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Top 11 Alabama Love Songs To Add Pure Passion To Your Wedding

Top 11 Alabama Love Songs To Add Pure Passion To Your Wedding

For over five decades, the enchanting love songs of Alabama have been a go-to choice for weddings, infusing the air with pure and magical romance. Since their formation in 1967 by a trio of young cousins, this iconic band has inspired numerous country music stars and dominated the Billboard chart with over 50 Top 10 Hits, along with an impressive collection of prestigious awards.

Whether you’re seeking romantic ballads or lively tunes, our handpicked selection of the best Alabama love songs will ensure you’ll find the perfect soundtrack for every moment of your unique wedding day.

1. “There’s No Way” 1985 Album 40-Hour Week

‘There’s No Way’ expresses an intensely romantic sentiment, declaring that their love is so profound that nothing can ever come between them. Randy Owen’s emotionally charged, raspy vocals add a deeply romantic touch, making it one of Alabama’s all-time favorite love songs, perfect for couples looking to create a truly intimate and memorable first dance.

Lyrics you’ll love:

There’s no way I could make it without you
There’s no way that I’d even try
If I had to survive without you in my life
I know I wouldn’t last a day; oh baby, there’s no way

It means so much to me whenever I see that ‘wanting me’ look in your eyes
I don’t know how I could do without holding you close every night
I’ve waited so long just to have you to hold
Now that I’ve got you, I’ll never let go

2. “The Maker Said Take Her” 1995 Album In Pictures

‘The Maker Said Take Her’ by Alabama has been a beloved pick for wedding first dances over the years, solidifying its status as a timeless favorite among his treasured love songs. The song’s lyrics convey a love story where the narrator feels as though their union is divinely destined, evoking a profound sense of fate and destiny in their love journey.

Lyrics you’ll love:

The Maker said to take her and love her forever,
take care of her for life, and treat her right.
I never was the one to listen very well.
I walked my own way and felt what I felt,
further out of touch with the master plan,
but she was like a flight to the Promised Land.

3. “Forever’s As Far As I’ll Go” 1990 Album Pass It On Down

Alabama’s ‘Forever’s As Far As I’ll Go’ is a timeless 90s love ballad that sets the perfect tempo for a wedding’s first dance, with its touching lyrics that convey deep love and devotion. Recognized as one of the most beautiful love songs by Alabama, its emotional resonance and musical charm will create a truly enchanting atmosphere perfect for your new beginning as newlyweds.

Lyrics you’ll love:

‘Cause I will give you my heart
Faithful and true
And all the love it can hold
That’s all I can do

And I’ve thought about
How long I’ll love you
And it’s only fair that you know
Forever’s as far as I’ll go

When there’s age around my eyes
And gray in your hair
And it only takes a touch
To recall the love we shared

4. “Will You Marry Me” ft. Jann Arden’s 2001 Album When It All Goes South

‘Will You Marry Me’ by Alabama is a heartfelt proposal, with the singer pouring out their love and dreams for a life together, asking that magical question ‘on bended knee.’ With its romantic melody and sincere lyrics, this song becomes an enchanting choice for a processional tune, infusing the moment as the bride walks down the aisle with pure, heartfelt magic.

Lyrics you’ll love:

Will you marry me
Put our love and life together
Will you stay with me
For always and forever
On bended knee, would you take this ring
Will you marry me, please
Will you marry me

To be with you is what I live for
But at this moment, I confess
Though I love you, God knows I love you
Deep down inside, I’m scared to death; say yes

5. “The Closer You Get” 1983 Album, The Closer You Get…

“The Closer You Get” by Alabama is about falling deeper in love as the couple gets closer, feeling intense true emotions when they are together. With its upbeat tempo and playful lyrics, this song is the perfect soundtrack for a lively wedding reception entrance, setting the mood for a cheerful celebration. Also, we love this catchy Alabama love song for a fun wedding first dance!

