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Looking for some beautiful black wedding songs to play during your ceremony and reception? I hear you! Below, you’ll find 50 amazing ideas for everything from your trip down the aisle to your first dance as a married couple. Let’s dive in and check them out!

15 Top Black Wedding Songs Lists

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From gospel to blues, from rock and roll to R&B, from hip hop to jazz – there are so many amazing options for every musical taste.

Whether you want a romantic song for the first dance or a rhythmic track for the procession -I’ve got you! Check out the songs below to choose the right track.

  1. Endless Love – Dianna Ross & Lionel Richi
  2. Overjoyed – Stevie Wonder
  3. So High – John Legend
  4. Forever – Jason Nelson
  5. All My Life – K-Ci & JoJo
  6. No Ordinary Love – Sade
  7. Here and Now – Luther Vandross
  8. Sweet Love – Anita Baker
  9. Lady in My Life – Michael Jackon
  10. Love On Top – Beyoncé
  11. Caught Up in the Rapture – Anita Baker
  12. Just the Two of Us – Grover Washington
  13. Here I Stand – Usher
  14. You & I – Avant and Keke Wyatt
  15. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green

10 Best First Dance Songs for Black Weddings

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When you and your new spouse hit the dance floor for the first time, you need a wonderfully romantic song to sway to. For a newlywed black couple, there are plenty of songs that can reflect their rich musical heritage and add a touch of romance and love to the wedding so that no set of eyes remains dry.

If you are confused about picking the most romantic songs for first dance, take a look at the list below!

  1. At Your Best (You Are Love) – Aaliyah
  2. Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
  3. Fortunate – Maxwell
  4. Spend My Life With You – Eric Benet
  5. Summer Rain – Carl Thomas
  6. You Are – Charlie Wilson
  7. Back at One – Brian McKnight
  8. Stay With You – John Legend
  9. All My Tomorrows – Kenny Lattimore
  10. Made to Love Ya – Gerald Levert

10 Black Wedding Reception Entrance Songs

newly married black couple

A grand entrance at the end of the ceremony and rituals as a newlywed couple is the perfect way to take the spotlight – and tell the guests that the party is about to begin. For this wedding entrance, you need a beautiful track to fill every heart at the wedding with joy, love, and blessings.

Are you unsure about the song that can work well for this moment? Here’s our list of black wedding reception entrance songs!

  1.  Love Ballad – L.T.D.
  2. Exceptional – Babyface
  3. That’s How Strong My Love Is – Otis Redding
  4. Happy – Ashanti
  5. Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations
  6. For You – Kenny Lattimore
  7. At Last – Etta James
  8. I Believe in You And Me – Whitney Houston
  9. Halo – Beyoncé
  10. Never Too Much –  Luther Vandross

15 Best Black Wedding Songs to Walk Down The Aisle

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The walk down the aisle is an unforgettable moment of your life, full of many mixed feelings. You’ll feel nervous, happy, excited, and overwhelmed, all at once! At this moment, as you walk towards a new future and a new life of “happily ever after”, you need a song that will add magic and grandness to your walk down the aisle.

Here are some of my favorite tunes to capture that magical moment.

  1. For You – Kenny Lattimore
  2. Thinkin Bout You – Frank Ocean
  3. All This Love – DeBarge
  4. Candy Rain – Soul For Real
  5. Ribbon in the Sky – Stevie Wonder
  6. September – Earth, Wind & Fire
  7. There Goes My Baby – Charlie Wilson
  8. All Night Long – The Mary Jane Girls
  9. Classic Man – Jidenna
  10. Outstanding – The Gap Band
  11. Here and Now – Luther Vandross
  12. This Is Why I Love You – Major
  13. So Beautiful – Musiq Soulchild
  14. You’re Latest, Greatest Inspiration – Teddy Pendergrass
  15. Every Time I Close My Eyes – Babyface

FAQs 

So now you have a list of songs that can add the magic of black music and culture at a wedding. These songs can surely help set the mood at a wedding. Before I send you off to start making your playlist, let’s just check out a few frequently asked questions.

What are the best R&B songs for black weddings?

If you are looking for romantic R&B songs for a black wedding, there are some incredible tracks that can tug at everyone’s heartstrings. You can pick songs like Halo by Beyoncé, All My Life by K-Ci & JoJo, Purple Rain by Prince, Let’s Stay Together by Al Green, and many more!couple holding just married post card

What is the #1 wedding song by a Black artist?

All of Me by John Legend ranks #1 for wedding songs by a Black artist. It’s also the 3rd most popular song, period. Coming in at #2 (and #4 overall) is At Last by Etta James.

Final Words

A black wedding playlist is not hard to make because there are too many great songs to pick from! On the other hand, maybe it is challenging for that very reason. It’s hard to narrow down the list! I hope that my recommendations helped you out!

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What are your favorite black wedding songs? Let us know in the comments below!

Andreea Juganaru
Andreea Juganaru

Andreea is a very passionate content creator and her purpose is to provide you with the most interesting articles, while constantly discovering new facts. She’s been freelance writing for the past five years and has created numerous articles and educational materials while managing her own blog.

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