Cupid Shuffle, Celebration, Wobble, Electric Slide, We Are Family, Don't Stop Believing, the list goes on and on. I understand, your reception is too classy for the "cheesy" songs. I get it. You hear them at every wedding. I know. I've been doing this for 10+ years, you think I wanna hear the Cupid Shuffle again?!
Songs get deemed "cheesy" because they're played at "every wedding." Well, I'm here to tell you, there's a reason they get played at all those weddings: THEY WORK. PEOPLE DANCE. Believe me, I would rather put a hot fork in my eyeball than play the Electric Slide again, but I know there's a demographic at your reception who will ONLY dance to that. And it's my job to get them on the dance floor. So..."it's electric!!"
My job is to get people on the dance floor, and these songs work. Don't be afraid of them. The ceremony is about you and and your husband (or wife, but I assume brides are reading this and grooms are still asking "what's the date of the wedding again?"), but the reception is about your guests. I'm sorry, but it's the truth. Your guests must have a good time, there must be dancing, even if it means playing the dreaded YMCA. Don't cut me off at the knees by filling the "Do Not Play" list with "cheesy" songs. Your guests will thank you for it. It may sound harsh, but your guests don't care that you and your spouse know the coolest, hippest indie rock music on the planet. They want to dance and party.
CAVEAT: **I WILL NEVER PLAY THE CHICKEN DANCE. UNLESS THE BRIDE WALKS UP TO MY FACE AND SAYS "PLAY THE CHICKEN DANCE" IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN AT A WEDDING I'M DJ'ING**