The Top 130 Love Songs That Are Perfect for Your Special Day

Put everyone in the mood for love with a romantic playlist.
Taylor Carson - The Knot Contributor.
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Taylor Carson
Taylor Carson - The Knot Contributor.
Taylor Carson
The Knot Contributor
  • Taylor writes wedding venue roundups for The Knot.
  • Taylor was formerly the Assistant Managing Editor at Philadelphia magazine, and she continues to freelance for Philadelphia’s lifestyle and wedding verticals.
  • She received her degree in journalism, with a minor in English, from Temple University.
Updated Dec 05, 2023

Finding the perfect soundtrack for your wedding can be a daunting (and fun) task, especially if you and your partner have different musical tastes. Thankfully, there are wedding love songs for every occasion, from super sweet ballads to upbeat melodies that will have your guests singing along to your playlist. To help get you started on planning an unforgettable wedding playlist for your band or DJ, we've put together the top 100 love songs of all time. So, grab a tissue and prepare your heart. This list of romantic songs will show you what love's all about and hopefully inspire some great picks for your wedding day tunes.

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We're not fooling around. Our list of love songs starts with the best of the best. These are the true classics that transcend all genres and would make the perfect selection for your first dance song or wedding entrance song.

1. "I Say a Little Prayer," by Aretha Franklin

Lyrics you'll love: "Forever (forever), forever ('ever)/You'll stay in my heart and I will love you/Forever (forever), and ever (ever)/We never will part, oh, how I love you/Together (together), together (together)/That's how it must be/To live without you would only mean heartbreak for me"

This song was originally written and performed by Dionne Warwick, but similar to Warwick's version did well on the charts since it reached number 10 on Billboard's Hot 100. This fast-tempo old-school love song was on Franklin's 1968 album Aretha Now.

2. "In Your Eyes," by Peter Gabriel

Lyrics you'll love: In your eyes/The light, the heat/(Your eyes)/I am complete/(Your eyes)/I see the doorway to a thousand churches/(Your eyes)/The resolution of all the fruitless searches/(Your eyes)

This 1986 hit is from the album So, and was featured in the cult classic film "Say Anything" three years later. It will forever be remembered as the best (boom box) ballad. Who doesn't love Lloyd Dobler?

3. "Unchained Melody," by the Righteous Brothers

Lyrics you'll love: "I need your love/I need your love/God speed your love to me"

Considered one of the most iconic love songs, "Unchained Melody" from the 1965 album Just Once in My Life has made a great impact. Since its release, there have been a variety of renditions made, but this particular one was immortalized in the film "Ghost."

4. "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," by Roberta Flack

Lyrics you'll love: "The first time ever I saw your face/I thought the sun rose in your eyes/And the moon and the stars were the gifts you gave/To the dark and the endless skies, my love"

This chart-topper was originally written by Ewan MacColl for his future wife, making it one of the best courtship gifts in history. Flack made it famous by adding it to her 1969 album First Take.

5. "Time After Time," by Cyndi Lauper

Lyrics you'll love: "If you're lost you can look and you will find me/Time after time/If you fall, I will catch you, I'll be waiting/Time after time"

A wedding love song must-have, this song from the 1984 album She's So Unusual was Lauper's solo debut. It went straight to the top of the charts and garnered a Grammy Award nomination.

6. "When a Man Loves a Woman," by Percy Sledge

Lyrics you'll love: "When a man loves a woman/Can't keep his mind on nothin' else/He'd trade the world/For the good thing he's found"

This romantic song is a classic that has been remade time and again by the likes of Bette Midler and Michael Bolton. It first appeared on the 1966 album of the same name, making Sledge an instant R&B legend.

7. "Your Song," by Elton John

Lyrics you'll love: "And you can tell everybody/This is your song/It may be quite simple, but/Now that it's done/I hope you don't mind/I hope you don't mind that I put down in words/How wonderful life is while you're in the world"

Everybody wants a song that's penned just for them, and Elton John made that possible. This 1970 melody about pure and simple devotion was released as the B-side on Take Me to the Pilot.

8. "(They Long to Be) Close to You," by The Carpenters

Lyrics you'll love: "On the day that you were born the angels got together/And decided to create a dream come true/So they sprinkled moon dust in your hair of gold/And starlight in your eyes of blue"

A remake from the 1970 album Close to You. Thanks to Burt Bacharach's lyrics and Karen's angelic voice, it nabbed the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus.

9. "My Love," by Paul McCartney and Wings

Lyrics you'll love: "Oh, oh, I love, oh, oh, my love/Only my love holds the other key to me/Oh, oh, my love, oh, oh, my love/Only my love does it good to me"

The muse for this orchestra-backed love song is Linda, Paul McCartney's first wife. It holds the distinction of being the top love song (and best-selling track) from their 1973 album Red Rose

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10. "Best of My Love," by The Emotions

Lyrics you'll love: "Demonstrating sweet love and affection/That you give so openly, yeah/The way I feel about you, baby, can't explain it/Want the whole wide world to see"

This is an upbeat ballad from the 1977 album Rejoice that was written by two members of Earth, Wind & Fire. It remained at the top of the charts for four weeks straight before it went on to win a Grammy Award.

11. "Endless Love," by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie

Lyrics you'll love: "You'll be the only one/'Cause no one can deny/This love I have inside/And I'll give it all to you/My love, my love, my love/My endless love"

The producers of the film "Endless Love" were looking for a breakout song for their film starring Brooke Shields. Hence, this famous Ross and Richie romantic song was born. It also appeared on their 1981 album Why Do Fools Fall in Love.

12. "Annie's Song," by John Denver

Lyrics you'll love: "You fill up my senses/Like a night in a forest/Like the mountains in springtime/Like a walk in the rain/Like a storm in the desert/Like a sleepy blue ocean"

Denver wrote this 1974 hit for the album Back Home Again while he was riding a ski lift. The inspiration was his wife, Annie, who is the envy of everyone who listens to this heartfelt folk tune.

13. "I Want to Know What Love Is," by Foreigner

Lyrics you'll love: "I wanna know what love is/I want you to show me/I wanna feel what love is/I know you can show me (hey)"

This song from the 1984 album Agent Provocateur perfectly depicts the despair and hope of love.

14. "I Knew I Loved You," by Savage Garden

Lyrics you'll love: "I knew I loved you before I met you/I think I dreamed you into life."

