You may notice Z Day is not celebrated on December 31. Rather it is celebrated on January 1. Why? Because people with their names starting with “Z” typically go last. They can celebrate the first day of the new year by doing everything first! Our way of celebrating the day is to provide you with a list of popular music artist names starting with “Z”.
Z Music Artist Names
Zac Brown (Band)
Zac Brown was born Zachry Alexander Brown on July 31, 1978, in Dahlonega, Georgia. He is the frontman, lead guitarist and lead vocalist for the country rock group known as the Zac Brown Band. 16 of their singles have appeared on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. 11 of them climbed to the top of the chart including “Chicken Fried,” “Toes,” “Highway 20 Ride,” “Free,” “As She’s Walking Away,” “Colder Weather,” “Knee Deep,” “Keep Me in Mind,” “Homegrown,” “Loving You Easy,” and “Beautiful Drug.”
Musician, singer, and songwriter Zakk Wylde was born Jeffrey Phillip Wielandt on January 14, 1967, in Bayonne, New Jersey. He is also a multi-instrumentalist and actor. Zakk is perhaps best known as the ex-guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and his trademark bulls-eye design as seen on many of his guitars. He founded the heavy metal band Black Label Society. Zakk was also the lead guitarist and vocalist in the band Pride & Glory. His most recent works include “Between Heaven and Hell”, “Porn Star Dancing” and “The Fearless Must Endure”.
Zara (Maria) Larsson, is a singer-songwriter born on December 16, 1997, in Solna, Stockholm County, Sweden. First thrust into the spotlight in 2008 when she won the Swedish version of “Got Talent” known as “Talang”. She continued performing independently until 2012 when she scored a contract with the record label TEN Music Group. Zara released her debut album, an EP titled “Introducing” in 2013.
Her song “Uncover” hit number one in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. Both the EP and single went platinum within a month. She signed with Epic Records in April that year.
Zayn was born Zain Javadd Malik on January 12, 1993, in Bradford, England. He is a singer, songwriter and occasional actor. He is best known as a (former) member of the boy band One Direction.
While with the group, Malik, and his mates released four albums including 2011’s ‘Up All Night’ and 2014’s ‘Four’. His premiere album as a solo artist, “Mind of Mine” released earlier this year. The lead single, “Pillowtalk”, topped the charts in several countries. Malik became the first Brit male artist to enter both the U.S. and U.K. charts with his debut single and LP.
Singer, songwriter, and musician Zenda Jacks was born Suzie McCloskey on May 7, 1955, in Wednesbury, West Midlands, England. Sometimes known as the “Goddess of Rock”, she began her career in 1974 with her first single “Rub My Tummy”. 1975 follow-up single was titled “Earthquake”. She went disco with her final solo single the 1976 “Do You Love Me”. Zenda joined the German disco trio Silver Convention in 1977. She sang lead vocals and did a duet with Jerry Rix on the single “Spend The Night With Me”.
Zendaya was born Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman on September 1, 1996, in Oakland, California. She is a singer, dancer, and actress. On August 8, 2012, she signed with Hollywood Records. Zendaya released two singles on an Indie label titled “Swag It Out” and “Watch Me.”
The latter was recorded with Bella Thorne and was included on Disney’s Break It Down soundtrack album. In 2012 she released the promo single “Something to Dance For” which is on the Disney soundtrack Shake It Up: Live 2 Dance. She released her self-titled premiere album in 2013.
Singer, songwriter, and musician Ziggy Marley was born David Nesta Marley on October 17, 1968, in Kingston, Jamaica. He first came to fame as the frontman for his band Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers which was founded in 1979. Their first recording was the song “Children Playing in the Streets” which was written by Marley’s father four years earlier. Ziggy’s first solo CD, ‘Dragonfly’, hit stores in 2003. ‘Love Is My Religion’ followed in 2006. It scored a Grammy for “Best Reggae Album.” His 2009 album, ‘Family Time’, garnered a Grammy for “Best Musical Album for Children.”
Zola Jesus is a singer, songwriter, musician, and producer. She was born Nika Roza Danilova on April 11, 1989, in Phoenix, Arizona. Her first singles were released in 2008. Zola’s hit singles were titled “Poor Sons” and “Soeur Sewer”. Her signature sound is a musical mix of multiple genres including classical, electronic, goth, industrial, and synthpop. Zola’s resume includes a trio of EPs and five full-length studio albums with her most recent release, ‘Taiga’ having been released in 2014.
