Beachy Tunes

Image by Jessica Velarde Photography More of this wedding here

For your beach or summer wedding, here are some great songs that combine romantic sentiments with the relaxed, beachy feel and the upbeat spirit of summer. Of course there are many more out there, but these are some favorites. Also, many from this selection can be used during the ceremony or different portions of the reception, because of their love-related lyrics. (As opposed to, for example, Wipe Out.) Enjoy!

Lucky – Jason Mraz& Colbie Caillat

One Summer Night – The Danleers

Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

Is This Love – Bob Marley

Kokomo – The Beach Boys

Sea Of Love – The Honeydrippers or Cat Power

Summer Wind – Frank Sinatra or Michael Buble

Under The Boardwalk – The Drifters

Theme from “A Summer Place” (Instrumental) – Percy Faith Orchestra

Heatwave – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

Escape (The Pina Colada Song) – Rupert Holmes

Ebb Tide – The Righteous Brothers

Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves

Baby I Love Your Way – Big Mountain

Turn Your Lights Down Low – Bob Marley & Lauryn Hill

Come Go With Me – The Del Vikings

Love Song – 311

Moondance – Van Morrison

Hawaiian Wedding Song – Elvis Presley

Surfer Girl – The Beach Boys

Better Together – Jack Johnson

White Sandy Beach Of Hawaii – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

Love Is My Religion – Ziggy Marley

Every Breath You Take – UB40

Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Lauryn Hill

I Melt With You – Jason Mraz

In The Still Of The Night – The Five Satins

Into Yesterday – Sugar Ray

Beyond The Sea – Bobby Darin

One Love – Bob Marley

Dancing In The Moonlight – King Harvest

Stay – Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs

Summer Nights – John Travolta & Olivia Newton John

I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You – UB40

Listen to these songs and more wedding playlists on our Listen To The Music page or go check out the Beach/Summer playlist on Spotify here.


Suzanne - May 20, 2011 - 6:41 am

Awesome list! Some that are on my playlist and some I’ll be checking out…

*Smiles* Suzanne

Katie - May 20, 2011 - 6:41 am

Awesome web site! For someone that is getting married in less than three months, you have no idea how great this site is! I need help with a contemporary song for the bride’s entrance. Help!

Colleen - May 20, 2011 - 6:42 am

@SuzanneThanks!! Glad to offer some inspiration. :)

@Kate! Thank you. :) I will write a contemporary bridal entrance post soon. Stay tuned!

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