This top 100 love song from the 1999 album Affirmation made every woman swoon. Hearts flutter when Darren Hayes sings the tune's sweet love song lyrics.

15. "I Love You Always Forever," by Donna Lewis

Lyrics you'll love: "I love you always, forever/Near and far, closer together/Everywhere I will be with you"

Everybody wants a forever kind of love. Lewis gave us the anthem for eternal devotion in 1996, on her album Now in a Minute. It's also packed with plenty of poetic imagery, such as "Those days of warm rains come rushing back to me/Miles of windless summer night air."

16. "My Heart Will Go On," by Celine Dion

Lyrics you'll love: "You're here, there's nothing I fear/And I know that my heart will go on/We'll stay forever this way/You are safe in my heart and/My heart will go on and on"

The tragic "Titanic" tune that captures the enduring nature of true love and the longing that comes with it. The song first appeared on Dion's 1997 album Let's Talk About Love, but the blockbuster hit made it an instant classic, making it one of the best love songs of all time.

17. "Up Where We Belong" by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes

Lyrics you'll love: "The road is long/There are mountains in our way/But we climb a step every day"

Cocker and Warnes belted out this 1982 love song for the film "An Officer and a Gentleman." It was almost left on the editing room floor, but ended up winning an Academy Award and a Grammy.

18. "Halo," by Beyoncé

Lyrics you'll love: "Everywhere I'm lookin' now/I'm surrounded by your embrace/Baby, I can see your halo/You know you're my savin' grace/You're everything I need and more/It's written all over your face/Baby, I can feel your halo/Pray it won't fade away"

This song holds high critical acclaim and is the leading single from Beyoncé's 2009 I Am...Sasha Fierce album. This enchanting power ballad, with angelic harmonies throughout, won a Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 2010.

19. "Sea of Love," by Cat Power

Lyrics you'll love: "Come with me, my love/To the sea, the sea of love/I want to tell you/How much I love you"

Featured on Cat Power's 2000 album The Covers Record, this gentle song was originally a Phil Phillps song from 1959. Cat Power's version became popular once it was included in the popular film "Juno" in 2007.

20. "You Make My Dreams (Come True)," by Hall & Oates

Lyrics you'll love: "Oh, yeah, well, 'cause you (Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh) Mm-hmm/You make my dreams come true/Oh, yeah (You, you, you, ooh-ooh-ooh, you)/Well, well, well, you (Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh) Ooh-ooh/You make my dreams come true"

Cheerful lyrics accompanied by a distinct electric piano make for a great song for couples. One of Hall & Oates' most popular songs, this hit is from the group's ninth studio album Voices.

21. "Ain't Nobody," by Chaka Khan

Lyrics you'll love: "Ain't nobody (nobody)/Loves me better (loves me better)/Makes me happy/Makes me feel this way (nobody)/Ain't nobody (ain't nobody)/Loves me better, than you"

Definitely a song you can't help but dance to, "Ain't Nobody" from Khan's Epiphany: The Best of Chaka Khan, Vol. 1 album is a great song to get your guests on the dance floor. Because of the song's enormous popularity, it's considered one of Khan's best songs.

22. "All My Life," by K-Ci & JoJo

Lyrics you'll love: "All my life/I prayed for someone like you/And I thank God/That I/That I finally found you"

You can't make a playlist without this iconic wedding love song on it. This slow jam is just what you need to set the perfect romantic mood.

23. "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher," by Jackie Wilson

Lyrics you'll love: "Your love, lifted me higher/Than I've ever, been lifted before/So keep it it up/Quench my desire/And I'll be at your side/Forever more"

Does your significant other's love make you so happy you feel like you're flying? Then this song for you. This song was a classic that reached number one on Billboard's R&B charts and was in the top 10 on the Hot 100 charts.

24. "The Power of Love," by Celine Dion

Lyrics you'll love: "Your voice is warm and tender/A love that I could not forsake"

This iconic song is a cover of Jennifer Rush's chart-topper, which appeared on Dion's 1993 The Color of My Love.

Best Country Love Songs

Want to add a little Southern charm to your wedding playlist? Consider slipping in a few of these classic songs from Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton and more.

25. "Remember When," by Alan Jackson

Lyrics you'll love: "Remember when we vowed the vows/And walked the walk/Gave our hearts, made the start, it was hard/We lived and learned, life threw curves/There was joy, there was hurt/Remember when"

The country crooner wrote this for his 2003 album Greatest Hits Volume II, the inspiration being his relationship with his then-wife. Lyrics throughout the ballad look at love in hindsight.

26. "I Will Always Love You," by Dolly Parton

Lyrics you'll love: "I hope life treats you kind/And I hope you have all you've dreamed of/And I wish to you joy and happiness/But above all this, I wish you love"

The Whitney Houston version may get all the glory, but Parton's rendition of this breathtaking melody was also a chart-topper. This song is one of the best love songs of all time and appears on Parton's 1974 album Jolene, which is filled with iconic country tracks.

27. "Making Memories of Us," by Keith Urban

Lyrics you'll love: "And I'm gonna make you this promise/If there's life after this/I'm gonna be there to meet you/With a warm, wet kiss/Yes I am/And I'm gonna love you"

This is a sensuous and blush-worthy hit from the 2004 album Be Here that is sure to make wedding guests swoon.

28. "Honey Bee," by Blake Shelton

Lyrics you'll love: "You'll be my soft and sweet/I'll be your strong and steady/You'll be my glass of wine/I'll be your shot of whiskey"

Featured on Shelton's 2011 album Red River Blue, this sweet love song is about loving someone that complements you in every single way. In 2012, the song was nominated for a Grammy for Best Country Solo Performance.

29. "Forever and Ever, Amen," by Randy Travis

Lyrics you'll love: "If you wonder how long I'll be faithful/I'll be happy to tell you again/I'm gonna love you forever and ever/Forever and ever, amen"

This upbeat old-school love song offers a down-to-earth take on eternal love. Travis recorded it for his 1987 album Forever & Always, and it took home the Grammy for Best Country and Western Song.

30. "You're Still the One," by Shania Twain

Lyrics you'll love: "You're still the one I run to/The one that I belong to/You're still the one I want for life"

Twain added this intense love song to her 1997 album Come on Over. It was co-written by her husband, Mutt Lange. They have since divorced, but the country ballad is still a wedding staple.

