We’ve compiled 37 song ideas to help you choose a wedding song.
In the course of your relationship, there are some songs that naturally make way for sentiment in your memories and, for those situations, choosing a wedding aisle song – or a recessional song, or a first dance song – can be easy. Then there are some situations where nothing specific jumps out as the song that is personal to you. Those times actually make for great opportunities to choose a new song to become the anthem for your memories.
We’ve compiled a selection of wedding songs we love, from the popular ones that many can relate to, to the classics that are just timeless, to the unique ones that may sound fresh to your ears. If there are any that you absolutely love that we haven’t listed, share them with us in the comments below.
Popular love songs
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Lovesong – Adele
All Of Me – John Legend
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
James Bay did an amazing cover of this song at the 2015 Spotify Sessions in London.
No One – Alicia Keys
Kiss Me – Sixpence None the Richer
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Yellow – Coldplay
Better Together – Jack Johnson
You’ve Got The Love – Florence and the Machine
Love On Top – Beyoncé
Do You Remember – Jack Johnson
XO – Beyoncé
We especially love John Mayer’s acoustic version of this song.
Thinkin Bout You – Frank Ocean
Heartbeats – José Gonzales
(There is) No Greater Love – Amy Winehouse
Over The Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton
We can picture this one sung live in the late afternoon in summer, in a beautiful outdoor ceremony.
Classic love songs
There’s a reason why some of the oldies are considered timeless. Some of what we’ve listed below are around seventy years old and they are still able to hit you right in your heart.
Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
Your Song – Elton John
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
You’ve Got A Friend – James Taylor
At Last – Etta James
Can’t Help Falling In Love With You – Elvis Presley
Take inspiration from the wedding scene from Crazy Rich Asians.
Wonderful World – Sam Cooke
Body and Soul – Tony Bennet & Amy Winehouse
Dream A Little Dream Of Me – The Mamas and The Papas
This one is so magical, it’s like you’re floating on a cloud. We had to just cover it ourselves too.
Unique, lesser-known love songs
I Love You, Honeybear – Father John Misty
River – Leon Bridges
I Have Nothing – Whitney Houston
Beyond – Leon Bridges
His voice is like a modern Sam Cooke’s and we adore it.
Love Me Now – John Legend
Lucky – Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
Wait For The Moment – Vulfpeck
How Deep Is Your Love – P.J. Morton
The original version of this song is a complete classic but we’ve listed it here because of how creatively P.J. Morton has interpreted it. It’s like he breathed a new soul into this song.
Share with us your favourite love songs
No matter how obscure or how popular. What are your favourite love songs that we haven’t listed? Share it with us in the comment box below.