Best 2014 Wedding Songs & Love Songs for The Best Day Of My Life

2014 is over, it is time to reflect on the wedding songs of 2014. In our list of Top 10 Party Songs of 2014, we did not include any carryovers from the year before. We could have included Jay-Z and Beyonce’s Drunk In Love but the song was technically released in December 2013.

Great 2014 wedding songs were recorded by Tim McGraw, Bruno Mars, Ariana Grande, and other popular artists.

You can find songs on this list that are perfect expressions of the love that you feel for your new spouse. Use them to make wedding memories that will last a lifetime.

2014 Wedding Songs

Best 2014 Wedding Songs

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

Released in September 2014 on the album X

Ed Sheeran is a must if you want your wedding song choices to be modern, and his voice on this romantic ballad is filled with a depth of emotion a few singers can achieve. You can play this as your wedding guests are seated, or you can use it to provide the soundtrack for the couple’s first dance.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Take me into your loving arms
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Place your head on my beating heart

I Don’t Dance – Lee Brice

Released in February 2014 on the album I Don’t Dance

A song with this title might not seem like a good choice for a wedding reception, but the 2014 hit from Lee Brice is often found on the playlists of modern couples. The twist here is that the song is meant to inspire dancing, and it will do exactly that for your guests.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

‘Cause you took these two left feet
And waltzed away with my heart
No, I don’t dance, but here I am

Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson with Bruno Mars

Released in November 2014 on the album Uptown Special

Mark Ronson got a little bit of help from Bruno Mars on this popular 2014 dance song that has become a staple of modern wedding celebrations. The song is one of those that tap into the soul and exuberance of youth, making it a nice choice for younger newlyweds.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Saturday night, and we in the spot
Don’t believe me, just watch, come on!
Don’t believe me, just watch

Cheerleader – Omi

Released in May 2014 on the album Me 4 U

That special woman who will stand by you for the rest of your life is your biggest cheerleader, and that is what this song from Omi is all about. Grooms like to play this song, especially for the bride on her wedding day, but some brides have even chosen to include it as a show of support for their spouse.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Oh, I think that I found myself a cheerleader
She is always right there when I need her

Happy – Pharrell Williams

Released in March 2014 on the album Girl

Pharrell Williams managed to create a dance tune and also a celebration of life with this huge hit from 2014. Every married couple is celebrating their happiness on their wedding day, and this is a nice choice of music when it’s time to introduce the newlyweds for the first time.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
(Because I’m happy)
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

Best Day Of My Life – American Authors

Released in March 2014 on the album Oh, What a Life

Most people would agree that a wedding is the best day of their life, and that is the theme that runs through this American Authors’ song. Couples will probably want to save it for the reception where everyone can dance to the tune and reflect on what it means to be happy in love.  The song also makes for a great recessional song.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I’m never gonna look back
Woah, never gonna give it up
No, just don’t wake me now
This is gonna be the best day of my life

Time Of Our Lives – Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo

Released in November 2014 on the album Globalization

The best wedding celebrations are those that stress marriage as a defining moment in life, and that is the sentiment behind this song by Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo. Songs by Pitbull are often chosen for modern weddings because they offer a nice mix of sentiment and a great party song.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Tonight I’ma lose my mind
Better get yours ’cause I’m gonna get mine
Party every night, like my last

Shake It Off – Taylor Swift

Released in August 2014 on the album 1989

It would be hard for anyone to deny the importance of Taylor Swift to modern pop and country music, a fact that is supported by this 2014 crossover hit. Swift’s music has a strong appeal to younger couples who are looking to build a wedding day around the music of their own generation.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

But I keep cruising
Can’t stop, won’t stop moving
It’s like I got this music in my mind

Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon

Released in September 2014 on the album Talking Is Hard

Walk The Moon makes it clear in this 2014 wedding song that there is a time for everyone to stop talking and start dancing in celebration. Playing this one after the first dance between the new couple is a great way to kick off the wedding reception in grand order.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

This woman is my destiny
She said oh oh oh
Shut up and dance with me

A Sky Full Of Stars – Coldplay

Released in May 2014 on the album Ghost Stories

Coldplay has managed to deliver some memorable music throughout their career despite being largely ignored by mainstream radio, and this song from 2014 is played at many modern weddings. It can be used in a variety of ways, but many couples like to reserve it for their first dance.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

