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25 Of The Most Popular Vintage Wedding-Music Songs

Choosing the perfect wedding song can be a lille overwhelming with so many songs and lots of genres to choose from! What style will it fit the aesthetic you want for your wedding? The process of picking out the ideal song can be a stressful, especially if you want your wedding to be perfect.

But if you and your fiancé are "old souls" and like the sound of the music of yesteryear, going old school may be the one for you! The nostalgic feeling of those classic romantic songs from the past is sure to give your wedding the most wonderful vintage vibe.

But which song to pick? With thousands of songs to choose from it's a headache!

Don't worry, we’ve got this covered! We went ahead and did a little research and found the most popular vintage music out there. Everything you need to know and every song you’ll want to consider is right here in this list.

So, just sit back, relax, and read through our list of 25 of the most popular vintage wedding music songs!

Let's get started!


25 Popular Vintage Wedding Music


#1. Your Song - Elton John

"Anyway, the thing is, what I really mean/Yours are the sweetest eyes I've ever seen"

This song by Elton John is a straightforward love song with lyrics expressing the romantic thoughts of an innocent person.

Having this song played by a string quartet at your wedding definitely get you that vintage romantic vibe.


#2. At Last - Etta James

"At last, my love has come along/My lonely days are over/And life is like a song"

It's a song about finally finding true love and how much better life is after finding it. The sweeping orchestration with the passionate vocals of Etta James will send shivers down your spine as you sway on the dance floor with your new spouse.


#3. God Only Knows - The Beach Boys

"God only knows what I'd be without you/If you should ever leave me/Though life would still go on believe me/The world could show nothing to me/So what good would living do me"

A classic song by the Beach Boys. sweet and simple lyrics, and inventive chord progression. The song will put a smile on your face as you dance around with the love of your life.


#4. Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Vallie

"At long last, love has arrived/And I thank God I'm alive/You're just too good to be true/Can't take my eyes off of you"

Another classic, this song starts off slow, and before you know it you're swinging on the dance floor trying to keep up. Ideal if you don't want your first dance to be too slow and its lyrics are full of devotion and admiration.


#5. Harvest Moon - Neil Young

"Because I'm still in love with you/I want to see you dance again/Because I'm still in love with you/On this harvest moon"

This piece by Neil Young is about two lovers crossing paths again under a "harvest moon" but it can still be interpreted as love enduring. its serene and relaxing melody makes it the ideal song to slow-dance to.


#6. Crazy Love - Van Morrison

"Take away my trouble, take away my grief/Take away my heartache, in the night like a thief"

We all need that someone to be our refuge from the crazy world and if you are here searching for a wedding song, we are guessing you've found yours. This song by Van Morrison is the perfect way to tell your significant other half just how important they are to you, the vintage vibe is just the bonus.


#7. Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers

"I need your love/God speed your love to me"

Another classic, and it'll be a surprise if you don't know this one. The Righteous Brothers' stunning and clean vocals paired with captivating melody are perfect for a slow dance.


#8. Leather and Lace - Stevie Nicks and Don Henley

"Lovers forever, face-to-face/My city, your mountains/Stay with me, stay"

This timeless piece sung by Stevie Nick and Don Henley is what you can call pure musical ecstasy, this duet by two legends should keep your guests clapping along to the beat as you and your spouse dance on the floor.


#9. A Sunday Kind of Love - Etta James

"Love for all my life to have and to hold/Oh and I want a Sunday kind of love"

Another lovely song by Etta James, what can we say, she provides music that pulls at your soul, she clearly defines what a great vocalist is, playing this song at your wedding is sure to get your guests reminiscing and will bring a few tears to a few eyes too!


#10. Cheek To Cheek - Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

"Heaven, I'm in heaven/And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak/And I seem to find the happiness I seek/When we're out together, dancing cheek to cheek"

If you're talking vintage wedding music, you have to consider this wonderful song by the Legendary Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, you won't find any song with lyrics as sweet as this. A fitting song to play as you and your significant other dance "cheek to cheek".


#11. I Will - The Beatles

"Love you forever and forever/Love you with all my heart/Love you whenever we're together/Love you when we're apart"

Another masterpiece by The Beatles, this song will catch your guests off-guard with its fun and romantic vibe. Its slow but a fun beat thatwill make for a unique first dance making sure that all eyes are on you as you sway on the dancefloor.


#12. I Only Have Eyes For You - Art Garfunkel

"Are the stars out tonight/I don't know if it's cloudy or bright /I only have eyes for you dear"

While the original is great, this version by Art Garfunkel hits it out the ballpark! With his dreamy and ethereal voice and captivating musical arrangement. just a lovely song overall and it gives a better vintage wedding music feel.


#13. First Day Of My Life - Bright Eyes

"And you said/"This is the first day of my life/I'm glad I didn't die before I met you/But now I don't care, I could go anywhere with you/And I'd probably be happy"

This song by Bright Eyes perfectly encapsulates what your wedding day is. The first day of your new married life together, the first day where you get to spend the rest of your life with the person that you love.