31. "Amazed," by Lonestar

Lyrics you'll love: "I don't know how you do what you do/I'm so in love with you/It just keeps gettin' better/I wanna spend the rest of my life/With you by my side/Forever and ever"

The lyrics in this classic love song make it a showstopper. It first appeared on the 1999 album Lonely Grill and is the perfect song for couples.

32. "You Decorated My Life," by Kenny Rogers

Lyrics you'll love: "And you decorated my life/Created a world/Where dreams are a part/And you decorated my life/By paintin' your love all over my heart"

This song is truly one of the most romantic songs on our list. Kenny Rogers sings about how his partner's existence made his life better in this 1979 hit from his eighth studio album Kenny.

33. "I Keep on Lovin' You," by Reba McEntire

Lyrics you'll love: "Sometimes I swear it might be easier to throw in the towel/Someday we're gonna look back/And say look at us now."

McEntire released this true-to-life tune on her 2010 album of the same title. It explores the trials and tribulations of love.

34. "Wind Beneath My Wings," by Gary Morris

Lyrics you'll love: "Did you ever know that you're my hero?/And everything I would like to be?/I can fly higher than an eagle/'Cause you are the wind beneath my wings"

Bette Midler's version is arguably one of the most iconic love songs featured in the tearjerker movie "Beaches." However, Morris released this heart-wrenching country version in 1983 as part of his Why Lady Why album, which rose to number four on the charts.

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35. "Speechless," by Dan + Shay

Lyrics you'll love: "I'm speechless/Starin' at you, standin' there, in that dress/What it's doin' to me, ain't a secret/'Cause watchin' you is all that I can do"

This 2018 song, featured on their self-titled album Dan + Shay, makes our top love songs list not because of its heartfelt lyrics about falling in love all over again but also because Dan + Shay received a Grammy Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for this beautiful song.

36. "I Cross My Heart," by George Strait

Lyrics you'll love: "I cross my heart/And promise to/Give all I've got to give/To make all your dreams come true."

This gem from the 1992 Pure Country soundtrack is proof that George Strait knows his way around the heart.

37. "I Run to You," by Lady A

Lyrics you'll love: "And our love's the only truth/That's why I run to you."

This upbeat love song, from the band's 2008 self-titled album Lady Antebellum, is perfect for any couple that feels like their partner is the number one person they can rely on.

Best Rock Love Songs

Classic rock never goes out of style, plus your parents, aunts and uncles will seriously thank you for adding a few of these songs to your playlist (after they get done breaking it down on the dance floor). Let your hair down and rock out to these classic love songs.

38. "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," by Queen

Lyrics you'll love: "There goes my baby/She knows how to rock and roll/She drives me crazy"

Queen's frontman, Freddie Mercury, wrote this top love song while soaking in a hotel bathtub. It is featured on their 1979 album The Game and went on to top the charts for four straight weeks.

39. "I'll Stand By You," by The Pretenders

Lyrics you'll love: "I'll stand by you/Won't let nobody hurt you."

This 1994 rock song, from the group's album Last of Independents, is one of the best ballads on our list and is about sticking together, even when the road gets rocky.

40. "True Love Waits," by Radiohead

Lyrics you'll love: "I'll drown my beliefs/To have your babies."

Radiohead isn't necessarily known for wedding love songs. However, this rock track from their 2001 album I Might Be Wrong is a notable exception.

41. "Wild Horses," by The Rolling Stones

Lyrics you'll love: "Wild horses/Couldn't drag me away/Wild, wild horses/We'll ride them someday"

You know that you've got a good thing going when not even wild horses can drag your sweetheart away. This 1971 classic from the album Sticky Fingers is full of devotion and longing, making it one of the fiercest declarations of love in rock history.

42. "(I Just) Died in Your Arms," by Cutting Crew

Lyrics you'll love: "Oh I, I just died in your arms tonight/It must've been something you said/I just died in your arms tonight/I, I just died in your arms tonight/It must've been some kind of kiss"

The ultimate 1980s sing-along for weddings, it was featured on the 1986 Broadcast album and rose to number one on the charts for two consecutive weeks. Since then, it's been on soundtracks for movies like "Never Been Kissed" and "Hot Tub Time Machine."

43. "Something," by the Beatles

Lyrics you'll love: "Somewhere in her smile she knows/That I don't need no other lover/Something in her style that shows me/I don't want to leave her now"

No top love song countdown is complete without the Beatles. This 1969 rock classic is from their famous Abbey Road album and was written by George Harrison for his wife, Pattie.

44. "You Make Loving Fun," by Fleetwood Mac

Lyrics you'll love: "Sweet wonderful you/You make me happy with the things you do/Oh, can it be so/This feeling follows me wherever I go"

This let-your-hair-down type of love song is from the 1977 Rumors album. It's an optimistic, fun and upbeat wedding love song that all your guests will love.

45. "Everlong," by Foo Fighters

Lyrics you'll love: "And I wonder/When I sing along with you/If everything could ever be this real forever/If anything could ever be this good again"

The acoustic version of this song from their 1997 album The Color and the Shape is a wedding

soundtrack must-have.

46. "The Best," by Tina Turner

Lyrics you'll love: "You're simply the best/Better than all the rest/Better than anyone/Anyone I've ever met"

This remake of the Bonnie Tyler love song featured on Turner's 1989 Foreign Affair album. The tune has its fair share of catchy rock beats, soulful vocals and unabashed bragging about her lover being "better than all the rest."

Best R&B Love Songs

Set the mood for love with these new and classic slow jams. Everybody will be ready to walk down the aisle after listening to this top R&B love song list.

47. "My Girl," by The Temptations

Lyrics you'll love: "I've got so much honey/The bees envy me/I've got a sweeter song/Than the birds in the trees/Well, I guess you'd say/What can make me feel this way/My girl, my girl, my girl"

So sweet and innocent, this old-school love song for her appears on the 1965 The Temptations Sing Smokey album. Most people remember it from the tearjerker movie of the same name starring Macaulay Culkin.

48. "My Boo," by Usher and Alicia Keys

Lyrics you'll love: "There's always that one person that will always have your heart/You never see it coming 'cause you're blinded from the start/Know that you're that one for me, it's clear for everyone to see"

This is a duet between music stars Usher and Alicia Keys on Usher's 2004 special edition album Confessions. This R&B slow jam is about two people reminiscing on their time as young lovers.

