1995 was filled with sentimental love ballads by Bruce Springsteen, Tracy Chapman, Michael Jackson, and many other legends of music. Here is a list of 1995 wedding songs that will help make your day memorable.
Best Wedding Songs of 1995
I Can Love You Like That – All-4-One
June 1995, And the Music Speaks
I can love you like that
I would make you my world
Move Heaven and Earth if you were my girl
All-4-One covered a second John Michael Montgomery hit with this soulful ballad that features rich harmonies and powerful lyrics. It is often used in weddings today as the bridal party makes its entrance into the chapel, just before the bride is walked down the aisle.
A Love So Beautiful – Michael Bolton
September 1995, Greatest Hits (1985–1995)
A love so beautiful
A love for you and me
Michael Bolton is just one reason that this song became a huge hit in 1995. It was co-written by superstars Jeff Lynne and Roy Orbison, and it serves up an emotional feast that hits all the right notes for a wedding song selection.
(I Wanna Take) Forever Tonight – Peter Cetera and Crystal Bernard
1995, One Clear Voice
I want to take forever tonight
Want to stay in this moment forever
Peter Cetera and Crystal Bernard blended their voices on this 1995 love ballad that captures the essence of a single romantic moment. It is most often used in wedding ceremonies during the reception, and it can also be played as the new bride and groom are introduced for the first time.
When You Love Someone – James Ingram and Anita Baker
1995, Forget Paris
Just promise me – promise me
You never will forget – you never will forget
When you love someone
Two of the most iconic R&B voices of the 90s teamed up for this song from the film Forget Paris. James Ingram and Anita Baker have just the right vibe here, and you can easily add this to the songs a DJ will play at your wedding reception.
You Are Not Alone – Michael Jackson
August 1995, HIStory: Past, Present, and Future, Book I
For I am here with you
Though you’re far away
I am here to stay
The King of Pop Michael Jackson sang to perfection on this song, a tune that many couples choose to include in their wedding day playlist. It conveys a sense of protective love and commitment to values like fidelity which are important to couples taking their wedding vows.
Any Man of Mine – Shania Twain
April 1995, The Woman in Me
He’s gotta be a heartbeatin’ fire breathin’
Breathtakin’ earthquakin’ kind
Any man of mine
Every wedding needs some fun music for the reception, and Shania Twain’s hit from 1995 playfully lets a groom know what his bride expects from their relationship. This song has been chosen by brides to accompany the traditional tossing of the bouquet.
She’s Every Woman – Garth Brooks
August 1995, Fresh Horses
She’s as real as real can be
And she’s every fantasy
Lord she’s every lover that I’ve ever had
Country superstar Garth Brooks topped the charts once again with this classic hit. It is a song that grooms like to dedicate to their bride on their wedding day, and many have even sung it to a backing track as the bride looks on.
Safe in the Arms of Love – Martina McBride
July 1995, Wild Angels
I want to fall and know that love has caught me
Safe in the arms of love
Strong relationships are wrapped up in feelings of safety, and that is exactly what this song by Martina McBride expresses. It is filled with romantic imagery that makes the song suitable for many portions of the wedding festivities.
One Sweet Day – Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men
November 1995, Daydream
And I know eventually
(I know I know) we’ll be together
We’ll be together
One sweet day
This joint effort by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men is everything a couple could ask for in a wedding song. It reflects all of the longing and feelings of true love that have led you to the altar with your partner.
Can’t Get You Off My Mind – Lenny Kravitz
September 1995, Circus
But then I think of lovin’
And I just can’t get you off of my mind
When it is time to celebrate on the dance floor after the wedding vows have been spoken, this song from Lenny Kravitz is a perfect choice to get the party started. It has simple lyrics that everyone can sing along to, and the message from the groom to his beautiful bride is made clear.
See a list from the prior year with the popular 1994 wedding songs.
Dreaming of You – Selena
August 1995, Dreaming of You
But so far, all I have are dreams of you
So I wait for the day, and the courage to say
How much I love you
Tejano superstar Selena’s life was cut short just as she was achieving mainstream success with hits like this one from 1995. Brides love poignant lyrics, and they can be played at your wedding as the guests are seated.
Gather at the River – Point of Grace
March 1995, The Whole Truth
Shall we gather at the river of forgiveness
Come together at the waters of love
Flowing like a fountain from the mercy giver
Many couples prefer to have songs of faith played at their wedding, and this one from Point of Grace has a modern feel that couples love. It is a song that combines faith in God with faith in one’s chosen partner.
Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman – Bryan Adams
April 1995, 18 til I Die
When you love a woman
You tell her that she’s really wanted
When you love a woman you tell her that she’s the one
Bryan Adams continued his run of success with this love ballad that will put tears in the eyes of your wedding guests. It has powerful lyrics that define love in a way that is most appropriate for a wedding interlude, and it is also a good addition to the reception playlist.
Mother Love – Queen
November 1995, Made in Heaven
Got such a feeling as the sun goes down
I’m coming home to my sweet
Freddie Mercury may have been the best vocalist of his era, and this song from Queen features Freddie at his best. It is a popular choice for weddings today given the release of the film Bohemian Rhapsody in 2018.
Secret Garden – Bruce Springsteen
April 1995, Greatest Hits
You’ve gone a million miles
How far’d you get
To that place where you can’t remember
And you can’t forget
This hit from Bruce Springsteen was nominated for an Oscar for its use in Jerry Maguire, and it paints an emotional portrait of how it feels to truly love a woman. Many brides have chosen the song for their grand entrance, and it is also used for the first dance between husband and wife.
