10 Most Popular Proposal Songs (According to Data)

Last Updated on April 19, 2023 by Juli "Jewels" Church

You’ve got the ring but have you ever considered music?

The perfect proposal song can instantly personalize your romantic gesture, whether that be your favorite song as a couple or a track that sings (literally) how you really feel about your other half.

Over 80% of people want to make their engagements as grand as possible and aside from finding the where to buy engagement rings, music has a key role in order to make the proposal more personalized. 

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There are plenty of love songs out there but what songs occur the most in playlists?

To figure that out, I went digging through Spotify's top 60 playlists of proposal and engagement songs to see which individual songs occur most often.

Many hours later, we now have our top 10!

Next to each song is a percentage of how many times each song was in the playlist, check it out below! 

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Top 10 Proposal Songs

John Legend - All of Me

100% of Playlists Analyzed Had This Song

When we think of ultimate love songs this is definitely the song that pops into everyone’s minds. It truly sums up how it feels to be in love for better or worse. 

Ed Sheeran - Perfect

100% of Playlists Analyzed Had This Song

Of course we had to include another Ed Sheeran song to this list. He has an endless list of romantic songs to propose to but this one is “perfect”! This is great for your high school sweetheart who you have a long history with. 

Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud

96% of Playlists Analyzed Had This Song

It wouldn’t be a proposal list without Ed Sheeran. The song not only talks about being in love today but also tomorrow, and the next day as well.

Thinking Out Loud covers growing old, loving from the soul, and loving for a lifetime. It’s the ideal that every couple envisions as they begin a new journey together.

Christina Perri - A Thousand Years

95% of Playlists Analyzed Had This Song

Another song that will really show your love if you have known your partner for years. This is a stunning ballad that they cannot say no to!

Adele - Make You Feel My Love

93% of Playlists Analyzed Had This Song

The queen of ballads, nobody gives us those feelings of love than Adele herself even when it hurts. Her beautiful vocals and lyrics combined makes this number into the best proposal song. 

Bruno Mars - Marry You

90% of Playlists Analyzed Had This Song

You can’t really fault this song! It is an upbeat tune that has all of the ingredients for the perfect proposal song without it being too soppy. It also has the line “Just say I do…” what could be more perfect for the moment when you get down on one knee?

Train - Marry Me

90% of Playlists Analyzed Had This Song

Marry Me probably needs no introduction when it comes to wedding proposal songs, it pretty much sums up your message in the song itself. Plain and simple!

Boyz II Men - On Bended Knee

80% of Playlists Analyzed Had This Song

Boyz II Men; the band with the most perfect love songs. This meaningful track is all about wanting to spend the rest of your life with one person. Not only does it describe a proposal impeccably, but you can definitely imagine proposing to this R&B classic. 

Snow Patrol - Just Say Yes

65% of Playlists Analyzed Had This Song

Want to be straight to the point? Then this classic Snow Patrol song is the one! You don’t really need to say much else after you pop the question.

All-4-One - I Swear

60% of Playlists Analyzed Had This Song

If you and your partner are fans of old-school R&B then this classic 90s hit is perfect! The lyrics are spot on for a proposal song including “for better or worse”.

Next Steps

Now that you've got the music nailed down, you'll need to plan out the location and other details for when you finally pop the question.

Regarding the ring itself, we've got a ton of resources to help you narrow down the selection process:

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