49. "Leave the Door Open," by Silk Sonic

Lyrics you'll love: "I'ma leave the door open, girl/(I'ma leave the door open, hoping)/That you feel the way I feel/And you want me like I want you tonight, baby"

Silk Sonic is made up of super duo Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak and the song is featured on their 2021 album An Evening with Silk Sonic. This sultry and fun love song, with definite Marvin Gaye influence throughout, recently won a Grammy for Best R&B Song in 2022.

50. "Breathless," by Corinne Bailey Rae

Lyrics you'll love: "I get so breathless when you call me name/I've often wondered, do you feel the same?/There's a chemistry, energy, a synchronicity when we're all alone/So don't tell me you can't see what I'm thinking of,"

Is your soon-to-be spouse a friend turned lover? Then this tune, on the artist's 2006 self-titled album, about being in love with a friend is the perfect wedding love song for you. The lyrics will surely leave you and your partner reminiscing about how you fell in love with one another.

51. "Let's Stay Together," by Al Green

Lyrics you'll love: "I, I'm I'm so in love with you/Whatever you want to do/Is all right with me/'Cause you make me feel so brand new/And I want to spend my life with you"

Arguably the biggest hit of Al Green's career, "Let's Stay Together" is the best romantic song to serenade your spouse during the reception. The 1972 hit is on the album of the same name and we bet that Green's soulful voice will have every couple heading to the dance floor.

52. "Ribbon in the Sky," by Stevie Wonder

Lyrics you'll love: "Love, we can't lose with God on our side/We'll find strength in each tear we cry/From now on it will be you and I"

Without a doubt "Ribbon in the Sky," on Wonder's 1982 album Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium I, is one of the most iconic love songs and continues to be a wedding favorite for newlyweds. This classic was nominated for a Grammy for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance in 1982.

53. "At Last," by Etta James

Lyrics you'll love: "You smiled, you smiled/Oh, and then the spell was cast/And here we are in Heaven/For you are mine at last"

This simple and sweet song about finally finding one's soulmate has made history in the music world. It was originally performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra in 1941, but James' amazing vocals on her version, released in 1960 on her debut studio album At Last!, made the song extremely successful. (It was later inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.)

54. "Find Someone Like You," by Snoh Aalegra

Lyrics you'll love: "I've been waitin' my whole life to find someone like you,"

Even though it was released in 2019 on the album Ugh, Those Feelings Again, this ballad has an old-school love song feel and is a great way to fall in love with Aalegra's voice (if you haven't heard it already). Lyrics like the above are the perfect way to announce love is in the air.

55. "Here and Now," by Luther Vandross

Lyrics you'll love: "Here and now/I promise to love faithfully/You're all I need"

This song is a perfect wedding love song. The song is on an album compilation released in 1989 titled The Best of Luther Vandross…The Best of Love. Vandross won his first Grammy for this song in 1991 and even performed it for a wedding ceremony on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in the early 1990s.

56. "Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)," by Alicia Keys

Lyrics you'll love: "I know you once said to me/"This is exactly how it should feel When it's meant to be"/Time is only wasting so/Why wait for eventually?"

Keys is a genius when it comes to writing great love songs and this song from her fourth studio album, The Element of Freedom, is no different. Keys writes about starting a relationship with someone even though it's considered unthinkable.

57. "Emotions," by Mariah Carey

Lyrics you'll love: "In the morning when I rise/You are the first thing on my mind/And in the middle of the night/I feel your heartbeat next to mine"

Are you thinking about having karaoke at your reception? Then you better start practicing your whistle notes with this 1991 Mariah Carey classic from the album of the same name, which was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks in a row.

58. "Kiss of Life," by Sade

Lyrics you'll love: "There must have been an angel by my side/Something heavenly came down from above/He led me to you/He led me to you/He built a bridge to your heart, all the way"

Sade's beautiful breathy vocals complement this jazzy tune about feeling brought to life by her partner's love. This romantic song, on Sade's 1992 album Love Deluxe, can be a couples-only song for you and your guests or the perfect song for your first dance.

59. "Say So," by PJ Morton featuring JoJo

Lyrics you'll love: "t's just that I can feel I'm falling deep/And I don't wanna fall unless you're falling with me/I need to know if this is really real/And if you feel the same way that I feel"

PJ Morton's and JoJo's smooth vocals in this top 100 love song, released in 2019 on the album PAUL, will make you want to hold your partner close. The song won a Grammy in 2020 for Best R&B Song and is about wanting someone to be direct and express their feelings because you're starting to fall for them.

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60. "Perfect," by Ed Sheeran

Lyrics you'll love: "We are still kids, but we're so in love/Fighting against all odds/I know we'll be alright this time/Darling, just hold my hand/Be my girl, I'll be your man/I see my future in your eyes"

This soft ballad is a great wedding love song because of its slow waltz tempo, making it the perfect song for a first dance. Ed Sheeran wrote the song for his then-fiance (now wife), Cherry Seaborn, and it's the fourth single on his 2017 album ÷ (Divide).

61. "All of Me," by John Legend

Lyrics you'll love: "Give your all to me/I'll give my all to you/You're my end and my beginning/Even when I lose, I'm winning/'Cause I give you all of me/And you give me all of you"

A great romantic song for couples, this tune by Legend has earned him numerous nominations, platinum certifications and high critical acclaim. The song is featured on his 2013 album Love in the Future and was written for his wife, model and television personality, Chrissy Teigen.

62. "Make You Feel My Love," by Adele

Lyrics you'll love: "I'd go hungry, I'd go black and blue/I'd go crawling down the avenue/No, there's nothing that I wouldn't do/To make you feel my love"

Adele is a vocal powerhouse, and her remake of this Bob Dylan classic is tender, romantic and utterly sentimental. It is one of the highlights of her 2008 debut album 19, and the piano lets her soulful voice steal the spotlight.

63. "Holy," by Justin Bieber (featuring Chance the Rapper)

Lyrics you'll love: "Runnin' to the altar like a track star/Can't wait another second/'Cause the way you hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me/Feels so holy"

The lead single of Bieber's 2021 album Justice, "Holy" is about how being loved feels amazing and how it parallels the feeling one gets from religion.

