Why Do I Need Music for Proposing Marriage?
You’ve decided it’s time to pop the question, to get down on bended knee, to confess the feelings burning within your soul, and ask your special someone to meet you at the altar.
Knowing this is one of those moments you will both remember forever, you want it to be perfect. Like your favorite movie, the two lovers meet, gaze into each other’s eyes, and then . . . cue the music.
But how do you find that perfect song, the song that conveys all the emotion churning inside you? Do you want to speak to your love or your compatibility? Your undying devotion, or perhaps your knowledge that your soon-to-be finance is the only individual in the world that can make life worth living.
While there are no doubt thousands upon thousands of songs to express this intangible emotion, we’ve compiled a short list to give you the go-ahead push.
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One Life – Ed Sheeran
I’ve waited all this time
Just to make it right
So I’ll ask you (Tonight)
Will you marry me?
Take My Name – Parmalee
2021, For You
So take my hand, let me make you mine
I’m through waiting, taking my time
Never felt like this before
Take my name and make it yours
Here Goes Nothing – Muscadine Bloodline
2020, Burn It at Both Ends
Thinkin’ here goes nothing except every single little second
I’ve been certain you’re that certain someone
Here goes nothing to lose but you and me together forever
Buy You a Ring – Tristan Price
2020, Buy You a Ring
So in love
Shawty I’ma have to wife you
Call the Preacher – Brian Walker
2020, Call the Preacher
Baby, call the preacher
A ring for you and me girl
Then Came You – Alex Key
2020, Then Came You
I’ve never even dreamed to love until I met you
Consider Me – Allen Stone
2019, Building Balance
If you’re looking for some magic
That will not end tragic
Darling, all I ask is you consider me
Better Together – Luke Combs
2019, What You See Is What You Get
It’s a match made up in heaven
Like good ole boys and beer
And me, as long as you’re right here
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
And I’m thinking ’bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways
Maybe just the touch of a hand
Oh me I fall in love with you every single day
And I just wanna tell you I am
A more recent selection is Ed Sheeran’s, Thinking Out Loud. If it’s time to make that humongous commitment, you’re thinking in terms of forever. Sheeran’s song talks not only about being in love today but also tomorrow, and the next day as well. Thinking Out Loud covers growing old, loving from the soul, and loving for a lifetime. It’s the ideal that every couple envisions as they begin a new journey together.
Who I Am With You – Chris Young
You’re so good for me
And when I’m holdin’ you, it feels like I’ve got the world in my hands
Yeah, a better man is who I am with you
If you want to go country, try Chris Young’s, Who I Am With You. It’s a song about going through life all alone until being found by your one true love. Who I Am With You, highlights all the ways life is better when you’re with the one you love. You become better when your sweetheart’s by your side, or better yet, in your arms.
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
2012, The Lumineers
I belong with you, you belong with me
You’re my sweetheart
The Lumineers hit Ho Hey is a great choice if you want to state the obvious. “I belong with you, you belong with me, you’re my sweetheart.” This song could be the perfect choice if you’ve been with your loved one for a while and you both know marriage is the next step because . . . well, you do. In essence, this song states that your relationship works, your love works. We’re two peas in a pod so let’s get married.
No One’s Gonna Love You – Band of Horses
2007, Cease to Begin
But no one is ever gonna love you more than I do
No one’s gonna love you more than I do
No One’s Gonna Love You, by Band of Horses is a great option from the alternative genre to declare your feelings. Marriage should start with unbounded, unrequited love and proclaiming that sentiment to your intended can only be a good thing. The chorus of this song sums it up, “No one’s gonna love you more than I do.” Ring the wedding bells.
Better Together – Jack Johnson
2005, In Between Dreams
It’s not always easy and
Sometimes life can be deceiving
I’ll tell you one thing, it’s always better when we’re together
Looking for something more lighthearted? Try Jack Johnson’s, Better Together. The song touches on the simple things of life, sifting through a box of pictures, stargazing together, and through the craziness of it all, ending up with the one that makes you better. With the plucky guitar and Johnson’s mellow voice, you can propose then sweep your fiancé into your arms for a turn around the dance floor.
Say It – Voices of Theory
1998, Voices Of Theory
So please hold out your hand, and let’s exchange these golden bands
Cause I want you in my life, I want you to be my wife
All I Want Is You – U2
1988, Rattle and Hum
All the promises we break
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you
Next on the list is U2’s, All I Want Is You. If you are ready to take that next step in your relationship the title and repetitive line of this song sums up everything you feel and everything your partner wants to hear. Nothing can top hearing that you’re desired beyond all else. And Bono sings it over and over again.
Somebody – Depeche Mode
1984, Some Great Reward
I want somebody to share, share the rest of my life
Share my innermost thoughts, know my intimate details
Someone who’ll stand by my side and give me support
First on the list is the Depeche Mode classic Somebody. From the opening line, “I want somebody to share, share the rest of my life,” this song encapsulates an ideal relationship. Someone to share our innermost thoughts, someone to count on for support, someone with whom we can disagree but in the end reaches an understanding and most importantly someone who loves us passionately, “with every thought and with every breath.” Ideal proposal song? Definitely.
How To Choose A Proposal Song
Savage Garden’s, Truly, Madly, Deeply, Christina Perri’s, A Thousand Years, Elvis Presley’s Can’t Help Falling in Love, and the list goes on and on. Musicians, songwriters, and performers have always written about that emotion that pushes us forward, drives us to distraction, and makes us want to be better, and do better for someone else.
Why are you taking this next step? Is it because of your undying love? Your knowledge that your intended is the one? Or maybe you’ve always known this individual completes you, makes you better. Maybe it’s a combination of all of the above.
While our list covers several decades and genres, the bottom line is that the song has to mean something to you, and more importantly it has to touch the heart of the one person you are asking to unite with you for a lifetime of love.
In closing, we will leave you with a fantastic obscure song that makes for a great marriage proposal song.
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