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I love the traditional dances at wedding receptions. The song choices make me wonder why the couple chose that song. Was it “their song,” or was it the song their parents or grandparents danced to? Is it a classic love song by a late great or one remade by one of today’s stars? I like the mystery, so I don’t follow up and ask, but as the 2016 wedding season gets underway, I got to wondering what the popular songs will be this year. Naturally, I asked one of my favorite wedding DJ’s, DJ Armin, what he thought. He and I came up with the following list of songs that we think will be played by smitten newlyweds everywhere.

I Get To Love You by Ruell
Latch by Sam Smith (acoustic version)
You and You Alone by Martina McBride
The Best of Me by Josh Kelley
Better Place by Rachel Platten
Under the Stars by John Legend
One Call Away by Charlie Puth
Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
XO by John Mayer (Beyonce recently recorded this as well)
Like I’m Gonna Lose You by Meghan Trainor & John Legend

And, of course, no post would be complete without photos. Isn’t this couple adorable during their first dance?

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