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13 New Takes on Classic Love Songs

13 New Takes on Classic Love Songs

By Brooke Amerantes
MEL COLVIN PHOTOGRAPHY
Photo by Mel Colvin Photography

Newer renditions of classic songs have been growing in popularity, and with good reason. While there is nothing wrong with choosing a popular first dance song, opting for a cover instead of the original adds an element of uniqueness to your reception. As an added bonus, older guests love hearing the music they grew up listening to, while younger guests get a kick out of hearing classics sung by today’s top artists. Here’s a list of cover songs to satisfy everyone, whether they’re eight or eighty.

“At Last,” Beyoncé (Etta James)

“The Way You Look Tonight,” Harry Connick Jr. (Frank Sinatra)

“L-O-V-E,” Joss Stone (Nat King Cole)

“I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” Ben Rector (Whitney Houston)

“Here Comes the Sun,” Nina Simone (George Harrison)

“Can’t Help Falling In Love,” Ingrid Michaelson (Elvis Presley)

“Make You Feel My Love,” Adele (Bob Dylan)

“I’ll Stand By You,” Carrie Underwood (The Pretenders)

“All of Me,” Postmodern Jukebox ft. Kiah Victoria (John Legend)

“What a Wonderful World,” Eva Cassidy (Louis Armstrong)

“Only You,” Train (The Platters)

“Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” Michael Buble (Queen)

“Across the Universe,” Fiona Apple (The Beatles)

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