The 61 Greatest Love Songs for Him to Play on Your Wedding Day

Check out these swoon-worthy tunes across a wide range of genres.
Lauren Dana Ellman - The Knot Contributor.
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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 Nov 03, 2023

While narrowing down your must-play list is exciting, it can also be daunting. To start, consider both you and your spouse's favorite tunes. Additionally, given the joyous occasion, you'll want to choose at least a few romantic tracks to play throughout your special day—and that's where the best love songs for him come into play (quite literally). While you may not want to get up at your wedding reception to serenade your new spouse, you may consider surprising them with a special song. (Besides, how romantic does that sound?!) So, show your new spouse how much you care by having your wedding band or DJ add one (or more!) of these love songs for him to your wedding soundtrack, conveniently broken down by genre. And if you're looking for love songs for her, we've got those too.

Our Favorite Love Songs for Him:

Country | R&B | Spanish | Classic | Modern | Rock | Rap | Metal

    Country Love Songs for Him

    Calling all country music fans: These adorable country love songs—featuring our favorites from artists like Chris Stapleton, Taylor Swift and more—are sure to make him (and you!) smile.

    1. "I Do," Jessie James Decker

    Lyrics you'll love: "I could see us growin' old and gray/Standin' beside you when we walk through Heaven's gates/'Cause soulmates live forever, from one life to the next/We'll always be together, I promise you this"

    2. "Stuck Like Glue," Sugarland

    Lyrics you'll love: "You and me baby/We're stuck like glue"

    3. "Love Story," Taylor Swift

    Lyrics you'll love: "You'll be the prince, and I'll be the princess/It's a love story, baby, just say yes"

    4. "Bless The Broken Road," Rascal Flatts

    Lyrics you'll love: "Every long lost dream led me to where you are/Others who broke my heart, they were like Northern stars/Pointing me on my way into your loving arms/This much I know is true/That God blessed the broken road/That led me straight to you"

    5. "When You Say Nothing At All," Alison Kraus

    Lyrics you'll love: "The smile on your face lets me know that you need me/There's a truth in your eyes saying you'll never leave me/The touch of your hand says you'll catch me if ever I fall/You say it best when you say nothing at all"

    6. "From This Moment," 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"

    7. "More of You," Chris Stapleton

    Lyrics you'll love: "I fall more in love with you/Than I've ever been From the moment you wake me up/'Til you kiss me goodnight/Everything that you do/It makes me want more of you"

    8. "Butterflies," by Kacey Musgraves

    Lyrics you'll love: "Cloud Nine was always out of reach/Now, I remember what it feels like to fly/You give me butterflies"

    9. "This Kiss," Faith Hill

    Lyrics you'll love: "You can kiss me in the moonlight/On the rooftop under the sky, or/You can kiss me with the windows open/While the rain comes pouring inside/Kiss me in sweet slow motion/Let's let everything slide/You got me floating, you got me flying"

    R&B Love Songs for Him

    If your soon-to-be spouse loves R&B music, then these sultry R&B tunes will be right up his alley. From time-honored classics from Al Green and Stevie Wonder to early 2000s hits courtesy of Alicia Keys and Mariah Carey, these are the very best R&B love songs for him.

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

    Lyrics you'll love: "The first time ever I saw your face/I thought the sun rose in your eyes"

    11. "If I Ain't Got You," 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"

    12. "We Belong Together," Mariah Carey

    Lyrics you'll love: "Oh, baby, baby, we belong together"

    13. "Real Love," Mary J Blige

    Lyrics you'll love: "Real love, I'm searching for a real love/Someone to set my heart free/Real love, I'm searching for a real love"

    14. "Let's Stay Together," Al Green

    Lyrics you'll love: "Let me, be the one you come running to/I'll never be untrue"

    15. "Love on Top," Beyonce

    Lyrics you'll love: "Baby, it's you/You're the one I love/You're the one I need"

    16. "By Your Side," Sade

    Lyrics you'll love: "When you're lost and you're alone/And you can't get back again/I will find you/Darling, and I will bring you home"

    17. "Overjoyed," Stevie Wonder

    Lyrics you'll love: "And though you don't believe that they do/They do come true

    For did my dreams/Come true when I looked at you/And maybe too, if you would believe/You too might be/Overjoyed, over loved, over me"

