100 Instrumental Wedding Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To

Why not have an all-strings version of your favorite tune play as you walk down the aisle?

Updated 11/20/19

Photo by Emilie White

Looking for instrumental wedding songs? There are so many gorgeous stripped-down versions to fall in love with—and they're particularly perfect for weddings since they seamlessly blend into the background, letting the bride and groom take center stage. From contemporary hits to rock classics and country jams, you're sure to find instrumental renditions you'll love among our top picks. You'll hear Vitamin String Quartet's gorgeous acoustic renditions of popular tunes, which would be great for a first dance, processional, and reception, respectively. We can't forget the dramatic, practically weeping cellos of 2Cellos, and the chemistry-laden duets of Brooklyn Duo. Other artists do an equally amazing job at turning pop music into lovely instrumentals. All of these, and the other songs you'll hear, are well worth considering for your walk down the aisle or your wedding reception playlist.

Below we've curated a list of 100 of the best instrumental wedding songs to walk down the aisle to.

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"1,2,3,4," by Vitamin String Quartet

Why We Love It: "A string ensemble performance of Feist's indie pop song"

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"A Day Without Rain," by Enya

Why We Love It: "A deeply touching instrumental arrangement lends an organic feel to any ceremony. This would be a harmonious addition to any outdoor event"

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"Amazing Grace," by Bridesmaids Quartet

Why We Love It: "A graceful and elegant cover of the timeless hymn, on string instruments"

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"A Sky Full of Stars," by The Piano Guys

Why We Love It: "A fun piano and cello rendition of Coldplay's house-pop song"

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"A Thousand Years," by The Piano Guys

Why We Love It: "A heartwarming tribute to Christina Perri's Twilight score as a piano and cello duet"

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"All I Want is You," by Bridesmaids Quartet

Why We Love It: "A lively cover of U2's famous rock song, by a string quartet"

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"All of Me," by Daniel Jang

Why We Love It: "A tender violin and guitar composition of John Legend's soulful love ballad"

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"All You Need Is Love," by Guitar Tribute Players

Why We Love It: "A soft acoustic tribute of The Beatles's simplistic yet poignant piece"

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"And I Love Her," by United Guitar Players

Why We Love It: " A sensual and romantic rendition of another well-known Beatles love song, on acoustic guitar"

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"Ants Marching/Ode to Joy," by The Piano Guys

Why We Love It: " A bright arrangement of the Dave Matthews Band rock song and Beethoven's classic symphony, on two cellos and a piano"

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"Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not," by Bridesmaids Quartet

Why We Love It: "A sentimental acoustic cover of Thompson Square's country love song"

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"Best Day of My Life," by Vitamin String Quartet

Why We Love It: "A whimsical and happy, string instrument interpretation of the American Authors's pop-rock piece"

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"Better Together," by Romeo Loves Juliet

Why We Love It: "A sweet acoustic adaptation of Jack Johnson's carefree folk song"

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"Black Bird," by Peter Pupping and Fred Benedetti

Why We Love It: "The Beatles's soothing, folk-rock composition on acoustic guitar"

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"Can't Help Falling in Love," by United Guitar Players

Why We Love It: "An emotional acoustic rendition of Elvis Presley's iconic love ballad"

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"Can't Stop the Feeling!" by Vitamin String Quartet

Why We Love It: "An upbeat and fun string ensemble performance of Justin Timberlake's disco-pop song"

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"Can't Take My Eyes Off You," by Trio Comodo

Why We Love It: "A walz-like, flute, violin, and cello arrangement of Frankie Vallie and the 4 Seasons's timeless classic"

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"Calling Dr. Love," by Vitamin String Quartet

Why We Love It: "A vivacious and robust string composition of the Kiss rock song"

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"Come Away with Me," by Vitamin String Quartet

Why We Love It: "A tribute to Norah Jones's soulful love ballad by a string ensemble"

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"Counting Stars," by Simply Three

Why We Love It: "A vibrant and rhythmic violin, cello, and base cover of OneRepublic's pop-rock piece"

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"Daughters," by Bridesmaids Quartet

Why We Love It: "A soothing and bright string interpretation of John Mayer's blues-rock song"

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"Despacito," by Brooklyn Duo

Why We Love It: "A much more sensual and emotional rendition of Luis Fonsi's smash hit, on cello and piano. We'll be honest, we're not sure which version makes us want to dance more"

