classic wedding songs

The first dance is one of the monumental spotlight moments on the bride and groom on their wedding day. The song they select must reflect their personality and wedding theme. Just because the wedding couple didn’t live through the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s doesn’t mean that songs from those eras can’t reflect their love and commitment. Yes, classic first dance songs are still relevant today.

classic wedding songs

We hope that future generations can appreciate the classic songs of yesteryear as much as we do. Many classic first dance songs still invoke the raw emotion of love that the mystic of weddings has on its attendees. Don’t believe us? Check out the following list.

A classic song can be defined as a high-quality song that through time has remained the best of the best. Therefore, newly released wedding songs cannot be considered classic as they have not yet proven themselves through time. As a result, our time frame begins on December 31, 1979, and older to be considered a classic song.

Classic Wedding Songs

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Nat King Cole – Unforgettable
1952

That’s why, darling, it’s incredible, That someone so unforgettable, Thinks that I am unforgettable too


The Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody
1955

I need your love, God speed your love to me


Nat King Cole – When I Fall In Love
1956

When I give my heart, It will be completely


Johnny Mathis – Chances Are
1957

Guess you feel you’ll always be, The one and only one for me, And if you think you could, Well, chances are your chances are awfully good


Twilight Time – The Platters
1958

I count the moments darling till you’re here with me
Together at last at twilight time


Ray Charles – Come Rain or Come Shine
1959

I’m gonna love you, Like no one’s loved you, Come rain or come shine


Billie Holiday – Our Love Is Here To Stay
1959

In time the Rockies may crumble, Gibraltar may tumble, They’re only made of clay, But our love is here to stay


Etta James – At Last
1960

And here we are in Heaven, For you are mine at last


Ben E. King – Stand By Me
1960

No, I won’t be afraid, Just as long as you stand, Stand by me


Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling In Love
1961

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


Sam Cooke – Nothing Can Change This Love
1962

I know that nothin’, Nothin’ can ever change this love, I have for you


Otis Redding – These Arms Of Mine
1962

These arms of mine they are wanting, Wanting to hold you


Nat King Cole – L-O-V-E
1964

Two in love can make it, Take my heart and please don’t break it, Love was made for me and you


Frank Sinatra – Fly Me To The Moon
1964

In other words, please be true, In other words, I love you


The Beatles – In My Life
1965

For people and things that went before, I know I’ll often stop and think about them, In my life I love you more


Otis Redding – That’s How Strong My Love Is
1965

Anything that’s hard to do, I would be good for you, Any kind of love you want, I’ll be with you


The Beatles – Here, There And Everywhere
1966

I want her everywhere, And if she’s beside me I know I need never care, But to love her is to meet her everywhere


The Beach Boys – God Only Knows
1966

God only knows what I’d be without you


The Turtles – Happy Together
1967

I can’t see me loving nobody, But you for all my life


Stevie Wonder – For Once in My Life
1967

Long as I know I have love, I can make it, For once in my life, I have someone who needs me


Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World
1967

I see trees of green, red roses too, I see them bloom for me and you


Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – You’re All I Need To Get By
1968

I took one look at you, And it was plain to see, You were my destiny


Van Morrison – Crazy Love
1970

She give me love, love, love, love, crazy love


Elton John – Your Song
1970

I hope you don’t mind, That I put down in words, How wonderful life is while you’re in the world


Al Green – Let’s Stay Together
1971

We ought to stay together, Loving you whether, whether times are good or bad, and happy or sad


Joe Cocker – You Are So Beautiful
1974

Can’t you see, you’re everything I hoped for, Everything that I need, you are so beautiful to me


Dolly Parton – I Will Always Love You
1974

But above all this, I wish you love, I love you, I will always love


James Taylor – How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
1975

I close my eyes at night, Wonderin’ where would I be without you in my life


Stevie Wonder – As
1976

Just as all that’s born is new, You know what I say is true, That I’ll be loving you always


Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
1977

We go to a party and everyone turns to see, This beautiful lady, that’s walking around with me


Mel Tillis – I Believe in You
1978

You believed in me, And I believe in you


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