The Royal wedding first dance song: Brits reveal favourites ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's big day

Brits have revealed their favourite wedding songs ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials.

Over two thirds of the nation, 69 per cent, agreed that couples who listen to music together, stay together, proving that music really is the food of love.

And when it came to the first dance song at weddings, Brits favourite choice was Elvis Presley’s Can’t Help Falling in Love with You, according to research at Sonos.

Whether Harry and Ms Markle will dance to ‘The King’ at their wedding reception remains to be seen.

Bryan Adams’ (Everything I do) I Do It For You and Eric Clapton’s Wonderful Tonight were the next most popular first dance choices.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are preparing for their big day (AFP/Getty Images)

It was previously revealed that Ms Markle’s reported go-to “happy song” is Whitney Houston’s I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) – but it failed to make it on Brits’ top 20 first dance list.

There is still a chance of Ms Markle could listen to Whitney before she says “I do” to Harry, however, as 58 per cent of couples listen to their favourite song to settle their nerves before walking down the aisle.

Brits’ Top 5 First Dance Songs

Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley


(Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Bryan Adams


Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton


Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers


All of Me – John Legend

Vicki Pavitt, Relationship Expert and Co‐founder of Project Love, said: “Music plays a huge role in people’s lives, whether you are single or in a relationship.

“These findings show the impact from the early days of dating – to the special wedding day and beyond! A clash in music tastes with a partner can cause some relationships to end on the wrong note – but honesty is key – they will want to know the real you.”​

Shakira Payne, PR & Culture Manager, UK, added:Our latest research highlights the fun and minor faux pars that we can all experience when merging music tastes but whatever the individual tastes, having access to quality music sound makes the marital home sing. Whether a marital home or a home of any kind – Sonos and music is a match made in heaven.”

Royal wedding fans gather at Windsor (AP)

Half of Brits confirmed the songs they chose for their first dance made their big day feel more special, so Harry and Ms Markle are likely to have taken the decision seriously.

Prince William and Kate Middleton chose Ellie Goulding’s Love Me Like You Do for their first dance in 2011, while Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall chose Frank Sinatra’s I’ve Got You Under My Skin.

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