Wedding ceremonies have often relied on romantic songs to set the perfect tune for the occasion. Couples take the vows and exchange rings with beautiful wedding songs being played in the background, making it nothing less than a spectacular event for the bride and the groom. Though there are hundreds of songs themed on the special occasion of marriage, there are some that continue to be eternally romantic and soul stirring. This article lists some of the best wedding songs ever. If you are getting married soon, go through the list and know your pick for the D-day.
Top Wedding Songs Of All Time
‘Unchained Melody’ by The Righteous Brothers
‘Unchained Melody’, from the album 'Just Once in My Life' released in 1965, was the wedding song for Kevin Costner and his wife, Christine Baumgartner. This romantic song is one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century, with around 500 versions in several languages.
'Faithfully' by ‘Journey’
'Faithfully', from the album ‘Frontiers’ released in 1983, made it to the top of the list on AOL Radio's list of Top 10 Power Ballads. It was first dance shared by Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen as man and wife. It is one of the most romantic songs for a wedding occasion.
'Don't Know Much' by Aaron Neville & Linda Ronstadt
'Don't Know Much' is from the album 'Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind', released in 1989. Though the song could not make it to the top charts, it won a Grammy in 1990, for best pop performance by a duo with vocal. The lyrics of the song are heart moving and very meaningful.
'I Finally Found Someone' by Barbra Streisand
'I Finally Found Someone', from the album ‘Duets’ released in 2002, was co-composed by Streisand for the film 'The Mirror Has Two Faces’ in 1996. This dreamy romantic song reached the 8th position on the Billboard Hot 100. It also appeared in the 'All Time Greatest Movie Songs,’ an album released by Sony in 1999.
'Valentine' by Jim Brickman & Martina McBride
'Valentine', from the album'Evolution' released in 1997, reached the third slot on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart. It was the first hit by McBride on contemporary radio. Jim Brickman & Martina McBride are quite popular for their romantic numbers.
'Open Arms' by ‘Journey’
'Open Arms', from the album ‘Escape’ released in 1981, earned the sobriquet of ‘wedding anthem’ by the Lumino magazine, in an article published in 2005. It is one of the most common wedding songs to be played in marriage ceremonies. It also appeared in an episode of 'The O.C.', titled 'The Power of Love.'
'Bless the Broken Road' by Rascal Flatts
'Bless the Broken Road', from the album'Feels Like Today' released in 2005, was originally written by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Marcus Hummon, in 1994. However, Rascal Flatts' version of the song has been the most successful, topping the Billboard Country Music charts for five consecutive weeks.
'At Last' by Etta James
'At Last', from the album ‘At Last’ released in 1961, was sung twice before James gave the vocals for her famous version. The song was also included in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. Demi Moore, during her marriage with Ashton Kutcher, walked down the aisle to ‘At Last’.