Top 10 Wedding Song Duets
Whether you are hiring a band or you plan to sing a duet with your partner at your wedding, expressing your love to each other via song is your time to make a personal statement to your loved one in front of your family and friends. These ten love song duets provide a great selection with which you can convey the sincerity of your commitment to each other on your wedding day.
1. Perfect Duet - Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé
When Ed Sheeran took his already colossal hit and added Beyoncé to the equation, he cemented his presence in weddings everywhere for years to come. By providing a softer sound than the original version of the song, this version evokes a more tender feeling, making it more fitting for a wedding. By giving another singer a chance to respond to his lyrics, it equally reflects two people expressing how they feel to each other. Ticking all the boxes, by capturing how the couple met, making their eternal promise to each other and describing how they dance together, Ed Sheeran knew what he was doing when he wrote this wedding song.
2. Lucky - Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat
Celebrating being in love with your best friend makes this cute song a sweet choice for a wedding song duet. The breezy tone to the melody, the light fingerpicking on the strings and the lush lyrics combine to evoke images of a tropical island, prompting you to start getting excited about your impending honeymoon.
3. Endless Love - Luther Vandross and Mariah Carey
Diana Ross and Lionel Richie’s version may have been named Billboard’s most successful duet of all time but Mariah Carey’s soaring vocals take this song to new heights. It provides a beautiful way to showcase her vocal range and power. Luther Vandross provides a strong base which allows her to perform her vocal gymnastics. He performs with a tone that manages to be strong and sturdy throughout, yet soft and tender at the same time. Just what you want in a wedding song duet.
4. From This Moment On - Shania Twain and Bryan White
This country pop song is wedding song duet personified. The touching lyrics are explicitly based on the sentiments of wedding vows. It is two people pledging to dedicate their lives to each other. The pair’s powerful vocal dynamics blend seamlessly together.
5. I Got You Babe - Sonny and Cher
Well, their love may not have endured but this is one love song duet that continues to stand the test of time. The sentiment of this song solidifies the secure bond that you share with your partner whilst providing some light relief with its quirky lyrics at the same time.
6. Islands in the Stream - Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
This country song provides a down to earth tone that anyone can relate to. Its lyrics recognise the mystery and vulnerability of love. The duo simply pledge their commitment to each other. Unlike many of the other wedding song duets in this list which involve one person singing how they feel and the other singing their response, this duo sing the chorus together in such unity, providing a strong show of solidarity.
7. Falling Slowly - Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová
From the gentle opening, reflecting the first tentative steps of a relationship through to the haunting, powerful vocals he reaches in the chorus as it gathers in intensity each time, Glen Hansard pours his entire emotions into this song. Markéta Irglová provides a sweetly melodic accompaniment to underpin this love song duet.
8. You’re the One That I Want - John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
This fun, upbeat option gives the whole wedding party the chance to dance, get into character and perform, guaranteeing that there will be big cheesy grins on faces all round.
9. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
In this classy soul song, Marvin Gaye’s smooth vocals effortlessly wrap around Tammi Terrell’s. Unlike other wedding song duets on this list that that gently build to reach their full meaning, this one confidently explodes with a strong declaration from the get-go.
10. Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes
You’re on cloud nine right now. This song knows how you feel. The powerful vocals of this duo soar to reach the same scaly heights as their lyrics.
You don’t need to opt for the karaoke version for your wedding song duet. Tremolo offers a fantastic choice of artists to sing at your Melbourne wedding. Click here to make your wedding singer selection now.