Best 1994 Wedding Songs For The Sweetest Days

There was a subtle shift in the nature of 1994’s most popular love ballads. Luther Vandross, Elton John, and Vanessa Williams all focused on simple declarations of love and commitment in their hits.

1994 Wedding Songs

Best 1994 Wedding Songs

I Swear – All-4-One

Released in November 1993 on the album Kickin’ It Up

This sweet love ballad was originally recorded by country artist John Michael Montgomery, but it took the smooth harmonies of All-4-One to make it a mainstream hit. Many couples use this song as a focal point of their wedding ceremony because the lyrics are so reminiscent of traditional wedding vows.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

And I swear by the moon and the stars in the sky
I’ll be there
I swear like a shadow that’s by your side
I’ll be there

Endless Love – Luther Vandross and Mariah Carey

Released in August 1994 on the album Songs

Luther Vandross teamed with Mariah Carey to remake this classic from the 80s. This version is a great fit for modern wedding processionals, and it is often played just before the bride’s dramatic wedding entrance.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

They tell me how much you care
Oh, yes
You’ll always be
My endless love

Can You Feel the Love Tonight? – Sir Elton John

Released in May 1994 on the album The Lion King Soundtrack

Elton John contributed two songs to The Lion King soundtrack, and this one is often chosen by couples for wedding ceremonies. The song has been used in everything from the wedding processional to the introduction of the new couple at the wedding reception.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

And it sees me through
It’s enough for this restless warrior
Just to be with you

Now and Forever – Richard Marx

Released in January 1994 on the album Paid Vacation

Richard Marx recorded some of the most memorable love songs of the 90s, and this one expresses sentiments that are appropriate for your wedding. It is a song of promise and devotion, one that can be played just before you light your wedding day unity candles.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Each and every way I can
Now & Forever
I will be your man

No Doubt About It – Neal McCoy

Released in December 1993 on the album No Doubt About It

Neal McCoy broke through with this single from his 1994 album of the same name, and it is still a favorite of wedding couples today. Most couples like to use this song for a first dance at their wedding reception, but it has also been played while the cake is cut and also as a reception dance tune.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

You’re the one I’m dreaming of got to have your love can’t live without it
We were meant to be together, no doubt about it

Whenever You Come Around – Vince Gill

Released in April 1994 on the album When Love Finds You

Few voices in music are as smooth and beautiful as the one belonging to country artist Vince Gill, a performer who topped the charts in 1994 with this crossover hit. The song is a joyous celebration of the feelings that accompany true love, and many couples play it as the guests at their wedding are seated.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Oh I try to speak but the words won’t come I’m so scared to death
And when you smile that smile, the world turns upside down
Whenever you come around

Kiss From a Rose – Seal

Released in July 1994 on the album Seal

There is always a need for slow, romantic additions to the wedding reception playlist, and this song from Seal is often used in that context. It has a lyrical message that is appreciated by modern couples, and the melody of the song is slow and gentle.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Now that your rose is in bloom
A light hits the gloom on the gray
I’ve been kissed by a rose on the gray

The Sweetest Days – Vanessa Williams

Released in December 1994 on the album Vanessa Williams

Many people would argue that Vanessa Williams was one of the most underrated musical artists of the 90s, and her performance of this love ballad would validate that claim. It has a poignant vibe that reflects the sweetest emotions that a girl can feel on her wedding day, and you will find it to be a perfect choice for that first dance with your one and only.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Listen now you can hear my heartbeat
Warm against life’s bitter cold
These are the days.
The sweetest days we’ll know

Everyday – Phil Collins

Released in January 1994 on the album Both Sides

Everyday is one of the most overlooked songs in the vast musical catalog of Phil Collins, the former frontman for Genesis. Collins weaves a beautiful narrative in this song about the meaningful nature of love, and it should be given an important place on your wedding reception playlist.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

So everyday goes by
And everyday I fall
It makes me wonder why
My life’s worth nothing without you

I’ll Stand by You – Pretenders

Released in July 1994 on the album Last of the Independents

This song is most often remembered as the last radio single from the legendary rock band The Pretenders, and it was a fitting conclusion to the career of Chrissie Hynde and company. One of the few true ballads the band ever charted, “I’ll Stand by You” has been chosen by many couples for the wedding processional.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I’ll stand by you
I’ll stand by you
Won’t let nobody hurt you
I’ll stand by you

Only One Road – Celine Dion

Released in October 1994 on the album The Colour of My Love

Songs by Celine Dion are always popular wedding choices, and this one is a deep cut from one of her early albums. The lyrics reveal that there is only one path forward for you, and that is the journey that you and your spouse will begin on this special day.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Only one road I’m walkin’
But I’m gonna run back, I’m gonna run back
‘Cause I need you right here
Beside me

If You’ve Got Love – John Michael Montgomery

Released in September 1994 on the album Kickin’ It Up

Love is all you really need to accomplish miracles in your life, and that is exactly the message in this song by John Michael Montgomery. Those who are looking for a non-traditional wedding processional will find it works well for the bridal party’s entrance.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

But there’s just so much a real good friend can do
‘Cause it takes another’s touch to chase the darkest blues away
If you’ve got love, you’ve got what it takes

Man of My Word – Collin Raye

Released in August 1994 on the album Extremes

Some pop and country songs from the 90s were written specifically to be used in weddings, and this tune from Collin Raye is one of those. It is a simple declaration of a man’s promise to love his bride and honor the vows of marriage.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I just don’t have the heart
Cause I gave mine to you
I said my love would last for all time
And no one would take your place

Love is Strong – The Rolling Stones

Released in July 1994 on the album Voodoo Lounge

You might not necessarily think of The Rolling Stones when it comes to 1994 wedding songs, but this Jagger and Richards composition has found its way into many wedding receptions. It combines a strong lyrical message with an iconic Stones melody.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

