Step by Step Guide to a Humanist Wedding no. 5 – What Can We Sing?

This is a question I’m often asked, so I was really pleased to see this list drawn up by my friend and colleague, Marilyn Jackson

They’re all simple enough and familiar enough to be sung by large groups of people of varying ability, with the possible exception of All You Need Is Love, by The Beatles, which has a really tricky line at the beginning of the second verse. 

Don’t say I didn’t warn you…

• `I do, I do, I do’, Abba
• `All You Need Is Love’, The Beatles
• `Eight Days a Week’, The Beatles
• `I Wanna hold your Hand’, The Beatles
• `Love me do’, The Beatles
• `When I’m sixty four’, The Beatles
• `Bring Me Sunshine’ Morcambe and Wise
• `Love and Marriage’, Frank Sinatra
• `Happy Together’, The Turtles
• `I wanna spend my life with you’, The Proclaimers
• `I would walk 500 miles’, The Proclaimers
• `Let’s Get Married’, The Proclaimers
• `I’m a Believer’, The Monkees
• `It must be love’, Madness, (originally by Labi Siffre)
• `Wonderful World’ Louis Armstrong ( with versions by The Ramones and Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

To which I would definitely add
• ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’, Andy Williams, and 
• `Mairi’s Wedding’, traditional

If you’ve got any suggestions, drop me a line and I’ll add them and credit you.

  1. Anonymous left a comment on March 1, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Yo anadiria "Give a little bit" de Roger Hodgson.

  2. Reylan | Employment Posters left a comment on March 17, 2012 at 9:44 am

    How about "How Deep is your Love" by the Beegees?

  3. wedding caterers melbourne left a comment on April 2, 2012 at 8:35 am

    How about "How Deep is your Love" by the Beegees?

  4. John left a comment on April 11, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Probably You can also try Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up… 😉

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