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"Don't Stop Believin'," by Bridesmaids Quartet

Why We Love It: "An inspirational and elegant string arrangement of everyone's favorite Journey anthem. We couldn't help but sing the words in our head as we swayed to the melody"

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"Endless Love," by United Guitar Players

Why We Love It: "A tender and romantic instrumental variation of Lionel Richie and Diana Ross's famous duet on Spanish acoustic guitars"

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"Everything," by Bridesmaids Quartet

Why We Love It: "A playfully rhythmic cover of Michael Buble's catchy love song, on string instruments"

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"(Everything I Do) I Do It For You," by United Guitar Players

Why We Love It: "Spanish acoustic guitars perform a gentle rendition of Bryan Adams's timeless love ballad of selflessness and devotion"

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"Fallin' For You," by Bridesmaids Quartet

Why We Love It: "An uplifting string composition of Colbie Caillat's bright folk-pop song"

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"Feels Like Home," by Edwina Hayes

Why We Love It: "A warm and emotional instrumental version of Edwina Hayes's folk song from My Sister's Keeper, on acoustic guitar"

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"Fields of Gold," by 2Cellos

Why We Love It: "A moving cello duet of Sting's stirring rock song"

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"Forever," by Josh Vietti

Why We Love It: "A dynamic and tantalizing violin and synth compilation that's bound to inject some energy into any event"

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"From This Moment On," by United Guitar Players

Why We Love It: "Get ready to passionately belt out your own vocals to this sweet acoustic variation of Shania's country hit"

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"Get Lucky," by Vitamin String Quartet

Why We Love It: "An exhilarating string interpretation of Daft Punk's house music song"

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"Glasgow Love Theme, "by Craig Armstrong

Why We Love It: "A heartwarming piano solo impeccably timed to a processional walk down the aisle"

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"God Gave Me You," by United Guitar Players

Why We Love It: "A cheery acoustic adaptation of Blake Shelton's country love song"

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"Grow Old With You," by United Guitar Players

Why We Love It: "Who doesn't remember this song from The Wedding Singer? This tender acoustic guitar cover is the perfect addition to an emotionally charged day.

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"Happy," by Vitamin String Quartet

Why We Love It: "Pharell's joyous neo-soul song as an equally catchy and spirited string performance"

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"Half of My Heart," by Bridesmaids Quartet

Why We Love It: "A touching string arrangement of John Mayer's love ballad"

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"Hallelujah," by Vitamin String Quartet

Why We Love It: "A full-bodied instrumental rendition of Jeff Buckley's ageless indie-folk hymn, by a string ensemble"

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"Have I Told You Lately That I Love You," by United Guitar Players

Why We Love It: "A sweet and tender variation of the widely recognized country song, on Spanish acoustic guitars"

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"Heaven," by Bridesmaids Quartet

Why We Love It: "A soulful string tribute to a classic Bryan Adams anthem for lovers. We can't listen to this song without singing that famous chorus in our heads"

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"Purple Haze," by Kronos Quartet

Why We Love It: "A mysterious and dramatic string performance of everyone's favorite Jimi Hendrix piece"

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Here Comes the Sun," by Fred Benedetti and Peter Pupping

Why We Love It: "The Beatles's famously bright and cheery song performed instrumentally on acoustic guitar"

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"How Long Will I Love You," by Bridesmaids Quartet

Why We Love It: "A soothing and tranquil string cover of Ellie Goulding's indie-pop song"

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"How To Save A Life (the Fray Tribute)," by Piano Tribute Players

Why We Love It: "A melodious piano solo of The Fray's stirring rock song"

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"Hymn for the Weekend," by Brooklyn Duo

Why We Love It: "Coldplay's indie song captivatingly performed by a cello and piano"

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"Hymne," by the O'Neill Brothers

Why We Love It: "A sweet arrangement of the transcendent Vangelis original, on piano"

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"I Do," by Bridesmaids Quartet

Why We Love It: "A poppy string interpretation of Colbie Caillat's fun, folk song"

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"I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing," by Bridesmaids Quartet

Why We Love It: "Get ready to sway to this delicate and sentimental variation of Aerosmith's legendary love ballad by a string ensemble. We can already hear the echoes of your guests singing the words"

