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10 Unique Luther Vandross Love Songs For A Romantic Wedding

10 Unique Luther Vandross Love Songs For A Romantic Wedding

Luther Vandross is a true R&B legend who has conquered countless hearts with his iconic satin-smooth vocals and unique love songs. He was a true master at weaving tales of love, using his talent to write and sing about the common feelings and shared emotions we all experience when seeking and enjoying it.

From a heartwarming first dance to delightful tunes perfect for dinner, these unforgettable melodies offer an exquisite soundtrack for all the special moments on your big day.

1. “Endless Love” ft. Mariah Carey’s 1994 Album Songs

“Endless Love” by Mariah Carey and Luther Vandross has stood the test of time as one of the most beautiful and enduring love songs. It was originally released in 1981 as a duet with Lionel Richie and Diana Ross. Its lyrics describe a love so strong that it feels like the only one in the world. It’s a promise of eternal commitment and devotion, making it a perfect choice for a wedding first dance.

The piece’s gentle rhythm, heartfelt lyrics, and timeless quality will make this moment unforgettable, setting the tone for a beautiful and lasting love story that everyone will cherish.

Lyrics you’ll love:

My love
There’s only you in my life
The only thing that’s right
My first love
You’re every breath I take
You’re every step I make

And I
I want to share
All my love to you
No one else will do
And your eyes (your eyes, your eyes)
They tell me how much you care
Oh, yes
You’ll always be
My endless love

Two hearts
Two hearts that beat as one
Our lives have just begun
And forever
I’ll hold you close in my arms
I can’t resist your charms

2. “Here and Now” 1989 Album The Best of Luther Vandross… The Best of Love

“Here and Now” by Luther Vandross is one of his top love songs that made him win his first Grammy for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. Its lyrics convey the profound realization of finding true and enduring love, highlighting the importance of the present moment in the journey of two souls coming together. 

With its smooth and soulful rhythm, this tune is perfect for an emotional wedding first dance, creating an exquisite ambiance that will leave your guests in awe. “Here and Now” has an impressive chart performance and will undoubtedly be an excellent choice to celebrate your love on your special day.

Lyrics you’ll love:

One look in your eyes, and there I see
Just what you mean to me
Here, in my heart, I believe
Your love is all I’ll ever need
Holdin’ you close through the night
I need you, yeah

I look in your eyes, and there I see
What happiness really means
The love that we share makes life so sweet
Together, we’ll always be
This pledge of love feels so right
And, ooh, I need you

Here and now
I promise to love faithfully (Faithfully)
You’re all I need
Here and now
I vow to be one with thee (You and me), hey
Your love is all (I need) I need

3. “Always And Forever” 1994 Live Performance At Royal Albert Hall

The lyrics of “Always And Forever” beautifully express an eternal and dreamlike love, emphasizing that every shared moment feels like a dream come true. It was initially released by the band Heatwave in 1977, but the spectacular rendition by Luther Vandross has solidified its status as one of the top love songs for a wedding first dance. As this song’s soft, soulful rhythm fills the air, it will create an unforgettable atmosphere filled with love.

Lyrics you’ll love:

Always and forever, each moment with you
Is is just like a dream to me that somehow came true
And I know tomorrow will still be the same
‘Cause we’ve got a life of love that won’t ever change and

Everyday loves me your own special way
Melt all my heart away with a smile
Take time to tell me you really care
And we’ll share tomorrow together
(Always forever love you)
And I’ll always love you forever
(Always forever love you) Forever

There’ll always be sunshine when I look at you
It’s something I can’t explain, just the things that you do
But if you get lonely, phone me and take
A second to give to me that magic you make and

4. “Never Too Much” 1981 Album Never Too Much

Luther Vandross’s “Never Too Much” is an absolute feel-good anthem that celebrates love without limits. With its infectious and upbeat rhythm, it becomes the ideal soundtrack to play after cocktail hours, instantly energizing guests and inviting them to hit the dance floor. This track is one of the highest-charting songs by Luther Vandross, promising to serenade your special day with pure, timeless love.

