Whether it’s for your first dance or your big walk down the aisle, here are 14 supremely cheesy love songs that are so darn corny and so darn sugary sweet, you’ll (secretly) adore playing them during your wedding – no matter how many of your guests roll their eyeballs.
The Power of Love (Celine Dion)
It’s the ultimate in corny ballads, but when the queen of soppy love songs, Celine Dion, belts out that immortal phrase, “We’re heading for something, somewhere I’ve never been. Sometimes I am frightened But I’m ready to learn, of the power of love,” you won’t be able to stop your little hearts beating wildly.
Can You Feel the Love Tonight (Elton John)
It may have been on the soundrack of a cartoon (The Lion King), but Elton John’s stirring ditty is actually soft and lovely and truly, truly romantic – and you’ll quickly forget there are other people in the room – or, even, on the planet.
Truly Madly Deeply (Savage Garden)
“I knew I loved you before I met you, I’ve been here waiting all my life.” Need we say more? It really is the perfect, utterly corny wedding song!
Glory of Love (Petera Cetera)
This song, from Karate Kid II, may have lost the 1986 Academy Award for Best Song (to Take My Breath Away from Top Gun), but it features in so many more of all-time great love song lists, including our own.
Everything I Do (Bryan Adams)
The haunting and husky sound of Bryan Adams belting out this soft-rock staple was good enough for legendary lovebirds Robin Hood (Kevin Costner) and Maid Marian (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantoino), so it’s a pretty respectable contender for your first-dance song, too, right?
Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
It’s all about spending time in bed with the love of your life and just forgetting the world around you exists, which is, pretty much, how most of you will spend the first few weeks after your wedding.
All of Me (John Legend)
This song is crazy romantic, about two people who know they aren’t at all perfect, but love each other even more so in spite of these imperfections. #TrueLove
I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing (Aerosmith)
So exquisitely cheesy, this Aerosmith ballad is about as dramatic and sickly sweet as it gets and the extra twists of heart-wrenching angst from lead singer Steve Tyler take it to a whole other level of excruciatingly cheesy – but also pretty darn awesome!
You Sexy Thing (Hot Chocolate)
A little bit of flirty fun, this cheeky tune celebrates your love and your relationship as being a miracle your new spouse dreamed about, so why not celebrate it, baby?
Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
Ed’s deeply loving ditty tells how, though things may change over time and though bodies may change over time, true love only deepens over time. Awww… Definitely one of our favourite ultra corny but also ultra lovely love songs of all time!
You’re Still the One
It’s just you and me against the world, babe! Look, we made it, despite all the naysayers (many of whom are amongst our wedding guests). Take that, folks!
Eternal Flame (Bangles)
Sweet and subdued, Eternal Flame is the perfect song to start your married life off with, after all, all, they’re singing about a love that will last forever… just like your new marriage!
Soul Provider (Michael Bolton)
With its smooth and sexy sax intro, this mellow Michael Bolton tune is so wonderfully mushy that it should actually be mandatory at every single wedding… ever!
My Heart Will Go On
Celine Dion is most deserving of a second place on this list of corny love songs because, well, we couldn’t NOT include My Heart Will Go On from the mega hit film Titanic in this list. Why not? Because unlike Rose, you’d make room for your Jack on your plank…