unique 2018 love songs list

As 2018 is coming to a close, what a better way to end the year with a list of our favorite love songs of 2018? Love songs make for great wedding songs too. Plus, most couples become engaged during the holidays! Enjoy our list of 2018 love songs.

unique 2018 love songs list

2018 Love Songs List

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You Are The Reason – Calum Scott & Leona Lewis
Only Human
(February 9, 2018)
Scott originally released this song as a solo. Then, Leona joined in to make it the perfect duet song for any wedding and celebration of love.

I’d climb every mountain
And swim every ocean
Just to be with you

I Don’t Know Why – Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert
The Ledges
(February 16, 2018)

don’t you believe everything that you hear
don’t you believe everything that you know
I don’t know why I get to love you
but I do

Looking for a Folk song celebrated as a duet love song? This song makes for a great wedding song.

Andy (I Can’t Live Without You) – Ashley McBryde
Girl Going Nowhere
(March 30, 2018)
Don’t let the title scare you away from this love story message that could describe your relationship.

I’ve told you till I’m black and blue
You never worried what our neighbors think
I can’t live without you

My Word – Derran Day
My Word
(April 13, 2018)
A beautiful song a bride can play while walking down the aisle to your husband-to-be at the alter – a processional song.

I don’t wanna live this life without you by my side
Promise you my love till the end of time

Forever – Jason Nelson
The Answer
(April 20, 2018)
A Christian wedding song that you can play for celebrating your unity candle lighting, sand ceremony or any other unity of marriage act.

Forever is a long time
That’s how long I’ll love you
That’s how long I’ll love you

Beyond – Leon Bridges
Good Thing
(April 20, 2018)
My favorite wedding song of 2018. You can play this song in any part of your wedding or reception and it would fit perfectly.

I give up, I’m in love crying out to you
O me o my I can’t explain
She might just be my everything

Have It All – Jason Mraz
Have It All
(April 27, 2018)
A mid-tempo song you could play during cocktails or dinner to keep guests tapping their toes and singing along.

You don’t need money, you got a free pass
Here’s to the fact that I’ll be sad without you
I want you to have it all

At Home – Jon Bryant
At Home
(May 1, 2018)
An Indie wedding song not played at every wedding that you could make into your own love story.

It wouldn’t matter if the skies went dark
Your heart is all I need
I’m drawn to everything

I’ll Be There – Jess Glynne
Always In Between
(May 4, 2018)
Jess’ voice is so unique. A mid-tempo song you can play as your recessional song to start your new life together.

I’ll be there, I’ll be there for you
Oh, I swear, I got enough love for two
You’ll never be alone, I’ll be there for you

Good Girl – Dustin Lynch
Good Girl
(May 5, 2018)
Surprise the blushing bride with this song from Dustin Lynch, a country tune that encourages dancing at the wedding reception. It will make her feel special and put all your guests in a celebratory mood.

I got it good, girl, ’cause I got myself a good girl
Still can’t believe I found you, can’t imagine life without you

Forever – Ar’mon & Trey
(May 11, 2018)
If you are looking for a song to dedicate to your bride as she preps for your wedding, send this to her and it will put a smile on her face.

Baby, they don’t shine like you
One in a million, you the goat
And I don’t want nobody but you

Before You – Fortunate Ones
Hold Fast
(May 1, 2018)
Another Folk wedding song you can incorporate into your ceremony playlist without thinking twice.

In and out they come like tides
Upon some angry ocean blue
But I can’t remember my life before you

Speechless – Dan + Shay
Dan + Shay
(May 18, 2018)
You know a song is a great wedding tune when Sophie Turner from Game of Thrones asks for it to be played at her own ceremony. Dan + Shay surged to the top of the charts in 2018 with this crossover country hit, a song that can serve as a modern wedding processional.

Starin’ at you, standin’ there, in that dress
What it’s doin’ to me, ain’t a secret
‘Cause watchin’ you is all that I can do
And I’m speechless

Finally Mine – Juliet Roberts
Things Keep on Changing
(May 18, 2018)
Absolutely the ideal song for your wedding recessional after saying your I Do’s.

Your love is finally mine
You’ve been runnin’ circles in my mind
I’ve been searchin’ and lookin’ and wishin’ and dreamin’
For so long

Us – James Bay & Alicia Keys
(May 22, 2018)
Another flawless duet song to add to your wedding playlist. The song was first performed on the TV show The Voice.

Tell me when the light goes out
That even in the dark we will find a way out
Tell me now ’cause I believe in something
I believe in us

You Chose Me – The Scott Brothers
(May 30, 2018)
Ths stars of the home improvement TV show The Property Brothers joined to create Drew’s own personal wedding song for his new wife and their first dance.

