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Here are the best 15 South African wedding songs you should have on your Playlist.
Love is a beautiful feeling. Finding the person you would want to spend the rest of your life with is the most fulfilling thing. Of course, for your day to be perfect, the selection of songs to play at your wedding must also be perfect. Music sets the mood and lets everyone know what to expect.
Imagine walking down the aisle toward the love of your life or watching the woman you love walk to the altar to meet you. Or even imagine dancing away from the altar after saying “I Do” to the person you love. What song do you want to play?
Worry no more if you’re wondering what songs are perfect for your wedding. This is a list of must-have songs to add to your wedding playlist. Have fun.
1. Vusi Nova – Ndikuthandile
One thing Vusi Nova will always be associated with is having one of the best singing vocals in the history of South African music. He has serenaded fans with that voice by sprinkling it on love songs and bringing them home. The song “Ndikuthandile” is one of the tracks on his 2016 album “Naninina.” We can assure you it is the perfect song for your first dance.
2. Vusi Nova – Thandiwe
When Vusi Nova sings, it feels as if he calls to memory some of the best events in his life or some of the most painful. However, he does it. The truth is he channels the right emotions into the song. If you love to feel emotional on your wedding day, then this is the perfect song for you. Since its release in 2015, “Thandiwe” has been a top choice for weddings.
3. Brenda Fassie – Nomakanjani
Brenda Fassie remains one of the most iconic singers of all time in South Africa. Brenda was a different breed, and she knew it. She loved love, and she also loved to party. If you’ve wondered why her love songs were also party jams, there’s your answer. Brenda had some of the best hits between the 1960s and the 2000s. Her heart lives on.
4. Brenda Fassie – Wedding Day
There would be no list of Brenda Fassie’s “Wedding Day” wasn’t on it. Talk about celebrating love, throwing a party for two married souls, and praising your daughter for marrying the man of her dreams. We can all agree that Brenda was and remains the queen of wedding songs. “Wedding Day” is the perfect song for brides to dance with their parents and families.
5. Brenda Fassie – Vul’indlela
One of the most iconic wedding songs in the history of South African music, “Vul’indlela” remains one of the biggest wedding song choices. In it, Brenda Fassie is a joy-filled mother because her song finally brought home a bride. The song celebrates that he finally found love when everyone thought he wouldn’t. Her joy is infectious, and that’s what makes the song the best.
6. LaSauce & Amanda Black – I Do
When two talented female artists team up, we only expect the best. Thanks to singers and songwriters LaSauce and Amanda Black, we have one of the most irresistible South African wedding songs of all time. You might be the type who wants to assure your partner of your love and how much you want to spend the rest of your life with them. There is no more perfect song to do that than this one.
7. Mafikizolo – Udakwa Njalo
Thinking about their journey, it is nice to see how far Mafikizolo has come on the music scene. Back in 2005, when they were a trio, they dropped one of the most beautiful albums of their career, “Kwela.” The album contained the love jam “Udakwa Njalo.” We cannot stress enough how perfect the song is for wedding parties. And yes, everyone loves it.
8. Mafikizolo – Emlanjeni
Mafikizolo has been one of the most talked about singing groups of all time in South Africa. They made the perfect trio when they first hit the scene. They also released the critically acclaimed album “Kwela” in 2015. It contained several iconic tracks, including “Emlanjeni.” There is no arguing the fact that the song is the perfect jam for a wedding. It might be the slow-dance jam you need.
9. Malaika – Sebaka Nyana
It has been years since Malaika ruled the world with their beautiful music. The famous trio released their self-titled album “Malaika” in 2003, and the album stole the scene with some of the most iconic hits in the history of our music. It also contained the beautiful song “Sebaka Nyana,” which has been a favourite for most through the years. It will light up your party in seconds.
10. Langa Mavuso – Sunday Blues
This might not be an iconic wedding song, but it is one of the most emotional South African songs about love and wanting your lover by your side. This is for the emotional ones who wish to bawl their eyes out on that special day with the person they love. In “Sunday Blues,” Langa Mavuso sings about wanting to share his love with the one who stole his heart.
11. Donald – Over The Moon
RnB singer and songwriter Donald boarded a “Train Of Love” in 2012, and it drove him home. The album was popular for its love theme and dance genre. The song “Over The Moon” is everything a perfect wedding song should be. It may not be the best choice to walk down the aisle, but it is the song for moments with the one your love.
12. Brenda & The Big Dudes – Weekend Special
Here’s a thought for your wedding reception. We all know the best songs for the dancefloor are nostalgic jams. If you want your parents and older relatives to hit the dancefloor and join the boogie, this is the song for you. Brenda Fassie & The Big Dudes gave South Africa an ever-living jam. It is the perfect song for wedding parties.
13. Malaika – Mhla’ Uphel’ Amandla
There is a reason why the trio Malaika is so iconic. They did not only make hits; they made music that we could all relate to. They dominated dancefloors with hits from their 2003 album, “Malaika,” and have continued to do so through the years. The song “Mhla’ Uphel’ Amandla” remains one of their most iconic hits. You don’t have to worry about getting your guests to dance; this will do the magic.
14. Malaika – Never Change My Mind
Sometimes, all we need is a song saying all of the emotions we are feeling without making us cry. If you want to assure the one you love of your undying love and want to choose them again and again, this is the perfect song for you. Malaika’s “Never Change My Mind” is from the 2007 album “Sekunjalo.” The trio did a fantastic job on the party jam.
15. Mafikizolo – Ndihamba Nawe
Mafikizolo was one of the most talked-about musical acts in 2005 following the release of their album “Kwela.” However, they came back stronger in 2007 with the album “Sibongile.” The album contained the infectious jam “Ndihamba Nawe,” which would become one of the most iconic wedding party jams. The song is all about love and celebrating it, and it also feels like home. You should play it.
AKA – Caiphus Song
“Caiphus Song” by AKA is a captivating blend of hip-hop and African rhythms, showcasing the artist’s versatility and creativity. Released in 2017, the song has amassed over 5.7 million views on YouTube, a testament to its popularity. The music video, directed by Alessio Bettocchi and produced by Don Design, is a visual treat that complements the song’s vibrant energy. AKA’s lyrical prowess shines through in this track, making it a standout piece in his discography. The song is a part of Sony Music Entertainment Africa’s collection, under exclusive license from Vth Season.