Don’t fret, there are a million of them. Just go into any record store and there are compilation cd’s that have 20 or more on them. But how did all of this start anyway?

The concept, obviously, came from couples having a special song, their song, and when it came on, they would make melt into each other’s arms on the dance floor. So usually, couples already have their own special song. But if you don’t, do what I said. Go to a large, record store and buy one or two of the cd’s that will list the top wedding songs. Listen to the words as well as the music, because that is what talks about the two of you and your relationship. But be careful. Go to and check out the exact words. Many songs are about breaking up and getting back together again. That just doesn’t seem to be the best song to dedicate to your new life together!

Below, is a list of ten of the most used wedding songs for that first dance for the newly married couple.

1. Nothing Compares To You – Sinead O’Connor

2. Close To You – Maxi Priest

3. Power of Love – Jennifer Rush

4. Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley

5. I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You – Elvis Presley

6. Just the Way You Are – Billy Joel

7. When You Say Nothing At All – Ronan Keating

8. From This Moment On – Shania Twain

9. You Made Me Love You – Al Jolson

10. How Deep Is Your Love – Bee Gees

Of course there are many, many more, but those seem to be the ones used most often.

Now, you need to move onto the songs for the Father/Daughter dance. There are those that are tear jerkers and there are many out there that are more subtle perfect for any specific circumstance. Whether or not you are going to be given away by your father, a friend or a close family member, you’ll want a song that fits the situation.

The songs below range in emotion. Of course, only you can choose which one is appropriate for your special day.

1. Butterfly Kisses

2. Wind Beneath My Wings

3. Unforgettable

4. Because You Loved Me

5. You Decorated My Life

6. My Girl

7. Through the Years

8. The Way You Look Tonight

9. My Special Angel

10. What A Wonderful World

11. You’re the Inspiration

12. Daughter of Mine

13. Hero

14. Isn’t She Lovely

There are many more, but these seem to be the most popular ones. Songs can add so much to a wedding reception. Give it much thought and they will add beautiful moments to your day.

Source by Delora O’Brien

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