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75 Songs About Weddings and Getting Married

Updated on May 13, 2017
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FlourishAnyway believes there is a playlist for just about any situation and is on a mission to unite and entertain the world through song.

Marry the One You Can't Live Without

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"Love - a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker." - Author Unknown"For you see, each day I love you more ... today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow."  - Rosemonde Gerard"When love is not madness, it is not love."- Pedro Calderon de la Barca "A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."  - Mignon McLaughlin"Who, being loved, is poor?" - Oscar Wilde "The Oriole weds his mottled mate; The Lily weds the bee; Heaven's marriage ring is round the earth; Let me bind thee?" - Author Unknown"A happy marriage is a long conversation that always seems too short." - Andre Maurois "Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." ~Aristotle"Love me and the world is mine." - David Reed
"Love - a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker." - Author Unknown
"Love - a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker." - Author Unknown | Source
"For you see, each day I love you more ... today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow."  - Rosemonde Gerard
"For you see, each day I love you more ... today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow." - Rosemonde Gerard | Source
"When love is not madness, it is not love."- Pedro Calderon de la Barca
"When love is not madness, it is not love."- Pedro Calderon de la Barca | Source
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."  - Mignon McLaughlin
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person." - Mignon McLaughlin | Source
"Who, being loved, is poor?" - Oscar Wilde
"Who, being loved, is poor?" - Oscar Wilde | Source
"The Oriole weds his mottled mate; The Lily weds the bee; Heaven's marriage ring is round the earth; Let me bind thee?" - Author Unknown
"The Oriole weds his mottled mate; The Lily weds the bee; Heaven's marriage ring is round the earth; Let me bind thee?" - Author Unknown | Source
"A happy marriage is a long conversation that always seems too short." - Andre Maurois
"A happy marriage is a long conversation that always seems too short." - Andre Maurois | Source
"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." ~Aristotle
"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." ~Aristotle | Source
"Love me and the world is mine." - David Reed
"Love me and the world is mine." - David Reed | Source

Going To the Chapel? Here's A Playlist for the Happy Couple

If you've found the one who makes your heart skip a beat, congratulations! Whether you're

  • tying the knot
  • getting hitched
  • headed to the altar or to city hall
  • taking the plunge or even
  • jumping the broom

who you marry is the most important decision you will make. But I suspect you already know that.

Marriage represents a sacred vow. It is the uniting of two families, a lifelong bond like no other. It is both a legal contract and a financial partnership. And if you are fortunate, it is an enduring love affair with your best friend.

So what are you waiting for? Let's celebrate the magic of your wedding day with music. Here's a playlist just for the happy couple!

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Marry Me: Love At First Sight

1. "Marry Me" by Train

Love at first sight has a powerful grip on the man is this soulful 2009 ballad. As he watches a waitress in a cafe, he imagines their shared future — a lifetime of happiness — and tries to summon the nerve to say hello.

Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can't help but smile on it.

— Josh Billings, Canadian comedian

2. "Marry You" by Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars (2010) knows how to make a lady's heart melt. He suggests to his gal pal that they drink some shots of tequila and head on over to the chapel on the boulevard:

It's a beautiful night ,
We're looking for something dumb to do
Hey baby
I think I want to marry you.

3. "White Dress" by Ben Rector

In this 2010 song, Ben Rector is in awe over his feelings toward his beloved. He gushes repeatedly that he never knew he could love someone the way that he loves her. What a perfect song for the bride and groom!

4. "Have I Told You Lately" by Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart was nominated for a Grammy in 1993 for this Van Morrison remake. In this moving ballad, a lover professes his devotion:

Have I told you lately that I love you
Have I told you there's no one else above you
Fill my heart with gladness
take away all my sadness
ease my troubles that's what you do.

5. "All I Want Is You" by U2

In this 1989 favorite, U2 celebrates the simplicity of love. Instead of riches, formalities, and high expectations, there is a simple wish: all I want is you.

Ah, Love! Let's Jump To It!

"Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart."  ~Author Unknown
"Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart." ~Author Unknown | Source

6. "Wedding Bells" by Coldplay

This is an anguished song by Coldplay, expressed from the perspective of the bride-to-be's former lover.

The bride's wedding day is here, and the engagement has been a "bitter pill" for the ex-boyfriend to swallow. He has spent days of not sleeping and has tried to numb his sadness with "poisons" as the wedding day has drawn closer.

Now he watches his true love slip away for good. Have you ever felt this way as an old lover got married? Have you ever known someone else who has?

Unable or unwilling to change what's happening, he simply watches the wedding from afar. The event marches forward. He is left with only regrets: "I've always loved you and I always will."

Speak Now ... Or Forever Hold Your Peace

Reader Poll

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7. "From This Moment On" by Shania Twain and Bryan White

Country music star Shania Twain was at the peak of her popularity in 1997 when she released this hopeful song, co-written with her then-husband, legendary producer and songwriter R.J. "Mutt" Lange. The song promises enduring love:

From this moment, as long as I live
I will love you, I promise you this
There is nothing, I wouldn't give
From this moment on.

Unfortunately for Shania, her 14-year marriage to Mutt ended when her talented but considerably less attractive husband had an affair with Marie-Anne Thiebaud, Shania's best friend. Shania divorced him and married Thiebaud's ex-husband.

8. "When I Said I Do" by Clint Black and Lisa Hartman-Black

In this 1999 country song, husband/wife duo Clint Black and Lisa Hartman-Black pledge to be faithful, true and devoted to one another no matter what.

9. "Wedding Song" by Tracy Chapman

Tracy Chapman is a one-of-a kind folk artist who creates a soothing tribute (2000) to what marriage is all about:

To you I give my pledge
I honor all that's good
In this life we're living
To think not only of myself
But of the greater union.

Dreams of Being Someone's Other Half

10. "I Do" by Colbie Cailat

In this upbeat 2011 folk pop song, Colbie Cailat is giddy with love, and she's ready to seal the deal with an "I do." Whereas she admits that before it's been all about "me, myself and I," now she dreams of being someone's other half and saying those wedding vows. Sounds like somebody has it bad!

11. "Today Was A Fairy Tale" by Taylor Swift

In this 2010 country pop hit, Taylor Swift gushes to her sweetheart that there is magic in the air. She describes their day together as a fairy tale, saying that she fell in love with her prince when she saw him standing there.

With Taylor's active love life, one must wonder whether the song was based on Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, Harry Styles, Conor Kennedy, or someone else?

12. "Let’s Get Married" by Jagged Edge

This 2006 song is from perspective of a guy who is laying his heart out on the table.

He looks at all the years he and his special lady have invested in their relationship and now he's talking about meeting her in her white dress at the altar. He also suggests having babies because they're not getting any younger. Awww. Some guys are such romantics.

Popping the Question: Just Say "Yes"

"To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage." ~Lao Tzu
"To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage." ~Lao Tzu | Source

13. "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri

In this song, the narrator looks at her groom standing at the altar and reassures him that she has loved him for 1,000 years and will love him for 1,000 more. The 2011 song later became a tribute to Bella and Edward's love in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2. It appears on the official soundtrack.

14. "You're The First, My Last, My Everything" by Barry White

In one of his greatest hits (1974), Barry White, The King of Seduction, confesses to his lady friend that she is "all I'm living for." Although he's so elated he feels he must be dreaming, Barry knows his lucky lady friend is a happy reality. Turn down the lights!

15. "God Gave Me You" by Blake Shelton

You don't have to wonder whether country music star Blake Shelton is singing about his now ex-wife Miranda Lambert in this 2011 song. (Watch the video!) He calls his sweetheart an angel — a martyr — and says that God has delivered her to him, a flattered fool.

Although he calls himself a "walking heartache" who has made of mess of himself, she has been divinely delivered to help him through. What a way to say "I love you!"

