WEDDING SONGS: Ed Sheeran Tops the List

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Weddings are a big topic this weekend with the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday.

Spotify has just released its list of the Top Wedding Songs and Top First Dance Songs. The online streaming giant crunched the numbers based on how many playlists have the words “wedding” or “first dance” in the title.

The Top 10 Wedding Songs:

  1. “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
  2. “Marry You” by Bruno Mars
  3. “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran
  4. “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” by Whitney Houston
  5. “All of Me” by John Legend
  6. “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars
  7. “My Girl” by The Temptations
  8. “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri
  9. “Marry Me” by Train
  10. “You Make My Dreams” by Daryl Hall and John Oates

When we told John Oates one of their songs made the list, he replied, "Weddings are a celebration of love and happiness... Our song is a feel-good expression of the same thing with a great groove."

The Top 10 First Dances:

  • “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran
  • “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
  • “At Last” by Etta James
  • “All of Me” by John Legend
  • “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley
  • “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri
  • “You Are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne
  • "I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz
  • “How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding
  • “Perfect Duet” by Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé

Not to be ignored, Brides magazine compiled its list of Top Wedding Songs, compiled from the pop charts of the '70s, '80s and '90s.

  • 1999: "Amazed" by Lonestar
  • 1998: "Don't Want to Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith
  • 1997: "I'll Be" by Edwin McCain
  • 1996: "Because You Loved Me" by Celine Dion
  • 1995: "Kiss From a Rose" by Seal
  • 1994: "Endless Love" by Luther Vandross featuring Mariah Carey
  • 1993: "Have I Told You Lately" by Rod Stewart
  • 1992: "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston
  • 1991: "Save the Best for Last" by Vanessa Williams
  • 1990: "More Than Words" by Extreme
  • 1989: "Have I Told You Lately" by Van Morrison
  • 1988: "Giving You the Best I Got" by Anita Baker
  • 1987: "(I've Had) the Time of My Life" by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
  • 1986: "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel
  • 1985: "Greatest Love of All" by Whitney Houston
  • 1984: "I Want to Know What Love Is" by Foreigner
  • 1983: "Stuck on You" by Lionel Richie
  • 1982: "Up Where We Belong" by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes
  • 1981: "Endless Love" by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross
  • 1980: “The Biggest Part of Me” by Ambrosia
  • 1979: "Reunited" by Peaches & Herb
  • 1978: "Three Times a Lady" by The Commodores
  • 1977: "Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton
  • 1976: "Always and Forever" by Heatwave
  • 1975: "This Will Be" by Natalie Cole
  • 1974: "You Are So Beautiful" by Joe Cocker
  • 1973: "Just You 'n' Me" by Chicago
  • 1972: "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" by Stevie Wonder
  • 1971: "Color My World" by Chicago
  • 1970: "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" by Stevie Wonder

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