The jury is still out on what royal wedding performances we'll see when Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tie the knot on May 19. But just like every other detail about their wedding, there's a lot of speculation – and a few strong hints.
The Spice Girls' Mel B sparked major rumors when she cohosted The Real back in February and spilled the beans about having been invited to the royal wedding. When asked if she and her former bandmates would be performing, she didn't confirm or deny – but her body language hinted strongly at the possibility of a Spice Girls reunion at the nuptials. Just "Say You'll Be There," Mel!
The couple will book a DJ, following in the royal wedding footsteps of Prince William and Kate Middleton. But we're not going to wait around for Meghan and Harry to drop their set list. Instead, we dreamt up our own royal wedding playlist with all the tracks we hope Meghan and Harry will request for their big day.
William and Kate's royal wedding playlist is a good place to start. They had a diverse assortment of songs, ranging from classics by Stevie Wonder and Olivia Newton-John to more recent throwbacks like "Mr. Brightside" by The Killers. They even got English singer Ellie Goulding to perform. Of course, our playlist includes some other British favorites: Coldplay's "Sparks" is a shoe-in because it's perfect for a slow dance; Joss Stone's "Spoiled" is too beautiful to ignore; and Queen is another obvious choice.
American singers and songwriters can get excited, too. After all, this is a transcontinental union. When Meghan was still running her blog The Tig she was known to create a playlist or two. She even once tasked Michael Bublé with curating a Christmas playlist, so we're predicting his "Everything" (one of the most romantic songs of all time) will make the cut. One of Meghan's curations also revealed her interest in Janelle Monáe, whose duet "Primetime" with fellow American crooner Miguel is a beautiful love song fit for any wedding playlist.
Mixed in with Janelle Monáe on Meghan's list is Norwegian singer Mr Little Jeans, and Dragonette, an electronic music band out of Toronto. Those aren't the only Canadians on this list, though. Meghan spent the better part of a decade filming Suits in Toronto, so it's likely she heard her fair share of OVO Sound artists like Drake and dvsn and may want to include them on her wedding day, too.
This playlist would be incomplete without a few of Princess Diana's favorites. One of her closest friends, Elton John, told ITV earlier this year that Prince William and Prince Harry are "very special to me because of their mother," and that Harry is "so in love" with Meghan. Rumors have been swirling about him performing at the royal wedding ever since. Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith have also publicly thrown their hats in the ring.
Some of Princess Diana's most beloved musical acts were revealed in a box of her cassette tapes that was put on display last year as a tribute for the 20th anniversary of her death. The collection included Diana Ross, Bette Midler's Beaches soundtrack, and a tape of Lionel Richie – who has said the late princess once told him that "Hello" was her favorite song.
We're predicting that these songs could be playing on Harry and Meghan's big day, but this playlist would also be great to provide the soundtrack for your royal wedding watch party. One thing is for sure: we'll be rocking out to these tracks as we watch Harry and Meghan celebrate their big day.
- "Everything" by Michael Bublé
- "Hello" by Lionel Richie
- "2 Become 1" by The Spice Girls
- "Primetime" by Janelle Monáe and Miguel
- "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love" by The Spinners
- "Feel This Way" by Dragonette
- "Bennie and the Jets" by Elton John
- "Dancing Queen" by ABBA
- "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder
- "Starry Eyed" by Ellie Goulding
- "Endless Love" by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
- "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by Queen
- "Spoiled" by Joss Stone
- "Sparks" by Coldplay
- "Try/Effortless" by dvsn
- "Take Care" by Drake and Rihanna
- "Let the Night Fall" by Dragonette
- "Perfect" by Ed Sheeran
- "Your Song" by Ellie Goulding
- "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith
- "Rescue Song" by Mr Little Jeans
- "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran
- "You're the One That I Want" by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
- "Mr. Brightside" by The Killers
- "Spice Up Your Life" by The Spice Girls
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Can't wait until the big day to listen to this playlist? Head to Spotify now to rock out like a royal.