The 50 Best Jazz Love Songs to Play at Your Reception

Jazz Love Songs

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The perfect jazz tune can transport you into a world of sweet, sophisticated romance. It’s the perfect genre of music to set the mood. There’s something about the twinkle of the keys, or the haunting horns and shuffling percussion that stirs a nostalgia that is undeniable.

Jazz standards by Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, and Chet Baker are timeless classics. Contemporary takes on old classics by Harry Connick Jr. are fun to throw in the mix along with newer original jazzy songs by Esperanza Spalding and Norah Jones will be the highlight of any cocktail hour or dinner playlist.

Here are the best 50 best jazz love songs to play at your wedding.

01 of 50

“My One and Only Love,” by John Coltrane featuring Johnny Hartman

Lyrics of Love: “The very thought of you makes my heart sing/Like an April breeze on the wings of spring”

02 of 50

“The Man I Love,” by Billie Holiday

Lyrics of Love: “And so all else above/I'm dreaming of the man I love”

03 of 50

“There Is No Greater Love,” by Chet Baker

Lyrics of Love: “No greater love/Than what I feel for you”

04 of 50

“A Sunday Kind of Love,” by Etta James

Lyrics of Love: “And I'd like to know it's more than love at first sight/I want a Sunday Kind of Love”

05 of 50

“Who Loves You?” by Billie Holiday featuring Teddy Wilson

Lyrics of Love: “Who loves you, sweetheart/And tell me who thinks of you

a million times a day”

06 of 50

“Mind if I Make Love to You,” by Harry Connick, Jr.

Lyrics of Love: “Dawn is nearing time is fleeting/Mind if I make love to you”

07 of 50

“Love Is Here to Stay,” by Tony Bennett featuring Diana Krall

Lyrics of Love: “It's very clear our love is here to stay/Not for a year, but ever and a day”

08 of 50

“Loving You,” by Shirley Horn

Lyrics of Love: “I find something more to love in you/And that’s how it’s been right from the day you came my way”

09 of 50

“All Of You,” by Helen Merrill

Lyrics of Love: “I love the looks of you, the lure of you/The sweet of you, the pure of you”

10 of 50

“It Amazes Me,” by Blossom Dearie

Lyrics of Love: “It amazes me, it simply amazes me/What he sees in me dazzles me”

11 of 50

“It’s a Wonderful Time for Love,” by Norah Jones

Lyrics of Love: “It's a wonderful time for love/Sun shines down from above”

12 of 50

“I Fall In Love Too Easily,” by Chet Baker

Lyrics of Love: “I fall in love too easily/I fall in love too fast”

13 of 50

“The Man I Love,” by Herbie Hancock featuring Joni Mitchell

Lyrics of Love: “And when he comes my way/I'll do my best to make him stay”

14 of 50

“Let’s Face the Music and Dance,” by Jeff Goldblum featuring The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra

Lyrics of Love: “So while there's music and moonlight and love and romance/Let's face the music and dance”

15 of 50

“The Nearness of You,” by Michael Brecker

Lyrics of Love: “When you're in my arms and I feel you so close to me/All my wildest dreams come true”

16 of 50

“L-O-V-E,” by Nat King Cole

Lyrics of Love: “Two in love can make it, take my heart and please don't break it/Love was made for me and you”

17 of 50

“I Love My Baby,” by Nina Simone

Lyrics of Love: “Just say you love me/And we'll go to the preacherman”

18 of 50

“How Sweet It Is to Be In Love,” by Johnny Hartman

Lyrics of Love: “Can't we sail away on a little dream/And settle high on the crest of a thrill?”

19 of 50

“You Go to My Head,” by Billie Holiday

Lyrics of Love: “And I find the very mention of you/Like the kicker in a julep or two”

20 of 50

“The Look of Love,” by Diana Krall

Lyrics of Love: “How long I have waited/Waited just to love you”

21 of 50

“You’re My Thrill,” by Cecile McLorin Salvant

Lyrics of Love: “You send chills right through me/When I look at you 'cause you're my thrill”

22 of 50

“I’ve Got a Crush on You,” by Sarah Vaughan

Lyrics of Love: “I never had the least notion that/I could fall with so much emotion”

23 of 50

“I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” by Frank Sinatra

Lyrics of Love: “I've got you deep in the heart of me/So deep in my heart that you're really a part of me”

