Elvis Presley has beaten Adele and Ed Sheeran for the best wedding first dance song

Publish Date
Friday, 3 December 2021, 9:48AM
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It may come as no surprise, but Elvis Presley is the King of wedding songs.

A recent poll in the UK found that the legendary singer's romantic ballad 'Can't Help Falling in Love' from the 1961 film Blue Hawaii beat Ed Sheeran, Adele and John Legend to the top spot for the best first dance song at weddings.

All but one track in the lists' top five were sentimental 1960s classics, regularly rolled out as newlyweds' sway together after saying "I do."

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Frankie Valli's 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You' came in at second, Frank Sinatra's 'The Way You Look Tonight' was third, and The Righteous Brothers' 'Unchained Melody' came in at number five.

The research - which surveyed 2,000 adults - placed Legend's 'All Of Me' in fourth.


  1. Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
  2. Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli
  3. The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
  4. All Of Me - John Legend
  5. Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
  6. Your Song - Elton John
  7. I Don't Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
  8. Make You Feel My Love - Adele
  9. Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
  10. At Last - Etta James
  11. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - Aerosmith
  12. A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
  13. You Are - Lionel Richie
  14. Happy - Pharrell
  15. Kiss Me - Ed Sheeran
  16. Never Let Me Go - Florence + The Machine
  17. Perfect (Duet) - Ed Sheeran and Beyonce
  18. Hold Me - Stevie Wonder
  19. Have You Ever Been In Love - Celine Dion
  20. Marry Me - Train
  21. Give Me Love - Ed Sheeran
  22. You & I (Nobody In The World) - John Legend
  23. Amazed - Lonestar
  24. Better Together - Jack Johnson
  25. First Day Of My Life - Bright Eyes
  26. This Kiss - Faith Hill
  27. That's When I Knew - Alicia Keys
  28. Falling Like The Stars - James Arthur
  29. I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz
  30. There Will Be Time - Mumford & Sons ft. Baaba Maal
  31. Come Rain or Come Shine - Ray Charles
  32. Teenage Dream - Boyce Avenue
  33. 500 Miles - Sleeping At Last
  34. Latch - Sam Smith
  35. Escapade - Janet Jackson