7 Songs To Help Set The Romantic Mood At Your Summer Wedding
Getting hitched this summer? We guarantee you'll want to add these 7 songs to your playlist
Did you know that summer is the most popular time to tie the knot? According to our research — aka, getting our Google search on — 35% of marriages go down during the hotter months, and in 2014, approx. 800,000 twosomes will get married this summer. Love is clearly in the air!
Whether you're the one getting hitched this season, or if you're a member of the wedding party, the special day is going to need a soundtrack. Pronto. Some might say that your wedding song(s) will be remembered for the rest of your life together, so when it comes to summer weddings, which breezy, beautiful odes will you groove out to down the aisle? Here's seven songs we picked out that will totally set the romantic mood at your sweltering ceremony this year:
7. My Eyes — Blake Shelton (ft. Gwen Sebastian)
Are you and your soon-to-be significant other country fans? Give Blake Shelton ft. Gwen Sebastian's dreamy countrified ballad a spin as you make your journey down the aisle — and don't break that eye contact!
Most swoon-worthy lyric: "There's a million stars dancin' in the sky / A picture perfect moon so bright / But I don't care, I'm lookin' at you / From where I stand, you can't beat the view..."
6. Boom Clap — Charli XCX
Boom! Clap! You know how couples like to make viral videos of their first dances at their wedding? Why not set yours to Charli's uber-fun ode to love: we can already picture the clappable dance moves.
Most swoon-worthy lyric: "You are the light and I will follow / You let me lose my shadow / You are the sun the glowing halo / And you keep burning me up with all of your love..."
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5. Love Runs Out — OneRepublic
We're certainly hoping that when you tie the knot, your love doesn't run out! But if you need some help writing down those vows this summer, these lyrics from OneRepublic are pretty darn romantic.
Most swoon-worthy lyric: "I'll be your light, your match, your burning sun / I'll be the bright, and black, that's making you run / And I feel alright, and we'll feel alright / 'Cause we'll work it out..."
4. Love Never Felt So Good — Michael Jackson
This post-humous track from The King Of Pop himself was just made to be played at summer weddings. The feel-good groove works for both day and night, depending on what time you're getting hitched, and makes sense for pretty much any wedding location. We miss you, MJ!
Most swoon-worthy lyric: "Baby, love never felt so good / And I doubt if it ever could / Not like you hold me..."
3. Love On Top — Beyonce
Baby, it's you! Sing this to your hubby/wife as you hit up the dance floor and get ready for them to be impressed by your vocal skills. You've only been practicing the chorus in front of your mirror for ages: now's your time to shine!
Most swoon-worthy lyric: "Baby it's you / You're the one that gives your all / You're the one I can always call / When I need you make everything stop / Finally you put my love on top..."
2. Mirrors — Justin Timberlake
Specifically written for his own wife, Jessica Biel, Mr. Timberlake just knows how to pen some seriously heart-tugging tunes. Melding two mirrors into one is one of the most gorgeous marriage metaphors we've ever heard!
Most swoon-worthy lyric: "It's like you're my mirror / My mirror staring back at me / I couldn't get any bigger / With anyone else beside of me / And now it's clear as this promise / That we're making two reflections into one..."
1. I'm Yours — Jason Mraz
Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" is simply destined to be a romantic classic. If you count the singer/songwriter's original release date for the track's demo, the simple-yet-stunning guitar ballad's been around for nearly 10 years, and it's still on our Top 100! There's no denying this is the perfect wedding song for your easy, breezy summer ceremony.
Most swoon-worthy lyric: "I won't hesitate no more, no more / It cannot wait, I'm sure / There's no need to complicate, our time is short / This is our fate, I'm yours..."
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