When you’re celebrating an occasion as important as a wedding anniversary, you want to have the perfect setting. This means a romantic ambiance that inspires all five senses. Different genres of music can easily change the entire feel of the night, so choosing the right playlist of romantic anniversary songs is crucial. Set the mood with some smooth R&B, or start your own dance party with an upbeat pop song. Whatever your intention is, these 20 popular songs are all classics in their own ways, making them clear choices for your anniversary playlist.
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1. This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) by Natalie Cole
This 1975 classic by Natalie Cole is the perfect poppy love song that can get you and your partner dancing and laughing together, reflecting on all the wonderful experiences of the last year you’ve spent together as a married couple.
2. You’re Still The One by Shania Twain
Shania Twain croons that you’re still the one that she loves, dreams of and kisses good night in this 1998 country ballad that swept our nation by storm. The emotional lyrics are the perfect song to profess your love to your partner.
3. Still The One by Orleans
This upbeat love song is the perfect way to tell your loved one how much they still mean to you even after all these years of being married. Released in 1976, Still The One is one of the best wedding anniversary songs to hit the airwaves.
4. Can’t Help Falling In Love by Elvis Presley
This beautiful love ballad by the King, Elvis Presley, is a quintessential romantic song that is perfect for your wedding day and every anniversary thereafter. If you can’t help falling in love with your partner day after day, make sure you put this song on your anniversary playlist!
5. When I’m Sixty-Four by The Beatles
The Beatles have no shortage of romantic pop songs within their discography, but When I’m Sixty-Four is the ultimate anniversary song. If you’re newly married and wondering if you’ll grow old together, this song will paint a happy, peppy picture of what’s to come.
6. After All These Years by Journey
This romantic power rock song by Journey talks about how a love as strong as yours will be able to survive anything, especially after all these years.
7. I Got You Babe – Sonny & Cher
Husband-and-wife duo Sonny & Cher were two of the most-loved musical icons of the 1960s, so naturally their hit single I Got You Babe is perfectly romantic and sentimental – everything you’d want out of an anniversary song.
8. (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
Made famous by the movie Dirty Dancing, this pop ballad articulates how you’ve never felt this way about anyone else before you met your partner. Simply put, you’ve had the time of your life and you owe it all to them!
9. Anniversary by Tony Toni Tone
If you need to spell it out more plainly, this hit R&B tune repeats that “it’s our anniversary” and it’s time for you two to celebrate!
10. All My Life by K-Ci & JoJo
Have you spent your entire life praying you’d find your soulmate? Then All My Life, the 1997 hit by K-Ci & JoJo, is the ideal song for you to serenade your partner with on your anniversary.
11. Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion
Do you need a way to convey how much their love and relationship means to you? This emotional song by Canadian powerhouse Celine Dion is one of the world’s most beloved love songs, making it a clear contender for best anniversary song.
12. Here and Now by Luther Vandross
Luther Vandross has one of the smoothest voices in musical history, so of course one of his hit ballads would perfectly set a romantic setting for your special anniversary. Here and Now is a 1989 hit that is absolutely timeless.
13. You by Jesse Powell
Are you ever so desperately in love with your partner and need a way to show it? You by Jesse Powell is a beautiful power ballad that will make anyone feel adored.
14. You Are by Charlie Wilson
Confess how much she means to you with this 2010 R&B hit by Charlie Wilson that is just begging to be slow-danced to.
15. A Thousand Years by Christina Perri
If you feel as though you could love your partner for eternity, as vampires do in the Twilight series, no A Thousand Years by Christina Perri says it all for you.
16. I Do (Cherish You) by 98 Degrees
If you’ve ever wanted a chance to channel the boy band member in you, this pop hit by 98 Degrees is your chance to serenade your loved one with a choreographed dance.
17. Endless Love by Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
Diana Ross and Lionel Richie are two of music history’s most iconic singers. Put them together on a love ballad and you get a song worthy of every anniversary you may spend with your partner.
18. The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra’s repertoire is chock full of anniversary-appropriate songs, but there’s something about The Way You Look Tonight that makes it a great anniversary song for couples of any age.
19. Truly Madly Deeply by Savage Garden
Are you ready to embrace life’s adventures and take on anything it might throw your way with your partner? Then this 1997 hit by Savage Garden should be at the top of your anniversary playlist.
20. Through The Years – Kenny Rogers
This 1981 hit by Kenny Rogers is one of the best love songs that’s ever existed, putting all of your thoughts and feelings into a beautifully written, eloquent ballad.
The songs you choose for your wedding anniversary playlist will set the tone and mood for the entire night, so choose them carefully! Slow ballads are great for relaxing nights at home, while upbeat pop tunes will get you off your feet. No matter the genre of music, there’s a love song out there for every wedding anniversary.