10 SZA Love Songs for Every Moment of Your Big Day

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Lauren Dana Ellman
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Lauren Dana Ellman
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Updated Apr 19, 2024

Solána Imani Rowe, better known by her stage name, SZA, has taken the R&B music scene by storm in recent years with her sultry songs and signature pipes. With that in mind, R&B music fans should certainly consider adding some SZA love songs to their wedding playlist. To help spark some inspiration, we've taken the liberty of rounding up the top SZA love songs to play during your special day—and, if you haven't booked one already, be sure to check out The Knot Vendor Marketplace to search for wedding DJs or live bands near you. (Spoiler alert: You can't go wrong with either one!)

1. "Snooze" SOS

Lyrics you'll love: "I can't lose when I'm with you"

Do you or your future spouse love R&B music? If the answer's yes, then consider using this slow and sultry number—which just so happens to be among the best SZA songs about love—for your first dance. Additionally, you can't go wrong with the acoustic version of the tune, which features none other than Justin Bieber.

2. "Garden (Say It Like Dat)" Ctrl

Lyrics you'll love: "Open your heart up/Hoping I'll never find out that you're anyone else/'Cause I love you just how you are"

The harmonies in this SZA wedding song are seriously stunning. Since the beat is on the slower side, consider playing it softly in the background during dinner or cocktail hour.

3. "Broken Clocks" Ctrl

Lyrics you'll love: "Still love, and it's still love, and it's still love"

"Broken Clock's" incredible catchy chorus, coupled with SZA's beautiful voice, make it a must-play at any time during your big day, be it for getting ready with your bridesmaids, background music during cocktail hour or for tearing up the dance floor during the reception.

4. "Love Language" SOS

Lyrics you'll love: "Needin' you to talk to me in your love language/Show me, yeah, how to connect to you/Help me understand/How you speak your love language"

This R&B love song has a smooth and steady beat, making it easy to sing and dance along to. The string instrumentals at the end of the song add an extra-romantic touch.

5. "Open Arms" SOS

Lyrics you'll love: "When no one's around me, you lost and found me/I was surrounded/With open, open, open, open arms"

"Open Arms" is by far one of SZA's best songs thanks to its sweet guitar instrumentals, which pair perfectly with the singer's powerful pipes. With that in mind, it makes a great first dance track. Bonus: It features vocals from Travis Scott, too.

6. "Love Galore" Ctrl

Lyrics you'll love: "Love, love, love, love/'Long as we got/Love, love, love, oh"

Like "Open Arms," "Love Galore" also features Travis Scott. While it's a sweet and sexy song, it does have some R-rated lyrics, so you may be better off saving it for the after-party.

7. "Fue Mejor" (feat. SZA)," Sin Miedo

Lyrics you'll love: "Baby, once I got ahold of you, I/That's when I knew/I'd be there for you whenever you need (yeah)"

"Fue Mejor" is one of our favorite Kali Uchi love songs, and it just so happens to feature vocals from—you guessed it—none other than SZA herself. While it's primarily in Spanish, this track is undeniably catchy.

8. "All The Stars" Crowd Pleasers, Vol. II

Lyrics you'll love: "Love, let's talk about love/Is it anything and everything you hoped for?"

A collaboration between Kendrick Lamar and SZA, "All The Stars" is a passionate ballad with an infectious melody. It works perfectly for your wedding exit song.

9. "What Lovers Do" (feat. SZA), Red Pill Blues

Lyrics you'll love: "Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, been wishin' for you/Ooh, ooh"

This dance-pop hit from Maroon 5 is made all the more special with SZA as the featured artist. Its bouncy beat is well-suited for dancing!

10. "Kiss Me More" (feat. SZA), Planet Her

Lyrics you'll love: "Can you kiss me more?//We're so young, boy/We ain't got nothin' to lose, oh, oh/It's just principle/Baby, hold me/'Cause I like the way you groove, oh, oh"

Doja Cat and SZA's song, "Kiss Me More," is a playful, sultry song to surprise your new spouse with after the first dance. Otherwise, if there are a lot of kids in attendance, blast it—and sing along to the chorus—at the after-party.

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