February 11, 2019

The Knot Inspires Couples Through the Power of Music with Spotify

Leaders in Weddings and Music Join Forces to Help Couples Make Tradition With Songs for Every Moment; Global Superstar Meghan Trainor Joins to Curate Songs Around the Release of Her New EP “The Love Train”

New York, NY/February 11, 2019—Today, The Knot announces the launch of the Spotify playlist “Wedding Songs by The Knot,” which will serve up musical inspiration for couples across the globe. The first artist to come on board in curating a powerful playlist to inspire and celebrate love is superstar Meghan Trainor; the playlist will feature all new music and insider commentary on her new EP, The Love Train. Whether you’re currently planning a wedding or said “I do” decades ago, you can now stream music that will inspire you to fall in love all over again—just in time for Valentine’s Day.

The Knot and Spotify teams will add new music to the “Wedding Songs” playlist throughout 2019, curating songs for every type of couple to inspire them at each stage of their wedding journey. From the rock and indie-loving couple who fell in love at Bonnaroo, to the newlyweds who spend every Saturday dancing at their local honky-tonk, “Wedding Songs by The Knot” on Spotify has every couple covered.

“Music has the ability to transport us to another place and time; your first dance song, for instance, will always bring you back to that first moment as newlyweds dancing on your wedding night surrounded by family and friends,” said Kristen Maxwell Cooper, editor in chief of The Knot. “We’re excited to collaborate with the most popular music streaming platform, Spotify, to help couples around the globe make tradition through their music choices.”

The first playlist curation includes the top 10 most popular first dance songs, as determined by The Knot 2018 Real Weddings Study (the most comprehensive study of the wedding industry); Meghan Trainor’s EP, The Love Train; and 29 additional songs specially curated by The Knot, Spotify and Meghan Trainor that will inspire feelings of love, celebration and joy leading up to Valentine’s Day, one of the most popular days of the year to get engaged. Couples can stream and follow the playlist to stay up to date with the latest collection of ballads as selected by The Knot, Spotify and Meghan Trainor.

“I’m so excited to be teaming up with The Knot and Spotify to spread the love this Valentine’s,” said Meghan Trainor. “Everybody deserves love, so I hope these songs inspire you all to dance, sing, smile and maybe even shed a tear.”

Top 10 First Dance Songs:

  1. Perfect – Ed Sheeran
  2. Can’t Help Falling in Love – performed by Elvis Presley, Haley Reinhart and other various artists
  3. Yours – Russell Dickerson
  4. Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur
  5. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  6. You Are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
  7. From the Ground Up – Dan + Shay
  8. In Case You Didn’t Know – Brett Young
  9. All of Me – John Legend
  10. At Last – Etta James

(Source: The Knot 2018 Real Weddings Study)

The Love Train, Meghan Trainor:

  1. All The Ways
  2. Marry Me
  3. I’m Down
  4. After You
  5. Foolish
  6. Good Mornin’ (ft. Gary Trainor)

Engaged couples who love music and want to stream their favorite tunes for every moment can add cash funds for a shared Spotify Premium membership ($14.99/mo) to The Knot Registry. The Knot Registry is the exact solution for couples who don’t want to be limited in where they register or what they add to their wedding registry. From favorite retailers and experiences to charity and cash for unlimited, ad-free streaming music, it’s all possible with The Knot Registry.

About The Knot
The Knot is the nation’s leading multiplatform wedding resource offering a seamless, all-in-one planning experience—from finding inspiration and local vendors to creating and managing all guest experiences, wedding registries and more. The trusted brand reaches a majority of engaged couples in the US through the #1 wedding planning website TheKnot.com and #1 iOS and Android mobile app The Knot Wedding Planner, The Knot national and local wedding magazines, and The Knot book series. Since its inception, The Knot has inspired approximately 25 million couples to plan a wedding that’s uniquely them. Visit The Knot online at TheKnot.com and follow on social media: Facebook.com/TheKnot and @TheKnot on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

About Spotify
Spotify transformed music listening forever when it launched in Sweden in 2008. Discover, manage and share over 40m songs for free, or upgrade to Spotify Premium to access exclusive features including offline mode, improved sound quality, Spotify Connect and ad-free listening.

Today, Spotify is the world’s most popular music streaming service with a community of 207m users, including 96m subscribers, across 78 markets. We are the largest driver of revenue to the music business today.

About Meghan Trainor
Grammy-Award winning singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Meghan Trainor emerged with her 2014 breakout single “All About That Bass” and disrupted contemporary music with nostalgic pop beats and powerhouse vocals that delivered a worldwide anthem for female empowerment. Trainor cemented her rising status as one of the most prominent artists in popular music by charting seven multi-platinum singles, releasing two platinum albums, selling out three headline tours, writing multi-platinum hits for top pop and country artists, and receiving countless industry awards and nominations worldwide. She is one of only five female artists to receive a diamond certification for her hit single “All About That Bass,” which shares the RIAA Gold & Platinum Awards top honor with only 15 other singles in history.