of the century, the chances are that you'd have been exposed to some absolutely awful songs that everyone just had to instantly drop everything and shamelessly dance to.
Lately, we've become a bit too cool for all that. I don't know whether it's the age of the internet that's exposed people to a world of music outside of their naff local market radio morning show and their local DJ's record collection, or maybe we've just all developed some actual taste, but things have definitely changed. People have started to compile their own (Do not) playlists.
There are, however, some songs that generate far more tension among musos than others. Here are the most banned songs, according to DJs from around the world, including myself.
The Three Biggest Criminals
Now unfortunately, the third one is obviously SO bad, the video has been removed, and I can’t share it here, but I’m sure you’ll figure it out if I offer you this clue. To dance to it, you simply put your arms across your chest, then extend them out, Then do that, while turning ninety degrees, on the spot, again, and again, and again…..
The Worst Of The Rest
If the three songs above were not bad enough (WHO BANS THE MACARENA THOUGH, SERIOUSLY?!?!?) then these ones will definitely leave your dancefloor empty, according to the millions of brides and grooms around the globe.
Village People - YMCA.
VIC - Wobble.
Kool and the Gang - Celebration.
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive.
Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart.
Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe.
B52s - Love Shack.
Beyoncé - Single Ladies. (ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!?!)
Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines. (This one I totally get.)
Before you get all bridezilla because this list represents your curated Spotify playlist titled "Steffies OHMIGAWD This Is Like The Best List Of All Time Awesome Songs Ever That I Could Not Live Without", don't think you have to join in with adding these songs to your ban. It should be pointed out that pretty much all of the above songs have at one point or another been near the top of at least one list of requests I, and other DJ's, regularly have at gigs. Apart from the Birdie Song. Literally no one wants to have that played. If it's one that you insist on hearing, then you should feel very ashamed. And if you have the record, kill it. Kill it with fire, and pour acid over the meltings.