You’re so beautiful, got a heart of gold, and I can’t believe
Out of all the guys in the whole wide world
You chose me

Better – JJ Heller
(June 1, 2018)
Some artists just have the magic touch for creating wedding songs telling a love story. You can play this song during your wedding ceremony or as a choreographed first dance.

My life is so much sweeter
‘Cause you make me
You make me better

Never Gonna Say Goodbye – Dawes
(June 8, 2018)
An Indie song not played at every wedding. If you want a unique love song for your ceremony or reception, listen to this.

Like Cusack holding that stereo
Or what Juliet hears from Romeo
I’m never gonna say goodbye

Give All – Jon Danforth
Time and Vision
(June 8, 2018)
Some Folk songs tell a wedding message that would be a celebration of love during the wedding ceremony. This song is a winner.

Unless It’s With You – Christina Aguilera
(June 15, 2018)
Everyone will know her voice but not everyone will know this song. Play it while getting ready for your big day.

Yeah, I’m in over my head feeling confused
I’m losing my mind, don’t know what to do
‘Cause I don’t want to get married
Unless it’s with you

Forever Always – Peter Cottontale feat. Chance The Rapper, Rex Orange County, Daniel Caesar
(June 22, 2018)
Big names in this unique R&B wedding song made just for your love for each other!

You’re my sing-a-long
You’re the only song on my iPod
You’re the only CD I keep in the whip
You’re my number one song on every playlist

F E E L S – SafetySuit
(July 27, 2018)
SafetySuit continues to create Pop love songs to incorporate into your wedding playlist from 2018.

That’s when I said
Well, you don’t know how easy it is
To be in love, to be in love with you

Butterflies – Queen Naija
Queen Naija
(July 27, 2018)
A sensual R&B love song to play for your mate and create a special moment on the dance floor.

I’m hoping that you’ll always be around
You got me on a high, I don’t wanna come down
And I love it, I love it

Today I Do – Tamia
Passion Like Fire
(July 24, 2018)
Tamia celebrates her own wedding in this song video and cannot be overlooked for your wedding song too.

Crowded room
But my eyes are only on you
Can’t take ’em off
‘Cause I’m watching my dreams come true

I Do – Casi Joy
I Do
(August 4, 2018)
Star from the TV show The Voice, Casi sang this song at her own wedding during the vows.

On My Way to You – Cody Johnson
On My Way to You
(August 10, 2018)
Country music is still a mainstay in wedding playlists. This song will make for a first dance to tell your grandkids about someday.

I was just passin’ time
Kinda just passin’ through
On my way to you

Can’t Help Falling in Love – Kina Grannis
Crazy Rich Asians Soundtrack
(August 10, 2018)
A classic by Elvis Presley that has a modern cover with a woman’s special touch. Kina does this song right.

So take my hand
Take my whole life, too
For I can’t help falling in love with you

Earthquake – The Black Lillies
Stranger to Me
(August 24, 2018)
An acoustic song made for your love for each other. You can include this song into your ceremony as guests are arriving or as a processional song.

You’re the rock in my roll, you shake me down to my soul
You take my breath away, you know just what to say
You shake me down to my soul, you’re my earthquake

Wedding Medley: Marry Me / Bless the Broken Road / All of Me / A Thousand Years – Anthem Lights
We Got You Covered, Vol. 3
(August 31, 2018)
Anthem Lights created a processional song medley to incorporate into your wedding ceremony.

Ashlee + Evan
(September 7, 2018)
A Pop song you could play as your first dance while staring into each other’s eyes.

I know the world can be broken
But it’s okay, I got you
And I’mma make it tomorrow
With you, with you, with you

Love Someone – Lukas Graham
3 (The Purple Album)
(September 7, 2018)
A very popular first dance song that stuck around through 2019 and into the future. Lukas did this song right.
All my life

I thought it’d be hard to find
The one ’til I found you
And I find it bittersweet
‘Cause you gave me something to lose

All Your Love – Dustin Tebbutt
(September 14, 2018)
An Indie love song you can play on your wedding day and be happy.

All your love it keeps me safe
All your love completes me
All your love it makes me stay
You’re the love I needed

All of My Life – Erica Campbell feat. Warryn Campbell
All of My Life
(September 21, 2018)
An R&B song, not your typical love song that you could play during the cutting of the cake.

All of my life for the rest of my life
I be loving you
All of my life for the rest of my life

99 Years – Josh Groban duet with Jennifer Nettles
(September 21, 2018)
Looking for an anniversary song to play for the longest-married couple at your wedding? Listen to this duet song!

There’ll be a thousand moments for you to say “I told you”
And a million more for us to say “I love you”
So let’s look forward to you and I looking back
At 99 years like that

The Difference – Tyler Rich
Tyler Rich EP
(September 21, 2018)
A mid-tempo Country song perfect for cocktails or dinner that will everyone singing along and smiling.

