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

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

The Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody

I need your love, God speed your love to me

Nat King Cole – When I Fall In Love

When I give my heart, It will be completely

Johnny Mathis – Chances Are

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

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

Ray Charles – Come Rain or Come Shine

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

Billie Holiday – Our Love Is Here To Stay

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

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

Ben E. King – Stand By Me

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

Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling In Love

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

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

Otis Redding – These Arms Of Mine

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

Nat King Cole – L-O-V-E

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

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

The Beatles – In My Life

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

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

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

God only knows what I’d be without you

The Turtles – Happy Together

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

Stevie Wonder – For Once in My Life

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

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

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

Van Morrison – Crazy Love

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

Elton John – Your Song

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

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

Joe Cocker – You Are So Beautiful

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

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)

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

Stevie Wonder – As

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

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

You believed in me, And I believe in you

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