Those who are looking for traditional and beautiful love ballads for their wedding should look no farther than the music of Neil Diamond. We compiled a list of the best Neil Diamond wedding songs as well as some information about this musical artist who has earned the title of America’s Songwriter.
About Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond is one of America’s most beloved recording artists. Born in Brooklyn, New York on January 24, 1941, Diamond has come to define the singer/songwriter genre of American music like no other performer.
Diamond is a skilled guitarist and piano player, but he excels at songwriting. He has a reputation for crafting lyrics of an emotional and sentimental nature. The career accomplishments of Neil Diamond have been honored with induction into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
As of his 78th birthday, Neil Diamond is still bringing joy to his fans throughout the world with his live concerts. On a single evening, Neil Diamond can wow fans with more than 20 charted hits.
Neil Diamond Wedding Songs
The best Neil Diamond wedding songs are typically soft love ballads. This legendary songwriter has an extensive catalog, and you could easily theme your wedding around Diamond’s music. Many couples prefer to use one Neil Diamond love song for the formal ceremony and one for the reception.
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The Art of Love
2014, Melody Road
Love truly is an art for many modern couples, one that reaches a climax of beautiful expression on the wedding day. You should let the events of the day build to a conclusion before you use this Neil Diamond love ballad to close out the ceremonies and head off to your honeymoon.
The truth was clear
Love’s not a place you go to find
It lives in here
Just leave it space, give it time
2005, 12 Songs
Love can make you giddy, especially on your wedding day, and there is nothing wrong with embracing the delirious fun of getting married when you choose this song for wedding dancing. Play it at the wedding reception for all to dance to, or save it as a spotlight dance for members of the wedding party.
Neither one of us stopping to figure out
What the roll and the rockin’ was all about
All we knew was that we couldn’t get enough
You and me in the heat of delirious love
2005, 12 Songs
Some wedding songs are meant to simply celebrate the beauty of the bride, and this love song can be used to do that. It’s a Neil Diamond wedding song that tugs at the heartstrings like so many of his greatest hits do.
I’m lookin’ for something I never knew
Mary Oh Mary
You know I’m lookin’ for you
You Are The Best Part of Me
2001, Three Chord Opera
The partner that we choose should be someone that helps us become the best version of ourselves, and that is the message of this Neil Diamond hit. Save this song for the reception where it can be dedicated from one partner to another.
I want you to know
What I’ve always
You are the best
Part of me
I Believe in Happy Endings
2001, Three Chord Opera
Every newlywed couple wants to have a happy ending, and wedding ceremonies revolve around that important theme. You might want to play this one as your wedding guests are arriving at the chapel to set the proper mood for your nuptials.
I believe in happy endings
You’re the reason, love’s the way
And I’ll believe it till my dying day
One Good Love
1996, Tennessee Moon
All that one man and one woman need in life is one good love, and that is the theme of this classic hit by songwriter Neil Diamond. It would be good to use this song as a part of your processional, perhaps having it played while the bridal party walks the aisle.
You can search the world for happiness
And never get enough
When all you really need to find
Is one good love
If There Were No Dreams
This Neil Diamond song tells us that the inability to dream of a better life makes it impossible to find true love. You should play it during your ceremony to remind everyone that dreams can come true, and it will inspire all your guests to appreciate what they have.
The way that we love
The life that we’re leading
I don’t want to give you up
Hooked on the Memory of You
You should take the time to use portions of your wedding ceremony to take advantage of making memories that you will want to recall as your anniversary day approaches. You create those memories with the music you choose as much as anything else, so play this song wisely at your wedding.
I’m hooked on the memory
Of you and I, who knows why?
I guess I just wanted for you to be
Hooked on the memory of me
The Good Lord Loves You
1979, September Morn
It can sometimes be difficult to find a proper song for a father-daughter wedding day dance, but this tune can serve that purpose and others at your wedding. This is a touching song that speaks of God’s blessings on your new union.
The good lord loves you
The good lord, he loves you so
1969, Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)
This is perhaps Neil Diamond’s most well-known song, and even those who aren’t familiar with his music can probably sing the words. Many newlyweds have heard this song played during dinner or as a party song that everyone will sing along to.
Look at the night and it don’t seem so lonely
We filled it up with only two
And when I hurt
Hurting runs off my shoulders
How can I hurt when holding you
1969, Touching You, Touching Me
Diamond puts his songwriting skills on full display in this song from his early career, a ballad that celebrates the glory of womanhood. Most would choose to play this song during the wedding reception as a way to honor the blushing bride on her special day, but some simply add it to the general playlist.
Holly holy eyes
Dream of only me
Where I am, what I am
What I believe in
Modern Day Version of Love
1968, Velvet Gloves and Spit
Every couple is creating their own modern-day love story, and that is the theme of this love ballad. You should think about using this song as the soundtrack for the pouring of your unity sand, but it can also make for a powerful send-off as the wedding day comes to a close.
Take thy hand, taste the kiss
Leave behind, emptiness
And the comfort of
A modern day version of love
You Are My Love at Last
1962, The Neil And Jack 1962 singles
Waiting for that special love to arrive in our world can sometimes seem to take forever, but on your wedding day, we can relate to this song which lets us know the wait was worth it. To create a special wedding day moment that no one will forget you should use this song to precede the lighting of the unity candle.
Things a mortal man wouldn’t understand
I see paradise deep within your eyes
I am yours forever
Now that you have read our top Neil Diamond wedding songs, if you have a song not on our list, be sure to comment on it below so that we can add it.
Neil Diamond Highest-Charting Songs – U.S. AC
- #1 Song Sung Blue, 1972
- #1 Longfellow Serenade, 1974
- #1 I’ve Been This Way Before, 1975
- #1 If You Know What I Mean, 1976
- #1 Desiree, 1977
- #1 America, 1981
- #1 Yesterday’s Songs, 1981
- #1 Heartlight, 1982
- #2 Cracklin’ Rosie, 1970
- #2 I Am… I Said, 1971
- #2 Stones, 1971
- #2 Walk on Water, 1972
- #2 Forever in Blue Jeans, 1979
- #2 September Morn’, 1979
- #2 Be Mine Tonight, 1982
- #3 Sweet Caroline, 1969
- #3 Play Me, 1972
- #3 You Don’t Bring Me Flowers (with Barbra Streisand), 1978
- #3 Say Maybe, 1979
- #3 Love on the Rocks, 1980
- #3 Hello Again, 1981
- #4 He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother, 1970
- #4 Don’t Think… Feel, 1976
- #4 On the Way to the Sky, 1982
- #4 I’m Alive, 1983
- #4 Turn Around, 1984
- #4 Cherry Cherry Christmas, 2009
- #5 Holly Holy, 1969
- #5 Soolaimón, 1970
- #5 Front Page Story, 1983
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