Best Wedding Songs All-Time

Songs cement memories of your wedding day for you — as the wedding couple — and your guests. Here are the greatest wedding songs of all time. How do you choose the best one? We have some tips for you.

Best Wedding Songs All-Time

 

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Top Wedding Songs Of All-Time: The List

What are the greatest wedding songs of all time? We have your list. Our disclaimer is that the list is not bound by any specific genre or era either like Rock, R&B, Country, and Jazz. The greatest wedding songs of all time surpass genre and style.

Before you comment about your favorite song not being on our list of top all-time wedding songs, please know that we chose only 101 songs. Yes, there are fantastic wedding songs not on our list. You may be thinking of Anne Murray’s “Could I Have This Dance.” Before you mention Patsy Cline’s “Crazy,” read the lyrics. It’s not the best song for a wedding.

Now that you know a list of the greatest wedding songs, which songs would be at the top of the list? To qualify as one of the greatest wedding songs of all time, it must be widely played now. So, if you suggest a song below, we’d like to know which song you would remove in its place.

Best Wedding Songs of All-time list is curated by Matthew Campbell
Last Updated: March 22, 2021

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SongAmazon Link
10,000 Hours
Dan + Shay, Justin Bieber
2019
24k Magic
Bruno Mars
2016
A Thousand Years
Christina Perri
2011
All My Love
George Ezra
2018
All Of Me
John Legend
2013
Always and Forever
Heatwave
1976
Amazed
Lonestar
1999
At Last
Etta James
1960
Because You Loved Me
Celine Dion
1996
Best Day Of My Life
American Authors
2013
Best Part
Daniel Caesar, H.E.R.
2017
Better Together
Jack Johnson
2006
Beyond
Leon Bridges
2018
Billie Jean
Michael Jackson
1982
Bless The Broken Road
Rascal Flatts
2004
Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison
1967
Can't Help Falling in Love
Haley Reinhart
2016
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Elvis Presley
1961
Can’t Help Falling in Love
Kina Grannis
2017
Can’t Stop The Feeling!
Justin Timberlake
2016
Cha Cha Slide
Mr C The Slide Man
2000
Chicken Fried
Zac Brown Band
2008
Come Away With Me
Norah Jones
2002
Crazy in Love
Beyoncé, Jay Z
2003
Cupid Shuffle
Cupid
2007
Despacito
Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee
2017
Die A Happy Man
Thomas Rhett
2015
Don’t Stop Believin’
Journey
1981
Endless Love
Lionel Richie, Diana Ross
1981
Everything
Michael Bublé
2007
Footloose
Kenny Loggins
1984
Forever And Ever, Amen
Randy Travis
1987
Forever
Chris Brown
2008
Friends In Low Places
Garth Brooks
1990
From The Ground Up
Dan + Shay
2016
From This Moment On
Shania Twain
1997
Gettin' Jiggy Wit It
Will Smith
1997
God Gave Me You
Blake Shelton
2011
Happy
Pharrell Williams
2013
Ho Hey
The Lumineers
2012
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
James Taylor
1975
I Cross My Heart
George Strait
1992
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
Aerosmith
1998
I Gotta Feeling
Black Eyed Peas
2009
I Hope You Dance
Lee Ann Womack
2000
I Like Me Better
Lauv
2017
I Loved Her First
Heartland
2006
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
Whitney Houston
1987
I'm Yours
Jason Mraz
2008
In Case You Didn’t Know
Brett Young
2017
Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder
1976
Let's Stay Together
Al Green
1972
Livin’ On A Prayer
Bon Jovi
1986
Love Shack
B-52’s
1989
Love Someone
Lukas Graham
2018
Lover
Taylor Swift
2019
Lucky
Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillat
2008
Make You Feel My Love
Adele
2008
Marry Me
Train
2009
My Girl
The Temptations
1965
My Wish
Rascal Flatt
2006
No One
Alicia Keys
2007
One Call Away
Charlie Puth
2016
Over The Rainbow
Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
1990
Party Rock Anthem
LMFAO, Lauren Bennett, GoonRock
2011
Perfect
Ed Sheeran
2017
Pour Some Sugar On Me
Def Leppard
1987
Same Love
Macklemore, Mary Lambert
2017
Say You Won’t Let Go
James Arthur
2016
September
Earth, Wind & Fire
1978
Shake It Off
Taylor Swift
2014
Shout
Otis Day & The Knights
1978
Shut Up And Dance
Walk The Moon
2014
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours
Stevie Wonder
1970
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
Beyonce
2008
Speechless
Dan + Shay
2018
Stand By Me
Ben E. King
1961
Sugar
Maroon 5
2015
Sweet Caroline
Neil Diamond
1969
Tennessee Whiskey
Chris Stapleton
2015
The Luckiest
Ben Folds
2001
The Way You Look Tonight
Frank Sinatra
1964
Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran
2014
This Is How We Do It
Montell Jordan
1995
This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
Natalie Cole
1975
Twist and Shout
The Beatles
1963
Unforgettable
Nat King Cole, Natalie Cole
1991
Uptown Funk
Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars
2014
Wannabe
Spice Girls
1996
We Are Family
Sister Sledge
1979
We Found Love
Rihanna, Calvin Harris
2011
What A Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong
1967
Wobble
V.I.C.
2008
Wonderful Tonight
Eric Clapton
1977
Yeah!
Usher feat. Ludacris, Lil’ Jon
2004
You Are The Best Thing
Ray Lamontagne
2008
You Are The Reason
Calum Scott, Leona Lewis
2018
You Make My Dreams
Daryl Hall & John Oates
1980
You Shook Me All Night Long
AC/DC
1980
Yours
Russell Dickerson
2015

 

Top 10 Wedding Songs of All-time

1. At Last – Etta James 1960, At Last!

The soulful Etta James captures the emotion of finding your forever love in song. “At Last” has stood the test of time. It’s amazing to think that this song came from her very first album.

2. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran 2015, X

Although this song is the newest song on the list, we believe it will be played for years to come. Sheeran is a global superstar and this song has the perfect video and love story.

3. Marry Me – Train 2010, Save Me, San Francisco

Train has the perfect message for the processional walk. Did you choose your groom’s processional song yet?

4. Bless The Broken Road – Rascal Flatts 1995, All in Good Time

Although the song was originally produced by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Rascal Flats turned it into a mega-wedding-hit. This song captures the gratitude for past relationships as the path for meeting one another through God.

5. All Of Me – John Legend 2013, Love in the Future

John Legend will go down as one of the greatest R&B artists of his time. “All of Me” highlights his talent with words. Love isn’t about perfection; it’s about the acceptance for one another’s defaults.

 

6. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley 1961, Blue Hawaii

Elvis, the king of Rock and Roll, slowed the tempo way down for this sensual love ballad. In 2017, Haley Reinhart’s cover of the song became extremely popular for the wedding circuit.

7. I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith 1998, Armageddon

Brought from the big screen to the hearts of wedding couples and wedding guests for a love that will last forever.

8. What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong 1967, What a Wonderful World

This song, sung by Louis Armstrong, gives a great vibe of happiness and causes us all to smile — unless you say “Good Morning, Vietnam” then all you think of is war. Be aware of this connection if your parents served in the Vietnam Conflict.

9. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri 2011, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 Soundtrack

A wedding song played during the wedding of Bella Swan and Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart) in the Twighlight series.  A very popular song played during the wedding ceremony as a processional but also as a first dance song too.  See other covers of this song too like The Piano Guys.

10. The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra 1964

The song resurfaced as a wedding song in 1991. It then was featured in “My Best Friend’s Wedding” in 1997. Since then, the song can be played for the father-daughter dance, money dance, or any song shining the spotlight on the bride.

 

What Are The Most Popular Wedding Songs Now?

We have scoured the Earth reviewing DJ wedding playlists, music charts, and popular streaming songs to bring you our list of the greatest wedding songs of all-time. This list incorporates all aspects of a wedding including the processional, recessional, grand entrance, first dance, parent dances, and party songs. There’s a lot of opportunities to use music at a wedding.

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What Makes a Song a Great Wedding Song?

A great wedding song captures the joy of love, excitement of the wedding day, and faith in the relationship. The greatest wedding song may be a love song or a song that fills the dance floor with guests partying and dancing the night away.

Quite a debate can be had while deciding the best wedding songs. Many songs are played over and over and over. That doesn’t mean they’re necessarily the greatest wedding song.

Today’s wedding couples want a different experience than every other bride. What gives? If you want to be different, do not select a song below as these are the most popular songs ever to be played at weddings. If, however, you’d like to work for the crowd, choose from our list of the greatest wedding songs of all time. These songs will be known by every guest and will give you and them goosebumps.

We reviewed wedding songs through the years that are both in current circulation and stand the test of time. We also looked at songs that were recently released. We predict that will be played for years to come. Our list of the greatest wedding songs of all time represents an array of music genres and eras.

 

What Is Best Wedding Song Ever?

Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” is the greatest wedding song ever -or- is it Etta James’ “At Last”? Even though it was released in 2014, many couples relate to the emotion of “Thinking Out Loud” and will have everyone dancing to this great love ballad. The song stayed on the Billboard charts for 118 weeks (more than 2 years!). That’s tough to beat.  “At Last” is a timeless classic of finding your forever love.

What type of song makes for the best wedding song ever?

It must be the epitome of love. The song must express love for another as that is what a wedding is all about. Getting married was a popular theme recently with Marry Me by Train, Marry You by Bruno Mars, and also not on the list Marry Me by Jason Derulo.

Movies also played a big role in the list of best wedding songs ever. Movies feature mega-hits like Armageddon with I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing and Swing Time with The Way You Look Tonight.


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5 replies
  1. wakanda
    wakanda says:

    you may want to listen to this piece from “the Everly Brothers” and the song title is “all I want to do is dream….wow..i feel like sharing this site with my paddies in town..wow..what a lucky day on the web…

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  2. Rain
    Rain says:

    I have two favorites that I would like to share (knowing they are not regularly played around the country but…) Buble’s “To love somebody” and a new one “Bigger than us” by Michael Rice. I’d take out Usher’s “Hey” (for graphic content maybe making grandmas heart rate go up and Bruno’s “Uptown funk”… fun song but too club scene for me. I do think your list is great and I thank you :) again this is just a personal thought and y’all made a great list :)

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