In February 2012, VH1 released their list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music. We decided to create our own twist on their list. We reviewed the top 200 women in music and created our own list of the 17 Greatest Women Wedding Artists. Yes, the artists that have produced the best wedding music.
Women music artists have produced some of the most memorable wedding songs of all time. We will not only list the top 17 women music artists but also provide their best wedding songs. Who do you think will sit atop our list? Dion, Underwood, Swift, Caillat? Enough teasing, lets get started!
Women Wedding Musicians
17. Taylor Swift
With her broad popularity, we are surprised she is not higher on the lists. However, many of her songs are a medium tempo which creates havoc for many grooms. Although the song Love Story is on the top of many wedding song lists.
16. Carrie Underwood
Many of this Country superstar’s songs are wedding appropriate. Our favorite is Mama’s Song for mother dedications.
15. Colbie Caillat
With her very unique pop voice, she is on wedding song charts as a soloist Bubbly,I Do and as a duo with Jason Mraz – Lucky.
14. Faith Hill
One of the Queens of modern country. She has a list of her own of wedding appropriate songs like There You’ll Be, The Way You Love Me and Like We Never Loved At All.
Number one on VH1, we have to include dance hits like Holiday and Vogue and the love theme song from Vision Quest – Crazy For You.
12. Shania Twain
Not only does Shania have a great wedding anniversary song, You’re Still The One, but she has a great first dance song, From This Moment On.
11. Mariah Carey
Arguably the best artist of the 90s, she produced mere hit love songs galore such as Hero, I’ll Be There, One Sweet Day, Thank God I Found You and so on!
10. Mary J. Blige
Mary sings with so much emotion. However, our favorite wedding song of hers is Family Affair. Beautiful is also a great wedding love song.
One of the leading women in the music industry. She tops wedding song lists with Crazy In Love and Single Ladies (Put A Ring on It).
Rihanna has produced a collection of songs to fill dance floors at wedding receptions like Don’t Stop The Music and We Found Love.
7. Whitney Houston
Not only did Whitney produce a wedding mega- hit I Will Always Love You but she also produced Greatest Love Of All, I Have Nothing and Count On Me.
6. Norah Jones
Known for two great Jazz songs that make great first dance songs and slow songs to fill wedding reception dance floors – Come Away With Me and Don’t Know Why.
5. Alicia Keys
A Soulful R&B powerhouse, Alicia will be played at weddings for years to come with hits like No One, Fallin’ and If I Ain’t Got You.
4. Sarah McLachlan
If your are looking for an offbeat first dance, think about the song Ice Cream. If you are looking for a great in memory of song at a wedding, consider I Will Remember You.
It is amazing how fast Adele has risen to the top. She already has wedding songs like Lovesong, and One And Only.
One of our favorite first dance songs is By Your Side. However, Sade can fill dance floors with her unique voice as a Smooth Operator.
1. Celine Dion
The queen of love songs, Celine will be played at weddings for years to come with pop mega hits such as Because You Loved Me, The Power Of Love and A Mother’s Prayer.
For a complete list of VH1’s 100 Greatest Women in Music, please see below.
Matt loves listening to any music style he can understand the words. He lives in the wedding capital of the world, Las Vegas, with his wife Sharon. Matt's other likes include craft beer, baseball, and traveling.