Soundtrack Your Special Day: Top 13 Modern Wedding Songs to Set the Mood

From soulful ballads to upbeat anthems, find the perfect melodies to celebrate your love story

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Your big day deserves a soundtrack that catches the magic, the feelings, and the delight of the event. Disregard the messy numbers of days gone by – present day wedding melodies offer an invigorating blend of classes and styles, from profound

statements of adoration to playful tunes that get the entire party rolling. Thus, whether you’re a hopeless romantic or a couple who loves to dance, or you’re hoping to add a dash of Nigerian flavor to your affection life or just value the excellence of Afrobeats sounds, then, this countdown is for you.

“As It Was” – Harry Styles 

Soundtrack Your Special Day: Top 13 Modern Wedding Songs to Set the Mood

This contagious pop ballad from Harry Styles oozes contemporary charm.  With its catchy melody and introspective lyrics about longing and lost love, “As It Was” resonates with anyone who’s ever grappled with the complexities of a bygone relationship. 

“Love Love” – FKJ ft. Frank Edwards & Moses Bliss

Soundtrack Your Special Day: Top 13 Modern Wedding Songs to Set the Mood

This unique collaboration transcends genres, blending the smooth sounds of French producer FKJ with the soulful vocals of Nigerian gospel artists Frank Edwards and Moses Bliss. “Love Love”  is a declaration of devotion, highlighting the spiritual connection and unwavering commitment that love can bring. 

“U move, I move” (with Jhené Aiko) – John Legend

Soundtrack Your Special Day: Top 13 Modern Wedding Songs to Set the Mood

This  harmonious duet by John Legend and Jhené Aiko is a gradually moving demonstration of the enduring force of adoration. With its smooth vocals and sexy mood, “U move, I move” depicts love as a place of refuge, a position of solace and weakness in the midst of the disarray of the world.

“All I Ask” – Adele   

Soundtrack Your Special Day: Top 13 Modern Wedding Songs to Set the Mood

The queen of soulful, heartfelt ballads returns with a powerful song about letting go.  “All I Ask”  is a mature take on love, acknowledging the bittersweet reality of sometimes needing to let go, even when love remains. 

“Peaches” – Justin Bieber feat. Daniel Caesar & Giveon   

Soundtrack Your Special Day: Top 13 Modern Wedding Songs to Set the Mood

This R&B slow jam is a smooth and sultry exploration of desire.  With its rich harmonies and sensual lyrics, “Peaches”  creates a mood that’s both intimate and undeniably catchy. 

“Soso” – Omah Lay   

Soundtrack Your Special Day: Top 13 Modern Wedding Songs to Set the Mood

On the other end of the spectrum, Omah Lay’s “Soso”  takes a more melancholic approach.  This slow jam explores the vulnerability of unrequited love,  capturing the pain of longing for someone who doesn’t feel the same way. 

Omah Lay’s emotive vocals and the song’s stripped-down production create a powerful atmosphere of longing and heartache. 

“Calm Down” – Rema   

Soundtrack Your Special Day: Top 13 Modern Wedding Songs to Set the Mood

While not strictly a love song, Rema’s “Calm Down”  touches upon the complexities of relationships.  It’s a plea for understanding and clear communication, urging both partners to  “calm down”  and work through any challenges that may arise. 

The song’s catchy melody and Rema’s smooth vocals make it a relatable anthem for young couples.  

“Paris” –  The Chainsmokers feat. Alexis   

Soundtrack Your Special Day: Top 13 Modern Wedding Songs to Set the Mood

This electro-pop track takes listeners on a sonic journey through the City of Lights. “Paris”  combines dreamy synths with captivating vocals, painting a picture of a passionate love affair set against a romantic backdrop. 

“Pour Me Water” – Kizz Daniel 

Soundtrack Your Special Day: Top 13 Modern Wedding Songs to Set the Mood

This highlife-infused song by Kizz Daniel  injects a dose of humor and playful sensuality into the mix.  “Pour Me Water”  uses clever wordplay and a laid-back groove to tell the story of a man yearning for his lover’s attention. 

The song’s lighthearted tone and catchy melody make it a fun and flirty addition to any playlist. 

“You right” – Doja Cat feat. The Weeknd   

Soundtrack Your Special Day: Top 13 Modern Wedding Songs to Set the Mood

This R&B collaboration brings a modern twist to a timeless sentiment.  Doja Cat’s playful rapping blends seamlessly with The Weeknd’s smooth vocals, creating a song that’s both catchy and surprisingly sweet. 

“Chiké & Mohbad – Egwu” 

This energetic dance track  blends the soulful vocals of Chiké with the streetwise rap of Mohbad.  “Egwu”  celebrates the joy of love and the desire to express it through dance. 

The song’s infectious beat and the contrasting styles of the two artists create a unique and energetic soundscape, perfect for letting loose and celebrating love on the dance floor. 

“Not a love song” – bülow  

Soundtrack Your Special Day: Top 13 Modern Wedding Songs to Set the Mood

This electro-pop song with a touch of angst explores the vulnerability of unrequited love.  “Not a love song”  is a relatable anthem for anyone who has ever pined for someone who doesn’t feel the same way. 

“Stay” – The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber   

Soundtrack Your Special Day: Top 13 Modern Wedding Songs to Set the Mood

This heartfelt duet from kid Laroi ft Justin Bieber is a plea for a second chance.  “Stay”  combines soaring vocals with emotional lyrics, capturing the desperation and hope of trying to mend a broken relationship. 

This list merely scratches the surface of the amazing love songs released in recent years.  Remember, the perfect love song is the one that resonates with your own personal experiences and emotions.  So, put on your headphones, crank up the volume, and explore the vast world of music to find the melodies that best capture the feeling of love in your own life. 

With a little effort and exploration, you’re sure to find the perfect love songs to set the mood for romance, celebrate your special someone, or simply indulge in the beautiful emotions that love brings. 

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