These 27 Love Songs Are A 'Must Play' At Every Black Wedding

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Lauren Porter Jun, 08, 2018

These jams make an appearance at all the best Black weddings, and you cannot deny: each one is a classic.

Whether all the wedding guests meet on the dance floor to do the electric slide as “Candy” by Cameo plays or you’re in attendance to witness a heartfelt first dance from the bride and groom to Etta James’ classic, “At Last,” there is nothing like hearing a good love song that makes your heart smile. 

In honor of Black Music Month, here are some of our favorite love songs that you can guarantee you’ll hear (once, maybe twice) at a Black wedding.

"For You" By Kenny Lattimore

Cue up all the emotions with this song.

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"Candy" by Cameo

Electric slide, anyone?

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"No One" By Alicia Keys

Is it just us or does this song make you feel good?

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"Spend My Life With You" By Eric Benet And Tamia

This is definitely one of our all-time favorite duets. 

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"This Is Why I Love You" By Major

Major may be a newcomer but this song will be around for a while.

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"The Point Of It All" By Anthony Hamilton

Hamilton's smooth vocals will give you chills.

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"Love All Over Me" By Monica

Love just sounds like this song. 

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"Love On Top" By Beyoncé

If you don't belt this track out while jamming on the dancefloor...why are you even at the wedding?

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"So Beautiful" By Musiq Soulchild

What a gorgeous declaration of love.

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"Adorn" By Miguel

Miguel really has a classic song on his hands with this one. 

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 "Love Ballad" By LTD

This might just be one of the most beautiful love songs ever written. 

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"Ribbon in the Sky" By Stevie Wonder

The thought of this song makes our hearts soar! 

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"You’re Latest, Greatest Inspiration" By Teddy Pendergrass

We can all agree that Teddy's voice is like velvet, right?

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“Every Time I Close My Eyes” by Babyface

It's hard to pick a fave track from this R&B legend, but this one does it for us every time.

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“I Believe In You And Me” by Whitney Houston

A Whitney classic!

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“Here I Stand” by Usher

This song is definitely for all the lovers.

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“My First Love" by Avant and Keke Wyatt

After all these years, this song still makes us swoon!

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"You & I" Avant and Keke Wyatt

A duet between these two gives us chills!

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“Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green

A feel-good love song.

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"All Of Me" By John Legend

What love song can't John Legend sing?

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"Let's Get Married" By Jagged Edge

The title kind of says it all.

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"At Last" By Etta James

We dare you to watch a couple have their first dance to this song and not cry. 

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"With You" By Tony Terry

This is what a true "classic" sounds like.

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"You" By Jesse Powell

The emotional weight of this song is undeniable. 

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"All My Life" By K-Ci & JoJo

This K-Ci & JoJo track is bound to tug on every heartstring.

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"So High" By John Legend

Legend's vocals are as soft as cloud nine feels.

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"Here And Now" By Luther Vandross

Just the sound of Luther's voice gives our hearts the feels. 

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