#14. In My Life - The Beatles

"Though I know I'll never lose affection/For people and things that went before/I know I'll often stop and think about them/In my life I love you more"

Another fantastic song by the Beatles. When you're talking about vintage wedding music, it's hard not to get the Beatles involved, they practically defined the era where two many fantastic songs originated from.


#15. La Vie en Rose - Edith Piaf

"And when you speak angels sing from above/Everyday words seem to turn into love songs/Give your heart and soul to me/And life will always be/La Vie En Rose"

This is the English translation of the lyrics of Edith Piaf's La Vie En Rose. which means "Life in Pink" essentially means seeing life through rose-coloured glasses. Living with an attitude or outlook of positivity, trying to see beauty in the everyday, just like lovers do when you first fall in love.


#16. The Very Thought of You - Billie Holiday

"I see your face in every flower/Your eyes in stars above/It's just the thought of you/The very thought of you, my love"

Talking straight to the heart, without any crazy beats and thumps, Billie Holiday delivers a song that can only be described as peacefully beautiful.


#17. The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra

"Yes, you're lovely, with your smile so warm/And your cheeks so soft/There is nothing for me but to love you/And the way you look tonight"

Frank Sinatra serenades you and your new spouse as you twirl around the dancefloor, living your best life, and looking good, there will be no better feeling in the world.


#18. Wouldn't It Be Nice - The Beach Boys

"Wouldn't it be nice if we could wake up/In the morning when the day is new?/And after having spent the day together/Hold each other close the whole night through"

Happiness is the overall message of this song by the Beach Boys. The bouncy rhythm is perfect for an outdoor wedding. True to their name the melody these boys deliver will make you feel you're in an island paradise somewhere.


#19. Vienna - Billy Joel

"Slow down you crazy child/Take the phone off the hook and disappear for a while/It's alright, you can afford to lose a day or two (oooh)/When will you realise... Vienna waits for you?"

This slow-rock piece by Billy Joel will have you living in the moment as you sway on the dance floor with the person you commit to spending the rest of your life with. the lyrics talk about how life goes by without you realising, but it doesn't matter because you choose to spend it with the one you love.


#20. Two of Us - The Beatles

"Two of us sending postcards/Writing letters/On my wall/You and me burning matches/Lifting latches/On our way back home"

If you and your significant other used to spend a lot of time on the road. this song by the Beatles would be the perfect soundtrack for your story. The upbeat melody will have you reminiscing about your adventures out on the road, just the two of you.


#21. What a Difference a Day Makes - Dinah Washington

"Since that moment of bliss, that thrilling kiss/It's heaven when you find romance on your menu/What a difference a day made/And the difference is you"

We all have our bad weeks, but a single day with the person that you love makes it all go away. This song by Dinah Washington speaks about just that, a day with that special someone to make everything all better.


#22. Unforgettable - Nat 'King' Cole

"Unforgettable/In every way/And forever more/That's how you'll stay"

A love letter in a form of a song. from the man with a Velvet Voice, Nat 'King' Cole. It's hard not to feel the love when you're listening to this unforgettable melody.


#23. This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) - Natalie Cole

"You've given me the thrill of a lifetime/And made me believe you've got more thrills to spare, oh/This will be, an everlasting love, oh, yes it will now"

Listening to her will remove any doubt that she is the daughter of Nat 'King' Cole, as talented as her father, this song by Natalie Cole will keep you bopping on the dance floor, and that soulful vibe you want for your vintage wedding is right here in this song.


#24. Close to You - Carpenters.

"Why do stars fall down from the sky/Every time you walk by?/Just like me, they long to be/Close to you"

A classic by the Carpenters, this beautiful song will have you swaying on the dancefloor and smiling as you're surrounded by your loved ones who were there on the day that you were born, and now are witnessing a dream come true.


#25. I Get the Sweetest Feeling - Jackie Wilson

"When you turn on your smile/I feel my heart go wild/I'm like a child with a brand new toy/And I get the/Sweetest feeling"

This song by Jackie Wilson will perfectly convey the love you feel for your significant other. Jackie's soulful vocals and the bouncy rhythm of the song will keep you dancing to that vintage wedding music getting the sweetest feeling!


Vintage Wedding Music

While the golden days are way past us, it doesn't mean we can't recreate them on your wedding night. Vintage wedding music will add that retro vibe you are looking for to create the classic, vintage ambience for your reception and it's always fun looking back at the old days when times were much simpler and more fun. So we hope this list helped you choose the songs you want for your playlist. if not, well there are still a lot of songs out there that may fit your preference, just remember, you don't have to fret, it's your wedding, what's important is that you celebrate the day you and your loved one took each other hearts in marriage. The song you choose will be a footnote to the magic that is your wedding day.


Vintage Style Wedding Bands

Now that you've got your Vintage Wedding Music playlist, the only thing left is the band to play. No worries! we've also got you covered on that front. We've got a wide and varied roster of excellent vintage wedding bands for you at UK Live Entertainment.

All of our bands are experienced in providing music for weddings. Every band we support has a good proven track record for delivering quality entertainment and professionalism both on and off stage.

So, browse our roster at your leisure and ask our experienced staff any questions you may have about any of the bands of interest.

Hopefully one of our bands can help you to realise your vintage wedding dream!