Top 1998 Wedding Songs Now That I Found You

1998 was filled with love ballads by Aretha Franklin, Reba McEntire, Aerosmith, and other iconic performers.

Whether you need a slow ballad or a dance number for your wedding, you are sure to find the perfect tune in this collection of 1998 wedding songs.

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Best 1998 Wedding Songs

I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith
Released in August 1998 on the album Armageddon Soundtrack

Those who appreciate the sound of a classic power ballad will find this Aerosmith hit to be a perfect wedding song. Originally recorded for the Armageddon soundtrack, the song has been used by couples as an alternative bridal march as well as an interlude before the new partner exits the wedding chapel.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I don’t want to fall asleep
Cause I’d miss you, babe
And I don’t want to miss a thing

Music Sounds Better with You – Stardust
Released in July 1998 released as a single

Stardust is one of the bands that helped to define the electronic dance craze of the late 1990s, and this song should be included for dancing at the wedding reception.

It is one of those songs that will encourage everyone to participate in line dances and other celebrations for the happy couple.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I feel right
The music sounds better with you
Love might
Bring us both together

This Kiss – Faith Hill
Released in March 1998 on the album Faith

Many couples like to include music pieces in their wedding that remind them of those first days together. This country-pop hit from Faith Hill will remind you of the butterflies you felt when you and your spouse shared that all-important first kiss.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

It’s the way you love me
It’s a feeling like this
It’s centrifugal motion
It’s perpetual bliss

The First Night – Monica
Released in July 1998 on the album The Boy Is Mine

Monica had one of her breakthrough hits in 1998 with this sentimental reflection on intimate attraction. There are a few songs that make a better choice for the first dance between newlyweds, and you can also use this for your send-off to the honeymoon.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

If you want me, you’ve got to know me
And if you want my love
You’ve gotta wait, my love
Hey baby, that’s the way it’s got to be

If You Ever Have Forever in Mind – Vince Gill
Released in May 1998 on the album The Key

The best 1998 wedding songs are those which make a simple declaration of love and devotion, and this song by Vince Gill encompasses the vows that you and your partner will make on your wedding day. You might want to reserve it as a special song that the groom dedicates to his bride.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

If you ever have forever in mind
I’ll be here and easy to find

Cover You in Kisses – John Michael Montgomery
Released in May 1998 on the album Leave a Mark

John Michael Montgomery is a country singer who specializes in love ballads, and this is one of his finest. It is most often used by couples who have a strong affinity for country music, but it will also please newlyweds who want a more contemporary sound.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Darlin’ I’ve been livin’
For the moment that we touch
So I can cover you in kisses
And wrap you in my love

Forever Love – Reba McEntire
Released in July 1998 on the album If You See Him

A forever love is what all brides dream of, and this song by country songstress Reba McEntire celebrates exactly that. The way that couples tend to use this song in their wedding is as a modern alternative to the traditional wedding march, but it has also been used to precede the appearance of the bride in the chapel.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I won’t give up
No matter what
I’ll be waiting for you
Forever love

Now That I Found You – Terri Clark
Released in April 1998 on the album How I Feel

Teri Clark’s “Now That I Found You” was a major hit for the singer in 1998, and it is still used in wedding ceremonies today. It is a song that speaks of how each part of life is made better when we meet that special someone and join our hearts with theirs for eternity.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You hold me like a prayer, you touch me everywhere
A lifetime just ain’t enough to love you true
Now that I found you

I Said a Prayer – Pam Tillis
Released in May 1998 on the album Every Time

This song by Pam Tillis will inspire you to remember all the times you prayed for that special someone to come into your life. This song is often played at weddings after the bridal party has taken their place at the altar, just before the bride makes her grand entrance.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I said a prayer for you baby
And somehow it got through
I said a prayer for you baby
Now look at you

I Do (Cherish You) – Mark Wills
Released in February 1998 on the album Wish You Were Here

Couples have two versions of this 1998 love song to choose from when selecting it for their wedding. Either the Mark Wills version or the one by 98 Degrees is suitable for wedding processionals, and it can even be sung by the groom to his bride in order to create a special wedding moment.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

It’s beyond my control
I’ve waited so long to say this to you
If you’re asking do I love you this much, I do

Give Me Forever (I Do) – John Tesh feat. James Ingram
Released in 1998 on the album Grand Passion

John Tesh created some memorable music in the 1990s with his new-age piano arrangements, and this one includes soulful vocals by James Ingram. It is just the right type of song to play as the guests are arriving at your wedding, and you can also use it for the first dance with your new spouse.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

To family and friends and the Lord up above
I will swear I’ll be true to you
And give you my love


See a list from the prior year with the popular 1997 wedding songs.