Lyrics you’ll love:

The closer you get, the further I fall
I’ll be over the edge now in no time at all
I’m fallin’ faster and faster and faster with no time to stall
The closer you get, the further I fall

Could I be dreamin’
Is this really real
‘Cause there’s something magic
The way that I feel in your arms here tonight

6. “Touch Me When We’re Dancing” 1986, Album The Touch

‘Touch Me When We’re Dancing’ is about wanting to be close in body and heart while sharing a dance. It’s a song that makes their love feel even stronger as they move to the music, creating an atmosphere of romance and intimacy. With its charming and loving lyrics and infectious rhythm, it’s an excellent choice for a joyful wedding first dance or a lively post-dinner dance floor moment that sets the mood for love.

Lyrics you’ll love:

Play us a song, and we can slow-dance
On we want to hold each other
Play us a groove so we hardly move
Just let our hearts be together

Oh baby, ’cause it feels so good
When we’re close like this
Whisper in my ear
And let me steal a kiss

Come on, touch me when we’re dancing
You know you’ve got that lovin’ touch
Oh, touch me when we’re dancing
I want to feel you when I’m fallin’ in love

Tonight’s the night, and it feels so right
What my heart’s saying to me
You’re the one, and I’ve waited so long
So let your love flow through me

7. “God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You” 1999, Album Twentieth Century

This song beautifully conveys a sense of awe and deep appreciation for an extraordinary love that feels like a divine blessing. The lyrics poetically compare this love to a serene river and a precious secret, suggesting that the person they cherish is an exceptional soul.

NSYNC also did an incredible version of this song, making it even more popular. It’s undoubtedly one of the finest love songs by Alabama, excellent for a heartfelt father-daughter or mother-son wedding dance.

Lyrics you’ll love:

Your love is like a river, peaceful and deep.
Your soul is like a secret that I never could keep.
When I look into your eyes, I know that it’s true,
God must have spent a little more time on you.

In all of creation, all things great and small,
You are the one that surpasses them all.
They broke the mold when you came into this world.

And I’m trying hard to figure out
Just how I ever did without.
The warmth of your smile, the heart of a child,
It’s deep inside and leaves me purified.

8. “Feels So Right” 1981, Album Feels So Right

This awesome song really gets that moment when two people are really into each other and just love being close. It’s also among the most cherished Alabama country songs about pure love, so it’s a fantastic pick for a slow, romantic dance to wrap up your night with some sweet love vibes.

Lyrics you’ll love:

Whisper to me softly
Breathe words upon my skin
No one’s near and listening
So please don’t say goodbye
Just hold me close and love me
Press your lips to mine
Mmm, it feels so right, feels so right

Lying here beside you
I hear the echoes of your sighs
Promise me you’ll stay with me
And keep me warm tonight
So hold me close and love me
Give my heart a smile
Mmm, it feels so right, feels so righ
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9. “She And I” 1986 Album Alabama Greatest Hits

‘She And I’ by Alabama lyrics celebrate the unique and enduring love between a couple living on their own terms. They’re happy together and know that their love is all they need. This song cherishes the simplicity and joy of being in a loving partnership, making it a great choice to exit your wedding ceremony or make a stylish entrance at your reception.

Lyrics you’ll love:

She and I live in our own little world
Don’t worry about the world outside

She and I agree
She and I lead a perfectly normal life
Ah, but just because we aren’t often seen socially
People think we’ve something to hide.
But all our friends know we’re just a little old-fashioned
She and I

Oh, ain’t it great (Ain’t it great)
Ain’t it fine (Ain’t it fine)
To have a love for someone that others can’t find
Ain’t it wonderful to know all we ever need is just the two of us
She and I
So wonderful

10. “Love In The First Degree” 1981 Album Feels So Right

‘Love In The First Degree’ delivers a romantic and uplifting message about completely embracing the power of love. The song beautifully conveys that despite any initial reservations, the undeniable feelings and deep connection they share have led them to willingly hug this love ‘in the first degree.’ It’s perfect for setting a warm atmosphere during the cocktail hour or wedding dinner.

