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Here Are the Newest Songs You’ll Hear at Every 2023 Wedding

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It’s oftentimes said that music is a universal love language. No matter where you live in the world, the songs you hear have the ability to connect people, which is why music serves as a powerful tool at almost every wedding. “The right music at a wedding is so important to create a memorable day,” shares Talia Kraines, senior editor of Pop at Spotify. “Music can cross generations and languages. [It] has the power to evoke memories, and the music played on your special day helps create the best, long-lasting memories for you and your guests.” In other words, the songs you play on the big day can either make or break your celebration.

As we slowly enter the new year, we’re excited to hear the newest tracks—from artists like Sabrina Carpenter and Burna Boy—that are set to be unleashed on every reception dance floor. But before we officially dive into the exact songs for the year, it’s important to understand the trends that will help shape the world of wedding music in 2023. So, with the continued expert advice of Kraines, here are the top wedding music trends for couples to look out for these next 12 months.

The Top 2023 Wedding Music Trends to Expect

According to Kraines, 2023 will be the year of music-evoked individualism. “As for wedding playlists on Spotify in 2023, we’re expecting to see a lot more individuality in song choices as weddings become more relevant for the Gen-Z age group. This is a generation that wants to express themselves through their music choices,” she shares.

This should come as no surprise as there has been a steady shift away from standard wedding traditions (in every aspect of wedding planning), to couples embracing their personal preferences and styles on the big day. “Expect to hear lots of new Taylor Swift (‘Sweet Nothing’) and Harry Styles (‘Love of My Life’) at weddings in 2023 as first dances,” Kraines adds.

Another trend: nostalgia. Though the focus will be placed on new and emerging songs, couples will continue to honor past classics and play pieces that they deem as sentimental. “Nostalgia remains a key trend, with the re-discovery of 80s and 90s music at the forefront on Spotify.” shares Kraines. “’Kiss Me’ by Sixpence None The Richer and ‘Fade Into You’ by Mazzy Star are great examples of love songs that have found a brand new audience in 2022, and will delight the married couple as well as their parents.”

Ultimately, it’s the old mixed with the new for 2023, but with a strong emphasis on “new”. And to help kickstart this season of nuptials, we’ve put together a list of 30 new tracks everyone is sure to hear at weddings this year. Read on below.

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