Listen to the Best Oscar-Winning Songs for Your Wedding

Oscar-winning songs for weddings

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If you watched the Oscars last night, you witnessed a lot of love going around — from Eddie Redmayne’s passionate kiss with his wife when he won Best Actor to Chrissy Teigen‘s emotional reaction to John Legend’s win for Best Original Song to all of the sweet shout outs in the acceptance speeches. The evening served as a great reminder that, throughout its history, the Oscars have awarded Best Original Song to some of the most romantic tunes ever recorded. With that in mind, we took a trip down Academy Award memory lane and made a playlist of the best Oscar-winning wedding songs.

Let’s be honest — the ’80s and ’90s were the decades of the soft rock power ballad, and the Oscars reflect that pretty well. There’s My Heart Will Go On from Titanic, of course, but there’s also “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from The Lion King, “Take My Breath Away” from Top Gun, and “Up Where We Belong” from An Officer and a Gentleman. They’re all a bit mushy, sure, but there’s no denying that they’d all be perfect for the first dance.

See more: 64 Perfect First-Dance Songs

Those aside, there are also some pretty amazing dance songs for the reception that have won trophies. “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire and “Flashdance… What a Feeling” from Flashdance will make absolutely every one of your guests want to hit the dance floor.

If you’re still working on your wedding playlist, now’s the perfect time to incorporate the magic of movies into it! Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show — we mean songs.


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