Recent research has shown that when it comes to choosing that special first dance wedding song, couples are more likely to go for classic 1960s tunes, rather than more modern options.

The research was commissioned by Specsavers’ Chief Audiologist, Gordon Harrison, and it gave 2,000 adults the chance to vote for their favourite tracks when it comes to major milestones in life. At number one on the first dance list was Elvis Presley’s well-known hit Can’t Help Falling in Love, a ballad from the film Blue Hawaii, which was released in 1961.

Four out of the top five songs in the first dance category were hits from the 1960s. In second place was Can’t Take My Eyes Off You by Frankie Valli, third was The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra, and in fifth place was Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers. John Legend’s All of Me was voted for into fourth place.

The research was commissioned to highlight the importance of looking after our hearing. It highlighted people’s relationship with music when it came to important times in their lives. Some couples may have chosen their first dance song long before even sending out save the date wedding cards, reflecting the importance of music at these key moments.

According to the research findings, seven out of ten people believe that when they hear a certain song, they are reminded of key, emotional moments in their lives. A total of 79 percent of people also stated that music has the ability to alter their mood instantly.