These are the 20 most banned wedding songs, according to DJs

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Weddings are just great aren't they?

Once the ceremony and the meal are over comes the reception which can really go either way depending on what music is played by the DJ.

With the wedding season currently in full swing, US polling website FiveThirtyEight have taken it upon themselves to discover what songs are banned by couples at their wedding.

Their survey consulted more than two dozen DJs, who have spun records at close to 200 weddings, in order to find the most maligned tracks.

Winning the poll with a 23.1 percent share, was the incredibly annoying 'Chicken Dance'.

Tailing that were a series of cheesy disco classics, which you're probably sick to death of hearing now, like the 'Cha-Cha Slide', 'Macarena', 'Cupid Shuffle', 'YMCA', 'Electric Boogie', 'Hokey Pokey' and 'Wobble'.

We can see why these are considered uninspired choices but at least everyone would know the dance moves, right?

New Jersey wedding DJ Gregg Hollmann told the website:

[Some songs] are perceived as overplayed, cliche and perhaps cheesy. Wedding couples want to be unique.

Line dances and songs with inappropriate lyrics are also, understandably, avoided.

However Hollmann did add that some of these unspeakable songs that include dance instructions are sometimes have to be included if you want people to get on their feet.

Many of these popular wedding songs also populate the ‘must play’ list — because they are fun and work on dance floors!

Coming in at joint ninth is 'Shout' by The Isley Brothers which isn't a bad song by any stretch of the imagination.

Amazingly, sharing that ninth position is 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams.

Other notable songs that made up the top 20 include 'Love Shack' by The B-52's, 'We Are Family' by Sister Sledge, 'Celebration' by Kool & the Gang, 'Dancing Queen' by Abba and 'Don't Stop Believin' by Journey.

Whilst those might be obvious choices for a wedding and we'd love to hear a bit more variety, it's staggering that 'Single Ladies' by Beyonce also crept into the top 20.

Have we really got to a point where we are rejecting Beyonce songs? Shame on you wedding DJs.

Some couples have even go as far as to ban the work of entire artists from their weddings. These include Backstreet Boys, Bruno Mars, Rick James and Rihanna.

Topping this list though was everyone's favourite Canadian pop-star, turned hell raiser, Justin Bieber, who was banned from 6 percent of weddings.

If that type of restriction wasn't enough, even certain genres have been banned from weddings with country (10 percent) and rap (3 percent) being the main offenders.

HT Five Thirty Eight Yahoo

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