Weddings are indeed a very personal event and who is to say what people should or should not do on their day. Nevertheless, it is always interesting to see what folks consider to be their music for their special day. Frankly, opinions are all over the map but Spotify has perhaps helped us say a nearly unanimous “yes” to a master wedding list. You see Spotify recently released its list of the purported top wedding songs based on its analysis of more than 400,000 wedding-themed playlists from users around the world.  What is interesting about it is who is on the list along with who is not on the list.  Here is their top 8 wedding songs:

  1. All Of Me, John Legend (2013)
  2. Marry You, Bruno Mars (2011)
  3. Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran (2014)
  4. A Thousand Years, Christina Perri (2011)
  5. Ho Hey, The Lumineers (2012)
  6. Marry Me, Train (2010)
  7. Lucky, Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillat (2009)
  8. You Are The Best Thing, Ray LaMontagne (2008)

According to their research Jason Mraz is the world’s favorite for matrimonial music with Mraz logging two tracks in the global top 20.

In terms of the eight most popular first dance songs, according to Spotify, they are:

  1. Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran (2014)
  2. At Last, Etta James (1961)
  3. Can’t Help Falling In Love, Elvis Presley (1961)
  4. Marry Me, Train (2010)
  5. Tenerife Sea, Ed Sheeran (2014)
  6. You Are The Best Thing, Ray LaMontagne (2008)
  7. First Day Of My Life, Bright Eyes (2005)
  8. Make You Feel My Love, Adele (2008)

Despite your opinion on the subject of wedding musical selections, one thing that we can agree on is Ed Sheeran’s strong nuptial presence.  His well written and emotionally laden Thinking Out Loud ranked high on both lists and it is worth noting that the track is only a year old.  Impressive work to say the least from the young songwriter and performer.





Tell us your wedding song and first dance selection.  Do you agree with Spotify?







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