Wedding Songs By Year

Popular Wedding Songs The Year You Were Married

Explore a collection of popular wedding songs, world events, celebrity weddings, pop culture, and more. Anniversary party playlists have never been easier to create.

Commemorate Your Wedding Anniversary Through Music

Each year not only showcases popular wedding songs but also features:

  • Popular songs played on the radio, 45s purchased, vinyl records purchased, 8-track tapes, cassette tapes, or music streamed.
  • Popular shows are watched on TV or streamed.
  • Celebrity weddings of the year.
  • The four major sports champions – Baseball, Football, Basketball, and Hockey.
  • The main Oscar winners.

Depending upon the age, we also are asked which songs were popular when their grandparents were married. To create a good playlist for anniversary parties or to remember popular songs from the year you were married, we assembled popular wedding songs by year.

It’s nice to be able to look back at your wedding year to see what was popular during that time from a nostalgia standpoint. But also, this is helpful for birthdays and creating an anniversary playlist. Would you like to know which wedding songs were popular the year you were born? That’s rather fun, too.

There are many ways to search for the perfect wedding song. Exploring songs by year is an effective way to locate the tunes that form the soundtrack of your life. Perhaps you and your partner grew up listening to songs from the same era. The best wedding songs strike a nostalgic chord that reminds wedding couples of the shared experiences of their youth.

We’ve provided wedding songs by year so that your search is simplified. In our lists, you can expect to find a broad representation of musical genres and styles. These collections will offer song choices for both the wedding ceremony and reception.

The process of selecting wedding songs

These lists are curated by analyzing the most popular wedding song choices from a given year. The top songs from various industry charts are taken into consideration. You will find rock ballads, soul classics, country hits, and religious music in each year’s collection.

We put ourselves into your shoes when we selected popular wedding songs by year. There are a few qualifications that help to set certain songs apart. The perfect wedding song should have meaningful lyrics that you and your spouse can relate to. You also want song choices that will enhance the emotions of the day — not talk about affairs and breakups. It’s a practical consideration.

Many of the songs on our Popular Wedding Songs by Year are slow in tempo, making them suitable for everything from a wedding processional to an interlude that follows a celebratory toast. You might even find the occasional instrumental among these best wedding songs.

Songs that have a more lively tempo are meant to be suggested to your wedding DJ or live band for your reception or anniversary party. You will want some upbeat music that inspires all of your guests to join in the dancing on your special day.

Want to know the popular love songs based on record sales, radio airplay, and over 1,000 radio station listener surveys? Check out this list of the top 100 love songs by Top 40 Weekly.

Music Guides

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