The 80 Most Romantic Wedding Songs of All Time (2024)

Whether you're choosing a glamorous wedding theme or something more bohemian and whimsical, there's one thing your affair will definitely need: A generous dose of romantic wedding songs that are all about love. The best wedding songs bring out all the feels and make the reception feel like a giant love fest—and these songs ensure that there will be plenty of opportunities for everyone to hit the dance floor.

Naturally, all of these tunes can be played as a first-dance song, but they can also make the setlist for your wedding band or the must-play list for your DJ. Who wouldn't want to include some epic slow-dance songs in the mix, like the classic "At Last" by Etta James? But they aren't all oldies—some of the most romantic songs come from recent memory, like "All of Me" by John Legend. Love songs aren't always slow either. There are plenty of up-tempo hits on the list that will be sure to get your guests movin' and groovin', including jams by Beyoncé and Michael Jackson.

From slow to fast, to country, and everything in between, these love songs are some of the best wedding songs of all time to make your celebration one for the books.

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"Endless Love," by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie

Lyrics of Love: "My love, there's only you in my life/The only thing that's bright/My first love/You're every breath that I take/You're every step I make/And I, I want to share/All my love with you"

"How Deep Is Your Love," by Bee Gees

Lyrics of Love: "I believe in you/You know the door to my very soul/You're the light in my deepest, darkest hour/You're my savior when I fall"

"Best Part," by Daniel Caesar Featuring H.E.R.

Lyrics of Love: "You're the coffee that I need in the morning/You're my sunshine in the rain when it's pouring/Won't you give yourself to me/Give it all, oh"

"Always and Forever," by Heatwave

Lyrics of Love: "There'll always be sunshine when I look at you/It's something I can't explain just the things that you do/And if you get lonely, phone me and take/A second to give to me that magic you make"

"Because You Loved Me," by Céline Dion

Lyrics of Love: "You were my strength when I was weak/You were my voice when I couldn't speak/You were my eyes when I couldn't see/You saw the best there was in me"

"I Could Fall in Love," by Selena

Lyrics of Love: "I could fall in love with you/I can only wonder how/Touching you would make me feel/But if I take that chance right now/Tomorrow will you want me still?"

"Wonderful World," by Sam Cooke

Lyrics of Love: "Don't know much about a science book/Don't know much about the French I took/But I do know that I love you/And I know that if you love me, too/What a wonderful world this would be"

"The Very Thought of You," by Billie Holiday

Lyrics of Love: "The very thought of you/And I forget to do/Those little ordinary things/That everyone ought to do/I'm livin' in a kind of a daydream/I'm happy as a queen"

"The Way You Look Tonight," by Frank Sinatra

Lyrics of Love: "Someday, when I'm awfully low/When the world is cold/I will feel a glow just thinking of you/And the way you look tonight"

"Happy Together," by The Turtles

Lyrics of Love: "Imagine me and you, I do/I think about you day and night, it's only right/To think about the girl you love and hold her tight/So happy together"

"You Got Me," by The Roots and Erykah Badu

Lyrics of Love: "If you were worried 'bout where/I been or who I saw or/What club I went to with my homies/Baby don't worry you know that you got me"

"Something," by The Beatles

Lyrics of Love: "Something in the way she moves/Attracts me like no other lover/Something in the way she woos me/I don't want to leave her now/You know I believe and how"

"Happily Ever After," by Case

Lyrics of Love: "And for so many years/I knew it would be you here with me, ooh/Take you for my wife, the center of my life/And I will never ever fade/From this choice I've made"

"Like a Star," by Corinne Bailey Rae

Lyrics of Love: "Just like a star across my sky/Just like an angel off the page/You have appeared to my life/Feel like I'll never be the same/Just like a song in my heart/Just like oil on my hands"

"Dontchange," by Musiq Soulchild

Lyrics of Love: "Now don't you know you'll always be/The most beautiful woman I know/So let me reassure you darlin' that/My feelings are truly unconditional"

