Wedding songs to remember

Written by    Last updated: June 6, 2006

Picking the right wedding songs for everyone to remember your wedding ceremony by

Even more than poems or readings, it’s music that can bring those happy memories flooding back ‐‐ how you gazed into each other’s eyes, danced your first dance, enjoyed your first time alone together ‐‐ need we go on? So revive that special song on your wedding day or why not choose something new that says it all for you. Then tap into the talents of a friend or relation and ask them to sing or play it during the ceremony or at the reception.

Whether you want just the words or full‐scale orchestration, we’ve got the sheet music for the most popular numbers. Here are some suggestions to start you off.

This article has links to MIDI files that enable you to hear many of our suggested music pieces (if your computer has a sound card and speakers.) Please note that they are just to give you an idea of how the music sounds ‐ they are not the real thing!

  • When I’m Sixty Four ‐‐ The Beatles
  • True Love ‐‐ Cole Porter
  • Close To You ‐‐ The Carpenters  [Listen to MIDI file]
  • Eternal Flame ‐‐ The Bangles [Listen to MIDI file]
  • My Baby Just Cares For Me ‐‐ Nina Simone
  • Woman ‐‐ John Lennon  [Listen to MIDI file]
  • Stand By Me ‐‐ Ben E King  [Listen to MIDI file]
  • For Once In My Life ‐‐ Stevie Wonder
  • My Girl ‐‐ The Temptations  [Listen to MIDI file]
  • Everything I Do (I Do it For You) ‐‐ Bryan Adams  [Listen to MIDI file]
  • She’s Got A Way ‐‐ Billy Joel
  • My Heart will Go On ‐‐ Celine Dion  [Listen to MIDI file]
  • You’re Still The One ‐‐ Shania Twain  [Listen to MIDI file]
  • I Love the Way You Love Me ‐‐ Boyzone
  • Dream A Little Dream of Me ‐‐ Gus Kahn
  • I Wanna Be Loved By You ‐‐ Marilyn Monroe
  • I’ve got you under my skin ‐‐ Cole Porter
  • Lovesong ‐‐ The Cure
  • When I fall in love ‐‐ Nat King Cole
  • Never Tear Us Apart ‐‐ INXS
  • Fields of Gold ‐‐ Sting
  • Head over feet ‐‐ Alanis Morissette
  • Never be the same again ‐‐ Melanie C
  • Wonderful tonight ‐‐ Eric Clapton  [Listen to MIDI file]
  • Tonight I celebrate my love ‐‐ Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack  [Listen to MIDI file]
  • Wedding music by the book

Woman ‐‐ John Lennon

‘Woman I know you understand
The little child inside of the man
Please remember my life is in your hands
And woman hold me close to your heart
However distant don’t keep us apart
After all it is written in the stars’

Stand By Me ‐‐ Ben E King

‘When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we’ll see
No, I won’t be afraid
No, I won’t be afraid
Just as long as you stand by me

For Once In My Life ‐‐ Stevie Wonder

‘For once in my life
I have someone who needs me
Someone I’ve needed so long’

My Girl ‐‐ The Temptations

‘I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day
When it’s cold outside, I’ve got the month of May
I guess you say,
What can make me feel this way?
My girl’

Everything I Do (I Do it For You) ‐‐ Bryan Adams

‘There’s no love ‐‐ like your love
And no other ‐‐ could give more love
There’s nowhere ‐‐ unless you’re there
All the time ‐‐ all the way’

She’s Got A Way ‐‐ Billy Joel

‘She’s got a way about her
I don’t know what it is
But I know that I can’t live without her’

My Heart will Go On ‐‐ Celine Dion

‘Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on
Once more you open the door
And you’re here in my heart
and my heart will go on and on’

You’re Still The One ‐‐ Shania Twain

‘You’re still the one I run to
The one that I belong to
You’re still the one I want for life’

I Love the Way You Love Me ‐‐ Boyzone

‘But I, love the way you love me.
Strong and wild. Slow and easy.
Heart and soul. Soul completely
I love the way you love me.’

Dream A Little Dream of Me ‐‐ Gus Kahn

‘Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you
Sweet dreams that leave all worries far behind you
But in your dreams whatever they be
Dream a little dream of me.’

I Wanna Be Loved By You ‐‐ Marilyn Monroe

‘I wanna be loved by you
Just you and nobody else but you
I wanna be loved by you alone
bo bo bee doo!’

I’ve got you under my skin ‐‐ Cole Porter

‘I’ve got you under my skin
I’ve got you deep in the heart of me
So deep in my heart, that you’re really a part of me
I’ve got you under my skin’

Lovesong ‐‐ The Cure

‘Whenever I’m alone with you
You make me feel like I am home again
Whenever I’m alone with you
You make me feel like I am whole again’

When I fall in love ‐‐ Nat King Cole

‘When I give my heart it will be completely
Or I’ll never give my heart
And the moment I can feel that you feel that way too
Is when I fall in love with you.’

Never Tear Us Apart ‐‐ INXS

‘Don’t ask me, what you know is true
Don’t have to tell you, I love your precious heart
I was standing
You were there, two worlds collided
And they could never tear us apart’

Fields of Gold ‐‐ Sting

‘Will you stay with me, will you be my love
Among the fields of barley
We’ll forget the sun in his jealous sky
As we lie in fields of gold’

Head over feet ‐‐ Alanis Morissette

‘You’re the best listener that I’ve ever met
You’re my best friend
Best friend with benefits
What took me so long’

Never be the same again ‐‐ Melanie C

‘Now I know that we were close before
I’m glad I realised I need you so much more
And I don’t care what everyone will say
It’s about you and me
And we’ll never be the same again’

Wonderful tonight ‐‐ Eric Clapton

‘I feel wonderful
Because I see the love light in your eyes
And the wonder of it all
Is that you just don’t realise
How much I love you’

Tonight I celebrate my love ‐‐ Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack

‘Tonight I celebrate my love for you
And that midnight night is gonna come shining through
Tonight there’ll be no distance between us
What I want most to do
Is to get close to you’

When I’m Sixty Four ‐‐ The Beatles

‘If I’d been out til quarter to three would you lock the door?
Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m sixty‐four?’

True Love ‐‐ Cole Porter

‘For you and I
Have a guardian angel
On high, with nothin’ to do.
But to give to you
And to give to me.’

Close To You ‐‐ The Carpenters

‘Why do birds suddenly appear
Every time you are near?
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you.’

Eternal Flame ‐‐ The Bangles

‘I believe it’s meant to be, darling
I watch you when you are sleeping
You belong with me’

My Baby Just Cares For Me ‐‐ Nina Simone

‘Liz Taylor is not his style
And even Lana Turner’s smile
is somethin’ he can’t see
My baby don’t care who knows it
My baby just cares for me’

Wedding music by the book

You can also personalise your ceremony with readings and poetry to match the hymns you choose. Our book, Wedding Readings, Poems & Vows, is perfect for helping you choose.

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