‘Cause you’re a sky, ’cause you’re a sky full of stars
I want to die in your arms
‘Cause you get lighter the more it gets dark
I’m gonna give you my heart

All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor

Released in June 2014 on the album Title

Meghan Trainor was a very respected songwriter before she recorded and had a hit with this original dance tune. It belongs on the wedding reception playlist of every married couple that wants to encourage every guest to have a little bit of fun shaking it out on the dance floor.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top
Yeah, my momma she told me don’t worry about your size
She says, boys like a little more booty to hold at night

Play It Again – Luke Bryan

Released in March 2014 on the album Crash My Party

If you want some modern country for your wedding day this song by Luke Bryan will create strong emotions among your guests. It also has a great dance groove like many of Bryan’s other hits, so make it a wedding song that all of the guests will enjoy.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

‘Fore I said a word she was takin’ my hand
Spinnin’ me around ’til it faded out
And she gave me a kiss

Safe And Sound – Capital Cities

Released in May 2014 on the album In a Tidal Wave of Mystery

A hot recessional song.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I could show you love
In a tidal wave of mystery
You’ll still be standing next to me

Adore You – Miley Cyrus

Released in October 2013

A hot first dance song.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Know I need you more
Boy I adore, you
I adore, you

Story of My Life – One Direction

Released in October 2013

A great grand entrance song.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

The story of my life, I’ll take her home
I drive all night to keep her warm and time
Is frozen

Rewind – Rascal Flatts

Released in January 2014

The best last dance song.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Unkiss your lips and kiss ’em again
So good so right, this is one night
I’m wishing I could rewind

Let Me Go – Avril Lavigne featuring Chad Kroeger

Released in November 2013

An offbeat first dance song.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

It’s not that you meant to me
Thought we were meant to be
Oh, there isn’t one thing left you could say
I’m sorry it’s too late

Am I Wrong – Nico & Vinz

Released in February 2014

A great uptempo first dance song.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Fight for yours and don’t let go, don’t let them compare you, no
Don’t worry, you’re not alone, that’s just how we feel

Boom Clap – Charli XCX

Released in April 2014 from the movie The Fault In Our Stars

A great bridal party song.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

The beat goes on and on and on and on and
Boom clap, you make me feel good
Come on to me, come on to me now

XO – Beyonce

Released in December 2013

A great group dance song.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

We don’t have forever
Ooh, baby daylight’s wasting
You better kiss me

Who You Love – John Mayer featuring Katy Perry

Released in August 2013

A great love song. You chose.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

But I’m not running anymore
Because I’ve fought against it hard enough to know
That you love, who you love

Chandelier – Sia

Released in March 2014 on the album 1000 Forms of Fear

Sia has one of the most powerful voices in all of music, and she made this haunting ballad one of the most requested songs of 2014. It is a song that celebrates breaking free, and many brides can relate to the song’s theme on their wedding day.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I’m gonna live like tomorrow doesn’t exist
Like it doesn’t exist
I’m gonna fly like a bird through the night
Feel my tears as they dry

Just a Little Bit of Your Heart – Ariana Grande

Released in August 2014 on the album My Everything

Modern pop music is often a blend of engaging dance rhythms and meaningful lyrics, two things that define this song from Ariana Grande. Most brides seem to prefer having it played while the guests are arriving before the actual ceremony begins, but it can also be saved for dancing.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I can’t even think straight but I can tell
You were just with her
And I’ll still be a fool, I’m a fool for you

Lookin’ for That Girl – Tim McGraw

Released in January 2014 on the album Sundown Heaven Town

Tim McGraw only seems to get better with age, and this love ballad from 2014 proves that McGraw is still a relevant voice in the music of today. Like many of McGraw’s hits, this one is a simple take on the love of one boy for one girl.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Driving me crazy
Something says, baby, yeah
Baby, you’re that girl, that girl, that girl, that girl

Say You Do – Dierks Bentley

Released in October 2014 on the album Riser

Dierks Bentley returned to the top of the country charts with this song from 2014, a tune that newlyweds often find appropriate for a first dance together. It can be used in many ways for weddings, but the song is most often included on the list of reception songs.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Well couldn’t you
Say you do
Say you might
For tonight

2014 Party Hits

Fancy – Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX

Released in February 2014

Fancy has everyone’s fancy while reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks.

All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor

Released in June 2014

While reaching number one on most music lists in 2014, it also conjured up one of the most parodied songs of all time.