"As," by Marsha Ambrosius and Anthony Hamilton

Lyrics of Love: "As now can't reveal the mystery of tomorrow/But in passing we'll grow older every day/Just as all that's born is new/Do know what I say is true/That I'll be loving you always"

"Knocks Me Off My Feet," by Stevie Wonder

Lyrics of Love: "I reach out for the part/Of me that lives in you that only our two hearts can find/But I don't want to bore you with my trouble/But there's sumptin' bout your love/That makes me weak"

"You Make My Dreams," by Hall & Oates

Lyrics of Love: "What I want, you've got/And it might be hard to handle/But like the flame that burns the candle/The candle feeds the flame, yeah yeah"

"Nothing Even Matters," by Lauryn Hill and D'Angelo

Lyrics of Love: "You're part of my identity/I sometimes have the tendency/To look at you religiously, baby/'Cause nothin' even matters to me"

"Don't Get Me Wrong," by The Pretenders

Lyrics of Love: "Don't get me wrong/If I'm acting so distracted/I'm thinking about the fireworks/That go off when you smile/Don't get me wrong/If I split like light refracted/I'm only off to wander/Across a moonlit mile"

"I Just Can't Stop Loving You," by Michael Jackson

Lyrics of Love: "You know how I feel/This thing can't go wrong/I'm so proud to say I love you/Your love's got me high/I long to get by/This time is forever/Love is the answer"

"Say You Won't Let Go," by James Arthur

Lyrics of Love: "When you looked over your shoulder/For a minute, I forget that I'm older/I wanna dance with you right now/Oh, and you look as beautiful as ever/And I swear that every day'll get better"

"Forever and Ever, Amen," by Randy Travis

Lyrics of Love: "If you wonder how long I'll be faithful/Well, just listen to how this song ends/I'm gonna love you forever and ever/Forever and ever, amen"

"Adorn," by Miguel

Lyrics of Love: "Baby these fists will always protect ya, lady/And this mind will never neglect you, yeah baby/Oh baby, and if they try to break us down/Don't let that affect us, no baby"

"At Last," by Etta James

Lyrics of Love: "I found a dream that I could speak to/A dream that I can call my own/I found a thrill to press my cheek to/A thrill I've never known, oh yeah/You smiled, you smiled and then the spell was cast"

"When a Man Loves a Woman," by Percy Sledge

Lyrics of Love: "When a man loves a woman/He can do no wrong/He can never own some other girl/Yes when a man loves a woman/I know exactly how he feels/'Cause baby, baby, baby, you're my world"

"A Moment Like This," by Kelly Clarkson

Lyrics of Love: "A moment like this/Some people wait a lifetime/For a moment like this/Some people search forever/For that one special kiss/Oh, I can't believe it's happening to me"

"Truly Madly Deeply," by Savage Garden

Lyrics of Love: "I want to stand with you on a mountain/I want to bathe with you in the sea/I want to lay like this forever/Until the sky falls down on me"

"The Only Exception," by Paramore

Lyrics of Love: "And that was the day that I promised/I'd never sing of love/If it does not exist, but darlin'/You are, the only exception"

"You're Still the One," by Shania Twain

Lyrics of Love: "You're still the one I run to/The one that I belong to/You're still the one I want for life/You're still the one that I love/The only one I dream of/You're still the one I kiss good night"

"Perfect," by Ed Sheeran

Lyrics of Love: "We are still kids, but we're so in love/Fighting against all odds/I know we'll be alright this time/Darling, just hold my hand/Be my girl, I'll be your man/I see my future in your eyes"

"Everything Has Changed," by Taylor Swift Featuring Ed Sheeran

Lyrics of Love: "'Cause all I know is we said hello/And your eyes look like coming home/All I know is a simple name/And everything has changed/All I know is, you held the door/You'll be mine and I'll be yours"

"All of Me," by John Legend

Lyrics of Love: "'Cause all of me/Loves all of you/Love your curves and all your edges/All your perfect imperfections/Give your all to me/I'll give my all to you/You're my end and my beginning"

"Marry Me," by Train

Lyrics of Love: "Promise me/You'll always be/Happy by my side/I promise to/Sing to you/When all the music dies/And marry me/Today and every day"

