Does the theme of your wedding have an overall classic vibe? Or are you looking to add that extra touch of elegance to your ceremony or reception?
Well, Frank Sinatra songs are a great choice for any wedding playlist!
Timeless and iconic, Frank Sinatra’s music has been a wedding favorite for generations. From his signature, romantic ballads to his more upbeat hits that get everyone dancing, the tunes of Ol’ Blue Eyes will delight all of your guests.
“I’ve Got You Under My Skin”
Do you feel like you and your spouse are practically the same person? Frank Sinatra understood this sentiment and penned this song to celebrate the people who “are really a part of me.”
Like many of Sinatra’s most popular songs, this is a mid-tempo tune; perfect for a foxtrot or two-step.
Choose this song to kick off a fun cocktail hour or to keep conversations flowing during your dinner service.
“Come Fly with Me”
If you are a fun-loving couple who want to inject classic, lighthearted optimism into your special day then Sinatra’s “Come Fly With Me” may do the trick!
A cheerful and upbeat song that exemplifies the feeling of being in love; we think it will fit right in during your cocktail hour or for the moment you and your groom are announced during the reception.
“I Believe I’m Gonna Love You”
Another signature Sinatra song, this track features simple and vulnerable lyrics.
This is a slow ballad with lots of strings and other instrumentation making it perfect for a first dance or when all couples are invited to take to the floor.
“The Way You Look Tonight”
If you’re still undecided on a first dance song, this is your sign!
“The Way You Look Tonight” is a love song that is as classic as they come. And what better time than the first dance to celebrate the way you look tonight?
This mid-tempo hit describes how much comfort the singer experiences when reminiscing on a treasured memory; the same way you’ll look back on your wedding day!
“Fly Me to the Moon”
For the couple who look to the stars to express their love, this song is a great way to kick off a wedding reception or an upbeat cocktail hour.
“Fly Me To The Moon” features the signature big brass band of the era, which makes it an attention-grabbing tune for a celebration.
Sinatra switches from talking about his desire to “Fly me to the moon/Let me play amongst the stars,” to the more “down-to-earth” kissing and holding hands with the person he loves. If this sounds like you and your spouse, add this hit to your playlist!
“I Only Have Eyes for You”
This classic song, like many others on this list, has been covered many times by many different artists.
Sinatra’s version is reminiscent of the early 20th century when it was recorded and has that tell-tale retro sound.
This is a slow and charming song, making it perfect for a first dance or for a celebration of love at any time during your reception!
“Strangers in the Night”
Celebrate the starting days of your romance with this sensual choice from Frank Sinatra.
This song describes the intoxicating moment you lock eyes with someone across the room and a love story begins.
“Ever since that night/We’ve been together/Lovers at first sight.”
You might consider this track for a romantic first dance song or slow dance throughout the ceremony. It just begs for a slow sway with the person you love!
“The Only Couple on the Floor”
This is a great song to celebrate old-fashioned love or a love that has endured over a long time.
A celebration of authentic love and how you can get lost in a romantic moment, a good song, and a dance floor, this tune is perfect for your first dance.
But, if you want to end your reception on a serene and romantic note, we think this is a great choice for the last dance of the evening.
“Love Makes Us Whatever We Want to Be”
From the first notes of this zippy song, you will instantly feel like skipping along to celebrate your love.
Jovial and upbeat, this is a great fit for a fun cocktail hour or to keep the energy up during your dinner service.
While Sinatra talks about enduring love allowing the couple to climb the tallest mountains, he always brings it back to simple and sentimental love.
“I just need to know you’re adoring me/’Cause love makes us whatever we wanna be.”
“The Best is Yet to Come”
“The best is yet to come/come the day you’re mine”
The lyrics say it all in this classic! You’ve just got married, you’re filled with blissful optimism for the future with your new spouse, this song is simply the perfect wedding fit.
This number is often performed as a foxtrot or a swing dance routine. Big band horns and other instrumentation give it a lot of character, so choose a big moment to debut it, like your first moments as an official married couple perhaps.
