This research is intended to examine perspectives of marriage and love by examining mainstream music from 1952- 1964 and is a small portion of a larger research in progress. The author will look at the history of rock-and-roll and the interacting role of culture and music. Songs were identified by random sampling, word searches, and Top 40 Billboard charts from 1952-1964. The research should note significant gender differences about how marriage is perceived and will examine changes between the periods concerning how marriage is portrayed. Overall, music lyrics perceived marriage positively.