"A Thousand Years," by Christina Perri

Lyrics of Love: "I have died every day, waiting for you/Darling, don't be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years/I'll love you for a thousand more/And all along I believed, I would find you"

"I'm Yours," by Jason Mraz

Lyrics of Love: "So I won't hesitate no more, no more/It cannot wait I'm sure/There's no need to complicate/Our time is short/This is our fate, I'm yours"

"Everything," by Michael Bublé

Lyrics of Love: "It's you, it's you; you make me sing/You're every line, you're every word, you're everything/You're every song, and I sing along/Cause you're my everything"

"You and Me," by Lifehouse

Lyrics of Love: "And it's you and me and all of the people/And I don't know why, I can't keep my eyes off of you/There's something about you now/I can't quite figure out/Everything she does is beautiful"

"Can't Help Falling in Love," by Elvis Presley

Lyrics of Love: "Like a river flows surely to the sea/Darling so it goes/Some things are meant to be/Take my hand, take my whole life, too/For I can't help falling in love with you"

"The Way I Am," by Ingrid Michaelson

Lyrics of Love: "If you were falling, then I would catch you/You need a light, I'd find a match/'Cause I love the way you say good morning/And you take me the way I am"

"At Your Best," by Aaliyah

Lyrics of Love: "But at your best you are love/You're a positive motivating force within my life/Should you ever feel the need to wonder why/Let me know, let me know"

"(You Make Me Feel) Like a Natural Woman," by Aretha Franklin

Lyrics of Love: "When my soul was in the lost and found/You came along to claim it/I didn't know just what was wrong with me/'Til your kiss helped me name it/Now I'm no longer doubtful, of what I'm living for"

"Two Occasions," by The Deele

Lyrics of Love: "'Cause every time I close my eyes/I think of you/And no matter what season nears/I still love you/With all my heart/And I want to be with you/Wherever you are"

"Don't Know Much," by Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville

Lyrics of Love: "And when I feel you near me/Sometimes I see so clearly/The only truth I've ever known/Is me and you"

"Lucky," by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat

Lyrics of Love: "I'm lucky I'm in love with my best friend/Lucky to have been where I have been/Lucky to be coming home again/Lucky we're in love in every way/Lucky to have stayed where we have stayed"

"Slow Jam," by Usher Featuring Monica

Lyrics of Love: "And when you touched my hand/I knew you were the man/To turn my world around/And make my dreams come true/The magic in your eyes, made me realize/That everything I feel, has got to be real"

"Anyone Else But You," by The Moldy Peaches

Lyrics of Love: "I kiss you on the brain in the shadow of the train/I kiss you all starry-eyed, my body's swinging from side to side/I don't see what anyone can see/In anyone else but you"

"Aquaman," by Walk the Moon

Lyrics of Love: "So here we go head first, no regrets and no rules/We can stay as long as we want/Slow dancing in the darkness/And all I know is I wanna be here with you from now on"

"(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You," by *Nsync

Lyrics of Love: "Your love is like a river/Peaceful and deep/Your soul is like a secret/That I never could keep/When I look into your eyes/I know that it's true/God must have spent/A little more time/On you"

"Better Together," by Jack Johnson

Lyrics of Love: "You look so pretty sleeping next to me/But there is not enough time/And there is no, no song I could sing/And there is no combination of words I could say/But I will still tell you one thing/We're better together"

"Thinkin Bout You," by Frank Ocean

Lyrics of Love: "And though you were my first time/A new feel/It won't ever get old, not in my soul/Not in my spirit, keep it alive/We'll go down this road/'Til it turns from color to black and white"

"(Everything I Do) I Do It for You," by Bryan Adams

Lyrics of Love: "Look into my eyes/You will see/What you mean to me/Search your heart/Search your soul/And when you find me there/You'll search no more/Don't tell me it's not worth tryin' for"