"Grow old with me!  The best is yet to be." - Robert Browning
"Grow old with me! The best is yet to be." - Robert Browning | Source

16. "White Wedding" by Billy Idol

Billy Idol's 1982 hit has been rumored to have different meanings. VH1 Storytellers reported that the song was written about Idol's own sister, who was pregnant and engaged to marry the child's father.

Others say the song is about a man whose love interest marries someone else while he is away. (Note that "little sister" is a slang term for girlfriend.) Even though the song seems to be anti-marriage, it is a popular song at weddings.

17. "Your Everything" by Keith Urban

When country singer Keith Urban (2000) says he wants to be his lover's everything, he means it! Where else have you heard desires like this?

I wanna be the wind that fills your sails
And be the hand that lifts your veil
And be the moon that moves your tide
The sun coming up in your eyes

Be the wheels that never rust
And be the spark that lights you up ... .

Simple Or Fancy, It's The Love That Counts

White roses and soft colors are an enduring favorite for wedding bouquets.
White roses and soft colors are an enduring favorite for wedding bouquets. | Source

18. "When I Say I Do" by Matthew West

In this 2010 contemporary Christian song, the narrator looks at his bride and feels blessed by God. As their vows unfold, he makes a promise both to himself and to his bride that their promises are so much more than words and that he will love her through anything, just as he does in this moment.

19. "To the Aisle" by The Five Satins

This doo-wop song from 1957 tells the girl-meets-boy story as an inevitable series of steps down the aisle to the altar. And it all starts with a simple conversation.

20. "Stay With You" by John Legend

In this 2004 song, John Legend promises that he will be a lifetime lover — strong and reliable through ups and downs, through heartaches and pain, and present when no one else remains. He pledges his commitment and says it'll all be okay.

Ahhh, the Wedding Shoes!

"Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination." ~Roy Goodman
"Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination." ~Roy Goodman | Source

21. "With This Ring" by The Platters

This upbeat, Motown-influenced 1967 song celebrates that a wanderer has promised to settle down with the exchange of wedding vows and gold rings. He has reformed his ways and gives his heart only to her.

22. "I Won’t Give Up" by Jason Mraz

In this 2012 ballad, Jason Mraz sees an old soul when he gazes into his lover's eyes. He pledges never to give up on their love but instead he promises to stick it out, no matter what challenges may lie ahead.

23. "Marry Your Daughter" by Brian McKnight

Brian McKnight (2012) sings the story of a man who earnestly asks his girlfriend's father for her hand in marriage. The groom-to-be promises to make the father's "princess" — his eldest daughter — his "queen" for the rest of his life.

If this song doesn't bring a tear to your eye or a lump to your throat, you've either sworn off marriage or have no feelings. It's that touching.

Every Girl Should Have Someone Who Loves Her This Much

24. "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley

The narrator in this 1987 song alerts his beloved that he's ready for a forever commitment and can be trusted with her heart:

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you ... .

25. "Simply the Best" by Tina Turner

The Queen of Rock 'n Roll released this number in 1991. The song describes being completely mesmerized by the one you love. Her heart is on fire, she hangs on his every word, and she seeks solace in his arms. He's everything to her:

You're simply the best, better than all the rest
Better than anyone, anyone I've ever met ... .

Wedding Proposals: "Will You Marry Me?"

