New Survey Reveals No. 1 Song Chosen By Brides and Grooms For First Wedding Dance…

For the first time in seven years, Ed Sheeran's "Perfect" hit was bumped from the No. 1 spot

Ed Sheeran has been dethroned by the king of rock ‘n’ roll!

As part of its annual Real Weddings Study, The Knot surveyed couples to rank the most popular first dance songs for brides and grooms in 2023. For the first time in seven years, Sheeran’s “Perfect” was bumped from the No. 1 spot — by none other than music legend Elvis Presley, whose “Can’t Help Falling in Love” ballad is enjoying a resurgence in popularity.

This is due to the recent release of two major Elvis-related films… Elvis and Priscilla…

The 1961 hit also made an appearance in the popular 2018 movie Crazy Rich Asians via a new rendition by Kina Grannis.

“Beyond that, the lyrics and musical composition of the song, which was released in November 1961 [as part of] Presley’s Blue Hawaii album, remain timelessly romantic for couples who want to convey the sentiment of falling — and staying — in love…

Behind “Perfect,” Taylor Swift took the No. 3 spot on the list with “Lover,” off her 2019 album of the same name.

The fourth-most popular first dance song was “Growing Old with You” by Restless Road, followed by “Thank God” by Kane and Katelyn Brown, “Joy of My Life” by Chris Stapleton and the Etta James classic “At Last.”

The list is rounded out by “You” by Dan + Shay, “All Your’n by Tyler Childers, and Luke Combs’ “Better Together.”

Notably, eight of the top 10 songs are by Grammy-nominated/winning artists.