The Promise – Tracy Chapman
November 1995, New Beginning
Oh, I’ve longed for you
And I have desired
To see your face, your smile
To be with you wherever you are
Tracy Chapman’s 1995 album New Beginnings represents some of the songwriter’s best work, and “The Promise” is often chosen for wedding ceremonies. It has been used as a non-traditional recessional, and many couples like to light their unity candles with this song playing in the background.
All I Really Want – Alanis Morissette
December 1995, Jagged Little Pill
And what I wouldn’t give to find a soul mate?
Someone else to catch this drift
And what I wouldn’t give to meet a kindred?
This was just one of the hit singles from Jagged Little Pill, the breakthrough album for Alanis Morrisette. It has a quirky, grunge feel that is best saved for the reception playlist, but many brides love it because it relates to their independent spirit.
As I Lay Me Down – Sophie B. Hawkins
February 1995, Whaler
This I pray
That you will hold me dear
Though I’m far away
I’ll whisper your name into the sky
Singer-songwriter Sophie B. Hawkins is largely known for this song from 1995, a beautiful declaration of one partner’s love for another. It has been used as an alternative wedding processional, and it can also be played as the wedding party leaves the venue.
Flood – Jars of Clay
1995, Jars of Clay
Lift me up when I’m falling
Lift me up I’m weak and I’m dying
Lift me up I need you to hold me
“Flood” is the song that made the group Jars of Clay contemporary Christian superstars. This is an emotional song that is chosen by many religious couples because it honors God in a way that is compatible with the devout nature of a wedding ceremony.
I Live My Life for You – Firehouse
I dedicated my life to you
You know that I would die for you
But our love would last forever
Firehouse proved that there was still room for the power ballad when it released this song in 1995. It has sweeping guitar riffs that defined power ballads from hair bands, and it can be used to bring a splash of nostalgia to your wedding day.
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Holding On to You – Terence Trent D’Arby
June 1995, Vibrator
But holding on to you means letting go of pain
Means letting go of tears
Means letting go of rain
This song from Terrance Trent D’Arby was a hit in the UK, and many couples there and in other parts of the world appreciate the song’s beautiful lyrics. It may be just the song that you are looking for if you want your wedding day choices to be non-traditional.
I’ll Never Break Your Heart – Backstreet Boys
December 1995, Backstreet Boys
I’ll never break your heart
I’ll never make you cry
I’d rather die than live without you
Modern brides love the songs of the Backstreet Boys, and this was one of their best since 1995. It’s a song that you and your partner will want to dance to, but it has also been used creatively in weddings where couples want to shy away from the norm.
Celebrating weddings in 1995. Where were you and what was happening?
If you were one of the weddings in 1995…
Congratulations on your wedding of 1995. You share your anniversary with the following events.
Celebrity Weddings of 1995
- Michael Schumacher married Corinna Schumacher
- Don Henley wed Sharon Summerall
- Eminem married Kim Mathers
- Pamela Anderson wed Tommy Lee
- Eve Mavrakis married Ewan McGregor
News Highlights of 1995
- The WB Television Network begins operations.
- UPN begins broadcasting.
- The O.J. Simpson murder case ends in a not-guilty verdict.
- Yahoo (Yahoo!) is founded in Santa Clara, California.
- Oklahoma City bombing at the Murrah Federal Building. Timothy McVeigh and one of his accomplices, Terry Nichols, set off the bomb.
- DVD, an optical disc computer storage media format, is announced.
- Cal Ripken Jr of the Baltimore Orioles breaks the all-time consecutive games played record in MLB
1995 Sports Champions:
- The Atlanta Braves win the World Series over the Cleveland Indians.
- Super Bowl XXIX – San Francisco 49ers won 46-26 over the San Diego Chargers.
- The Houston Rockets win the NBA Title over the Orlando Magic.
- The New Jersey Devils win the Stanley Cup over the Detroit Red Wings.
Music Highlights of 1995
- Grammy’s Song of 1995: Streets Of Philadelphia – Bruce Springsteen
- Groove Theory – Tell Me
- Better Than Ezra – Good
- Firehouse – I Live My Life For You
- Rednex – Cotton Eyed Joe
- Pretenders – I’ll Stand By You
- Coolio – Gangsta’s Paradise
- TLC – Waterfalls
- TLC – Creep
- Seal – Kiss From A Rose
- Boyz II Men – On Bended Knee
- Real McCoy – Another Night
- Mariah Carey – Fantasy
- Madonna – Take A Bow
- Monica – Don’t Take It Personal
- Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It
- Dionne Farris – I Know
- Boyz II Men – Water Runs Dry
- Adina Howard – Freak Like Me
- Blues-Traveler – Run-Around
- Bon Jovi – Always
- Shaggy – Boombastic
- Des’ree – You Gotta Be
- Hootie And The Blowfish – Hold My Hand
- Notorious B.I.G. – One More Chance
- Blessid Union Of Soul – I Believe
- TLC – Red Light Special
- Janet Jackson – Runaway
- Sheryl Crow – Strong Enough
- Diana King – Shy Guy
- Melissa Ethridge – I’m The Only One
- 4 P.M. – Sukiyaki
- Michael Jackson And Janet Jackson – Scream
- Del Amitri – Roll To Me
- Jamie Walters – Hold On
Entertainment Highlights of 1995
- Best Picture: Forrest Gump: Wendy Finerman, Steve Starkey, Steve Tisch
- Best Actor: Tom Hanks – Forrest Gump
- Best Actress: Jessica Lange – Blue Sky
Top Television Shows:
- Seinfeld, Friends, ER, Caroline In The City, Monday Night Football, The Single Guy, Home Improvement, N.Y.P.D. Blue, 60 Minutes, Boston Common
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