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Vintage Wedding Playlists – 1950s

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For vintage-themed weddings, the 1950s are a popular choice. With jazz ballads, doo wop dance numbers and classic rock n’ roll hits, this decade has the perfect musical mix to set a fun and nostalgic tone. Here are song suggestions for the ultimate retro-inspired reception:

Dinner Music:

Billie Holiday – “It Had To Be You”

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – “Dream a Little Dream of Me”

Santo & Johnny – “Sleepwalk”

Andy Williams – “Love is a Many Splendored Thing”

The Fleetwoods – “Come Softly to Me”

The Five Satins – “To the Aisle”

The Mello Kings – “Tonight, Tonight”

The Duprees – “You Belong to Me”

Cutting the Cake:

Ray Charles – “What’d I Say”

Johnny Otis – “Willie & the Hand Jive”

Bouquet Toss:

Marilyn Monroe – “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend”

Dale Hawkins – “Susie Q”

Barrett Strong – “Money (That’s What I Want)”

Garter Toss:

The Solitaires – “This Girl of Mine”

Little Willie John – “Fever”

First Dance:

Frank Sinatra – “Taking a Chance on Love”

The Moonglows – “Sincerely”

The El Dorados – “My Loving Baby”

Johnny Mathis – “Chances Are”

The Drifters – “Dance With Me”

The Flamingos – “I Only Have Eyes for You”

 

Dance Party Starters:

Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers – “Why Do Fools Fall in Love”

The Del Vikings – “I Hear Bells (Wedding Bells)”

Chuck Berry – “School Days”

El Musiquero – “At the Hop”

Gene Vincent – “Be Bop A Lula”

Bobby Freeman – “Do You Want to Dance”

Paul Anka – “Diana”

Chuck Berry – “Rock and Roll Music”

Lloy Price – “Stagger Lee”

Dion & the Belmonts – “Teenager in Love”

 

 

Music sets the tone for your wedding, and with so many hits, this playlist is sure to get your guests on

their feet!

Enrique Colon (37 Posts)

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