Everything sounds better with a soundtrack, and there’s no better soundtrack than that of your wedding day. And when the doors open and you take your first steps down the aisle, the perfect song makes your big moment complete. The hard part is finding that one song that captures you, your relationship and your day. Now, we don’t have anything against “Here Comes the Bride” or “Pachelbel’s Canon in D”. They’re beautiful songs with exquisite melodies that made the cut for all of our respective weddings. But for the bride who wants her big moment to be nothing short of spectacular, we wanted to make sure that you have more than a few options…

 

CLASSICAL

1. Arioso – J.S. Bach (Listen)
2. Air from Suite No. 3 – J.S. Bach (Listen)
3. Ave Maria – (Andrea Bocelli) (Instrumental)
4. Claire de Lune – Claude Debussy (Listen)
5. Concierto in D – A. Vivaldi  (Listen)
6. Nocturne – Frederic Chopin (Listen)
7. Nutcracker Pas de Deux – Tchaikovsky (Listen)
8. Panis Angelicus (Josh Groban) (Instrumental)
9. Prelude no. 1 – J.S. Bach (Listen)
10. Prelude in E minor – Frederic Chopin (Listen)
11. Sonata Pathétique , Adagio- Beethoven (Listen)
12. Scene from Swan Lake – Tchaikovsky (Listen)

SONGS FROM THE MOVIES

13. All I Ask of You – The Phantom of the Opera (Listen)
14. A Thousand Years – Breaking Dawn (Listen)
15. Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Lion King (Elton John) (Instrumental)
16. Edelweiss - Sound of Music (Julie Andrews) (Instrumental)
17. Everything I Do I Do it For You – Robin Hood Prince of Thieves (Listen)
18. Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good) – Romeo & Juliet  (Listen) (Watch)
19. I’m Kissing You – Romeo & Juliet (Listen)
20. Moon River – Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Barbara Streisand)
21. No Day But Today – Rent (Idina Menzel)
22. Now We Are Free – Gladiator (Listen)
23. One Hand One Heart – West Side Story (Broadway version) (Glee version)
24. Pure Imagination – Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (Movie version) (Glee Version)
25. Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Wizard of Oz  (Judy Garland) (Israel  Kamakawiwo’ole)
26. Storybook Love – The Princess Bride (Listen)
27. Wedding Processional – Sound of Music (Listen)

WEDDING STAPLES

28. All My Life – K.C. & JoJo (Listen)
29. All I Want is You – U2 (U2) (Vitamin String Quartet)
30. Amazed – Lonestar (Listen)
31. At Last – Etta James (Etta James) (Beyonce)
32. Annie’s Song – John Denver (Listen)
33. Bless the Broken Road – Rascal Flatts (Rascall Flatts) (Selah)
34. By Your Side – Sade (Listen)
35. Can’t Help Falling in Love With You – Elvis Presley (Elvis) (Ingrid Michaelson)
36. Clocks – Coldplay (Listen)
37. Come Away With Me – Norah Jones (Listen)
38. From this Moment On – Shania Twain & Brian White (Listen)
39. I Believe in You/ Je Crois En Toi – Il Divo & Celine Dion (Listen)
40. I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith (Aerosmith) (Vitamin String Quartet)
41. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz (Listen)
42. La Vie en Rose – Edith Piaf ( Madeline Peyroux) (Instrumental)
43. Rainbow Connection – The Muppets (Sarah McLachlan) (Jason Mraz)
44. The Prayer – Celine Dion & Andrea Bocelli (Listen)
45. Your Song – Elton John (Elton John) (Ellie Goulding)
46. What a Wonderful World – (Louis Armstrong) (Israel Kamakawiwo’ole)

CONTEMPORARY

47. 18th Floor Balcony – Blue October (Listen)
48. A Sorta Fairytale – Tori Amos (Listen)
49. Angel from Montgomery – Susan Tadeschi (Listen)
50. At My Most Beautiful – REM (Listen)
51. All the Lights Went Out – Marcy Playground (Listen)
52. Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol (Listen)
53. Collide – Howie Day (Studio) (Acoustic)
54. Feels Like Home – (Chantal Kreviazuk) (Randy Newman)
55. First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes (Listen)
57. Heartbeats – Jose Gonzales (Listen)
58. Heaven – DJ Sammy (Listen – slow version)
59. It’s Your Love – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill (Listen)
60. Love and Some Verses – Iron and Wine (Listen)
61. Love of My Life – Carlos Santana feat. Dave Matthews (Listen)
62. Marry Me – Train (Listen)
63. Something in the Way She Moves – James Taylor (Listen)
64. So in Love – All-4-One (Listen)
65. Watercolor – Willy Porter (Listen)

THE BEATLES

The Beatles merit their own category because they simply have too many incredible songs to choose from and virtually all the brides that we surveyed as we compiled this list mentioned one of their classics.
66. All You Need is Love – The Beatles (Listen) (Vitamin String Quartet version)
67. Here, There and Everywhere (Listen)
68. Here Comes the Sun (Listen)
69. In My Life (Listen)
70. Something (Listen)
71. Til There Was You (Listen)

INSTRUMENTAL

72. Always With Me, Always With You – Joe Satriani (Listen)
73. Butterfly Waltz – Brian Crain (Listen)
74. Leaving Port – Titanic Soundtrack (Listen)
75. Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet (Listen)
76. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness – Smashing Pumkins (Listen)
77. Sleepwalk – Santo E Johnny (Listen)
78. Songs from a Secret Garden – Secret Garden (Listen)
79. Rainsong – George Winston (Listen)
80. Little Martha – Allman Brothers Band (Listen)

SONGS WITH A BEAT

81. Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve (The Verve version) (Instrumental version)
82. God Only Knows- Beach Boys (Beach Boys version) (Vitamin String Quartet version)
83. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do – Abba (Listen)
84. Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars (Listen)
85. Porcelain – Moby (Listen) Love this for a beach wedding
86. Return to Innocence – Enigma (Listen)
87. Storms in Africa – Enya (Listen)

UPBEAT (RECESSIONAL SONGS)

88. Accidentally in Love – Counting Crows (Listen)
89. Beautiful Day – U2 (Listen)
90. Book of Days – Enya (Listen)
91. Don’t Stop Believing – Journey (Listen)
92. Forever and Ever – Randy Travis (Listen)
93. Home – Edward Sharp & The Magnetic Zeros (Listen)
94. I’m a Believer – The Monkees (Smash Mouth version)
95. Love is in the Air – Milk & Sugar (Listen)
96. Marry You – Bruno Mars (Listen)
97. Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder (Listen)
98. Without You – David Guetta & Usher (Listen)
99. You’re My Best Friend – Queen (Listen)

If you’re looking for a comprehensive list of wedding music ideas, playlists and samples, be sure to check out Wedding Music Ideas!

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