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126 of the Most Popular Wedding Songs of All Time

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Introduction

First things first, a massive high-five on your upcoming wedding! Get ready for a life filled with love, laughter, and the occasional battle over the thermostat. But hey, that’s the secret sauce to a happy marriage, right?

Now, we know you’re knee-deep in wedding planning chaos, from choosing the right shade of napkins to convincing Uncle Bob that wearing his lucky Hawaiian shirt might not be the best idea. But fear not, because we’re here to help you with a crucial decision – your wedding song!

How did we come up with this list, you ask? We’ll, we have the following criteria below:

  • Time-Tested Classics: If a song has been making hearts flutter for generations, you’ll find it on our list.
  • Fan Favorites: We chose songs that have earned the seal of approval from happy couples and their guests.
  • Cross-Generational Appeal: Our list includes songs that resonate with both the young and the young at heart.

Let’s get started!

Table of Contents

Pop

Pop songs are catchy, upbeat, and universally loved. Whether it’s a classic love ballad or a modern chart-topper, pop tunes have this knack for bringing people together. And let’s not forget the sing-along factor. Pop songs are those familiar tunes that everyone knows the words to, even if they won’t admit it!

  1. “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran (2017)
  2. “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston (1992)
  3. “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers (1965)
  4. “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri (2011)
  5. “Something” by The Beatles (1969)
  6. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley (1961)
  7. “Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars (2010)
  8. “Endless Love” by Diana Ross & Lionel Richie (1981)
  9. “All of Me” by John Legend (2013)
  10. “I Just Called to Say I Love You” by Stevie Wonder (1984)
  11. “Truly Madly Deeply” by Savage Garden (1997)
  12. “Marry You” by Bruno Mars (2010)
  13. “Love Story” by Taylor Swift (2008)
  14. “Amazed” by Lonestar (1999)

R&B

R&B songs are all about those silky vocals and heart-touching lyrics. When an R&B jam starts playing, you can almost see couples swaying on the dance floor, lost in the rhythm (and in each other 🥹)

  1. “At Last” by Etta James (1960)
  2. “Always and Forever” by Luther Vandross (1987)
  3. “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green (1972)
  4. “I Can’t Help It” by Michael Jackson (1979)
  5. “Halo” by Beyoncé (2008)
  6. “Adore” by Prince (1987)
  7. “Sweet Love” by Anita Baker (1986)
  8. “Back at One” by Brian McKnight (1999)
  9. “Lovely Day” by Bill Withers (1977)
  10. “No Ordinary Love” by Sade (1992)
  11. “All My Life” by K-Ci & JoJo (1997)
  12. “Endless Love” by Luther Vandross & Mariah Carey (1994)
  13. “I Belong to You” by Lenny Kravitz (1998)
  14. “Rock With You” by Michael Jackson (1979)

Rock

Rock at weddings? Absolutely! Rock songs bring this raw, energetic vibe that’s perfect for those couples who want to break away from the traditional. Whether it’s a classic rock ballad or a more contemporary hit, there’s something about the genre that just screams celebration.

  1. “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith (1998)
  2. “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton (1977)
  3. “Sweet Child o’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses (1987)
  4. “God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys (1966)
  5. “More Than Words” by Extreme (1990)
  6. “Your Song” by Elton John (1970)
  7. “Faithfully” by Journey (1983)
  8. “Iris” by Goo Goo Dolls (1998)
  9. “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen (1979)
  10. “Thank You” by Led Zeppelin (1969)
  11. “Something” by George Harrison (1969)
  12. “She’s Always a Woman” by Billy Joel (1977)
  13. “Unforgettable Fire” by U2 (1984)
  14. “Make You Feel My Love” by Adele (2008)
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Country

Country songs, whether old-school classics or modern hits, have this down-to-earth charm. It’s like they’re telling the real, honest story of love – the highs, the lows, and everything in between. And the best part? Country songs have this timeless quality, perfect for a type of love that lasts a lifetime.

  1. “I Cross My Heart” by George Strait (1992)
  2. “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts (2004)
  3. “From This Moment On” by Shania Twain (1997)
  4. “To Make You Feel My Love” by Garth Brooks (1998)
  5. “Then” by Brad Paisley (2009)
  6. “When You Say Nothing at All” by Alison Krauss (1994)
  7. “Forever and Ever, Amen” by Randy Travis (1987)
  8. “I Swear” by John Michael Montgomery (1993)
  9. “Amazed” by Lonestar (1999)
  10. “Keeper of the Stars” by Tracy Byrd (1995)
  11. “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack (2000)
  12. “You’re Still the One” by Shania Twain (1998)
  13. “Love, Me” by Collin Raye (1991)
  14. “It’s Your Love” by Tim McGraw & Faith Hill (1997)

Jazz

Think about it – the gentle sway of a jazz standard during the cocktail hour or a soulful saxophone serenading the newlyweds during their first dance. It’s that perfect blend of sophistication and romance that jazz effortlessly delivers.

  1. “Fly Me to the Moon” by Frank Sinatra (1964)
  2. “Cheek to Cheek” by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong (1935)
  3. “The Way You Look Tonight” by Tony Bennett (1962)
  4. “L-O-V-E” by Nat King Cole (1965)
  5. “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong (1967)
  6. “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole (1951)
  7. “Moon River” by Andy Williams (1961)
  8. “My Funny Valentine” by Chet Baker (1952)
  9. “It Had to Be You” by Harry Connick Jr. (1989)
  10. “Our Love is Here to Stay” by Billie Holiday (1938)
  11. “Beyond the Sea” by Bobby Darin (1959)
  12. “Autumn Leaves” by Edith Piaf (1945)
  13. “In the Mood” by Glenn Miller (1939)
  14. “La Vie En Rose” by Édith Piaf (1947)

Classical Music

Classical pieces have this universal appeal, and the thing is, you can never go wrong with it. Imagine a string quartet playing as the bride walks down the aisle. It’s a timeless choice for couples who want to add a touch of elegance to their big day. 