    18. "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," Diana Ross

    Lyrics you'll love: "You see, my love is alive/It's like a seed that only needs the thought of you to grow/So if you feel the need for company/Please, my darling, let it be me"

    19. "Just The Two Of Us," Bill Withers

    Lyrics you'll love: "I see the crystal raindrops fall/And the beauty of it all/Is when the sun comes shining through/To make those rainbows in my mind/When I think of you sometime/And I wanna spend some time with you"

    Spanish Love Songs for Him

    Whether you're having a multicultural wedding or just adore Spanish music, consider incorporating these Spanish love songs for him into your wedding playlist!

    20. "The Best Thing About Me Is You," Ricky Martin

    Lyrics you'll love: "Estando juntos mi mundo se llena de luz/Lo mejor de mi vida eres tú" ("Being together my world is filled with light/The best thing of my life is you")

    21. "Bésame," Camila

    Lyrics you'll love: "Bésame, sin razón porque quiere el corazón/Bésame" ("Kiss me, without reason because the heart wants/Kiss Me"

    22. "Whenever, Wherever," Shakira

    Lyrics you'll love: "Whenever, wherever/We're meant to be together/I'll be there, and you'll be near/And that's the deal, my dear"

    23. "Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi," Rosalia and Ozuna

    Lyrics you'll love: "Se me para el cora' sólo con mirarte" (""My heart stops just looking at you")

    24. "Tú," by Shakira

    Lyrics you'll love: "Eres tú, amor/Mis ganas de reír/El adiós que no sabré decir/Porque nunca podré vivir sin ti" ("It's you, love/My desire to laugh/The goodbye I'll never know how to say/Because I could never live without you")

    25. "I Love You," Franco De Vita

    Lyrics you'll love: "Desde el primer momento en que te vi/Y hace tiempo te buscaba/Y ya te imaginaba así/Te amo" ("From the first moment I saw you/And I was looking for you for a long time/And I already imagined you like this/I love you"

    26. "Mi Persona Favorita," Alejandro Sanz and Camila Cabello

    Lyrics you'll love: "Mira quien canta, es la voz de mi alma/Mi persona favorita

    ("Look who's singing, it's the voice of my soul/My favorite person")

    Classic Love Songs for Him

    Some classic love songs have truly withstood the test of time. With this in mind, you really can't go wrong with any of the below picks from acclaimed artists like Elton John, Fleetwood Mac and Elvis Presley.

    27. "This WIll Be (An Everlasting Love)," Natalie Cole

    Lyrics you'll love: "Loving you/Is some kind of wonderful/Because you've shown me/Just how much you care/You've given me the thrill of a lifetime/And made me believe you've got more thrills to spare, oh"

    28. "At Last," Etta James

    Lyrics you'll love: "At last/My love has come along/My lonely days are over/And life is like a song"

    29. "Your Song," Elton John

    Lyrics you'll love: "I hope you don't mind that I put down in words/How wonderful life is while you're in the world"

    30. "You Make My Dreams," Daryl Hall & John Oates

    Lyrics you'll love: "You make my dreams come true"

    31. "Time After Time," 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"

    32. "Thank You," Dido

    Lyrics you'll love: "And I want to thank you/For giving me the best day of my life/Oh, just to be with you/Is having the best day of my life"

    33. "You Make Loving Fun," Fleetwood Mac

    Lyrics you'll love: "You, you make loving fun/And I don't have to tell you but you're the only one"

    34. "Home," Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

    Lyrics you'll love: "Home is wherever I'm with you"

    35. "You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman," Aretha Franklin

    Lyrics you'll love: "Before the day I met you/Life was so unkind/You're the key/To my piece of mind"

    36. "Lovin' You," Minnie Riperton

    Lyrics you'll love: "Lovin' you is easy cause you're beautiful"

    37. "Kiss Me," 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"

    38. "Fallin','" Alicia Keys

    Lyrics you'll love: "I never loved someone/The way that I love you"

    39. "Can't Help Falling in Love," Elvis Presley

    Lyrics you'll love: "Like a river flows/Surely to the sea/Darling, so it goes/Some things, you know, are meant to be/Take my hand/Take my whole life too/For I can"t help falling in love with you"

    40. "The Best," Tina Turner

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

    Modern Love Songs for Him

    Keep scrolling to check out our top picks for the best modern love songs for him, including plenty of popular selections from world-famous singers like Beyonce and John Legend.

