The Classics

Nobuyuki Taguchi Photography via Photo Visible

For couples who love the timeless classics: sweet, simple lyrics that say it all, sung by the enduring voices of the greatest crooners of our time. Here is a list of 30 songs from that genre which are most popular and most appropriate for weddings. These are not necessarily the songs that make people jump on the dance floor, but they are great to be played during dinner and for slow dancing (many of them make great first dance songs, and a few could be used as father/daughter songs too.) They can also be used for the ceremony, if you are going the contemporary route. In sum, these songs make any wedding classy and enjoyable for all ages.

1. At Last – Etta James

2. Love Is Here To Stay – Frank Sinatra

3. L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole

4. Ain’t That A Kick In The Head – Dean Martin

5. The Best Is Yet To Come – Frank Sinatra

6. Cheek To Cheek – Ella Fitzgerald

7. La Vie En Rose – Louis Armstrong

8. I’ve Got The World On A String – Frank Sinatra

9. Wonderful! Wonderful! – Johnny Mathis

10. Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra

11. Everybody Loves Somebody – Dean Martin

12. Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love) – Ella Fitzgerald

13. The Very Thought Of You – Nat King Cole

14. Night And Day – Frank Sinatra

15. Beyond The Sea – Bobby Darin

16. Come Rain Or Come Shine – Ella Fitzgerald

17. A Kiss To Build A Dream On – Louis Armstrong

18. The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

19. Call Me Irrespondible – Bobby Darin

20. That’s Amore – Dean Martin

21. I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra

22. Unforgettable – Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole

23. Chances Are – Johnny Mathis

24. ‘S Wonderful – Ella Fitzgerald

25. Witchcraft – Frank Sinatra

26. Sway – Dean Martin

27. When I Fall In Love – Nat King Cole

28. Isn’t It Romantic – Ella Fitzgerald

29. Bewitched – Frank Sinatra

30. What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

If you’d like to listen to these songs, check out “The Classics” playlist on the Listen to the Music page, or go straight to the Classics playlist on Spotify here.

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