What are some popular wedding songs

For the safe number: modern classics

Of course, a wedding followed by a celebration should be something special. But sooner or later every couple thinks about how their own musical tastes can be reconciled with those of the guests. No problem! There are more than a handful of wedding songs that have already proven their worth in millions of marriages in front of the registry office or in church. Not that secret favorite of the last few years: John Legend with “All Of Me”.

  • Adele - Make You Feel My Love
  • John Legend - All Of Me
  • Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
  • Bruno Mars - Marry You
  • Ed Sheeran - One
  • Beyoncé - Ave Maria
  • Jack Johnson - Better Together
  • Glen Hansard - Wedding Ring
  • Sia - Breathe Me
  • Sam Smith - Stay With Me
  • U2 - Beautiful Day
  • Whitney Houston - Greatest Love Of All

For nostalgics: immortal love songs

Getting married - old-fashioned? Yes of course. But that's exactly what it's about. To do something that father / mother, grandpa / grandma dared to do and make the world a little bigger for two (hopefully for a long time, not infrequently even forever). This also includes wedding songs that bring a good dose of patina and nostalgic charm. Classics that every guest has already heard and, so to speak, provide the soundtrack for every demanding wedding celebration planned with a higher budget. Women cannot do without “The Rose” by Bette Midler, men should go for Sinatra.

  • Elton John - Your Song
  • The Bangles - Eternal Flame
  • Bette Midler - The Rose
  • Carole King - You’ve Got A Friend
  • The Beatles - Hold My Hand
  • Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
  • Etta James - At Last
  • Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
  • Van Morrison - Crazy Love
  • Stevie Wonder - You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
  • The Monkees - I'm A Believer
  • Joe Cocker -You Are So Beautiful
  • The Beatles - Eight Days A Week
  • Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
  • Frank Sinatra - Love And Marriage

For alternative: the slightly different wedding songs

A slightly different wedding (with sneakers, in the supermarket, only with best friends) also has a slightly different playlist. The scope may seem as infinite as the reservoir of love songs - but caution is required here. Some insider tips that create romance in your own living room often cause listeners to frown during the wedding ceremony. It doesn't always have to be “Marry me” from Rammstein. But in recent years, for example, “First Day Of My Life” by Bright Eyes has proven itself as an alternative, modern classic.

  • Bright Eyes - First Day Of My Life
  • Damien Rice - The Blower’s Daughter
  • Angus & Julia Stone - Stay With Me
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Wedding Song
  • Florence + The Machine - Never Let Me Go
  • Sufjan Stevens - To Be Alone With You
  • Eels - Beautiful Freak
  • Ben Howard - Only Love
  • Charli XCX - Boom Clap
  • The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
  • Rammstein - marry me
  • Of Monsters And Men - Love Love Love
  • The Divine Comedy - Perfect Love Song
  • The National - I Need My Girl
  • Air - You Make It Easy

For show-offs: wedding songs for music connoisseurs

If the soundtrack for the wedding is meticulously planned for you, such as the multi-course dinner in the evening and the perfect table decoration, then of course the turntable can also rotate the exquisite. If you want to show how well you know your stuff but aren't afraid that your guests will start to get upset about the unfamiliar lyrical effusions of Ron Sexsmith, then these wedding songs are just the thing. ROLLING STONE tip is of course Wilco: “You And I” (duet with Feist).

  • Pulp - All Time High
  • Wilco - You And I
  • Ron Sexsmith - Love Shines
  • The Magnetic Fields - The Book Of Love
  • Townes Van Zandt - I Needed You
  • Blur - tender
  • Tune Yards - You Yes You
  • Naked Lunch - Military Of The Heart
  • The Cure - lovesong
  • Ben Folds - The Luckiest
  • Barclay James Harvest - Hymn
  • Paul Weller - You Do Something To Me
  • Ben Howard - Only Love

For those who are close to home: German music for weddings

Some may complain, for others hits and songs from the German pop shelf are simply part of a big party. Here, of course, it depends on you - but also think of your guests. Maybe you like to dance to songs by Nick Cave (why not!), But the uncle from afar likes to listen to Marianne Rosenberg. And the former school friend, who had disappeared from the screen for so many years and now reappears for her big day, also has a weakness for Munich freedom. You are definitely on the right side with these tasty hit songs. Insider tip for the unusual wedding song moment: Niels Frevert (“I would help you bury a corpse”).

  • Drafi Deutscher - marble, stone and iron breaks
  • Hildegard Knef - One and one, that makes two
  • Munich freedom - without you (I won't fall asleep tonight)
  • Rio Reiser - Forever and you
  • Blumfeld - A song by two people
  • Deichkind - porcelain and elephants
  • Tocotronic - jackpot
  • Element Of Crime - In the end, all I think about is you
  • Niels Frevert - I would help you bury a body
  • Kettcar - 48 hours

For the march to church: wedding classics

A little warning: Nothing is more embarrassing than walking into church with a song recorded from the tape and you shed tears not because of the unique moment, but because the room acoustics destroy your favorite song. So stay steadfast here and trust those who ensured an upright mood more than 200 years ago. Of course you can resist the cliché with Mendelssohn's “wedding march”, even if there is nothing wrong with this immortal standard. But you are making yourself a present if you use Pachelbel's “Canon in D major”. When the time comes, you will see why!

  • Pachelbel - Canon in D major
  • Bach - Air
  • Vivaldi - Four Seasons, Spring
  • Felix Mendelssohn - Wedding March
  • Bach - Suit for violoncello No. 1
  • Handel - The Messiah, Hallelujah Choir
  • Satie - Gymnopédie No. 1
  • Beethoven - Ode to Joy
  • Mouret - Rondeau
  • Schubert - Ave Maria

These wedding songs make for an eye roll

Okay, this list could get pretty long now. And some of the entries here may also be a little unfair. But there are songs that are so worn out, brazen, composed for emotional approval that they bore or even annoy the wedding audience. To a large extent, of course, this applies to New German Shit Music from Bendzko to Bourani. But the use of “Nothing Else Matters” (in the worst case still in a cover version or with a Gregorian choir) can cause a bitter upset. Don't say we didn't warn you.

  • Elton John - Can You Feel The Love Tonight
  • Coldplay - Fix You
  • Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
  • Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
  • Tim Bendzko - Just say yes
  • Andreas Bourani - On us
  • Andreas Gabalier - Hubalu
  • Max Giesinger - 80 million
  • Robbie Williams - She’s The One
  • Kelly Clarkson - A Moment Like This

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