Top 18 1950s Love Songs + Lyric Quotes

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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 article is focused on the most popular love songs of the 1950s.

We have selected songs that make fantastic first dance songs for wedding couples.

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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.

1950s Love Songs

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

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


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All The WayFrank Sinatra
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


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That’s AmoreDean Martin
1953, Pop

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


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Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) – The Penguins
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


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Pledging My Love – Johnny Ace
1955, R&B

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


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Let It Be Me – The Everly Brothers
1955, Vocal

I bless the day I found you
I want to stay around you
And so I beg you
Let it be me


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Only You – The Platters
1955, R&B

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


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

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


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Love Is Here To Stay – Frank Sinatra
1956, Vocal

But oh my dear, our love is here to stay
Together we’re goin’ a long, long way


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One in a Million – The Platters
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


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Memories Are Made Of This – Dean Martin
1956, Pop

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


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Love Me TenderElvis Presley
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


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When I Fall In LoveNat King Cole
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


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You Send Me – Sam Cooke
1957, R&B

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


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The Twelfth of Never – Johnny Mathis
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


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Chances Are – Johnny Mathis
1957, Country

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


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

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


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To Be Loved – Jackie Wilson
1958, R&B

To be loved (to be loved)
Oh what a feeling
To be loved


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For Your Precious Love – Jerry Butler & the Impressions
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


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

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


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This I Swear – The Skyliners
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


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Come Rain or Come Shine – Ray Charles
1959, Blues

You’re gonna love me
Like no one’s loved me
Come rain or come shine


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Never Be Anyone Else But You – Ricky Nelson
1959, Rock

There’ll never be anyone else
But you for me
Never ever be
Just couldn’t be
Anyone else but you


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We Belong Together – Ritchie Valens
1959, Rock

You’re mine
And we belong together
Yes, we belong together
For eternity


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Put Your Head On My Shoulder – Paul Anka
1959, Doo-Wop

Won’t you kiss me once, baby?
Just a kiss goodnight, maybe
You and I will fall in love (you and I will fall in love)


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Do you have a favorite 50s love song? Please share your song below in the comments!

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6 Comments

  1. 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!

      1. 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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