    41. "Love Me Like You Do," Ellie Goulding

    Lyrics you'll love: "Love me like you do, la-la-love me like you do/Touch me like you do, ta-ta-touch me like you do/What are you waiting for?"

    42. "Angel of Mine," Monica

    Lyrics you'll love: "When I first saw you, I already knew/There was something inside of you/Something I thought that I would never find/Angel of mine"

    43. "XO," Beyonce

    Lyrics you'll love: "You love me like XO/All that I see/Give me everything

    Baby love me lights out"

    44. "Bubbly," by Colbie Caillat

    Lyrics you'll love: "They start in my toes, make me crinkle my nose/Wherever it goes, I always know/That you make me smile, please stay for a while now/Just take your time, wherever you go"

    45. "I Choose You," Sara Bareilles

    Lyrics you'll love: "Tell the world that we finally got it all right/I choose you/I will become yours and you will become mine'I choose you"

    46. "I'm Yours," Jason Mraz

    Lyrics you'll love: "So I won't hesitate no more, no more/It cannot wait, I'm sure/There's no need to complicate/Our time is short/This is our fate, I'm yours"

    47. "Love Again," Dua Lipa

    Lyrics you'll love: "I never knew I had it in me to dance anymore/But goddamn, you got me in love again"

    48. "Lover," Taylor Swift

    Lyrics you'll love: "Can I go where you go?/Can we always be this close forever and ever?/And ah, take me out, and take me home/You're my, my, my, my/Lover"

    Rock Love Songs for Him

    Rock out (pun-intended) to one of these epic rock love songs for him on your wedding day. Trust us, you can't help but sing along!

    49. "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," 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"

    50. "Because the Night," Patti Smith

    Lyrics you'll love: "Because the night belongs to lovers/Because the night belongs to lust/Because the night belongs to lovers/Because the night belongs to us"

    51. "First Day of My Life," Bright Eyes

    Lyrics you'll love: "Yours was the first face that I saw/I think I was blind before I met you/And I don't know where I am, I don't know where I've been/But I know where I want to go"

    52. "I'll Stand by You," The Pretenders

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

    53. "You're My Best Friend," Queen

    Lyrics you'll love: "Oh, you're the best friend that I ever had/Been with you such a long time/You're my sunshine/And I want you to know/That my feelings are true/I really love you"

    Rap Love Songs for Him

    Get the party started—and gather your guests to the dance floor—by blasting one of these rap love songs for him.

    54. "03 Bonnie & Clyde" by Jay-Z feat. Beyonce

    Lyrics you'll love: "Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be/And so I put this on my life/Nobody or nothing will ever come between us"

    55. "Your Love," Nicki Minaj

    Lyrics you'll love: "You got me wantin' more and m-m-more of/Your love, your love"

    56. "I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By," Method Man and Mary J. Blige

    Lyrics you'll love: "Like sweet morning dew/I took one look at you/And it was plain to see/You were my destiny"

    57. "Love," Kendrick Lamar

    Lyrics you'll love: "I wanna be with you, ayy (just love me)"

    Metal Love Songs for Him

    Unbeknownst to many, there are a few metal love songs for him worth paying on your special day. Check them out below!

    58. "Prisoner Of Your Eyes" Judas Priest

    Lyrics you'll love: "And I would do just anything/To stay and be with you/You know there are times/When I let myself wonder/As I was going under/You pulled me back to earth"

    59. "You're in Love," Ratt

    Lyrics you'll love: "I'll make you wish that you were mine/You're struck by lightning/You're in love"

    60. "N.I.B.," Black Sabbath

    Lyrics you'll love: "Some people say my love cannot be true/Please believe me, my love, and I'll show you/I will give you those things you thought unreal/The sun, the moon, the stars, all bear my seal"

    61. "L.O.V.E. Machine," W.A.S.P

    Lyrics you'll love: "Magic runs through my fingers/One touch - you'll see/L.O.V.E/All I need's my love machine"

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