Getting the right music playlist for your upcoming wedding is vital – from the first dance to classic anthems to getting the kids and old folk up and moving together. 2020 will see new trends in the soundtracks of people’s weddings, but what are those trends?
April of last year saw Lil Nas X’s remix of Billy Ray Cyrus’ Old Town Road exponential rise in popularity which lands it as the predicted most popular song in wedding playlists of this year. Post Malone and Maroon 5 have also released new music in the past six months that will undoubtedly be go-to tracks for many who are planning weddings for 2020, along with Dua Lipa and Taylor Swift’s recent releases. Of course, you can never write off the anthems of recent history with Pharrell’s Happy and Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk sure to make it into the playlist of any large wedding, being songs that you can guarantee most guests know and love. The reception’s music should be for everyone and so adding in some well-known cheesy dance hits is a must. The macarena is scheduled to make a big return in 2020, so prospective brides and grooms prepare for that! Alongside it could be Whigfield’s Saturday Night, The Ketchup Song and even Agadoo or YMCA if you’re so inclined. That being said, you should always know your audience so if you think these are going to be met with sighs of “really?” then stay well away.
This is not to mention the recent phenomenon that is Lewis Capaldi and you can be sure that Someone You Loved will be the first dance choice of countless brides and grooms across the UK in 2020. Of course, you can’t choose a song for your first dance without considering Ed Sheeran’s hits Perfect and Thinking Out Loud which will be sure to make an appearance in thousands of first dances across the country. In the same breath is the hugely popular All Of Me by John Legend that has been a sure choice for a first dance since its release in 2013, along with Christina Perri’s A Thousand Years that will undoubtedly make an appearance for many weddings. Beyoncé is also sure to feature for many this year following her recent return to the spotlight with her appearance in The Lion King and release of The Lion King: The Gift. That being said, it won’t just be her new music that will be a favourite for engaged couples, but also her plethora of hits from the past two decades.
So if you’re struggling to fill your playlist or are stuck with where to start, use this as a starting point but remember that this is your wedding – so while you want to please your guests make sure that the music is special to you.