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These Are The Most Popular Wedding Songs Of 2022, According To Spotify

New data from Hitched reveals the songs that feature the most often on wedding playlists, including the most popular first dance songs.

Ed Sheeran is the most popular artist to feature across wedding playlists, appearing on more than 689 wedding playlists on Spotify

The most popular first dance song is “Perfect Duet” by Ed Sheeran featuring Beyonce, appearing on 203 first dance playlists and more than 351 wedding playlists

“Wannabe” by the Spice Girls is the most popular 90s track to feature in wedding playlists, appearing in 69 times

As the wedding industry continues to bounce back from two years of impacted weddings, experts at one of the UK’s leading wedding destinations, Hitched.co.uk have delved deep into Spotify’s millions of playlists to uncover which songs newlyweds will be bopping away to on the dancefloor this year.

To do this, Hitched used Spotify’s Playlist Miner to search for the most popular songs from the most popular public playlists that used the terms “weddings” and “first dance” within them and can reveal that the most popular wedding song for 2022 is Perfect Duet by Ed Sheeran featuring Beyonce.

Most Popular Wedding and First Dance Songs

#

TITLE

TOTAL COUNT OF TRACK*

ARTIST

1

Perfect Duet (Ed Sheeran & Beyonce)

351

Ed Sheeran

=2

Can’t Help Falling in Love

313

Haley Reinhardt

=2

Can’t Help Falling in Love

313

Elvis Presley

=2

Can’t Help Falling In Love

313

Kinna Grannis

3

Thinking out Loud

254

Ed Sheeran

4

Marry You

230

Bruno Mars

=5

Better Together

211

Jack Johnson

=5

Better Together

211

Luke Combs

6

all of Me

208

John Legend

7

I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)

207

whitney houston

8

This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)

185

Natalie Cole

9

A Thousand Years

180

Christina Perry

10

At Last

174

Etta James

*Total no of times the TRACK features across all playlists analyzed featuring key words “FIRST DANCE” or “WEDDING”

Perfect Duet features on more than 350 public playlists with the name “wedding” or “first dance” in the title, making it the most popular song to play at weddings this year. Ed Sheeran is also the most popular artist to feature on these public playlists, with his songs appearing over 689 times.

Following Perfect Duet is the song Can’t Help Falling in Love. Originally by Elvis Presley, three versions of this song feature in the top 100 wedding songs, proving how much of a favorite it is. The song features 313 times across the playlists analysed, including versions by Haley Reinhart (113 times) and Kina Grannis (48 times), though it’s Elvis’ original version that appears the most; 152 times.

The third-most popular wedding song is another by Ed Sheeran. Thinking Out Loud features 254 times across the playlists analysed. Rounding out the top five most popular songs are Marry You by Bruno Mars which appears 230 times, and Better Together by Jack Johnson which features 211 times. This is another track that has multiple versions in the top 100; While Jack Johnson’s original appears 167 times, a second version by Luke Combs also features in 44 playlists.

Most Popular Artists

#

ARTIST

TOTAL COUNT OF ARTIST**

TRACK

TOTAL COUNT OF TRACK*

1

Ed Sheeran

689

Perfect Duet (Ed Sheeran & Beyonce)

351

two

Bruno Mars

311

Marry You

230

3

Beyonce

307

Crazy In Love (feat. Jay-Z)

146

4

John Legend

264

all of Me

208

5

Dan + Shay

224

From the Ground Up

85

6

Jason Mraz

222

I’m Yours

100

7

James Arthur

183

Say You Won’t Let Go

150

8

Christina Perry

180

A Thousand Years

180

9

Chris Stapleton

179

Tennessee Whiskey

108

10

Elton John

172

Your Song

133

Appearing on over 680 wedding-related playlists is Ed Sheeran. While Perfect Duet is clearly the favourite, other songs by Sheeran featured within the top 100 include Thinking Out Loud (features 254 times), Tenerife Sea (48 times) and Shape of You (36 times). Following Ed is Bruno Mars with his songs by him appearing on over 311 playlists, and Beyoncé whose incredible catalog of work features on more than 307 wedding playlists.

Iconic Elton John is the longest-serving crooner on the list, with his songs appearing more than 170 times. Your Song is Elton’s most popular song, which features on 133 playlists. X Factor winner James Arthur is the third Brit to feature on the list, with his songs by him appearing on 183 wedding playlists, and track Say You Wo n’t Let Go appearing the most often (150 times).

Most Popular 90s Tracks

To celebrate 25 years of Hitched, Hitched also looked back 25 years to see which 90s tracks appear the most often on wedding playlists.

#

Track Name

Year of Release

ARTIST

TOTAL COUNT OF TRACK***

1

wannabe

nineteen ninety six

Spice Girls

69

two

no scrubs

1999

FTA

42

3

…Baby One More Time

1998

Britney Spears

39

4

Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It

1997

Will Smith

37

5

This Is How We Do It

nineteen ninety five

Montell Jordan

36

6

not diggity

nineteen ninety six

black street

35

7

Livin’ the crazy life

1999

Ricky Martin

3. 4

8

Believe

1998

cher

28

9

Mambo No. 5 (a Little Bit of…)

1999

Lou Bega

28

10

U Can’t Touch This

1990

MC Hammer

25

eleven

Man! I Feel Like A Woman!

1997

Shania Twain

25

12

Return of the Mack

nineteen ninety six

Mark Morrison

24

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