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Top 13 Johnny Cash Love Songs For A Legendary Wedding

Top 13 Johnny Cash Love Songs For A Legendary Wedding

Johnny Cash penned some of the most heart-stirring and timeless love songs inspired by his profound love for his wife, June Carter. His legacy shines through his remarkable music career spanning six decades, from 1954 until his passing in 2003.

These Johnny Cash love songs are ideal musical accompaniments for various cherished moments on your wedding day. Let’s explore how these iconic tunes can enhance your celebration, adding a touch of legendary romance to your special moments.

1. “You’re The Nearest Thing To Heaven 1958

As one of the most cherished Johnny Cash songs about love, this musical ode to finding true love would be a meaningful addition to your wedding playlist, especially during a tender moment like your first dance or a poignant interlude in the ceremony. Let the heartfelt lyrics and Johnny Cash’s signature warmth envelop you, reminding everyone that love’s journey culminates in finding heaven in each other’s arms.

Lyrics you’ll love:

I have sailed the peaceful waters of the ocean, deep and blue
I held my breath and watched the western sunset’s golden hue
I’ve flown above the mountain peaks and valleys wide and green
But you’re the nearest thing to heaven that I’ve seen

You’re the nearest thing to heaven; yes, you are
I have searched for happiness for so long and far
But my search for love was through the day that I found you
‘Cause you’re the nearest thing to heaven, yes, you are

2. “I Promise You 1972

Enhance your wedding playlist with the profound sentiments of another of the best Johnny Cash love songs, exemplified by ‘I Promise You.’ This lovely track could shine during the vow exchange or as an accompaniment to your wedding’s first dance. Its heartfelt lyrics beautifully capture the essence of standing by each other through life’s seasons, resonating with the promise to navigate all that comes your way.

Lyrics you’ll love:

I promised you the day you marry me
I’ll be everything to you that I should be
And while you’re in the springtime of your years
You’ll not know what it’s like to shed a tear
I’ll be the same through all that we go through

I promise you for richer or for poorer
I’ll more than share each pain that you endure
And when you’re in the autumn of your years
You’ll call me in the night, and I’ll be near
I love you, and I’ll let you know I do
I promise you.

3. “All Over Again 1958

Add a touch of timeless romance to your wedding playlist with ‘All Over Again,’ a unique love piece among the most wonderful Johnny Cash Songs. This melodic gem resonates with the exhilaration of rediscovering love’s magic in everyday moments. Consider weaving it into the reception’s ambiance or as an enchanting background during a photo slideshow, as it encapsulates the journey of falling in love anew, time and time again.

Lyrics you’ll love:

Every time I look at you, I fall in love
All over again
Every time I think of you, it all begins
All over again
One little dream at night, and I can dream all-day
It only takes a memory to thrill me
One little kiss from you and I just fly away
Pour me out your love until you fill me
I wanna fall in love, beginning from the start
All over again
Show me how you stole away my heart
All over again

4. “Happiness is You 1966

‘Happiness is You’ is also among the most loved Johnny Cash love songs. The lyrics convey that even grand pursuits like chasing moonbeams and building sand castles lose their significance compared to the happiness in the presence of the person you love. Consider playing it during a touching moment like your reception grand entrance or as a backdrop to a heartfelt speech.

Lyrics you’ll love:

Way down the mountain, I chased a moonbeam
On the beach, I built sand castles too
My moonbeams faded, my castles tumbled
All of this was meaningless ’cause happiness is you

No more chasing moonbeams or catching falling stars
I know now my pot of gold is anywhere you are
My heart won’t miss you. My heart goes to you

Loneliness is emptiness, but happiness is you

5. “Rose of My Heart” 1984

This lovely track is a well-known love song by Johnny Cash. It conveys the depth of an exceptional partnership, where love and closeness are cherished above all else. Think of playing it during the ceremony as you exchange rings or as a touching interlude during dinner, as it encapsulates the unwavering bond and love you share.

Lyrics you’ll love:

We’re the best partners this world’s ever seen,
Together as close as can be.
Sometimes it’s hard to find time in between,
To tell you what you are to me.
You are the rose of my heart,
You are the love of my life.
A flower not fading nor falling apart,
If you’re tired, rest your head on my arm.
Rose of my heart.

