Ideas & Inspiration

This Was The Most Popular Wedding Song The Year You Were Born

By Katie Stow

Ideas & Inspiration

This Was The Most Popular Wedding Song The Year You Were Born


There’s no doubt that the first dance song is a pivotal musical moment that is forever cemented in your history as a couple. It’s the track you whip out on your anniversary and when it plays on the radio, it brings back a beautiful smile about that amazing moment with your husband (and probably some hilarious memories of Aunt Edna busting some shapes on the dancefloor).

But do you know the most popular first dance wedding song from the year you were born? We’re winding back the clock to the 60s to see what loved-up couples were celebrating their brand new marriage with and moving right through to last year’s most popular wedding tune.

(We dare you to guess the song before you scroll.)

First Dance Wedding Songs From The 60s

1960: “At Last” by Etta James

1961: “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley

1962: “Bring It on Home to Me” by Sam Cooke

1963: “Do You Want to Know a Secret” by the Beatles

1964: “Be My Baby” by the Ronettes

1965: “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers

1966: “When a Man Loves a Woman” by Percy Sledge

1967: “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

1968: “You’re All I Need to Get By” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

1969: “The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face” by Roberta Flack

First Dance Wedding Songs From The 70s

1970: “Signed, Sealed, Delivered…I’m Yours” by Stevie Wonder

1971: “Colour My World” by Chicago

1972: “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” by Stevie Wonder

1973: “Just You ‘n’ Me” by Chicago

1974: “You Are So Beautiful” by Joe Cocker

1975: “This Will Be” by Natalie Cole

1976: “Always and Forever” by Heatwave

1977: “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton

1978: “Three Times a Lady” by Commodores

1979: “Reunited” by Peaches & Herb

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First Dance Wedding Songs From The 80s

1980: “The Biggest Part of Me” by Ambrosia

1981: “Endless Love” by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross

1982: “Up Where We Belong” by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes

1983: “Stuck on You” by Lionel Richie

1984: “I Want to Know What Love Is” by Foreigner

1985: “Greatest Love of All” by Whitney Houston

1986: “In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel

1987: “(I’ve Had) the Time of My Life” by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes

1988: “Giving You the Best That I Got” by Anita Baker

1989: “Have I Told You Lately” by Van Morrison

First Dance Wedding Songs From The 90s

1990: “More Than Words” by Extreme

1991: “Save the Best for Last” by Vanessa Williams

1992: “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston

1993: “Have I Told You Lately” by Rod Stewart

1994: “Endless Love” by Luther Vandross, featuring Mariah Carey

1995: “Kiss From a Rose” by Seal

1996: “Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion

1997: “I’ll Be” by Edwin McCain

1998: “Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith

1999: “Amazed” by Lonestar


First Dance Wedding Songs From The 00s

2000: “My Everything” by 98 Degrees

2001: “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds

2002: “A Moment Like This” by Kelly Clarkson

2003: “Crazy in Love” by Beyoncé, featuring Jay Z

2004: “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts

2005: “First Day of My Life” by Bright Eyes

2006: “For You I Will (Confidence)” Teddy Geiger

2007: “Everything” by Michael Bublé

2008: “Lucky” by Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat

2009: “Marry Me” by Train

First Dance Wedding Songs From The 10s

2010: “Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars

2011: “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri

2012: “Ho Hey” by the Lumineers

2013: “All of Me” by John Legend

2014: “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran

2015: “Sugar” by Maroon 5

2016: “Love on the Brain” by Rihanna

2017: “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran

2018: “Speechless” by Dan + Shay

2019: “Lover” by Taylor Swift

2020: “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds



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