Elvis Presley Wedding Songs like Can’t Help Falling In Love

Elvis Presley is an American (Mississippi) Rock and Roll, Country, Rockabilly, R&B musician, and actor. He moved to Memphis, TN at the age of thirteen and also died there. Elvis is proclaimed the “King of Rock and Roll”.

Elvis Presley Top 10 Songs

Elvis is inducted into four halls of fame: Rock and Roll, Gospel, Country, and Rockabilly.

Elvis Presley still reigns supreme as the King of Rock and Roll. Elvis recorded many love songs throughout his career, and many of them can be used to make your wedding day special.

Elvis Presley Wedding Hits

#1 Can’t Help Falling In Love
Released in 1961 on the album Blue Hawaii

This song from the movie Blue Hawaii is one of the world’s most enduring love songs and wedding ballads, and it can be used in many parts of the wedding ceremony. Many couples choose to have this song played for their first dance as husband and wife, but it can also be used to accompany cutting the wedding cake.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

#2 Burning Love
Released in 1972 on the album Burning Love and Hits from His Movies, Volume 2

Burning Love was Elvis’ last Top 10 hit.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

‘Cause your kisses lift me higher
Like a sweet song of a choir
And you light my morning sky
With burning love

#3 Jailhouse Rock
Released in 1957 on the album Jailhouse Rock

Jailhouse Rock was featured in the film of the same name. It also is considered one of the Rock and Roll songs that shaped American music.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Let’s rock everybody, let’s rock
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was dancin’ to the Jailhouse Rock

#4 Hound Dog
Released in 1956 on the album Elvis Presley

Did you know the song was first released by Big Mama Thornton?

The song is based upon a woman getting rid go her philandering man and kicking him out to the street.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

You went away and every day was misery
But now you’re coming back to me
Hot dog, my heart is gonna go insane

#5 Suspicious Minds
Released in 1969 on the album Elvis Presley

Did you know the song was first released by Mark James?

The song’s story is is a bad relationship and the need to get past their issues in order to keep their relationship.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Here we go again
Asking where I’ve been
You can’t see the tears are real

#6 Blue Suede Shoes
Released in 1956 on the album On Album Elvis Presley

Did you know the song was first released by Carl Perkins? The lyrics stemmed from Johnny Cash’s story of a military regulation airmen’s blue suede shoes.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Well, you can do anything
But stay off of my blue suede shoes

#7 A Little Less Conversation
Released in 1968

The song was released as a single but was featured in the film Live a Little, Love a Little. A remix of the song was released in 2002 by Junkie XL to become a super dance hit.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

A little less conversation, a little more action, please
All this aggravation ain’t satisfactioning me

#8 Heartbreak Hotel
Released in 1956 as a single hit song.

The song is based on a newspaper article about the suicide of a lonely man who jumped from a hotel window.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Well now, if your baby leaves you
And you have a sad tale to tell
Just take a walk down Lonely Street
To Heartbreak Hotel

#9 All Shook Up
Released in 1961 as a single hit song.

The song stayed atop the Billboard Top 100 for eight weeks.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I’m proud to say that she’s my buttercup
I’m in love
I’m all shook up

#10 Memories
Released in 1968

The song was shown on the TV Show Elvis.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

And quiet nights and gentle days with you
Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind

Love Me Tender
Released in 1956 on the album Love Me Tender

This song was the theme from the King’s very first movie, and it is still a favorite of modern wedding couples. The song is well-suited as an alternative processional and can be played as the bride makes her way down the altar, or it can be played as guests are seated.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Love Me
Released in 1956 on the album Elvis

This was one of the first love ballads that became a number-one hit for Elvis, and it still makes lists of the King’s very best songs. You should play “Love Me” during a tender wedding reception moment or add this ballad to the songs that are playing while your wedding guests are seated.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I would beg and steal
Just to feel your heart
Beatin’ close to mine

I’ll Remember You
Released in 1966 on the album Spinout Soundtrack

This song was a hit for the Hawaiian crooner Don Ho before Elvis covered it during his legendary 1973 Hawaiian concert performance, a show that was broadcast live around the world. This is a song of tenderness expressed by a man to his bride, so save it as a special dedication to her at the wedding reception.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

To your arms someday I’ll return to stay
Till then I will remember too
Every bright star we made wishes upon
Love me always, promise always

Unchained Melody
Released in 1978 on the album Recorded Live.

