The Most Popular Wedding First Dance Songs Of 2019

Some wedding traditions have gone out style over time, but a special first dance between the bride and groom has remained popular.

Ninety-two percent of newlyweds shared a first dance at their weddings in 2018, according to WeddingWire's 2019 Newlywed Report, which surveyed over 18,000 newlyweds from 2018.

The report also found that 46% of couples pick a song that reflects their relationship or how they met, while 41% dance to a tune that is a personal favorite.

"Speechless," released by Dan + Shay in 2018, was one of the most popular first dance songs for 2019, according to WeddingWire Senior Editor Kim Forrest.

 

The song's lyrics almost seem like they were written with newlyweds in mind, and the music video is actually a compilation of wedding footage.

Although the sweet lyrics and country genre make it a good pick regardless, Forrest speculates those aren't the only reasons it's popular as a first dance song.

"Dan + Shay actually played this song live during Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner's Las Vegas wedding, which may play into its popularity," she told Insider.

Forrest told Insider that 2018's "Good As You" by Kane Brown was also a favorite first dance song for newlyweds in 2019.

 

The "Good As You" lyrics are very romantic, with the singer speaking of his future with his significant other in the song.

"We particularly like that it's a shorter tune, so your guests are less likely to get bored during newlyweds' first dances," Forrest said, explaining why the song is a good choice.

"Love Someone" by Lukas Graham, a 2018 pop song, was also a top pick for first dances in 2019, according to Forrest.

 

"This is a relatively new, personal favorite for first dance songs," she told Insider.

"It's got a great rhythm and lyrics that are sweet but not too sappy," Forrest said.

Forrest also told Insider that some songs that were popular for first dances in 2018 haven't been as big in 2019, like Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud," which was first released in 2014.

 

Forrest explained that the song has been popular for years, especially as a first dance song.

The tune looks at love as a lifelong commitment: "And darling I will be loving you 'til we're 70/ And baby my heart could still fall as hard at 23," Sheeran sings.

John Legend and Cynthia Erivo's cover of The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" rose in popularity for 2019.

 

The song was originally released in 1966, while Legend and Erivo's cover came out in 2017.

The titular lyric, "God only knows what I'd be without you," speaks to the lifelong choice couples are making on their wedding days.

Ed Sheeran's "Perfect" featuring Beyoncé was also a common first dance song in 2019.

 

"Perfect" also seems like it was made with weddings in mind, and Beyoncé's addition to the melody only increased its romance.

Feel free to read more from the Newlywed Report RIGHT HERE.

Believe it or not, I can't remember what my first dance song was at my wedding. No idea. I do remember walking down the aisle as man & wife to "How Long Will I Love You" by Jon Boden, Sam Sweeney and Ben Coleman. It's from the movie About Time.

 

What was your first dance song?

-Jay

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