"Until the End of Time," by Justin Timberlake Featuring Beyoncé

Lyrics of Love: "Because if your love was all I had/In this life/Well, that would be enough/Until the end of time/So rest your weary heart/And relax your mind/'Cause I'm gonna love you girl/Until the end of time"

"That's the Way Love Goes," by Janet Jackson

Lyrics of Love: "Like a moth to a flame/Burned by the fire/That's the way love goes/My love is blind/Can't you see my desire/That's the way, that's the way love goes"

"I Wanna Know," by Joe

Lyrics of Love: "It's amazing how you knock me off my feet/Every time you come around me I get weak, oh yeah/Nobody ever made me feel this way/You kiss my lips and then you take my breath away"

"I Do (Cherish You)," by 98 Degrees

Lyrics of Love: "I do cherish you/For the rest of my life/You don't have to think twice/I will love you still/From the depths of my soul/It's beyond my control/I've waited so long to say this to you"

"Come Away With Me," by Norah Jones

Lyrics of Love: "Come away with me in the night/Come away with me/And I will write you a song/Come away with me on a bus/Come away where they can't tempt us, with their lies"

"Angel of Mine," by Monica

Lyrics of Love: "You came into my life/Sent from above/When I lost all hope/Boy, you showed me love/I'm checkin' for you, boy/You're right on time/Angel of mine"

"Let's Stay Together," by Al Green

Lyrics of Love: "Let's stay together/I'm so in love with you/Whatever you want to do/Is all right with me/'Cause you make me feel so brand new/And I want to spend my life with you"

"More Than Words," by Extreme

Lyrics of Love: "Hold me close don't ever let me go/More than words is all I ever needed you to show/Then you wouldn't have to say that you love me/'Cause I'd already know"

"Unchained Melody," by The Righteous Brothers

Lyrics of Love: "Oh, my love, my darling/I've hungered for your touch/A long, lonely time/Time goes by so slowly/And time can do so much/Are you still mine?/I need your love"

"Never Too Much," by Luther Vandross

Lyrics of Love: "I can't fool myself, I don't want nobody else to ever love me/You are my shining star, my guiding light, my love fantasy/There's not a minute, hour, day, or night that I don't love you"

"Amazed," by Lonestar

Lyrics of Love: "Every little thing that you do/I'm so in love with you/It just keeps getting better/I want to spend the rest of my life with you by my side/Forever and ever"

"Dangerously in Love 2," by Beyoncé

Lyrics of Love: "I am in love with you/You set me free/I can't do this thing called life without you here with me/'Cause I'm dangerously in love with you/I'll never leave/Just keep lovin' me the way I love you lovin' me"

"Just My Imagination," by The Temptations

Lyrics of Love: "Every night on my knees I pray, dear Lord, hear my plea/Don't ever let another take her love from me or I would surely die/Her love is heavenly when her arms enfold me"

"The Luckiest," by Ben Folds

Lyrics of Love: "Now I know all the wrong turns the stumbles/And falls brought me here/And where was I before the day/That I first saw your lovely face/Now I see it every day/And I know/That I am, I am, I am, the luckiest"

"Make You Feel My Love," by Adele

Lyrics of Love: "I'd go hungry; I'd go black and blue/And I'd go crawling down the avenue/No, there's nothing that I wouldn't do/To make you feel my love"

"Ain't No Mountain High Enough," by Tammi Terrell and Marvin Gaye

Lyrics of Love: "Remember the day I set you free/I told you, you could always count on me darling/From that day on, I made a vow/I'll be there when you want me/Someway, somehow"

"I Can Love You Like That," by All-4-One

Lyrics of Love: "I can love you like that/I would make you my world/Move heaven and Earth if you were my girl/I will give you my heart/Be all that you need/Show you you're everything that's precious to me"

"You Are So Beautiful," by Joe Cocker

Lyrics of Love: "You are so beautiful/To me/Can't you see/You're everything I hoped for/You're everything I need/You are so beautiful/To me"

"Spoiled," by Joss Stone

Lyrics of Love: "I kinda thought that I'd be better off by myself/I've never been so wrong before/You made it impossible for me to ever/Love somebody else"

