The booming chords of a cathedral organ, the evocative tones of a nadhaswaram, the rhythmic beat of bendir drums, the calming strumming of an acoustic guitar; across cultures and throughout the ages, music has always been an integral part of marriage traditions. Music speaks to our hearts, our souls, our memories, and our dreams. At one moment it prompts us to look to the past, and the next to look to the future – the perfect complement to a wedding ceremony and its surrounding celebrations.

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With a combination of recorded music, digital technology, and internet access, modern couples are lucky to be able to choose from a plethora of styles, artists, and genres, and the top wedding songs of 2023 certainly reflect that. If you’re planning a wedding, you might take some inspiration from this list of some of those top songs compiled from sources such as Spotify,,, and of course our own experience as DJs here at Spectrum Sounds:  

  1. I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
  2. A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
  3. Happy - Pharrell Williams
  4. How Sweet It Is - James Taylor
  5. I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
  6. Stand By Me - Ben E. King
  7. Speechless - Dan + Shay
  8. When a Man Loves a Woman - Percy Sledge
  9. My Girl - Otis Redding
  10. Perfect - Ed Sheeran
  11. Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You - Frankie Valli
  12. Your Song - Elton John
  13. It Had To Be You - Ray Charles
  14. Crazy Love - Michael Bublé
  15. Love of My Life - Harry Styles
  16. Dandelions - Jackson Lundy
  17. Can’t Help Falling in Love — Haley Reinhart
  18. Make You Feel My Love - Adele
  19. At Last — Etta James
  20. 1+1 - Beyonce

Whether you’re selecting from set list options from live performing artists or making a playlist for your DJ, it’s important to remember that the music for your wedding and reception will be the soundtrack for one of the most significant days of your life, so make sure you choose songs you’ll be happy to hear not only on the day itself, but in your memories for years to come.

At Spectrum Sounds in Rochester, NY, you get DJs with three decades of experience who are dedicated to giving you an event that’s smooth, stress-free, and sensational! Give us a call today at 585-451-1111 or email us through our contact page and we can discuss how to make your wedding unforgettable!