So, you’re all set for one of the most important days of your life, but there’s just one thing left to do – make the playlist!
From choosing the perfect entrance song for your walk down the aisle, setting the tone for your all-important first dance, and, of course, making sure that the evening party is a hit, we’ve got the soundtrack to every R&B lover’s wedding covered.
And if you’re in a hurry and just want a quick peek of the full list, please use our 30 best R&B wedding songs Spotify playlist – all-in-one.
Popular R&B Songs Right Now
1. Go Crazy – Chris Brown ft. Young Thug
Make sure that Go Crazy features on your evening reception playlist. If you haven’t heard it yet (seriously, where have you been?) it’s a fun, upbeat song set alight by Chris Brown’s effortless vocals. It’s a floor filler!
2. Laugh Now Cry Later – Drake ft. Lil Durk
Laugh Now Cry Later is one of Drake’s smoothest songs to date, and one of the catchiest. It’s energetic, fun, and is sure to get everyone on the dancefloor singing the hook, ‘Sometimes we laugh, sometimes we cry, at least you know now!’
3. Savage Remix – Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyonce
Classy, boujee, ratchet…you know how it goes. This hugely popular song from Megan Thee Stallion inspired a TikTok dance trend and has already reached top positions in the charts.
This new remix features the one and only Beyoncé and puts a new twist on the catchy track. Who wouldn’t want it played at their wedding?
4. Like That – Doja Cat ft. Gucci Mane
Like That is a catchy blend of R&B groove and sugary bubblegum pop. Doja’s soft vocals and confident lyrics invite the listener to celebrate female empowerment, making it the perfect song for the bride and her bridesmaids!
5. The Other Side – SZA ft. Justin Timberlake
Like That is a catchy blend of R&B groove and sugary bubblegum pop.
Doja’s soft vocals and confident lyrics invite the listener to celebrate female empowerment, making it the perfect song for the bride and her bridesmaids!
First Dance R&B Songs
6. Cupid – 112
According to Roman mythology, Cupid’s arrow causes whoever it strikes to fall madly in love, and this classic finds 112 exploring that feeling with a modern twist.
It features a simple, guitar-driven melody that’s romantic without being cringy, and will allow you and your special someone’s love to take center stage.
7. 1 + 1 – Beyoncé
This poignant ballad shows a more vulnerable side of Beyoncé. Her stripped back vocals float over a romantic guitar riff, so it should come as no surprise that this is one of the most popular first dance songs for couples all over.
8. Here and Now – Luther Vandross
Luther Vandross’s velvety voice has earned him an invitation to wedding ceremonies worldwide!
This honey-smooth track is soulful without being cheesy and would make a memorable first dance choice.
9. If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
Slow things down with this well-known ballad. Songstress Alicia Keys croons over the iconic piano melody, delivering one important message that material things don’t feed the soul.
If you want your first dance song to capture that old-school romance, If I Ain’t Got You is the soundtrack for your special moment.
10. By Your Side – Sade
By Your Side is often referred to as one of the greatest love songs of all time.
Its mellow and flavorful beat allows the listener to fully feel the sincerity of the beautiful lyrics. Soulful and sensual, it’s a fitting first-dance song indeed.
11. Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You – Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill’s cover of the Frankie Valli classic is iconic and a song that everyone will know.
The catchy rendition is elevated by a simple guitar melody and Hill’s distinctive voice and will be the perfect first-dance choice for any R&B lover.
12. Happily Ever After – Case
Happily Ever After is old school R&B at its finest. It’s a slow-tempo tune filled with chimes, Case’s smooth vocals, and the occasional wedding bell.
It’s worthy of being anyone’s first dance song.
13. Best Part – H.E.R ft. Daniel Caesar
‘If life is a movie, you’re the best part’ H.E.R and Daniel Caesar’s soulful collaboration continues to pull on heartstrings since its release in 2017.
If there was ever a song specifically made for a first dance, we think it would be this.
