Top 1984 Wedding Songs Great Time After Time

Do you plan to include 80’s music at your wedding? 1984 was one of the hottest of the decade for the emotional love songs that defined the era. Steve Perry, Wham!, and Madonna were just a few of the artists who delivered the best 1984 wedding songs.

1984 wedding songs list

Best 1984 Wedding Songs

Stuck on You – Lionel Richie

Released in May 1984 on the album Can’t Slow Down

Lionel Richie kept his 80s dominance intact with this pop classic of true love. Many couples have chosen to use this song as a part of their wedding ceremony processional due to its laid-back vibe.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Needed a friend
And the way I feel now I guess I’ll be with you ’til the end
Guess I’m on my way
Mighty glad you stayed

Wrapped Around Your Finger – The Police

Released in January 1984 on the album Synchronicity

The Police released this chart-topper in the U.S. in January of 1984, and it served as a great introduction to what would become the hottest year ever for pop music. It sums up how you are your partner are connected, and it is a great reception dance tune.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Things they would not teach me of in college
I can see the destiny you sold turned into a shining band of gold
I’ll be wrapped around your finger

I Can Dream About You – Dan Hartman

Released in April 1984 on the album Streets of Fire Soundtrack

Dan Hartman only had a few hits, but this smash from the film Streets of Fire was arguably the biggest. It is a good song for wedding dances even if the uptempo vibe might be too much for the actual ceremony.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I can dream about you
If I can’t hold you tonight
I can dream about you
You know how to hold me just right

Head Over Heels – The Go-Go’s

Released in February 1984 on the album Talk Show

The Go-Go’s were all about the fun vibe of the ’80s, and this hit from the all-girl band expresses how true love can make you feel. Play it for your wedding guests and be reminded of those first days when meeting your partner turned the world upside down.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

One hand’s just reaching out
And one’s just hangin’ on
It seems my weaknesses
Just keep going strong

Easy Lover – Philip Bailey (Earth, Wind, & Fire) and Phil Collins (Genesis)

Released in November 1984 on the album Chinese Wall

Philip Bailey and Phil Collins combine their vocal talents on this lively rocker that was co-written by Bailey and Collins with the help of Eric Clapton bassist Nathan East. Try it as a spotlight dance for you and your spouse, and let the love you share come easy.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

She’s an easy lover
She’ll get a hold on you, believe it
Like no other
Before you know it you’ll be on your knees

Dancing in the Dark – Bruce Springsteen

Released in May 1984 on the album Born in the U.S.A.

Bruce Springsteen’s career took a major boost upward in 1984 with a collection of hits that included this catchy pop tune. Its trademark hook is one everyone knows and can dance to when you include it in your wedding festivities.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

You can’t start a fire
You can’t start a fire without a spark
This gun’s for hire
Even if we’re just dancing in the dark

Solid – Ashford & Simpson

Released in 1984 on the album Solid

Ashford & Simpson is one of the most prolific songwriting teams in R&B history, and they had a huge crossover hit with “Solid” in 1984. Few songs do a better job of expressing the rock-solid commitment that two partners make on their wedding day.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

And for love’s sake, each mistake
Ah, you forgave
And soon both of us learned to trust
Not run away, it was no time to play
We build it up

Take on Me – A-ha

Released in October 1984 on the album Hunting High and Low

The Norwegian pop sensation A-ha delivered what became an icon of 80’s music with this sing-a-long classic. Even the guests at your wedding who weren’t huge 80’s music fans will recognize this one.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Just to play my worries away
You’re all the things I’ve got to remember
You’re shying away
I’ll be coming for you anyway

Purple Rain – Prince

Released in June 1984 on the album Purple Rain

What can be said about Prince’s career-defining song that hasn’t already been said? Imagine this song being played at your wedding after you are introduced as husband and wife for the very first time.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

You say you want a leader,
But you can’t seem to make up your mind
And I think you better close it
And let me guide you to the purple rain

Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper

Released in January 1984 on the album She’s So Unusual

Cyndi Lauper’s voice never sounded better than it does on this tender ballad that everyone can relate to. You can play this right before you take your vows as the primary song for your wedding ceremony, and the happy tears are sure to flow.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

If you’re lost you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall, I will catch you, I’ll be waiting
Time after time

When We Make Love – Alabama

Released in April 1984 on the album Roll On

Those who prefer country music will want to make this Alabama ballad a part of the wedding celebration. It’s tender and sweet in its depiction of the intimacy that all partners share.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

All day long
We keep holdin’ on
It couldn’t be any better than this
I got it all at my finger tips

Nobody Loves Me Like You Do – Anne Murray

Released in August 1984 on the album Heart Over Mind

Anne Murray and Dave Loggins made this sweet duet one remember, and it was later covered by Whitney Houston and Jermaine Jackson for Houston’s debut album. This song is a perfect one to play as the wedding party takes its place before the bride makes her grand entrance.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

You touched my heart in places
That I never even knew
Nobody loves me like you do

Hello – Lionel Richie

Released in February 1984 on the album Can’t Slow Down

Many wedding couples have chosen this Lionel Richie hit for their wedding music selections, and with good reason. There is a simplicity to the lyrics that places a focus on the basics of loving one another for a lifetime.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

‘Cause you know just what to say, and you know just what to do
And I want to tell you so much, I love you

I Just Called to Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder

Released in August 1984 on the album The Woman in Red

Stevie Wonder counts down the months of the year and describes all the ways that life would be less special without your chosen partner. The song is a reminder that every day is an opportunity to express how much you love one another, and there will surely be many days ahead for you both.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I just called to say I love you
I just called to say how much I care
I just called to say I love you

