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 Wedding 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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