The late rock singer, songwriter and musician Warren (William) Zevon was born on January 24, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois. Some of his best songs include “Werewolves of London”, “Lawyers, Guns and Money”, and “Johnny Strikes Up the Band” – all of which are off his 1978 album, ‘Excitable Boy’. He also has hits with other artists including “Poor Poor Pitiful Me” and “Carmelita”.
Zevon also recorded a few cover cuts as well. They include his version of Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”, Allen Toussaint’s “A Certain Girl”, and Leonard Cohen’s “First We Take Manhattan”. He died on September 7, 2003.
Rob Zombie is a singer, musician, screenwriter, film director, and producer. He was born Robert Bartleh Cummings on January 12, 1965, in Haverhill, Massachusetts. He first caught the public eye as the founder of the heavy metal band White Zombie. His first solo work was a track titled “Hands of Death (Burn Baby Burn)” with Alice Cooper. It was released in 1996 and was nominated for “Best Metal Performance” at the 39th Annual Grammy Awards. Zombie’s first solo album, ‘Hellbilly Deluxe’, came out in 1998. His most recent release, ‘Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor’ hit airwaves in 2013.
So there you have music fans. Are there were more “Z-named” artists on this list than you expected? Did we miss anyone? Let us know.
The art of DJing has exploded over the years. Now, it’s rare to turn on a radio without hearing the latest hit single or trending remix. These musicians expand their reach across the globe. Their prowess extends past underground channels into becoming mainstream DJs while continuing to rise. Be sure to check out the DJ hit songs too!
The following list is just a glimpse at some of the more popular DJs on the music scene right now.cow
DJs & DJ Hit Songs
Born Pierre David Guetta, the French-native is a house music DJ, songwriter, record producer, and remixer. In the 1980s, he first kicked off his DJ career at the Broad Club in Paris, and by 1988, he hosted his own club nights. Since then, Guetta has had a hand in several hit songs with numerous of artists. Some popular works are “Titanium” featuring Sia, “Hey Mama” featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha, and Afrojack, and “Club Can’t Handle Me” with Flo Rida and Nicole Scherzinger.
Guetta has been nominated for six Grammy Awards and has won two, and nominated for three NRJ Music Awards and took home one. He has also been up for 17 DJ Awards and won three.
Tijs Michiel Verwest, better known as his stage name Tiësto, is a Dutch DJ and record producer. He has been lauded as the “Godfather of EDM”. His interest in music began at the age of 12. By the time he was 14, he started DJing professionally. Tiësto continues to be more than a DJ; rather, he’s a brand. His name is spoken widely in EDM genre circles. His discography is massive with some of his popular hits being “Adagio for Strings” and “Red Lights“.
Tiësto has been nominated for two Grammys and won one. Additionally, he’s been up for 59 various awards and is the first DJ to hold DJ Magazine’s title of “No. 1 DJ in the World” for three consecutive years.
Calvin Harris (born Adam Richard Wiles) is a Scottish DJ, record producer, singer, and songwriter. He first gravitated toward electronic music in his teenage years. By 1999, he recorded bedroom demos. At age 18, he released two singles and eventually moved to London to further pursue his music career. Harris’ hits include “We Found Love” and “This Is What You Came For” with Rihanna, and his solo work “Feel So Close” and “Summer“.
Harris has been nominated for four Grammy Awards and took home one, and nominated for 10 Brit Awards. Harris has also won and was nominated for dozens of other music awards around the world.
Nick van de Wall, aka Afrojack, is a Dutch DJ, remixer, and record producer. He started off playing piano at the age of 5, and once he was 14, began DJing at clubs and local pubs. Afrojack has several producing, remixing, and songwriting credits. He’s worked alongside fellow DJs such as David Guetta for the hit “Hey Mama” featuring Nicki Minaj and Bebe Rexha. His discography also includes “Give Me Everything” with Pitbull, Ne-Yo, and Nayer, and also a songwriting credit on Beyoncé’s “Run the World (Girls)“.
He’s regularly featured in the top 10 of DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs. He made the No. 7 spot in 2011, and he ranked No. 9 in 2012 and 2013.