“When You’re Smiling (The Whole World Smiles with You)”
There’s nothing better than smiles, laughter, and bountiful happiness on your special day, so as you can’t stop smiling about marrying the love of your life, let this happy melody set the tone.
This upbeat song is a great choice to play during a cocktail party, before the ceremony, or when you’re eating dinner.
“My Kind of Girl”
If you want to celebrate a special girl on your wedding day, this is the perfect song to do it with.
Whether it’s a special dedication to your wife or dance with your daughter or the flower girl, this song is sure to make the occasion noteworthy.
“She walks like an angel walks/She talks like an angel talks/And her hair has a kind of curl/To my mind, she’s my kind of girl.”
“Nice N’ Easy”
Another lighthearted ode to love, “Nice N’ Easy” delivers more of Sinatra’s signature charm: delivering love songs with straightforward messages.
His words make love seem so pure and simple and will effortlessly create a great atmosphere on your wedding day.
With lyrics like, “Let’s take it nice and easy/It’s gonna be so easy/For us to fall in love,” this song is perfect for the carefree couple.
Consider using it for a fun, relaxed first dance to kick off your wedding reception on a cheerful note.
“You Are the Sunshine of My Life”
Similar to “My Kind of Girl”, this is a great song to celebrate the people most important to you on your wedding day.
Dedicate this tune to someone who could not attend the day, or play it during a parent/child dance.
Upbeat and well-known, this track will get everyone dancing and singing along, so be sure to include it during your reception to add to the happy and lighthearted ambiance.
“For Once in My Life”
If you want to profess your love to your partner in an upbeat, but no less sentimental or romantic way, then this song is a great choice.
Recognize the person who completes you with lyrics like, “For once I can touch what my heart used to dream of/Long before I knew/Ooh, someone warm like you/Would make my dreams come true,” get to the heart of true love.
You may be familiar with the popular Stevie Wonder version, but Sinatra’s rendition is in that classic and nostalgic genre of music we all know and love.
“You Make Me Feel So Young”
Whether you’re a relatively new couple just starting out on your wedding day, or if you are planning a vow renewal after many years together, this guaranteed crowd-pleaser is a wonderful addition to any celebration.
With lyrics like, “you make me feel like spring has sprung/every time I see you near/I’m such a happy individual” this happy-go-lucky song is a great choice for a slow dance.
It would also be a great fit for the first time you walk down the aisle as newlyweds!
“The Last Dance”
As the name implies, this is a great option for the final number at your wedding reception.
This song describes the intoxicating feelings that happen once you realize that while the dance may be over, you never want this night to end.
Those feelings are just the atmosphere you want on the most important day of your life. ”It’s obvious they’re aware of us, the pair of us/Alone on the floor/Still I want to hold you like this forever and more.”
Choose this slow and sensual song as the closer to wind down to your wedding’s after-party.
“Young at Heart”
This is another of Sinatra’s legendary, lighthearted love songs that get to the heart of what true love is.
If you are having a vow renewal ceremony or if your reception features a special dance for married couples who have reached anniversary milestones, this is a wonderful option.
Also, consider this classic for a parent-child dance or when you’re cutting the cake and feeding it to each other!
When you’ve had the wedding day of your dreams, it’s lovely to be reminded that, “Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you/If you’re young at heart.”
“Cheek to Cheek”
Now that you are officially married, it’s time to party! Get close to your new spouse all night long with this cheeky and fun dance number.
This tune describes the intimacy and fun of dancing close to the one you love. It’s joyful and upbeat, the perfect song to get everyone on the dance floor.
Consider a medley with other Frank Sinatra dance favorites on this list, like “You Make Me Feel So Young” and “Fly Me To The Moon”.
“Yes Sir, That’s My Baby”
It’s official! Celebrate the moment that you are now legally married with this cheerful and sweet song.
This is a fun dance tune, but it would also be a great choice for a cocktail hour or dinner service.
With a chorus perfect for singing along, this song is sure to be a hit with your guests!