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"A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers." - Robert Quillen, American journalist"Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years." - Simone Signoret, French film star"The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive." - Orlando Battista, Canadian-American chemist"Being in a long marriage is a little bit like that nice cup of coffee every morning. I might have it every day, but I still enjoy it." - Stephen Gaines, American author"The more things we can laugh about, the more alive we become: The more things we can laugh about together, the more connected we become." - Frank Pittman, American psychiatrist"To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness." - Robert Brault, American opera tenor"There is no greater happiness for a man than approaching a door at the end of a day knowing someone on the other side of that door is waiting for the sound of his footsteps." - Ronald Reagan, 40th U.S. President"Happily ever after is not a fairy tale. It's a choice." - Fawn Weaver, American author"Marriage is a mosaic you build with your spouse. Millions of tiny moments that create your love story." - Jennifer Smith, American author
"A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers." - Robert Quillen, American journalist
"A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers." - Robert Quillen, American journalist | Source
"Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years." - Simone Signoret, French film star
"Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years." - Simone Signoret, French film star | Source
"The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive." - Orlando Battista, Canadian-American chemist
"The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive." - Orlando Battista, Canadian-American chemist | Source
"Being in a long marriage is a little bit like that nice cup of coffee every morning. I might have it every day, but I still enjoy it." - Stephen Gaines, American author
"Being in a long marriage is a little bit like that nice cup of coffee every morning. I might have it every day, but I still enjoy it." - Stephen Gaines, American author | Source
"The more things we can laugh about, the more alive we become: The more things we can laugh about together, the more connected we become." - Frank Pittman, American psychiatrist
"The more things we can laugh about, the more alive we become: The more things we can laugh about together, the more connected we become." - Frank Pittman, American psychiatrist | Source
"To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness." - Robert Brault, American opera tenor
"To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness." - Robert Brault, American opera tenor | Source
"There is no greater happiness for a man than approaching a door at the end of a day knowing someone on the other side of that door is waiting for the sound of his footsteps." - Ronald Reagan, 40th U.S. President
"There is no greater happiness for a man than approaching a door at the end of a day knowing someone on the other side of that door is waiting for the sound of his footsteps." - Ronald Reagan, 40th U.S. President | Source
"Happily ever after is not a fairy tale. It's a choice." - Fawn Weaver, American author
"Happily ever after is not a fairy tale. It's a choice." - Fawn Weaver, American author | Source
"Marriage is a mosaic you build with your spouse. Millions of tiny moments that create your love story." - Jennifer Smith, American author
"Marriage is a mosaic you build with your spouse. Millions of tiny moments that create your love story." - Jennifer Smith, American author | Source

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Why Are Proposals Delivered "On Bended Knee?"

Kneeling is a symbolic gesture that shows one's respect and readiness to commit one's life to his sweetheart. (And it usually is the man who is on bended knee. Only about 5% of currently married couples say that the woman proposed marriage.1)

The kneeling posture is related to bowing and is traditionally used

  • for prayer
  • to accept honors and commendations (e.g., knighthood) and
  • to request favors.2

In addition to being a sign of one's honor and earnest intentions, kneeling physically places the engagement ring in a prominent position for the woman to admire and (hopefully) accept.

Tell us about your proposal in the Comments Section below.

26. "Beautiful In My Eyes" by Joshua Kadison

A perfect tribute to a bride and groom, this 1993 song by Joshua Kadison compares one's beloved to a work of art that will grow ever more beautiful as the years pass.

27. "Get Me To the Church On Cumberland Road" by Shenandoah

In this 1989 country pop song, Shenandoah describes a misbehaving groom who's been out partying all night and is late to his own wedding. One of his friends has passed out in the back of the car while another has his head hanging over the side of the car door.

They're speeding down the highway trying to make it to the church, and the groom suspects his poor bride is already at the altar crying. It's all in fun and games, however. (Really!?!) He loves his sweetheart and is eager to tie the knot. He will never live this down.

28. "Make You Feel My Love" by Adele

Adele reassures her lover that when the world is against him, she will offer him safe harbor. She will endure anything to ensure that he feels loved. Although Adele released the song in 2008, it was written and released by Bob Dylan in 1997, then released by others as well, including Billy Joel (1997) and Garth Brooks (1998).

29. "Will You Marry Me?" by Paula Abdul

Back before Paula Abdul was a judge on American Idol, she was a Grammy award-winning singer and choreographer. This 1992 hit features her as a love-struck lady who is proposing marriage to her man. She encourages him to think of marriage not as a ball and chain but as wings!

30. "Going to the Chapel (Chapel of Love)" by The Dixie Cups

Spring is here and The Dixie Cups (1964) are bubbly because it's time for nuptials!