Lyrics you’ll love:

Woke up today, looked at your picture just to get me started
I called you up, but you weren’t there, and I was brokenhearted
Hung up the phone, can’t be too late, the boss is so demandin’
Opened the door up, and to my surprise, there you were standin’

Well, who needs to go to work to hustle for another dollar
I’d rather be with you ’cause you make my heart scream and holler
Love is a gamble, and I’m so glad that I’m winnin’
We’ve come a long way, and yet this is only the beginnin’

Oh, my love
A thousand kisses from you is never too much
(Never too much, never too much, never too much)
I just don’t wanna stop
Oh, my love
A million days in your arms is never too much
(Never too much, never too much, never too much)
And I just don’t wanna stop

5. “There’s Nothing Better Than Love” 1986 Album Give Me The Reason ft. Gregory Hines

“There’s Nothing Better Than Love” by Luther Vandross is one of the greatest songs ever written that conveys a heartfelt message of the incomparable beauty of love. It will be an exquisite backdrop for a heartwarming, romantic, slow dance, allowing couples to hold each other tightly and revel in the sheer joy of their connection.

This extraordinary duet promises to infuse your wedding with plenty of cheerful emotions and a genuine belief in the power of love, leaving your celebration full of joy and heartfelt connections.

Lyrics you’ll love:

… Whenever you love
There’s nothing better than love.
What in the world could you ever be thinking of?
It’s better by far
So let yourself reach for that star and go no matter how far
To the one you love

… you know, for love I’d go anywhere
(For love) I would go there
(For love, for love) for love to the end of nowhere
It’s for her love (and for her love)
I would go, I would go, I would go
And I would love (would love)

… To just spend all my time
With the girl who makes me feel her love is mine
Someone you see, who would only dream of me
She’d be in love, just ’cause she’d wanna be

… She’d wanna be loved
There’s nothing better than love
What in the world could you ever be thinking of?
It’s better by far
So let yourself reach for that star and go no matter how far
To the one you love (the one ah, ah)

6. “Power of Love/Love Power” 1991 Album Power Of Love

“Power of Love/Love Power” by Luther Vandross is music to the soul! This powerful song will be a classic forever, with lyrics portraying a profound message about the eternal force of love. This vibrant song is an excellent choice for moments honoring the boundless joy of love, whether as a recessional song or entering the wedding reception. This song will keep the good vibes flowing, ensuring a cheerful celebration.

Lyrics you’ll love:

So listen up, and you will hear it
A symphony from above, it’s the power of love
So glad we’ve found it, now there’s no way around it
Just let the feeling sweep you off your feet

You’ve got to believe in love
It’s a feeling that’s next to none
Can’t stop until we are one
With the power of love

Tell everyone to try
I promise you’ll reach the sky
One thing that you can’t deny
Is the power of love

7. “If This World Were Mine” With Cheryl Lynn, 1982 Album Instant Love

“If This World Were Mine” delivers some of the sweetest words a man and woman could share, expressing a profound and timeless affection. This enchanting Luther Vandross masterpiece is a perfect addition to your dinner or cocktail songs list, immersing your guests in a romantic atmosphere that exudes the essence of love and sets the perfect mood for your celebration.

Lyrics you’ll love:

If this world were mine, I’d make you a king
With wealth untold, you could have anything
If this world were mine
I’d give you each day so sunny and blue
And if you wanted the moonlight, I’d give you that, too
If this world were mine
I’d give you anything

Oh, baby, you’re my inspiration
And there’s no hesitation
When you want me, honey, just call me

Oh, babe, you’re my consolation
I feel so much sensation
When I’m in your arms when you squeeze me

8. “So Amazing” 1986 Album Give Me the Reason

This beautiful love song was originally written for Dionne Warwick in 1983 by Luther Vandross and Marcus Miller. Three years later, Vandross released this unique love rendition on his “Give Me the Reason” album. Its lyrics convey the joy, transformative power, and deep love experienced by the singer, emphasizing that being loved is a truly unique and fulfilling experience.

This versatile song works for various wedding moments, from a sentimental mother-son dance to dinner background music, adding a heartwarming touch to your big day.

