Ready to walk down the aisle? But what wedding song shall you groovy people use while following the minister and his assistant doing their thing? Here are some top wedding songs that may give you some inspiration.
I’m not a big fan of the term “upbeat,” but this is probably the most upbeat song on this list. The Etta James version is better known, but I prefer the Beyonce cover. It’s a great choice for a first dance if you’re looking for something upbeat and fun, but still romantic. The lyrics are about a couple who has been waiting for each other forever and finally getting together, which makes it perfect for walking down the aisle to your new spouse.
This is one of my favorite songs ever — it’s so sweet and romantic! I love how it talks about how two people can be better together than they would be separately, which is exactly what marriage is all about! This song would make an amazing first dance song because it’s so sweet and romantic.
“Crazy Love” by Van Morrison is a classic wedding song. It’s perfect for those who are looking for something that has the ability to lift the spirits and make everyone smile. This song is well-known among many generations and is definitely one of my favorites. It’s also very easy to sing along with, so it’s great for amateur singers as well.
Can’t Help Falling in Love
This song has been around for over 50 years, so it’s definitely a timeless classic. Elvis Presley’s version of this song was released in 1961, but there are many other versions out there. The lyrics are simple and sweet, making this an easy choice for anyone looking for a classic love song.
Canon in D Major (Pachelbel)
One of the most popular wedding songs, “Canon in D Major” by Johann Pachelbel is a beautiful and timeless piece of music. It’s been played at countless weddings over the years and will continue to be played at many more to come. This piece was originally composed as a violin solo piece, but later arranged for other instruments including organ and piano.
Clair de Lune (Debussy)
Claude Debussy’s “Clair de Lune” is one of the most beautiful pieces ever written in classical music history. Its simple melody is easy to remember and its rhythm makes it easy to dance to. The song has been used in many Hollywood movies as well as TV shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Scrubs and CSI: Miami. It’s been covered by many artists including Sting, Frank Sinatra, Barry Manilow, Sarah McLachlan and more!
Everything by Michael Buble
This song is a great choice for a first dance. It’s romantic and has a great beat. It’s also pretty easy to learn, so you can practice it together with your significant other.
A Thousand Years by Christina Perri
This song is perfect for the couple who want something softer and more romantic than the standard wedding song. It’s one of those songs that just makes you want to slow dance with your partner all night long!
Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers
This song was written by Alex North and Hy Zaret, and it was first recorded in 1955 by Les Baxter. The Righteous Brothers released their version of the song in 1965, which became a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for two weeks. It also reached number one in Australia and Canada, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1966.
Marry Me by Train
Train’s lead singer Pat Monahan wrote this song about his wife of nine years, Daniella Monahan, who is also the inspiration behind their other hit single “Drops of Jupiter.” The band has performed this song at many weddings including those of celebrity couple Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso, as well as Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel; they even played it at their own wedding ceremony!
Marry You by Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars’ song “Marry You” is a great choice because it’s upbeat and fun while also being heartfelt. The lyrics are simple and sweet: “Baby, I’m all yours if you want me / And I know that you do / So baby, marry me.”
The song has been covered by a number of other artists including Ariana Grande and Jessie J. It’s perfect for an outdoor ceremony or one where guests can dance along with you as you walk down the aisle.
It is probably a good idea to have multiple songs picked out for walking down the aisle. Since this is a moment for you and your new spouse, it would be a shame if the moment was ruined by a microphone cutting in at the wrong time.
If that happens, at least you have more than one song picked to use since you will always have control over the song that plays. It is also good to pick your first dance song early as well so that way it’s ready to go when you are. Hopefully, this list will give you some inspiration if you were looking for some of these types of music.