wedding songs of 1998

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.

wedding songs of 1998

Best Wedding Songs of 1998

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I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith
August 1998, 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’s exit the wedding chapel.

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
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.

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


This Kiss – Faith Hill
March 1998, 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.

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
July 1998, The Boy Is Mine
Monica had one of her breakthrough hits in 1998 with this sentimental reflection on intimate attraction. There are 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.

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
May 1998, 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.

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


Cover You in Kisses – John Michael Montgomery
May 1998, Leave a Mark
John Michael Montgomery is a country singer that specialized 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 that want a more contemporary sound.

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
July 1998, 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.

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


Now That I Found You – Terri Clark
April 1998, 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.

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
May 1998, 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.

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
February 1998, 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.

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
1998, 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.

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


A Rose Is Still a Rose – Aretha Franklin
February 1998, 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.

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
September 1998, 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.

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
April 1998, 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.

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


Kind & Generous – Natalie Merchant
May 1998, 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.

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
September 1998, If You See Her
Roger Miller penned this song by 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.

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
November 1998, 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.

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


It Must Be Love – Ty Herndon
August 1998, 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.

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


We can’t include every song but a favorite list of 1998 wedding songs. Have a song that should be on our list? Be sure to comment on it below. Also, check out our list of wedding song by year and best 1990s 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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