This is a song that was originally made famous by The Righteous Brothers, but it was covered to perfection by Elvis Presley. The King was fond of playing the song solo on a piano during his concerts, but you will want to choose the studio recording with all the instruments when playing this song at your wedding.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

And time goes by so slowly
And time can do so much
Are you still mine
I need your love

Loving You
Released in the 1957 movie Loving You

This was the title song from Elvis’ second major motion picture, a soft guitar ballad that speaks of eternal love and dedication. The slow tempo and lyrics make it a good choice if your bride wants to walk down the aisle to something a bit different.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I will spend my whole life through
Loving you, just loving you
Winter, Summer, Springtime too

A Big Hunk O’ Love
Released in 1959

Elvis was known for rock songs, and this lively rocker has been covered by many modern artists including country star Tanya Tucker. Even though it has a fast tempo the lyrics are still meaningful, and she’ll appreciate your expression of love when you have the wedding DJ spin this Elvis classic.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I ain’t askin’ much of you
Just a big-a big-a big-a hunk O’ love will do

Hawaiian Wedding Song
Released in 1961 on the film Blue Hawaii.

Elvis performed this song for the movie Blue Hawaii, but it has endured for more than 40 years as a wedding classic. You don’t have to be from the islands to appreciate this song, and it is easy for any wedding band to learn and play.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Here and now dear
All my love
I vow dear
Promise me that you will leave me never
I will love you longer than forever

I Just Can’t Help Believing
Released in 1971 on the album That’s The Way It Is

Elvis was big on covering the hits of other artists, but he freely admitted that he did not like this song by B.J. Thomas. Even though it was not his favorite song to sing, Elvis lent his emotional delivery to lyrics that describe how it feels to find true love.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I just can’t help believin’
When she smiles up soft and gentle
With a trace of misty morning
And the promise of tomorrow in her eyes

Elvis performed the song on his 1973 Aloha from Hawaii TV special.

This song was originally recorded by George Harrison of the Beatles and became a top hit for the Fab Four, but Elvis introduced the tune to a whole new audience. I would suggest using this love ballad at a wedding to introduce the happy couple for the first time, but it is sometimes used for the send-off.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Something in the way she moves
Attracts me like no other lover
Something in the way she moves me
I don’t want to leave her now

Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Released in 1960

This love ballad became of the most-requested songs in Elvis’ live performances, and it still gets requested today by modern wedding couples who crave love songs from a simpler era. The best way to include the song in your wedding is as a dance selection, or it can be added to the musical interlude as the bridal party exits the chapel.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Are you lonesome tonight
Do you miss me tonight?
Are you sorry we drifted apart?

It’s Now or Never
Released in 1960 on the album B-side of “A Mess of Blues”

This love song is one of the most iconic that was ever recorded by Elvis, and it is based on the Italian “O Sole Mio” ballad that has been used in many Italian weddings. This is a song that you should save for the first dance between the husband and wife, and ask everyone to join in midway through.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

It’s now or never, come hold me tight
Kiss me my darling, be mine tonight

Pledging My Love
Released in 1977 on the album Moody Blue

Making vows and promises is what the wedding day is all about, and that is what Elvis sings of in this love song. A minor hit for the King, the song enjoys renewed importance today as a staple of modern wedding reception playlists.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Forever I’ll love you
for the rest of my days
I’ll never part from you
or your loving ways

I Love You Because
Released in 1956 on the album Elvis Presley

This song has been covered by many country and pop artists, but the Elvis version is the one that endures in popularity today. It can be used in many ways, but most couples seem to like playing it as they are lighting a unity candle.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I know your love will always see me through
I love you for the way you never doubt me
But most of all I love you ’cause you’re you

Elvis Presley Highest Charting Singles – US

  • #1″Heartbreak Hotel”, 1956
  • #1 “I Want You, I Need You, I Love You”, 1956
  • #1 “Don’t Be Cruel”, 1956
  • #1 “Hound Dog”, 1956
  • #1 “Love Me Tender”, 1956
  • #1 “Too Much”, 1957
  • #1 “All Shook Up”, 1957
  • #1 “(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear”, 1957
  • #1 “Jailhouse Rock”, 1957
  • #1 “Don’t”, 1958
  • #1 “Hard Headed Woman”, 1958
  • #1 “A Big Hunk o’ Love”, 1959
  • #1 “Stuck on You”, 1960
  • #1 “It’s Now or Never”, 1960
  • #1 “Are You Lonesome Tonight”, 1960
  • #1 “Surrender”, 1961
  • #1 “Good Luck Charm”, 1962
  • #1 “Suspicious Minds”, 1969
  • #2 “(Now and Then There’s) A Fool Such as I”, 1959
  • #2 “Can’t Help Falling in Love”, 1961
  • #2 “Return to Sender”, 1962
  • #2 “Burning Love”, 1972
  • #3 “(You’re the) Devil in Disguise”, 1963
  • #3 “Crying in the Chapel”, 1965
  • #3 “In the Ghetto”, 1969

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