Wedding Songs You’ve Probably Never Thought Of
Music is perhaps one of the best ways of recalling the most memorable times throughout your life. That’s why choosing your wedding song is perhaps one of the big decisions for your wedding day.
It needs to sum up your love as a couple.
It needs to encapsulate the emotions those magical, memorable lyrics that capture how you feel about each other.
It needs to create a wonderful mood for your big day, that you will remember forever.
For some couple it’s easy. They have ‘their song’, so it’s an easy decision.
But for many they don’t actually have ‘their song’ so they go looking for something that they feel is a good reflection of their relationship and how they feel about each other.
The challenge then is finding a song that hasn’t been used by lots of other couples.
Like ‘All of me’ by John Legend, or ‘Marry You’ by Bruno Mars or Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking out Loud’. These songs are played at weddings all over Australia every week.
Chances are you’ve been to many friends’ weddings who’ve chosen popular songs like these.
There’s nothing wrong with these songs. They’re romantic, memorable and have gorgeous lyrics and melodies.
But if you’re like most couples who want their day customised so that they’re wedding is unique to them then these popular songs may not be the best choice.
It needs to be yours.
At White Chapel Kalbar we’re all about creating stand-out customised weddings, so we’ve put together a list of wedding songs that you’ve probably never heard of.
They might be just the inspiration you need.
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1. Tracy Chapman ‘The Promise’
This moving acoustic song speaks of always having a place for me in your heart. It’s a beautiful song about promising to always coming back together as a couple
2. Van Morrison ‘Someone Like You’
Van Morrison is a bit old school but he wrote this gorgeous song back in 1987 and it’s still a wonderful expression of searching for and finding the perfect partner. Perfect for a wedding day.
3. U2 ‘All I want is You’
U2 might seem a strange choice for a wedding song but this haunting ballad talks of all the things in life and how they become insignificant when ‘All I want is You’. A very memorable wedding song indeed.
4. Tom Waits ‘Little Trip to Heaven’
Again this is old school but it doesn’t get much better than Tom Waits. Whilst this song was recorded back in 1973 it is still as powerful today as it back then. Taking a little trip to heaven on the wings of your love is such a romantic thought.
5. Adele ‘Make you Feel My Love’
Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’ is a popular wedding song – even though it’s about unrequited love. But ‘Make you Feel My Love’ is a beautiful song which is summed up in the last stanza
I could make you happy, make your dreams come true
There’s nothing that I wouldn’t do
Go to the ends of this Earth for you
To make you feel my love, oh yes
To make you feel my love
6. Willie Nelson ‘Unchained Melody’
Even if you’re not a country music fan Willie Nelson’s version of this song is heart-wrenchingly beautiful. Have a listen, it might surprise you.
7. Ray Charles ‘Come Rain or Come Shine’
This song was first recorded back way back in 1946 for a musical called St Louis Woman and has been covered by a range of famous singers. But Ray Charles’ version is our pick for a wedding song. The lyrics speak of love no matter what happens and the essence of the song is captured by two lines :
I’m gonna love you, like nobody’s loved you
Come rain or come shine
8. Ben Folds Five ‘The Luckiest’
This is a song about being the luckiest people on earth to have found each other. Its acoustic treatment creates a wonderful emotional that with the lyrics could be a very special wedding song.
Now, most of these songs were not written and recorded in recent years which is possibly why you might not have heard of them. But if you chose one of these then that song will most likely help to make your wedding unique to you
If you’ve never heard of them, don’t be disappointed. Instead be excited, as none of your friends may have heard of them and it’s even exciting that you could make one of these could be your very own song.
Jump onto Spotify and have little listen to each and every one and see if you can find that musical gem.
Who knows, you might find that one that might be a little unexpected, but sparkles every time you hear it.