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.
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
18. Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) – The Penguins Released in 1954, Doo-Wop
17. In The Still of The Night – Five Satins Released in 1956, Doo-Wop
16. To Know Him is To Love Him – The Teddy Bears Released in 1958, Pop
15. That’s Amore – Dean Martin Released in 1953, Pop
14. I Only Have Eyes For You – The Flamingos Released in 1959, R&B
13. Memories Are Made Of This – Dean Martin Released in 1956, Pop
12. You Send Me – Sam Cooke Released in 1957, R&B
11. Pledging My Love – Johnny Ace Released in 1955, R&B
10. For Your Precious Love – Jerry Butler & the Impressions Released in 1958, R&B
9. Chances Are – Johnny Mathis Released in 1957, Country
8. Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley Released in 1956, Rock
7. This I Swear – The Skyliners Released in 1959, Doo-Wop
6. Only You – The Platters Released in 1955, R&B
5. The Twelfth of Never – Johnny Mathis Released in 1957, Country
4. When I Fall In Love – Nat King Cole Released in 1956, R&B
3. A Kiss To Build A Dream On – Louis Armstrong Released in 1951, Jazz
2. All The Way – Frank Sinatra Released in 1951, Jazz
1. One in a Million – The Platters Released in 1956, R&B
Matt loves listening to any music style he can understand the words. He lives in the wedding capital of the world, Las Vegas, with his wife Sharon. Matt's other likes include craft beer, baseball, and traveling.