If you are planning your wedding reception, you are probably looking for some good music to play throughout the event and during the dance session. So in 2012, what are newlyweds and their guests dancing to on their wedding day? Apparently it’s LMFAO‘s “Party Rock Anthem”… Go figure.
Recently, Spotify, a digital music service pulled data from almost 66,000 user-created wedding playlists to find out which songs brides and grooms all over the world were listening and dancing to on their weddings. Leading the pack was LMFAO’s high energy song, “Party Rock Anthem”.
The other songs which rounded out the top five tracks include the power ballad “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey, “Marry Me” by Train, “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the well known romantic classic, “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong.
According to data released by Spotify in 2011, they experienced a 390% increase in the number of wedding playlists created from April to May (peak wedding season). They also saw a nearly 70% of all playlists were created by men, not women. Analysts believe these lists are probably created by grooms or best men.
From this data, it is clear that interactive wedding playlists are most likely here to stay. Angela Watts, VP of Global Communications for Spotify had this to say in a recent press release: “It makes sense that so many are now using the service to create their wedding playlist. Couples want their family and friends to be part of the celebrations, and often invite guests to submit their favorite tracks before the event”.
Here is the complete list of the most popular songs being played at weddings. You too can create a custom wedding playlists by visiting Spotify.com.
- Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO
- Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
- Marry Me – Train
- Home – Edward Sharpe
- What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
- Marry You – Bruno Mars
- Lucky – Jason Mraz & Colbie Callet
- Make You Feel My Love – Adele
- I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
- I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas
- Better Together – Jack Johnson
- Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
- Forever – Chris Brown
- Just The Way You Are – Chris Brown
- We Found Love – Rihanna
- Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People
- Cupid Shuffle – Cupid
- Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
- Everything – Michael Buble