It was almost impossible to round up the best moments from Meghan Markle and Price Harry's royal wedding that took place in the wee stateside hours this past Saturday morning; from Meghan's simply stunning dress, to the Princess Diana tributes, to the precious first whispers from Prince Harry when Meghan met him at the altar, the event was chock full of instances that led to more than one BRIDES editor shedding tears. And undeniably, many of those were the ones that were soundtracked by the day's absurdly talented musicians.
If your ears were already blessed by the ethereal floatings of Elin Manahan Thomas as Meghan made her way down the aisle, or the absolute best rendition of "Stand by Me" they've ever heard (yeah, we said it) when The Kingdom Choir followed Michael Curry's passionate, love-filled address — CONGRATULATIONS.
If you missed it, don't fret! The last thing we need is more crying around here. The good people of Spotify have released the auditory experience of the royal wedding in its entirety — including the readings, addresses, vows, prayers, and blessings, in addition to the music.
Since the The Royal Wedding - The Official Album release, the music-streaming service has revealed the most popular selection so far to be Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir's performance of "Stand By Me" — surprising maybe four people on the entire planet. Spotify also mentioned that Sheku Kanneh-Mason, the 19-year-old cellist Markle personally requested, has (rightfully!) received a 428 percent increase in global streaming of his music.
Additionally, plays of the original version of "Stand By Me" by Ben. E King increased by a third, and as soon as it was reported that Harry and Meghan had their first dance to Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)," that '80s dance floor anthem enjoyed a 15 percent increase around the world.
Re-listen and relive the glorious wedding day with the Spotifly playlist below! (And maybe have some tissues at the ready — just in case.)