What are you scared of, baby?
It’s more than just a dream
I need some time
We make a beautiful team

Livin’ on Love – Alan Jackson

Released in August 1994 on the album Who I Am

This uptempo song from country legend Alan Jackson has been used at weddings since it was released in 1994. It is best reserved for the party after you say your wedding vows, and couples have also used it for the wedding send-off.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

It sounds simple, that’s what you’re thinkin’
But love can walk through fire without blinkin’
It doesn’t take much when you get enough
Livin’ on love

Love Sneakin’ Up on You – Bonnie Raitt

Released in 1994 on the album Longing in Their Hearts

This Les Paul classic was covered by blues artist Bonnie Raitt in 1994, and it is as fun and lively as you would expect. The song can add a touch of fun and frivolity to your wedding reception when you ask the DJ to include it in the party mix.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

And if your whole work is shakin, feel like I do
That’s just love sneakin up on you

I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men

Released in July 1994 on the album II

Boyz II Men scored one of their first No. 1 hit with this song written by Babyface. It’s a song that many wedding couples choose for their first dance, and the lyrics sum up all the feelings that will surround you as the wedding day festivities come to a close.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I’ll make love to you
When you want me to
And I will not let go
Till you tell me to

The Most Beautiful Girl in the World – Prince

Released in February 1994 on the album The Beautiful Experience

If you want to put a smile on her face on your wedding day, choose this song from Prince as a special reception dedication. Few artists could capture a specific feeling like Prince, and this song says all the things you would want to express to your bride on your wedding day.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Could you be the most beautiful girl in the world?
Could you be?
It’s plain to see you’re the reason that God made a girl
Oh, yes you are

Don’t Take The Girl – Tim McGraw

Released in March 1994 on the album Not a Moment Too Soon

Tim McGraw’s emotional song about a boy’s lifelong love for his special girl can be used in a variety of ways on your wedding day. It has often been sung by grooms for their bride, and it has even been used for a special dance between the bride and her father.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Take anybody that you want as, long as she don’t go
Take any boy in the world
Daddy please, don’t take the girl

Always – Bon Jovi

Released in September 1994 on the album Cross Road

This song from Bon Jovi proves that power ballads were still a thing in 1994, and you’ll want to use it as a part of your 90s-themed wedding ceremony. The lyrics reaffirm all of the promises that you and your spouse will make to one another on your wedding day.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

‘Til the heavens burst and the words don’t rhyme
And I know when I die, you’ll be on my mind
And I’ll love you, always


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Music Highlights of 1994

  • Grammy’s Song of 1994: A Whole New World – Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle
  • Warren G – This DJ
  • Snoop Doggy Dogg – Who Am I (What’s My Name?)
  • Real McCoy – Another Night
  • 69 Boyz – Tootsie Roll
  • Culture Beat – Mr. Vain
  • Ini Kamoze – Here Comes The Hotstepper
  • Tim McGraw – Don’t Take The Girl
  • Haddaway – What Is Love
  • Ace Of Base – The Sign
  • All-4-One – I Swear
  • Boyz II Men – I’ll Make Love To You
  • Celine Dion – The Power Of Love
  • Mariah Carey – Hero
  • Lisa Loeb And The Nine Stories – Stay (I Missed You)
  • Toni Braxton – Breathe Again
  • Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, and Sting – All For Love
  • Ace Of Base – All That She Wants
  • R Kelly – Bump N’ Grind
  • Salt-N-Pepa – Whatta Man
  • Elton John – Can You Feel The Love Tonight
  • Prince – The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
  • Coolio – Fantastic Voyage
  • Big Mountain – Baby I Love Your Way
  • Warren G – Regulate
  • Richard Marx – Now And Forever
  • Bryan Adams – Please Forgive Me
  • Salt-N-Pepa – Shoop
  • Sheryl Crow – All I Wanna Do
  • Crash Test Dummies – Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
  • DRS – Gangsta Lean
  • US3 – Cantaloop
  • Crystal Waters – 100% Pure Love
  • Gin Blossoms – Found Out About You

Celebrity Weddings of 1994

  • Heather Locklear wed Richie Sambora
  • Nuno Bettencourt married Suze DeMarchi
  • Dolph Lundgren wed Anette Qviberg
  • Eddie Vedder married Beth Liebling
  • R. Kelly wed Aaliyah

News Highlights of 1994

  • Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the right leg by an assailant under orders from figure skating rival Tonya Harding’s ex-husband.
  • Lyle Menendez and his brother Erik are found guilty and sentenced to life in prison without parole.
  • Woodstock ’94 begins in Saugerties, New York. It is the 25th anniversary of Woodstock in 1969.
  • Major League Baseball players go on strike, eventually causing the cancellation of the World Series.
  • The Whitewater scandal investigation begins in Washington, DC.

1994 Sports Champions

  • A labor strike by Major League Baseball players resulted in the premature termination of the season, and the cancellation of the World Series.
  • Super Bowl XXVIII – Dallas Cowboys won 30-13 over the Buffalo Bills.
  • The Houston Rockets win the NBA Title over the New York Knicks.
  • The New York Rangers win the Stanley Cup over the Vancouver Canucks.

Entertainment Highlights of 1994

  • Best Picture: Schindler’s List: Steven Spielberg, Gerald R. Molen, Branko Lustig
  • Best Actor: Tom Hanks – Philadelphia
  • Best Actress: Holly Hunter – The Piano

Top Television Shows

  • Seinfeld, ER, Home Improvement, Monday Night Football, Grace Under Fire, 60 Minutes, N.Y.P.D. Blue, Murder, She Wrote, Friends, Roseanne, Mad About You


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