April 24, 2012 12:02
Black Eyed Peas' 'I Gotta Feeling' revealed as the UK's most played wedding song
Pop goofballs narrowly edge out Kings Of Leon and The Killers for the most popular song to get hitched to
The track, which is also a far-too-common feature at football matches and high-street pubs, topped a poll carried out by Spotify, which analysed the choices on 78,000 playlists which had been specially created for weddings.
Kings Of Leon's 'Sex On Fire' was second, while The Killers' 'Mr Brightside', a track which details the jealousy and paranoia of a man who suspects his partner is cheating on him and was actually inspired by an unfaithful ex-girlfriend of frontman Brandon Flowers, is a surprise choice at Number Three.
Stevie Wonder's 'Superstition' is fourth, with Abba's 'Dancing Queen' at Number Five and Journey's 'Don't Stop Believin' sixth. Beyonce's 'Single Ladies' is at seven, although this presumably doesn't come on until the bride and groom have set off for their honeymoon.
Billy Idol's 'White Wedding' is surprisingly low at Number Eight, just ahead of OutKast's 'Hey Ya' and Adele's 'Make You Feel My Love'.
Further down the chart, student cheese night classics such as Dolly Parton's '9 to 5', Beyonce's 'Crazy In Love' and Jackson 5's 'Blame It On The Boogie' all feature.
Sadly, the likes of Black Lace's 'Agadoo', the Outthere Brothers' 'Boom Boom Boom' and Aqua's 'Barbie Girl' all failed to make the cut.
The Top 20 most played songs at weddings in the UK are as follows:
1. Black Eyed Peas – 'I Gotta Feeling'
2. Kings of Leon – 'Sex On Fire'
3. The Killers – 'Mr Brightside'
4. Stevie Wonder – 'Superstition'
5. Abba – 'Dancing Queen'
6. Journey – 'Don't Stop Believin'
7. Beyoncé – 'Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)'
8. Billy Idol – 'White Wedding'
9. OutKast – 'Hey Ya!'
10. Adele – 'Make You Feel My Love'
11. Jason Mraz – 'I'm Yours'
12. Stevie Wonder – 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)'
13. Jackson 5 – 'Blame It On The Boogie'
14. Beyoncé – 'Crazy In Love'
15. Al Green – 'Let's Stay Together'
16. Take That – 'Greatest Day'
17. The Proclaimers – 'I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)'
18. Barry White – 'You're The First, The Last, My Everything'
19. Dolly Parton – '9 To 5'
20. Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes – '(I've Had) The Time Of My Life'
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