Anniversary Songs: Celebrate Your Love Through the Years

Updated November 16, 2023 | Written by Matthew Campbell

Honoring couples celebrating anniversaries is an act of hospitality at the wedding reception. Which anniversary songs are best for the wedding reception and won’t distract you too much but still show appreciation?

Wedding Anniversary songs list

When picking out the song to dance your anniversary dance, you must consider the following 3 factors:

  1. Does the song have a special meaning to both of you?
  2. What is the tempo of the song (fast or slow) to determine the style of dance that fits best?
  3. Does the song’s genre and meaning match your music tastes and relationship?

As an experienced wedding DJ, I’ve assembled a list of songs for the anniversary dance. Songs are selected by the meaning of the song and popular hits by today’s couples. Besides new and trending, additional lists are grouped by genre to match your taste in music.

New Wedding Anniversary Songs

  1. “Best Friends” by Eric Paslay (Country – 2023)
  2. “Remember The Time” by The Teskey Brothers (Blues – 2023)
  3. “Porch Swing” by Taylor Hicks (Americana – 2023)
  4. “Never Not Loving You” by Johnny and Heidi (Country – 2022)
  5. “Love You Still (abcdefu romantic version)” by Tyler Shaw (Pop – 2022)
  6. “Kept Every Vow” by Spencer Crandall (Country – 2022)
  7. “That’s How Love Is Made” by The War and Treaty (Country- 2022)
  8. “Anniversary” by Duran Duran (Rock – 2021)
  9. “Love You Like I Used To” by Russell Dickerson (Country – 2020)
  10. “Through The Years” by Rascal Flatts (Country – 2020)

Trending Anniversary Songs

  1. “Happy Anniversary” by Kelly Morrison – How can a song so new end up at the top of the list? This is a song sung by Kelly who has one of those raspy, memorable voices. This song is one of the feel-good songs that just makes everyone want to dance!
  2. “Anniversary Waltz” by Eddy Howard – For generations that have been around for many years, they will appreciate this classic song from 1950. Be sure you know how to waltz before playing this one though.
  3. “You’re Still The One” by Shania Twain – Another song stating how much you still mean to each other after all these years together.
  4. “100 Years” by Five For Fighting – A song about growing up until you are 100 years old and in the end “And I’m just dreaming counting the ways to where you are.”
  5. “When I’m Sixty-Four” by The Beatles – A love story about a man growing old with his lover.
  6. “Anniversary” by Tony Toni Tone – This R&B song will be a mainstay on many couples’ lists celebrating an anniversary.
  7. “You Decorated My Life” by Kenny Rogers – This song is a great love song story.
  8. “Just The Two Of Us” by Grover Washington Jr. with Bill Withers – A great jazz tune with Bill Withers singing “We can make it if we try.”
  9. “Still The One” by Orleans – A classic rock love song proving how much you still mean to one another after all these years together.
  10. “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” by Natalie Cole – A great R&B love song celebrating eternal love for one another.

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Happy R&B Tracks

  1. Our Song – Tank
  2. Beautiful (You Are So Beautiful to Me) – Old Skool Gang
  3. You & I – Avant feat. KeKe Wyatt
  4. Stay With You – John Legend
  5. Still In Love – Lionel Richie
  6. Anniversary – Tony! Toni! Toné!
  7. Saving Forever For You – Shanice
  8. Forever My Lady – Jodeci
  9. Tonight, I Celebrate My Love – Peabo Bryson And Roberta Flack
  10. Endless Love – Lionel Richie & Diana Ross
  11. Just The Two Of Us – Grover Washington Jr. with Bill Withers
  12. Celebration – Kool and The Gang
  13. Happy Anniversary – Ray, Goodman & Brown
  14. This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) – Natalie Cole
  15. You’re The First, The Last, My Everything – Barry White
  16. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life – Stevie Wonder
  17. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
  18. Stand By Me – Ben E King


If you like this list, you MUST see our directory of popular wedding songs on the year you were married. This will tell you the popular wedding songs during the year you were married.