Classic Wedding R&B Songs
14. My Boo – Usher ft. Alicia Keys
There’s always that one person that will always have your heart… My Boo is a sparkling R&B classic.
Capturing the bittersweet feeling of falling in love for the first time, this is a track sure to get everyone in their feels.
15. Into You – Fabolous ft. Tamia
Ask anyone, Into You is classic. Whether you want it played as you walk down the aisle or for your first dance, this iconic duet will make any couple want to say ‘I do’.
16. Never – Jaheim
Seriously, there’s nothing quite like a Jaheim ballad to get those wedding vibes flowing.
From cutting the cake to walking down the aisle, this is an ideal choice.
17. Here I Stand – Usher
Though Usher is a modern R&B star, he certainly has a knack of turning each one of his songs into a certified classic!
No stranger to love songs, Usher delivers sultry, sensual vibes on Here I stand, and is the perfect way for any groom to express his love to his bride.
18. I Belong To You (Every time I See Your Face) – Rome
Legendary R&B singer Rome serves up classic 90’s love vibes with this falsetto-heavy song and would make a fitting tune to anyone’s wedding day.
19. That’s Why I Love You – Boyz II Men
If the name iconic name ‘ Boyz II Men’ isn’t sealing the deal, just one listen to this romantic slow jam is enough to land it on your playlist.
20. Daddy – Beyonce
On the hunt for the perfect father-daughter dance? This sentimental track from Queen Bey is the perfect soundtrack for the special moment.
21. Sexy Love – Neyo
Sexy Love is one of Neyo’s biggest hits and displays Neyo professing his love for a girl that he truly loves and can’t stay away from.
Whether it’s playing in the background between speeches or getting dedicated to the bride, this is a song worthy of being played at your wedding!
Floor-Filler Wedding R&B Songs
22. Suga Suga – Baby Bash
Suga Suga has one of the most well-known hooks of all time. It’s a mellow R&B favorite that’ll set the mood for the evening party.
23. Dance With Me – 112
The name’s a giveaway, but this upbeat tune from 112 is the perfect R&B track for the evening festivities.
Add it to your party playlist if you want to get the good energy flowing.
24. Still Not A Player – Big Pun ft. Joe
Everyone knows this song! Besides being one of the catchiest R&B player songs of all time, it’s also the biggest song of Pun’s career, and charted at #6 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop chart when it was released.
25. Whatta Man – Salt N Pepa
Turn attention to the groom with this iconic anthem. It’s the perfect way for any bride to show her love for her husband, while the energetic tempo is sure to get people out of their seats.
26. Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake…need we say more? Rock Your Body has been soundtracking wedding parties since its release back in 2002.
It’s fun, playful and will appeal to all ages.
27. Dilemma – Nelly ft. Kelly Rowland
‘No matter what I do, all I think about is you…’ Dilemma is a song that many of us have grown up listening to.
Arguably the most successful song to come out of both Nelly and Kelly’s individual careers, it’s guaranteed to be a hit during your evening reception.
28. My Boo – Ghost Town DJ’s Hitman’s Club Remix
My Boo is a one-hit-wonder and the only song that Ghost Town DJ’s ever released!
Though it was released way back in 1996, it had a resurgence in popularity 20 years later, all thanks to the #runningmanchallenge that swept across social media. Its ridiculously catchy, vibrant beat will keep the energy high.
29. Put It On Me – Ja Rule ft. Vita
Put it on me is a song written and performed by Ja Rule and dedicated to his wife, Aisha Murray, who he met in the tenth grade.
It’s a celebration of ride or die love, and is a fitting tribute to newlyweds everywhere.
30. U Know What’s Up – Donell Jones ft. Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes
Besides being one of the leading songs on the ‘Save the Last Dance’ soundtrack, U Know What’s Up has enjoyed commercial success since its release in 1999.
It features a collaboration with late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes of girl group TLC and is a certified classic that’s sure to get your loved ones up on the dance floor.
And here’s the full bundle, our 30 best R&B wedding songs for you to enjoy.