Steven Hiroyuki Aoki is an American electro house DJ, record producer, and music executive. During his college years at the University of California, he ran underground concerts and produced do-it-yourself records from his Biko room in the Santa Barbara Student Housing Cooperative. His apartment was known as The Pickle Patch, and by the time he was in his early 20s, he built his own record label, Dim Mak. Popular songs include “No Beef” with Afrojack and Miss Palmer, and “Turbulence” with Laidback Luke and Lil Jon.
Aoki has received a number of awards, nominations, and recognition throughout his career. He was nominated for his first Grammy in 2012. In 2014, he received two Guinness World Records.
Avicii (real name Tim Bergling) is a Swedish musician, DJ, record producer, and remixer. He signed a record deal in 2007, but it was not until 2011 that his work became a part of mainstream culture. In the summer of 2016, he announced his retirement from touring, yet assured fans he would continue to create music. His hits include “Wake Me Up” with Aloe Blacc and “Hey Brother” with Dan Tyminski.
He has been nominated for two Grammy Awards, and he took home two World Music Awards after being nominated for eight.
Anton Zaslavski, stage name Zedd, is a Russian-born German DJ, record producer, and musician. Born to two musicians, he is classically trained, and began playing piano at 4 and drums at 12. He started producing electronic music in 2009, and has made hits like “Stay the Night” featuring Hayley Williams, “Break Free” with Ariana Grande, and “Starving” with Hailee Steinfeld and Grey.
He has been nominated and has won several awards such as his first Grammy in 2014 and an MTV Video Music Award for his hit “Stay the Night“.
These seven DJs are only a few of the lauded musicians that are making waves in the music world today. Artists such as these defy all genre boundaries and create lively, emotional, and energetic sounds to entertain the masses.
One of the best artists who started in the 90s and has continued on is Usher. He has provided party music and love songs for over 20 years. Most of Usher’s music would be great for a wedding, while some, not so much. Here are 6 Usher love songs that are great for a wedding, and 3 you should skip.
The right music mix od Usher songs can make for a festive celebration, while the wrong one could clear off the dance floor. As many children of the 90’s are getting married, their taste in music ends up influencing the playlist, with mixes of boy bands, grunge rock and R&B selections. Here is a guide to Usher songs.
Usher Love Songs
1. My Boo
(featuring Alicia Keys)
When this song came out in 2004 at the peak of Usher’s fame, it became an instant classic. The duo has a fun, romantic exchange throughout the song and is fun for couples or a couple of friends to sing to one another. My Boo will keep you swaying with your own boo all night.
2. Love In This Club
(featuring Young Jeezy)
For a more uptempo vibe, without going over the top, Love In This Club fits the bill. It is a more modern classic in Usher’s compilation that would work well as a transition song to get people moving or as a minor break between the big beats that tire out the crowds.
One to skip: Confessions, Part II
Yes, this is a classic that will remind everyone of the past. However, the message behind the song would be totally wrong for a wedding. The whole story line of the lyrics, as Usher tells us, is that he is talking to his girlfriend, confessing that he cheated on her. On top of that, he is also admitting that he is going to be a father as a result of the cheating. Not really romantic.
(featuring Lil Jon, Ludacris)
The classic of all classic Usher songs. It isn’t a romantic song per se, but if you are including Usher on your playlist, this better be on the top of that list. The nostalgia for the generation getting married, as they remember awkward school dances with this song playing, or in college dorms, will rev all of the guests up and the dance floor will be crowded.
4. DJ Got Us Falling in Love
Another song from the Usher comeback era that also overlapped with Pitbull’s takeover. Instead of an overload of Mr. 305, a dash of him in this Usher favorite is a good way to keep the guests moving. This song is especially fun and a little tongue in cheek when you play it on a dance floor with a DJ spinning.
One to skip: Burn
Another classic slow Usher jam that is a completely inappropriate song for a wedding. Why? Aside from Confessions, Part II, this is probably Usher’s most popular breakup song and infamous at that. This is because of his (then) recent breakup that everyone assumed inspired the song (it didn’t). With these thoughts in mind, skip this one.
5. Nice and Slow
This one is a throwback to Usher’s early career and one of his first big hits. This is the best way to get people in love to enjoy a moment together in the middle of the larger celebration. As its title implies, Nice and Slow is a slow jam that will get all of the couples to the dance floor, led by the bride and groom, of course.
