REVEALED: The Most Popular First Dance Choices for 2017

ONE IN SEVEN couples are set to have Ed Sheeran for their first dance…

Have you picked your first dance song yet? This study may help you choose – or totally change your mind.

What will you be dancing to?
What will you be dancing to?

Ed Sheeran was the most popular artist when it came to first dance songs in 2016, and what a surprise – he’s topped the bill again in 2017. A survery by Voucher Codes Pro revealed that an incredible one in seven couples will be sharing their first dance as newlyweds to an Ed Sheeran tune.

John Legend and Adele shared the second spot, with 9% of brides and grooms revealing they planned to dance to their music on their wedding day. They were followed by Beyoncé with 7% of the vote and Michael Bublé with 6%.

Only 10% of couples said they would dance to a song that wasn’t released in the past five years, and out of that 10%, Whitney Houston proved to be the most popular choice.

Considering Ed Sheeran’s stratospheric success, we’re not surprised he’s continued to be the most popular choice – although we’re betting ‘Shape of You’ isn’t the top pick of song.

If this has left you feeling inspired, make sure you listen to our Spotify playlist featuring the most first dance-worthy songs by the artists above!

If you've already picked your first dance song, what will you be going for? Comment below to let us know!

Ready to start practising? Don't miss our 11 dos and don'ts of your first dance...


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07/05/2017 at 10:26

We will be dancing to Keith Urban's "Making Memories of Us". Beautiful song and perfect for us :-)


05/04/2017 at 21:23

We had Elvis' Can't Help Falling in Love - it got our guests of all ages joining us in dancing


05/04/2017 at 18:35

Years From Now - Dr Hook - the lyric is gorgeous and its a waltz