We’ve taken a look at the most popular movie wedding songs that people are planning for their weddings later this year or in 2021. From romantic songs written specifically for a wedding scene, anthems from movies, or just popular songs that saw a resurgence; here is a list of romantic songs to consider for your big day. What’s better, they come paired with movie tips for your isolation entertainment!
A Thousand Years – Christina Perry
Movie: Twilight – Breaking Dawn Part 1
A popular movie saga. A teen heartthrob. A wedding song which was written perfectly for the film. ‘A Thousand Years’ is just as romantic now as it was all those years ago when Bella walked down the aisle for her wedding to Edward. It’s also one of those songs that have stood the test of time and steps outside the film to be a power of its own.
A Million Dreams – Pink
Movie: The Greatest Showman
Although Pink’s version is technically a cover from the musical, it has become a big hit with couples planning their weddings. The re-imagining of an entire musical album so soon after its release was a stroke of genius marketing for The Greatest Showman. The original film version was performed by 14-year-old Ziv Zaifman, followed by Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams.
How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
Movie: About Time
The Waterboys first recorded ‘How Long Will I Love You’ back in the 90s, but its resurgence is thanks to romantic comedy About Time. If you haven’t seen this gem of a movie (it’s by the same producer as Love Actually and Four Weddings and a Funeral) then go find it on whatever streaming service you have and enjoy. Spoiler alert: you might want to have some tissues nearby.
I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
A classic addition to the 90s era of disaster films, Armageddon’s most notable legacy is this absolute hit from Aerosmith, which debuted at number one on the U.S Billboard Hot 100. The film clip takes moments from the film, ending with Liv Tyler saying her final goodbyes to her on-screen father Bruce Willis. It’s an emotional moment, that replaced with the images of her real-life father Steven Tyler (who she didn’t know was her biological father until she was 8), becomes even more poignant.
Can’t Help Falling in Love – Kina Grannis
Movie: Crazy Rich Asians
While popular in its own right, Elvis’ classic 1961 love song ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ has experienced an additional wave of popularity over the last year to make it Australia’s number one wedding song. This can be hugely contributed to the wedding scene from the film Crazy Rich Asians, with Kina Grannis’ angelic version of the song being the fifth most popular wedding song for 2020. In fact, 6% of all couples will have some version of ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ on their wedding day!
A Whole New World – Brad Kane and Lea Salonga
Welcome to the first of the Disney wedding songs. The romantic melody from Aladdin has stood the test of time with 90s couples who are now planning their weddings. The credits version was performed by Regina Bella and Peabo Bryson with revival versions from the live-action film sung by Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott, and then Zayn Malik and Zhavia Ward for the credits. But for us, nothing compares to the film’s screen original.
Come What May – Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman
Movie: Moulin Rouge
Moulin Rouge had it all. Amazing costumes. A killer soundtrack. EWAN MCGREGOR. Disney has a bit of competition in this list because Baz Luhrmann also knows how to choose a romantic tune as wedding songs that will live on for years to come and be romantic on your wedding day
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Frankie Valli
Movie: Jersey Boys / 10 Things I Hate About You
Another wedding songs that is popular in its own right, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” is romantic and stands the test of time. Its inclusion in films such as the hugely popular musical and movie Jersey Boys has made it popular with modern couples. But it will always hold a spot in our hearts for Heath Ledger’s rendition in 90s romcom 10 Things I Hate About You.
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Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
Movie: City of Angels
OK, I have to admit; I remember very little of the 90s romantic fantasy film City of Angels. I’ve also seen too many memes and couldn’t believe Meg Ryan’s love interest is Nicolas Cage. But I remember this SONG. What a power ballad. Perfect for a wedding song
Beauty and the Beast – Angela Lansbury
Movie: Beauty and the Beast
The epic ballads of 90s Disney strike again with this classic which has also been re-imagined for new audiences. It’s also one of the only romantic ballads that aren’t sung by the love interests themselves. Instead, Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Potts lends her voice to this iconic melody. The original credits scene by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson holds its own, but we are also fairly impressed with the modern cover by Ariana Grande and John Legend which retains its original power. Emma Thompson’s Mrs. Potts – not so much.
Kissing You – Des’ree
Movie: Romeo & Juliet
The piano. The violin. That VOICE. Everything about this song is perfect and the fact that it’s a ballad for a young Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio in an iconic modern re-imagining of William Shakespeare’s classic gives us no reason to wonder why it’s still so popular today. Baz Lurhmann’s second appearance in this list.
Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John
Movie: The lion king.
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