64. "Shallow," by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

Lyrics you'll love: "I'm off the deep end, watch as I dive in/I'll never meet the ground/Crash through the surface where they can't hurt us/We're far from the shallow now"

This is the lead song from the 2018 movie soundtrack for "A Star is Born." Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's vocals blend effortlessly together in this passionate love song about diving into the deep end of love. The song received an Oscar for Best Original Song in 2019.

65. "Chasing Cars," by Snow Patrol

Lyrics you'll love: "If I lay here/If I just lay here/Would you lie with me and just forget the world?"

Silky vocals and a pure and simple guitar in the background make this 2006 hit from Eyes Open a melodic love potion. It remained on the charts for over two years in the United Kingdom and appeared on numerous TV shows.

66. "We Found Love," by Rihanna (featuring Calvin Harris)

Lyrics you'll love: "Shine a light through an open door/Love and life I will divide/Turn away 'cause I need you more/Feel the heartbeat in my mind"

A dramatic top 100 love song that focuses on overcoming the odds to find love and romance in a "hopeless place." It appeared on her 2011 album Talk That Talk, meeting both critical acclaim and controversy.

67. "Love Song," by Sara Bareilles

Lyrics you'll love: "Promise me/That you'll leave the light on/To help me see/With daylight, my guide, gone"

The title of this 2007 pop hit from Little Voice says it all. It earned Bareilles a Grammy nomination and kept her on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for 41 weeks.

68. "Adore You," by Miley Cyrus

Lyrics you'll love: "When you say you love me/Know I love you more/When you say you need me/Know I need you more/Boy I adore you"

Total and utter adoration is the theme of this romantic song from Cyrus' 2013 Bangerz album. She delves into the idea of finding refuge with the one you love and wanting nothing more than to lie with them for all of eternity.

69. "Teenage Dream," by Katy Perry

Lyrics you'll love: "I finally found you, my missing puzzle piece/I'm complete,"

In this song, Perry sings about how being with her partner makes her feel like she's falling in love for the first time. It's a fun and cheerful song, on the 2010 album of the same name, with lyrics that drives home the feeling of falling in love again.

70. "Die for You," by The Weeknd

Lyrics you'll love: "The distance and the time between us/It'll never change my mind 'cause/Baby, I would die for you"

The Weeknd sings passionately in this intense song about complete devotion to someone he loves. Some speculate that the song, featured on 2016 album Starboy, is about his then-girlfriend, American model, Bella Hadid.

71. "Dreaming of You," by Selena

Lyrics you'll love: "Corazón/(I can't stop dreaming of you)/No puedo dejar de pensar en ti/(I can't stop dreaming)/Cómo te necesito/(I can't stop dreaming of you)/Mi amor (cómo te extraño)"

This song by the Latina pop star was released on her 1995 posthumous album Dreaming of You. Selena sings about how she loves someone so much that she can't sleep, so she dreams of them while still awake. It's the perfect slow song for couples to dance to during the reception.

72. "Bleeding Love," by Leona Lewis

Lyrics you'll love: "But nothing's greater than the rush that comes with your embrace/And in this world of loneliness, I see your face"

This song, featured on the 2007 album Spirit, was inspired by a long-distance relationship. Lewis released it after winning the third season of the hit UK television show The X Factor, and it spent months on the radio airwaves.

73. "Adore You" by Harry Styles

Lyrics you'll love: "Oh, honey (ah)/I'd walk through fire for you/Just let me adore you/Like it's the only thing I'll ever do"

Released in 2019, this song featured on Styles' sophomore album Fine Line. The song has beautiful harmonies during the chorus and is about loving someone so much you'll do anything for them, even walk through fire.

74. "Crazy In Love," by Beyonce featuring Jay-Z

Lyrics you'll love: "It's the way that you know what I thought I knew/It's the beat that my heart skips when I'm with you/But I still don't understand/Just how your love can do what no one else can"

One of the best love songs of all time, Beyonce's solo debut from her 2003 Dangerously in Love is an up-tempo ode to uncontrollable romance. It also features her husband, Jay-Z, who adds a touch of rap to the mix.

75. "I'm Yours," by Jason Mraz

Lyrics you'll love: "There's no need to complicate (our time is short)/'Cause our time is short (this is)/This, oh this, this is our fate (our fate)/I'm yours"

This record-setter is from the 2008 album We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. It stayed on the Billboard Hot 100 for 76 weeks and went on to get a Grammy nod for Song of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.

76. "Lover," by Taylor Swift

Lyrics you'll love: "I take this magnetic force of a man to be my lover/My heart's been borrowed and yours has been blue,"

This romantic song with a slow waltz tempo, from Taylor Swift's 2019 album of the same name, is honest and heartfelt. All of its lyrics, including the above, make it a great wedding love song.

77. "Mirrors," by Justin Timberlake

Lyrics you'll love: "And I can't help but stare/'Cause I see truth somewhere in your eyes/Ooh, I can't ever change without you/You reflect me, I love that about you/And if I could/I would look at us all the time"

Timberlake's maternal grandparents' 63-year marriage inspired this 2013 song, from The 20/20 Experience album, about loving someone you feel is like your other half. With that being the inspiration, playing this song at your wedding could be a good luck charm.

78. "It Will Rain," by Bruno Mars

Lyrics you'll love: "'Cause there'll be no sunshine/If I lose you, baby,"

"It Will Rain" is one of the most iconic love songs from the 2011 Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 1 soundtrack. With lyrics like those listed above, Mars expresses the repercussions of not having his lover in his life.

79. "Use Somebody," by Kings of Leon

Lyrics you'll love: "You know that I could use somebody/Someone like you and all you know and how you speak"

A stellar modern rock track that gets your toes tapping and heart soaring. It appeared on the band's 2008 Only by the Night album and won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year.

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Best Indie Love Songs

Impress the teens and all the audiophiles in your family with a few indie love songs from some of the best indie bands around. You might discover some new artists to add to your favorites list.

80. "Still Together," by Mac DeMarco

Lyrics you'll love: "And where I go she's at my side/Half of my life, together/It's easy love, fits like a glove/From up above, together"

This laid-back and romantic song appears on the 2012 album 2. Sweet lines are paired with an awe-inspiring acoustic guitar.

