37 Best Anniversary Songs For Celebrating Your Time Together

Songs can go a long way to help create the perfect anniversary celebrations. As much as you may tell your partner how special they are to you, sometimes a song can really help push that point home.

So without further ado, here are some of the best anniversary songs ever.


“Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars

Song Year: 2010

In “Just the Way You Are”, Bruno Mars gives a message we all need to share with our partners, especially during an anniversary.

Your partner is amazing, and this song can be a great reminder to them of that fact. You know it, and hopefully they do to. But vocalizing how amazing they are is important.

“Stand by Me” by Ben E. King

Song Year: 1961

A real classic, and one that'll likely be perfect for your anniversary. In this slow-paced song, Ben E. King speaks of difficult moments he faces, but also states he can get through anything as long as his lover stays by his side.

Ben knows how to avoid fear and sadness when he has his lover close. Most things are better with a partner, so let yours know.

“Truly Madly Deeply” by Savage Garden

Song Year: 1997

This song emphasizes the natural feelings of falling in love with someone. The singer expresses their desire to be in the sky, the mountains, and among the stars with their lover. The singer wants to support their lover however they can by being everything the lover needs.

“Beautiful in White” by Shane Filan

Song Year: 2017

Some people love to think about their wedding day, so use this one by Shane Filan as a reminder of your special day. The singer talks about how they love seeing their lover in their wedding outfit and appreciate them.

The singer also used to feel intimidated by their lover when they first met, but they got past that point. Couples can reminisce about their past through this song.

“A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri

Song Year: 2011

Some people struggle to move past their doubts and worries regarding love. The singer talks about these feelings but realizes they must overcome those moments if they want to be with the one they love. They see spending time with their lover as a way to free that person from loneliness.

“All the Small Things” by Blink-182

Song Year: 1999

You don’t see many punk-rock songs that work for anniversaries, so this one can be a pleasant surprise for fans of the genre.

The singer goes over how they have a difficult job, but they always look forward to the time they get to spend with their lover. Their lover even buys them things and shows their love often, so they have a healthy and happy relationship.

“Secrets” by OneRepublic

Song Year: 2009

The song doesn’t directly talk about love, but the message can be encouraging for an anniversary. The singer discusses how they want to become more open and honest with someone they love.

They want to share everything and say the right things to make that person happy. The song features smooth and more upbeat notes with uplifting lyrics that invite you to sing along or simply get lost in the emotions they’re invoking.

“Open Arms” by Journey

Song Year: 1982

This power ballad is considered by many among the greatest of all time. The song became an immediate success, connecting with their fans and enticing two encores when it was first performed at a concert.

It’s a slow song that features Steve Perry’s recognizable vocals and aptly includes electric guitar riffs as a reminder that it was released as a part of the Heavy Metal anthology film’s soundtrack.

The lyrics are about remaining open and authentic to your partner because you care about them. The singer recognizes how alone they feel without their lover, so they want to stay together.

“Accidentally in Love” by Counting Crows

Song Year: 2004

This upbeat and fast song was written by Counting Crows lead singer Adam Duritz for Shrek 2, but it drew just as much, if not more, inspiration from his real-life romances. Much like the animated film’s main characters stumbling into love, Duritz had similar experiences at the time.

Given its light-hearted nature, this is a great dance song for kicking off the anniversary on a fun note, especially if you’ve also accidentally fallen in love.

“Kiss Me” by Sixpence None The Richer

Song Year: 1998

This hit single by Sixpence None The Richer gained worldwide popularity as the theme song of the romantic comedy film She’s All That. The song delves into physical attraction and the desire to kiss your lover in various locations, letting them have pleasant experiences and feel happy.

The original lyrics were a bit darker, but those parts were ultimately fleshed out to fit the song’s cheery sound. The soft vocals performed by Leigh Nash complete the romantic atmosphere this song always creates.

“Kiss From a Rose” by Seal

Song Year: 1994

Seal wrote this song four years prior to the release of his debut album but wasn’t proud of it, a sentiment he’s maintained ever since. Fortunately, he decided to share the tape with his producer Trevor Noah later on and gifted us with a breathtaking song.

As Seal shied away from explaining the lyrics and expressed his opinion that songs are often about more than a single topic, we can draw our own conclusions about what this song’s about. Among other things, it discusses going through dark moments and viewing your lover as a light; a rose to guide them.

“I Don’t Want To Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith

Song Year: 1998

Some people love every waking moment they spend with their lovers, so Aerosmith emphasizes this idea. The singer vocalizes how they don’t want to go to bed or do anything that involves closing their eyes, so they can always spend time with their lover.

They want to constantly see their lover, which they express in this song's slower tone. With nothing held back in showcasing the importance of our significant other, this is a powerful song for an anniversary.

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