nat king cole love songs

Nat “King” Cole is one of the most beloved jazz musicians of all-time. His baritone voice exudes raw emotion in love songs that perfectly describe the love between a bride and groom. Cole’s music repertoire extends more than three decades from 1935 to 1965. However, his music still resonates today.

nat king cole love songs

Nat “King” Cole was a pianist in the group King Cole Trio along with guitarist Oscar Moore double bassist Wesley Prince (members changed through time). In 1946, the group aired on the radio with the show “King Cole Trio Time”. However, in the mid to late ’40s, Cole strayed away from Jazz and began producing pop singles that appealed to the mainstream.

Below you will find 17 great Nat “King” Cole love songs that are perfect for weddings.

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Nat King Cole Love Songs

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Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
1966

“Then your fingers touched my silent heart, And taught it how to sing, Yes, true love’s a many splendored thing”


How I’d Love To Love You
1965

 “Though my lonely heart will always sing this song, Darling, how I’d love to love you from now on”


Let’s Fall In Love
1965

“Let’s close our eyes, And make our own paradise, Little we know of it, Still we can try, To make a go of it”


Smile
1964

“You’ll find that life is still worthwhile If you just smile”


You’re My Everything
1964

“You’re my everything, Everything I need, You’re the song I sing, And the book I read”


L-O-V-E
1964

“L is for the way you look at me, O is for the only one I see, V is very, very extraordinary, E is even more than anyone that you adore can”


Let There Be Love
1961

“Let there be cuckoos, A lark and a dove, But first of all, please, Let there be love.”


The More I See You
1958

“I know the only one for me can only be you, My arms won’t free you, my heart won’t try”


Stay As Sweet As You Are
1958

“Stay as grand as you are, And as you are, Tell me that you’re mine, dear.”


You Made Me Love You (I Didn’t Want To Do It)
1958

“And all the time you knew it, I guess you always knew it, You made me happy”


Love Letters
1957

“Love letters straight from your heart, Keep us so near while we`re apart”


Stardust
1957

“And I am once again with you When our love was new, And each kiss an inspiration”


When I Fall In Love
1956

“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.”


Unforgettable
1952

“Like a song of love that clings to me, How the thought of you does things to me.”


(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
1946

“I love you for sentimental reasons, I hope you do, believe me, I’ll give you my heart”


Embraceable You
1944

“I love all, The many charms about you, Above all, I want my arms around you”


All For You
1943

“When you smile on me, the world is mine, And the dreams I dream, I know will all come true.”


Do you have a favorite Nat King Cole love song? Please share your song below with why it is special to you.

Nat King Cole Highest-Charting Songs – US R&B

  • #1 That Ain’t Right, 1942
  • #1 All for You, 1943
  • #1 Straighten Up and Fly Right, 1944
  • #1 Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good to You?, 1944
  • #1 Mona Lisa, 1950
  • #1 Send for Me, 1957
  • #2 I Can’t See for Lookin’, 1944
  • #2 I’m a Shy Guy, 1945
  • #2 Nature Boy, 1948
  • #2 Looking Back, 1958
  • #3 If You Can’t Smile and Say Yes, 1945
  • #3 “Come to Baby, Do!, 1946
  • #3 (Get Your Kicks on) Route 66, 1946
  • #3 (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons, 1946
  • #3 The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You), 1946
  • #3 Meet Me at No Special Place (and I’ll Be There at No Particular Time), 1947
  • #3 Too Young, 1951
  • #4 I’m Lost, 1944
  • #5 It’s Only a Paper Moon, 1944
  • #5 Walkin’, 1952

Other Nat King Cole Highest-Charting Songs – US

  • #2 Pretend, 1953
  • #2 A Blossom Fell, 1955
  • #2 Ramblin’ Rose, 1962
  • #5 Orange Colored Sky, 1950
  • #5 Looking Back, 1958

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