These are the most popular 'first dance' songs of 2024, as online searches soar!

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Scraping over 350 ‘First Dance’ playlists on Spotify and analysing the 12,000 tracks that featured on them, Diamonds Factory ranked the songs that featured the most to determine the most popular first dance song of 2024.
 

 

Song

Artist

Count

1

At Last

Etta James

46

2

Thinking Out Loud

Ed Sheeran

44

2

All of Me

John Legend

44

3

A Thousand Years

Christina Perri

42

4

Everything

Michael Bublé

41

4

Can't Help Falling in Love

Elvis Presley

41

5

Better Together

Jack Johnson

38

6

Perfect

Ed Sheeran

36

6

Can't Help Falling in Love

Haley Reinhart

36

6

Let's Stay Together

Al Green

36

6

Stand By Me

Ben E. King

36

7

Baby I'm Yours

Arctic Monkeys

34

8

Make You Feel My Love

Adele

33

8

Marry Me

Train

33

9

Say You Won't Let Go

James Arthur

32

9

Marry You

Bruno Mars

32

10

I Won't Give Up

Jason Mraz

31

10

The One

Kodaline

31

11

You Are the Best Thing

Ray LaMontagne

30

12

Beyond

Leon Bridges

28

12

You Are The Reason

Calum Scott

28

12

This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)

Natalie Cole

28

13

If I Ain't Got You

Alicia Keys

27

13

Amazed

Lonestar

27

13

Wonderful Tonight

Eric Clapton

27

14

I Get to Love You

Ruelle

26

15

Can't Take My Eyes Off You

Frankie Valli

25

15

Your Song

Elton John

25


60 years on, and Etta James’ At Last is the most popular first dance song of 2024. The data revealed that it featured in a whopping 46 ‘first dance’ playlists. Regardless of the song being released over 60 years ago, Etta’s love song is still proving to be a timeless classic for couples.

Ed Sheeran is the only artist to have more than 1 song in the top 15. Thinking Out Loud has been crowned the 2nd most popular first dance song, featuring in 44 playlists. Ed is also the only artist to feature 2 of his hits in the top 25 most popular first dance songs of 2024, with Perfect being ranked the 8th most popular. 

In joint 2nd place is All of Me by John Legend, which was originally released over 10 years ago in 2013 and gained the Number 2 spot in the UK charts. 

Christina Perri is 3rd place, thanks to The Twilight Saga. Christina Perri’s A Thousand Years has been ranked the 3rd most popular, featuring 42 times in the data. No doubt The Twilight Saga has played a role in this song becoming a timeless choice for loved up couples. 

The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll takes joint 4th place with Micheal Buble with ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ and ‘Everything’ both featuring in 41 one of the playlists. 

Rounding off the top 5 most popular first dance songs for 2024 is Jack Johnson with his easy-going, uplifting beat, Better Together, featuring in 38 of the playlists.

Surprisingly, the queen of love songs, Adele, only has one song featuring in the Top 15 most popular first dance songs, with Make You Feel My Love ranked in joint 8th place. 

Furthermore, Taylor Swift just misses out on the Top 15 most popular first dance songs, with her song Lover ranking in 17th place. 

However, it appears that we might see her ranking higher in the coming years, as online searches in the UK for ‘Taylor Swift first dance songs’ soars 90% in the past 12 months. We wonder if we'll see her rise up the ranks more as we begin to see more Swifties get married? 

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