21 Best The Weeknd Love Songs & Dance Hits for a Wedding Playlist

The Weeknd stands tall as one of the modern superstars of R&B and soul. Here is a look at some party songs from The Weeknd that you can use to add flavor to your wedding reception.

The Weeknd Wedding Songs

About The Weeknd

Abel Makkonen Tesfaye is a Canadian-born singer-songwriter who performs under the professional name The Weeknd. Tesfaye first gained fame by producing his own music on a YouTube channel which gained a huge following. He then used this as a springboard to a mainstream recording career. Tesfaye has been quick to credit Michael Jackson and Prince as his musical influences.

The Weeknd was a featured performer at the Super Bowl LV halftime show in Tampa, Florida on February 7, 2021. His music has developed a multi-generation appeal, and the singer has also been featured in films that include Uncut Gems. As of 2020, The Weeknd continues to record and produce music that tops the R&B charts.

The music of The Weeknd is often praised for its lyrical content, making the singer’s catalog one that is suitable for individuals seeking wedding party music. Most of the choices we recommend can be found in the collection of any DJ.

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(Metro Boomin with The Weeknd & 21 Savage)
Released in 2022 on the album Heroes & Villians

Lyric Quote:

I don’t wanna know, if you’re playing me
Keep it on the low
Cause my heart can’t take it anymore

Die For You – Remix

(with Ariana Grande)
Released in 2023 as a single

Lyric Quote:

The distance and the time between us (Distance and the time)
It’ll never change my mind ’cause
Baby, I would die for you (I would die for you)

Take My Breath

Released in 2022 on the album Dawn FM

Lyric Quote:

Take my breath away
And make it last forever, babe
Do it now or never, babe


Released in 2020 on the album After Hours

Lyric Quote:

Tryna be a better man but I’m heartless
Never be a wedding plan for the heartless
Low life for life ’cause I’m heartless

Blinding Lights

Released in 2020 on the album After Hours

Lyric Quote:

I’m running out of time
‘Cause I can see the sun light up the sky
So I hit the road in overdrive, baby

In Your Eyes

Released in 2020 on the album After Hours

Lyric Quote:

You always know just what to say
I always look the other way
I’m blind, I’m blind
In your eyes


The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk
Released in 2016 on the album Starboy

Lyric Quote:

I switch up my cup, I kill any pain
Look what you’ve done
I’m a *** starboy

Can’t Feel My Face

Released in 2015 on the album Beauty Behind the Madness

Lyric Quote:

I can’t feel my face when I’m with you
But I love it, but I love it, oh

Die For You
Released in 2016 on the album Starboy

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Even though we’re goin’ through it
And it makes you feel alone
Just know that I would die for you

Nothing Without You
Released in 2016 on the album Starboy

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I swear I’ll love you just like the past
‘Cause I know what’s pain, this is not the same
I’d be nothing’, nothing’, nothing’, nothing’ without you

Earned It
Released in 2014 on the album Beauty Behind The Madness

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You’re always worth it
And you deserve it
The way you work it
‘Cause girl you earned it

This is a song that will remind couples of all that they have come through to find true love, and it can be used at many different parts of the reception. All songs from The Weeknd have a strong party vibe that makes good choices for a celebratory occasion.

True Colors
Released in 2016 on the album Starboy

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Girl, come show me your true colors
Paint me a picture with your true colors

Critics have written lengthy analyses of this song from Starboy, the 2016 album from The Weeknd. It has layers of meaning in the lyrics, but it can also be a simple dance groove if you are looking for something that is a little bit different.

Call Out My Name
Released in 2018 on the album My Dear Melancholy

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You’re on top, I put you on top
I claimed you so proud and openly, babe
And when times were rough, when times were rough
I made sure I held you close to me

Modern wedding couples tend to be a little more sensual in their selection of music, and there is definitely a mature feel to this song. It is a song that can inspire feelings of romance, and you might want to save it for the end of the evening.

Released in 2015 on the album Beauty Behind The Madness

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

And even though we live inside a dangerously empty life
You always seem to bring the light, you always seem to bring the light

Can you remember the specific moment that you met your significant other, do you long to recapture that magic for a moment at your wedding? “Angel” is a song that might be able to help you do that when added to the DJ’s playlist.

I Feel It Coming [feat. Daft Punk]
Released in 2016 on the album Starboy

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Just a simple touch and it can set you free
We don’t have to rush when you’re alone with me

All songs from The Weeknd don’t have to be relegated to the wedding reception, and this one is an example of something you may be able to use in the actual ceremony. It is a non-traditional choice that will suit many non-traditional wedding partners.

Released in 2015 on the album Beauty Behind The Madness

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You got me touchin’ on your body
To say that we’re in love is dangerous
But girl I’m so glad we’re acquainted

This modern R&B classic from The Weeknd doesn’t necessarily fit the idea of a modern wedding song, but it sure lives up to a party song that inspires dancing. Don’t be hesitant to include songs like this which are just expressions of fun and happiness for guests to enjoy.

Lost in the Fire with Gesaffelstein
Released in 2019 on the album Hyperion

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I’m tired of being home alone
Used to have a girl a day
But I want you to stay

Passion burns bright in the happiness of couples on your wedding day, and you can celebrate that passion with this soul hit. Just be advised that the lyrics of this song are a bit on the mature side and not suitable for younger audiences.

Love In The Sky
Released in 2013 on the album Kiss Land

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You’ll learn to love how to dream
I’ll teach you to dream, oooh
We’ll find our love in the sky

Hardcore fans of The Weeknd will remember this song from 2013, a traditional R&B celebration of love and romance. If you have many of the singer’s fans in attendance at your wedding, this can be a nice throwback for them to enjoy.

Nothing Compares
Released in 2020 on the album After Hours (Deluxe)

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

If you’re the air I need, I’m dying just to breathe
I hope that you’re not dying too
Tryna keep my faith
I sin too much to pray for you

At the heart of this song are lyrics that celebrate the uniqueness of true love, and you can have it played for a special dance with your partner on your wedding day. It can also be added to those moments of the reception when you want to bring the pace down a little bit.

Missed You
Released in 2020 on the album After Hours (Deluxe)

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

But then I heard you call my name
And it sounded like the sweetest song
You never moved on
You were waiting for me all along

This was a bonus track from After Hours, a 2020 soul release from The Weeknd. Since it may not be as popular as some other wedding songs there is a chance that you will be allowing many wedding reception guests to hear it for the very first time.

The Weeknd Party Songs for Dancing

The song “I Feel It Coming” was already mentioned above. However, his other party hits to fill dance floors include:

Moth To A Flame with Swedish House Mafia
Released in 2021 on the album Moth To A Flame

Save Your Tears (Remix) with Ariana Grande
Released in 2021 on the album Save Your Tears (Remix)

Take My Breath
Released in 2021 on the album Take My Breath

Sacrifice (Remix) with Swedish House Mafia
Released in 2022 on the album Dawn FM (Alternate World)

The Weekend Highest-Charting Singles – U.S.

  • #1 “The Hills”, 2015
  • #1 “Can’t Feel My Face”, 2015
  • #1 “Starboy” (featuring Daft Punk), 2016
  • #1 “Heartless”, 2019
  • #1 “Blinding Lights”, 2019
  • #1 “Save Your Tears” (solo or remix with Ariana Grande), 2020
  • #3 “Earned It”, 2014
  • #4 “I Feel It Coming” (featuring Daft Punk), 2016
  • #4 “Call Out My Name”, 2018
  • #6 “Take My Breath”, 2021

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