The Ultimate Playlist for Your Walk Down the Aisle: Insights from Spotify's Data

Discover the perfect soundtrack for your special day with Ben Garelick's list of the top 20 aisle-worthy songs of 2023 according to Spotify data

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Choosing the perfect song to walk down the aisle to is more than just a detail in wedding planning; it's a profound expression of a couple's unique love story. In an era where personalization is key to creating unforgettable wedding experiences, the quest for that perfect song has led us to explore the vast universe of Spotify playlists.

The team at Ben Garelick has done the research and we now have a clearer picture of what couples worldwide are choosing as their soundtrack for the big day.

The Methodology Behind the Music

To unearth the ultimate wedding aisle playlist, we harnessed the power of Playlist Miner, an innovative online tool designed to scrape Spotify playlists based on specific prompts. By searching for "wedding aisle songs," Playlist Miner sifted through 260 leading playlists, analyzing a staggering 34,601 songs.

The findings were rich and varied, reflecting a wide spectrum of musical tastes. To bring these insights to life, we're not just spotlighting the top 10 songs but expanding our focus to include the top 20. This broader view provides a richer variety of options for couples to consider.

Recognizing the diverse musical landscapes that weddings inhabit, we've also categorized the top 10 songs within the top 5 genres, offering a genre-specific guide for every couple's taste.

Interestingly, the traditional wedding march is fading into the background of modern nuptials. With only 1,000 monthly searches across the entire USA, it's clear that couples are turning away from convention in favor of songs that resonate more personally with their relationships. 

Top 20 songs to walk down the aisle to in 2023 according to Spotify

The top 20 songs to walk down the aisle to, as unveiled by Spotify data, not only showcases a blend of timeless romance and modern hits but also highlights the depth of couples' musical preferences. This eclectic collection ranges from the pop/rock ballad "Marry Me" by Train to the deeply soulful cover of "Can't Help Falling in Love" by Haley Reinhart, illustrating the diverse soundtracks chosen by couples for their pivotal moment.

A notable observation is the song "Can't Help Falling in Love," which appears three times in different renditions: Haley Reinhart's soulful cover, Kina Grannis's delicate acoustic version, and the original by Elvis Presley. This repetition underscores the song's timeless appeal and its versatility in capturing the essence of love across different styles and voices.

Ed Sheeran's dual appearance in the top 20 with "Perfect" and "Thinking Out Loud" cements his status as a modern bard of romance. His ability to craft songs that resonate deeply with listeners' emotions makes his music a popular choice for moments as significant as walking down the aisle.

The list also features a mix of genres and eras, from Etta James's classic "At Last" and John Legend's soul-stirring "All of Me" to indie gems like "I Get to Love You" by Ruelle. The inclusion of upbeat tracks like Michael Bublé's "Everything" and Bruno Mars's "Marry You" adds a lively, celebratory vibe, showing that weddings are as much about joy and festivity as they are about romance. 

Genre Insights: Pop Reigns Supreme

A closer look at the top 100 songs reveals a clear preference for pop music, with pop/rock, indie, R&B, and classical/instrumental following closely behind. This genre breakdown not only highlights the prevailing trends in wedding aisle music but also offers a starting point for couples exploring their musical preferences.

Most popular genres of music to walk down the aisle to in 2023

The Significance of Music in Weddings

Peter Manka, CEO of Ben Garelick, eloquently summed up the importance of music in weddings, noting that “it shapes the atmosphere of the ceremony and allows couples to share their unique love stories with their guests.” This sentiment echoes the broader narrative of today's weddings: a celebration of individuality, shared experiences, and the power of music to bring us together. 

Beyond the Playlist: Live Music and Spotify

As we embrace the diverse choices of wedding aisle music, it's worth noting the growing trend of integrating live music into ceremonies. While Spotify offers a vast array of options, the allure of live performances adds a personal and intimate touch to the ceremony, making the moment even more memorable.

The journey down the aisle is accompanied by a soundtrack as unique as the love it celebrates. Whether through the chords of a live performance or the curated playlists of Spotify, music remains at the heart of the wedding experience. As trends evolve and couples seek to make their weddings a reflection of their journey together, the songs they choose to walk down the aisle to will continue to tell the stories of love in its many forms.

The Top 20 Songs to Walk Down the Aisle to According to Spotify Data

1. Marry Me - Train

2. Can't Help Falling In Love - Haley Reinhart

3. Perfect - Ed Sheeran

4. At Last - Etta James

5. All Of Me - John Legend

6. Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

7. I Get To Love You - Ruelle

8. Turning Page - Sleeping At Last

9. Everything - Michael Buble

10. Marry You - Bruno Mars

11. Can't Help Falling In Love - Kina Grannis

12. I'm Yours - Jason Mraz

13. A Thousand Years - Christina Perri

14. Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley

15. Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles

16. The One - Kodaline

17. Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur

18. This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) - Natalie Cole

19. I Choose You - Ryann Darling

20. A Thousand Years - The Piano Guys

Peter Manka Jr

Peter Manka Jr. - Owner at Ben Garelick

Peter Manka Jr. is a passionate member of the family business who joined Ben Garelick in the early 2000s after working in product licensing for Sesame Workshop & The Jim Henson Company for many years. He obtained a degree in diamonds and jewelry from the prestigious Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in order to sharpen his jewelry skills. He takes great pride in providing exceptional customer service and helping clients find the perfect piece of jewelry.

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