24 of 50

“Never My Love,” by Astrud Gilberto

Lyrics of Love: “You ask me if there'll come a time when I grow tired of you/Never my love”

25 of 50

“Feeling Good,” by Nina Simone

Lyrics of Love: “It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life for me/And I'm feeling good”

26 of 50

“Cheek to Cheek,” by Ella Fitzgerald featuring Louis Armstrong

Lyrics of Love: “And I seem to find the happiness I seek/When we're out together dancing cheek to cheek”

27 of 50

“At Last,” by Etta James

Lyrics of Love: “At last my love has come along/My lonely days are over and life is like a song, oh yeah”

28 of 50

“Moonlight Serenade,” by Frank Sinatra

Lyrics of Love: “I stand at your gate and the song that I sing is of moonlight/I stand and I wait for the touch of your hand in the June night”

29 of 50

“Fever,” by Peggy Lee

Lyrics of Love: “You give me fever (you give me fever) when you kiss me/Fever when you hold me tight (you give me fever)”

30 of 50

“The Way You Look Tonight,” by Harry Connick, Jr.

Lyrics of Love: “I will feel a glow, just thinking of you/And the way you look tonight”

31 of 50

“A Kiss to Build a Dream On,” by Louis Armstrong

Lyrics of Love: “Leave me one thing before we part/A kiss to build a dream on”

32 of 50

“Let’s Get Lost,” by Frank Sinatra

Lyrics of Love: “Let's get crossed, off everybody's list/To celebrate this night we found each other”

33 of 50

“The Very Thought of You,” by Nat King Cole

Lyrics of Love: “I see your face in every flower/Your eyes in stars above”

34 of 50

“Come Away With Me,” by Norah Jones

Lyrics of Love: “Come away with me/And I'll never stop loving you”

35 of 50

“My Baby Just Cares for Me,” by Nina Simone

Lyrics of Love: “My baby don't care who knows/My baby just cares for me”

36 of 50

“Look for the Silver Lining,” by Leslie Odom Jr.

Lyrics of Love: “So always look for the silver lining/And try to find your sunny side of life”

37 of 50

“Holding On,” by Gregory Porter

Lyrics of Love: “I thought my heart had grown colder/But the warmth of your kiss, I can't dismiss”

38 of 50

“I Can’t Help It,” by Esperanza Spalding

Lyrics of Love: “Love came and possessed you/Bringing sparkles to your eyes”

39 of 50

“What a Wonderful World,” by Jon Batiste

Lyrics of Love: “I see friends shaking hands, saying how do you do/They're really saying, I love you”

40 of 50

“These Things You Are to Me,” by Jamison Ross

Lyrics of Love: “You're natures, nature's precious gift to my dreams/These things you are, these things you are to me”

41 of 50

“If I Had You,” by Etta Jones

Lyrics of Love: “There is nothing I couldn't do/If I had you”

42 of 50

“Dream a Little Dream of Me,” by Ella Fitzgerald featuring Louis Armstrong

Lyrics of Love: “Stars shining bright above you/Night breezes seem to whisper ‘I love you’”

43 of 50

“My Funny Valentine,” by Chet Baker

Lyrics of Love: “Stay little Valentine, stay/Each day is Valentine's Day”

44 of 50

“Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words),” by Frank Sinatra featuring Count Basie

Lyrics of Love: “Fill my heart with song/Let me sing forevermore”

45 of 50

“I Put a Spell on You,” by Nina Simone

Lyrics of Love: “I love you, I love you anyhow and I don't care/If you don't want me, I'm yours right now”

46 of 50

“Unforgettable,” by Natalie Cole featuring Nat King Cole

Lyrics of Love: “Never before has someone been more/Unforgettable in every way”

47 of 50

“What a Diff’rence a Day Made,” by Dinah Washington

Lyrics of Love: “My lonely nights are through dear/Since you said you were mine”

48 of 50

“I’m in the Mood for Love,” by Julie London

Lyrics of Love: “I'm in the mood for love/Simply because you're near me”

49 of 50

“Do It Again,” by Shirley Horn

Lyrics of Love: “My lips just ache/To have you take the kiss”

50 of 50

“The Summer Wind,” by Madeleine Peyroux

Lyrics of Love: “Two sweethearts/And the summer wind”

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