Jesse Tyler Ferguson shined bright like a diamond when he tied the knot with husband Justin Mikita in 2013.

On this week’s My Favorite Song with John Benjamin Hickey, the Modern Family star explained why the couple danced to a Rih Rih cover on their special night.

“Justin found this really paired down version, you probably don’t have it, of Rihanna’s Diamonds,” said Ferguson, 40. “I don’t know who the artist was, but we had our friend Shoshanna Bean, who is a brilliant singer, sing that version of it, and the lyrics of it are just so beautiful.”

But the actor chose a classic for his favorite love song: Elvis Presley’s I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You.

“The reason why I love this song so much, and I think about Justin, my husband, when I listen to it, is I felt like I loved him immediately when I saw him,” he said. “You think that that’s the wrong thing, you’re like, ‘Oh no, I have to give this more time and it has to really develop and I have to nurture this, I can’t jump right into it.’ But it’s exactly this, I can’t help falling in love with you.”

“It was a love at first sight thing?” asked Hickey, 52.

“It absolutely was,” Ferguson said. “Before we even dated, before we even spoke, I was like, ‘Oh my God, who’s that?’ And then we got to know one another.”

Listen to the full episode on demand here, and see the full list of Ferguson’s picks below. My Favorite Song airs on Radio Andy (Ch. 102).

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s Favorite Songs

ROCK & ROLL: Hey Jude by The Beatles 

LOVE: I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You by Elvis Presley 

WEDDING: Diamonds by Rihanna 

HAPPY: La Mer by Charles Trenet 

DANCE: Shake It Off by Taylor Swift 

DUET: Just Give Me a Reason by Pink & Nate Ruess 

SAD: Mr. Tanner by Harry Chapin 

CITY: New York, New York from On the Town 

DISCO: I’m So Excited by The Pointer Sisters 

GUILTY PLEASURE: It’s All Coming Back to Me Now by Celine Dion 

SEXY: A Long Walk by Jill Scott 

LIVE: People by Barbra Streisand 

COUNTRY: Jolene by Dolly Parton 

SHOW TUNE: Send in the Clowns by A Little Night Music 

ALL-TIME: Bewitched (Bothered and Bewildered) by Ella Fitzgerald

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