You'd have to be raised under a rock to have never heard the following refrain, synonymous with weddings:

Go-in’ to the chap-el
And we're gon-na get m-a-r-r-i-e-d.

However, in classic 1960s fashion, they also proclaim that doing so will ensure that they will never be lonely. Hmmm. (Note to self: first work on you.)

Ouch! Don't Ask A Question You Don't Want the Answer To

31. "Rude" by Magic!

When a man asks a woman's father for permission to marry her, he should be prepared for any answer. Canadian raggae band Magic! (2013) tells the tale of a lovesick young man who tried to do the right thing but was turned down cold by his girlfriend's disapproving father.

Crestfallen, the young man pleads:

Why you gotta be so rude?
Don't you know I'm human too?

Then he tells his future father-in-law that he'll marry the girl anyway.

If you want a laugh, listen to the "Rude" video above first.

Then listen to the Dad's Side of the Story as well as The Daughter's Side of the Story. Very entertaining! Hopefully, such drama isn't your situation!

Be Happy: 50 Years Of Marriage Together Is Almost 20,000 Days

"Two souls with but a single thought, Two hearts that beat as one." ~Friedrich Halm
"Two souls with but a single thought, Two hearts that beat as one." ~Friedrich Halm

32. "I Can Love You Like That" by John Michael Montgomery

John Michael Montgomery has huge promises to live up to. In his 1995 song, he references Cinderella and Prince Charming as well as Romeo and Juliet, then tells her "I can love you like that."

33. "It's Your Love" by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

Married country music stars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill team up in this 1997 chart-topper. They tell each other that they cannot get enough of one another. Even better than that, they are happy, free, and stronger by taking each others' hands in marriage.

34. "I Do Cherish You" by 98 Degrees

In 1999, 98 Degrees released this song which expresses a young lover's bliss. He claims that

All I am, all I'll be
Everything in this world
All that I'll ever need
Is in your eyes
Shining at me.

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35. "I Wanna Be With You" by Aloe Blacc

If you're madly in love, then you appreciate what this 2013 Aloe Blacc song is about. Comparing his lady to an angel, he wants to be with her until

  • he's old and grey
  • pigs fly
  • politicians stop lying
  • hell freezes over and ...

Well, you get the picture.

36. "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" by Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole won a Grammy Award for this song in 1975. More recently, it has been used as background music for television and radio advertisements for dating website eHarmony.

The song paints the love affair as satisfying every expectation. (Cue the flashing neon lights, glitter, and magic ponies.)

At points, she sings so frenetically about being in love that her giddiness makes you want to recommend cutting the pill in half. But isn't that what the early stages of love feel like — sheer exhilaration?

Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Moments

"Once in a while right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale." ~Anonymous
"Once in a while right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale." ~Anonymous | Source

37. "Because You Loved Me" by Celine Dion

In this 1996 song, Celine Dion is thankful for the strength, support and love that her better half has shown her. She graciously expresses that "I'm everything I am because you loved me."

38. "I Swear" by All-4-One

R&B group All-4-One won a Grammy in 1995 for this song. It features a man pledging to his beloved that he knows his part when it comes to love. He promises to do right by her, to build her dreams, and forever show her how much he loves her.

39. "Truly, Madly, Deeply" by Savage Garden

In this 1997 song, Savage Garden promises to be everything their lover desires.

I'll be your dream I'll be your wish
I'll be your fantasy
I'll be your hope, I'll be your love
Be everything that you need
I'll love you more with every breath
Truly, madly, deeply do.

40. "When A Man Loves A Woman" by Michael Bolton

Percy Sledge (1966) and Michael Bolton (1991) both did justice to this moving R&B classic. The song proclaims boldy and simply that when a man truly loves a woman, nothing — not money, friends or even dignity — can prevent him from trying to make her happy.

