Every wedding is a beautiful testament to the love of the couple marrying, but we are certain that Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Royal Wedding is going to be the dream wedding of the decade. Doesn’t every little girl imagine becoming a princess?
We wish we had spies that could tell us who is doing her dress, baking her cake, and making her reception play-list, but for now we can only dream up our own wedding play-list for her big day with 20 Songs About Marriage Perfect For A Royal Reception.
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bruno Mars[/lastfm]-“Marry You”
Bruno Mars has cornered the niche of romantic pop music with songs like “Just The Way You Are” and “Grenade.” “Marry You” is not an exception. It’s a fresh, tongue-in-cheek perspective on spontaneous love and a request for the kind of marriage that unfortunately the young couple planning their royal wedding aren’t allowed–the elopement.
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Train[/lastfm]-“Marry Me”
One of the top songs on the charts right now, Train are super-talented at writing fun, but decidedly grown-up songs about the topic of love. And how can you turn down a guy asking you to marry him when he sings lyrics like this to you: “Promise me you’ll always be happy by my side/I promise to sing to you when all the music dies.”
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Paula Abdul[/lastfm]-“Will You Marry Me Boy?”
Do you remember this addictive song off Paula Abdul’s 1992 album Spellbound? We used practice singing this to our dog when we were young, hoping one day that we’d get to sing it to Mister Right. We bet Kate was singing “Will You Marry Me Boy?” to her family pup as well.
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Colbie Caillait[/lastfm]-“I Do”
This California pop tune with gold-drenched lyrics is the perfect song for a beach wedding. We can imagine from the brilliancy of Kate Middleton’s smile that she has a light, effervescent personality that matches the tone of Caillat’s song. It also makes her the perfect match for someone who might be the future King of England.
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bon Jovi[/lastfm]-“Wedding Day”
This is actually a sort of bittersweet love song, but it’s still a gorgeous testament to the power of love. Bon Jovi singing lyrics like “all I can hope is that you’re happy /’cause today you’re someone elses wife /right now I wish that I could turn back/and beg the hands of time,” is a great reminder to those at the reception not to take love for granted if you have it.
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Coldplay[/lastfm]-“Wedding Bells”
This song isn’t on any of Coldplay’s albums but we think Coldplay would be the perfect band to sing at the Royal Wedding. They are a band that’s young and edgy, but still appeals to all kinds of audiences. And let’s face it: the bridesmaids would get some nice eye candy with Chris Martin singing “I’ve always loved you and I always will.”
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Abba[/lastfm]-“I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do”
What is a better way to start the first wedding dance than with Abba’s ecstatic cries of “I love you/I do/I do/I do/I do?” We can imagine Kate and Prince William doing a cheeky, adorable dance to this song. It would be a great way to break up the inevitable seriousness of a Royal Wedding.
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Tracy Chapman[/lastfm]-“Wedding Song”
This song is just really beautiful with lyrics like “for you I don the veil/by your light /others pale by comparison /I place my faith in love /my fate in this communication.” Even if you don’t believe in the sentiment of marriage, this is just a beautiful testament to love.
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]No Doubt[/lastfm]-“Marry Me”
No one imagined that the quirky punk rock girl in No Doubt would become the happily married Mrs. Rossdale. But there were hints when she sang lyrics like “and I wouldn’t mind if my name changed to Mrs./this is one side, my conventional side/an attraction to tradition/my vintage disposition.” And now she has a whole family of rock royalty.Vodpod videos no longer available.
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jewel[/lastfm]-“I Do”
We love Jewel’s song “I Do” because instead of her just waxing sentimental about forever love, she has a healthy perspective on the ups-and downs of life. Truly an inspiration for any young couple to remember, “so if you will, I will stop saying I won’t/and start saying I do.”
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Billy Idol[/lastfm]-“White Wedding”
Obviously not the most romantic of songs, but this song from fellow Brit, Billy Idol, is the perfect party jam. Hopefully everyone will be dancing and repeating joyously “It’s a nice day for a white wedding!”
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dixie Chicks[/lastfm]-“White Trash Wedding”
Arguably one of the best Dixie Chicks songs in terms of hilarious lyrics, this song would be a total contradiction to what would probably go down at a decadent, probably frivolous royal wedding. The Queen might not like lyrics like “baby’s on it’s way /say I do and kiss me quick /’cause baby’s on it’s way,” but we would for the laugh out loud story.Vodpod videos no longer available.
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Bee Gees[/lastfm]-“Wedding Day”
Probably one of the most popular wedding songs out there, Bee Gee’s song “Wedding Day” doesn’t get old decades after its début. Hopefully just like the union of Kate and Prince William.
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]UB40[/lastfm] -“Wedding Day”
This is a slightly cheesy little reggae-tinged ditty by UB40, but we like the fun Caribbean vibe that will surely bring a little sunshine to a perhaps gloomy British spring wedding.
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] The Avett Brothers[/lastfm]-“January Wedding”
The Avett Brothers and their song “January Wedding” is not quite àpropos seasonally but lyrics like “she’s talkin’ to me with her voice /down so low I barely hear her/But I know what she’s sayin’/I understand because my heart and hers are the same,” are right all year-long.
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Queen[/lastfm]-“The Wedding March”
Imagine the mega metaphor stomping down the aisle to Queen’s “The Wedding March?” That would be quite the showstopping entrance by the undoubtedly beautifully decked out Kate Middleton.
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]98 Degrees[/lastfm]-“I Do (Cherish You)”
Nicky Lachey’s marriage with Jessica Simpson also went through the public wringer. It might not have worked out, but it did inspire this beautiful song, which we are sure is being played at weddings to this day.
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bruce Springsteen[/lastfm]-“I Wanna Marry You”
The Boss lets us know why he would be proud to marry his “little girl” with lyrics like “I wear my love darlin’, without shame /I’d be proud if you would wear my name.” We hope Prince William feels the same way.
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lucinda Williams[/lastfm]-“Plan To Marry”
Our favorite wedding song of the list, Lucinda Williams runs over all the reasons why people shouldn’t fall in love and get married, reasons we are sure that Prince Henry is well acquainted with. But, in the end, Lucina Williams says, we get married and fall in love because “love, love is my sword/Love is a weapon, love is a lesson/And we, we are the conquerors/We are the soldiers, we are the lovers/That’s why we fall in love/That’s why we believe in love, that’s why we marry.”Vodpod videos no longer available.
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Al Green[/lastfm]-“Let’s Get Married”
In this song, Al Green wants to settle down because he’s tired of being a player. The sentiments aren’t as romantic as they could be, but with Al Green’s smooth, lush voice everything ends up sounds like a good idea.
Did we miss any songs that you’ve got on your mind? Let us know in the comments section below!