Yeah, there’s a hell of a difference in saying three words or kinda just meaning two
There’s a difference in “Love ya” and “I love you”
And I wanna be the difference

Best Shot – Jimmie Allen
Mercury Lane
(September 22, 2018)
So much emotion in this love song. You could dedicate this song to your future spouse as they are prepping for your big day to put a smile on their face.

I’m not saying that I’m perfect
Oh ’cause girl you know I’m not
But I’ll love you with everything I’ve got
Girl, I’ll give you my best shot

Dance with Me – Morgan Evans feat. Kelsea Ballerini
Things That We Drink To
(October 12, 2018)
This song actually mentions dancing. You could make this into your very own choreographed first dance song and bring the house to a standing ovation.

And if it’s you and me against the world
If I’m your man, you’re my girl
We’ll win you’ll see, if you dance with me

You’re The One – Greta Van Fleet
Anthem Of The Peaceful Army
(October 19, 2018)
The band is often compared to Led Zeppelin. This love song makes for a Rock first dance song.

You’re the one I want
You’re the one I need
You’re the one I had
So come on back to me

Good As You – Kane Brown
(October 19, 2018)
Kane has become a Country star and this song makes for a wedding song that everyone will know and share your love.

Tomorrow, tonight, the rest of my life
I wanna be the man you want me to be
So startin’ right now, girl, tell me everything you need

Better – Khalid
(October 19, 2018)
If you want to skip Signed, Sealed and Delivered for your R&B processional song. “Better” is a formidable modern replacement.

We don’t gotta hide
This is what you like, I admit
Nothin’ feels better than this

Chances – Backstreet Boys
(November 9, 2018)
A love story speaking about what if’s. You were meant to be together!

What are the chances that we’d end up dancing?
Like two in a million, like once in a life
That I could have found you, put my arms around you

Love You To The Moon – Kip Moore
Room To Spare: The Acoustic Sessions
(November 16, 2018)
A mid-tempo Country song you could play as a recessional song or as a reception background song to keep the mood up.

It don’t matter where I’m at
We’re stuck together like a zodiac
Babe I’m comin’ home soon
I love you to the moon and back

Rockin’ Years – Porter Union
(December 4, 2018)
Want a waltz song for your first dance? This song is a winner!

And if you’ll hold me tight when you love me
That’s all I’ll ask of you
And I’ll stand by you through our rockin’ years

Love Comes Through – Me & Mari
Love Comes Through
(December 7, 2018)
An R&B duet telling about their love for each other. This could be your story too.

Cheerleader (Demo) – JP Cooper
Cheerleader (Demo)
(December 14, 2018)
Omi should be proud of this cover. You can play while eating your meal and everyone will be singing along to the words.

Talking to your father
Asking for his blessing
I wanna tell the whole world
Sing it from the rooftops
This is your love song

Fall for You
We Three
(December 14, 2018)
We Three found their fame on America’s Got Talent and this love song could be your first dance.

You always thought that I was stronger
I may have failed
But I have loved you from the start

For a Lifetime
Ryann Darling feat. Cory Ard
(December 14, 2018)
With more than 1 million views on YouTube, this song has become a quiet modern wedding song hit.

For a lifetime of “I love you”
Two hearts, one beat
You whisper to me
Be mine for a lifetime

So, there you have it – our list of 2018 love songs to add to your wedding playlist. IF you have a song not on our list, be sure to comment it below as we read and respond to all comments.

If you like this song list, be sure to check out our complete list of live songs.

2018 Wedding Songs

2018 wedding songs include popular hits from Carrie Underwood, Bruno Mars, Dan + Shay, and many more artists. This list of wedding songs serves up some perfect selections for your wedding ceremony and reception, and most are songs that everyone will recognize.

Girls Like You – Maroon 5 and Cardi B
May 2018, Red Pill Blues
This song from Maroon 5 and Cardi B was performed at the Super Bowl in 2019, and it represents a slight departure from the music Adam Levine and company are known for. The song is a celebration of that special girl, and it should be used during the wedding reception to shower the bride with attention.

‘Cause girls like you run ’round with guys like me
‘Til sun down when I come through
I need a girl like you

Finesse – Bruno Mars and Cardi B
January 2018, 24K Magic
Bruno Mars got a little help from Cardi B on this single from Mars’ 2018 album 24K Magic, and the song is a good example of the funk and New Jack swing music styles that are popular for dancing today. For weddings, it should be used for dancing, but the lyrics also celebrate how two people can be better together.

We out here drippin’ in finesse
It don’t make no sense
Out here drippin’ in finesse

I Like It – Cardi B, Bad Bunny, and J Balvin
May 2018, Invasion of Privacy
Cardi B is all over this list of 2018 wedding songs, is paired here with Bad Bunny and J Balvin to deliver a memorable hip hop dance tune. The language of the song is a little explicit, so the song should be reserved for the late-night wedding reception dancing.

