The 23 Most Hated Wedding Songs

posted by Shelby Mitchell - 

The 23 Most-Banned Wedding Songs

"The Chicken Dance" tops a list of the most-banned wedding songs.  It's nixed from 23.1% of receptions.  "The Cha-Cha Slide" is the second-most banned, followed by "Macarena", "The Cupid Shuffle", and "YMCA"

We're still the middle of wedding season, and if you're not a "wedding person," you'll appreciate another look at this list of the 'Most-Banned Wedding Songs.' They're mostly the ones that have cheesy choreographed dances, which make receptions unbearable for non-wedding folks. However, if you ARE a "wedding person," (like me!)  you'll probably be outraged, because these are the ones you most LOOK FORWARD to!

The people at FiveThirtyEight.com asked more than two dozen DJs, who'd worked hundreds of weddings, what songs couples most often banned.  It's not scientific . . . 

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", Beyoncé

       (Tie) "Sweet Caroline", Neil Diamond

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

       (Tie) "Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae)", Silentó

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

       (Tie) "Mony Mony", Billy Idol

(Hit up FiveThirtyEight.com for the full Top 48.  Technically, this data was originally released last summer . . . but it's still relevant, although Ed Sheeran might have cracked the list if it was done this summer.)

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