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Soft Rock & Pop Music for Your Wedding

The right music sets the tone for your wedding. In this post, we list some of our favorite pop and soft rock songs which can be performed on instruments, a capella, or with a singer and musical instruments! Your choice!

While your great grandparents might have only had classical music for their wedding processional and recessional, you have so many more choices!


Wedding couples select separate pieces of music for before the ceremony, the entries of the family members, groomsmen, the groom, the bridesmaids, and the bride.

You may want music during the ceremony as a blessing over you two or to highlight a specific part of your wedding service.

There’s music for the recessionals and the reception as well. 

We like people who can laugh!

Yes, there was a wedding at which the the mother of the groom and the mother of the bride–who both had a wonderful sense of humor–entered to the fear-inspiring theme from the movie, Jaws, but we don’t suggest that.  🙂

Here are a number of choices which allow you to personalize your wedding with music! 


·        “Make You Feel My Love”

·         “One and Only”


Lily Allen, “Somewhere Only We Know”


Sara Bareilles, “I Choose You”

The Beatles,

  • “All My Loving”
  • “All You Need Is Love”
  • “And I Love Her”

The Beach Boys, “God Only Knows”


Beach House, “Real Love” 


  • “Crazy in Love”
  • “Love on Top”

Bright Eyes, “First Day of My Life”

Jeff Buckley, “Hallelujah” (on guitar or keyboard)

Colbie Caillat,

  • “I Do”
  • “Magic”

Mariah Carey, “Always Be My Baby”

Eric Clapton, “Wonderful Tonight”


  • “Reign of Love”
  • “Viva la Vida”
  • “Yellow”

Dave Mathews Band, “You & Me”


Desirée, “I’m Kissing You”


Aretha Franklin, “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman”

Or Carole King, “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman”


Five for Fighting, “1,000 Years”


Jose Gonzalez, “Heartbeats”


Ellie Goulding, “How Long Will I Love You”


Elle Hollis, “Rather Be” (Acoustic)


Iron & Wine, “Flightless Bird, American Mouth” (from Twilight)


Elton John,

·        “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?”

·         “Your Song”


Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, “Over the Rainbow”


Katrina and the Waves, “Walking on Sunshine”


Kodaline, “The One”

Lana del Rey, “Love”


Lennon & Maisy, “Boom Clap”


Billy Joel or Bruno Mars, “Just the Way You Are”

Bob Marley, “Is This Love”


John Mayer, “XO”


Van Morrison, “Crazy Love”


Jason Mraz,

·        “I Won’t Give Up on Us”

·         “Love Someone”


Stevie Nicks, “Landslide”


One Republic, “All This Time”


Passion Pit, “Take a Walk”


Pentatonix, “Hallelujah”


Christina Perri, “A Thousand Years”


The Police, “Every Breath You Take”


Cat Power, “Sea of Love” (from Juno)


Darius Rucker, “History in the Making”



·        “Breathe Me”

·        “Salted Wound” (from Fifty Shades of Gray)

Ed Sheeran,

·        “Kiss Me”

·        “Perfect”

Sleeping at Last,

·        “I Would Walk 500 Miles”

·        “Turning Page” (Twilight: Breaking Dawn)


Rod Stewart, “Forever Young”

The Swell Season, “Falling Slowly”


Taylor Swift, “Love Song”


Temper Trap, “Need Your Love” (Acoustic)


Train, “Marry Me”


The Verve, “Bittersweet Symphony”


Matt White, “Love”


Keith Whitley & Alison Krauss, “When You Say Nothing at All”


Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Wedding Song” (the acoustic version works well as a processional)


For the groomsmen as they enter:


Justin Timberlake, “Suit and Tie”


Drake, “Look Alive”


Drake, “Started from the Bottom”


Kendrick Lamar, “Humble”


Jason Derulo, “Marry Me”



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