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"I Want to Hold Your Hand," by Guitar Tribute Players

Why We Love It: "A gentle acoustic cover of this Beatles hit provides the perfect soundtrack for a slow dance"

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"I Will Always Love You," by United Guitar Players

Why We Love It: "A passionate and stirring acoustic tribute to Whitney's hit love ballad. All together now: 'And III, will always love youuu'"

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"I'm Yours," by the Vitamin String Quartet

Why We Love It: "An orchestral rendition of Jason Mraz's pop love song"

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"In Your Eyes," by Bridesmaids Quartet

Why We Love It: "An inspirational string arrangement of Peter Gabriel's rock classic"

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"Light My Fire, by Threeds

Why We Love It: "A whimsical interpretation of The Doors's instantly recognizable track, on woodwind instruments"

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"Like I'm Gonna Lose You," by Vitamin String Quartet

Why We Love It: "A walz-like string variation of Meghan Trainor's lyrical love proclamation makes for a unique dance number"

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"Kashmir," by Vitamin String Quartet

Why We Love It: "Mysterious and bold, this string performance of Led Zeppelin's timeless metal masterpiece will be sure to inject some drama into any event"

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"Love Me Like You Do," by Vitamin String Quartet

Why We Love It: "A soft and emotional composition of Ellie Goulding's electropop hit, by a string ensemble"

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"Maestro," by Hans Zimmer

Why We Love It: "You may remember this particular score from the soundtrack of The Holiday. Bright and full of hope, this melody has all the gumption you need (see what we did there?)"

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"Marry You," by United Guitar Players

Why We Love It: "A peppy acoustic adaptation of Bruno Mars's pop love song"

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"Me and My Cello (Happy Together)," by The Piano Guys

Why We Love It: "A bright and joyful cello solo of The Turtles's classic rock song"

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"Mine Would Be You," by Bridesmaids Quartet

Why We Love It: "A tender string composition of Blake Shelton's country love song makes for a sweet slow dance option"

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"La La Land," by Brooklyn Duo

Why We Love It: "We're not crying, you're crying. This passionate cello and piano duet of the movie score is bursting with chemistry"

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"Our Song," by Romeo Loves Juliet

Why We Love It: "This spirited acoustic rendition of Taylor Swift's love song doesn't lose any of that country twang in translation"

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"Open Arms," by Scott D. Davis

Why We Love It: "A deeply sentimental piano solo cover of Journey's timeless rock anthem"

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"Over the Rainbow/Simple Gifts," by Harold Arlen, Joseph Bracket, Edgar 'Yip' Harburg and The Piano Guys

Why We Love It: "An upbeat compilation of string instruments, piano, and choir harmonies creates a captivating and inspirational mash-up of two instantly recognizable songs"

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"Paradise," by Vitamin String Quartet

Why We Love It: "An emotional string arrangement of Coldplay's inspirational indie hit"

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"Rather Be," by Vitamin String Quartet

Why We Love It: "A charismatic and rhythmic string composition of Clean Bandit's dance-pop song"

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"Rhythm of Love," by Bridesmaids Quartet

Why We Love It: "A string ensemble performs a sweet cover of the Plain White T's folk song"

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"Riptide," by Piano Tribute Players

Why We Love It: "A tender piano solo of Vance Joy's indie declaration of love"

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"Shape of You," by Vitamin String Quartet

Why We Love It: "It's completely impossible to listen to this provocative string variation of one of Ed Sheeran's famous wedding-worthy tunes and not dance"

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"She Will Be Loved," by Bridesmaids Quartet

Why We Love It: "There's a haunting mysteriousness about this string rendition of the Maroon 5 song that lends itself to an unexpected elegance"

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"Somewhere in Time," by John Barry

Why We Love It: "A heartbreakingly serene instrumental score from one of the most classic romance films of all time"

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"Something in the Way She Moves," by Fred Benedetti and Peter Pupping

Why We Love It: "A sweet acoustic cover of James Taylor's folk love song"

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"Something Just Like This," by Vitamin String Quartet

Why We Love It: "An entrancing and inspirational cover of The Chainsmokers's dance hit, by a string ensemble"

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"Stairway to Heaven," by Fred Benedetti and Peter Pupping

Why We Love It: "Get ready for goosebumps. This acoustic tribute to Led Zeppelin has us a bit emotional at the moment"