A Rose Is Still a Rose – Aretha Franklin
Released in February 1998 on the album A Rose Is Still a Rose

You can’t go wrong when you include a selection by Aretha Franklin in your wedding music choices, and many couples prefer this one from the latter days of her career. There is something about the sincere lyrics and Aretha’s powerful voice that will make you want to include this song as a part of the wedding processional.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Let your life be in the sunshine
Not the darkness of your sorrow
You may see your all today
When you know it’ll come tomorrow

Love Like This – Faith Evans
Released in September 1998 on the album Keep the Faith

Faith Evans was in perfect form on this 1998 hit, and it is a song that finds its way onto the wedding reception playlists of many couples today. The lyrics of the song are all about the perfection that true love brings, and you’ll be reminded of how you and your partner complete one another.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I never knew there was a
Love like this before
Never had someone to show me a love
Love like this before

I Just Want to Dance with You – George Strait
Released in April 1998 on the album One Step at a Time

When choosing dance tunes for your wedding reception you will surely want to include George Strait’s classic from 1998. While the song is most often used for the first dance between husband and wife, it can also provide a nice interlude before the bridal party makes their celebratory speeches.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I wanna dance with you
Twirl you all around the floor
That’s what they intended dancin’ for

Kind & Generous – Natalie Merchant
Released in May 1998 on the album Ophelia

Natalie Merchant had one of her only hits with this song that details the important qualities that one looks for in a lifetime partner. You should dedicate it to your chosen partner after you say your vows, and it is also suitable for a recessional that your guests will remember.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I want to thank you for your generosity, the love
And the honesty that you gave me
I want to thank you show my gratitude

Husbands and Wives – Brooks & Dunn
Released in September 1998 on the album If You See Her

Roger Miller penned this song by the country duo Brooks & Dunn, and it has become a timeless classic that affirms the need for commitment between man and wife. The simple premise of the song is that the world would be a much better place if there were more devoted husbands and wives, and that is just the right message to send on your special day.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

The angry words spoken in haste
Such a waste of two lives
It’s my belief pride is the chief cause in the decline
Of the number of husbands and wives

It’s Your Song – Garth Brooks
Released in November 1998 on the album Double Live

Garth Brooks was in the latter stages of his successful career when he released this song about becoming a better person through the power of love. Like many country love songs of the era, this one is a superb choice for that first dance with your new spouse.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

And if there ever was somebody
Who made me believe in me
It was you, it was you

It Must Be Love – Ty Herndon
Released in August 1998 on the album Sons of the Desert

When true love makes itself known there is no denying its power, and that is what Ty Herndon sings about in this tender ballad. The song is used in a number of ways for weddings, from accompanying the unity candle lighting to the cutting of the wedding cake and celebratory toasts.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

It’s no trouble at all
Oh, I don’ t know but something tells me
It must be love


Next, see a list of the best 1999 wedding songs.

Celebrating wedding songs of 1998. Where were you and what was happening?

If you were one of the weddings in 1998

Congratulations on your wedding of 1998. You share your anniversary with the following events.

Celebrity Weddings of 1998

  • Jill Vandenberg Curtis wed Tony Curtis
  • Christopher Harvest married Vivica Fox
  • James Belushi married Jennifer Sloan
  • Barbra Streisand wed James Brolin
  • Osvaldo Sabatini married Catherine Fulop

News Highlights of 1998

  • President Bill Clinton denies he had “sexual relations” with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky initiating the Lewinsky scandal.
  • The Food and Drug Administration approves Viagra for use by men.
  • Apple Computer unveils the iMac.
  • St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Mark McGwire breaks baseball’s single-season home-run record, formerly held by Roger Maris.
  • The Google search engine is founded.
  • Jesse Ventura, the former professional wrestler, is elected Governor of Minnesota.

1998 Sports Champions

  • The New York Yankees win the World Series over the San Diego Padres.
  • Super Bowl XXXII – Denver Broncos won 31-24 over the Green Bay Packers.
  • The Chicago Bulls win the NBA Title over the Utah Jazz.
  • The Detroit Red Wings win the Stanley Cup over the Washington Capitals.

Music Highlights of 1998

  • Grammy’s Song of 1998: Sunny Came Home – Shawn Colvin
  • Jimmy Ray – Are You Jimmy Ray?
  • Ace Of Base Cruel Summer
  • Pras – Ghetto Superstar (That IS What You Are)
  • Edwin McCain – I’ll Be
  • Madonna – Ray Of Light
  • The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony
  • Busta Rhymes – Dangerous
  • Next – Too Close
  • Brandy And Monica – The Boy Is Mine
  • Shania Twain – You’re Still The One
  • Savage Garden – Truly Madly Deeply
  • LeAnn Rimes – How Do I Live
  • Janet Jackson – Together Again
  • K-Ci And JoJo – All My Life
  • Usher – Nice And Slow
  • Paula Cole – I Don’t Want To Wait
  • Third Eye Blind – How It’s Going To Be
  • Destiny’s Child – No, No, No
  • Celine Dion – My Heart Will Go On
  • Will Smith – Gettin’ Jiggy Wit’ It
  • Jennifer Page – Crush
  • Backstreet Boys – Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)
  • Aerosmith – I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
  • Faith Hill – This Kiss
  • Marcy Playground – Sex And Candy
  • Boyz II Men – A Song For Mama
  • Wyclef Jean – Gone Till November
  • ‘Nsync – I Want You Back
  • Five – When The Lights Go Out
  • Voices Of Theory – Say It
  • Billie Myers – Kiss The Rain
  • Barenaked Ladies – One Week

Entertainment Highlights of 1998

  • Best Picture: Titanic: James Cameron, Jon Landau
  • Best Actor: Jack Nicholson – As Good as It Gets
  • Best Actress: Helen Hunt – As Good as It Gets

Top Television Shows

  • ER, Frasier, Friends, Monday Night Football, Veronica’s Closet, Jesse, 60 Minutes, Touched By An Angel, Home Improvement, Everybody Loves Raymond

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