6. Without You
(David Guetta, featuring Usher)
Without You is another mid-tempo electronic dance song that is a great mini-break between the higher tempo crowd-pleasers. Technically, it isn’t a song by Usher. He is featured with his beautiful vocals and lyrics expressing his love paired with a dance beat make it perfect for a wedding.
One more to skip: You Make me Wanna…
Usher’s first big hit, yes, but with lyrics like: “You make me wanna leave the one I’m with / Start a new relationship with you / This is what you do”, it is not hard to see why this would be a bad choice.
Wedding music should be many things. It should be fun, exciting and also should allow the happy couple to share their love with all of their friends and family. When choosing music artists and specific songs, it is important to have a great mix of those elements. There are so many classic songs out there with new favorites by endless artists. Some, with lengthy careers, like Usher, have so much to choose from. So, the best course of action is to look at the classic songs and find which ones make sense in a wedding reception. With those thoughts in mind, the wedding reception will be a hit and unforgettable when you include selective Usher love songs.
No reception would be complete without a few top Kenny Rogers love songs for weddings. These classic tunes are a must play at any celebration of the forever commitment to another person. Being a man of many faces, Rogers is a singing legend that also recorded a few tracks that have no place at your reception.
Kenny Rogers Love Songs
Songs to Include on Your Reception Playlist
A Love Song
1982 – Love Will Turn You Around
Even though the lyrics speak of how love songs can make you cry if your heart is broken, this song also talks about how a love song can bring back memories. It is a romantic addition to any wedding love song list.
Sing Me Your Love Song
1997 – Across My Heart
This passionate song has the verse “When breath to breath I kissed her lips she said I must admit my soul remembers this.” It is perfect for newlyweds at their wedding reception, as well as all the couples in attendance.
Love Lifted Me
2007 – Love Lifted Me
This classic has to be part of your Kenny Rogers wedding playlist. The memorable verse of “love lifted me when nothing else would do” will hit the spot of all guests and to the bridal couple.
After All (I Live My Life)
1970 – Tell It All Brother by Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
This is a perfect song if you and your lover have been through rough times to make it where you are today. The lyrics “I still remember when your kiss was so brand new. Every memory repeats every step I take retreats. Every journey always brings me back to you” shows how the strongest couples make it through the roughest times and can never give up on each other.
After All This Time
1986 – They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To
Another song to add to a list of tunes that declare you two will never walk away from each other. Many women will be tearing up, as their lovers turn to them and sing along “After all this time, did you think I let you slip away from me? Girl, we’ve come too far just to turn our love into a memory.”
We’ve Got Tonight
1983 – We’ve Got Tonight
Even though this song does not talk about lasting forever with someone, it is such a classic Kenny Rogers love song it must be included on your reception song list. This perfect duet with Sheena Easton is sure to set passion in motion on the dance floor, for both newlyweds and long-term married couples.
All I Ever Need Is You
1978 – Every Time Two Fools Collide
Just one verse, “You’re my first love, you’re my last. You’re my future, you’re my past. Oh loving you is all I ask, honey. All I ever need is you.” is enough for it to be included on your wedding playlist. The other verses are just as heart-tugging and are sure to add to the ambiance of love.
You’re Not Asking Much
1997 – Across My Heart
This romantic inclusion talks of how, no matter what, anything she asks of him will never be asking too much. He will do anything to keep her happy, saying even if he needs to “surrender the secrets of my soul” he will do anything for her.
You’re My Love
1986 – They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To
A simplistic, yet heartfelt, declaration of “baby, you’re my love, and I love everything you do to me” is another must to celebrate your new marriage. You won’t let anyone down by playing this song at your wedding reception.
1980 – Greatest Hits
Classic lyrics, such as “Lady, for so many years I thought I’d never find you. You have come into my life and made me whole. Forever let me wake to see you each and every morning.” make this song perfect for any day you are celebrating love and even more so on the day you are committing to waking up to your partner for the rest of your life. Lady is also a well recogized song that will bring people to the dane floor.
No Kenny Rogers love song list for weddings would be complete without his rendition of this classic passionate song. Hold your life partner close as you both revel in finding your perfect endless love. You are sure to be joined on the dance floor by other couples reminiscing about their special day.
The Good Life
1981 – Share Your Love
What better way to celebrate your new life than with a song that states “I know problems will come, but I know I can make it with you by my side.”