From This Day Forward

"There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage." ~Martin Luther
"There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage." ~Martin Luther | Source

What's In A Name? Locations With Names Associated With Weddings and Marriage

show route and directions
A markerBliss, New York, USA -
Bliss, NY, USA
get directions

B markerBride, Bangladesh -
Bride, Bangladesh
get directions

C markerForever, Colorado, USA -
Forever, CO, USA
get directions

D markerGolden, Colorado, USA -
Golden, CO, USA
get directions

E markerGroom, Texas, USA -
Groom, TX, USA
get directions

F markerKiss, Mozambique -
Kiss, Mozambique
get directions

G markerLove County, Oklahoma, USA -
Love County, OK, USA
get directions

H markerPromise, South Dakota, USA -
Promise, SD, USA
get directions

I markerUnity, Maine, USA -
Unity, ME, USA
get directions

J markerWed, Tunisia -
Wed, Tunisia
get directions

Now, Off To the Honeymoon. Let's Get This Party Started!

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Even More Songs About Weddings and Getting Married

Song
Artist
Year Released
41. She's In Love With the Boy
Trisha Yearwood
1991
42. I'm Yours
Jason Mraz
2008
43. You're My Everything
The Temptations
1967
44. I Want To Hold Your Hand
The Beatles
1963
45. Together Forever
Rick Astley
1988
46. Forever Together
Randy Travis
1991
47. When A Man Loves A Woman
Percy Sledge
1966
48. I Choose You
Sara Bareilles
2014
49. I'll Be
Edwin McCain
1998
50. Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran
2014
51. From the Ground Up
Dan + Shay
2016
52. I Do
Paul Brandt
1996
53. Forever and Ever, Amen
Randy Travis
1987
54. I Love the Way You Love Me
John Michael Montgomery
1993
55. Keeper of the Stars
Tracy Byrd
1995
56. Bless the Broken Road
Rascal Flatts
2004
57. Could I Have This Dance
Anne Murray
1980
58. I Cross My Heart
George Straight
1992
59. Livin' On Love
Alan Jackson
1994
60. I Melt
Rascal Flatts
2003
61. Amazed
Lonestar
1999
62. Making Memories of Us
Keith Urban
2005
63. Then
Brad Paisley
2009
64. I Could Not Ask for More
Sara Evans
1999
65. I Don't Dance
Lee Brice
2014
66. White Dress
Ben Rector
2010
67. Today
Joshua Radin
2006
68. Stealing Cinderella
Chuck Wicks
2008
69. I Loved Her First
Heartland
2006
70. Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not?
Thompson Square
2011
71. Grow Old With Me
Tom Odell
2013
72. Grow Old With Me
Mary Chapin Carpenter
1995
73. Grow Old With You
Adam Sandler
1998
74. Little White Church
Little Big Town
2010
76. I Will Whisper Your Name
Michael Johnson
1988
Do you have a suggested song for this Bride and Groom's playlist? Leave us a comment in the Comments Section below!

Notes

1The Associated Press. "Why don't women propose to men?" CBS News. Last modified May 5, 2014. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/why-dont-women-propose-to-men/.

2wiseGEEK. "What Does the Phrase "On Bended Knee" Mean?" Accessed September 13, 2014. http://www.wisegeek.com/what-does-the-phrase-on-bended-knee-mean.htm#didyouknowout.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 months ago from USA

      Marybeth Smith - What a beautiful song! I have added it at #75! Thanks for the suggestion.

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      Marybeth Smith 2 months ago

      Whisper Your Name by Michael Johnson.

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      Julie K Henderson 2 years ago

      You are welcome. I like thinking of songs which fit under themes, and so I really enjoyed this article.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Julie - Thanks for your nod! I appreciate it!

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      Julie K Henderson 2 years ago

      This is a fantastic list. I'm glad U2's "All I Want Is You" made the cut. Well done.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      vespawoolf - Thanks for stopping by to take a look and listen. Have a great week and a Happy Valentine's Day.

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      vespawoolf 2 years ago from Peru, South America

      This is a very useful list for those planning a wedding or an anniversary party. I especially like Rod Stewart´s "Have I Told You Lately". I guess I need to listen to Coldplay´s words to "Weddding Bells" again--I didn´t realize the story was told from the ex-lover´s viewpoint.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      ezzly - Thanks for stopping by, and yes, that is a good song!