Oh Sherrie – Steve Perry

Released in April 1984 on the album Street Talk

This solo venture from Journey’s Steve Perry is filled with all the longing and devotion that you want to express during your wedding. A great time to play it is right after you cut the wedding cake.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

But you know that there’s a fever
Oh, that you’ll never find nowhere else
Can’t you feel it burnin’

Got a Hold on Me – Christine McVie

Released in January 1984 on the album Christine McVie

Christine McVie is often overlooked as a signature voice of Fleetwood Mac in favor of Stevie Nicks, but this song showcases her talent as a singer and songwriter. It’s a melody about becoming your best with the help of a partner.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I got a love, I got somebody
This love got a hold on me
Ooh, I got a love, I got somebody
This love got a hold on me

Just a Little Love – Reba McEntire

Released in February 1984 on the album Just a Little Love

Aren’t you happy that your chosen one brings a sense of stability and peace to your life? Reba McEntire sings about that feeling in this hit, a great choice for your primary wedding song.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

You make me see why the good Lord made me
And you can do miracles
With just a little love

My Only Love – The Statler Brothers

Released in 1984 on the album Atlanta Blue

This song by the Statler Brothers is so perfect for weddings that the song’s video is about a beautiful ceremony like the one you will have today. Few songs have been eternally identified as wedding ballads, and this is one of them.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

You’re so special
You’re so real
And I know you’ll always be
My only love

The Best Year of My Life – Eddie Rabbitt

Released in September 1984 on the album The Best Year of My Life

Every groom should choose this song for his bride as a special wedding ceremony dedication. The smooth vocals of Eddie Rabbitt fit perfectly with the solemn moment that precedes the taking of your wedding vows.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

The best year of my life
Is the year that just went by
Since I met you

She’s My Rock – George Jones

Released in August 1984 on the album Ladies’ Choice

Country artist George Jones knew a thing or two about how a good woman completes a man. He makes it plain as day how important the bride is with this country music classic.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

She’s the sunshine of my day
And I don’t care what you say about her
Lord, she took me in and made me everything I am today

I Love Only You – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Released in 1984 on the album Plain Dirt Fashion

Picking a wedding song for that first dance can be difficult, but this one is perfect in both its lyrics and music. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band was known for a pop-country style that just makes you feel good.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

After an all-night game of cards
And drivin’ my old chevy
On a sunday afternoon
But I love only you

Someone Is Falling in Love – Kathy Mattea

Released in 1984 on the album Kathy Mattea

Today, you are celebrating falling in love with a person who completed your soul. Kathy Mattea speaks of how glorious it is to fall in love and honor that love with a band of beautiful gold.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Where’ve you been
I’ve looked for you forever and a day
Where’ve you been
I’m just not myself when you’re away

Like a Virgin – Madonna

Released in October 1984 on the album Like a Virgin

This song was Madonna’s true breakthrough hit, and it was released on Halloween in 1984. Despite the title, the lyrics aren’t too racy for inclusion in your wedding festivities as a reception dance jam.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Gonna give you all my love, boy
My fear is fading fast
Been saving it all for you
‘Cause only love can last


Next, see a list of the best 1985 wedding songs.

The ’80s produced many great hits perfect for weddings. If you have a favorite 1984 wedding song not on our list, be sure to comment it below so that others can see it too.

Celebrating wedding songs of 1984. Where were you and what was happening?

If you were one of the weddings in 1984

Congratulations on your wedding in 1984. You share your anniversary with the following events.

Music Highlights of 1984

  • Grammy’s Song of 1984: What’s Love Got To Do With It – Tina Turner
  • Phil Collins – Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)
  • Billy Ocean – Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)
  • Kenny Loggins – Footloose
  • Ray Parker Jr. – Ghostbusters
  • Stevie Wonder – I Just Called To Say I Love You
  • Van Halen – Jump
  • Culture Club – Karma Chameleon
  • Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
  • Foreigner – I Want To Know What Love Is
  • Prince – When Doves Cry
  • Lionel Richie – Hello
  • Deniece Williams – Let’s Hear It For The Boy
  • Duran Duran – The Reflex
  • Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time
  • John Waite – Missing You
  • Prince & The Revolution – Let’s Go Crazy
  • Hall & Oates – Out Of Touch
  • Prince & The Revolution – Purple Rain
  • Madonna – Like A Virgin
  • Wham! – Careless Whisper

Celebrity Weddings of 1984

  • Damon Wayans married Lisa Thorner
  • Katharine Ross married Sam Elliott
  • Rick Springfield married Barbara Porter
  • Nastassja Kinski married Ibrahim Moussa
  • Toby Keith married Tricia Covel

News Highlights of 1984

  • The Winter Olympics take place in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, making it the first time they are held in a Communist country.
  • The Soviets boycott the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
  • The average price of a new single-family home surpasses $100,000.
  • The Motion Picture Association Of America introduces the PG-13 rating for movies.
  • Walter Mondale selects Geraldine Ferraro his vice-presidential nominee, the first woman to be named to a major-party ticket.
  • President Reagan is re-elected by a landslide, carrying 49 of the 50 states.

1984 Sports Champions

  • The Detroit Tigers win the World Series over the San Diego Padres.
  • Super Bowl XVIII – Los Angeles Raiders won 38-9 over the Washington Redskins.
  • The Boston Celtics win the NBA Title over the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • The Edmonton Oilers win the Stanley Cup over the New York Islanders.

Entertainment Highlights of 1984

  • Best Picture: Terms of Endearment: James L. Brooks
  • Best Actor: Robert Duvall – Tender Mercies
  • Best Actress: Shirley MacLaine – Terms of Endearment

Top Television Shows

  • The “A” Team, The Cosby Show, Dallas, Dynasty, Falcon Crest, Family Ties, Knots Landing, Murder, She Wrote, Simon And Simon, 60 Minutes


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