Lyrics you’ll love:

Love has truly been good to me
Not even one sad day
Or minute have I had since you’ve come my way
I hope you know I’d gladly go
Anywhere you take me

It’s so amazing to be loved
I’d follow you to the moon in the sky above

Ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh, my God
Got to tell you how you thrill me
I’m as happy as I can be
You have come, and it’s changed my whole world
Bye-bye sadness, hello mellow
What a wonderful day

9. “Sugar and Spice (I Found Me a Girl)” 1981 Album Never Too Much

“Sugar and Spice (I Found Me a Girl)” by Luther Vandross radiates the joy of discovering true love, making it a fantastic song to kickstart your wedding reception with infectious happiness. It’s equally perfect as the last dance of the night, allowing you to shout to the world that you’ve found the right person to spend your life with.

Lyrics you’ll love:

Sugar and spice
Righter than right
Never had a feeling so nice, no, girl
I wanna tell the world
I found me a girl

Sweeter than sweet
That’s how I feel
Never had a feeling so real, no, girl
I wanna tell the world
I found me a girl

I told my baby that I had to get away
And that I’d be back another day
She didn’t even ask me where I had to go
She said she didn’t need to know, ooh, ooh

Just said she’d miss me every minute of the time
She wrote me that on a Valentine
That’s how I know that I can’t stay away too long
‘Cause I’m gonna get myself back home to my

10. “Dance With My Father” 2003 Album Dance with My Father

The lyrics of “Dance With My Father” evoke a deeply emotional and bittersweet sentiment as they reminisce about the cherished moments shared between a child and their father. The song narrates the innocence of childhood, the father’s loving presence, and the longing to have one more chance to dance with him.

The song’s gentle rhythm accompanies these heartfelt lyrics, creating a nostalgic and poignant moment, perfect for a father-daughter dance or as a tribute to someone who has lost their father. This powerful piece by Luther Vandross is among his most famous songs that captures the essence of pure love and loss.

Lyrics you’ll love:

Back when I was a child
Before life removed all innocence
My father would lift me high
And dance with my mother and me and then
Spin me around till I fell asleep
Then up the stairs, he would carry me
And I knew for sure I was loved

If I could get another chance
Another walk, another dance with him
I’d play a song that would never ever end
How I’d love, love, love to dance with my father again, ooh

When I and my mother would disagree
To get my way, I would run from her to him
He’d make me laugh just to comfort me, yeah, yeah
Then finally, make me do just what my momma said
Later that night, when I was asleep
He left a dollar under my sheet
Never dreamed that he would be gone from me

Luther Vandross’s Highest Charting Songs

Get ready to groove to Luther Vandross’s chart-topping hits, where his soulful voice shines bright. With seven No. 1 hits and a remarkable 18 Top 5 sensations on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, he’s an undisputed legend in the world of music.

Here’s a breakdown of Luther Vandross’s biggest hit, organized by peak position and weeks on the chart:

  1. #1 “Here and Now” 1989 (2 WKS)
  2. #1 “Never Too Much” 1981 (1 WK)
  3. #1 “Any Love”, 1988 (1 WK)
  4. #1 “Stop to Love” 1986 (2 WKS)
  5. #1 “The Best Things in Life Are Free” with Janet Jackson with BBD and Ralph Tresvant 1992 (1 WK)
  6. #1 “There’s Nothing Better Than Love” with Gregory Hines 1987 (1 WK)
  7. #1 “Power of Love/Love Power” 1991(2 WKS)
  8. #3 “Give Me the Reason” 1986
  9. #3 “Bad Boy / Having a Party” 1982
  10. #3 “She Won’t Talk to Me” 1988
  11. #3 “For You to Love” 1989
  12. #4 “Don’t Want to Be a Fool” 1991
  13. #4 “Til My Baby Comes Home” 1985
  14. #4 “If This World Were Mine” with Cheryl Lynn 1982
  15. #4 “It’s Over Now” 1985
  16. #5 “Your Secret Love” 1996
  17. #5 “Superstar/Until You Come Back to Me 1984
  18. #5 “Treat You Right” 1990

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