Top 10 Dave Matthews Band Love Songs For Your Wedding

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Dave Matthews Band is an American (Virginia) rock band. The band name is commonly reduced to its abbreviated name DMB. Dave Matthews Band released their first album in 1993 titled Remember Two Things.

One of my favorite albums to date was Away From The World released in 2012. Dave Matthews Band is the only group to have six consecutive albums debut on the Billboard 200 album charts.

dave matthews band love songs for weddings

Dave Matthews Band is known for its unique rendition of songs at concerts. DMB is not known for one music style such as rock. They have infused many different music styles to make their own sound including rock, blues, funk, folk, and jazz.

While Dave Matthews Band may not be known for their love songs, they are known for expressing themselves through their music. From their vast list of music repertoire, we selected their best songs for weddings. Below see their top 10 songs for weddings.

Dance Matthews Band Wedding Songs

You & Me
Released in 2009 on the album Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King

The best DMB love song for weddings. A very popular first dance song but you can play it at any time in your wedding ceremony or reception.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

“But right now it’s you and me forever girl, And you know we could do better than anything that we did, You know that you and me, we could do anything”

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Lover Lay Down
Released in 1994 on the album Under the Table and Dreaming

A beautiful love song you can play as a recessional song as it discusses taking each other’s hand.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

“By my lover’s side, Together share this smile, Each other’s tears to cry, Together share this smile”

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Released in 1994 on the album Under the Table and Dreaming

My favorite song to play as part of your wedding ceremony. Because the song is five minutes long, you could play it as the groom’s processional or as a complete bridal party processional song for a small numbered party.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

“Lean upon me, I’ll lean upon you, We’ll be OK”

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Love Of My Life with Santana
Released in 2010 on the band Santana’s album Supernatural

A mid-tempo bluesy song you could play during the cocktail hour while cigars are being rolled and guests are sipping on your signature drink.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

“You’re the love of my life, And the breath in my prayers, Take my hand lead me there, What I need is you here”

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Released in 1998 on the album Before These Crowded Streets

A mid-tempo song that you can play while cutting your wedding cake and crushing a piece of cake into your new spouse’s face.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

“Crazy how you make it all alright love, You crush me with the things you do, I do for you anything too”

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Released in 1995 on the album Under the Table and Dreaming

For die-hard DMB fans, this would play very well into the cocktail hour or as a background song while dinner is served.

This is not a love song but it does make a wedding song list for the true DMB fan for the raw emotion sung.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

“Rest high above the clouds no restriction, Television we bounce round the world”

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Steady As We Go
Released in 2005 on the album Stand Up

A very mellow and lovely song you could play as guests are arriving at the ceremony venue.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

“I walk halfway around the world, Just to sit down by your side”

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Crash Into Me
Released in 1996 on the album Crash

The topic is not the greatest wedding-friendly but is well-known that guests will sing along to.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Touch your lips just so I know, In your eyes, love, it glows so, I’m bare-boned and crazy for you

song on Amazon

Check out Grateful Dead love tunes too.

American Baby
Released in 2005 on the album Stand Up

A mid-tempo song that you can incorporate into your wedding reception or while getting ready.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

“But I’ve been walking for a thousand miles, One last time, I could see you smile”

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Stay (Wasting Time)
Released in 1998 on the album Before These Crowded Streets

A mid-tempo song you can add to your list of background songs to play during the wedding reception.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

“Just wasting time, I was kissing you, You were kissing me love, From good day into a moonlight”

song on Amazon

Here On Out
Released in 2018 on the album Come Tomorrow

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I am strong and wild
Like a storm out the stars in my blood
And it’s all because of you, you my love

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Dave Matthews Band Highest-Charting Tracks

Adult Alternative

  • #1 Too Much, 1996
  • #1 Don’t Drink the Water, 1998
  • #1 Stay (Wasting Time), 1998
  • #1 I Did It, 2001
  • #1 The Space Between, 2001
  • #1 Everyday, 2001
  • #1 Where Are You Going, 2002
  • #1 Funny the Way It Is, 2009
  • #1 Mercy, 2012
  • #2 Crash into Me, 1996
  • #2 American Baby, 2005
  • #2 Why I Am, 2009
  • #2 You and Me, 2009
  • #3 So Much to Say, 1996
  • #3Crush, 1998
  • #3Dreamgirl, 2005


  1. Just an FYI-LLD was released on UTT&D album in 1994. And SAWG was released on the Stand Up album. There are a ton of fabulous live versions (as with all of the above songs).

  2. Sorry but I can’t believe some of the songs on this list, half of these songs don’t have anything to do with love… Have you ever heard of where are you going? It was also happens to be featured in Mr Deeds as a love song.

    In full disclosure it was also the first dance at my wedding!!!

    Also when I suggested lover lay down to my wife as a first dance she feels there are lyrics in that song that reference being with another women.

    1. Thanks for the feedback Joe. Yes, sometimes popular culture forgets to listen to the lyrics and incorporate songs that are not necessarily pure wedding songs. Please let me know if you have any DMB songs you would add to the list though.

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