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Welcome to the first 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 bride or groom if they’re looking for something fresh in their playlist.

Here are the new songs for February 2020:


1. 17
Pink Sweat$
(February 28, 2020)

Notable Lyrics: “I just want to dance with you, floating over marble floors”

The song and the video for “17” depict a romantic love story from falling in love in high school to growing old together.

Facts: Pink Sweat$ (real name David Bowden) received his nickname from — you guessed it — always wearing pink sweatpants. What Purple was to Prince, pink is to Pink Sweat$, as his videos so florally demonstrate. His first song to chart, “Honesty,” was released in July 2018.


2. God Whispered Your Name
Keith Urban
(February 27, 2020)

Notable Lyrics: “Girl, it’s like I’ve been baptized, By the warmth of your smile”

“God Whispered Your Name” is a self-observing song that talks about how loving a woman changed his life.

Facts: It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 30 years since Urban released his first album, Keith Urban, in 1991. He’s still in the game and this year will be big for him: he’s hosting the ACM awards and has a residency at Caesars Palace — both in Las Vegas.

Read More: 100 wedding songs to add to your playlists in 2020

3. This Is Us
Jimmie Allen, Noah Cyrus
(February 21, 2020)

Notable Lyrics: “But it was just you and that was just me, Before we found love, Now this is us”

“This Is Us” tells a story of rekindling a love that was lost.

Facts: You may remember Allen from his 2018 wedding hit “Best Shot.” Noah is the daughter of Billy Ray and sister to Miley.

4. What a Wonderful World
Music Travel Love
(February 17, 2020)

Notable Lyrics: “And if this one could be with you, What a wonderful world this would be”

The song was first released in 1960 by Sam Cooke.

Facts: You may not immediately recognize the band name — this Canadian brother duo recently changed it from Endless Summer. Their cover of “When You Say Nothing At All” is their most popular video with more than 35 million views.

5. I Do
Aloe Blacc
(February 14, 2020)

Notable Lyrics: “Never understood why, People always say ‘Love chooses you’, Now I do”

Blacc shows his vulnerability with the song “I Do” by describing his love story. In fact, the song’s video shows behind-the-scenes shots of Aloe and wife Maya Jupiter’s vow renewal.

Facts: Blacc’s other hits include “The Man” and vocals on Avicii’s “Wake Me Up”.

6. Special
JoJo Hailey
(February 14, 2020)

Notable Lyrics: “Every day is special, so thankful I met you, I’m not ever lettin’ go”

“Special” was inspired by a “universal love” — the song describes what his woman means to him.

Facts: You may know JoJo from K-CI & JoJo (hit song “All My Life”) and Jodeci (hit song “Forever My Lady”).

7. One Of A Kind
Ronan Keating & Emeli Sande
(February 13, 2020)

Notable Lyrics: “Will you dance with me as the choir sings? Your love is one of a kind”

“One of a Kind” describes the night before your wedding with excitement, the day of the wedding and spending the rest of your life together.

Facts: Ronan was a member of the group Boyzone (hit song “Take That”).

8. No Matter Where You Are (Wedding Version)
Us The Duo
(February 11, 2020)

Notable Lyrics: “And I won’t let you fall, I won’t let you go”

The song is about promising to support and stick by your lover through unexpected life events, and was performed at their actual wedding as their vows.

Facts: Us The Duo appeared on America’s Got Talent in 2018.

9. Love You Like I Used To
Russell Dickerson
(February 11, 2020)

Notable Lyrics: “I don’t love you like I used to, This gets better every time you kiss me”

The song describes a love relationship after several years and how it evolves into something better.

Facts: This is a great followup love song to Dickerson’s wedding hit “Yours.”

10. It’s You (I’ve Been Looking For)
Lewis Brice
(February 7, 2020)

Notable Lyrics: “Just like blue on the sea, our love won’t fade, It’s evergreen”

“It’s You” is a poetic love song describing feelings that come with being in love.

Facts: Brice was a contestant on CMT’s Can You Duet and took 8th place. His brother Lee performs the hit songs “I Don’t Dance” and ”Rumor.”

11. Best of You (Remix)
Andy Grammer featuring Elle King
(February 7, 2020)

Notable Lyrics: “I’ll catch you no matter how far you fall”

“Best of You” describes loving someone through the highs as lows.

Facts: The original song is from Grammer’s 2019 album also featuring the love song “I Am Yours.” You may remember King from her 2014 hit “Ex’s & Oh’s.”

Las Vegas-based Matthew Campbell is the founder of My Wedding Songs.

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