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Updated on Nov 17, 2019. Posted on Jul 24, 2018

This List Of The Most-Banned Wedding Songs Is About What You'd Expect

Somebody tell me who is banning "Hot in Herre" from their reception, because I need to have a word with them.

The dance floor is, for many, what makes or breaks a wedding reception.

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As such, music choices are KEY. Most couples will provide a "must-play" list and a "do not play" list of songs to their DJ in order to avoid catastrophe.

THIS WEDDING DJ IS PLAYING THE CUPID SHUFFLE ON VINYL I HATE THIS

FiveThirtyEight decided, in the name of science I guess, to survey wedding DJs and find out which songs were banned the most in recent years.

Here are the songs that couples most frequently ban from wedding receptions: https://t.co/TBbpGnHro0

The top 10 is pretty revealing. Almost one out of every four weddings refuses to allow the "Chicken Dance" to play.

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Songs with built-in choreography generally round out the top ten, with the likes of the "Cha-Cha Slide," "Macarena," "Cupid Shuffle," "Electric Slide," and "YMCA" all making the list. Apparently, people are also really done with "Shout" and "Happy."

Other choices make sense, too. "Blurred Lines" was not only overplayed, but also had questionable lyrics. And memes aside, nobody really needs to hear "Cotton Eye Joe" at a wedding.

But I have some complaints. What's wrong with ABBA?

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And I'm pretty sure "Hot in Herre" will still get a bunch of drunk Millennials/Gen X-ers excited.

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Check out FiveThirtyEight for the full list. What was (or would go) on your wedding's "DO NOT PLAY" list? Let us know in the comments!