GigMasters Unveils Top 2013 Wedding Songs

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More Diversity in Song and Entertainment Choices Show Continued Personalization of Weddings

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We've seen an increase in alternative entertainment booking for weddings.

Event booking service,, today announces the Top Songs for 2013 weddings. The lists are based on a survey of 2012 and 2013 brides and grooms, booking data, and research done with others in the wedding industry.

“Can't Help Falling in Love and At Last remain popular first dance songs, but we’re seeing a greater range of alternative choices.” says Marta Segal Block, GigMasters' Editorial Director. “There are fewer songs that EVERYONE chooses, and more diversity in choices with songs by artists like Christina Perri, Ray LaMontagne, and Jason Mraz rounding out the top 5.”

Diversity and range can be seen in all the top song categories, and even in the parts of the ceremony and reception people are choosing. Some couples are adding elements like a Brother/Sister dance and getting rid of traditions like the garter or bouquet toss that don’t hold meaning for them.

“With wedding videos continuing to go viral (such as the recent Les Misérables flash mob) more couples are seeing that it’s okay to be yourself and have fun with your wedding." says Block. "We’ve seen an increase in alternative entertainment bookings for weddings, and expect to see that trend continue.”

Top 5 First Dance Songs
1.    You Are The Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
2.    A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
3.    At Last – Etta James
4.    Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
5.    I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz

Top 10 Must Play Songs
1.    Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
2.    Dancing in the Moonlight – King Harvest
3.    Everything – Michael Bublé
4.    Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
5.    Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
6.    Paradise – Coldplay
7.    Love Story – Taylor Swift
8.    Better Together – Jack Johnson
9.    We Found Love – Rihanna
10.    Party in the U.S.A. – Miley Cyrus

Top 5 Do NOT Play Songs
1.    Chicken Dance
2.    Electric Slide
3.    Macarena
4.    YMCA
5.    Genres such as Rap/Hip Hop and Country

Top 3 Alternative Wedding Entertainment Choices
1.    Belly Dancer
2.    Elvis Impersonator
3.    Caricature Artist

GigMasters is the number one event booking service, guiding party planners and hosts to the right entertainment and vendors for every event. By combining the efficiency of the web with the personal touch of a private event planner, GigMasters has helped facilitate more than 180,000 event bookings: weddings, birthday parties, corporate functions and more. With the largest nationwide database of client-rated vendors and entertainers, GigMasters boasts 10,000+ members including live bands, DJs, wedding musicians, event photographers, celebrity impersonators, balloon twisters, stand-up comedians, jazz trios, photo booths, string quartets, soloists, limousines and more. The site, founded in 1997 by Kevin Kinyon and Michael Caldwell, attracts over 30,000 daily visits throughout North America. GigMasters is a proud member of the Better Business Bureau, TRUSTe, and is also a DigiCert secured website. For more information, please visit

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