The Best Celine Dion Songs to Play at Your Wedding

These Celine Dion songs are must-plays—and that's the way it is.
Celine Dion performs on stage at Hyde Park, London, England
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Lauren Dana Ellman
Lauren Dana Ellman - The Knot Contributor.
Lauren Dana Ellman
The Knot Contributor
  • Lauren is a contributor for The Knot covering topics such as music, cakes, venues and speeches.
  • She has been published in a wide array of lifetsyle-oriented publications including SELF and Allure.
  • Lauren is a proud graduate of Syracuse University's SI Newhouse School of Public Communication.
Updated Sep 23, 2021

You shouldn't have to think twice—see what we did there?—about adding some Celine Dion love songs to your wedding playlist. The Grammy-winning Canadian crooner is most famous for her swoon-worthy love songs that have won the hearts of millions of fans across the world throughout the '80s, '90s, '00s and beyond.

Many of Celine Dion's best love songs have become popular picks for wedding ceremonies, first dances, professionals and recessionals. Once you and your future spouse have selected your favorite Celine Dion love songs, send your top picks over to your wedding band or DJ so they can add them to your lineup.

If you're still struggling to pick the best Celine Dion love songs for your wedding, we've got you covered. Below, you'll find 23 of our favorites.

"Because You Loved Me," Falling Into You

Lyrics you'll love: "You were my strength when I was weak/You were my voice when I couldn't speak/You were my eyes when I couldn't see/You saw the best there was in me/Lifted me up when I couldn't reach/You gave me faith 'cause you believed/I'm everything I am/Because you loved me"

If you or your future spouse are romantics at heart, consider making "Because You Loved Me" your first dance song. The poetic lyrics, combined with Celine Dion's signature vocals, make it an absolute show-stopper.

"My Heart Will Go On," Let's Talk About Love

Lyrics you'll love: "Love can touch us one time/And last for a lifetime/And never let go"

Also known as "Love Theme from Titanic," this now-iconic song is one of Celine Dion's most famous tracks. The lyrics are a bit too depressing for a first dance, but you can certainly play it as a slow dance or during cocktail hour or dinner.

"It's All Coming Back to Me Now," Falling Into You

Lyrics you'll love: "But if I touch you like this/And if you kiss me like that/It was so long ago/But it's all coming back to me"

"It's All Coming Back to Me Now" starts off as a slow ballad before getting gradually faster. Plus, the song's chorus is just as catchy as it is sentimental. Play it after dinner or cocktail hour to get your guests out of their seats and singing and dancing.

"Taking Chances," Taking Chances

Lyrics you'll love: "What do you say to taking chances/What do you say to jumping off the edge?/Never knowing if there's solid ground below/Or a hand to hold, or hell to pay/What do/you say"

"Taking Chances"—with its beautiful chorus and heartfelt lyrics—is a favorite among fans and critics alike. The pop ballad features soft acoustic instrumentals, which makes it a popular pick for first dances.

"To Love You More," The Colour of My Love

Lyrics you'll love: "You will see I can give you/Everything you need/Let me be the one to love you more"

"To Love You More" works perfectly as a processional song or first dance track thanks to its slow, soft rhythm. What's more, Celine Dion's passionate performance truly shines through in this romantic ballad.

"Where Does My Heart Beat Now," Unison

Lyrics you'll love: "Then one touch overcomes the silence/Love still survives/Two hearts needing one another/Give me wings to fly"

"Where Does My Heart Beat Now" helped launch Celine Dion's career. The emotional pop-ballad skyrocketed in popularity following its 1990 release. The soft melody makes it an ideal song to play during cocktail hour or dinner.

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"Beauty and the Beast," Beauty and the Beast: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Lyrics you'll love: "Tale as old as time/True as it can be/Barely even friends/Then somebody bends/Unexpectedly"

If you or your future spouse love all things Disney, then this classic love song is a no-brainer for your first dance as a married couple. The song was released following the 1991 premiere of Beauty and the Beast. Celine Dion performed the duet with singer-songwriter Peabo Bryson.

"The Power Of Love," The Colour of My Love

Lyrics you'll love: "I hold on to your whole body/And feel each move you make/Your voice is warm and tender/A love that I could not forsake"

As the song's name suggests, "The Power of Love" is a perfect first dance song. Celine Dion's version is actually a cover; The original song was first released in 1984 by Jennifer Rush.

"The Reason," Let's Talk About Love

Lyrics you'll love: "You came out of my dream and you made it real/I know what I feel/It's you/It's all because of you"

Just picture your soon-to-be spouse watching you as you walk down the aisle to "The Reason." In the tune, Celine Dion serenades her partner, revealing that she adores them and that they are the reason she is able to sleep through the night and wake up every day.

"I Love You," Falling Into You

Lyrics you'll love: "And I promise you that we will always be together/'Til the end of time/So today I finally find/The courage deep inside"

Unlike most Celine Dion songs "I Love You" resembles more of an upbeat pop song than an emotional ballad. Its cheery lyrics and instrumentals offer you the opportunity to let loose and get creative when it comes to choreographing your first dance—consider throwing in a few dips and twirls, for example.

