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11 Best Kenny Rogers Love Songs For An Epic Wedding

11 Best Kenny Rogers Love Songs For An Epic Wedding

The legendary music icon and GRAMMY Award-winning Kenny Rogers has captivated music lovers worldwide with his timeless love songs and heartfelt performances. Selling over 120 million albums, he stands tall as one of the best-selling male artists ever.

Kenny Rogers’ wedding songs have been cherished classics for over six decades. From touching slow dances to more joyful melodies, we have selected the best Kenny Rogers love songs for an epic big day.

1. “Write Your Name (Across My Heart)”

Album: Across My Heart
Date Released: 1997

“Write Your Name (Across My Heart)” is an amazing song that beautifully expresses a profound and timeless love. The song’s slow beat and Kenny’s soulful vocals make it one of our favorite love songs for a wedding first dance, where couples can express their love and commitment to each other. This song is about promising to love someone forever and being proud of that love, like a bright star.

Lyrics you’ll love:

I can’t help smiling when I look at you
To keep from going crazy is all I can do
I’m so defenseless with you so close
The walls have crumbled from my body and soul

Write your name across my heart
I want the world to know that I am yours forever
And I will wear it like a shining star
Write your name across my heart

For you, my life is an open door
Everything I have is yours
I’ll try to give you everything you need
But as far as love goes, there’s a lifetime guarantee

2. “One Life”

Album: Water & Bridges
Date Released: 2006

“One Life” is a heartfelt love song that beautifully expresses how time goes by fast and how cherished moments with a loved one are precious. With its soft melody and passionate vocals, “One Life” is among the most beautiful Kenny Rogers love songs, making it another perfect choice for a romantic wedding’s first dance. The piece embodies treasuring every moment with your partner and giving your heart completely.

Lyrics you’ll love:

If there’s a way of makin’ time stand still for good
I haven’t found it yet
If I could love you for eternity, I would
But I regret

I’ve only got one life; I’ve only got one life
An’ one lifetime’s just not long enough to live
I’ve only got one heart; I’ve only got one heart
And I wish I had a hundred more to give
Girl, there’s so little time and so much I want to do
But I’ve only got one life to love someone like you

Can’t take my eyes off you, I’m afraid of what I’ll miss
It goes by so fast
So, I’ll treat each moment that I’ve been blessed with you
Like it’s the last

3. “Islands In the Stream”

Album: Greatest Hits
Date Released: 1982

“Islands In the Stream” is a timeless country love song written by the Bee Gees. Its lyrics beautifully depict a powerful love that brings serenity and purpose to a couple’s life. With its infectious rhythm and the unforgettable voices of Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, this love ballad is undeniably one of the most popular songs for a romantic wedding dance. This song has stood the test of time, with couples from different generations embracing it as the perfect soundtrack for their special moment on the dance floor.

Lyrics you’ll love:

Islands in the stream
That is what we are
No one in between
How can we be wrong?
Sail away with me
To another world
And we rely on each other, ah ha
From one lover to another, ah ha

I can’t live without you if the love was gone
Everything is nothing if you got no one
And you did walk in the night
Slowly losing sight of the real thing

But that won’t happen to us, and we got no doubt
Too deep in love, and we got no way out
And the message is clear
This could be the year for the real thing

4. “Lady”

Album: Greatest Hits
Date Released: 1980

When it comes to the finest Kenny Rogers songs about pure love, “Lady” is an absolute treasure. Written and produced by Lionel Richie, it’s a classic that beautifully expresses deep love and the desire to be together forever.
With its emotional melody and Kenny’s unique voice, it is an excellent wedding processional song, turning the bride’s walk down the aisle into a moment of pure magic.

Lyrics you’ll love:

For so many years, I thought
I’d never find you
You have come into my life and made me whole
Let me wake up to see you each
And every morning
Let me hear you whisper softly in my ear

In my eyes
I see no one else but you
There’s no other love like our love
And yes
Oh yes, I’ll always want you near me
I’ve waited for you for so long

5. “I Swear”

Album: Vote for Love
Date Released: 1996

“I Swear” was initially recorded by John Michael Montgomery. Kenny Rogers’ exceptional rendition of this love piece underscores his remarkable ability to evoke profound emotions through music.
Its lyrics make a heartfelt promise of unwavering devotion and commitment through life’s ups and downs. This song is a popular choice for a wedding’s first dance, symbolizing the everlasting power of true love.

