The Best Rock Songs for your Wedding Playlist

If you’re looking for heartfelt, romantic music for your big day, without the side of cheese, a rock wedding song might be the ideal choice for you and your partner.


Rather than choosing one of the most popular wedding songs, go for one of these unique tracks to create a truly memorable day, without losing the sentimental element of the day.

We’ve picked the best rock songs for weddings, be it to walk down the aisle to, to dance your first dance to, or to play when all of your guests are on the dance floor.

Iris – The Goo Goo Dolls

Most romantic lyric: “You’re the closest to heaven that I’ll ever be,
And I don’t want to go home right now”

Always – Bon Jovi

Most romantic lyric: “I’ll be there, till the stars don’t shine,
‘Til the heavens burst and the words don’t rhyme,
I know when I die you’ll be on my mind’
And I’ll love you, always”

You & Me Song – The Wannadies

Most romantic lyric: “It was always,
You and me always”

Maps – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Most romantic lyric: “They don’t love you like I love you”

I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing – Aerosmith

Most romantic lyric: “I just want to stay with you in this moment forever,
Forever and ever”

Wonderwall – Oasis

Most romantic lyric: “I don’t believe that anybody,
Feels the way I do about you now”

Tender – Blur

Most romantic lyric: “Tender is the touch,
Of someone that you love too much”

Thank You – Led Zeppelin

Most romantic lyric: “If the sun refused to shine,
I would still be loving you,
When mountains crumble to the sea,
There will still be you and me”

My Hero – Foo Fighters

Most romantic lyric: “There goes my hero,
Watch him as he goes”

Wherever You Will Go – The Calling

Most romantic lyric: “If I could, then I would,
I’ll go wherever you will go,
Way up high or down low,
I’ll go wherever you will go”

Heaven – Bryan Adams

Most romantic lyric: “Oh once in your life you find someone,
Who will turn your world around,
Bring you up when you’re feelin’ down”

You’re My Best Friend – Queen

Most romantic lyric: “Ooh you’re the best friend that I ever had,
I’ve been with you such a long time,
You’re my sunshine and I want you to know,
That my feelings are true,
I really love you”

You Had Me At Hello – A Day To Remember

Most romantic lyric: “I’ve never seen a smile that can light the room like yours,
It’s simply radiant, I see it more with everyday that goes by”

First Day Of My Life – Bright Eyes

Most romantic lyric: “I don’t care, I could go anywhere with you,
And I’d probably be happy”

Warmness On The Soul – Avenged Sevenfold

Most romantic lyric: “I’ll never feel alone again with you by my side,
You’re the one and in you I confide”

Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s

Most romantic lyric: “If every simple song I wrote to you,
Would take your breath away,
I’d write it all,
Even more in love with me you’d fall”


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