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Spotify Reveals the Most Popular Wedding Songs By State and in the Country

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You heard right: You are listening to the same songs at weddings. Popular music streaming service Spotify revealed this week that brides and grooms across the country are overwhelmingly adding similar tunes to their wedding day playlists. Beyond that point, the same couples are specifically gravitating to songs uniquely by state.

The Washington Post, which first released the intel on Wednesday, September 10, reviewed user-generated, wedding-specific playlists from 2008 on, meaning close to 10 years worth of first dance songs and trendy crowd-pleasing hits were included in these findings.

Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran were popular names on U.S. wedding playlists, with Mars specifically dominating Spotify’s Top 100. The Grammy winner five most popular songs heard at weddings include “Marry You” (No. 2) and “Uptown Funk” (4), followed by “Just the Way You Are” (No. 46), “Treasure” (65) and “Locked Out of Heaven” (89).

See Spotify’s 10 most popular wedding songs in the country below:

1. “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
2. “Marry You” by Bruno Mars
3. “All of Me” by John Legend
4. “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson, featuring Bruno Mars
5. “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)” by Whitney Houston
6. “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey
7. “Crazy in Love” by Beyoncé, featuring Jay-Z
8. “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri
9. “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz
10. “Hey Ya!” by OutKast

The breakdown by state, meanwhile, is oftentimes tailored to the couple’s connection to the state itself. New Jersey weddings will generally play the hit “Born to Run” by the Garden State’s beloved Bruce Springsteen. South Carolina couples will regularly feature “Carolina Girls” and California guests will time and time again jam along to Tupac Shakur’s “California Love.”

“She Likes Texas” remains a Lone Star State favorite and John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” is a beloved repeat at West Virginia receptions. See what song topped your state below.

Alabama, “Wop” by J. Dash
Alaska, “Would You Go With Me” by Josh Turner
Arizona, “Just to See You Smile” by Tim McGraw
Arkansas, “White Dress” by Ben Rector
California, “California Love” by Tupac Shakur
Colorado, “Would You Go With Me”
Connecticut, “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by the Jordanaires, Haley Reinhart
Delaware, “Here and Now” by Luther Vandross
District of Columbia, “The Way You Do the Things You Do” by the Temptations
Florida, “La Gozadera” by Gente De Zona
Georgia, “Wop”
Hawaii, “Over and Over Again” by Nathan Sykes
Idaho, “All About Us” by He Is We
Illinois, “Lucky” by Jason Mraz
Indiana, “Electric Slide” by Electric Slide Music Makers
Iowa, “Fishin’ in the Dark” by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Kansas, “Copperhead Road” by Steve Earle
Kentucky, “Electric Slide”
Louisiana, “Wop”
Maine, “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Maryland, “A Couple of Forevers” by Chrisette Michele
Massachusetts, “Take Me Home Tonight” by Eddie Money
Michigan, “Get Low” by the Ying Yang Twins
Minnesota, “Fishin’ in the Dark”
Mississippi, “You for Me (Wedding Song)” by Johnny Gill
Missouri, “Country Grammar” by Nelly
Montana, “Fishin’ in the Dark”
Nebraska, “Fishin’ in the Dark”
Nevada, “Just a Kiss” by Lady Antebellum
New Hampshire, “That’s My Kind of Night” by Luke Bryan
New Jersey, “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen
New Mexico, “Neon Moon” by Brooks & Dunn
New York, “Juicy” by the Notorious B.I.G.
North Carolina, “Electric Slide”
North Dakota, “Fishin’ in the Dark”
Ohio, “Solarflare” by Yung Lean
Oklahoma, “Copperhead Road”
Oregon, “Get Low”
Pennsylvania, “It Takes Two” by Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock
Rhode Island, “Wagon Wheel” by Darius Rucker, Old Crow Medicine Show
South Carolina, “Carolina Girls” by General Johnson & the Chairmen of the Board
South Dakota, “Fishin’ in the Dark”
Tennessee, “God Gave Me You” by Dave Barnes
Texas, “She’s Like Texas” by Josh Abbott Band
Utah, “All About Us”
Vermont, “Under Pressure” by Queen
Virginia, “Get Low”
Washington, “Get Low”
West Virginia, “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver
Wisconsin, “Wedding Song” by Fleeting
Wyoming, “Fishin’ in the Dark”

Go to the Washington Post for more data pulled by Spotify, and click here for more wedding playlist information and inspiration from The Knot.

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.