Kenny Rogers Songs to Avoid on Your Wedding Day
(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song
1981 – Urban Chipmunk
With the lyrics “play another somebody done somebody wrong song and make me feel at home while I miss my baby, while I miss my baby” has no place on the day you declare your forever love for one another.
I’m Gonna Sing You A Sad Song Susie
2010 – Tell It All Brother
The lyrics “Oh girl, you know you lied to me. You said you love me more than anything and all the time I was just a fool another fool in your care” are not words to celebrate on your wedding day with your loved ones. Even if your name happens to be Susan, strike this off any song list your DJ has.
A Stranger in My Place
1995 – Kenny Rogers, Pt. 1
This is not a song to listen to on anyone’s wedding day. It talks about his past love, regrets, and pain seeing a new person with her. It is heartbreaking and sad, too sad for one of the happiest days of your life.
2012 – What About Me
Another major song to avoid on the night of your nuptials, this heart-wrenching song tells the story of a man coming back to his hometown see an old love. Once there, he finds out she died some time ago, from his child he has never seen before.
1977 – Kenny Rogers
This needs to left off the list, even though everyone would sing along to “You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille.” Talking about a mother who leaves her four hungry children and hardworking husband, this song is one huge bummer.
This is just a sampling of the awesome Kenny Rogers wedding love songs to play on your big day, and a few to avoid. Use it as inspiration to create your perfect wedding song list to celebrate your unique love story.
As a James Taylor fan, you have many love song choices for your wedding playlist. He has entranced lovers of all ages since he released his first album in the Seventies.
As a versatile artist, Taylor has also released a few heartbreak songs and tunes celebrating being single, which are listed below as ones to avoid.
Know what James Taylor love songs to play or not at your wedding.
James Taylor Love Songs To Play
This James Taylor love song mixes romantic Spanish phrases with English words of longing and passion. It is a perfect tune for all lovers to dance to and admit their hearts do not belong to them, anymore.
Baby It’s Cold Outside
2006, James Taylor at Christmas
This classic romantic song literally begs to be played at your wedding. How can you listen to Mr. Taylor imploring his lady friend to stay, and not want to snuggle up warmly with your partner?
Believe It Or Not
2000, Dad Loves His Work
Add this to your reception playlist to remind your guests of the loves of their lives. He talks of waiting for the love of his life to come through, just as yours has done for you.
Brighten Your Night With My Day
1968, James Taylor
Another song where Taylor begs the woman he loves to “Come Home” to him, it offers a glimpse of how true love only wants what is best for another. Lyrics including, “you can count on me, watch those shadows fade away” showcases only wanting the best for your lover.
1985, That’s Why I’m Here
Describing how much he appreciates his woman, James Taylor sings this song apologizing for taking her for granted. Everyone needs to hear how important they are to their loved one, and this song helps to enforce that.
Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
1972, One Man Dog
Though this song may be classified in the “unrequited love” genre, it still has the romantic quality of Taylor imploring a woman to stay with him. He talks of not caring if she lies, as long as she gives him the night with her.
1985, That’s Why I’m Here
Even the non-dancers on your guest list will have a hard time not tapping their toes along to this choice. It offers a perfect balance of hopeful romantic lyrics and a rollicking tune to liven up your wedding reception.
Woman’s Gotta Have It
1976, In The Pocket
Another dance number, these lyrics enforce the old saying “Happy Wife, Happy Life” in a way that all couples can appreciate. Mix it in with the slower James Taylor wedding love songs to keep your party going all night long.
How can you not include a song proclaiming how your love grows more and more every day you’re together? Even when you have to be apart from one another, this tune will comfort you knowing it only makes the heart grow stronger.
If I Keep My Heart Out Of Sight
Another tale of unrequited love, it makes the cut for romantic songs to play at your wedding because of its sweet longing for his true love to notice him. “If I present it to you with a flower in the moonlight” is jut one of the lyrics that will make everyone sigh with twinkles in their eyes.
Something in the Way She Moves
1968, James Taylor
This is a perfect song for the bride and groom to dance to at your reception. It’ll give you two a chance to have a few moments of fun together, in between making your rounds to all of the guests.
There We Are
If the groom is the silent type, this song is a must to be played on your wedding night. It talks about how much Taylor loves his lady, even when he doesn’t say it often enough.
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
This has to be one of the most recognized additions to the perfect James Taylor wedding love songs playlist. It showcases how a true love can be your shelter in bad times and be the subject of your best memories.