  1. “Canon in D” by Johann Pachelbel (1694)
  2. “Ave Maria” by Franz Schubert (1825)
  3. “Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy (1890)
  4. “Wedding March” by Felix Mendelssohn (1842)
  5. “Ode to Joy” by Ludwig van Beethoven (1824)
  6. “Air on the G String” by Johann Sebastian Bach (1731)
  7. “Romeo and Juliet” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1869)
  8. “Trumpet Voluntary” by Jeremiah Clarke (1700)
  9. “The Swan” by Camille Saint-Saëns (1886)
  10. “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” by Johann Sebastian Bach (1723)
  11. “Aria” by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1733)
  12. “Meditation” by Jules Massenet (1894)
  13. “Panis Angelicus” by César Franck (1872)
  14. “Hornpipe” by George Frideric Handel (1717)
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Indie/Folk

Whether it’s a stripped-down acoustic ballad or an indie anthem with heartfelt lyrics, there’s something about Indie/Folk songs that makes the wedding feel like a gathering of close friends.

  1. “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers (2012)
  2. “First Day of My Life” by Bright Eyes (2005)
  3. “Such Great Heights” by The Postal Service (2003)
  4. “I Will Follow You into the Dark” by Death Cab for Cutie (2005)
  5. “Home” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros (2009)
  6. “Your Rocky Spine” by Great Lake Swimmers (2007)
  7. “Skinny Love” by Bon Iver (2007)
  8. “Maps” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs (2003)
  9. “Flightless Bird, American Mouth” by Iron & Wine (2007)
  10. “I Choose You” by Sara Bareilles (2013)
  11. “Stay With Me” by Angus and Julia Stone (2007)
  12. “Lovesong” by The Cure (1989)
  13. “Rivers and Roads” by The Head and the Heart (2011)
  14. “All I Want Is You” by Barry Louis Polisar (2009)

Dance/Disco

Dance/Disco songs bring this high-energy, feel-good vibe to the scene. Whether it’s a classic disco anthem or a modern dance hit, there’s something about this genre that gets everyone on their feet.

  1. “Stayin’ Alive” by Bee Gees (1977)
  2. “Dancing Queen” by ABBA (1976)
  3. “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston (1987)
  4. “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire (1978)
  5. “You Should Be Dancing” by Bee Gees (1976)
  6. “Into the Groove” by Madonna (1984)
  7. “Dance Me to the End of Love” by Leonard Cohen (1984)
  8. “Let’s Groove” by Earth, Wind & Fire (1981)
  9. “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” by Justin Timberlake (2016)
  10. “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars (2014)
  11. “I Gotta Feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas (2009)
  12. “Dance With My Father” by Luther Vandross (2003)
  13. “Happy” by Pharrell Williams (2013)
  14. “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams (2013)

Latin

Latin songs bring an infectious energy and warmth to the scene, be it a romantic salsa, a spirited merengue, or the smooth sway of a bachata. There’s an undeniable quality in Latin music that elevates the entire atmosphere.

  1. “Bailando” by Enrique Iglesias ft. Gente de Zona, Descemer Bueno (2014)
  2. “Besame Mucho” by Consuelo Velázquez (1940)
  3. “Sway” by Michael Bublé (2003)
  4. “Corazón Espinado” by Santana ft. Maná (1999)
  5. “Vivir Mi Vida” by Marc Anthony (2013)
  6. “Querida” by Juan Gabriel (1984)
  7. “Cielito Lindo” (Traditional)
  8. “Bamboleo” by Gipsy Kings (1987)
  9. “La Bamba” by Ritchie Valens (1958)
  10. “Oye Como Va” by Santana (1970)
  11. “Carnaval” by Celia Cruz (1988)
  12. “Tequila” by The Champs (1958)
  13. “La Tortura” by Shakira ft. Alejandro Sanz (2005)
  14. “Guantanamera” (Traditional)

How to Take Your Pick Among The Most Popular Wedding Songs

When it comes to planning your wedding, there are countless decisions to make. Among these choices is choosing the right wedding song. To guide you through this decision-making process, we’ve compiled a list of tips on how to take your pick among the most popular wedding songs.

  • Start with your story: Every couple has a unique story, and your choice of wedding songs should reflect that. To get started, begin by revisiting the milestones of your relationship. For example, consider the song that was playing during your first date or the song that you both love singing at the karaoke. 
  • Consider the setting: A grand ballroom may call for classical music, while a beachside ceremony might be better suited to acoustic or folk-inspired songs. However, there are also songs like “At Last” by Etta James or “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran that are versatile enough to match any wedding theme. Keep an eye out for these types of songs!
  • Seek professional advice: Choosing the right wedding songs can be challenging, and seeking the guidance of a professional can make the process smoother. For example, you can reach out to wedding planners, DJs, and musicians to help you narrow down your choices. Consult with these experts to get insights into the most popular wedding songs and how they can be tailored to match your unique vision.
  • Leverage technology for inspiration: If you’re having trouble discovering new songs, you can always use online tools. One of the best places you can start is YouTube – it’s free, plus it’s home to millions of songs that you can immediately listen to. You can also explore Spotify playlists and see if any interesting songs come up.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, whether you’re into power ballads or busting a move to disco hits, let your wedding song choice reflect the story that brought you two together. The perfect song should be fun, meaningful, and have a beat that gets everyone on their feet (or have everyone close to tears!)

Now, if you’re thinking, “This sounds amazing, but I need some professional magic to tie it all together,” we’ve got your back! 

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