Making R&B Music Work at Your Wedding
Trying to set the mood at your reception? Not sure where
to start? The answer is simple and clear. R&B (or
"Rhythm and Blues"). R&B music is notorious
for its smooth bass lines and sultry lyrics. Songs of
love, admiration and devotion abound within this genre,
accompanying your celebration like a fine wine. Rhythm
and Blues can set the tone and feel of the evening with
its soothing ballads.
With that being said, it is important to think of the
artists in R&B that you would like to be played.
Since there are almost countless R&B artists with
a plethora of romantic songs, the only problem you will
have is narrowing down the playlist. The reception is
an important event in your life and should be what you
want to remember, beautiful, exhilarating, and most
of all, filled with romance. Having a history of well
known love songs, R&B, is sure to please.
You cannot go wrong with a legend like Luther Vandross.
Although he is no longer with us, his life and his passions
live on in his music. “Here and Now” is
widely regarded as the love song to play at you wedding.
It is soft, beautiful, and romantic. If you do not wish
to play the ‘cliché,’ then you may
want to consider his arsenal of chart topping songs,
which can be found almost anywhere.
Another award -winning singer songwriter is Stevie
Wonder. He has numerous gold and platinum albums filled
with love songs. His piano styling is like no other,
and his voice is unmistakable. Stevie also has a wide
variety of material to choose form. Some of the greatest
romantic songs or R&B have been written and performed
by Stevie Wonder. Not only does he have fantastic love
songs, he also has hip shaking, feet moving beats, and
is sure to make everyone cut a rug.
A more contemporary R&B group, Boyz II Men, topped
the charts with “On Bended Knee,” a perfect
addition to any playlist. With this tune you are sure
to create teary and watery eyes, as it is the essence
of love. Consider Brain McKnight as well. His perfectly
crafted songs of devotion will ensure the mood is set.
McKnight has won Grammies and awards for his soulful
Are you still unsure about your music selection? Not
sure if R&B is right for you? There are a multitude
of music stores and online services that will allow
you to listen to free tracks to gain an impression of
the music. So go out and listen to some soulful and
soothing R&B and decide for yourself. Or listen
to an R&B station at night-time. Why night? Because
that's when the station likely plays their more romantic
Even if you choose to have a variety of music, not
just R&B, make sure you include a few of the soothing
and romantic tunes of R&B. It will add a touch of
spice that no other genre will offer.