Your wedding songs capture the joy and love of your big day and give your guests a look into your love story. While choosing your wedding music can be one of the fun parts of the planning process, it can be overwhelming too with the factors to consider. What tone are you trying to set? Does it complement the theme of your wedding? Is there a wedding song that’s particularly special to you and your partner?
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From cutting the cake to enjoying your first dance, there are many events during a wedding itself where music can come in to elevate the emotions. Ths list below includes 30 wedding songs organized by different moods.
Popular Slow Hits
These slow wedding songs with graceful melodies will definitely get you and your partner lost in the moment. They are soothing to hear and are sure to get everyone swooning over the couple.
“Perfect” by Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran is a popular favourite with many of his love wedding songs becoming timeless hits. In this 2017 hit, Ed Sheeran once again serenades us with a romantic melody that can melt hearts. As the lyrics sing about the loving memories created by a couple since childhood, this is one that can get you reminiscing about the time you have spent with your spouse.
“Make You Feel My Love” by Adele
Originally by Bob Dylan, Adele’s revived this classic with a rendition of her own. With earnest lyrics and a sincere voice, this wedding song is a tender one that you can sway gently too on your big day.
“Say You Won’t Let Go” by James Arthur
A baritone with a rich tone, James Arthur’s voice caused a stir in everyone’s heart since his first appearance on The X Factor. With heart-fluttering lyrics talking about falling in love with someone at first sight and wanting to grow old with them, this wedding song is an optimal choice for a wedding.
“All of Me” by John Legend
Everyone is sure to have heard of this tune at least once in their lives. Probably John Legend’s most popular song to date, this encapsulates the essence of everlasting love and the promise to love someone regardless of flaws and imperfections.
“Nothing” by Bruno Major
With a soft and simple piano melody, the charm of this wedding song is conveyed through the raw lyrics of being so comfortable with a loved one to even love moments when they’re doing nothing together.
“Incomplete” by James Bay
James Bay expresses the complicated feelings and the obstacles that arise throughout a relationship with his distinct raspy voice. As it reaches the chorus, the song escalates smoothly and talks about accepting the fact a relationship may not be perfect but it’s okay if two individuals were to grow together.
“Day 1” by HONNE
HONNE sings about the gratitude towards someone for being the right one since the beginning.
Accompanied with an attractive drum beat and synth sounds, this wedding song is perfect for couples who are each other first loves.
“Marry Me” by Train
10 years after the release of this worldwide 2010 smash, it remains one of the sweetest proposal wedding songs. With a sentimental guitar-based beat, magical moments will definitely be created as you gaze lovingly into your partner’s eyes as the lyrics go “Marry me”.
“With You” by Tyler Shaw
Canadian singer Tyler Shaw calls this track “a story about how I met my fiancée”. With his warm and sweet voice colour, he sings about the promises and things he would do for his partner.
Duets can resonate more with some people as the two voices blend together to create a harmonious melody.
“Without You” by Oh Wonder
The real-life couple that made up the London duo released this track in their debut album. With a chill alternative pop instrumental, Oh Wonder described this wedding song as a “Frank Ocean-inspired tune that examines the listless waiting around for your lover to come home.”
“I Was Made For Loving You” by Tori Kelly & Ed Sheeran
Tori Kelly’s strong and feminine voice and Ed Sheeran’s low and tender voice come together to create an affectionate wedding song. Elevated with rich harmonies and vocal runs, this wedding song talks about the initial uncertainty present in a relationship and reassurance of better days to come.
“Take My Hand (The Wedding Songs) – Emily Hackett & Will Anderson
Emily Hackett originally got her good friend Christian Luthi to write a song together for a wedding she was singing for. They got their best friend Will Anderson to record the male vocal of this loving duet. Four years later, Emily Hackett and Christian Luthi got married.
“Speechless” by Dan + Shay
As the country duo’s first wedding song to hit number 1 on the Billboard Country chart, it is definitely one especially special to them. Both of them got married to their respective brides and wrote this wedding song to hold on to the fond memories of watching their own brides walk down the aisle.
“Best Part” by H.E.R. & Daniel Caesar
Daniel Caesar and H.E.R. win the hearts of everyone with this enchanting love song about the intensity with which someone values their partner till even the simple everyday life reminds them of their partner.
Energetic & Exciting Jams
Other than signifying the start of a marriage with your partner, a wedding is also a party. And what party can do without some lively music to add some vibrance? These fun bops are addictive and are certain to get your guests moving!