Lyrics you’ll love:

I swear, like a shadow that’s by your side
I’ll be there (I’ll be there)
For better or worse, till death do us part
I’ll love you with every beat of my heart, and I swear

I’ll give you everything I can
I’ll build your dreams with these two hands
We’ll hang some memories on the walls
And when there’s silver in your hair
You won’t have to ask if I still care

‘Cause as the time turns the page
My love won’t age at all
And I swear, by the moon and the stars in the sky
I’ll be there

6. “You Decorated My Life”

Album: Kenny
Date Released: 1979

In “You Decorated My Life,” Kenny captures the transformative power of love. The lyrics describe how the presence of a loved one can turn a plain existence into a vibrant and meaningful life, much like an artist adding colors to a canvas. It’s a song about finding love and pure happiness in someone’s arms.
Kenny Rogers’ romantic interpretation makes this tune a brilliant example of the timeless magic of his love songs and a favorite piece for a newlywed first dance.
Check out the enchanting piano cover of “You Decorated My Life” by Kenny Rogers, which will tug at your heartstrings.

Lyrics you’ll love:

All my life was a paper
Once plain, pure, and white
Till you moved with your pen, changin’ moods now and then
Till the balance was right
Then you added some music
Every note was in place
And anybody could see all the changes in me by the look on my face

And you decorated my life
Created a world
Where dreams are a part
And you decorated my life
By paintin’ your love all over my heart
You decorated my life

7. “Through the Years”

Album: Share Your Love
Date Released: 1981

The lyrics of “Through the Years” reflect a long-lasting and enduring love. The song’s message is about the beauty of a relationship that has weathered the test of time, growing stronger and deeper each year. This song is a classic and fantastic choice for a wedding anniversary dance or to honor a couple who has grown together over many years.

You should also listen to this cool piano cover of Kenny Rogers’ “Through The Years” – it’s pretty awesome!

Lyrics you’ll love:

Through the years, through all the good and bad
I know how much we had
I’ve always been so glad to be with you
Through the years, it’s better every day
You’ve kissed my tears away
As long as it’s okay, I’ll stay with you
Through the years

Through the years, when everything went wrong
Together, we were strong
I know that I belong right here with you
Through the years, I’ve never had a doubt
We’d always work things out
I’ve learned what life’s about by loving you
Through the years

8. “We’ve Got Tonight” With Sheena Easton

Album: Twenty Greatest Hits
Date Released: 1983

“We’ve Got Tonight” by Kenny Rogers and Sheena Easton is one of the greatest duets ever. This heartfelt love song captures the feeling of two people seeking comfort and connection and the desire to forget about tomorrow’s worries and enjoy the moment they have together.
Whether it’s played during dinner or as a slow dance late at night, it’s a perfect choice for couples to embrace the moment and celebrate their love.

Lyrics you’ll love:

I know it’s late, and I know you’re weary
I know your plans don’t include me (still here we are)
Both of us, lonely
Both of us, lonely

We’ve got tonight
Who needs tomorrow?
Let’s make it last.
Let’s find a way
Turn out the light
Come take my hand now
We’ve got tonight, babe
Why don’t we stay?

9. “You’re My Love”

Album: They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To
Date Released: 1986

“You Are My Love” by Kenny Rogers, written by the legendary Prince, is a beautiful and tender love song about the strong bond between two people. The lyrics show how being with your special someone brings happiness and completes life.
This song’s simplicity and heartfelt message make it an ideal choice for making a grand entrance at the wedding reception, setting a warm and romantic tone for the celebration. With Kenny Rogers’ soothing vocals and the emotional depth of the song, it stands as another wonderful choice among his best love songs.

