There may not be a more frequently explored topic in popular music lyrics than love. Good or bad, brief or long lasting, love and romance have been mainstays as subject matter for six decades: “Love Reign O’er Me.” “Love is the Drug.” “Love Will Keep Us Together.” “Love Will Tear Us Apart.” “Love is a Many Splendored Thing.” “Love in an Elevator.” “Love is Like Oxygen.” “Love You Inside Out.” “Love Stinks.”
Songs about weddings and marriage, though, are less plentiful, perhaps because the music industry isn’t exactly overflowing with examples of life-long relationships. Still, year in and year out, music lovers everywhere continue to give the institution of marriage a go, and who doesn’t enjoy the warm, festive nature of a great wedding ceremony and reception?
As with other important milestones in life, weddings need a soundtrack, and popular music once again comes through with enough songs to build a decent set list. I’ve selected a baker’s dozen tunes to examine below, via Spotify, along with another 15 “honorable mentions” that also focus on weddings. For the brides and grooms out there, and all those who celebrate their union, this blog’s for you! Read More