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The Best 30 John Legend Wedding Songs For A Sentimental Celebration!

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Introduction

These days, it seems like there’s no wedding playlist that has one or two John Legend wedding songs in it… and for good reason!

As the king of heart-tugging ballads that can make even your manliest uncle get emotional, it seems like John Legend has cracked the code when it comes to making us cry, but are you really taking advantage of his full discography? 

If the answer is no, then we’ve gone and listed 30 of the best John Legend wedding songs, categorizing them by romantic, sentimental, and upbeat so you know which part of the wedding they’re perfect for!

And with that, let’s get started right away!

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Romantic John Legend Wedding Songs

So… you probably already know some of these songs, but that doesn’t mean that they’re still the best of the best when it comes to curating the perfect wedding playlist! 

Whether it’s the all-time classic “All of Me” or something more under the radar like “Stay With You,” these songs are pitch-perfect for walking down the aisle or the first dance. Take your pick, because you won’t have a choice when you start crying in the middle of it! 

  1. “All of Me”
  2. “Ordinary People”
  3. “Stay With You”
  4. “Conversations in the Dark”
  5. “You & I (Nobody in the World)”
  6. “P.D.A. (We Just Don’t Care)”
  7. “Good Morning”
  8. “All My Love”
  9. “Save Room”
  10. “Written in the Stars”
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Slow and Sentimental John Legend Wedding Songs

It may seem like it sometimes, but weddings aren’t a cryfest all the way through! There are quieter moments too, especially during the cocktail hour, reception dinner, or when you’re just waiting for all of the guests to arrive either at the venue or at the reception. 

But that doesn’t mean that those moments should be boring! So, to make sure everybody has something to quietly vibe along to, we listed down these slower John Legend wedding songs. Our personal picks go to “So High,” “What You Do to Me,” and “Dreams,” all of which have a laid back but romantic vibe that should have everybody’s feet silently tapping. 

  1. “So High”
  2. “Again”
  3. “The Beginning…”
  4. “Open Your Eyes”
  5. “What You Do to Me”
  6. “Where Did My Baby Go”
  7. “Dreams”
  8. “Again”
  9. “Maxine”
  10. “Surefire”
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Upbeat John Legend Wedding Songs

With such a lovely and soothing voice, you won’t be remiss thinking that all John Legend does is romantic ballads. However, that’s far from the case! Our ol’ pal Johnny here also knows a thing or two about turning up, and when we say “thing or two” we mean these 10 upbeat John Legend wedding songs!

Personal favorites, of course, go to “Green Light” ft. André 3000 of Outkast (alright alright alright alright!) and his cover of the Adele Classic “Rolling in the Deep!” That said, all of these should be perfect for opening the dance floor, as long as you let your wedding DJ work their magic! 

  1. “Green Light” (ft. André 3000)
  2. “Love Me Now”
  3. “Tonight (Best You Ever Had)” (ft. Ludacris)
  4. “Everybody Knows”
  5. “Heaven”
  6. “Save the Night”
  7. “Made to Love”
  8. “Rolling in the Deep” (Cover)
  9. “Darkness and Light” (ft. Brittany Howard)
  10. “Hold On Longer”
Guests at the party listening to John Legend wedding songs.

John Legend's Influence on Weddings and the Music Industry

While many may know him for his “contributions” (haha) to countless wedding playlists, John Legend’s impact on the music industry as a whole is just as undeniable! 

Despite a stint in the industry that hasn’t even been that long, his soulful voice and ability to craft timeless love songs has already earned him at least 11 Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist in 2006 and Best R&B Album multiple times.

As such, many of his hits, including “All of Me,” “Love Me Now,” and “Ordinary People,” have topped charts globally, while several of his albums, including “Get Lifted” and “Once Again,” have sold millions of copies worldwide! 

Of course, it also helps that Legend’s social media influence often features glimpses of his own love story with wife Chrissy Teigen, and we all love a man who’s so openly in love with their partners!

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Tips for Choosing John legend Wedding Songs

Need extra help when picking the wedding songs for your playlist? Here’s some additional pointers to keep in mind!

  • Reflect on Your Love Story – Start by picking John Legend songs that you already know and love. Listened to “All of Me” more than once while slow dancing in the living room together? Fell asleep next to each other with “Dreams” in the background? Every couple out there has their own favorite songs, so always make room in the playlist for some of yours!
     
  • Incorporate Variety – Unless you’re having a John Legend-themed wedding, then it wouldn’t hurt to add some other artists to your wedding playlist! For example, any couple looking for John Legend-adjacent music would feel right at home with Fleetwood Mac, Shaina Twain, and Lana Del Rey! Men who like their contemporary rock and blues will also appreciate some John Mayer, while the oldies in your guest book would vibe well with Frank Sinatra and The Beatles. Either way, make sure to always shake it up!

     

  • Consult with Your Wedding DJ – Of course, don’t forget to discuss your wedding playlist preferences with your wedding DJ. After all, that’s what you hired them for! And as wedding DJs, they have the know-how when it comes to reading the crowd and playing the right song at the right time, so we’re sure you’ll be able to pick up something new to enhance your wedding. You can even ask for personal remixes, if you like!
     
  • Consider Danceability – Sure, everybody wants to see you get wed to your partner, but we’re sure everybody’s also there for the dancing! So, for the reception, work with your DJ to prioritize songs that are danceable and will get your guests on their feet!
     
  • Enjoy the Process – Lastly, enjoy the process! Choosing your wedding songs should be a joyful experience. Take your time, listen to each song together with your partner, and savor the anticipation of hearing them on your special day. That’s all! 
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Conclusion

As we finish talking about our favorite John Legend wedding songs, keep in mind that whatever music you end up playing on your big day, the right ones will always add that much-needed touch of magic to all of the moments you want to remember forever! 

After all, it’s all about you, your partner, and the love you have for each other, and these songs will only serve as background to elevate your emotions! 

But just in case you don’t have a wedding DJ yet to help enhance your big day, work with us at DJing.ca! As the largest DJ company in Canada, our team has gone through more than 1,000+ events, all while maintaining our stellar 5-star rating. Our services also come at great rates, and our DJs are handpicked from only the top 1% of professionals in the country! 

So, ping us now for a quote, and let’s get to work on your wedding playlist immediately!

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