Country Tunes To Dance To

  1. Never Not Loving You – Johnny and Heidi
  2. Kept Every Vow – Spencer Crandall
  3. That’s How Love Is Made – The War and Treaty
  4. Through The Years – Rascal Flatts
  5. Love You Like I Used To – Russell Dickerson
  6. Our Song – Willie Nelson
  7. World For Two – King Calaway
  8. Can’t Remember Never Loving You – Ian Janes
  9. The Rest of Our Life – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
  10. From The Ground Up – Dan + Shay
  11. Die A Happy Man – Thomas Rhett
  12. Love Like Crazy – Lee Bride
  13. Forever And For Always – Shania Twain
  14. Two People Fell In Love – Brad Paisley
  15. When I Said I Do – Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black
  16. My Kind Of Woman / My Kind Of Man – Patty Loveless and Vince Gill
  17. You’re Still The One – Shania Twain
  18. You Just Get Better All The Time – Tim McGraw
  19. Grow Old With Me – Mary Chapin Carpenter
  20. Anniversary Song – Cowboy Junkies
  21. I’d Love You All Over Again – Alan Jackson
  22. Forever And Ever, Amen – Randy Travis
  23. Could I Have This Dance – Anne Murray
  24. You Decorated My Life – Kenny Rogers
  25. Honeymoon Feelin’ – Roy Clark
  26. A Thing Called Love – Johnny Cash


Anniversary dance songs celebrate married couples. The most popular dance song for married couples is the first dance. See an upbeat and romantic first dance playlist.


Rock Hits for You and Your Partner

  1. Anniversary – Duran Duran
  2. Happy Anniversary – Kelly Morrison
  3. After All These Years – Journey
  4. 100 Years – Five For Fighting
  5. Yellow – Coldplay
  6. I Could Not Ask For More – Edwin McCain
  7. Always – Bon Jovi
  8. Have I Told You Lately – Rod Stewart
  9. More Than Words – Extreme
  10. Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
  11. Forever Young – Rod Stewart
  12. Sea Of Love – The Honeydrippers
  13. Biggest Part Of Me – Ambrosia
  14. I Love You – Climax Blues Band
  15. All My Life – America
  16. You Take My Breath Away – Rex Smith
  17. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
  18. Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel
  19. You Make Loving Fun – Fleetwood Mac
  20. Still The One – Orleans
  21. You’re My Best Friend – Queen
  22. We’ve Only Just Begun – Carpenters
  23. When I’m Sixty-Four – The Beatles
  24. Here, There and Everywhere – The Beatles
  25. In My Life – The Beatles


If you want a fun song to play from yesteryear, see a list of oldies songs.


Unique Folk Favorites

  1. As Time Goes By – Anna Nalick
  2. Just to Say I Love You – Michael Franti & Spearhead
  3. Swept Away – Avett Brothers

Popular Pop Tunes

  1. Love You Still (abcdefu romantic version) – Tyler Shaw
  2. You’re Still The One – Teddy Swims
  3. Always Remember Us This Way – Lady Gaga
  4. 99 Years – Josh Groban (Duet with Jennifer Nettles)
  5. Perfect – Ed Sheeran with Beyonce
  6. You Are The Reason – Calum Scott duet with Leona Lewis
  7. I Was Made for Loving You – Tori Kelly feat. Ed Sheeran
  8. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  9. Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
  10. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  11. The Best is Yet to Come – Michael Buble
  12. A Moment Like This – Kelly Clarkson
  13. On This Day – David Pomeranz
  14. Anniversary Song – Eva Cassidy
  15. Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden
  16. As Long As You Love Me – Backstreet Boys
  17. Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
  18. (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
  19. How Deep Is Your Love – Bee Gees
  20. Love Will Keep Us Together – Captain & Tennille
  21. Times Of Your Life – Paul Anka
  22. Your Song – Elton John
  23. Please Love Me Forever – Bobby Vinton
  24. I Got You Babe – Sonny & Cher
  25. Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers


If you are planning your wedding, be sure to read our list of songs to play for your wedding ceremony and reception.


