Adele and Ed Sheeran beaten to top spot for UK’s best wedding first dance song – by Elvis

The King’s 1961 ballad ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’ got here top of the listing – with 4 of the top 5 consisting of 1960’s classics

Elvis Presley’s 1961 ballad Can’t Help Falling In Love topped the listing of best wedding first dance songs

Ed Sheeran, Adele and John Legend have been beaten to the top spot in a vote for the UK’s favorite first dance song at weddings – by Elvis.

The King’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love” ballad, from the 1961 film Blue Hawaii, was primary within the chart.

It beat fashionable hits together with Sheeran’s multi-platinum promoting Thinking Out Loud, Adele’s Make You Feel My Love, and Legend’s All of Me.

All however one monitor within the listing’s top 5 had been sentimental Nineteen Sixties’ classics, commonly rolled out as newlyweds’ sway collectively after saying “I do”.

Frankie Valli’s model of Can’t Take My Eyes Off You was second, Frank Sinatra’s The Way You Look Tonight was third, and The Righteous Brothers’ Unchained Melody got here in at quantity 5.

Four of the top 5 first dance songs had been from the Nineteen Sixties


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The analysis, of two,000 adults, additionally revealed Legend’s All Of Me was in fourth place, with Sir Elton John’s Your Song, launched in 1970, coming in sixth.

Gordon Harrison, chief audiologist at Specsavers, which commissioned the analysis to spotlight the significance of listening to when it comes to our relationship with music, mentioned: “It’s apparent that music plays a huge part in our lives and is something we associate with key moments and memories.

“This is why it is absolutely essential we’re doing all we can to protect our hearing, so we can keep enjoying this passion of ours for years to come.”

The research requested folks to vote for their dream playlists to accompany a few of life’s most main milestones, together with a painful break-up, falling in love, transferring away from house for the first time and touchdown a job.

The break-up playlist was topped by R.E.M.’s Everybody Hurts – with Adele’s Someone Like You and Sinead O’Connor’s Nothing Compares 2U in second and third place respectively.

Respondents mentioned Walking on Sunshine was the final word really feel-good monitor to accompany falling in love.

Fleetwood Mac’s Go Your Own Way was rated the best tune to play when celebrating transferring away from house for the first time – and Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen was the primary selection to mark getting a job.

Such is the emotional affect of music on folks’s lives, that seven in ten are transported again to key moments after they hear a selected song.

And 79 % admit it has the ability to change their temper at a second’s discover, in accordance to the findings, through OnePoll.

While greater than three-quarters affiliate explicit songs with key milestones of their lives, 78 % would anticipate to really feel devastated if their skill to pay attention to the music was stolen away from them.

Over half of music lovers admit listening to music at a quantity they reckon might injury their listening to


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Despite this, greater than half admit they pay attention to music at a quantity they anticipate might injury their listening to, whereas practically a 3rd ignore the amount warning when listening via headphones on their cellphone.

What’s extra, 58 % say they’ve by no means had a listening to take a look at.

Musician Gareth Malone, who’s working with Specsavers to encourage folks to defend their listening to to allow them to proceed to get pleasure from their relationship with music, mentioned: “After being diagnosed with tinnitus I have been fastidious with wearing hearing protection. There’s the perception that louder equals better, but that isn’t the case.

“We all have our own thresholds, and if you are perceiving something to be loud then it probably is – and you need to consider how long you want your hearing for.”

Gordon Harrison added: “While many enjoy the benefits of hearing when it comes to music, it’s apparent that many aren’t taking the necessary measures to look after it, and could be causing irreversible damage that cannot be restored.

“It’s so important to protect your ears if you are exposed to high levels of noise. Not only can loud noise cause pain, tinnitus and a temporary loss of hearing, but long-term exposure to noise can also cause permanent, irreparable nerve damage, that may not show up for a number of years.

“This research has highlighted to us the true importance of music as a whole – and the need to encourage people to listen appropriately and get their hearing tested to ensure they avoid losing such enjoyment.”


  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

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