‘Chicken Dance’ Tops List of Most Banned Wedding Songs
Agreeing on a playlist for your wedding dance is kind of a big deal. And it appears there’s a good deal of songs that couples just don’t want to be played - at all - on their big day under any circumstances. The good folks at fivethirtyeight.com took a survey of a couple a dozen DJs spanning over 200 weddings and have a compiled a list of the list of songs that are the most banned at wedding dances- and there are more than a few surprises.
For example 'Sweet Caroline' by Neil Diamond, 'Don’t Stop Believing' by Journey, and apparently, we will not "bang, bang on the door, baby" because Love Shack by the B-52s squeaked in at number 11. And that goes for you too, Mony Mony and Cotton-Eyed Joe.
Here's the top 10:
1. Chicken dance
2. Cha-cha slide
4. Cupid shuffle
6. Electric Boogie
7. Hokey pokey
OK, seriously, most of those songs were played at our wedding! And Celebration, Sweet Home Alabama, Footloose, and Brown-Eyed Girl were mandatory on our big day. Does that make us weird?
Check out the entire list here.