81. "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out," by The Smiths

Lyrics you'll love: "And if a double-decker bus/Crashes into us/To die by your side/Is such a heavenly way to die"

This indie gem is from the 1986 album The Queen is Dead. Its intense lyrics aren't for the faint of heart, but they are great 1980s dance floor material.

82. "The First Day of My Life," by Bright Eyes

Lyrics you'll love: "Yours is the first face that I saw/I think I was blind before I met you"

The lyrics above sum up this top 100 love song about real-life romance. It was featured on the 2005 album I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning.

83. "Falling Slowly," by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova

Lyrics you'll love: "Falling slowly, eyes that know me/And I can't go back"

Loving your significant other through thick and thin is the moral of this duet. It first appeared on the 2006 movie soundtrack for Once, and has been remade by the likes of Josh Groban and Il

Divo.

84. "Cosmic Love," by Florence + the Machine

Lyrics you'll love: "A falling star fell from your heart and landed in my eyes/I screamed aloud as it tore through them/And now it's left me blind"

This celestial love song was released in 2009 on the Lungs album and is about how being in love requires giving yourself up to the dark. Not only will Florence Welch's angelic siren-like voice take your breath away, but the piano, drums and harp in the song will too.

85. "The Only Exception," by Paramore

Lyrics you'll love: "And that was the day that I promised/I'd never sing of love if it does not exist/But darling, you are the only exception"

This soft ballad, on the band's 2009 album Brand New Eyes, is perfect for a slow dance moment with your spouse. Hayley Williams, the lead singer and co-writer of the song, even said that this was the first love song she's ever written and been proud of.

86. "Me & You Together Song," by The 1975

Lyrics you'll love: "I've been in love with her for ages/And I can't seem to get it right/I fell in love with her in stages/My whole life,"

Featured on their 2020 album Notes on a Conditional Form, this sweet song about falling in love with a friend is a great way to get your guests to start grooving on the dance floor.

87. "Just Like Heaven," by The Cure

Lyrics you'll love: "You/Strange as angels/Dancing in the deepest oceans/Twisting in the water/You're just like a dream"

Robert Smith, the lead singer of The Cure, wrote this top love song after a trip to the sea with his soon-to-be wife. They added it to their 1987 album Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me and countless artists have been covering it ever since.

88. "Only Love," by Ben Howard

Lyrics you'll love: "Darling, you're with me, always around me/Only love, only love/Darling, I feel you, under my body/Only love, only love/Give me shelter, or show me heart/Come on love, come on love"

You'll love the soft yet raspy voice that's behind this song. This romantic song is from Howard's debut studio album, Every Kingdom, which was released in 2012.

89. "Riptide," by Vance Joy

Lyrics you'll love: "Oh lady, running down to the riptide/Taken away to the dark side/I wanna be your left-hand man"

The ukulele is the most prominent instrument in this love song, which is why we think it's a playlist must-have if you're having a beach wedding. Even though the song came out in 2013 on the God Loves You When You're Dancing album, it was certified by the Recording Industry Association of America as six times platinum in 2020.

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70s Love Songs

Light up the dance floor with these loved up—and amped up—hits from a bygone era.

90. "Crazy on You," by Heart

Lyrics you'll love: "My love is the evenin' breeze touchin' your skin/The gentle, sweet singin' of leaves in the wind/The whisper that calls after you in the night/And kisses your ear in the early moonlight"

This powerful rock song featured on the Dreamboat Annie album from 1976. The song was written by Ann and Nancy Wilson about Ann's then-lover, Mike Fisher, one of the founding members and guitar players for the band.

91. "The Man with the Child in His Eyes," by Kate Bush

Lyrics you'll love: "He's very understanding/And he's so aware of all my situations/When I stay up late/He's always waiting"

Written when Bush was just 13 years of age, this dreamy and ethereal song appeared in 1978 on the album The Kick Inside. It charted in both the United States and the United Kingdom, then went on to be covered by the likes of Charlotte Church and Hue and Cry.

92. "You Are So Beautiful," by Joe Cocker

Lyrics you'll love: "You are so beautiful/To me/Can't you see/You're everything I hoped for/Everything I need"

One of the best love songs of all time, this song comes from the 1974 album I Can Stand a Little Rain and is sure to make you swoon. Who doesn't want to hear their significant other say: "You're everything I hoped for/You're everything I need?"

93. "September," by Earth, Wind, & Fire

Lyrics you'll love: "Our hearts were ringin'/In the key that our souls were singin'/As we danced in the night, remember/How the stars stole the night away, oh, yeah"

This classic song from Earth Wind, & Fire's 1978 album, The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1, is a forever classic that will have all your wedding guests singing along.

94. "Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy," by Queen

Lyrics you'll love: "When I'm not with you, think of you always/(I miss those long hot summer nights) I miss you/When I'm not with you, think of me always/Love you, love you"

From 1976's A Day at the Races, this catchy tune charted at number 17 in the United Kingdom. For fans of Queen or those looking for a little something different on their wedding playlist, check out this 70s jam.

95. "How Deep Is Your Love," by Bee Gees

Lyrics you'll love: "I believe in you/You know the door to my very soul/You're the light in my deepest, darkest hour/You're my savior when I fall"

This beloved Bee Gees song, released in 1977, is just as enjoyable this decade as it was back then—and its love-y lyrics fit into the wedding setting.

96. "Mamma Mia," by ABBA

Lyrics you'll love: "I can't count all the times that I've told you we're through/And when you go, when you slam the door/I think you know that you won't be away too long/You know that I'm not that strong"

ABBA's "Mamma Mia" needs no explanation. The iconic song will be belted by everyone in attendance at your big day.

97. "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough," by Michael Jackson

Lyrics you'll love: "Touch me and I feel on fire/Ain't nothin' like a love desire (ooh)/I'm melting (I'm melting)/Like hot candle wax/Sensation (oh sensation)/Lovely where we're at (ooh)"

This list would be incomplete without at least one hit from the King of Pop. With over 450 million streams on Spotify, 1979's "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough" can be a contender for your big day playlist.

98. "Wonderful Tonight," by Eric Clapton

Lyrics you'll love: "I feel wonderful because I see the love light in your eyes/Then the wonder of it all is that you just don't realize/How much I love you"

Clapton's "Wonderful Tonight," released in 1977, is a top-tier love song that transcends decades.

