Top 2018 Wedding Songs & Love Song Hits

As 2018 is coming to a close, what better way to end the year than 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 my list of 2018 wedding songs.

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2018 Wedding Songs List

You Are The Reason – Calum Scott & Leona Lewis

Released on February 9, 2018 on the album Only Human

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.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

I Don’t Know Why – Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert

Released on February 16, 2018 on the album The Ledges

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

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Andy (I Can’t Live Without You) – Ashley McBryde

Released on March 30, 2018 on the album Girl Going Nowhere

Don’t let the title scare you away from this love story message that could describe your relationship.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released on April 13, 2018 on the album My Word

A beautiful song a bride can play while walking down the aisle to her husband-to-be at the alter – a processional song.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Forever – Jason Nelson

Released on April 20, 2018 on the album The Answer

A Christian wedding song that you can play for celebrating your unity candle lighting, sand ceremony, or any other unity of marriage act.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Beyond – Leon Bridges

Released on April 20, 2018 on the album Good Thing

My favorite wedding song of 2018. You can play this song in any part of your wedding or reception and it would fit perfectly.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released on April 27, 2018 on the album Have It All

A mid-tempo song you could play during cocktails or dinner to keep guests tapping their toes and singing along.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released on May 1, 2018 on the album At Home

An Indie wedding song not played at every wedding that you could make into your own love story.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released on May 4, 2018 on the album Always In Between

Jess’s voice is so unique. A mid-tempo song you can play as your recessional song to start your new life together.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released on May 5, 2018 on the album Good Girl

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.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released on May 11, 2018 on the album Forever

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.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released on May 1, 2018 on the album Hold Fast

Another Folk wedding song you can incorporate into your ceremony playlist without thinking twice.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Speechless – Dan + Shay

Released on May 18, 2018 on the album Dan + Shay

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.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released on May 18, 2018 on the album Things Keep on Changing

Absolutely the ideal song for your wedding recessional after saying your I Do’s.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released on May 22, 2018

Another flawless duet song to add to your wedding playlist. The song was first performed on the TV show The Voice.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released on May 30, 2018

The 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.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released on June 1, 2018 on the album Better

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.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Never Gonna Say Goodbye – Dawes

Released on June 8, 2018 on the album Passwords

An Indie song not played at every wedding. If you want a unique love song for your ceremony or reception, listen to this.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Give All – Jon Danforth

Released on June 8, 2018 on the album Time and Vision

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

Released on June 15, 2018 on the album Liberation

Everyone will know her voice but not everyone will know this song. Play it while getting ready for your big day.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released on June 22, 2018

Big names in this unique R&B wedding song are made just for your love for each other!

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released on July 27, 2018

SafetySuit continues to create Pop love songs to incorporate into your wedding playlist from 2018.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released on July 27, 2018 on the album Queen Naija

A sensual R&B love song to play for your mate and create a special moment on the dance floor.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released on July 24, 2018 on the album Passion Like Fire

Tamia celebrates her own wedding in this song video and cannot be overlooked for your wedding song too.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released on August 4, 2018 on the album I Do

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

Released on August 10, 2018 on the album On My Way to You

Country music is still a mainstay in wedding playlists. This song will make for a first dance to tell your grandkids about someday.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Can’t Help Falling in Love – Kina Grannis

Released on August 10, 2018 on the album Crazy Rich Asians Soundtrack

A classic by Elvis Presley that has a modern cover with a woman’s special touch. Kina does this song right.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Earthquake – The Black Lillies

Released on August 24, 2018 on the album Stranger to Me

An acoustic song made for your love for each other. You can include this song in your ceremony as guests are arriving or as a processional song.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released on August 31, 2018 on the album We Got You Covered, Vol. 3

Anthem Lights created a processional song medley to incorporate into your wedding ceremony.

(Instrumental)

I Do – ASHLEE + EVAN

Released on September 7, 2018 on the album Ashlee + Evan

A Pop song you could play as your first dance while staring into each other’s eyes.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released on September 7, 2018 on the album 3 (The Purple Album)

A very popular first dance song that stuck around through 2019 and into the future. Lukas did this song right.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released on September 14, 2018

An Indie love song you can play on your wedding day and be happy.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

99 Years – Josh Groban duet with Jennifer Nettles

Released on September 21, 2018 on the album Bridges

Looking for an anniversary song to play for the longest-married couple at your wedding? Listen to this duet song!

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released on September 21, 2018 on the album Tyler Rich EP

A mid-tempo Country song perfect for cocktails or dinner that will everyone singing along and smiling.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released on September 22, 2018 on the album Mercury Lane

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.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

You’re The One – Greta Van Fleet

Released on October 19, 2018 on the album Anthem Of The Peaceful Army

The band is often compared to Led Zeppelin. This love song makes for a rock first dance song.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released on October 19, 2018 on the album Experiment

Kane has become a Country star and this song makes for a wedding song that everyone will know and share your love.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released on October 19, 2018 on the album Suncity

If you want to skip Signed, Sealed, and Delivered for your R&B processional song. “Better” is a formidable modern replacement.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Chances – Backstreet Boys

Released on November 9, 2018 on the album DNA

A love story speaking about what ifs. You were meant to be together!

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released on November 16, 2018 on the album Room To Spare: The Acoustic Sessions

A mid-tempo Country song you could play as a recessional song or as a reception background song to keep the mood up.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released on December 4, 2018

Want a waltz song for your first dance? This song is a winner!

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released on December 7, 2018 on the album Love Comes Through

An R&B duet telling about their love for each other. This could be your story too.

Cheerleader (Demo) – JP Cooper

Released on December 14, 2018 on the album Cheerleader (Demo)

Omi should be proud of this cover. You can play while eating your meal and everyone will be singing along to the words.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released on December 14, 2018

We Three found their fame on America’s Got Talent and this love song could be your first dance.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released on December 14, 2018

With more than 1 million views on YouTube, this song has become a quiet modern wedding song hit.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Girls Like You – Maroon 5 and Cardi B

Released in May 2018 on the album 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.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

‘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

Released in January 2018 on the album 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 popular music styles for dancing today. For weddings, it should be used for dancing, but the lyrics also celebrate how two people can be better together.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released in May 2018 on the album Invasion of Privacy

Cardi B is all over this list of 2018 wedding songs and 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 late-night wedding reception dancing.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released in July 2018 on the album 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.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

‘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

Released in February 2018 on the album 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.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Beautiful Crazy – Luke Combs

Released in December 2018 on the album 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.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released in June 2018 on the album 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 sounds that is very popular with music fans.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released in January 2018 on the album 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.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released in February 2018 on the album 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.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Mine – Bazzi

Released in April 2018 on the album 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.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released in May 2018 on the album 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.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released in April 2018 on the album 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.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Happier – Marshmello & Bastille

Released in August 2018 on the album 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.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released in March 2018 on the album 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.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released in August 2018 on the album 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.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

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Next, see a list of songs from the prior year with the popular wedding songs of 2017.

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One year newer, see a list of popular wedding songs of 2019.

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

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