Lyrics you’ll love:

‘Cause baby, you’re my love
And I love everything you do to me
You’re my love
And I love it when you’re around
You’re my love
And I’ll never let you down

You wanna know what I see in you
I can’t really say for sure
All I know is I need you
More than I’ve ever needed
Anyone else before

10. “Real Love.”

Album: From The Dolly Parton Album “Real Love”
Date Released: 1985

“Real Love,” a heartfelt duet by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, is a country-pop ballad that honors the authenticity and depth of true love. Its lyrics emphasize the significance of trust and faith in a relationship, highlighting the strength of a real bond.
With their powerful and emotive vocal performances, this song captures the essence of a love that endures through the years. Whether you choose it as a recessional song or an upbeat option to enter your wedding reception, this tune sets the stage for a joyous celebration of authentic love.

Lyrics you’ll love:

We got real love, not infatuation
Real love, our heart’s celebration
I love you. You know I love you too
Real love, not an imitation
Real love, you’re my destination
Baby, you and me, we got everything we need
You are such a part of my life
That I can’t remember me without you-ou
And we’ve had our nights, we’ve had our share of fights
But we never thought of givin’ it u-u-up
Woh, you and I we must be dreamers
‘Cause we’re makin’ all our dreams come true

11. “All I Ever Need Is You” With Dottie West

Album: Every Time Two Fools Collide
Date Released: 1978

“All I Ever Need Is You,” by Kenny Rogers and Dottie West, is an upbeat and lively love song that beautifully expresses how being together brings them genuine happiness. Originally recorded by Ray Charles in 1971, the lyrics of this famous song celebrate the idea that their love is the key to their joy and contentment.
Their rendition of the song climbed to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, making it a highly successful and well-known country duet. It’s an excellent choice for a lively wedding dance that will have everyone up on their feet.
Kenny Rogers and Dottie West collaborated on several successful duets in their careers, and “All I Ever Need Is You” is undoubtedly one of their most cherished love songs together.

Lyrics you’ll love:

Your my first love, your my last
Your my future, your my past
Oh, loving you is all I ask, honey
All I ever need is you

Winters come, and then they go
And we watch the melting snow
Sure, summer follows spring. All the things you do
Give me a reason to build my world around you

Some men follow rainbows, I am told
Some men search for silver, some for gold
But I found my treasures in my soul
And all I ever need is you

Kenny Rogers’s Highest Number One Hits

With his captivating voice, unparalleled storytelling talent, and heartfelt performances, Kenny Rogers achieved a remarkable 21 number-one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, making him a true legend in country music.

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

  1. #1 Buy Me a Rose (with Alison Krauss and Billy Dean) 1999 (1 WKS)
  2. #1 Islands in the Stream (with Dolly Parton) 1983 (2 WKS)
  3. #1 Morning Desire 1985 (1 WKS)
  4. #1 Crazy 1984 (1 WKS)
  5. #1 Real Love 1985 (Duet With Dolly Parton) (1 WKS)
  6. #1 Lucille, 1977 (2 WKS)
  7. #1 Tomb of the Unknown Love 1986 (1 WKS)
  8. #1 Make No Mistake, She’s Mine (with Ronnie Milsap) 1987 (1 WKS)
  9. #1 Every Time Two Fools Collide (with Dottie West) 1978 (2 WKS)
  10. #1 We’ve Got Tonight (with Sheena Easton) 1983 (1 WKS)
  11. #1 The Gambler, 1978 (3 WKS)
  12. #1 Love Will Turn You Around 1982 (1 WKS)
  13. #1 She Believes in Me 1979 (2 WKS)
  14. #1 Coward of the County 1979 (3 WKS)
  15. #1 I Don’t Need You 1981 (2 WKS)
  16. #1 What Are We Doin’ In Love (with Dottie West) 1981 (1 WKS)
  17. #1 All I Ever Need Is You (with Dottie West) 1979 (1 WKS)
  18. #1 Daytime Friends 1977 (1 WKS)
  19. #1 Lady 1980 (1 WKS)
  20. #1 Love or Something Like It 1978 (1 WKS)
  21. #1 You Decorated My Life 1979 (2 WKS)

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