michael bolton love songs

The music of Michael Bolton has captivated lovers for decades. There is something about the way this artist can deliver a song that inspires the deepest expressions of true love. One could argue that Michael Bolton is the greatest romantic singer of all time, and for that reason, Michael Bolton’s wedding songs are found on our lists of top hits by artist.

About Michael Bolton

Born Michael Bolotin in 1953, Michael Bolton has become the master of the love ballad. Bolton has also distinguished himself as a songwriter of songs in the pop genre. There are few artists who can match Bolton’s soulful voice.

Some might be surprised to discover that Michael Bolton began his career as a hard rock and heavy metal frontman for bands such as Blackjack. The genre didn’t suit Bolton and he switched to pop music in the 1980s.

The rest is history. Bolton has sold more than 75 million records worldwide. He is a two-time Grammy winner with eight top ten albums to his credit.

michael bolton love songs

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Michael Bolton Love Songs

One look at the catalog of singer Michael Bolton will present engaged couples with many wedding song choices. Bolton is to love songs that Picasso was to art. On this list of Michael Bolton’s best wedding songs, you will find soft ballads as well as lively dance music. Any of them will help you create a wedding to remember.

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Said I Loved You but I Lied
1993, The One Thing
For many couples love just isn’t a strong enough word to describe what they are feeling on the wedding day, and that is the theme of this song. The song can be saved as a special dedication to the bride at the reception, but it is also a good choice for the procession of the bridal party.

Said I loved you but I lied
‘Cause this is more than love I feel inside
Said I loved you but I was wrong
‘Cause love could never ever feel so strong


Never Get Enough of Your Love
1993, The One Thing
Let her know that you will never get tired of the love that the two of you share when you add this song to your wedding reception playlist. You could also choose to play the Bolton classic while the wedding guests are arriving.

Never get enough of your love
Heaven knows I’ve tried
But I can’t get enough of your love


In the Arms of Love
1993, The One Thing
The safety and security of knowing you have found your one true love is what this Michael Bolton song is all about. It’s a love ballad that is also very suitable for that special dance between the bride and her father.

For one more chance to be a believer
While there’s still a chance in time
All your life no one there beside you
Close your eyes and let this moment find you


To Love Somebody
1992, Timeless (The Classics)
This song was written by Barry Gibb and originally performed by the Bee Gees, but Michael Bolton made it a hit once again with his soulful rendition. It can be played as the soundtrack to that first dance, and it can also be used to accompany the cutting of the wedding cake.

Baby, you don’t know what it’s like
To love somebody, to love somebody
The way I love you


Now That I Found You
1991, Time, Love & Tenderness
When a man finds that special woman his whole world changes and becomes complete, and this song expresses that divine journey in its lyrics. Many grooms have chosen to dedicate this song to their bride on your wedding day, and a few of them have even taken a shot at singing it for her.

Now that I’ve found you
I don’t know how I lived without you
I don’t know how I survived without your love


Love Is a Wonderful Thing
1991, Time, Love & Tenderness
This is a great song to choose if you want some music that allows you to just pause and soak in the magical sweetness of the day. Many couples like to save this song for the send-off at the end of the night, and it also can be used to introduce the newlyweds for the first time.

Turn your world into one sweet dream
Take your heart and make it sing
Love, love, love is a wonderful thing


When a Man Loves a Woman
1991, Time, Love & Tenderness
When Michael Bolton records a classic song he truly makes it his own, and that is certainly the case with Bolton’s cover of this Percy Sledge classic. This is a soulful love ballad that most newlyweds want to be played for their first dance together.

I give you everything I’ve got
Trying to hold on to your precious love


Forever Isn’t Long Enough
1991, Time, Love & Tenderness
Genuine love is one that lasts forever, but the greatest loves are those which could transcend multiple lifetimes. Use this song to reinforce the idea that every day with your new spouse should be treasured above everything else in life.

Forever isn’t long enough to give you my love, to give you my love
Till the end of time isn’t time enough for everything I want to do


Steel Bars
1991, Time, Love & Tenderness
This song describes a prisoner of love, and it became one of Michael Bolton’s biggest hits. It is an upbeat wedding song, so try to work it into the wedding reception playlist for dancing.

I’m still runnin’ but there’s nowhere to hide
My love for you is standin’ locked up inside these
Steel bars


Time, Love, and Tenderness
1991, Time, Love, and Tenderness
The title of this song references three things that all marriage relationships should be blessed with, and you can use it to set the right tone at your wedding.  Has the song played as the guests are being seated before the bridal party starts the march to the altar?

When love puts you through the fire
When love puts you through the test
Nothing cures a broken heart
Like time, love, and tenderness


Soul Provider
1989, Soul Provider
This is the song that made much of the world fall in love with Michael Bolton, and it will make all of your wedding guests swoon. You should have this song played as the groom and his groomsmen are taking up their positions at the altar, or you can use it as a recessional.

Baby, I wanna be soul provider
Just say you’ll let me and, darlin’, I will


That’s What Love Is All About
1987, The Hunger
You will want to set aside some music at your wedding for the simplest expressions of true love, and this love ballad has very meaningful lyrics. You can use this song at your wedding at a point when your guests are caught up in the moment and focused on what is happening.

We can work it out
Beyond a shadow of a doubt
Baby, that’s what love is all about


A Love so Beautiful
1983, Love Songs
Yet another classic from Michael Bolton that references all the splendor of love, and the song can be used as a modern wedding processional. You will send the right message to all of your wedding guests when you walk down the aisle to the sounds of this song.

A love so beautiful a love so free
A love so beautiful a love for you and me
And when I think of you I fall in love again


All for Love
As you look around on your wedding day and hear this Michael Bolton song playing in the background be mindful that the entire day is all for love. Songs like this one are good choices for your wedding ceremony because they help you to remain grounded and focused on your many blessings.

In silent prayers I pray
What words could never say
To reach into your heart no matter where you are
I promise we will find a way

If you have a favorite Michael Bolton song that would be perfect for weddings, be sure to comment on it below so that we can add it.

Michael Bolton Highest-Charting Songs – U.S. Adult Contemporary

  • #1 How Am I Supposed to Live Without You, 1989
  • #1 When I’m Back on My Feet Again, 1990
  • #1 Love Is a Wonderful Thing, 1991
  • #1 Time, Love and Tenderness, 1991
  • #1 When a Man Loves a Woman, 1991
  • #1 Missing You Now (with Kenny G), 1992
  • #1 To Love Somebody, 1992
  • #1 Said I Loved You…But I Lied, 1993
  • #1 Go the Distance, 1997
  • #3 That’s What Love Is All About, 1987
  • #3 Soul Provider, 1989
  • #3 How Can We Be Lovers?, 1990
  • #5 The Best of Love, 1997
  • #5 Only a Woman Like You, 2002

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