This Is How We Roll – Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan

Released in February 2014

This Is How We Roll peaked at 49 on the Billboard to 100 but topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs.

Love Never Felt So Good – Michael Jackson featuring Justin Timberlake

Released in May 2014

Love Never Felt So Good song peaked at number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was released just short of 5 years after Michael’s passing.

Anaconda – Nicki Minaj

Released in August 2014

Anaconda was on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached number 2. The song features a sample from Sir Mix-A-Lot’s song Baby Got Back.

Bang Bang – Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj

Released in July 2014

Bang Bang peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Ariana Grande had a breakout year featuring her second album My Everything and being featured in her mega-hit “Problem” and “Break Free” of 2014. Do you think Ariana’s fame was propelled by her brother, Frankie, being on the TV show Big Brother?

Rather Be – Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne

Released in January 2014

Billboard Hot 100 ranked the song Rather Be as high as number 10.

Chandelier – Sia

Released in March 2014

Chandelier reached number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Bailando – Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona

Released in March 2014

The song Bailando peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Here are the top 6 love songs of 2014 infographic. Even though John Legend was released at the tail end of 2013, he deserves to be on the list as it was the most-played love song of 2014. We kept in mind the theme of the song when creating our list – which left off Sam Smith’s song Stay With Me. Enjoy!

2014 love songs

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Next, see a list of the top 2015 wedding songs.

Celebrating weddings of 2014. Where were you and what was happening?

If you were one of the weddings of 2014

Congratulations on your wedding of 2014. You share your anniversary with the following events.

Music Highlights of 2014

  • Grammy’s Song of 2014: Royals — Lorde
  • Get Lucky — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
  • Radioactive — Imagine Dragons
  • Locked Out of Heaven — Bruno Mars
  • Blurred Lines — Robin Thicke, featuring T.I. & Pharrell
  • Just Give Me a Reason — P!nk featuring Nate Ruess
  • Roar – Katy Perry
  • Same Love — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert
  • Mirrors — Justin Timberlake
  • Clarity — Zedd Featuring Foxes
  • Always Alright — Alabama Shakes
  • God Is Dead? — Black Sabbath
  • Modern Vampires of the City — Vampire Weekend
  • Something — Snarky Puppy with Lalah Hathaway
  • Love and War – Tamar Braxton
  • Unapologetic — Rihanna
  • Thrift Shop — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, featuring Wanz
  • Swimming Pools (Drank) — Kendrick Lamar
  • Wagon Wheel — Darius Rucker
  • Mama’s Broken Heart — Miranda Lambert
  • Highway Don’t Care — Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
  • I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice
  • Remember You — Wiz Khalifa, featuring The Weeknd

Celebrity Weddings of 2014

  • George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin
  • Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
  • Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
  • Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg
  • Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnso
  • Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald
  • Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade
  • Elton John and David Furnish
  • Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
  • Lance Bass and Michael Turchin
  • Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jionni LaValle

News Highlights of 2014

  • Flooding across America for the first few months – Global warming is real.
  • The death of actors Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joan Rivers, and Robin Williams.
  • The loss of flight MH370 of Malaysia Airlines in the Indian Ocean.
  • Diplomatic struggles between Russia and Ukraine.
  • Oscar Pistorius murder trial of girlfriend.
  • Viral video of a vicious dog attacking a boy being saved by a cat.
  • Russia shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 killing 298.
  • Brazilian World Cup – Germany beat Argentina in the final.
  • The civil war in Syria continues and reaches the mass media again.
  • US journalist James Foley was murdered by a militant who became known as Jihadi John.

2014 Sports Champions

  • Madison Bumgarner led the San Francisco Giants past the Kansas City Royals in 7 games.
  • The Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos in a lackluster competition in Super Bowl XLVIII
  • San Antonio Spurs defeated the Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat 4-1 to win the NBA Championship.
  • Los Angeles Kings defeated the New York Rangers 4-1 to win the Stanley Cup.

Entertainment Highlights of 2014

  • Best Picture: “12 Years a Slave”
  • Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey – “Dallas Buyer’s Club”
  • Best Actress: Cate Blanchett – “Blue Jasmine”

Top Television Shows

  • Empire, NCIS, The Big Bang Theory, Football!, Modern Family, Scandal, The Voice, The Blacklist, Criminal Minds, The Walking Dead, Blue Bloods, Dancing With The Stars, Castle, Downton Abbey, Elementary.


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