"If You Asked Me To," Celine Dion

Lyrics you'll love: "If you asked me to/I just might give my heart/And stay here in your arms forever"

Throw it back to the '90s by choosing "If You Asked Me To" as your first dance song. Celine Dion's dramatic 1992 rendition is actually a cover: The original song, written by Diane Warren, was released in 1989 by Patti LaBelle.

"That's the Way It Is," All the Way... A Decade of Song

Lyrics you'll love: "Don't give up on your faith/Love comes to those who believe it/And that's the way it is"

"That's The Way It Is" is an inspiring number that's ideal for dancing. Play it during your wedding reception—think after cocktail hour or dinner—to get your guests pumped up for the remainder of the evening.

"Have You Ever Been in Love," 2000 Collection

Lyrics you'll love: "Have you ever been in love/You could touch the moonlight/When your heart's shooting star/You're holding heaven in your arms"

"Have You Ever Been in Love" starts off slow and sweet with soft piano instrumentals. Eventually, the tune evolves into a typical ballad complete with Celine Dion's powerful vocals. The rhythm is anything but boring or predictable, making it a great first dance song.

"A New Day Has Come," A New Day Has Come

Lyrics you'll love: "I can't believe/I've been touched by an angel with love"

"A New Day Has Come" is the titular song from Celine Dion's seventh English studio album. The singer revealed that the track is about the birth of her child. However, you can also use it as a first dance song since it can also represent the strong, special love experienced between a married duo.

"Love Can Move Mountains," Celine Dion

Lyrics you'll love: "With a little faith/Just a little trust/If you believe in love/Love can move mountains/Believe in your heart/And feel, feel it in your soul"

Ask your wedding band or DJ to play "Love Can Move Mountains" right after dinner to get your guests back on the dance floor. One Billboard critic described it as a "delicious, gospel-influenced pop/dance anthem with open arms" and a "uplifting, rousing gem."

"I'm Alive," A New Day Has Come

Lyrics you'll love: "When you call on me/When I hear you breathe/I get wings to fly/I feel that I'm alive"

"I'm Alive" makes a great addition to any wedding playlist thanks to its mood-boosting melody and positive messaging. Play it at the end of the night to close out your reception on a high note.

"Love Doesn't Ask Why," The Colour of My Love

Lyrics you'll love: "But love doesn't ask you why/So let's take what we found/And wrap it around us"

In "Love Doesn't Ask Why," Celine Dion sings about embracing and cherishing the special bond you have with your partner. Ring in your first dance as newlyweds with this heart-warming ballad playing softly in the background.

"I Surrender," A New Day Has Come

Lyrics you'll love: "A thousand dreams I still believe/I'll make you give them all to me/I'll hold you in my arms and never let go"

"Cause I'd surrender everything/To feel the chance to live again," Celine Dion croons in her song, "I Surrender." The singer's vocals are extra-powerful in this ballad, which is suitable for a first dance song.

"I Drove All Night," One Heart

Lyrics you'll love: No matter where I go/I hear the beating of our one heart/I think about you when the night is cold and dark"

Celine Dion's cover of "I Drove All Night," is arguably the most popular rendition of the classic song, which was first released in 1992. Celine's version is considered to be more fast-paced (compared to the original version recorded by Roy Orbison), making it easier to dance to. Ask your wedding band or DJ to play it after dinner in order to re-energize the crowd.

"Tell Him," Higher Ground

Lyrics you'll love: "Tender words so soft and sweet/I'll hold him close to feel his heartbeat/Love will be the gift you give yourself"

Celine Dion performed this duet with Barbra Streisand back in 1997. The pop singers' voices harmonize together beautifully. Fast-forward 24 years later and it (still) makes an excellent slow dance song.

"When I Fall in Love," Sleepless In Seattle: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Lyrics you'll love: "And the moment I can feel that you feel that way too/I feel that way too/Is when I fall in love/I fall in love/With you

"When I Fall in Love"—a duet with Celine Dion and Clive Griffin—was featured in the 1993 rom-com, Sleepless in Seattle. The sweet song, a nostalgia-inducing first dance pick, is sure to steal your heart.

"Loved Me Back to Life," Loved Me Back to Life

Lyrics you'll love: "You woke me up, one touch and I felt alive/You loved me back to life"

"Loved Me Back to Life"(2013) is one of Celine Dion's more recent songs. Its hip-hop-inspired beat makes it a fun and energetic number for post-dinner dancing. You'll also love the catchy lyrics.

"River Deep, Mountain High," Falling Into You

Lyrics you'll love: "I love you baby like a schoolboy loves his pet/, And I love you baby, river deep mountain high/Oh, yeah you've gotta believe me"

Celine Dion covered Ike & Tina Turner's "River Deep, Mountain High" back in 1996. Consider playing this popular dance track after your first dance to get your wedding guests up and out of their seats.

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