Elvis tops Taylor and Ed

top first dance songs of 2023Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeren are 2 of the biggest stars around. Nonetheless, a long dead rock legend headlines the list of top first dance songs of 2023.

Yes, Elvis Presley’s 1961 hit love song, “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” knocked Ed Sheeren’s “Perfect” off the top of the list, according to the Real Weddings Study conducted by The Knot.

“Perfect” headed the list for 7 consecutive years. It seems a spate of Elvis-related movies has put The King back in the public eye.

First there was the 2022 biopic, “Elvis”, directed by Baz Lurhmann:

Then Sofia Coppola directed last year’s film, “Priscilla.”

Here’s country star’s Kacey Musgrave cover of “Can’t Help Falling in Love:”

Mr. Sheeren’s “Perfect” dropped to #2, but it’ll be played at weddings a half a century from now. Take a listen and you’ll understand why:

Nipping at their heels is Taylor Swift’s “Lover:”

Here’s The Knot’s complete list of top first dance songs of 2023:

  1. Can’t Help Falling in Love
  2. Perfect
  3. Lover
  4. Growing Old With You (Restless Road)
  5. Thank God (Kane and Katelyn Brown)
  6. Joy of My Life (Chris Stapleton)
  7. At Last (Etta James)
  8. You (Dan + Shay)
  9. All Your’n (Tyler Childers)
  10. Better Together (Luke Combs)

The Knot’s survey reveals that the popularity of DJs over bands continues to grow with 70% of respondents preferring DJs compared to just 13% who opted for a live band. Here’s why: A song like “Can’t Help Falling in Love” has been performed by many great artists, including Elvis. When you go with a wedding specialist like Five Star Entertainment, we can play the version you love best. No need to settle for a band trying to imitate Elvis or Kacey Mulgrave. Check us out today.