Happy Valentine’s Day! We’re marking this special occasion by showcasing some of the greatest love songs of all time. These songs have an important role to play in a wedding – first of all, they provide the soundtrack to one of the most memorable moments of the entire celebration, the first dance between a bride and groom! Additionally, they serve as great slow songs for all couples to dance to throughout the wedding event. These moments can be very special for some guest couples who don’t get a chance to get out and dance with each other very often due to the demands of their kids and schedules. So, take a moment to celebrate the Valentine’s Day holiday and be reminded of that one dance you’ve had with that special someone… or one you’ll have in the future!
Etta James “At Last”– Who doesn’t think of a couple’ s first dance when they hear this song? This one has been a classic for decades – and some great covers have been spawned off of it, as well (remember the awesome version sang by Beyoncé at the 2009 Presidential Inauguration?). It’s a timeless hit that’s sure to be popular for decades to come.
Lifehouse “You and Me” – Couples love this song because it perfectly describes the way you feel when you know you’ve found The One – you can’t seem to see anyone else in the world but the one you love, and nothing else matters except making them happy. Just released a few years ago, this song is well on its way to becoming another classic.
The Righteous Brothers “Unchained Melody” – This song is simple in the style that many love songs were in its time. The touching lyrics are perfect for a serenade on the dance floor, as they tell the story of a love that was a long time in the making.
Ingrid Michaeleson “Can’t Help Falling in Love” – Keeping with the trend of love songs that are instant classics, this final selection is a cover of Elvis Presley’s popular hit song. Ingrid Michaelson’s cover has grown in popularity as a first dance song over the past few years, and for good reason – her simplistic version of the song is peaceful and beautiful. Which version do you prefer?
So there you have it – a sampling of some of the greatest love songs of all time. Did your favorite make the cut? Check out this list for even more songs to serenade to that special someone, and let us know which one you like the best!