The Top 10 First Dance Songs

Is your first dance track on the list?

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Your and your new spouse's first dance tune is generally decided because of its significance to you as a couple or a beautiful memory. It's also a song that will be etched in your memory for years to come and will happily draw you back to that special moment every time you hear it.

Spotify has revealed the most popular first dance songs in New Zealand and around the world, and it's no surprise that Ed Sheeran’s voice is the one that most couples choose to be the soundtrack to their first steps of married life.

In New Zealand, the most popular ‘first dance’ songs include:

1.    Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud

2.    Etta James - At Last

3.    John Legend - All of Me

4.    Michael Buble - Everything

5.    Christina Perri - A Thousand Years

6.    Jack Johnson - Better Together

7.    Al Green - Let's Stay Together

8.    Jason Mraz - I Won't Give Up

9.    Ed Sheeran - Tenerife Sea

10.  Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling in Love

The most popular first dance wedding songs worldwide:

1.    Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud

2.    Etta James - At Last

3.    Ray LaMontagne - You Are The Best Thing

4.    John Legend - All of Me

5.    Christina Perri - A Thousand Years

6.    Adele - Make You Feel My Love

7.    Jason Mraz - I Won’t Give Up

8.    Michael Bublé - Everything

9.    Jack Johnson - Better Together

10. Lonestar - Amazed

Spotify also took a look at wedding reception playlists, and found that Journey’s classic, "Don’t Stop Believin" was the most popular wedding party track, beating The Black Eyed Peas’, "I Gotta Feeling" and Bruno Mars’, "Marry You" to the top spot.

The most popular wedding reception playlists in New Zealand include:

Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk
The Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)
Beyoncé - Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
OutKast - Hey Ya!
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Beyoncé - Crazy In Love
Rihanna - We Found Love
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean


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