"Heaven," by Bryan Adams

Lyrics of Love: "Baby, you're all that I want/When you're lyin' here in my arms/I'm findin' it hard to believe/We're in heaven/And love is all that I need/And I found it there in your heart"

"Kiss Me," by Sixpence None the Richer

Lyrics of Love: "Oh, kiss me beneath the milky twilight/Lead me out on the moonlit floor/Lift your open hand/Strike up the band, and make the fireflies dance/Silvermoon's sparkling/So kiss me"

"Just the Way You Are," by Bruno Mars

Lyrics of Love: "When I see your face/There's not a thing that I would change 'cause you're amazing/Just the way you are/And when you smile/The whole world stops and stares for a while"

"Time After Time," by Cyndi Lauper

Lyrics of Love: "The second hand unwinds/If you're lost you can look and you will find me/Time after time/If you fall, I will catch you, I'll be waiting/Time after time"

"I Will Always Love You," by Whitney Houston

Lyrics of Love: "I hope life treats you kind/And I hope you have all you've dreamed of/And I'm wishing you joy and happiness/But above all this, I wish you love"

"You Are the Sunshine of My Life," by Stevie Wonder

Lyrics of Love: "You are the sunshine of my life/That's why I'll always stay around/You are the apple of my eye/Forever you'll stay in my heart"

"My Girl," by The Temptations

Lyrics of Love: "I've got sunshine on a cloudy day/With my girl/I've even got the month of May/With my girl"

"Have I Told You Lately That I Love You," by Rod Stewart

Lyrics of Love: "Have I told you lately that I love you/Have I told you there's no one else above you/You fill my heart with gladness/Take away all my sadness/Ease my troubles, that's what you do"

"Can You Feel The Love Tonight," by Elton John

Lyrics of Love: "Can you feel the love tonight?/It is where we are/It's enough for this wide-eyed wanderer/That we've got this far"

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The 80 Most Romantic Wedding Songs of All Time (2024)

FAQs

The 80 Most Romantic Wedding Songs of All Time? ›

Brides Often Ask

The number one love song from the 80s was Careless Whisper by George Michael. This 1984 hit combines the calming tunes of the saxophone and romantic lyrics, making it one of the most iconic songs of all time.

What was the number one wedding song in the 80s? ›

Brides Often Ask

The number one love song from the 80s was Careless Whisper by George Michael. This 1984 hit combines the calming tunes of the saxophone and romantic lyrics, making it one of the most iconic songs of all time.

What is the number one most romantic song? ›

1. "Unchained Melody" by the Righteous Brothers. And the No. 1 spot goes to "Unchained Melody." According to Pandora, the lyrics, production, and music evoke "the positive force of this unquestionable love."

What is the main wedding song? ›

How 'Here Comes the Bride' Became the Song You Hear at Every Wedding Ceremony. There are many superstitious wedding traditions, but some have pretty clear origins.

What was the number one wedding song in 1982? ›

“Truly” by Lionel Richie

The lyrics of this tender slow ballad are a powerful pledge of love, and it's no surprise that it was a popular request for the first dance of brides and grooms at weddings in the early 80s. “Truly” went gold, and reached #1 on the Top 40 charts in 1982.

What was the most watched wedding in the 80s? ›

Luke and Laura's November 17, 1981 wedding brought in 30 million viewers; it remains the highest rated soap opera episode in American daytime television history. Elizabeth Taylor made a cameo appearance during the event, and Princess Diana sent champagne.

Is something the greatest love song ever? ›

'Something' by the Beatles

More than 150 artists have tried the dreamy, swooning ode on for size, including James Brown, Elvis Presley, Phish, Isaac Hayes and Frank Sinatra, who famously christened it the 'greatest love song ever written.'

What is the number one single song of all time? ›

According to Guinness World Records, Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" (1942) as performed by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single worldwide, with estimated sales of over 50 million copies.

