BEST R&B WEDDING SONGS

4/13/20
Photo by Andre Hunter on Unsplash

It’s officially wedding season bb’s and We Are: The Guard wants to be a part of your happiest day in like ever by giving you the most epic must play music at your wedding playlist featuring The Best R&B Wedding Songs. For this assignment, we crashed over 30 weddings and asked some of the top rated DJ’s and some newlyweds to share with us their favorite RnB tracks to play at your future wedding(s). The featured songs can be played as your first dance or as part of your set list for the night. From old school to new, these are our top R&B songs that will make everyone feel all the feels.

Oh and for those of you who are not getting hitched… no worries: The following tracks can help set the mood for a romantic night.

 

ALICIA KEYS - NO ONE

When to play: First dance
Lyrics ”No one, no one, no one / Can get in the way of what I'm feeling / No one, no one, no one / Can get in the way of what I feel for you, you, you.”

Alicia Keys’ chart topping single “No One” will have all the guests at your wedding in tears as they share a very special and intimate moment between the newlywed couple.

 

JOHN LEGEND - ALL OF ME

When to play: First dance
Lyrics: “'Cause all of me / Loves all of you / Love your curves and all your edges / All your perfect imperfections / Give your all to me / I'll give my all to you / You're my end and my beginnin' / Even when I lose, I'm winnin'

John Legend perfectly captures the intensity of the love felt between the newly wed couple. “All Of Me” basically describes the first year of marriage…you literally feel like you can’t live without your other half.

 

ETERNAL - ANGEL OF MINE

When to play: Bride Surprise Wedding Dance
Lyrics: “You came into my life / Sent from above / When I lost all hope / You showed me love / I'm checkin' for you / Boy you're right on time / Angel of mine”

It may not be a fast paced song but oh you could do so many moves to this gem from the 90s. Heck, make it Karaoke, dust off your windpipes and belt out your love. It's sultry, it’s smooth … oooh the love will be so thick in the air people will be able to slice it and enjoy it more than the cake.

 

MARIAH CAREY - VISION OF LOVE

When to play: First dance
Lyrics: “I had a vision of love / And it was all that you've given to me / I had a vision of love / And it was all that you've given me”

Mariah Carey is epically legendary and an absolute must on your playlist. With over 26 million views on YouTube alone, I’m sure someone somewhere is playing this at their wedding right now.

 

BOYS II MEN - I’LL MAKE LOVE TO YOU

When to play: Groom Surprise Dance
Lyrics: “Pour the wine, light the fire / Girl your wish is my command / I submit to your demands / I will do anything, girl you need only ask/ I'll make love to you / Like you want me to / And I'll hold you tight /Baby all through the night”

The father of the bride may not like it but it will steam up the room as you foretell what will happen after the reception. Meeeeooooowww!

 

BABYFACE - EVERYTIME I CLOSE MY EYES FEAT MARIAH CAREY, KENNY G, SHEILA E.

When to play: First dance
Lyrics: “And every time I close my eyes / I thank the Lord that I've got you, yeah / And you've got me too / And every time I think of it, I pinch myself 'cause / I don't believe it's true, yeah / That someone like you loves me too”

When it comes to love songs Babyface is a beast. One read through anyone of his lyrics is enough to make one go weak at the knees and birth out a baby 9 months later. RnB fans or not, this by far one of the best songs ever, you’ve got the saxiest saxopohnist of our time, the vocals of an angel, and timeless lyrics.

 

H.E.R. - EVERY KIND OF WAY

When to play: Last song
Lyrics: “I wanna love you in every kind of way / I wanna please you, no matter how long it takes / If the world should end tomorrow, then we only have today / I'm gonna love you in every kind of way.”

Make your exit from your wedding party memorable. With H.E.R.’s direct lyrics in “Every Kind Of Way” your guests will push you out the door so that you can get to it. Even the little flower girl and ring bearer will not question your reason for leaving right after the cake is cut :).

 

INDIA.ARIE - STEADY LOVE

When to play: First dance or Bride dance
Lyrics: “I have never met a man that I wanted to be his wife / And then he came along, it's so natural to make a life / 'Cause he's a perfect compliment, 'cause I'm a boss in my world / But when we're together, he just makes me feel like his girl.”

India Arie preaches in “Steady Love.” You will need steady love if you want your love and relationship to last so why not start off the rest of your life with a song that should remain as part of your lives for the rest of your life?

 

AL GREEN - LET’S STAY TOGETHER

When to play: Wedding vows, First dance
Lyrics: “I'm I'm so in love with you / Whatever you want to do / Is all right with me / Cause you make me feel so brand new / And I want to spend my life with you”

Is it really even a wedding if you don’t have some Al Green in there? Mr. Green sums all your feelings up in just over three minutes. If you’re struggling to pick the perfect song then look no further because you can’t go wrong with such a groundbreaking song.

 

BARRY WHITE - CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE, BABE

When to play: Anytime
Lyrics: “My darling I, can't get enough of your love babe / Girl, I don't know, I don't know why / I can't get enough of your love babe / Oh, some things I can't get used to / No matter how I try Just like the more you give, the more I want / And baby, that's no lie”

Speaking of classics. Barry White offers a solid good time to anyone listening and dancing to “Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe.” Who knows? Maybe by playing this fun single you’ll be inspiring others to tie the knot or spark up some flames.

To all those lovely couples tying the knot this year congratulations! We wish you the best and happiest life ever. May these songs help make beautiful memories on your special day.

If you enjoyed our top RnB wedding songs be sure to check out our list of the Best R&B Love Making Songs.

Photo by Andre Hunter on Unsplash

spotify

Beca Arredondo is easily unamused with all things not related to her interests. On her good days you can catch her avoiding the California sun and glued to her Mac plotting the next big thing. If you happen to run into her on the street and notice her wearing headphones do NOT disturb her. She is not responsible for any possible damage. Aside from the above she's very sweet and perky and responds well to good music and food.