“We Are Young” by Fun (feat. Janelle Monae)
Lyrically, the song describes a wild night out with good friends who will be there for you even when you’re completely wasted. Yet, this also makes a great wedding song with the lyrics “Tonight, we are young” to symbolise enjoying the present moment before a life of maturity and adulthood kicks in.
“Good Day For Marrying You” by Dave Barnes
An enthralling folk song with a riveting beat, this can get all your guests clapping and tapping their feet along. It’s a bubbly song filled with anticipation for even better days to come after this
‘good’ wedding day.
“Treasure” by Bruno Mars
This wedding song was written as a declaration of love for your partner and making sure they are always in the center of attention because they’re ‘treasure’. Bruno Mars adds on the charm to this wedding song with his appealing and alluring voice colour.
“Can’t Stop The Feeling!” by Justin Timberlake
As the soundtrack for the animated film Trolls, this spirited and cheerful song remains a bop even beyond the movie. With the repetitive lyrics “I can’t stop the feeling, so just dance, dance, dance.” playing throughout the chorus, your guests will definitely get pumped up.
“Crazy In Love” by Beyonce (feat. Jay-Z)
Starting with Beyonce’s captivating “oh uh-oh uh-oh” hook, it’s bound to get your guests fired up as the song escalates to its climax with her powerful voice.
2019-2020 Latest Romantic Tracks
At least 1000 wedding songs are released daily and these include love wedding songs. If you’re looking for something that’s trendy and new, here’s some you can choose from.
“Never Worn White” by Katy Perry
As Katy Perry’s first release of 2020, this wedding-themed ballad made global headlines when she revealed her baby bump in the music video. She croons about wanting to have an everlasting relationship with a lover.
“Adore You” by Harry Styles
Blending synth beats of the late 20th century with modern pop elements, Harry Styles releases another banger. Lyrically, it describes the things someone would do for their loved one in attempts to ‘adore’ them.
“Forever” by Justin Bieber (feat. Post Malone & Clever)
Released on Valentine’s in 2020, Justin Bieber collabs with Post Malone and Clever to release this chill jam. Lyrically, all three artists express the commitment they’re willing to give to their respective romantic interests.
“Lover” by Taylor Swift (feat. Shawn Mendes)
Originally released as a solo track, the wedding song already hit it big with its romantic and haunting waltz tone. The remix version with Shawn Mendes rewriting certain lyrics to show his own take on a love letter to his lover adds another level of depth to this hit.
“What Am I” by Why Don’t We
With the song penned by famous romantic, Ed Sheeran, pop-rock boy band Why Don’t We sing about being able to spend the night with a significant other through the lyrics “Tell me, have you seen a sunset turn into a sunrise?” It is a great choice for a wedding as couples can look forward to the days they wake up to their spouse from their big day onwards.
Classic Old Bops
If you’re more of a sentimental person, you may want to choose some old classics to reminisce about the beautiful memories of the past.
“The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra
With a dazzling array of hit songs, Frank Sinatra was one of the most influential jazz and swing artists of the 20th century. Till today, this jazzy tune remains a timeless classic with its delightful lyrics.
“I’ve Had The Time of My Life” by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
Famous for being played in the final dancing scene of the film Dirty Dancing, this song went on to win major awards like the Academy Award, Grammy Award, Golden Globe Award. This wedding song is perfect to evoke nostalgia and still get your guests moving.
“Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder
Though Stevie Wonder wrote this soulful track to celebrate the birth of his daughter, its addictive chromatic harmonica solo makes it an easy-listening track that lingers on your ears.
“Endless Love” by Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
In this heartfelt R&B track, Diana Ross & Lionel Richie belts out a rich harmony of a declaration of an ‘endless love’ for one another. With their raw voices blending beautifully together, a soothing melody is created.
“Can You Feel The Love Tonight” by Elton John
A piano-driven soft rock ballad by Elton John, he wrote and composed this wedding song for the 1994 Disney animated film The Lion King. With rhetorical questions “can you feel the love tonight’ being asked, it seeks to engage guests while expressing the intensity of love present in the air on your big day.
“Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen
Freddie Mercury gave tribute to Elvis Presley and the early rockabilly style with this track. With its captivating and catchy tune, the song became the British rock band’s first number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100 during 1980. The alluring melody makes it an amazing bop to have fun with on your wedding day.
With so many songs being released every day, it can be hard narrowing down your choices. Just remember that the best songs are those that resonate and represent the love you share with your partner!