May 11, 2016
Your wedding is going to be one of the happiest of your life. Unless you’re taking part in Don’t Tell the Bride, that’s just a guaranteed fact. A big part of your wedding day is that all important first dance and deciding which song you will share with your new husband or bride. Do you want to go for a classic, a current top 40 hit or perhaps a dodgy track by the local band you saw on your first date? Perhaps you have no idea at all, so we are here to offer up some inspiration in the form of the most popular first dance wedding songs.
Before we list them here, we feel we should point out that this is as close to scientific as it gets because the data comes from Spotify, who analysed over 12,000 wedding playlists on their streaming service to find out just what newlyweds are dancing to. Without further ado then, in order, here is the global list of the most popular first dance wedding songs.
You'll notice that Ed Sheeran has two songs in the top ten, whilst 'Can't Help Falling In Love' features twice, sang by two different artists. As for our choice? Well, we're particularly fond of Bright Eyes' First Day of My Life (especially that wonderful video) and Ben Folds' The Luckiest.
“Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheeran
"At Last" - Etta James
"Can't Help Falling In Love" - Elvis Presley & the Jordanaires
"Marry Me" - Train
"Tenerife Sea" - Ed Sheeran
"You Are the Best Thing" - Ray LaMontagne
"First Day of My Life" - Bright Eyes
"Make You Feel My Love" - Adele
"Everything" - Michael Bublé
"Lucky" - Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
"Can't Help Falling in Love" - Ingrid Michaelson
"Better Together" - Jack Johnson
"God Gave Me You" - Blake Shelton
"Come Away With Me" - Norah Jones
"The Luckiest" - Ben Folds
If you are wanting your first dance to be one of these tracks or perhaps something else – and you aren’t hiring a DJ for your wedding – it’s best to inform the band ahead of time so that they can learn it. Musicians and bands are normally more than happy to do so!
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