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The 9 most popular first dance songs for weddings (Updated May 2020)

2 MARCH 2020
Blog post by Adam Southall
Estimated read time: 2 minutes

To devise this list, we conducted extensive research on the weddings booked via FixTheMusic, but we also created our own survey which was completed by several hundred brides in the UK.

Although some of the weddings have not yet taken place, nearly all the couples have decided on their first dance song. Here we present the most 9 most popular wedding first dance songs.

What do you think makes a great wedding first dance song? Let us know in the comments section below!

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So here are the most popular first dance songs for weddings (Updated May 2020)

1. Perfect by Ed Sheeran
2. All Of Me by John Legend
3. Marry You by Bruno Mars
4. At Last by Etta James
5. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
6. I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz
7. A Thousand Years by Christina Perri
8. Marry Me by Train
9. How Long Will I Love You by Ellie Goulding


Have a look at the official music videos for these songs...

1. Perfect by Ed Sheeran


2. All Of Me by John Legend


3. Marry You by Bruno Mars


4. At Last by Etta James


5. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran


6. I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz


7. A Thousand Years by Christina Perri


8. Marry Me by Train


9. How Long Will I Love You by Ellie Goulding


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— Adam is a co-founder of FixTheMusic and works on everything from copywriting and marketing to design and user experience. He studied Music at Cambridge University. Adam is a keen pianist and also learned cello and trumpet from an early age.