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Wish I had this list for my wedding , together forever is a great choice...they don't make artists like rick Astley any more !

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Devika - Glad you enjoyed this! Have a great week!

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Brilliant! You surprised me this one. Listening to music is such stress reliever and you chose well. I like the way you presented this hub always with such effort. Voted up!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      VioletteRose - Glad you enjoyed this. Have a great week!

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      VioletteRose 2 years ago from Chicago

      What a beautiful collection of sweet songs. I would love to listen to them any time :)

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Hi, Jackie! Thanks for reading. Everyone loves a wedding, don't they!?

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Wow I thought I had a favorite but so many good ones. Thanks for the fun and smiles!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Writer Fox - Thank you kindly. Have a wonderful week!

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      Writer Fox 2 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      What an amazing collection of wedding songs! It must have taken forever to compile this. Enjoyed the videos, voted up, pinning and sharing.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      techygran - I thought she was clever, too. Thanks for visiting and have a great week!

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      Cynthia 2 years ago from Vancouver Island, Canada

      a lush and fun hub, just perfect as the last one I read before I go to bed! I enjoyed the "RUDE" composite-- and was actually delighted that there was someone representing today's daughter who doesn't want to be left out of the marriage equation between the dad and the lover.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Devika - Thank you for your kind comments! Have a great week!

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Beautiful! I like this list and you thought of such a lovely hub.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      teaches12345 - Just about anything Rod Stewart sings is good! Thanks for providing suggested extras, as I'd love to build on the list with readers' favorites that didn't make my 40. Have a great week!

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      I was in the moment reading the list of romantic songs and playing the tunes in my head. I love Rod Stewart's song version and Grow Old With Me by Mary Carpenter. I believe in the institution of marriage today and pray future couples will see the value and strength of the commitment.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Genna - Thanks for reading and listening. Glad you found something you enjoyed.

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      Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I’m an incurable romantic so this article was a treat for me. I loved listening to the music! Thank you. :-)

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      sujaya venkatesh - Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Larry - That's cute and very memorable, too! Thanks for stopping by!

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      sujaya venkatesh 2 years ago

      good selection

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      Larry Rankin 2 years ago from Oklahoma

      Wow, you really put a lot of thought into this. Wonderful read. As for my wife and I, we finished our wedding with the song "Kung Fu Fighting," lol.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Linda - Wow, none of them? Thanks for taking the time to take a look. Have a great week!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Liz - Lots of research but this was a fun hub to write! Thanks for stopping by!

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      Elizabeth Parker 2 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Wow! You must've done some research to come up with this great list. Very enjoyable and I know most of the songs!! :)

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I don't know any of the songs in your list, but I definitely appreciate all the effort that went into creating this hub! I'm sure the song collection will be very useful for people who are planning a wedding.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Vellur - Glad you enjoyed these. There are some real gems. Have a great week!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Cherylann - First dances or fun songtracks leading up the wedding (for exercise, parties, listening to in the car or as mood music). It is such a special time that a couple will look back upon with fond memories. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week!

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Great wedding day playlist and what an amazing collection of songs, some of which I have heard and some I have not. Great hub, thank you for sharing.

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      Cherylann Mollan 2 years ago from India

      Ah, this hub! Made me all mushy and dreamy :) You've picked the best of the very best. From this moment, Truly madly deeply and Have I told you lately are my all-time favourites. I think the idea of having the first dance is so wonderful because you get to play such songs and what's even better is that you get a chance to give your partner a special message that you're not eloquent or poetic enough to come up with yourself.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      AudreyHowitt - Glad you like it! I'm sure it will come in handy for brides and grooms. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      My daughter and I were just talking about this very subject the other day! Great list!!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Sha - Aww, sorry to hear that. Glad you enjoyed it! Enjoy the music and dance a little, too.