99. "Just the Way You Are," by Billy Joel

Lyrics you'll love: "I said I love you, that's forever/And this I promise from the heart, mmm/I couldn't love you any better/I love you just the way you are"

This classic Billy Joel hit is just as worthy of a spot at your wedding day as it was when it was released in 1977.

80s Love Songs

Bring your wedding to life with these 80s classics, from Madonna to Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and beyond.

100. "Cherish," by Madonna

Lyrics you'll love: "Oh baby, I cherish the joy/You keep bringing it into my life/I'm always singing it, cherish your strength/You got the power to make me feel good"

Another song to take its cue from Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers. "Cherish" is from the 1989 album, Like a Prayer, which was Madonna's fourth release. It has doo-wop nuances, making it cheerful and one of her best ballads.

101. "I Just Can't Stop Loving You," by Michael Jackson (featuring Siedah Garrett)

Lyrics you'll love: "I hear your voice now/You are my choice now/The love you bring/Heaven's in my heart/At your call/I hear harps/And angels sing"

This duet appears on the unforgettable 1987 Bad album. It features the vocal stylings of Siedah Garrett, and opens with lines that no hopeless romantic can pass up.

102. "You Give Good Love," by Whitney Houston

Lyrics you'll love: "It took some time for me to see/That you give good love to me, baby/So good, take this heart of mine into your hands/You give good love to me (you give good love to me)"

Released in 1985 on her self-titled album Whitney Houston, Houston sings about appreciating the love that her partner gives her. The song was nominated for two Grammy Awards and won an American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Single.

103. "Take My Breath Away," by Berlin

Lyrics you'll love: "Watching in slow motion as you turn my way and say/Take my breath away/My love, take my breath away"

This 1986 "Top Gun" classic took home an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. It lives up to its name by taking your breath away and recreating the euphoria of new love.

104. "Africa," by Toto

Lyrics you'll love: "It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you/There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do/I bless the rains down in Africa/Gonna take some time to do the things we never had"

1982's "Africa" is a fan favorite of ages young and old. The unique beat and catchy chorus make it an essential number in your reception playlist.

105. "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic," by The Police

Lyrics you'll love: "Every little thing she does is magic/Everything she do just turns me on/Even though my life before was tragic/Now I know my love for her goes on"

The Police's "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic," released in 1981, has been featured in several popular movies and TV shows. Accordingly, the song resonates with both superfans and those unfamiliar with the rock band.

106. "I Want to Know What Love Is," by Foreigner

Lyrics you'll love: "I wanna know what love is/I want you to show me/I wanna feel what love is/I know you can show me (hey)"

If you're looking for a timeless power ballad to add to your wedding playlist, look no further than "I Want to Know What Love Is." Released by Foreigner on 1984's Agent Provocateur, the monumental song reached number one in the U.S. and the United Kingdom, and it remains nearly as well known today.

107. "Faithfully," by Journey

Lyrics you'll love: "And being apart ain't easy on this love affair/Two strangers learn to fall in love again/I get the joy of rediscovering you/Oh, girl, you stand by me/I'm forever yours/Faithfully"

"Faithfully" hit the airwaves in 1983 as the second single on Frontiers. It has been ranked one of the best songs of all time by multiple outlets, and the truly beautiful melody make it a great first dance song.

108. "Right Here Waiting," by Richard Marx

Lyrics you'll love: "Wherever you go, whatever you do/I will be right here waiting for you/Whatever it takes or how my heart breaks/I will be right here waiting for you"

Marx's "Right Here Waiting," like others in this category, is a quintessential ballad perfect for weddings. Released in 1989, it went on to earn a Grammy nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.

109. "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," by Whitney Houston

Lyrics you'll love: "Oh, I wanna dance with somebody/I wanna feel the heat with somebody/Yeah, I wanna dance with somebody/With somebody who loves me"

Originally released on her namesake album, Whitney, in 1987, "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" continues to be an extremely popular dance-pop tune more than 35 years later. No party playlist is complete without it.

90s Love Songs

You may have forgotten (or never discovered) these nostalgic-yet-timeless love songs from the turn of the century, but they can set the scene during your reception.

110. "Kiss Me," by Sixpence None the Richer

Lyrics you'll love: "Oh, kiss me, beneath the milky twilight/Lead me out on the moonlit floor/Lift your open hand/Strike up the band and make the fireflies dance/Silver moon's sparkling/So kiss me"

A romantic song full of beautiful imagery about kissing one's lover, this track featured on the band's 1997 album Sixpence None the Richer. The song acted as a theme song in the famous 1999 teen film "She's All That."

111. "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You," by Bryan Adams

Lyrics you'll love: "I can't help it/There's nothin' I want more/You know it's true/Everything I do/I do it for you"

Bryan Adams' international chart-topper from 1991, this ballad is an equally popular tune for first dances and karaoke nights.

112. "Truly Madly Deeply," by Savage Garden

Lyrics you'll love: "I'll be your dream, I'll be your wish, I'll be your fantasy/I'll be your hope, I'll be your love, be everything that you need"

You likely know—and love—this memorable pop song from Savage Garden's debut studio album. If you don't, its name alone should indicate how applicable it is to a day celebrating true love.

113. "Because You Loved Me," by Celine Dion

Lyrics you'll love: "You gave me wings and made me flyYou touched my hand, I could touch the sky/I lost my faith, you gave it back to me/You said no star was out of reach"

There's no justification needed for reserving Celine Dion a spot in your wedding playlist. 1996's "Because You Loved Me" is just one of many absolutely breathtaking songs from the icon worthy of your first dance, a father-daughter dance or a slow dance at your wedding.

114. "From This Moment On," by Shania Twain

Lyrics you'll love: "I give my hand to you with all my heart/I can't wait to live my life with you/I can't wait to start/You and I will never be apart"

Your wedding is the beginning of one of life's best chapters, making Twain's "From This Moment On" especially appropriate for such an occasion. The track won the award for "Vocal/Instrumental Collaboration of the Year" at the 1999 Canadian Country Music Awards.

115. "This Kiss," by Faith Hill

Lyrics you'll love: "It's the way you love me/It's a feeling like this/It's centrifugal motion/It's perpetual bliss/It's that pivotal moment/It's, ah, impossible/This kiss, this kiss (unstoppable)"

Faith Hill's "This Kiss," from 1998's Faith, is the type of love song you can't help but sing along to. Play it during your reception, and it will evoke feelings of love, happiness and fun in those in attendance.

