Enjoy the May 2023 edition of “Behind the Wedding Music,” a resource to help build wedding playlists for DJs. Each month we will highlight new songs and include a line of song lyrics, a description of the song’s emotional profile, and a few fun facts — designed to help you advise a wedding couple if they’re looking for something fresh in their playlist.
A few newly released wedding songs from March & April 2023:
ROSALÍA, Rauw Alejandro
March 23, 2023
A sexy duet from two Latin superstars for couples in love.
Notable Lyrics: “I want you to give me another kiss / One of those that you give me / Being away from you is hell / Being close to you is my peace”
Fun Facts: The couple announced their engagement to be married through the song’s music video. The video showcases real-life behind-the-scenes clips into their life together. They released a joint EP titled “RR” on the same day.
FLO, Missy Elliott
March 23, 2023
A fun R&B party song.
Notable Lyrics: “If you a fly girl, get your nails done / Get a pedicure, get your hair did / See, you’re tellin’ me I’m pretty, but it’s obvious”
Fun Facts: FLO is a U.K.-based trio that made their debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! In 2022. The group’s debut song “Cardboard Box” was released on their debut EP “The Lead” and gained the group’s popularity on social networks.
if father time had a daughter
March 16, 2023
A loving song about a dad and what it means to have a daughter.
Notable Lyrics: “And I remember her in her little bare feet / Dancing on the toes of my boots / I’ma try not to cry but shoot / Y’all gon’ have to give me a break if you see a few tears”
Fun Facts: Hayes’ fifteen-year-old daughter at the time, Lela, choreographed the dance moves for her dad’s hit song “Fancy Like”. The music video features his daughters. You can even hear the vocals of daughter Loxley on the track.
Crying On The Dancefloor
Sam Feldt, Jonas Blue, Endless Summer
March 16, 2023
Not only a rave favorite, but this song also sets the tone for dancing.
Notable Lyrics: “Tonight I won’t be crying on the dancefloor / I ain’t got no time for no more sad songs / So let’s raise a glass to all the past ones”
Fun Facts: The song samples Alice Deejay’s “Better Off Alone”. Just as Bruno Mars with Anderson .Paak joined to become Silk Sonic, and Sam Feldt with Jonas Blue joined to become Endless Summer. Jonas Blue is not only a Certified-Platinum selling artist, but he is also a producer including Ava Max’s hit “My Head & My Heart”.
way after forever
March 9, 2023
A beautiful and deep love song that describes forever love.
Notable Lyrics: “In case you forgot since the last time I told you / Through all the good times and all the mistakes / I’m gonna love you way after forever”
Fun Facts: vaultboy is a relative newcomer with his first song released in 2021 but “everything sucks” by more than 163 million streams on Spotify after becoming a TikTok sensation. He has more than 5 million monthly listeners too on Spotify.
Perfect For Me
March 8, 2023
A love song that was made for wedding days!
Notable Lyrics: “You say you’re not perfect but there’s no denying / You’ve always been perfect for me”
Fun Facts: Marshall is an independent artist hailing from Dublin, Ireland. The song has more than 32 million views on TikTok with a meager 400k streams on Spotify.
I’m Gonna Love You
March 3, 2023
A love dedication made for a wedding day.
Notable Lyrics: “I’m gonna love you / Till death do us part / We are my favorite love story and this is my favorite part”
Fun Facts: Tatofi is planning a U.S. tour to begin around October 2023. In the meantime, he will tour Japan in June. Be sure there will be dates on his island home, Maui. Josh is the son of musician Tivaini Tatofi from the legendary Hawaiian band Kapena.
Here We Go Again
Oliver Tree & David Guetta
March 2, 2023
An infectious EDM dance tune to play for dancing during a wedding reception.
Notable Lyrics: “It’s never gonna end / Here we go again / We’re going ’til we’re dead”
Fun Facts: Oliver Tree will headline an upcoming show at the legendary venue Red Rocks Amphitheatre in CO in June. Tree has 29 million monthly listeners on Spotify, 1.8 billion views on YouTube, and more than 4 billion global streams.
Feels This Good
Sigala, Mae Muller, Caity Baser, Stefflon Don
March 2, 2023
A fun dance song that will have everyone singing the lyrics.
Notable Lyrics: “When it feels this good, we gotta stay for a minute / Hold on and get lost in it / When it feels this good, we gotta stay for a minute / Hold on, hold on”
Fun Facts: The tale of Sigala and Caity Baser’s relationship all started with a DM sent to Sigala from Baser at the age of 17. The song will be featured on Sigala’s highly anticipated album “Every Cloud” set for release on September 1st.
Marshmello, Manuel Turizo
March 1, 2023
A dance hit that honors early 2000s electronic merengue.
Notable Lyrics: “Opa, how am I going to forget you? / Tonight they take me out of here drunk and with you / Yes, sir, for my wife / Cheers”
Fun Facts: Turizo has more than 37 million monthly listeners. Turizo’s highest-charting song on the Billboard Hot 100 thus far is “La Bachata” released in September 2022. However, his song “Vaina Loca” is the highest-peaking song on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart.
Las Vegas-based Matthew Campbell is the founder of My Wedding Songs.
Featured photo credit: Gabo Bucheli