150 Best R&B Wedding Songs
You’re finally planning your wedding. You have the best venue, a kicking DJ, and a professional wedding planner. But what about R&B songs for your wedding? Is it too much? No. You know it’s you, girl. Your wedding. That bass line, those smooth vocals. Yes. Your wedding reception is going to be epic. Be ready to party with our list of the 150 best R&B Wedding Songs. Your wedding party is going to get down.
Why Play R&B At Your Wedding?
I mean, if you want to play ABBA be our guest. (Snooze Fest) The better question is why wouldn’t you play R&B at your wedding? Weddings are about love. Real love. Nothing says that better than smooth, silky vocals of Luther Vandross. The spoken words of Barry White, reassuring us that we are loved. Oh, don’t forget the Sisters of Soul starting with the Queen: Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys.
The roots of R&B in Soul is apparent not just in the beats and bass lines, but in the emotion expressed. Those lyrics, girl. You know it. Your friends are getting the chill vibe, the love vibe.
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- R&B Wedding Songs
- R&B Wedding Songs Spotify Playlist
- Top 10 R&B Song Downloads
- Questions about R&B Wedding Songs
150 Best R&B Songs For Your Wedding Reception
As you know, there are so many great R&B songs perfect for weddings from the walk down the aisle to the dance party to the bouquet toss. Hopefully, this list gives you some great ideas and conjures up good memories, too.
We selected a generous cross-section of R&B songs for your wedding. If you have a song that should be on our list, be sure to share it in the comments. Please also let us know which song from our list that you would remove in its place.
R&B wedding song list curated by Matthew Campbell
Last Updated: May 29, 2021
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10 Most Popular R&B Songs Right Now
(Ranked by Amazon downloads)
- Save Your Tears (Remix) – The Weeknd & Ariana Grande
- Leave The Door Open (Live) – Bruno Mars
- Happy – Pharrell Williams
- Celebration – Kool and The Gang
- Save Your Tears – The Weeknd
- Blinding Lights – The Weeknd
- I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) – Whitney Houston
- Lean on Me – Bill Withers
- Stand by Me – Ben E. King
- Cupid Shuffle – Cupid
What is Rhythm & Blues?
Rhythm and blues is the grandchild of jazz, gospel, and blues. Originally soul and rock & roll were an offshoot of R&B. R&B is a genre of smooth pop music that is entirely centered on the vocalist’s smooth voice and stunning vibrato.
Now, R&B also includes funk, hip-hop, rap, and soul. If it makes you want to move your hips, chances are its rhythm and blues. If you want folks to get out of their chairs, stop gossip about your Great Aunt Ruth, and hit the dance floor, R&B is a must!
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What are the Best R&B Songs For Dancing?
If you want to get folks on the dance floor, these are sure to do it. Our list includes some recent hits along with classics in a variety of tempos and eras. Pick your favorites to include in your wedding. You can use them for your wedding reception, first dance, and father-daughter dance.
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