Wedding season is in full swing, and as we all know there’s nothing like a good playlist to make the wedding guests happy.
Streaming giant Spotify has released an analysis of 400,000 wedding-themed playlists from users around the world, and at the moment it turns out that Ed Sheeran is holding down the fort at first place during our first dances.
Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” is the most popular song to accompany the traditional bride and groom dance.
The song’s sentiment about Sheeran’s undying devotion to a soulmate certainly strikes a chord. “Long after my hair’s all but gone and my memory fades/ And the crowds don’t remember my name.”
Sheeran’s song eclipsed the second most popular song, Etta James’ timeless classic, “At Last”.
Who else made the list? Elvis’ “Can’t Help Falling In Love”, Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years”, Jason Mraz’s “I Won’t Give Up”, Michael Buble’s “Everything” and, pop rockers Train’s “Marry Me”.
Surprisingly, indie rocker Bright Eyes’ “First Day of My Life” cracked the top 15 along with Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” nearly 50 years after its release.
With the slow dance out of the way, here comes the party. Spotify revealed that, the old standby, Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” is high on the list and so is the Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling”, Bruno Mars’ “Marry You”, and Outkast’s “Hey
Spotify analyzed 6.7 million wedding-themed playlists and came to the conclusion that we’ve also been dancing away to to playlists that include Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love”, Bryan Adams’ “Summer of ’69”, synth-poppers A-Ha’s “Take On Me”, helmeted Frenchmen Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”, and Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”. With the addition of classic tracks by artists like The Pointer Sisters, Spice Girls, the Jackson 5, Earth, Wind & Fire, and more, it’s sure to be a packed dance floor at most weddings this summer.
Check out Spotify’s Playlist below: