Are you looking for cover songs for your wedding? Popular songs get everyone to sing along and have fun. Our list of fun sing-along songs includes Perri, Legend, Elvis, Prince, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, and more. But first, what are cover songs?
What Are Cover Songs?
Cover songs are a lot like karaoke in the way that the popularity of an old song can be revived by another artist’s interpretation of the song. With online video song streaming services like Amazon and Spotify, sometimes even a cover version can become popular again. Did you hear Weezer’s “Africa” and wonder why your parents sang along? That’s because it was originally released in 1982 by Toto. Weezer’s version is a cover song.
Are Instrumental Songs Cover Songs?
Yes, instrumental songs are cover songs. However, you can’t sing along (unless it’s meant to be a vocal track; so we purposely left off covers of the Piano Guys and 2Cellos. This list is for sing-along songs and it is difficult to sing along to a song without words. If you want, visit our list of 15 instrumental versions of hit songs.
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The Best Cover Songs for Weddings
We’ve compiled our favorite cover songs that everyone will know and sing along to at your wedding or party. Heck, even you can sing to them alone in your bedroom and this doubles as a great starter list for karaoke. If you have a favorite cover song on YouTube, be sure to leave a comment on it below so we can add it to the list!
You’re Still The One – Teddy Swims (Shania Twain cover)
2,191,225 views in the first week
A beautiful anniversary song for long-married couples.
You’re still the one I run to
The one that I belong to
You’re still the one I want for life
A Thousand Years – Boyce Avenue (Christina Perri acoustic cover)
“A Thousand Years” was released for the hugely popular series Twilight. A wedding classic. Everyone will love the acoustic cover.
I have died every day waiting for you
Darling, don’t be afraid
I have loved you for a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more
Photograph – Boyce Avenue feat. Bea Miller (Ed Sheeran acoustic cover)
Not one of Sheeran’s most popular wedding songs but “perfect” for weddings.
We keep this love in a photograph
We made these memories for ourselves
Where our eyes are never closing
Hearts are never broken
And time’s forever frozen still
Stand By Me – Music Travel Love (Ben E. King cover)
A classic R&B love song covered in acoustic harmonies that everyone will be tapping their toes to.
No I won’t be afraid
Oh, I won’t be afraid
Just as long as you stand, stand by me
Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley (Leonard Cohen cover)
One of the most covered religious songs of all-time in popular music. Buckley covers “Hallelujah” with guitar riffs and raw emotion.
But remember, when I moved in you
And the holy dove was moving too
And every breath, we drew was Hallelujah
Say Something – Pentatonix (A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera cover)
We could not create a list of covers without Pentatonix – the most well-known a cappella group of today.
Say something, I’m giving up on you
I’ll be the one if you want me too
Shape Of You – J.Fla (Ed Sheeran cover)
Sheeran’s song was a dance floor filler. J.Fla’s cover is a great background song for the recessional to the cutting of the cake.
Girl, you know I want your love
Your love was handmade for somebody like me
Come on now, follow my lead
No Diggity – Chet Faker (BLACKstreet cover)
Chet coverts “No Diggity” into a pop-rock song but creates his own vibe that everyone will love.
I can’t get her out of my mind
I think about the girl all the time
East side to the west side
Nothing Compares 2 U – Chris Cornell (Prince and Sinead O’Connor cover)
A classic song was written by a legend and made popular by the eccentric Sinead. The world will miss Cornell’s soulful sound. A rock cover that should be on everyone’s wedding playlist.
I know that living with you baby was sometimes hard
But I’m willing to give it another try
Halo – LP [Live] (Beyoncé cover)
83,390,962 views views
A seven-minute cover by an indie artist that will have everyone singing along and remembering this chart-topping single.
I’m surrounded by your embrace
Baby, I can see your halo
You know you’re my saving grace
When You Say Nothing At All – Music Travel Love (Allison Krauss, Keith Whitley, and Ronan Keating cover)
A wedding song classic cover in an acoustic version that could highlight any wedding micro-moment.
A touch of your hand says you’ll catch me if ever I fall
Now you say it best when you say nothing at all
Africa – Weezer (Toto cover)
Whether or not the rain is coming down in Africa or not, this rock cover will be a sing-along for the parents of the wedding couple that experienced the 80s.
It’s gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
There’s nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
Can’t Help Falling In Love – Kina Grannis (Elvis Presley cover)
Elvis’s song is a classic that will live in wedding infamy. However, Kina’s version is one of the best covers that everyone will recognize and love just as much.
Take my hand
Take my whole life too
For I can’t help falling in love with you
If you have a favorite cover song on Youtube, be sure to comment on it below so we can add it to the list!
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