Weddings are truly a party when loved ones are close. So whether it's walking down the isle, first dances, or reception with flashing neon DJ lights, there are certain songs we might have heard a few too many times. It's not to say these are bad songs, nor that we're criticizing the artist's work-- just that it might be time to retire these numbers for a while.
These results are based on a poll by Zion Brides followers on Instagram. Want to be part of our next poll? Give us a follow here!
7. "I Gotta Feeling" - Black Eyed Peas (2009)
Catchy song? Yes. Do DJ's play it because it gets people on the floor? Usually. Overall, brides, vendors, and followers of ZB feel we're ready for something new to get the 'feeling' going during the reception.</span style="font-family:>
6. "Sweet Caroline" - Neil Diamond (1969)
Absolutely this song can get you in a good mood, and singing it with friends is the best. But as far as the polls went, this may also fall under "over-played" at receptions and in need of putting those "good times" to rest for a little while.
5. "A Thousand Years" - Christina Perri (2011)
Written for "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1", this song has been heard at weddings from its release. Everything from the bride's entrance to first dances (and in some cases, slow dances at receptions). Over a decade later, our readers are ready for this to go into hiding for now (maybe not a 1,000 years but...).
4. "Cupid Shuffle" - Cupid (2007)
If you haven't heard this number at a wedding, it's not too big of stretch that you might not have been to one since 2007. This popular line dance number is highly like to get a party going if others have failed, which explains its staying power. That doesn't change the fact that many ZB readers are ready for it to shuffle off for a few years.
3. "In Case You Didn't Know" - Brett Young (2017)
Ranking as one of the newer songs, this also ranked as one of the top songs wedding goers have stated as being, perhaps, overplayed at weddings (specifically for first dances). While many brides may love its tender lyrics, others may want to go for something a little more original. Luckily there are no shortages of fantastic first-dance country songs like this one.
2. "All of Me" - John Legend (2013)
Odds are, this was the song that put John Legend on your radar when it came out. The talented singer has a number of hits, but this is the one that hits the first-dance scene most of the time. Is it a great song? Absolutely! But as often as this came up on our Instagram poll, it sounds like "All of Me" might be a little overplayed to nearly all of us.
1. "Perfect" - Ed Sheeran (2017)
No song was mentioned nearly as much as this one. By far and away this won as the most overplayed song at weddings, especially as a first dance song. Vendors, bridesmaids, DJ's and more who gave this a mention would often say "We love seeing our brides and grooms dance for the first time as husband and wife. We just wouldn't mind something a little more fresh to kick things off". That's saying something as the song technically isn't that old. For a time it was the 'perfect' choice for a number of couples. These days, though, it might need to take a back seat to some newer, equally relationship-defining hits.
Do you agree with this list? Do you think there are songs are here that shouldn't be (and vice-versa)? We'd love to hear from you in the comments below!