What is the number 1 song ever? ›

Top 10 songs of all time (1958–2021)
RankSingleArtist(s)
1."Blinding Lights"The Weeknd
2."The Twist"Chubby Checker
3."Smooth"Santana featuring Rob Thomas
4."Mack the Knife"Bobby Darin
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How do I find the perfect wedding song? ›

Tips for Picking a First Dance Song
  1. Find A Common Musical Interest. Sometimes, opposites really do attract, so it's possible that you and your fiancé don't share the same taste in music. ...
  2. Look For Lyrics That Speak To Your Relationship Together. ...
  3. Pick a Beat You Can Dance To. ...
  4. Don't Be Afraid To Be Unconventional.

Is Simply the Best a wedding song? ›

Simply The Best is a well-known and well-loved Tina Turner song that is often used at weddings. With lyrics like “You're simply the best, better than all the rest, better than anyone, anyone I ever met.

How do I choose a wedding aisle song? ›

How to Choose the Music for Your Wedding Ceremony
  1. Check With Your Venue.
  2. Consider Your History. ...
  3. Read the Lyrics. ...
  4. Choose a Theme. ...
  5. Think About the Feeling You're Trying to Create. ...
  6. Celebrate!
Jun 5, 2022

What is the classic wedding exit song? ›

Mendelssohn's “Wedding March” and Beethoven's “Ode to Joy” are traditional wedding recessional songs, but you don't have to follow tradition on this one.

What is a nice wedding song? ›

Top 10 Wedding Songs of All-time
  • 1. “ Can't Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley. ...
  • 2. “ At Last” by Etta James. ...
  • 3. “ Perfect” by Ed Sheeran. ...
  • 4. “ Marry Me” by Train. ...
  • 5. “ Bless The Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts. ...
  • 6. “ All Of Me” by John Legend. ...
  • 7. “ I Don't Want To Miss A Thing” by Aerosmith. ...
  • 8. “
May 10, 2023

What is the traditional wedding walk out song? ›

Bridal Chorus, Wagner

Often known as Here Comes The Bride, this piece of classical music is the traditional choice for the procession of the bride, and is often played on an organ.

What was the most popular wedding song in 1960? ›

A Look Back at the Most Popular Wedding Songs by Year
  • 1964: "Be My Baby," by The Ronettes. ...
  • 1963: "Do You Want to Know a Secret," by The Beatles. ...
  • 1962: "Bring It on Home to Me," by Sam Cooke. ...
  • 1961: "Can't Help Falling in Love," by Elvis Presley. ...
  • 1960: "At Last," by Etta James.
May 3, 2023

What was the number one love song in 1984? ›

"What's Love Got to Do With It" - Tina Turner | Hot 100 Peak: No. 1 for three weeks (1984)

What was number one wedding song in 1985? ›

“Heaven” by Bryan Adams

Canadian singer Bryan Adams had his first #1 hit with this mega-hit in 1985, which was undoubtedly the most played song at both proms and weddings that year.

What was the most lavish wedding ever? ›

Guinness World Record holder. According to Guinness World Records, the most expensive wedding ever officially recorded took place in Versailles, France in 2004, and racked up an eye-watering $55m (£42.4m) price tag. The happy bride and groom were Vanisha Mittal and Amit Bhatia.

What is the most viewed wedding in history? ›

On April 29, 2011, Prince William and Kate Middleton were married in an extravagant royal wedding at Westminster Abbey. It was watched by an estimated two billion people around the world, making it the most-watched event in history.

What was the most televised wedding of all time? ›

On November 16, 1981, 30 million guests tuned in to watch the most iconic TV wedding of all time. Luke and Laura were married in a gorgeous outdoor reception, but what made their big day special was the love that radiated from the fictional couple.

What is the greatest love song of the last 50 years? ›

But “Something” is somehow grander, more universal, than that. Sinatra famously labelled it “the greatest love song of the past 50 years”, and Harrison himself sensed that it would become a large part of his musical legacy.

Who said that Something was the greatest love song of all time? ›

"the greatest love song in 50-100 years".

Who was George Harrison's greatest love? ›

George Harrison met ex-wife Pattie Boyd in heartbreaking 'final goodbye' months before his death. On the first day they met, it was love at first sight.