James Taylor Love Songs To Avoid
No matter how much of a fan you are, these songs do not belong anywhere on your reception playlist.
(I’m a) Road Runner
A classic “player” song, long before the term “player” was even coined. This song should never be found on a wedding playlist. Road Runner needs to be axed from the soundtrack for the day, with lyrics including “You look for me and I’ll be gone” and “Don’t want no woman to tie me down. Gotta be free baby to roam around.”
(I’ve Got To) Stop Thinkin’ ‘Bout That
1991, (I’ve Got To) Stop Thinkin’ ‘Bout That
This heart-wrenching tale of a past love has no place in your music lineup. Of course, if it has meaning to you as a couple, such as the groom singing it to the bride in the past to get her back after a breakup, then there is always an exception to every rule. (Especially, if you’re a Lucy about to get married.)
Nothing Like A Hundred Miles
1976, In The Pocket
Another one of James Taylor’s heartbreak songs. This laments how he cannot forget the love he left back home. She found someone new, and he needs to move on. None of these words have a place on your soundtrack to celebrate your nuptials.
I Was Only Telling a Lie
This song is nothing but an admission of being a dog, with lyrics explaining he was lying about telling her he loved her, and “I’ll be long gone come the crack of dawn.” This is one choice that should be shot down if suggested for any wedding song.
I Was A Fool To Care
This song is nothing but sadness, talking about how she did him so wrong and he was blinded by love. True love does not hurt, and this tale of pain has no place on your reception playlist.
Any James Taylor love songs you choose to celebrate your special day will add another layer of romance. Choose tunes that mean something to you and your life partner. All the guests will feel the romance between the two of you.
Your Forever Song – Find the Perfect Tune for Your Proposal
Why Do I Need Music?
You’ve decided it’s time to pop the question, to get down on bended knee, to confess the feelings burning within your soul and ask your special someone to meet you at the alter.
Knowing this is one of those moments you will both remember forever, you want it to be perfect. Like your favorite movie the two lovers meet, gaze into each other’s eyes and then . . . cue the music.
But how do you find that perfect song, the song that convey’s all the emotion churning inside you? Do you want to speak to your love, or your compatibility? Your undying devotion, or perhaps your knowledge that your soon-to-be finance is the only individual in the world that can make life worth living.
While there are no doubt thousands upon thousands of songs to express this intangible emotion, we’ve compiled a short list to give you the go-ahead push.
First on the list is the Depeche Mode classic Somebody. From the opening line, “I want somebody to share, share the rest of my life,” this song encapsulates an ideal relationship. Someone to share our innermost thoughts, someone to count on for support, someone with whom we can disagree but in the end reach an understanding and most importantly someone who loves us passionately, “with every thought and with every breath.” Ideal proposal song? Definitely.
Thinking Out Loud
A more recent selection is Ed Sheeran’s, Thinking Out Loud. If it’s time to make that humongous commitment, you’re thinking in terms of forever. Sheeran’s song talks not only about being in love today but also tomorrow, and the next day as well. Thinking Out Loud covers growing old, loving from the soul, and loving for a lifetime. It’s the ideal that every couple envisions as they begin a new journey together.
All I Want Is You
Next on the list is U2’s, All I Want Is You. If you are ready to take that next step in your relationship the title and repetitive line of this song sums up everything you feel and everything your partner wants to hear. Nothing can top hearing that you’re desired beyond all else. And Bono sings it over and over again.
No One’s Gonna Love You
No One’s Gonna Love You, by Band of Horses is a great option from the alternative genre to declare your feelings. Marriage should start with unbounded, unrequited love and proclaiming that sentiment to your intended can only be a good thing. The chorus of this song sums it up, “No one’s gonna love you more than I do.” Ring the wedding bells.
Who I Am With You
If you want to go country, try Chris Young’s, Who I Am With You. It’s a song about going through life all alone until being found by your one true love. Who I Am With You, highlights all the ways life is better when you’re with the one you love. You become better when your sweetheart’s by your side, or better yet, in your arms.
The Lumineers hit Ho Hey is a great choice if you want to state the obvious. “I belong with you, you belong with me, you’re my sweetheart.” This song could be the perfect choice if you’ve been with your loved one for a while and you both know marriage is the next step because . . . well, you do. In essence this song states that your relationship works, your love works. We’re two peas in a pod so let’s get married.
