Popular Wedding Songs List

Shakespeare wrote, "If music be the food of love, play on".

Music creates moods and evokes memories. The right choice of soundtrack can add so much to your special day. It creates the feeling and atmosphere for your ceremony and celebration.

Here's a list of songs and music to inspire you. We have arranged them by type to make your choices easier for you.  Sometimes people choose ‘their” song, but if you don’t have one, or it’s not appropriate for your wedding song, here is a magnificent list to suit all tastes. Most are available to listen to on You Tube.

There is music listed from Classical to Jazz, Modern Pop Songs, Old School Love Ballads, Rock and R&B, Boy Bands to Alternative.

For a standard wedding, commitment or renewal of vows you will generally need to have about 4 special songs. One song  for the walking in, two songs for the signing of the certificates and one song for walking out or the end of the ceremony. You will also want to think about pre-ceremony music and music for the reception or celebration after the ceremony.

Have fun listening, we did.


Classical and Instrumental

Air On G String Bach
And Then I Kissed Him Pearl Harbor Soundtrack
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba Handel
Ave Maria Beyonce
Ave Maria Schubert  or Bach
Minuet for String Quartet Boccherini
Moon River Henry Mancini
Nimrod from Enigma Variations Elgar
Ode to Joy Beethoven
Pachabel’s Canon in D Johaan Pachabel
Sheep may Safely Graze Bach
Sleepers Awake Bach
Sleeping Beauty Tchaikovsky
Symphony No 6 – Pastorale Beethoven
The Four Seasons – Spring Vivaldi
The Music of the Night from Phantom of the Opera
The Way You Look Tonight Jerome Kern
Voi Che Sapete from Marriage of Figaro Mozart
Water Music in D Handel
Wedding March Mendlessohn
Wedding Song Kenny G
Yellow The Vitamin String Quartet

Jazz Ballads

Come Away with Me Nora Jones
Everything Michael Buble
Fly Me to the Moon Frank Sinatra
I Get a Kick Out of You Frank Sinatra
I Promise Ce Ce Winans
It Had to be You Frank Sinatra
Sway Dean Martin or Michael Buble
Unforgettable Nat King Cole
Your Love is King Sade

Old School Love Ballads

Cherish Madonna
Close to You Maxi Priest
Endless Love Lionel Ritchie Diana Ross
Eternal Flame Bangles
Everything I Do Bryan Adams
Everything She Does is Magic The Police
Friday I’m In Love The Cure
From this Moment On Shania Twain
Groovy Kind of Love Phil Collins
Happy Together The Turtles
How Deep is Your Love The Bee Gees
How Do I Live Trisha Yearwood
I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You Elvis
I Just Can’t Stop Loving You Michael Jackson
Just the Way You Are Billy Joel
Kiss the Bride Elton John
Lean on Me Bill Withers
Love is All Around Wet Wet Wet
Love Me Tender Elvis
Love Song The Cure
My Love Paul McCartney
Nothing Compares 2U Sinead O’Connor
Power of Love Trisha Yearwood
Stand by Me The Rembrandts
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Roberta Flack
The Most Beautiful Girl in the World Prince
Thought I’d Died and Gone to Heaven Bryan Adams
Tonight I Celebrate My Love for You Roberta Flack and Peabo Bryson
Tonight’s the Night Rod Stewart
True. Spandau Ballet
Truly Madly Deeply Savage Garden
Two Strong Hearts John Farnham
When Tomorrow Comes The Eurythmics
Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton
You Are so Beautiful Joe Cocker
You’ve Got It Roy Orbison

Modern Pop Songs

A Thousand Years Christina Perry
Amazed Lonestar
Amazing Alex Lloyd
Are You With Me The Potbelleez
At Last Beyonce
Better Together Jack Johnson
Bridal Train The Waifs
Bubbly Colbie Caillat
Catch My Disease Ben Lee
Gamble Everything for Love Ben Lee
Good Feeling Flo Rida
Halo Beyonce
I Do Colbie Caillat
I Don’t Want This Night to End Luke Bryan
I Won’t Give Up Jason Mraz
I’ll Be Around for a While Empire of the Sun
Just a Kiss Lady Antebellum
Just a Kiss Lady Antebellum
Just the Way You Are Bruno Mars
Kiss Me Sixpence None the Richer
Kissing You Desiree
Love Lost The Temper Trap
Lucky Jason Mraz
Make You Feel My Love Adele
Marry Me Train
Marry You Bruno Mars
Mine Taylor Swift
Paradise Coldplay
Paradise Coldplay
Perfect Moment Martine Macutcheon
Praise You Fatboy Slim
Put You in a Song Keith Urban
Rhythm of Love Plain White T’s
Say Hey (I love you) Michael Franti & Spearhead
Smile Uncle Kracker
This I Promise You Ronan Keating
This Old Love Lior
Walking on a Dream Empire of the Sun
We Come One Faithless
We Found Love Rhianna ft Calvin Harris
We Will Know What it Is Seeker lover Keeper
You’ve Got the Love Florence and the Machine

Rock and R & B

All Day and All of the Night The Kinks
Beautiful Day U2
Bliss Muse
Feeling Good Muse
I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing Aerosmith
I Want That Man Blondie
I Want Your Love Transvision Vamp
Let’s Get It On Jack Black
Let’s Stay Together Al Green
Let’s Stick Together Bryan Ferry
Life Is Better With You Eskimo Joe
Like Wow Wipeout Hoodoo Gurus
Love Shack B52’s
Never Tear Us Apart INXS
Tonight Tonight The Smashing Pumpkins
Two Strong Hearts John Farnham
Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher Jimmy Barnes

Boy Bands

As Love is my Witness Westlife
Beautiful in White Westlife
Little Things One Direction
She Will be Loved Maroon 5
Us Against the World Westlife
When You Say Nothing at All Ronan Keating
You Raise me Up Westlife

Alternative Music

Always Love Nada Surf
Another Sunny Day Belle and Sebastian
As Lovers Go Dashboard Confessional
Breathless Nick Cave
Catch My Disease Ben Lee
Do You Love Me Nick Cave
Flowers in Your Hair The Lumineers
Fresh Feeling The Eels
Gamble Everything for Love Ben Lee
Hey Girl Hey Boy The Chemical Brothers
Higher Love James Vincent McMorrow
Home Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Home Sweet Home Lady of the Sunshine
Hysteric Yeah Yeah Yeah’s
I Will Follow You Into the Dark Death Cab for Cutie
I Would Do Anything for You Foster the People
I’m Into You Chet Faker
Into My Arms Nick Cave
Love Like a Sunset Part 2 Phoenix
Love Lost The Temper Trap
Love They Say Tegan and Sara
Mango Tree Angus and Julia Stone
Never Gonna Give You Up The Black Keys
No one’s Gonna Love You Band of Horses
Rise Eddie Vedder
Sea of Love Cat Power
Smile Uncle Kracker
The First Day of My Life Bright Eyes
The Luckiest Ben Folds
This Old Love Lior
Tonight Tonight The Smashing Pumpkins
Toothpaste Kisses The Maccabees
Two Hearts are Better Than One Katie Herzig
Two Lovers The Rural Alberta Advantage
Unison Bjork
Us Regina Spektor
Walking on a Dream Empire of the Sun
We Come One Faithless
We Will Know What it Is Seeker Lover Keeper
You’ve Got the Love Florence and the Machine

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