One of the masters of modern country, Keith Urban has written dozens of love songs. Which are best for a wedding? Here are just 11 of his tracks that will go well with your flowers, napkins and place settings.
Keith Urban Wedding Songs
1. Your Everything
I wanna be the wind that fills your sails And be the hand that lifts your veil And be the moon that moves your tide
This gentle love song is perfect for the first dance of your wedding reception. Not only are the lyrics already filled with veils and promises of forever, but thanks to its steady, low-key rhythm, it’s very easy for waltzing.
2. Sweet Thing
Standin’ here feeling like a love struck Romeo All I wanna do is hold you close and steal a little more time Is that such a crime?
As sugary as its name implies, Sweet Thing is the musical equivalent of your heart beating faster when your partner’s hand slips into yours. It’s fun and invigorating, almost youthful in its joy, so it’s a great track for celebrating the glory of your love.
3. Only You Can Love Me This Way
And there’s no one that comes close to you Could ever take your place ‘Cause only you can love me this way
With the strumming of an acoustic guitar and the gentle twang of Keith Urban’s country accent, Only You Can Love Me This Way is a down-home country classic. It’s one of his more popular wedding songs, and once all of the couples at your reception are slow-dancing together, you’ll realize why.
4. You’re My Better Half
It’s the sweet love that you give to me That makes me believe that we can make it through anything
This happy, high-energy song will make everyone throw back their drinks and hit the dance floor. It combines a catchy chorus with the kind of wild guitar riffs that inspire people to groove all the way down to their knees, so tell grandma to hold onto her garters!
5. Making Memories of Us
I wanna stand out in a crowd for you A man among men I wanna make your world better than it’s ever been
Making Memories of Us is an irresistible wedding song. Though it never actually mentions rings or vows, it’s clear from verses about “making promises” and “honoring your mother” that it’s sung by a man who is seriously committed to the woman he loves. It doesn’t get more suited for matrimony than that.
6. Days Go By
These days go by So take ’em by the hand They’re yours and mine
While Days Go By might not be the first song that comes to mind when you’re thinking about weddings, it’ll bring a lively, cheerful energy to your reception. It’s the kind of song that you blare with the windows rolled down and the wind teasing your hair, and it’ll bring the same feeling to a bridesmaids dance or group choreography.
7. Once in a Lifetime
It’s a long way down And it’s a leap of faith But we’re never giving up ‘Cause I know we’ve got a once in a lifetime love
Light and breezy, Once in a Lifetime will bring a smile to your face as you whirl, twirl and bunny hop with your new spouse. After all, can you really consider yourselves married if you haven’t embarrassed each other with your dance moves?
8. Somebody Like You
There’s a new wind blowin’ like I’ve never known I’m breathin’ deeper than I’ve ever done And it sure feels good, to finally feel the way I do
You’ve probably heard this rosy, toe-tapping song in a dozen of movies and line dances, but it’s popular for a reason! It sends a hopeful message of love and celebration while encouraging people to get on their feet and shake their spurs, so it’ll make a great dance track for your wedding reception.
9. Put You in a Song
‘Cause I gotta tell the world what you mean to me Wrap you up in a melody so you’ll be Stuck in my head all day ‘Cause you’re already there anyway, yes you are
Keith Urban has written so many love songs that they can all blend together after awhile, but Put You in a Song stands out from the rest with its fun, self-referential lyrics. You’ll remember it for years after your wedding, and it will always be a good memory for you.
10. Kiss a Girl
‘Cause maybe tonight could turn into the rest of our lives Are you ready? Are you ready to cross that line Put your lips on mine?
Plant a big one on your partner with the encouragement of Kiss a Girl. It’s one of Keith Urban’s hybrid tracks that combines both country and pop, so you’ll feel the beat move through your entire body and culminate in a grand, romantic lip-lock with the love of your life.
11. Better Life
Someday baby, you and I are gonna be the ones Good luck’s gonna shine Someday baby, you and I are gonna be the ones So hold on We’re headed for a better life
Grab your partner’s hand and dash out to your “just married” vehicle with Better Life. It’s a positive, encouraging and hopeful song about the joys of tomorrow, so it’s just the soundtrack to see you off as you leave everything behind and embark on the first days of your new life. These are just a few of the best Keith Urban songs for weddings. From soulful ballads to cheerful country tracks, he’ll have all moods and genres covered for your big day.