Elvis’s style borrowed heavily from American blues, folk, swing, gospel, and country music. All of these genres were woven into his songs. His style still lives on today with modern rockabilly artists such as Brian Setzer and Reverend Horton Heat.
Elvis’s songs are instantly recognizable and distinctively Elvis. He also had a beautifully haunting voice and sang many romantic love songs, which makes his music a perfect choice for wedding ceremonies and receptions.
For couples going for a fun, rock & roll vibe at their wedding, modern wedding songs like Elvis songs may be just what they need.
The following is a list of popular Elvis Presley wedding songs:
Elvis Presley Prelude Songs:
Hawaiian Wedding Song
The Hawaiian Wedding Song was a song written in 1926 by Charles E. King for his operetta, Prince of Hawaii. Elvis sang a version of the song during a scene in his 1961 film, Blue Hawaii. The song was later released on the Blue Hawaii soundtrack on October 20, 1961.
Elvis Presley Processional Songs:
Loving You is a song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The song was featured in the 1957 film Loving You and was later released on the film’s soundtrack on July 1, 1957. The song was also released as a single that year and reached #20 on the Billboard Pop chart and #15 on the Country chart.
Love Me Tender
Love Me Tender is a song written by Elvis Presley, George R. Poulton and Ken Darby. The melody is based on a Civil War ballad titled “Aura Lee.” The song was released as a single on October 6, 1956. After Elvis performed the song on the Ed Sullivan Show on September 9, 1956, RCA records received 1 million advanced orders for the single, making it a certified Gold record before it was even released. The song reached #1 on the Billboard chart in November of 1956 and is ranked at #444 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Can’t Help Falling in Love
Can’t Help Falling in Love is a song written by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss. The melody is based on an 18th century French song titled “Plaisir d’amour.” The song was featured in the 1961 film Blue Hawaii and was later released on the film’s soundtrack on October 20, 1961. The song was also released as a single on October 1, 1961 and quickly became a hit in the United States. The song reached #2 on the pop charts and has since sold over 1 million copies. The song is ranked at #403 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Elvis Presley Recessional Songs:
Fools Rush In
Fools Rush In is a song written in 1940 by Johnny Mercer and Rube Bloom. Various artists covered the song over the years including Frank Sinatra, Ricky Nelson, Etta James and Elvis who recorded it for his 1972 album, titled Elvis Now. The song was never released as a single but the album was certified Gold in 1992.
All Shook Up
All Shook Up is a song written by Elvis Presley and Otis Blackwell. The song was released as a single on March 22, 1957 and quickly reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it stayed for eight weeks. The song has since been certified 2x platinum and is ranked at #361 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You is a song written by Maurice Mysels and Ira Kosloff. The song was released as a single on May 12, 1956 and reached #3 on Billboard’s Top 100 chart and reached #1 on the country music charts. The single has since been certified Gold.
Teddy Bear is a song written by Kal Mann and Bernie Lowe. The song was featured in Elvis’ 1957 film, Loving You, and was released on the film’s soundtrack. It was also released as a single on June 11, 1957. The single quickly reached the top of the Billboard charts, where it stayed for seven weeks, and also reached #1 on the R&B bestsellers list and on the Country chart.
The Wonder of You
Let It Be Me
I Got a Woman
Known Only to Him
Blue Suede Shoes
I Don’t Care if the Sun Don’t Shine