You gotta’ believe me when I tell you
I said I like it like that
You gotta’ believe me when I tell you
I said I like it like

In My Feelings – Drake
July 2018, Scorpion
This is the song that spawned a viral Internet challenge, and Drake took the popularity of the song’s catchy hook to the masses in 2018. It is a song that will forever be ingrained in pop culture, but you should know that the lyrics about Kiki are explicit before you have the wedding DJ spin it.

‘Cause I want ya, and I need ya
And I’m down for you always
And I’m down for you always

You Make It Easy – Jason Aldean
February 2018, Rearview Town
Many consider Jason Aldean to be the country artist of the decade, and that is due to a long list of hits just like this one from 2018. Aldean has the vocal skills to impress your wedding guests when you use this song as an alternative wedding processional.

My better half, my savin’ grace
You make me who I wanna be
You make it easy

Beautiful Crazy – Luke Combs
December 2018, This One’s for You Too
Luke Combs charted one of the top country hits of the year with this ballad of true love, a tune you can add to the reception playlist for dancing. Some couples have also used the song in their wedding as a part of the processional, choosing to play it while the bridal party walks the aisle.

Ain’t afraid to take chances
And wears her heart on her sleeve
Yeah, she’s crazy
But her crazy’s beautiful to me

Meant To Be – Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
June 2018, Expectations
All newlyweds want to have the assurance that their love is meant to be, and that is the theme of this love ballad by Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line. The song combines elements of pop and country to create a unique blend of sound that is very popular with music fans.

So, won’t you ride with me, ride with me?
See where this thing goes
If it’s meant to be, it’ll be, it’ll be

The Middle – Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey
January 2018, The Middle
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey are all respected artists in their genres, and Morris contributed her vocal talents to this song long before Girl became the 2019 Album of the Year. This is a song that is made for dancing the night away, and it has also been played at weddings as the guests are arriving.

So pull me closer
Why don’t you pull me close
Why don’t you come on over
I can’t just let you go

Boo’d Up – Ella Mai
February 2018, Ella Mai
Fun and entertaining define this song by Ella Mai, a feel-good dance song that should be included at modern wedding receptions. It is a song that will inspire all the wedding guests to get up and celebrate with the bride and groom.

Ooh, no I’ll never get over you until I find something new
That get me high like you do, yeah, yeah

Mine – Bazzi
April 2018, Cosmic
Commitment is at the heart of all wedding ceremonies, and this song from Bazzi reminds newlyweds that they belong only to one another. Many couples prefer to use it for their first dance as husband and wife, but it can also be shared with all the wedding guests.

Girl, anything I can do just to make you feel alright
Oh, oh, oh, oh, I just had to let you know you’re fine
Running circles ’round my mind

I Like Me Better – Lauv
May 2018, I Met You When I Was 18 (The Playlist)
Lauv sings about how finding true love can make us better people, and that is the right type of message to send to your wedding guests when you play this song at the reception. Have the wedding DJ add to the playlist and spin it toward the end of the evening when you and your spouse are preparing to leave for the honeymoon.

I knew from the first time, I’d stay for a long time ’cause
I like me better when
I like me better when I’m with you

One Kiss – Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa
April 2018, One Kiss
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa kept dance-pop relevant with this duet from 2018, and the song received multiple honors including a Brit Award for the best British single. The theme of a single kiss is one suitable for your wedding day, and more than a few couples have chosen this song for their first dance.

I look like all you need
One kiss is all it takes
Fallin’ in love with me

Happier – Marshmello & Bastille
August 2018, Happier
This 2018 wedding song from Marshmello & Bastille has an emotional message combined with a pleasant groove, and it speaks of the desire of a man for his true love to be happy. There is a poignant side to the lyrics, and this song is best saved for dancing at the reception.

Know that means I’ll have to leave
Lately, I’ve been, I’ve been thinking
I want you to be happier, I want you to be happier

I Was Jack (You Were Diane) – Jake Owen
March 2018, Greetings from… Jake
This song by country artist Jake Owen is a tribute to a popular 80s love song by John Cougar Mellencamp, and it draws on the same romantic imagery as the song that inspired it. Those couples who want a song that will remind them of the courtship period will appreciate this 2018 wedding tune, and they might want to use it for the first dance.

Way back when I was Jack and you were Diane
Do you turn it up, do you sing along
Every time you hear that song
Does it still move ya

Love Wins – Carrie Underwood
August 2018, Cry Pretty
Carrie Underwood released this song in 2018 to modest reviews, but it is a song that has a meaningful message for newlyweds. True love always wins, and that is a sentiment you want to reinforce on your wedding day by having this played at your reception.

Put a world that seems broken together again
Yeah I, I believe in the end love wins

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