Classy Jazz Songs

  1. It Had To Be You – Harry Connick Jr.
  2. My Way – Frank Sinatra
  3. L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole
  4. The Best Is Yet To Come – Frank Sinatra


Now that you have your anniversary dance song, see our complete wedding music guide to select all of your wedding songs.

Watch a quick video of my top picks for anniversaries.



If the wedding couple decides to only honor their parents or grandparents, we recommend selecting a song that symbolizes their history of love together. The anniversary song does not have to be one of the songs on our list. In fact, you could play the song from their first dance as the anniversary song. How special would that be?

If you wish to provide a special gift to wedding couples at your wedding — such as parents and grandparents — we have provided a list of the traditional wedding anniversary symbols below just to make it that much more personable to each couple.

Just as you ask people for advice for the wedding couple, celebrating other couples encourages the newlyweds. Also, weddings are about celebrating love. Honoring others brings honor to your new life together and creates memories to last a lifetime — not just for the wedding couple.

The anniversary dance begins by gathering all of the married couples onto the dance floor. Then, remove couples from the dance floor by the number of years married starting with the newest married. Then, determine the longest-married couple by elimination by single years. The longest married couple is then given a gift like a boutonniere and a corsage or a special gift from the wedding couple. The highlight is when all couples are again invited back to the dance floor for a special anniversary dance as a token of the couple that has been married the longest.

An anniversary is a date celebrated by a married couple as the day they said “I Do” and made their marriage official. Whether the couple chose to elope, get married through a drive-through chapel, or have a ceremony in front of family and friends, it is a day of celebration.

Special parties for anniversaries are fun, too. Just remember that if you are a young couple celebrating 5 or 10 years together, we would suggest anniversary songs that propose a message that there are better years to come such as “We’ve Only Just Begun” by the Carpenters and “Grow Old With Me” by Mary Chapin Carpenter.

  • 1st Anniversary – Paper
  • 2nd Anniversary – Cotton
  • 3rd Anniversary – Leather
  • 4th Anniversary – Fruit and Flowers
  • 5th Anniversary – Wood
  • 6th Anniversary – Sugar
  • 7th Anniversary – Copper and Wool
  • 8th Anniversary – Bronze
  • 9th Anniversary – Pottery
  • 10th Anniversary – Tin
  • 15th Anniversary – Crystal
  • 20th Anniversary – China
  • 25th Anniversary – Silver
  • 30th Anniversary – Pearl
  • 35th Anniversary – Coral
  • 40th Anniversary – Ruby
  • 45th Anniversary – Sapphire
  • 50th Anniversary – Gold
  • 55th Anniversary – Emerald
  • 60th Anniversary – Diamond

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  1. I’m a little confused why the song “Happy Anniversary” by Little River Band is in this list. I mean the Lyrics “I’m so happy for you baby, now that you’ve found somebody new…” kinda suggest this is wishing the ex-wife a happy anniversary. I don’t see that it is appropriate. I don’t mean to be judgemental, it’s just an opinion.

    1. Thank you Amanda for the insights. I added a note to the song so that other readers know about the lyrics as well. Thank you!

  2. Wow, I’m here looking for more anniversery songs and found out tge our band The Sunmessengers out of Detroit play so many of you choices, You have so many Great Songs That we Don’t do! I’m Glad I found You!

  3. I love this web page. Me and my hubby will be married 50 years this Halloween thanks for these memories. ?

  4. I Still Get That Honeymoon Feeling, You Were The First, The Last, My Everything. You Belong To Me, From Here To Eternity, This I Swear Is True, You Look Wonderful Tonight, You’re My Best Friend, Celebration, Your My Kind of Woman/Your My Kind of Man, A Thing Called Love, Please, Love Me Forever, Our Love Is Here To Stay, Pledging My Love, The Song Remembers When, I Only Have Eyes For You, The Way You Look Tonight, Till There Was You, Tonight I Celebrate My Love, You Take My Breath Away, Forever and Ever, Amen, You Raise Me Up and LOVE ME

    1. Hi Pamela. Thanks for the great list of songs. We will definitely be adding some new songs to our list!

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