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11 January 2020, 13:47 | Updated: 15 January 2020, 15:16
Many of the top wedding songs from 2019 are likely to stay popular in 2020.
Looking at the trends from 2019 hen and stag company chillisauce polled more than 5,000 recently married UK respondents over the age of 18 to determine the Most Popular Wedding Ceremony Songs and First Dance Songs.
‘A Thousand Years’ by Christina Perri was the top ceremony song, with ‘Thinking Out Loud’ by Ed Sheeran following.
Respondents were asked what they chose as their ceremony song to walk down the aisle to, with the following 10 found to be the most popular choices:
1. A Thousand Years by Christina Perri – 13%
2. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran – 11%
3. Here Comes The Sun by The Beatles – 9%
4. Your Song by Ellie Goulding – 9%
5. Marry You by Bruno Mars – 8%
6. Tale as Old as Time from Beauty and the Beast 6%
7. Kissing You by Des’ree – 6%
8. Iris by The Goo Goo Dolls – 4%
9. Shallow by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – 3%
10. Songbird by Fleetwood Mac – 2%
When asked what they chose for their first dance, the following 10 tunes were the most commonly provided:
1. Perfect by Ed Sheeran –14%
2. Rewrite The Stars by Zac Efron and Zendaya – 12%
3. All of You by John Legend – 8%
4. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran – 6%
5. Your Song by Elton John – 6%
6. Shallow by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – 5%
7. Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol – 4%
8. Marry You by Bruno Mars – 3%
9. Make You Feel My Love by Adele – 3%
10. At Last by Etta James – 2%
Two-fifths (40%) admitted to taking dance lessons in preparation for their first dance, and a further one in 15 (7%) planned a flash mob with family members and/or friends.
The survey also reveal one in five newly-weds fell out with family to their wedding, with the main reason discovered to be invitation issues such as not being allowed a plus one. Nearly 40% said said the drama started at the ceremony, including due to seating arrangements, bringing children when they were asked not to or wearing white.