6. “Cause I Love You” ft. June Carter Cash, 1970

‘Cause I Love You” stands out as one of the most exquisite romantic melodies by Johnny Cash, presented as a captivating duet alongside his beloved spouse, June Carter Cash. This track beautifully illustrates the strength of their connection, making it an ideal choice for a meaningful moment during the ceremony or as a backdrop to your first dance as newlyweds. The lyrics convey a promise of unwavering support and love, creating a significant atmosphere at the heart of the celebration.

Lyrics you’ll love:

When you wake up in the darkness
I will put my arms around you
And hold you till the morning sun
Comes shinin’ through the trees

I’ll be right beside you
No matter where you travel
I’ll be there to cheer you
Till the sun comes shining through

If we’re ever parted
I will keep the tie that binds us
And I’ll never let it break
‘Cause I love you

7. “I Love You Because” 1958

Immerse yourself in the genuine feelings conveyed by ‘I Love You Because,’ a cherished romantic ballad from the repertoire of Johnny Cash’s songs about love. Its soothing tempo and meaningful lyrics make it ideal for a wedding’s first dance or a serene background during dinner. The lyrics beautifully express the profound connection and support shared between two people, emphasizing that love is cherished for being genuine and authentic.

Lyrics you’ll love:

I love you because you understand, dear
Every little thing I try to do
You’re always there to lend a helping hand, dear
But most of all, I love you cause you’re you
No matter what may be the style or season
I know your love will always see me through
I love you for a hundred- thousand reasons
But most of all I love you cause you’re you

8. “Flesh And Blood” 1970

‘Flesh And Blood’ by Johnny Cash is one of his highest-charting love songs. Its gentle tempo and profound lyrics make it an exquisite choice for a unique moment during dinner or cocktail hours. The verses beautifully emphasize the impermanence of the world around us and the enduring importance of human connections.

Lyrics you’ll love:

A Cardinal sang just for me
And I thanked him for the Song
Then the Sun went slowly down the West
And I had to move along
These were some of the things
On which my Mind and Spirit feed;
But Flesh And Blood need Flesh And Blood
And you’re the one I need
Flesh And Blood need Flesh And Blood
And you’re the one I need.

9. “Ring of Fire” 1963

Inject your wedding with the heartfelt emotion of ‘Ring of Fire,’ a truly remarkable piece from the Johnny Cash love songs collection. This energetic number-one hit will bring a unique twist to the reception dance floor. The lyrics artfully describe the intense nature of love, comparing it to a burning flame, and could symbolize the exhilarating and all-encompassing journey of love that the couple embarks upon.

Lyrics you’ll love:

I fell into a burning ring of fire
I went down, down, down
And the flames went higher
And it burns, burns, burns
The ring of fire
The ring of fire

The taste of love is sweet
When hearts like ours meet
I fell for you like a child
Oh, but the fire went wild

10. “Happy To Be With You” 1965

Captivate your wedding guests with “Happy To Be With You,” by Johnny Cash, as one of his endearing love songs. With its cheerful tempo, this track can be played during the reception or as a backdrop to moments of celebration throughout the wedding. The lyrics beautifully express the happiness and gratitude of sharing a life filled with ups and downs, making it a perfect addition to your heartfelt celebration.

Lyrics you’ll love:

Happy to be with you, bound to follow you
Somewhere someone above sent you to me for me to love
Hearts can tremble and shake hearts can shutter and break
I give more than I take cause I’m happy to be with you
Happy to be with you happy to be with you

Good times outweigh the bad count the good ones we’ve had
We have our ups and downs, but the good times come around
Nickels and pennies are few that don’t have a fortune for you
Love you, yes I do, and I’m happy to be with you
Happy to be with you happy to be with you

11. “A Thing Called Love 1972

‘A Thing Called Love’ is one of the most The lyrics of ‘A Thing Called Love’ elegantly capture the boundless power of love, lifting hearts and turning worlds around, making it a profound and evocative addition to your wedding playlist. Another captivating love song by Johnny Cash to add to your wedding playlist.