What is the highest selling song of all time by a female artist? ›

1BELIEVE1998
2I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU1992
3...BABY ONE MORE TIME1999
4MY HEART WILL GO ON1998
5SOMEONE LIKE YOU2011
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What is the most downloaded song of all time? ›

Most Downloaded Songs Ever
  1. Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas - From "Blackmail" ...
  2. Samne Ye Kaun Aya - From "Jawani Diwani" ...
  3. Chalte Chalte - Part 1 / From "Chalte Chalte" ...
  4. Churi Nahin Yeh Mera Dil Hai - From "Gambler" ...
  5. Dilbar Mere - From "Satte Pe Satta" ...
  6. Humko Tumse Ho Gaya Hai Pyar - From "Amar Akbar Anthony"

What singer has the most number one songs of all time? ›

Mariah Carey (USA) has topped the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart on 19 different occasions.

What is the number one song of all time according to Rolling Stone? ›

Respect

Who picks first dance song? ›

Yes, figuring out how to choose a first dance song is a super-personal decision that should only be made by you and your dance (and life) partner—so back off, nosy mother-in-law! But you should still feel free to get inspiration from family, friends, the Internet—whatever!

How many songs do you pick for a wedding ceremony? ›

You will want between two and three throughout your ceremony. Similarly, some weddings have prayer readings which you may want music for – however this is not an essential.

What is the marriage song of songs? ›

The Song of Songs, also known as the Song of Solomon, is a celebration of the love of a young couple as they move from engagement to marriage. In some ways the Song of Songs is modern in its ideal of marriage as a match based on the romantic love between the couple.

What songs can I play at my wedding? ›

Top 25 Wedding Party Songs
  • Marry You - Bruno Mars.
  • Love On Top - Beyoncé
  • Chapel Of Love - The Dixie Cups.
  • Crazy In Love (feat. ...
  • Wannabe - Spice Girls.
  • I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) - Whitney Houston.
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) - Stevie Wonder.
  • Ain't No Other Man - Christina Aguilera.

Should the last song at a wedding be slow or fast? ›

If you want a private last dance with just your partner, choose a slow song to create an intimate moment and re-focus the attention on you, the couple. If you'd rather go out with a bang, especially if you're having an after-party, pick a high-energy tune for all your guests to enjoy.

Is Unforgettable a wedding song? ›

Unforgettable by Nat King Cole is by far, one of my favorite songs for weddings. The lyrics are actually appropriate for all of the standard dances at a wedding - first dance, father-daughter and mother-son dance - so the only challenge is deciding who gets to dance to it!

Does the bride walk down to a different song? ›

Wedding music commences, either a separate song for the Bridesmaids to enter and a different song for the Bride. Alternatively, the entire wedding party can use just one song.

Do you play a song when the groom walks down the aisle? ›

The groom, followed by his groomsmen, can walk down the aisle to a song that's just for them. The groom, followed by his groomsmen, can come in from stage left (the guests right) and get into place to a song just for the guys.

How long should bride entrance song be? ›

The average song is 3 minutes long. It can take 20 seconds for a couple to prepare and get from the entrance to their seats or the dance floor. As you increase the number of introductions, add on another song.

What is the song called when the bride and groom leave? ›

Wedding recessional songs, better known as wedding exit songs, are played as the couple walk back down the aisle as newlyweds and the guests clap wildly. Happy, celebratory and bursting with love, your wedding recessional song should reflect the excitement you're feeling inside.

What is the song list for Do Not Play wedding? ›

48 Most Commonly Banned Wedding Songs
  • Chicken Dance.
  • Cha-Cha Slide.
  • Macarena.
  • Cupid Shuffle.
  • YMCA – Village People.
  • Electric Boogie (Electric Slide)
  • Hokey Pokey.
  • Wobble – V.I.C.
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What is canon wedding song? ›

The Canon in D by Pachelbel is perhaps one of the most well-known songs used during wedding ceremonies. Some people feel that it is overused, to the point where listeners have become jaded and no longer feel the same emotional response towards it.

