Enjoy the August 2023 edition of “Behind the Wedding Music,” a resource to help build wedding playlists for DJs.
Enjoy the August 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 July 2023:
In My Arms
July 28, 2023
A romantic song about the beginning of a love relationship.
Notable Lyrics: “The walls are gonna shake, the fevers gonna break / But I will stay with you / I wanna hold you in my arms”
Fun Facts: Raffoul is a Canadian indie singer-songwriter currently residing between Nashville and L.A. His upcoming 33-date tour starts in South Africa for a few days and then in the United States until mid-November.
In Your Love
July 28, 2023
I predict this will be a bigger love song than “All Your’n”.
Notable Lyrics: “We were just meant to go long enough / To find what we were chasin’ after / I believe I found it here in your love”
Fun Facts: Childers’ music is a blend of country, folk, and bluegrass. In the music video tells a tender love story between two gay coal miners in 1950s Appalachia. However, the video ends as one lover dies of a black lung from working in the coal mines.
July 24, 2023
A beautiful slow song made for couples in love.
Notable Lyrics: “It took five seconds to fall in love and two more to make you mine / Now it’s four in the morning, suns set and seven minutes with you and it’s heaven / Ain’t an hour that rolls by, I love you 24/7, 365”
Fun Facts: The song has 2.2 million views on TikTok for couples in love. He has already surpassed 1.4 million TiTok followers. Woods was a member of the Canadian duo Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine until 2020.
Seven (Festival Mix)
Jung Kook, Latto
July 21, 2023
Many versions and remixes of this song are available and this is my favorite for dancing. The song is about wanting to spend all of your time with your lover.
Notable Lyrics: “You wrap around me and you give me life / And that’s why night after night / I’ll be (with) you right”
Fun Facts: The song is quite explicit. Verify the version you want to play for your event. “Seven” debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and the Global 200. It was the first time each artist reached the top of each chart.
When It Comes To You
July 21, 2023
Emerging Philadelphia R&B artist shines on this wedding-themed love song.
Notable Lyrics: “Girl, I won’t waste no time / I won’t waste my time when it comes to you / Put my pride aside, give it all to you”
Fun Facts: Friday was featured on Lil Baby’s third solo album ‘It’s Only Me’ on the song “Forever”. He made it on the distinguished 2023 XXL‘s Freshmen list along with GloRilla, Central Cee, and Luh Tyler.
Ty Dolla $ign, Chris Brown
July 17, 2023
A song with a great beat for setting a passionate dance vibe. The new version has an R&B dance vibe.
Notable Lyrics: “Come from on high / Won’t let me go vibe / Start feelin’ so right / It’s takin’ control / That’s when I get my motion”
Fun Facts: The original version released in June by Ty Dolla $ign has the energy of a rave. Ty Dolla $ign begins his fall 27 date tour titled “more motion less emotion” on Sept. 15th in San Diego.
Nothing Compares To You
Mickey Guyton, Kane Brown
July 14, 2023
Two superstars collaborate as a romantic country and R&B-infused duet hit song.
Notable Lyrics: “If I ain’t got you, baby / Nothing will do, baby (baby) / ‘Cause nothing compares”
Fun Facts: The song was written by Bebe Rexha, Tyler Hubbard (of Florida Georgia Line), and songwriter Jordan Schmidt. Kane hit #1 with his wife, Katelyn, with “Thank God”. They are the first to do so since Tim McGraw and Faith Hill with It’s Your Love” in 1997.
Alan Walker & Zak Abel
July 14, 2023
Even though summer is nearing an end, this dance anthem continues on.
Notable Lyrics: “When your with me, yeah / I got that feeling again / Like it’s an endless summer”
Fun Facts: As of August 2023, Walker is ranked #26 on a list of most followed artists on Spotify with 38+ million followers. He made a huge splash in the music industry in 2015 with his megahit “Faded” which accumulated over 1.7 billion Spotify streams and a mammoth 3.4 billion YouTube video views.
July 13, 2023
A fun R&B party hit that has throwback vibes of the 70s and 80s.
Notable Lyrics: “Tell the DJ to turn it up in the back, it’s hard to hear because the whole place is packed”
Fun Facts: The song is trending on TikTok with more than 330 million views! Tucka has the nickname “The King of Swing” keeping to his Louisiana roots.
Just Wanna Know That You Love Me
July 3, 2023
Notable Lyrics: “And every truth I’ve been told turns to a lie / If forever ain’t all forever’s been cracked up to be / I just wanna know that you love me”
Fun Facts: Alaina performed the song on the July 3rd episode of ABC’s The Bachelorette. In her announcement of the performance, she included a pun “I really ROSE to the occasion”. In August, Alaina began a world tour with Pentatonix.
Las Vegas-based Matthew Campbell is the founder of My Wedding Songs.