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"Stand By Me," by Stringspace Orchestra

Why We Love It: "A string performance of Ben E. King's romantic ballad"

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"Stand by You," by Rachel Platten

Why We Love It: "An upbeat instrumental melody of Rachel Platten's pop love song"

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"Stay with Me," by Vitamin String Quartet

Why We Love It: "A heart-wrenchingly romantic string arrangement of Sam Smith's soul-pop song"

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"Take Me to Church," by Simply Three

Why We Love It: "A haunting violin, cello, and bass cover of Hozier's gritty, contemporary soul piece"

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"Take My Breath Away," by United Guitar Players

Why We Love It: "We're humming along to this as we speak. A gentle acoustic composition of Berlin's iconic Top Gun soundtrack song"

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"Teenage Dream," by Bridesmaids Quartet

Why We Love It: "We'll be honest, this one took us by surprise. This string cover of Katy Perry's pop anthem is refreshingly bright and tender"

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"The Best Day," by Bridesmaids Quartet

Why We Love It: "A sweet and upbeat string composition of Taylor Swift's country song for (what else?) the best day of your life"

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"The Edge of Glory," by The Vitamin String Quartet

Why We Love It: "A Gaga power ballad with a symphonic twist? We're listening (literally). This string quartet delivers a slightly more refined variation that packs just as much of a punch"

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"The Look of Love," by United Guitar Players

Why We Love It: "A soulful acoustic adaptation of Dusty Springfield's jazz hit"

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"The Way I Am," by Romeo Loves Juliet

Why We Love It: "A catchy and rhythmic instrumental cover of Ingrid Michaelson's indie declaration of love, on acoustic guitar"

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"Thinking Out Loud," by the Guitar Dreamers

Why We Love It: "A sweet acoustic interpretation of Ed Sheeran's affectionate pop ballad"

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"This is What You Came For," by Brooklyn Duo

Why We Love It: "Calvin Harris's hit dance song performed by this piano and cello duo may have us feverishly dancing harder than the original"

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"Time After Time," by United Guitar Players

Why We Love It: "A soft acoustic rendition of Cindy Lauper's forever classic hit. This hit us right in the childhood."

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"Uptown Funk," by the Vitamin String Quartet

Why We Love It: "Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars's hit song takes on an interesting sense of drama and grooviness when performed on string instruments. Don't believe us, just watch."

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"Viva La Vida," by 2Cellos

Why We Love It: "This cello duet of Coldplay's rock hymn is packed with so much depth and emotion"

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"We Found Love," by 2Cellos

Why We Love It: "This energetic and exhilarating cello cover of Rihanna's electro-house dance hit will have everyone on the dance floor"

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"White Wedding," by Scott D. Davis

Why We Love It: "Billy Idol's iconic wedding rock song is translated into a powerful piano solo"

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"With Or Without You," by 2Cellos

Why We Love It: "A tender, emotionally stirring composition of U2's classic rock love ballad"

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"Wonderwall," by Guitar Tribute Players

Why We Love It: "An acoustic rendition of the Oasis's willfully romantic rock song"

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"You and Me," by Vitamin String Quartet

Why We Love It: "An elegant all-string interpretation of Lifehouse's soft rock love anthem"

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"You are So Beautiful," by Bridesmaids Quartet

Why We Love It: "Any cover of Joe Cocker's famous love song has some pretty big shoes to fill. This string adaptation is just as full of love, devotion, and raw emotion as the legendary original.

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"You Are The Best Thing," by Bridesmaids Quartet

Why We Love It: "A gentle and happy instrumental take on Ray LaMontagne's folk love song, by a string ensemble"

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"You are My Sunshine," by United Guitar Players

Why We Love It: "Our favorite childhood lullaby is transformed into a sweet and captivating acoustic melody"

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"You Raise Me Up," by United Guitar Players

Why We Love It: "A romantic and sentimental acoustic rendition of Josh Groban's popular hit single"

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"Your Hand in Mine," by Vitamin String Quartet

Why We Love It: "An elegant and poignant string arrangement of Explosions in the Sky's indie declaration of love"

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"Your Song," by United Guitar Players

Why We Love It: "A touching tribute to Elton John's love ballad, on Spanish acoustic guitars, makes for the perfect accompaniment to any intimate, slow dance"

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