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Here are the most popular wedding songs in the U.S. and No. 1 in the Lone Star State

The most popular wedding songs in U.S. and No. 1 in Lone Star State

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Spotify shared the top songs added to user wedding playlists since 2008. Photo courtesy of

Some people say music makes the world go round. Others say music is to the soul what words are to the mind. It should come as no surprise then that music plays such a key part in one of the most important days of your life: your wedding.

This week, via its Insights blog, digital music service Spotify shared the top 1,000 songs added to user wedding playlists, from the company's inception in 2008 to now. Can you guess which song ranked No. 1? 

Here are the top 10 most popular wedding songs in the U.S.: 

Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran kicks things off at No. 1. It’s followed by “Marry You” by Bruno Mars and “All of Me” by John Legend.

Spotify users really love Bruno Mars. The Grammy Award-winning star, who plans a Houston concert on October 24 at the Toyota Center, pops up again in the No. 4 spot with the song “Uptown Funk” with Mark Ronson. Mars' songs “Just the Way You Are,” (46th), “Treasure,” (65th) and “Locked Out of Heaven” (89th) also cracked the top 100. 

Whitney Houston's “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me),” Journey's “Don’t Stop Believin," and Beyoncé "Crazy in Love” and featuring Jay-Z rank No. 5, 6, and 7, respectively. 

A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri, “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz, and “Hey Ya!” by OutKast round out the list.

But that's not all. Spotify also treated us to a roster of the top wedding songs in each state

It may not come as a surprise that Texas’ top choice is a country song: "She's Like Texas" by Josh Abbott Band.

California knows how to party, making “California Love” by Tupac Shakur No. 1. And it's no surprise that native New Jersey superstar Bruce Springsteen's “Born to Run” comes in first in The Garden State.

Spotting a trend, several songs are the most popular in more than one state, including “Would You Go With Me” by Josh Turner, No. 1 in both Alaska and Colorado.

Wop” by J. Dash is tops in Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana.

Wedding staple “Electric Slide” by Electric Slide is a hit in Indiana, Kentucky, and North Carolina.

Folks in Michigan, Oregon, Virginia, and Washington State really like “Get Low” by the Ying Yang Twins.

And “Fishin’ in the Dark” by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band comes in first in Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

For a full list, click here.