The First Dance: 2018 in review

We get asked all the time, “What’s the most popular song couples are choosing for their first dance?”. It’s hard to say, since every couple is unique and a first dance choice reflects their style, musical taste, and one-of-a-kind love story. Now that 2018 is nearly at a close, we decided to compile a list. Easily the most popular first dance of 2018 was Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect”. Both the solo version and the duet version, featuring Beyonce, racked up a total of 9 plays this year. Aside from Ed, Leon Bridges was exceptionally popular. Three of his hits, “Beyond”, “Here in my arms”, and “Coming Home”, combined for a total of 7 plays. If you look down the list, you’ll see that 3 couples chose “Stand By Me” all by different artists. Is it a coincidence that the top 3 all have a timeless, classic feel to them? Need some ideas for your own wedding, or just want to see what was hot in 2018? Take a look at the list below and listen on the embedded Spotify playlist.


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Top First Dance Songs 2018

Alphabetical

All around you - Sturgil Simpson 

All of Me - John Legend

Aquaman - Walk the Moon

Beautiful Crazy - Luke Combs 

Better Together - Jack Johnson 

Beyond - Leon Bridges

Bridge over troubled water - Simon and Garfunkel 

Can’t Help Falling in Love - Haley Reinhart 

Coming Home - Leon Bridges

Cover me up - Jason Isbell 

Forever Like that - Ben Rector 

From this Moment/Still the One - Caleb and Kelsey

Georgia on my mind - Ray Charles 

God, your mama, and me - Florida Georgia Line

Here in my arms - Leon Bridges 

Just the two of us - Bill Withers

Just the way you are - Billy Joel 

L-O-V-E Nat King Cole 

My girl - Temptations 

My prayer - Platters

Never in my wildest Dreams - Dan Auerbach 

Only You - Platters

Perfect - Ed Sheeran

Perfect - Ed Sheeran + Beyonce

Remedy - Adele 

Runaway - the Corrs

Runnin’ Home to you - Grant Gustin

Say you won’t let go - James Arthur

Stand by me - Ben E King

Stand by me - Drifters

Stand by me - Florence and the Machine 

Swept Away (sentimental version) - Avett Brothers

Tennessee Whiskey - Chris Stapleton 

The man in me - Bob Dylan

The One - Kodaline  

Wanted - Hunter Hayes

Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong 

When I said I do - Clint Black 

When you say nothing at all - Allison Krauss 

You and Me - Penny and the Quarters 

You are the best thing - Ray Lamontagne 

You make my dreams come true - Hall + Oates 


want to listen to the songs? Click on the spotify list below


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