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Top 30 Elvis Wedding Songs For A Rocking Ceremony!

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Introduction

Fan of some good ol’ rock n’ roll and about to get hitched? Well then, you simply need to include some songs by the King of Rock n’ Roll himself on your wedding playlist! 

An undisputed figure in the history of music, it’s certainly no secret that Elvis Presley has made countless innovations throughout his career. But more than his effortless charm and swagger, Presley has also given couples countless tunes that are just pitch-perfect for wedding ceremonies… which is why we figure we’d also chime in with our list of the top 30 Elvis wedding songs! 

Categorized by romantic, slow and soulful, and upbeat, these Elvis wedding songs should give you all the toe-tapping swagger you need to make your own nuptials a real blast. 

So put on your blue suede shoes (or slippers, whichever is more comfy), and let’s get to it!

Table of Contents

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Romantic Elvis Wedding Songs

It’s well known that our pal Elvis Presley has always been smooth with the ladies (and even men!), and part of that is because of his penchant for crooning some of the most heartfelt lyrics known to man! Luckily, you too can make like Elvis and have your partner swooning on your wedding day with these heart-tugging hits!

Of course, there’s the crowd-favorite “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” which will always, ALWAYS, be fantastic for either the grand entrance or the first dance. But if you want something more unique, why not check out more underrated hits like “The Wonder of You” and “I Want You, I Need You, I Love You?” Whichever you pick, expect to see a ton of blushing (and crying!) 

  1. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” (1961)
  2. “Love Me Tender” (1956)
  3. “Always on My Mind” (1972)
  4. “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” (1960)
  5. “It’s Now or Never” (1960)
  6. “Fools Rush In” (1960)
  7. “Surrender” (1961)
  8. “The Wonder of You” (1970)
  9. “Don’t” (1958)
  10. “I Want You, I Need You, I Love You” (1956)
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Slow And Soulful Elvis Wedding Songs

Need something slow to help keep all your guests occupied during some downtime? Or even during the reception entrance? Well then, these slow and soulful wedding songs by Elvis should keep you company.

For example, “Kentucky Rain,” and “Separate Ways” are perfect reception dinner tunes, while “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” and “Unchained Melody” are good sing-along picks that should have your guests hyped up for the reception party.

  1. “Kentucky Rain” (1970)
  2. “Separate Ways” (1972)
  3. “I’ve Lost You” (1970)
  4. “I Just Can’t Help Believin'” (1970)
  5. “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” (1970)
  6. “Unchained Melody” (1977)
  7. “In the Ghetto” (1969)
  8. “Loving You” (1957)
  9. “She Wears My Ring” (1968)
  10. “I Was the One” (1956)
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Upbeat And Rocking Elvis Wedding Songs

This may not be a jailhouse, but it sure is time to rock! (get it? Because… jailhouse rock..) Once the wedding ceremony is over and the day is nearing its end, it’s time to ask your wedding DJ to finally turn up the party with these upbeat and rocking Elvis wedding songs!

From all-time favorites like “Jailhouse Rock,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” and “Hound Dog” to more underrated picks like “Burning Love” and “Viva Las Vegas,” these songs should add the perfect amount of toe-tapping rockabilly to make your reception party feel like it’s the height of the 60’s!! So enjoy the night away! 

  1. “Jailhouse Rock” (1957)
  2. “Blue Suede Shoes” (1956)
  3. “Hound Dog” (1956)
  4. “All Shook Up” (1957)
  5. “Viva Las Vegas” (1964)
  6. “A Little Less Conversation” (1968)
  7. “Good Rockin’ Tonight” (1954)
  8. “Burning Love” (1972)
  9. “A Big Hunk o’ Love” (1959)
  10. “Teddy Bear” (1957)
Guests at the reception party.

FAQs About Elvis Wedding Songs

Why are Elvis songs popular at weddings?

Elvis’s songs are timeless and evoke a sense of romance and nostalgia. His soulful ballads and energetic rock ‘n’ roll tunes provide a versatile soundtrack for weddings, and that’s whether you’re having a traditional wedding or celebrating in your own backyard or even the beach! 

What is Elvis Presley’s most popular wedding song?

“Can’t Help Falling in Love” is widely considered one of Elvis’s most popular wedding songs, all thanks to its beautiful melody and heartfelt lyrics. That said, there are also countless romantic Elvis songs that are fit for weddings. 

Did Elvis Presley sing any duets suitable for weddings?

While Elvis didn’t record many official duets, his songs like “The Wonder of You” and “Always on My Mind” can be adapted for couples who want to share a special dance together.

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Elvis Presley's Impact on the Music And Wedding Industry

As one of the most celebrated artists ever in the history of music, Elvis’ impact on the entertainment industry is very profound, and a lot of it is still felt today, decades after he played his final performance. For one thing, his residency in Las Vegas is one of the most successful ever in all of history, and his brand of rock n’ roll shaped countless artists that came after. 

Furthermore, his music also paved the way for many black artists, as the music he himself played is largely influenced by gospel, southern music, and Afro-American music, even going as far as to challenge the segregation laws that were prevalent during his time. 

All of that success then translated to an astounding 18 no. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including classics like “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Suspicious Minds,” to name a few.

Today, Elvis’ music continues to enjoy large success, with plenty of couples turning to his rockabilly jams to add to their own wedding playlists.

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Choosing The Perfect Elvis Wedding Songs: Tips And Tricks

  • Consider Your Theme – If you’re going for a vintage or retro-themed wedding, Elvis’s classics will seamlessly complement the ambiance you’re going for. That said, even a more modern-themed wedding will still be elevated with the right wedding songs by Elvis.

     

  • Mix Slow and Upbeat Tunes – Create a dynamic playlist by combining slow, romantic ballads with energetic, upbeat hits. This will keep your guests engaged and entertained. Also, consider adding some contemporary artists to make sure everybody in the party has something they can vibe to! For example, you can add songs by Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, John Mayer, or even Taylor Swift and Beyoncé for some extra variety!
     
  • Consult with Your Wedding DJ – If you have a specific vision in mind, discuss your preferences with your wedding DJ to ensure the music flows properly throughout your event. What’s more, your wedding DJ may have suggestions or additional insight that can make your wedding playlist better!
     
  • Consider Unconventional Choices – While Elvis’s popular hits are fantastic, don’t shy away from exploring lesser-known gems that might resonate with you and your partner. You might even find your new favorite Elvis Presley wedding song in the process!
     
  • Incorporate Elvis-Inspired Decor – Enhance the Elvis experience by incorporating subtle references to the King in your wedding decor, such as vinyl records or Elvis-inspired centerpieces. You can even do this on the cheap by going the DIY route!

     

  • Create a Signature Moment – If you really want to make your celebration memorable, then why not surprise your guests with a choreographed dance routine to an iconic Elvis song with your partner? Now that’s how you make a memorable highlight to your wedding celebration.
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Conclusion

In conclusion, Elvis Presley may be known for his many leaps in the world of rock n’ roll, but that doesn’t mean that his share of wedding songs aren’t as good! 

But, of course, you can’t have a killer rock n’ roll wedding playlist without an expert DJ at the helm to add an extra dash of magic. That’s where we come into the picture, so why not work with our team here at DJing.ca

As the largest DJ company in Canada, we boast a team of expert photographers that have years of experience under their belts, and all of them are ready to help fine tune your big celebration! Of course, all of our packages come at affordable rates and are backed by our customer service that will put you first.

So, hit us up for a quote today and we’ll immediately get back to you. Happy wedding planning!

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