30 Timeless Elton John Wedding Songs Compilation

One of the more exciting parts of planning a wedding is creating a song checklist; you get to pick the songs you love and choose when to play them. Incorporating songs from your favorite artists, such as Elton John, is a fantastic way to personalize your ceremony even more.

Some touching songs by Elton John to play at your wedding include “Your Song,” “The One,” and “Chapel of Love.” He has a song that would be perfect for any part of your ceremony, be it the processional, the first dance, or the dance party.

Below are over 25 songs from Elton John to choose from for your special day.  

Unforgettable Elton John Wedding Songs

1. Your Song (1970)

I hope you don’t mind

That I put down in the words

How wonderful life is while you’re in the world

This Elton John song is one of his most iconic ballads, with a melody that can stir a thousand emotions. Its sincerity and emotional depth make it the perfect choice for your first dance.

2. Tiny Dancer (1971)

Hold me closer, tiny dancer

Count the headlights on the highway

Lay me down in sheets of linen

This song is dedicated to someone who can light up the room with their presence. You can play this classic hit during your wedding breakfast or reception.

3. Can You Feel the Love Tonight (1994)

And can you feel the love tonight?

It is where we are

It’s enough for this wide-eyed wanderer

That we got this far

You probably know this song from the soundtrack of The Lion King. The melody and lyrics combine to make this Elton John wedding song a classic; it sets the mood for an evening filled with celebration and romance. As such, you can use it as a song for your first dance.

4. Circle of Life (1994)

From the day we arrive on the planet

And blinking, step into the sun

There’s more to see than can ever be seen

More to do than can ever be done

Another song from The Lion King soundtrack, this Elton John song for weddings is more grandiose and inspiring. In this context, it can mark the beginning of a new cycle of life for married couples, making it perfect for your reception—even your wedding party introductions.

5. Something About the Way You Look Tonight (1997)

And I can’t explain

But it’s something about the way you look tonight

Takes my breath away

On a day when love takes center stage, this song is an excellent addition to your playlist. This will be a perfect song to play as your partner walks down the aisle at the start of the ceremony.

6. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, featuring Kiki Dee (1976)

You put the light in my life

Oh, you put the spark to the flame

I got your heart in my sight

This upbeat song from John and Dee is a fantastic choice to start the dance party at your reception. Once it is time to get the party started, play this song and everyone will gravitate toward the dance floor. 

7. I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues (1983)

But more than ever

I simply love you

More than I love life itself

This Elton John wedding song is an ode to enduring love, making it a wonderful choice for couples making a vow to spend a lifetime of togetherness.

8. Believe (1995)

I believe in love, it’s all we got

Love has no boundaries, no borders to cross

There is no declaration more fitting to make at a wedding than that you believe in love. This wedding song by Elton John is an amazing way to make that declaration on your special day.

9. Bennie and the Jets (1974)

Hey kids, shake it loose together

The spotlight’s hitting something

That’s been known to change the weather

Though not a traditional romantic song, this 1974 release is another perfect addition to your wedding reception playlist. Paired with Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, this will get your guests laughing and dancing on the dance floor.

10. Blue Eyes (1982)

Baby’s got blue eyes

And I am home, and I am home again

This ballad features heartfelt lyrics about wanting to be with the person you love because that is where your heart is. As such, Blue Eyes is a wonderful choice for an intimate moment.

11. The One (1992)

When stars collide like you and I

No shadows block the sun

You’re all I’ve ever needed

Babe, you’re the one

There is nothing more magical than finding the love of your life, and your wedding celebrates that magic. This wedding song by Elton John is a perfect representation of that feeling, making it an ideal choice for a bridal entrance or first dance song.

12. Blessed (1995)

I need you before I’m too old

To have and to hold

To walk with you and watch you grow

And know that you’re blessed

Many married couples plan on starting a family somewhere down the line. Adding this song by Elton John to your wedding is a subtle yet meaningful way to affirm your decision to have children in the future.

13. Made in England (1995)

Oh, I was made in England

Oh, I was made in England

This upbeat song can be a great way to pay homage to your heritage and add a British flair to your ceremony. This can keep the mood light and lively during your reception.

14. Love Song (1970)

Love is the key we must turn

Truth is the flame we must burn

Freedom the lesson we must learn

If you want an Elton John wedding ballad that exemplifies heartfelt simplicity, there is no better choice than Love Song. It is an ideal choice for couples who started out as friends; it is also perfect for any intimate ceremony.

15. The Greatest Discovery (1970)

In those silent happy seconds

That surround the sound of this event

A parent smile is made in moments

They have made for you a friend

This song is about a young boy and the birth of a little brother—metaphorically, the song talks about new beginnings and the wonder one feels. The Greatest Discovery will add a touch of innocence and newness to your wedding playlist.

