10 Of The Most Popular Wedding Songs
One of the most memorable and beautiful parts of any wedding is the moment the bride walks down the aisle.
Getting the venue, the dress and the décor right are the obvious musts to create this all-important part of the wedding, but choosing the song can be the most fun.
From The Beatles to Kodaline, brides have chosen a whole bunch of different tracks to walk down the aisle to and it’s often a nice touch if the song is personal to the couple.
If you’re looking for some musical inspiration for your big day, here are 10 of the most popular wedding songs…
1. All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
Released in 1967 by the legendary English band The Beatles, All You Need Is Love came about when the band were asked to come up with a song that had a message everyone could understand. What brings the world together more than love?
2. 7 Years – Lukas Graham
Danish pop-soul band Lukas Graham released 7 Years in 2015 and it topped charts across the globe from Italy to the UK to America. Nominated for multiple Grammy awards and viewed almost half a billion times on YouTube, this song is beloved by many.
3. Only You – Joshua Radin
Originally a Yazoo song, Joshua Radin’s cover of Over You captures the essence of love perfectly. Whispered vocals over this 80s hit make it a great modern wedding song.
4. First Day Of My Life – Bright Eyes
Classed as one of the best songs of the 2000s, this 2005 hit by Bright Eyes has been covered by many artists, however the original remains by far the most popular.
5. Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley
American singer-songwriter and guitarist Jeff Buckley reached his first number one with his cover of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah in 2008. Considered one of the greatest singers of all time, Buckley’s cover continues to be popular.
6. Heartbeats – Jose Gonzalez
Originally by Swedish electronic music duo The Knife, Heartbeats (2002) was covered by fellow Swedish musician Jose Gonzalez in an acoustic style on his first studio album Veener released in 2003.
7. Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap
Sweet Disposition by Australian indie rock band The Temper Trap came to popularity after being included in the 500 Days Of Summer Soundtrack. The indie anthem is certified Gold in Italy and Platinum in the UK.
8. Your Song – Ellie Goulding
Elton John’s famous ballad Your Song, originally released in 1970, was covered by Ellie Goulding in 2010 when it reached number two in the UK Singles Chart and featured in the John Lewis Christmas advert.
9. Over And Over Again – Nathan Sykes
Over And Over Again by English singer-songwriter Nathan Sykes became a hit in 2015.
10. The One – Kodaline
The One, from Irish rock band Kodaline’s 2015 album Coming Up For Air, is a popular romantic hit in the UK.
By Jessikah Hope Stenson, Excalibur Press