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Overplayed & Underwhelming: The Top 5 Songs That Need to Retire from Wedding Playlists

As a professional wedding photographer who has captured over 100 weddings, I've heard everything from classical pieces to modern hits. However, there are a few songs that have become my least favorite to hear at weddings due to their overplayed status. In this blog, I'll be sharing my top 5 least favorite songs to hear at weddings.

  1. Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars "Uptown Funk" was a chart-topping hit back in 2015, and it's been played at almost every wedding reception since then. While it's a great dance song, the constant repetition has made it lose its charm.

  2. Can't Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake This feel-good song was released in 2016 and quickly became a wedding staple. But after being played at every wedding for years, it's time to retire "Can't Stop the Feeling" from the reception playlist.

  3. Sugar by Maroon 5 "Sugar" was released in 2015 and became an instant hit, especially at weddings. However, it's become so overplayed that it's lost its magic, and many guests are now tired of hearing it.

  4. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran's romantic ballad "Thinking Out Loud" was released in 2014 and has been a popular wedding song ever since. However, its constant presence at receptions has made it lose its special meaning.

  5. Shake it Off by Taylor Swift "Shake it Off" is a fun, upbeat song that's perfect for getting guests on the dance floor. But after being played at every wedding for years, it's time to give it a break.

BONUS: EVERY FREAKING LINE DANCE SONG While line dances can be a fun way to get everyone on the dance floor, there are a few songs that have been overplayed to the point where they're no longer enjoyable. Songs like the "Cha Cha Slide," "Cupid Shuffle," and "Electric Slide" have become repetitive and predictable, and it's time to retire them from the wedding playlist.

In conclusion, while these songs were once great hits and crowd favorites, their constant presence at weddings has made them overplayed. Couples should consider branching out and adding new and fresh songs to their wedding playlist to keep the party going and the guests happy.

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