best wedding 50s love songs

Love songs are what fill dance floors. They bring back memories and invoke a true feeling of love from within. Typically, couples will always dance to slow songs at wedding receptions. This post is focused on the most popular love songs of the 1950s. We have selected songs that also make fantastic first dance songs for brides and grooms.

best wedding 50s love songs

The fifties were the dawn of Rock and Roll.  However, the mainstream included Doo-Wop, Rhythm and Blues, Rockabilly, Country, and many vocalists or Jazz artists.  Billboard nominated Elvis Presley as the artist of the decade of the Fifties.  If you are looking for a complete list of the best wedding songs from the 1950s, please visit our Top 100 Songs of the 1950s.

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1950s Love Songs

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Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) – The Penguins
Released in 1954, Doo-Wop

I fell for you, and I knew
The vision of your love’s loveliness
I hope and I pray, that someday
I’ll be the vision, the vision of your happiness

In The Still of The Night – Five Satins
Released in 1956, Doo-Wop

I’ll hope and I’ll pray
To keep
Your precious love
Well before the light

To Know Him is To Love Him – The Teddy Bears
Released in 1958, Pop

Yes, just to know him
Is to love love love him
And I do

That’s AmoreDean Martin
Released in 1953, Pop

When you dance down the street with a cloud at your feet
You’re in love

I Only Have Eyes For You – The Flamingos
Released in 1959, R&B

Maybe millions of people go by
But they all disappear from view
And I only have eyes for you

Memories Are Made Of This – Dean Martin
Released in 1956, Pop

Your lips and mine, two sips of wine
Memories are made of this

You Send Me – Sam Cooke
Released in 1957, R&B

Now I find myself wanting
To marry you and take you home

Pledging My Love – Johnny Ace
Released in 1955, R&B

I’ll forever love you
For the rest of my days
I’ll never part from you
Or your loving ways

For Your Precious Love – Jerry Butler & the Impressions
Released in 1958, R&B

And of all the things that I want,
In this whole wide world, is
Just for you to say that you’ll be my girl

Chances Are – Johnny Mathis
Released in 1957, Country

The moment you come into view
Chances are you think that I’m in love with you

Love Me TenderElvis Presley
Released in 1956, Rock

Love me tender, love me long
Take me to your heart
For it’s there that I belong
And we’ll never part

This I Swear – The Skyliners
Released in 1959, Doo-Wop

My love for you will last
Till time itself is through
Oh, my darling, oh, my darling
This I swear is true

Only You – The Platters
Released in 1955, R&B

I understand the magic that you do
You’re my dream come true
My one and only you

The Twelfth of Never – Johnny Mathis
Released in 1957, Country

I’ll love you ’til the poets run out of rhyme
Until the Twelfth of Never and that’s a long, long time

When I Fall In LoveNat King Cole
Released in 1956, R&B

When I give my heart it will be completely
Or I’ll never give my heart
And the moment I can feel that you feel that way too
Is when I fall in love with you

A Kiss To Build A Dream On – Louis Armstrong
Released in 1951, Jazz

Give me a kiss to build on and my
Imagination will thrive upon that kiss

All The WayFrank Sinatra
Released in 1951, Jazz

But if you’ll let me love you
It’s for sure I’m gonna love you, all the way, all the way

One in a Million – The Platters
Released in 1956, R&B

Though it may be rare, you and I do share
This love that has happened to few
For there’s one in a million like you

Do you have a favorite 50s love song, not on our list? Please share your song below so that we can add it!

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6 replies
  1. Beverley
    Beverley says:

    Hi I’m looking to find a first dance song from the 50s or 60s that starts of as a slow dance and goes into jive. do you have any ideas that would suit my rock n roll themed wedding? thank you!

      • david kendrick
        david kendrick says:

        I remember a listening to a slow song in the 60’s when I was pre teen. Can’t find any info on-line. I only remember that some of the lyrics went something like this: “Where were you right after I fell, and I just couldn’t help myself……….????? Do you remember or know the title and/ or performer? THANKS


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