Spotify reveals the most popular songs for weddings
Monday 11 July 2016: As millions of couples around the globe prepare to walk down the aisle this wedding season, Spotify can reveal that Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud tops the list as the most popular ‘first dance’ song in the UK.
Spotify analysed the thousands of playlists named ‘first dance’, to compile the top 10 most popular ‘first dance’ tracks for weddings:
- Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
- Etta James – At Last
- John Legend – All of Me
- Lonestar – Amazed
- Jack Johnson – Better Together
- Al Green – Let’s Stay Together
- Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
- Adele – Make You Feel My Love
- Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
- The Goo Goo Dolls – Iris
At Last by Etta James had previously been the leading choice amongst Spotify users before Ed Sheeran’s global hit was released. Thinking Out Loud currently has 683 million streams and is the third most-streamed track of all time on Spotify. A playlist of the global top 50 is available here: Top 50 First Dance Songs
Spotify can also reveal that there are more than 6.7 million wedding-themed playlists. Spotify has identified that these playlists are most commonly streamed over the third weekend of July, which would suggest that this coming weekend is set to be the most popular weekend of the year for weddings worldwide.
Spotify also took a look at ‘wedding reception’ playlists, and discovered that Journey’s classic Don’t Stop Believin’ was the most popular wedding party track, beating The Black Eyed Peas’ I Gotta Feeling and Bruno Mars’ Marry You to the top spot. You can find the top 50 in this playlist: Top 50 Wedding Reception Songs
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