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I have a real soft spot in my heart for golden oldies love songs. Particularly I love the 40s and 50s love songs - true classic love songs in my opinion. And when you think about it, they express the kind of lasting commitment that is completely supportive of a wedding day!
What's fascinating to me is the way these songs which languished in relative obscurity (other than devoted aficionados of the period) have been rediscovered and re-recorded by modern performers - Rod Stewart recorded several CDs of golden oldies. Other modern artists like Michael Buble and Harry Connick Jr. have really revived the big band era and brought these golden oldies love songs into the playlists of a totally new generation.
There are also some classics from the 60s sprinkled through the list below. The 60s had some great romantic and up-tempo tunes that lend some spunk and fun to a wedding ceremony.
If you love these classic love songs like I do, here are some great ones to pick from for your wedding ceremony. In sorting through all the repertoire, I realized that a lot of it would be great for your wedding dance, but there were still a lot of songs to choose for your ceremony as well. And because these oldies exist in both their original era and in updated versions, you have even more choice in the style or arrangement you want for your wedding music.
|Song Title||Composer or Performer|
|All the Things You Are||various|
|And I Love Her||The Beatles|
|Can't Help Falling in Love||various|
|For Once in My Life||Stevie Wonder|
|I'll Know (from "Guys and Dolls")||Marlon Brando/Jean Simmons|
|It Had To Be You||various|
|I've Got the World On A String||various|
|Let It Be Me||Everly Brothers, Andy Williams, Tom Jones|
|The Look of Love (from "Casino Royale")||Dusty Springfield|
|One Hand, One Heart||West Side Story|
|Our Love Is Here To Stay||various|
|Stranger in Paradise||Tony Bennett, various|
|That's All||Edie Adams, Nat King Cole, Michael Buble|
|Till There Was You (from "The Music Man")||Shirley Jones, The Beatles|
|Time After Time||Chet Baker|
|Wedding Processional (from "The Sound of Music")||Rodgers|
|What a Difference a Day Made||various|
|When I Fall In Love||various|
|You Were Meant For me||various|
I've included some of my favorite Golden Oldie songs for weddings here. But I know there are SO many more choices out there. What did YOU want to have played or sung at your wedding? Have your say and watch this list grow.