20 Most Popular Wedding Songs For 2018
There’s nothing more meaningful than that first dance at a wedding. And with wedding season fast approaching, you might be looking to find that one song that says everything about your relationship and love story.
If you’re having a tough time narrowing it down, here are some of the newest and best choices for 2018, all of which are bound to find their way to those first dance moments, and all of which have special, “just for you” meaning.
“Perfect” by Ed Sheeran
Released just last fall, “Perfect” is the perfect song about soulmates for 2018. With lyrics like, “Well I found a woman, stronger than anyone I know / She shares my dreams, I hope that someday I’ll share her home / I found a love, to carry more than just my secrets / To carry love, to carry children of our own,” it’s a given that this song will only add to the perfection of your wedding day.
“You Make It Easy” by Jason Aldean
Country music fans will love this delightful first dance song, as Jason Aldean croons that “you’re my better half, my saving grace.”
“Him & I” by Halsey and G Easy
For that modern love sound, Halsey and G Easy team up to tell the world it’s all about being each other’s ride or die.
“Let’s Get Married” by Bleachers
Not just a cutesy wedding song, “Let’s Get Married” has a fun ’80s indie vibe that will get everyone out on the dance floor.
“Die with You” by Beyonce
Queen Bey does it again with this emotional love song, in which she says “I don’t need air in my lungs if I can’t sing your song.”
“I Got U” by Duke Dumont
This song was actually released in 2014, but has only recently gained popularity. The beat is irresistible, the message is beautiful, and you will want to dance all night.
“I Like Me Better” by Lauv
This catchy tune is finger-snapping fun and very danceable, but also so loving and happy. After all, the sentiment is, “I like me better when I’m with you.”
“Rewrite the Stars” by Zac Efron and Zendaya
Part of the soundtrack from their recent film The Greatest Showman, Efron and Zendaya make quite the charming pair with this equally charming song.
“Love” by Kendrick Lamar
If you’re a hip hop fan, Kendrick Lamar’s “Love” is a sweet and yet still edgy song for your first dance. Rumor has it, he wrote this song for his long-time girlfriend. How dreamy is that?
“Meant to Be” by Bebe Rexha
This country-pop crossover will please all your wedding guests and you’ll love crooning about how your love is “meant to be.”
“For You” by Rita Ora and Liam Payne
You don’t have to be a Fifty Shades Freed fan to love this dreamy duet from the soundtrack. Rita Ora and Liam Payne’s voices complement each other beautifully, with lyrics like “Been waiting for a lifetime for you… Wasn’t looking for love till I found you.”
“Heaven” by Kane Brown
Country crooner Kane Brown sings that his girl is an “angel sent to this world,” which brings out all those romantic feelings.
“Morning Light” by Justin Timberlake featuring Alicia Keys
You wouldn’t think an album called Man of the Woods would have such a soulful love song on it, but J.T. and Alicia Keys do it right. Timberlake sings, “In the whole wide world of guys / I must be the luckiest alive / Because I’m in love with you.”
“New Year’s Day” by Taylor Swift
Of course a Taylor Swift song has to make the list! Taylor debuted this song while performing on The Tonight Show, and the lyrics will tug at the heartstrings of Swifties everywhere. Lyrics like “But I stay when it’s hard or it’s wrong or we’re making mistakes” embody the spirit of wedding vows like “I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad.”
“Love” by Lana Del Ray
Lana Del Ray’s voice is about as romantic as they come, and her soulful lyrics about being young and in love are beautiful at any age.
“Mystery of Love” by Sufjan Stevens
Another soundtrack song, this one comes from the critically-acclaimed film Call Me by Your Name and has a peaceful, lilting melody.
“The Rest of Our Life” by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
One of country music’s most powerful couples, their love story has stood the test of time for over 20 years, so why not bring that love into your own story?
“Adore” by Amy Shark
Amy Shark sings about how she wants to “adore” her love, and this song is pretty adorable all on its own.
“Moon River” by Frank Ocean
Frank Ocean has one of the smoothest voices around, and his cover of “Moon River” released on Valentine’s Day is a romantic and modern tribute to the classic original.
“I’ll Name the Dogs” by Blake Shelton
This country song about a man proposing marriage to his girlfriend says it all: “Time to lay these cards on the table… / I’m talkin’ you and me with the same street name / Same last name, same everything.”