Lyrics you’ll love:

Most men are like me, they struggle with doubt
They trouble their minds day in and day out
Too busy with living to worry about a little word like love
But when I see a mother’s tenderness
As she holds her young close to her breast
Then I thank God that the world’s
Been blessed with a thing called love

You can’t see it with your eyes
Hold it in your hand
But like the wind that covers our land
Strong enough to move the heart of any man
This thing called love

12. “Father and Daughter (Father and Son)” ft. Rosie Nix Adams, 1974

This love song by Johnny Cash and Rosie Nix Adams is ideal for the father-daughter or mother-son dance during the wedding. The lyrics capture the bittersweet essence of growing up and letting go, making it a touching and meaningful choice for a cherished dance that symbolizes the transition into a new chapter of life. (Father and Son version- Johnny Cash)

Lyrics you’ll love:

I love you because you understand, dear
Every little thing I try to do
You’re always there to lend a helping hand, dear
But most of all, I love you cause you’re you
No matter what may be the style or season
I know your love will always see me through
I love you for a hundred- thousand reasons
But most of all, I love you cause you’re you

13. “Remember Me (I’m the One Who Loves You)” 1957

Remember Me (I’m the One Who Loves You)” by Johnny Cash can be played during the wedding ceremony as your first dance song or during a touching father-daughter dance. The lyrics, which emphasize steadfast love and unwavering commitment through all circumstances, resonate with embarking on a lifelong journey together.

The lines about being together through various challenges and remaining the same in sunshine and shadows reflect the promise of standing by each other’s side no matter what, making it a meaningful addition to a wedding playlist.

Lyrics you’ll love:

And through all kinds of weather
You’ll find I’ll never change
Through the sunshine and the shadows
I’ll always be the same
We’re together, right or wrong
Where you go, I’ll tag along
Remember me, I’m the one who loves you
(And through all kinds of weather
You’ll find I’ll never change)
Through the sunshine and the shadows
I’ll always be the same

Johnny Cash Highest-Charting Songs

With an impressive record of 9 No. 1 hits and an astounding 40 Top 10 hits, Cash’s timeless music has left an indelible mark on the music industry. Join us on a captivating musical voyage through the hits that have defined generations and continue to resonate today.

  1. #1 Ring of Fire · 1963
  2. #1 Understand Your Man · 1964
  3. #1 Don’t Take Your Guns to Town · 1958
  4. #1 Daddy Sang Bass · 1968
  5. #1 Folsom Prison Blues · 1968
  6. #1 One Piece at a Time · 1976
  7. #1 Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down · 1970
  8. #1 A Boy Named Sue · 1969
  9. #1 Flesh and Blood · 1970
  10. #2 The One on the Right Is on the Left · 1966
  11. #2 Jackson ft. June Carter · 1967
  12. #2 A Thing Called Love · 1972
  13. #2 The Matador · 1963
  14. #2 (Ghost) Riders in the Sky · 1979
  15. #2 Rosanna’s Going Wild · 1967
  16. #2 If I Were a Carpenter (with June Carter) · 1970
  17. #2 Oney · 1972
  18. #2 There Ain’t No Good Chain Gang ft. Waylon Jennings · 1978
  19. #2 Kate · 1972
  20. #3 The Ballad of Ira Hayes · 1964
  21. #3 Orange Blossom Special · 1965
  22. #3 Any Old Wind That Blows · 1972
  23. #3 What Is Truth · 1970
  24. #3 Man in Black · 1971
  25. #3 The Ways Of A Woman In Love · 1958
  26. #4 It Ain’t Me, Babe · 1964
  27. #4 I Got Stripes · 1959
  28. #4 All Over Again · 1958
  29. #4 Blistered/See Ruby Fall · 1969
  30. #5 You’re The Nearest Thing To Heaven · 1958
  31. #6 Long-Legged Guitar Pickin’ Man · 1967
  32. #7 What Do I Care · 1958
  33. #8 Bad News · 1964
  34. #8 Luther Played The Boogie · 1959
  35. #8 In The Jailhouse Now · 1962
  36. #9 Happy To Be With You · 1965
  37. #9 Frankie’s Man, Johnny · 1959
  38. #10 The Baron · 1981
  39. #10 Seasons Of My Heart · 1960
  40. #10 The Sons Of Katie Elder · 1965

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