The folks at Eventopedia, an online events platform that helps events professionals connect with venues, crunched the numbers and have come up with the Top 10 Songs played at same-sex weddings.
The intrepid researchers searched playlists on Spotify that included terms like ‘LGBT wedding’ and ‘gay wedding 2019’ in order to discover the most popular songs being played at LGBT nuptials.
It may not surprise you that Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” topped the list. The song, originally released in 1987, has been streamed more than 371 million times on Spotify and showed up on more LGBTQ wedding playlists than any other song.
And Miss Whitney isn’t the only diva being played at same-sex weddings.
Lady Gaga (“Born This Way”), Diana Ross (“I’m Coming Out”) and Shania Twain (“Man! I Feel Like A Woman!”) also made the gay celebration list.
Of course, there are those evergreen songs you just can’t imagine not being included at a wedding like ABBA’s “Dancing Queen,” the Weather Girls “It’s Raining Men,” and the Bruno Mars/Mark Ronson collaboration, “Uptown Funk.”
“Weddings are often the most significant event of people’s lives,” Toby Heelis, founder of Eventopedia, told The Gay U.K. “And having the right music to accompany it is just as important.”
Eventopedia noted that the average release date of the Top 10 was 1988, and the average song length is four minutes and six seconds.
Here’s the list of the Top 10 Songs played at same-sex weddings in 2019:
- I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) – Whitney Houston
- Dancing Queen – ABBA
- It’s Raining Men – The Weather Girls
- Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson
- Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
- September – Earth, Wind & Fire
- Best Of My Love – The Emotions
- Born This Way – Lady Gaga
- I’m Coming Out – Diana Ross
- Man! I Feel Like A Woman! – Shania Twain
Listen to the full playlist on Spotify here.