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20 R&B Songs To Play At A Wedding Reception

by Sheldon Conrich 07 Jun 2024

Are you a singer looking to add a touch of soulful elegance to a wedding? R&B music might just be the perfect choice for you. With its smooth melodies and heartfelt lyrics, R&B songs can create a romantic atmosphere that is perfect for weddings. Let's dive into the world of R&B music and explore some of the top modern R&B songs that are perfect for serenading the newlyweds.

Why R&B Music is Perfect for Weddings

R&B music has a long history of capturing the essence of love and romance. The soulful vocals and emotional lyrics of R&B songs can convey deep feelings of love and passion, making them ideal for weddings. Whether you're performing during the ceremony, cocktail hour, or reception, R&B music can set the perfect mood for the occasion.

There is a certain sense of intimacy that is created from the feel of an R&B song, which is coupled by the way classic R&B artists perform. From slow jams to mid tempo, the vibe is often mellow but still with a groove. Love and desire is often the theme for R&B which makes it well suited to a first dance or a wedding ceremony. 

What are your favourite modern R&B artists? We love Usher, Mario, Alicia Keys, Chris Brown, John Legend and many more of the big hitters. We've put together a list of 20 R&B songs we feel work really well throughout the course of a wedding reception. These can be used during the ceremony, drinks reception, dinner or even a first dance.

Top 20 Modern R&B Songs for Weddings

1. "You Make Me Wanna" by Usher

2. "So Into You" by Tamia

3. "Forever" by Chris Brown

4. "Adorn" by Miguel

5. "All of Me" by John Legend

6. "Say Yes" by Floetry

7. "No One" by Alicia Keys

8. "Love on Top" by Beyoncé

9. "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green

10. "Let Me Love You" by Mario

11. "Best Part" by Daniel Caesar ft. H.E.R.

12. "Pretty Wings" by Maxwell

13. "Halo" by Beyoncé

14. "Angel Of Mine" by Monica

15. "Adore You" by Harry Styles

16. "All My Life" by KC & JoJo

17. "My Boo" by Usher and Alicia Keys

18. "Love" by Musiq Soulchild

19. "Sweet Love" by Anita Baker

20. "No One" by Alicia Keys

These modern R&B songs are sure to captivate the hearts of the wedding guests and create a memorable musical experience for the newlyweds.

At Acoustic Backs And Tracks we've created a large mix of acoustic style R&B instrumental backing tracks perfect for singers and musicians to perform to. Many of the songs above feature in 3 of our popular R&B volumes. If you're looking for some acoustic R&B backing tracks to perform to then head to our catalogue and start downloading your next R&B set.

So, grab the mic, hit the stage, and serenade the happy couple with the soulful sounds of R&B.

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