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The best (and worst) wedding songs, according to DJs and singers

Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune on

Published in Entertainment News

MINNEAPOLIS — If you've been to a lot of weddings, you've probably seen it happen.

The couple walk out to the dance floor, gazing sweetly into each other's eyes. Whitney Houston's or Dolly Parton's divine voice fills the room. Mom and most of the aunts immediately start bawling. The first chorus comes up, and everyone sings along in their head. And some (often unfortunately) sing it out loud:

"I-I-I-I will always love you."

But then comes this part:

"So goodbye. Please don't cry. We both know I'm not what you need."

Say what now?

 

As a professional events DJ for 10 years, Kelsey Burns has seen awkward moments like this too many times.

"Everyone knows and loves to belt out the chorus," Burns said. "But it's about a breakup!"

This is why input from a professional can come in handy when it comes to wedding music.

You don't want Whitney telling you that splitting up is a good thing. You don't want Adele asking to find someone (else) like you. Not to mention, you don't want tender-eared great aunts storming out in a huff because Missy Elliott or 2 Live Crew seemed like a fun jam to pack the dance floor.

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