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I mean who doesn’t want “It’s Raining Men” playing at their big day

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Data has revealed that Whitney, ABBA and The Weather Girls top the list of the 10 top songs played at gay weddings.

This data comes from events company Eventopedia, who analysed thousands of songs from Spotify data across all playlists including the terms “gay wedding 2019” and “LGBT wedding” in order to find the most frequently featured and therefore most popular songs for gay weddings in 2019.

The number one spot went to “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)” by Whitney Houston, which appeared most often across 2019 Spotify gay wedding playlists and has over 371 million streams on Spotify itself. 

The full results are below: 

RankSongArtistReleasedSpotify streams
1I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)Whitney Houston1987371M 
2Dancing QueenABBA1976300M
3It’s Raining MenThe Weather Girls1983108M
4Uptown FunkBruno Mars & Mark Ronson20141.0B
5DreamsFleetwood Mac1977298M
6SeptemberEarth, Wind & Fire1978526M
7Best of My LoveThe Emotions197762M
8Born This WayLady Gaga2011178M
9I’m Coming OutDiana Ross198087M
10Man! I Feel Like A Woman!Shania Twain1997161M

What makes the ideal song for LGBT weddings in 2019?

In contrast, the average perfect first dance song 2019 was released around 2003, far later than the 80s theme of the gay wedding songs. The average song tempo at 112 was also less than gay wedding playlists, as was the length sitting at 3:42 – a whole 24 seconds less. 

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If we look at average stats of the top 10 gay wedding songs for this year, we can see the average release date is 1988, the average length is 4:06 and the tempo is 120. 

The top 10 first dance songs 2019 are listed below: 

RankSongArtistReleasedSpotify streams
1All Of MeJohn Legend2013997M
2Can’t Help Falling in LoveElvis1969229M
3Die A Happy ManThomas Rhett2015276M
4Let’s Stay TogetherAl Green1972190M
5Say You Won’t Let GoJames Arthur20161.2B
6A Thousand YearsChristina Perri2011554M
7Make You Feel My LoveAdele2008426M
8Better TogetherJack Johnson2005304M
9Just the Way You AreBruno Mars2010618M
10Latch (acoustic)Sam Smith201338M

What makes the ideal song for LGBT weddings in 2019?

If we look at average stats of the top 10 gay wedding songs for this year, we can see the average release date is 1988, the average length is 4:06 and the tempo is 120. 

The research also looked at the top first dance songs used at weddings across the board for 2019 by looking through all playlists on Spotify which included the terms “first dance 2019” to find the most frequently featured songs. 

Toby Heelis, Founder of Eventopedia said, “Weddings are often the most significant event of people’s lives, and having the right music to accompany it is just as important. The first dance is a defining moment so making sure we choose the perfect soundtrack is paramount, as is ensuring the balance between being emotional and not being overly cringey.”