What a girl wants wedding song? ›

Heaven is a Place on Earth/Shout

Daphne's mom Libby, played by Kelly Preston, sings Belinda Carlisle's "Heaven is a Place on Earth" early in the movie. It's an upbeat tune, perfect for a wedding reception.

Is I Will Always Love You a good wedding song? ›

In an article listing the top 100 love songs for weddings, Australia's online magazine for weddings, mag.weddingcentral.com, ranks the song as number three in the 'Top 10 Extra Cheesy Love Song' list. “These songs may sound cheesy, but they are almost a prerequisite for any wedding” says the category subhead.

What can I sing for my best friend's wedding? ›

Get everyone giggling with these top funny songs to sing at a wedding!
  • “#Selfie” by The Chainsmokers.
  • “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor.
  • “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-a-Lot.
  • “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen.
  • “Cupid Shuffle” by Cupid.
  • “Friends in Low Places” by Garth Brooks.
  • “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Cyndi Laupe.
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What music did Diana walk down the aisle to? ›

'Sonata in G, Op. 28' - Edward Elgar.

Who chooses the bride entrance song? ›

Normally couples decide together the bridal entrance song together. There's a couple of key things to think about.

What songs did you walk down the aisle to? ›

Top 10 Most Popular Entrance Songs
  • Canon in D - Pachelbel. Play.
  • At Last - Etta James. Play.
  • Songbird - Fleetwood Mac. Play.
  • Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles. Play.
  • A Thousand Years - Christina Perri. Play.
  • Somwhere Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'Ole. Play.
  • Make You Feel My Love - Adele. Play.
  • Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder.

What is the highest selling song of the 1980s? ›

DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS?

What was the Billboard number 1 singles in 1980? ›

Queen scored two #1 hits with "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" and "Another One Bites the Dust" in 1980. Kenny Rogers scored his first #1 hit with "Lady" in 1980.

What was the longest running #1 song in 1982? ›

The two longest running number-one singles of 1982 are "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and "Ebony and Ivory" by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder, which each stayed at the top for seven weeks. "Physical" by Olivia Newton-John concluded a ten week run that began in 1981.

What was the number 1 wedding song in 1992? ›

"We Got A Love Thang" | Cece Penniston

"We Got A Love Thang" would be released in January of 1992. The song would make it all the way to Number 1 on the dance chart.

What was the most sold song in 1983? ›

Official Top 40 best-selling songs of 1983
POSTITLEARTIST
1KARMA CHAMELEONCULTURE CLUB
2UPTOWN GIRLBILLY JOEL
3RED RED WINEUB40
4LET'S DANCEDAVID BOWIE
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What song held #1 the longest? ›

"Old Town Road" holds the record for the longest stretch at No. 1 with 19 weeks. It also became the fastest song in history to be certified diamond. "The Box" charted at No.

What was the number one song of 1981? ›

Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1981
No.TitleArtist(s)
1"Bette Davis Eyes"Kim Carnes
2"Endless Love"Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
3"Lady"Kenny Rogers
4"(Just Like) Starting Over"John Lennon
96 more rows

What was the number one song in 1989? ›

The two longest running number-one singles of 1989 are "Miss You Much" by Janet Jackson and "Another Day in Paradise" by Phil Collins, which each charted at number one for four weeks. "Another Day in Paradise" attained two weeks at number one in 1989 and two more weeks in 1990, achieving four weeks at the top.

What was the number one song in 1987? ›

Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1987
No.TitleArtist(s)
1"Walk Like An Egyptian"The Bangles
2"Alone"Heart
3"Shake You Down"Gregory Abbott
4"I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)"Whitney Houston
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What was the number one song in 1986? ›

That's What Friends Are For

What was the longest charting song of the 80s? ›

Olivia Newton-John's "Physical" remained the longest at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart during the 1980s (10 weeks).

What was the number one song in 1988? ›

Michael Jackson snagged No. 1 with the iconic “Man In the Mirror,” and let's not forget that 1988 was also the year George Harrison emerged from a five-year hiatus with “Got My Mind Set On You.”

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