16. Healing Hands (1989)

Reach out for her healing hands

There’s a light, where the darkness ends

This song is a powerful anthem about having hope and being resilient—a love song about holding on through tough times and believing in the healing power of love. It acknowledges the challenges you have faced together and how you have risen above all of them.

17. Border Song (1970)

Holy Moses, let us live in peace

Let us strive to find a way to make all hatred cease

This Elton John wedding song is more introspective and soulful than the others on this list; Border Song offers a unique perspective on acceptance and unity. This makes it perfect for a large wedding, spreading the message of love and harmony to your community.

18. True Love, featuring Kiki Dee (1993)

Suntanned, windblown

Honeymooners at last alone

Feeling far above par

Oh, how lucky we are

Another duet with Kiki Dee, this song beautifully portrays a tranquil, easy love. Its lyrics encapsulate the small moments and the comfort found in being with someone who truly understands you.

19. Harmony (1973)

Harmony and me

We’re pretty good company

Looking for an island

In our boat upon the sea

This song is a testament to companionship and the beauty of harmony in a relationship. It can be a great addition to your wedding playlist as it beautifully captures the spirit of unity.

20. Grow Some Funk  of Your Own (1976)

When along came a señorita

She looked so good that I had to meet her

If you are looking for something less traditional and more fun, this upbeat, rock-influenced wedding song by Elton John is perfect. Its lively rhythm will have guests tapping their feet, making it ideal for getting people on the dance floor.

21. Chapel of Love (1994)

Spring is here, the sky is blue

Birds will sing as if they knew

Today’s the day, we’ll say “I do”

And we’ll never be lonely anymore

Elton John released a cover of this classic from The Dixie Cups, adding his unique twist to the song. This is a great music choice to play during the processional to set the tone for the day.

22. Never Too Old (To Hold Somebody) (2010)

But you’re harder than nails

No skinny old tack

You’re still sharp as a razor

And I like you like that

This duet with Leon Russell is a testament to the timeless nature of love. The song beautifully captures how love and companionship transcend age, making it a poignant choice for weddings. Even better, you can play this at a vow renewal or anniversary celebration.

23. A Word in Spanish (1988)

If you can’t comprehend

Read it in my eyes

This romantic ballad will add a touch of warmth to your wedding. With its sensuous rhythm and passionate lyrics about trying to express deep love, it is a fantastic choice for the couple’s dance or for setting a romantic tone.

24. Club at the End of the Street (1989)

That’s where we meet

Me and you rendezvous

In the club at the end of the street

This upbeat number is all about letting loose and enjoying the moment, making it ideal for a wedding reception. This song can bring everyone onto the dance floor, creating a lively and unforgettable atmosphere.

25. You Gotta Love Someone (1990)

When you’re gonna play with fire

You let someone share the heat

This song’s lyrics about the pursuit of love and the need for companionship make it an excellent anthem for the newlyweds embarking on their journey of togetherness.

26. Come Down In Time (1970)

Come down in time I still hear her say

So clear in my ear like it was today

This romantic ballad from John’s album “Tumbleweed Connection” presents a dreamy, introspective melody that will create a gorgeous and quiet moment for the couple amidst the bustle of the wedding celebration.

27. After All (with Charlie Puth) (2021)

If you never fell out of the sky
I don’t know what I would do
I wouldn’t trade one thousand lives
For the one I have with you

This 2021 collaboration between Elton John and Charlie Puth is a UK R&B and alternative/indie track with hints of country and electronic sounds. This would be a unique choice for the bridal entrance, or you can dance to it with your partner at the reception.

28. (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again (with Taron Egerton) (2019)

Well, I’m gonna love me again (love me again)
Check in on my very best friend
Find the wind to fill my sails
Rise above the broken rails

From the original soundtrack of the biopic ROCKETMAN, which details the life and career of Elton John, (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again is a joyful celebration of finding love—not only for another person but also yourself—and reaching your dreams. This would be a perfect Elton John wedding song for wedding party introductions or anytime during the reception. 

29. Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting) (1973)

Oh, don’t give us none of your aggravation
We had it with your discipline
Oh, Saturday night’s alright for fighting
Get a little action in

This raucous song from Elton John’s 1973 album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is all about rebelliousness and defiance during one’s teenage years. You can play this song during your reception for nostalgia, all while getting your guests heated up for the rest of the night.

30. Are You Ready for Love? (1991)

I’ll write a symphony just for you and me
If you let me love you

Are You Ready for Love?” is from the 1991 album Love Songs. The romantic instrumentals, groovy harmonies, and sentimental lyrics make it the quintessential Elton John wedding song. You can play this as the bride walks down the aisle, during your first dance, or anytime at the reception.

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