Monday, July 17, 2017

This poll was not likely driven by Wisconsin wedding planners

Look what's #1!  

The Ultimate Playlist Of Banned Wedding Songs.  (FiveThirtyEight, 7/14/2017)
Line dances, kitsch, the cultural detritus of the disco era, dictated choreography and the far-longer-than-you-thought-it-was “Love Shack.” Some songs make the list for their vulgarity, but the most contemptible are singled out for their very banality: The “Chicken Dance” is done. The “Hokey Pokey” is over. The “Macarena” es muy, muy mala.

1. At the wedding dance, a polka is mandatory 
Sure, the DJ’s playlist might otherwise be dominated by such timeless classics as “The Electric Slide” and “Baby Got Back,” but if you really want to get everyone on the dance floor, fire up the “Beer Barrel Polka.” Credit the dance’s popularity to the large share of Wisconsinites with Polish and German roots. 
2. So is the “Chicken Dance” 
Something about being around two lovebirds makes us shake our wings, wiggle our tails, and clap-clap-clap-clap. Either that, or it’s the beer. Yeah, it’s probably the beer.

Having great time.

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