Lyrics you’ll love:

I thought it would be so simple
Like a thousand times before
I took what I wanted and just walked away
But I never made it to the door
Now, babe, I’m not begging for mercy
Go ahead and throw the book at me
If loving you’s a crime
I know that I’m as guilty as a man can be

Baby, you left me defenseless
I’ve only got one plea
Lock me away inside of your love
And throw away the key
I’m guilty of love in the first degree
(Love in the first degree) Oh yeah, oh yeah

11. “Mountain Music” 1982, Album Mountain Music

‘Mountain Music’ joyously celebrates family traditions and the unity found in music and outdoor adventures. This classic tune can instantly transport you to cheerful memories, bringing an infectious smile to your face. As one of the most remarkable songs by Alabama, it’s an ideal choice for a lively dance, allowing you to celebrate your love surrounded by family and friends.

Lyrics you’ll love:

Oh, play me some mountain music
Like grandma and grandpa used to play
Then I’ll float on down the river
To a Cajun hideaway

Swim across the river
Just to prove that I’m a man
Spend the day bein’ lazy
Just bein’ nature’s friend

Climb a long, tall, hickory
Bend it over, skinnin’ cats
Playin’ baseball with chert rocks
Usin’ sawmill slabs for bats

Alabama Highest-Ranking Songs

Alabama, the iconic country band, has achieved an astounding 33 No.1 Hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart, cementing their legacy as one of the highest-ranking trio artists in country music history.

Here’s a breakdown of Alabama’s number 1 hits, organized from the songs with the most weeks on the chart to those with fewer weeks:

  1. #1 Southern Star, 1989 (1 WKS)
  2. #1 High Cotton, 1989 (1 WKS)
  3. #1 Face to Face, 1987 (1 WKS)
  4. #1 Can’t Keep a Good Man Down, 1985 (1 WKS)
  5. #1 You’ve Got the Touch, 1987 (1 WKS)
  6. #1 She and I, 1986 (1 WKS)
  7. #1 There’s No Way, 1985 (1 WKS)
  8. #1 Jukebox in My Mind, 1990 (4 WKS)
  9. #1 Lady Down on Love, 1983 (1 WKS)
  10. #1 Touch Me When We’re Dancing, 1986 (1 WKS)
  11. #1 Forever’s as Far as I’ll Go, 1990 (1 WKS)
  12. #1 Down Home, 1991 (3 WKS)
  13. #1 I’m in a Hurry (And Don’t Know Why), 1992 (2 WKS)
  14. #1 Reckless, 1993 (1 WKS)
  15. #1 (There’s A) Fire in the Night, 1984 (1 WKS)
  16. #1 When We Make Love, 1984 (1 WKS)
  17. #1 40 Hour Week (For a Livin’), 1985 (1 WKS)
  18. #1 If I Had You, 1989 (1 WKS)
  19. #1 If You’re Gonna Play in Texas, 1984 (1 WKS)
  20. #1 Song of the South, 1988 (1 WKS)
  21. #1 Why Lady Why, 1980 (1 WKS)
  22. #1 Mountain Music, 1982 (1 WKS)
  23. #1 The Closer You Get, 1983 (1 WKS)
  24. #1 Close Enough to Perfect, 1982 (1 WKS)
  25. #1 Take Me Down, 1982 (1 WKS)
  26. #1 Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler), 1984 (1 WKS)
  27. #1 Fallin’ Again, 1988 (1 WKS)
  28. #1 Tennessee River, 1980 (1 WKS)
  29. #1 Dixieland Delight, 1983 (1 WKS)
  30. #1 Love in the First Degree, 1981 (2 WKS)
  31. #1 Old Alabama with Brad Paisley, 2011 (2 WKS)
  32. #1 Old Flame, 1981 (1 WKS)
  33. #1 Feels So Right, 1981 (2 WKS)

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