Songs are a very powerful way to express sentiments and inject a certain soul into memorable moments. And weddings are one of the most powerful such moments that are so much more memorable with the right melody. If you are tying the knot with that special someone soon, you might be wondering if there are any gender-neutral wedding melodies for you.
Yes, my friends, there really are gender-neutral wedding songs, and we’re sharing some of our all-time favorites below! So, whether you’re looking for the perfect song for your walk down the aisle or for your first dance, you’re in the right place. Let’s check them out, shall we?
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9 Gender-Neutral Wedding Songs
Each of these gender-neutral wedding songs perfectly captures your feelings for each other. The hardest part will be choosing just one! Of course, you could pick one for your stroll down the aisle, one for your first dance, and then add the rest to your DJ’s playlist.
1. “Your Song” by Elton John
This is a very powerful song and quite a classic. The song has been described as a bit of a McCartney-Esque ballad and is regarded by many as one of Elton’s best songs ever. In terms of sound, ‘Your Song’ is an absolute best choice for a first dance melody, with its inspired piano and acoustic guitar work.
It was recorded back in 1970 and is about the purest and most innocent love someone can express. The narrator in the song comes across as quite melancholic and struggles to get their feelings across sometimes. But in all, the song talks about the couple’s life and about what two people would do to spend the rest of their lives together.
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2. “I Was Born To Love You” by Queen
Freddie Mercury was one of the first singers to come out as gay, and we can see his amazing personality in all of his songs. In fact, you will find that his melodies are generally a good pick for weddings.
‘I was born to love you’” is a wonderful song for any wedding, and the grooms or brides will really resonate with it in the most beautiful way. The lyrics are easy to learn, and the moment will definitely resonate deeper with you and your partner humming the tune to one another as you enjoy your first dance.
3. “Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding
This is a song for modern lovers, and Ellie Goulding manages to capture the love between two people in this acoustic and lyrical masterpiece. The song expresses the assurance that no matter what happens, the two lovers will always be together, and they will give each other strength when they need it the most.
“Love me like you do” is also a pretty great song for both slow and slightly faster-pace dancing. So, you can both have one of those lively spinning and twirling lovers’ dances you have always wanted.
4. “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz
When Jason Mraz released this song, it became an instant hit, and for good reason. He too talks about how he fell in love, and how he was so sure that no matter what happened, they would be together. He’s giving his heart to his significant other, and nothing else matters.
5. “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perry
I bet you remember this song as the anthem for the Twilight films. If you’re looking for the perfect song to express your never-ending love, then Christina Perry’s “A Thousand Years” is everything you need.
Some may believe love ends when you die, but not Christina. She takes the concept even further, as the love doesn’t stop when someone dies. It will continue even after the lovers die. Hence, ‘I have died every day waiting for you…..I have loved you for a thousand years.” Christina Perri echoes the sentiment for newlyweds: “I will love you for a thousand more.” This slow melody is great to march down the aisle to, and it’s also a brilliant song to play softly in the background as you exchange your wedding vows.
6. “Stay With You” by John Legend
Even though this song is not as well known as others sang by John Legend, its meaning is beyond this world. Being there for each other in every moment, be it good or bad, about what happens when two people fall out of love, and how they can still keep going when you both make an effort.
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7. “I Choose You” by Sara Bareilles
When Sara Bareilles created the video for this song, she actually helped two couples get engaged: Matt and Chelsea, and Aly and Andrea. This song is a beautiful love story, and there’s nothing more beautiful than this. The song talks about the act of falling in love and the beginning of a lifelong love letter.
This song echoes the love and devotion to that special someone with whom you will weather anything that the world throws at you. It is also very inclusive in its lyrics, and it works perfectly for relatively faster-paced dancing.
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8. “Truly, Madly, Deepy” by Savage Garden
Talking about gender-neutral love songs, Savage Garden struck gold back in 1997. Released as the third single in their self-titled debut album, this masterful love song has been well-received by critics and fans alike.
In this song, the singer expresses all that he would do just to be with his loved one and all the ups and downs they would have to go through together. It’s one of the most perfect songs for a gender-neutral wedding and can even be used for a first dance.
9. “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King
This song is one of the best and oldest gender-neutral songs, being recorded in 1974, and it has had quite a few renditions by other artists that you can also try out. You might, for example, prefer John Lennon’s 1975 remake. Whichever way you want it, “Stand by me” is a great melody for your wedding dance.
The song highlights the fact that everything can be overcome as long as two people stick together through everything life throws at them. It also talks about how nothing can stop two people in love from being with each other and why having someone to love is so important.
Some Honorable Mentions
Here are a few others that didn’t make the list but that you should definitely consider.
● “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles
I had to include this song because it has recently gained popularity as a wedding song. You really can’t go wrong with it, whether you want to march down the aisle to lyrics that everyone knows by heart or you just like the melody.
● “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Ingrid Michaelson
If Ingrid’s “Turn to Stone” is the perfect song for a sober moment, this all-time masterpiece is the perfect song for a perfect wedding dance.
A perfect gender-neutral wedding needs the right melodies that will express the sentiment of the moment and resonate with you. This is why I have come up with this list of great songs to sway or march to on your wedding day. So, which of these do you think will make the most of the moment for you?
What are your favorite gender-neutral wedding songs? Share below!
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