You Are So Beautiful
If you prefer a classic ballad, cue up Joe Cocker’s, You Are So Beautiful. Who doesn’t want to hear an ode to their beauty? And not only does this song apply to physical attraction but Cocker’s soulful rendition adequately covers the beauty on the inside, too. The simple verse, “You’re everything I hope for, you’re everything I need,” sums up the message of this timeless love song.
Looking for something more lighthearted? Try Jack Johnson’s, Better Together. The song touches on the simple things of life, sifting through a box of pictures, stargazing together, and through the craziness of it all, ending up with the one that makes you better. With the plucky guitar and Johnson’s mellow voice, you can propose then sweep your fiancé into your arms for a turn around the dance floor.
How To Choose
Savage Garden’s, Truly, Madly, Deeply, Christina Perri’s, A Thousand Years, Elvis Presley’s Can’t Help Falling in Love, and the list goes on and on. Musicians, songwriters and performers have always written about that emotion that pushes us forward, drives us to distraction, makes us want to be better and do better for someone else.
Why are you taking this next step? Is it because of your undying love? Your knowledge that your intended is the one? Or maybe you’ve always known this individual completes you, makes you better. Maybe it’s a combination of all of the above.
While our list covers several decades and genres, the bottom line is that the song has to mean something to you, and more importantly it has to touch the heart of the one person you are asking to unite with you for a lifetime of love.
In closing, we will leave you with a fantastic obscure song that makes for a great marriage proposal song.
Saxophone Day is unofficially celebrated each year on November 6th. Just how was the day November 6th decided? Well, it is the birthday of the inventor of the saxophone – Adolphe Sax. The “sax” was invented in 1846 in Paris, France. However, Adolphe was born in Belgium. Enjoy our list of saxophone wedding songs by great saxophonists.
Saxophones are a reed instrument in the woodwind family. Reed instruments produce sound by forcing air into a mouthpiece which then causes a reed, or reeds, to vibrate.
We want to celebrate Saxophone Day with a list of some of the great saxophonists to play at weddings. Songs with a sax incorporated are typically categorized as Jazz or Blues.
Jazz music does not have to be playing only in the background but is also a good choice during cocktail hour and dinner. If you want to have music with a saxophone but want to focus your music on the celebration, then select more uptempo songs.
Wedding Saxophone Songs – Great Saxophonists
Our list is in no particular order…
1. John Coltrane
The album Ballads is a greaat album of slow love songs for setting a classy and fomral mood. A Love Supreme is another great album.
2. Sonny Rollins
Saxophone Colossus is considered one of the greatest Jazz albums of all-time. Sonny is joined on this album with drummer Max Roach, pianist Tommy Flanagan, and bassist Doug Watkins.
3. Grover Washington Jr.
The album Winelight is one of the greatest smooth Jazz albums. It also features the song, “Just The Two Of Us”, with the vocals of Bill Withers.
4. Charlie Parker
We selected an album of his greatest hits as assembled by Century Masters – The Best Of Charlie Parker 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection. The album also features the great Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie.
5. Coleman Hawkins
We selected the album The Genius Of Coleman Hawkins. We love this album for a more uptempo mood. The songs will keep a more lively atmosphere but still awesome for Jazz lovers.
6. Wayne Shorter
Speak No Evil is one of the more notable Jazz albums from Blue Note Records in the 1960’s. The music combines elements of hard bop and modal jazz.
7. Kenny G
Kenny is not considered a Jazz artist by Jazz purists by considering his music more New Age. His music is not for us to judge. However, the mass appeal and recognizable music of Kenny cannot be overlooked. Be sure to check out the song, “The Wedding Song”.
8. Stan Getz
Stan plays a tenor saxophone with a string orchestra on the album Focus released in 1962. Focus is a great cool Jazz album and one of Getz’ favorites.
9. David Sanborn
David is an American alto saxophonist. David has been an influential genre crossover saxophonist since the 1980s including pop, R&B, and Jazz.
10. Lester Young
Lester is an American jazz tenor saxophonist. Of note, Lester was a member of Count Basie’s orchestra. Young played with a relaxed, cool tone and used sophisticated harmonies.
10. Julian “Cannonball” Adderley
Adderley is an American jazz alto saxophonist. Somethin’ Else album also features Miles Davis on Trumpet, Hank Jones on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and the great Art Blakey on drums.