These Stevie Wonder Love Songs Belong on Every Wedding Playlist

You'll be singing and swaying along to these Motown classics.
Lauren Dana Ellman - The Knot Contributor.
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Lauren Dana
Lauren Dana Ellman - The Knot Contributor.
Lauren Dana
The Knot Contributor
  • Lauren is a contributor for The Knot covering topics such as music, cakes, venues and speeches.
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  • Lauren is a proud graduate of Syracuse University's SI Newhouse School of Public Communication.
Updated Dec 13, 2021

Stevie Wonder is one of the greatest musicians of all time—and that's a fact. The singer-songwriter has released hundreds of tracks over the last few decades, many of them love songs.

If you're a Stevie Wonder—and you consider yourself a true romantic at heart—then you'll want to add these 20 Stevie Wonder love songs to your wedding playlist ASAP. Just be sure to notify your wedding band or DJ of your requests as soon as possible. That way, they have more time to work in your song choices into their lineup ahead of the big day. Here, you'll find 20 of our all-time favorite Stevie Wonder love songs that are perfect for your wedding day.

"I Was Made to Love Her," I Was Made to Love Her

Lyrics you'll love: "Like a sweet magnolia tree/My love blossomed tenderly/My life grew sweeter through the years"

This musical masterpiece features Wonder's soulful vocals plus harmonica and guitar instrumentals. The upbeat track is a great pick for your reception grand entrance.

"For Once in My Life," For Once in My Life

Lyrics you'll love: "For once I can touch what my heart used to dream of/Long before I knew/Ooh, someone warm like you/Would make my dreams come true"

Stevie Wonder's "For Once in My Life" stems from the 1968-era Motown album of the same name. While the song dates back to 1965, Stevie Wonder's version is the most famous, thanks to its catchy melody. The tune is pretty versatile and makes for a fun first dance song.

"I Just Called to Say I Love You," The Woman In Red

Lyrics you'll love: "I just called to say how much I care/I just called to say I love you/And I mean it from the bottom of my heart"

"I Just Called to Say I Love You" remains Wonder's best-selling single of all time. The '70s-era ballad is the perfect choice for your recessional since it offers you the opportunity to close out the ceremony on a fun, light note before jumping into cocktail hour.

"My Cherie Amour," My Cherie Amour

Lyrics you'll love: "My cherie amour, pretty little one that I adore/You're the only girl my heart beats for"

"My Cherie Amour"—"My Darling Love" in English—is one of the singer-songwriter's most romantic songs of all time. Its smooth rhythm and romantic lyrics make it an excellent choice for cocktail hour or dinner.

"Isn't She Lovely?" Songs in the Key of Life

Lyrics you'll love: "Isn't she lovely? Isn't she wonderful? Isn't she precious?"

Wonder actually wrote "Isn't She Lovely?" about the birth of his daughter, Aisha Morris—making it an especially fitting father-daughter dance song. The sweet song also combines key jazz and pop elements, so it's a surefire hit among wedding guests of all ages.

"Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours," Signed, Sealed & Delivered

Lyrics you'll love: "Ooh baby, here I am/Signed, sealed, delivered I'm yours"

"Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" is the ideal recessional song. It's truly withstood the test of time thanks to its happy lyrics and cheerful rhythm.

"Nothing's Too Good For My Baby," Up-Tight

Lyrics you'll love: "Nothing's too good for my baby/"Oh, no (nothing's too good for my girl)I'm the luckiest guy in the world"

"Nothing's Too Good For My Baby" combines flavors of soul and funk. The end result? A bouncy, fast-paced tempo. The tune is great for post-dinner dancing, while the jazzy horns will have your wedding guests grooving away.

"We Can Work It Out," Signed, Sealed & Delivered

Lyrics you'll love: "Got the feeling, yeah/Work it out with me baby"

"We Can Work It Out" was first released by The Beatles (and the lyrics were written by none other than Paul McCartney and John Lennon). However, Wonder's rendition of the classic hit is more dance-friendly, in our opinion. Ask your wedding band or DJ to play it right before dinner to ease the transition off of the dance floor.

