Need ideas for a first dance song for your wedding? Here’s the latest information.

Every spring, someone offers up a new survey of songs that could be used as first dances for weddings. I get dozens of emails asking for suggestions, too.

This year, a British insurance broker (yes, it’s another commercial masquerading as a study) commissioned someone to look at what first dance songs are most popular. They dug through 998 Spotify playlists with the keywords “wedding first dance.” Here are the results for Spring 2022.

1Thinking out LoudEd Sheeran
2PerfectEd Sheeran
3All of MeJohn Legend
4At LastEtta James
5Can’t Help Falling in LoveElvis Presley
6Say You Won’t Let GoJames Arthur
7You Are the Best ThingRay LaMontagne
8Can’t Help Falling in LoveHaley Reinhart
9Your SongElton John
10Perfect Duet (Ed Sheeran & Beyoncé)Ed Sheeran


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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3 thoughts on “Need ideas for a first dance song for your wedding? Here’s the latest information.

  • We danced to Alan Doyle’s “I Can’t Dance Without You”! Such a fun song.

  • Lost Together- Blue Rodeo
    CanCon wins the day people….

  • Van Morrison “Have I told you lately”


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