Stevie Nicks is considered by many to be the reigning Queen of Rock and Roll. During her career as a vocalist for Fleetwood Mac and also as a solo artist Nicks has recorded some of the world’s favorite love songs and romantic ballads. Here is a closer look at Stevie Nicks and her impressive body of work.
About Stevie Nicks
Stevie Nicks was born in Arizona. She grew up listening to country music artists like Patsy Cline, and she developed her trademark raspy song delivery as a member of the duo Buckingham Nicks. She and partner Lindsey Buckingham would go on to join Fleetwood Mac after releasing just a single album.
As the featured vocalist for Fleetwood Mac Stevie Nicks was responsible for many of the groups’ biggest hits. She has toured with the band since the 1970s with an occasional brief absence to work on her solo material.
The songwriting style of Stevie Nicks is to produce many heartfelt ballads and love songs. She has a gift for crafting lyrics that are very symbolic, leaving the listener to form their own interpretation of a song’s meaning.
Stevie Nicks Songs
Those who appreciate soft rock music will find many wedding song choices among the hits recorded by Stevie Nicks. Nicks has released songs that may be used as an alternative wedding processional or as reception playlist selections. Here are the top wedding songs by Stevie Nicks.
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She Loves Him Still
2014, 24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault
Every couple wants a love that will endure throughout the ages as they grow old together, and on your wedding day, you will promise to love one another eternally. Choose this Stevie Nicks song as the one played just before the wedding reception comes to a close and leave your wedding guests with an emotional memory of your special day.
No one understands this man
No one ever will
‘Til his dying day not even he himself can change that
She loves him still
A wedding is a time to remember a woman as a lady at her most beautiful, and it should also be a time for everyone to celebrate the importance and strength of womanhood. Celebrate her by having this song played in her honor during the wedding reception, giving all your guests a chance to shower her with the attention she deserves.
And I wonder what is to become of me
And I’m unsure, I can’t see my way
And he says, “Lady, you don’t need to see”
2011, Secret Love
Nicks is vocally at her finest on this solo hit, a wedding song choice that could serve as an alternative processional. It can also be added to the reception song choices, and some couples also save it for after the celebratory toasts.
Come on it’s time to go outside
‘Cause I don’t want to be leaving you here
I can’t go be in that world alone
1998, Practical Magic
The simplicity of this song’s expression of love and longing makes it a good choice for modern wedding ceremonies. It can be used for many parts of the celebration, but the best use may be as a processional.
Through the crystal like and clear water fountain
Drove me like a magnet
To the sea
1987, Tango in the Night
Themes of myth and magic are often found in the works of Stevie Nicks, and this song is no exception. It celebrates the kind of love that can transcend the ages, and also special memories between two people that are meant to last a lifetime.
If I live to see the seven wonders
I’ll make a path to the rainbow’s end
I’ll never live to match the beauty again
Has Anyone Ever Written Anything for You?
1985, Rock a Little
Every bride wants to let her new husband know how important he is, and this song is one that can be played especially for him at the wedding reception. Some brides have even sung the song for their spouse with the house band or a backing track, but dancing with him while it plays is enough to send a loving message.
Has anyone ever given anything to you?
In your darkest hours
Did you ever give it back?
Well, I have
I have given that to you
And if it’s all I ever do
This is your song
Edge of Seventeen
1982, Bella Donna
Stevie Nicks wrote and recorded this song in tribute to the late John Lennon, but it has become an anthem for all young people who are caught up in the glory of their late teens. It can be played as the first dance song for the new couple, and it also makes a nice soundtrack for the sendoff.
But the moment that I first laid
Eyes on him, all alone
On the edge of seventeen
This song is the celebration of a free-spirited young woman who is at peace with her place in life, a message that many brides can relate to on their wedding day. It has been used in many ways for modern weddings from processionals to recessionals and all parts in between, but using it as a simple dedication to the bride at the reception would be a nice touch.
To the gypsy
Her face says freedom
With a little fear
Leather and Lace with Don Henley
1981, Bella Donna
Nicks combined her talents with those of Don Henley on this love song, a tune that can relate to both the bride and groom on their wedding day. It hints at the differences that make love between two people special, and it is a great song to play for the first reception dance.
Still I carry this feeling
When you walked into my house
That you won’t be walking out the door
This song was written for Nicks’ bandmate Mick Fleetwood as a tribute to Fleetwood’s wife, and it contains powerful imagery of a fairytale romance. “Sara” should be played while the couple is lighting their unity candle, or it can serve as the song played while the important family guests are being seated.
You’re the poet in my heart
This song by Stevie Nicks is one of Fleetwood Mac’s most requested songs, and it is often chosen for weddings because of its themes of commitment and devotion. Nicks’ vocals are hauntingly sublime, so be sure to use the original recording of the tune if you want to create a tender wedding moment.
Wrap around your dreams and
Have you any dreams you’d like to sell
Dreams of loneliness
1976, Fleetwood Mac
This song defines the career of Stevie Nicks more than any other, and many consider it to be the best song that she has ever recorded. It is a song that any bride would be happy to include on her list of wedding reception music thanks to its empowering portrayal of womanhood.
She rings like a bell through the night
And wouldn’t you love to love her
She rules her life like a bird in flight
1975, Fleetwood Mac
This poignant song about growing up was originally released on one of Nicks’ first albums with Fleetwood Mac, but it achieved its height of popularity with the release of The Dance in the 90s. It speaks of growing from a child into an adult and looking back on lessons learned, and that is why many brides choose to play it while sharing a dance with their father.
But time makes you bolder
Even children get older
And I’m getting older too
There you have it! If you have a favorite Stevie Nicks song not on our list, be sure to comment on it below so that we can add it.
Stevie Nicks Highest Charting Songs – U.S. Rock
- #1 Talk to Me, 1985
- #1 Rooms on Fire, 1989
- #2 Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around (with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), 1981
- #2 Stand Back, 1983
- #4 Edge of Seventeen, 1982
- #6 I Can’t Wait, 1986
- #7 Sometimes It’s a Bitch, 1991
- #8 If Anyone Falls, 1983
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