"Boogie On Reggae Woman," Fulfillingness' First Finale

Lyrics you'll love: "I'd like to see both of us fall deeply in love, yeah/I'd like to see you in the raw under the stars above"

This 1974 funk number puts Wonder's signature vocals and harmonica-playing on full display. Plus, the infectious melody makes it great for post-dinner dancing.

"Golden Lady," Innervisions

Lyrics you'll love: "A touch of rain and sunshine made the flower grow/Into a lovely smile that's blooming/And it's so clear to me that you're a dream come true"

This classic love song is from Wonder's 1973 album, Innervisions. Its smooth, steady beat—which features congas and an organ—makes the song a fan favorite. Consider playing it during dinner to set the relaxing, laid-back vibe.

"If You Really Love Me," Where I'm Coming From

Lyrics you'll love: "I see the light of your smile/Calling me all the while"

"If You Really Love Me" showcases Wonder's incredible musical talent. Throughout the duration of the track, the singer-songwriter plays bass synthesizer, drums and piano while also crooning passionately. The tempo changes from fast and upbeat to smooth and slow, so it's great for getting back into the groove (pun-intended!) following a formal dinner.

"Never Had A Dream Come True," Signed, Sealed & Delivered

Lyrics you'll love: "In my every dream I'm loved by you/And we're free as the wind/And true love, it's no sin, yeah"

"Never Had A Dream Come True" was written by Wonder and Motown songwriters Henry Cosby and Sylvia Mo. The soul song is best known for its bouncy beat and beautiful lyrics, making it a top pick for your cocktail hour or dinner playlist.

"Overjoyed," In Square Circle

Lyrics you'll love: "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"

In this heartwarming ballad, Wonder sings about turning his fairytale-worthy romance into a reality. Play it as your last dance song to end the night on an extra-special note.

"Master Blaster (Jammin')," Hotter Than July

Lyrics you'll love: "Though the world's full of problems/They couldn't touch us even if they tried"

"Master Blaster (Jammin') works best when played during cocktail hour, which is when your wedding guests have a chance to savor the song's reggae feel in between bites. Other song highlights include breezy instrumentals and an oh-so catchy chorus.

"Part-Time Lover," In Square Circle

Lyrics you'll love: "We are undercover passion on the run/Chasing love up against the sun/We are strangers by day, lovers by night/Knowing it's so wrong, but feeling so right"

Pop, R&B and soul flavors all fuse together harmoniously in "Part-Time Lover." The steamy song tells the story of someone cheating on their spouse—only for them to find out that the spouse is also cheating. Meanwhile, the bouncy beat will have everyone dancing during your wedding reception.

"Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day," For Once In My Life

Lyrics you'll love: "I'm gonna give her all the lovin'/Within my heart, oh yeah"

Try saying "Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day" three times fast. The single, which Billboard described the '70s hit as "a groovy rock number," also showcases Wonder's clarinet-playing skills. It also serves as fun, non-traditional background music, which is why your band or DJ should play it during dinner.

"You Are The Sunshine Of My Life," Talking Book

Lyrics you'll love: "You are the sunshine of my life/That's why I'll always be around/You are the apple of my eye/Forever you'll stay in my heart/I feel like this is the beginning/Though I've loved you for a million years"

"You Are The Sunshine of My Life" won Wonder a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. The soft ballad is famous for its romantic lyrics, making it the perfect pick for your first dance or a parent dance.

"Uptight (Everything's Alright)," Up-Tight

Lyrics you'll love: "She's a pearl of a girl, I guess that's what you might say"
After dinner, get the crowd moving again by playing "Uptight (Everything's Alright)."

Your guests are sure to rush to the dance floor once they hear the opening strains of this favorite.

"Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday," My Cherie Amour

Lyrics you'll love: "I had a dream so did you/Life was warm and love was true"

Ask your band or DJ to play the nostalgia-inducing Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday" during dinner, dessert or towards the end of the reception. The gorgeous harmonizing is just the icing on the cake.

"Alfie," Eivets Rednow

Lyrics you'll love: [Instrumental]

Wonder's instrumental cover of "Alfie"—which features the singer's famous harmonica-playing—was released under the pseudonym "Eivets Rednow" (which, when unscrambled, spells Stevie Wonder). The tune can be played during cocktail hour or dinner to enhance the mellow mood.

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