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      This is a fun and beautiful post, Flourish. I'll have to go back and watch the last few videos. Neither of my proposals were as awesome as any of these. Perhaps that was a sign.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      agusfanani - Happy to help! Have a great week!

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      agusfanani 2 years ago from Indonesia

      I think, this is a wonderful list of songs for Bride and Groom. My friend is a wedding singer, he asked my ideas about wedding songs but I couldn't answer it. With the list you've shared here, now I can answer his question.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Frank - Thank you for stopping by, as always. Have a great week.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      this was fun, entertaining and the polls were funny.. yeah I enjoyed it very much

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Sunshine625 - Although it wasn't in any particular order, Train's song had to take the first spot. Best song ever! Thanks for taking a look here and for leaving feedback. Have a great week!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Thank you, wonderful Faith Reaper! It's not outdated for me either. Mr. Flourish and I have been married almost 20 years. Congratulations on 36!

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      Linda Bilyeu 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

      AWESOME list! I was hoping Train's Marry Me made the cut, and Yay for being #1. Blake (15) and Keith (17) were fabulous additions to the list. All the sings were great! Savage Garden has a special place in my iPhone playlist :)

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi there, DJ Flourish! What a wonderful playlist here. Wow, you have covered all the bases I must say. I know pretty much all of these great tunes here. The polls are interesting too. Marriage is not an outdated institution for me, as I have been married for 36 years ... well on the 16th, but I am sure we are outdated LOL I suspect I will be married until we part via death.

      Voted up and all the way across, tweeting and pinning

      Loved listening to all of the music here and you have brought back some good memories with your wonderful playlist.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      MsDora - Thanks so much for the comment. Glad you enjoyed it!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Flourish, I feel like watching a romance movie (that's the best I can do) after reading through the sentiments of the songs you selected. Great list and an enjoyable article. Thank you.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Deal - glad you enjoyed it.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      first day - I appreciate the compliments. It took me nearly a week of research, finding photos and quotes, etc. I have other things going on in parallel, of corse. Writing it was great fun, one of my favorite types of hubs. Have a great week! Thanks for stopping by!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Heidi - Thanks so much! it took a lot of research but was fun!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Bill - Thanks for stopping by. I had so many to choose from I had to stop at 40. I'm thinking of doing a follow up hub with more selections. I particularly like You Are So Beautiful, too.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Jo - Thanks for reading and go get some zzzz's. Have a good week!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Susan - Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. The playlists are fun to compile.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Flourish, another excellent hub, I'll have to come back for a closer look and to watch the videos, just heading off on the night shift.

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      Sam Deal 2 years ago from Earth

      This is a terrific idea for a hub and thought provoking. Great list

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      Heidi Thorne 2 years ago from Chicago Area

      Gotta admit I didn't know a lot of these! Voted up and sharing on Twitter!

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      Jim 2 years ago from Kansas

      This is a great resource for couple getting hitched. Some good ones here.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      We had two songs, and neither are on this list....Color My World...and...You Are So Beautiful.....having said that, I loved this list.

      Have a great Sunday my friend.

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      R Beggs 2 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      I am in awe at how well you put your hubs together. How much time do you spend on this? I gave you pluses all the way across. If I were getting married this hub is very fun and helpful. As a matter of fact it is fun anyway. LOL

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      Susan Hambidge 2 years ago from Hertfordshire, England

      Wow - a thorough compilation. There are some I don't know but lots of them I do and think are perfect for that first dance.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Bill - Yes, lots of research! I have a cousin who is marrying soon. Thanks for reading and have a great week.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      John - Thanks so much for your endorsement. Glad you enjoyed this!

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      Bill De Giulio 2 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Flourish. What a great list. A lot of work and research must have gone into compiling the list. There are some classics here. You have created a one-stop list for those preparing to tie the knot. Great job, have a great day.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      What a wonerful hub Flourish. I don't think you left any songs out. I didn't know a lot of them so I am going to spend a few hours listening. The ones I am familiar with I love like "truly, Madly, Deeply" by Aussies Savage Garden. Voted way up.

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