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.
2018 Love Songs List
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You Are The Reason – Calum Scott & Leona Lewis
(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 Don’t Know Why – Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert
(February 16, 2018)
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.
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.
At Home – Jon Bryant
(May 1, 2018)
An Indie wedding song not played at every wedding that you could make into your own love story.
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.
Good Girl – Dustin Lynch
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
I Do – ASHLEE + EVAN
Ashlee + Evan
(September 7, 2018)
A Pop song you could play as your first dance while staring into each other’s eyes.
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.
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!
Best Shot – Jimmie Allen
(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.
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.
Chances – Backstreet Boys
(November 9, 2018)
A love story speaking about what if’s. You were meant to be together!
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.
Rockin’ Years – Porter Union
(December 4, 2018)
Want a waltz song for your first dance? This song is a winner!
Listen to our best 2018 wedding songs playlist on Spotify.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.