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The Wedding Music Every Single Guest Is Guaranteed to Love

According to a recent study, this is how you keep every single guest on the dance floor.
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by Sophie Ross
sophie ross the knot bridal fashion and beauty expert
Sophie Ross
Bridal Fashion and Beauty Expert
  • Sophie Ross is a Senior Copywriter at Adore Me.
  • Sophie is an experienced style and beauty writer.
  • Sophie worked as an Associate Editor for The Knot from 2017 to 2019.
Updated Nov 01, 2018

Odds are, your guests all have different tastes in music. It probably seems downright impossible to come up with a playlist guaranteed to appease every single guest—you know, one that keeps everyone (from your partner's frat brother to Great Aunt Susan) on the dance floor all night.

But according to a recent study, you can get pretty close—and unsurprisingly, the secret is picking artists that are universally loved. According to the study (which surveyed over 2,000 Americans) the top three artists beloved by every generation are The Beatles, Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley, respectively.

Also making the list are some newer acts, including Taylor Swift and wedding favorite Bruno Mars. So, yes, there's a reason no one can sit still during "Uptown Funk."


Net-net, loading your wedding playlist with songs by the artists everyone knows and loves is the best way to guarantee every guest leaves the reception in a good mood—even Great Aunt Susan.

Find the other universally beloved artists, below.

  1. The Beatles
  2. Michael Jackson
  3. Elvis Presley
  4. Whitney Houston
  5. Elton John
  6. The Rolling Stones
  7. Stevie Wonder
  8. Eagles
  9. Taylor Swift
  10. Bruno Mars

Haven't found your reception entertainment yet? Start searching for your DJ or band.

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