116. "Always Be My Baby," by Mariah Carey

Lyrics you'll love: "You'll always be apart of me/I'm part of you indefinitely/Boy don't you know you can't escape me/Oh darlin' 'cause you'll always be my baby"

The track record of Carey's hit "Always Be My Baby" speaks for itself. The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and it is certified five times platinum in the U.S. If you or your soon-to-be spouse love the living legend, why not sway to this song for your first dance?

117. "As Long As You Love Me," by Backstreet Boys

Lyrics you'll love: "Every little thing that you have said and done/Feels like it's deep within me/Doesn't really matter if you're on the run/It seems like we're meant to be"

This 1997 hit from the beloved boy band was likely a staple of your youth. Let it make for a fun, sentimental moment at your reception.

118. "More Than Words," by Extreme

Lyrics you'll love: "Hold me close, don't ever let me go/More than words is all I ever needed you to show/Then you wouldn't have to say that you love me/'Cause I'd already know"

Extreme's sweet-sounding "More Than Words" was released in 1900, on their Extreme II: Pornograffitti album. Fans of the tune or the rock band could waltz to it during their first dance.

119. "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," by Aerosmith

Lyrics you'll love: "Don't wanna close my eyes/I don't wanna to fall asleep/'Cause I'd miss you baby/And I don't wanna miss a thing/'Cause even when I dream of you/The sweetest dream would never do/I'd still miss you baby/And I don't wanna miss a thing"

Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," from 1998's album of the same name, is the type of stellar wedding ballad that could be overdone—but the music and lyrics are so enjoyable that it's nearly impossible to ever get sick of the song.

2000s Love Songs

These love songs were released between 2000 and 2010, yet you, your spouse and your guests still likely remember their every word. What's better than belting a beloved tune at your wedding while surrounded by all your loved ones?

120. "Ain't No Other Man," by Christina Aguilera

Lyrics you'll love: "Ain't no other man can stand up next to you/Ain't no other man on the planet does what you do/You're the kinda guy a girl finds in a blue moon"

This song is a soulful, gritty and over-the-top tribute that shows up on Aguilera's 2006 album, Back to Basics. It has hints of retro musical influences and is inspired by her husband, whom she married the year before.

121. "Hero," by Enrique Iglesias

Lyrics you'll love: "I can be your hero, baby/I can kiss away the pain/I will stand by you forever/You can take my very breath away"

Women everywhere wanted Iglesias to be their hero when this top love song came out on the 2001 Escape album. Lines like "Would you tremble if I touched your lips?" make it a sensual and epic love ballad that adds a touch of drama to any wedding.

122. "I Need You," by LeAnn Rimes

Lyrics you'll love: "I need you like water, like breath, like rain/I need you like mercy from Heaven's gate/There's a freedom in your arms/That carries me through/I need you"

You may have forgotten about this classic country-pop song from Rimes, but one listen will have you reminiscing on its greatness. With an underlying tone of Christianity in the song, it's a great first dance option for religious couples.

123. "When I Look At You," by Miley Cyrus

Lyrics you'll love: "When I look at you, I see forgiveness/I see the truth/You love me for who I am/Like the stars hold the moon/Right there where they belong/And I know I'm not alone"

Shooting to popularity after appearing in the 2010 film The Last Song, Cyrus's "When I Look at You" has a spot in the hearts of many people who grew up fans of the singer. The ballad continues to be pleasing to the ears, and its message is perfect for a big day celebration.

124. "You and Me," by Lifehouse

Lyrics you'll love: "'Cause it's you and me/And all of the people with nothing to do/Nothing to lose/And it's you and me and all of the people/And I don't know why/I can't keep my eyes off of you"

With over 500 million streams on Spotify, 2005's "You and Me" is a fan-favorite love song that has stood the test of time. It's extremely popular and yet underrated enough to pleasantly surprise guests during your wedding.

125. "Yellow," by Coldplay

Lyrics you'll love: "Look at the stars/Look how they shine for you/And all the things that you do"

Few songs are held as dearly as Coldplay's "Yellow" is to people worldwide. (The song has almost two billion streams on Spotify.) From the band's 2000 album, Parachutes, the song expresses love and devotion via lyrics that are true poetry.

126. "Love Story," by Taylor Swift

Lyrics you'll love: "He knelt to the ground and pulled out a ring/And said, "Marry me, Juliet/You'll never have to be alone/I love you and that's all I really know/I talked to your dad, go pick out a white dress/It's a love story, baby, just say, "Yes""

Although Taylor Swift's "Love Story" came out over 15 years ago, originally released on her Fearless album, the song feels just as popular today. It's a staple of reception playlists—especially if Swifties will be in attendance.

127. "She Will Be Loved," by Maroon 5

Lyrics you'll love: "I don't mind spending every day/Out on your corner in the pouring rain/Look for the girl with the broken smile/Ask her if she wants to stay a while/And she will be loved"

From 2002's Songs About Jane album, "She Will Be Loved" was an instant classic, peaking at number 5 in the U.S., number 4 in the United Kingdom and number 1 in Australia. The tune is still cherished today and could be incorporated into your cocktail hour or reception playlist.

128. "Just the Way You Are," by Bruno Mars

Lyrics you'll love: "And when you smile/The whole world stops and stares for a while/'Cause girl, you're amazing/Just the way you are"

The second "Just the Way You Are" on the list is Bruno Mars' groundbreaking 2010 pop single. It's hard to imagine anyone doesn't know the words to this Grammy Award-winning, chart-topping love song.

129. "Wherever You Will Go," by The Calling

Lyrics you'll love: "If I could, then I would/I'll go wherever you will go/Way up high or down low/I'll go wherever you will go"

It's hard not to love this debut single from The Calling's 2001 album, Camino Palmero. Plus, with lyrics all about the power of love, it's an exceptional (and perhaps underrated) wedding song.

130. "If I Ain't Got You," by Alicia Keys

Lyrics you'll love: "Some people want it all/But I don't want nothing at all/If it ain't you, baby/If I ain't got you, baby"

Last on the list is Keys' legendary "If I Ain't Got You," from 2003's The Diary of Alicia Keys. The song is a worthy contender for first dances everywhere.

Chapelle Johnson contributed reporting to this article.

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