Best Cocktail Hour Songs for Weddings (Big Band, Swing & Ballads)

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Song Artist Genre iTunes
Ain’t Misbehavin’ Louie Armstrong
Big Band
Jimmy Lunceford & Orchestra - Let's Swing - Ain't What You Do - It's the Way That You Do It
All The Things You Are Artie Shaw
Swing
Artie Shaw, Artie Shaw and His Orchestra & Helen Forrest - The Essential Artie Shaw - All the Things You Are
Americano The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Big Band
Jimmy Lunceford & Orchestra - Let's Swing - Ain't What You Do - It's the Way That You Do It
At The Woodchoper’s Ball Woody Herman Orchestra
Swing
Woody Herman and His Orchestra - The Classic Swing Collection - At the Woodchopper's Ball
Baby Wants A Diamond Ring Squirrel Nut Zippers
Swing
Jimmy Lunceford & Orchestra - Let's Swing - Ain't What You Do - It's the Way That You Do It
Because of You Tony Bennett
Ballad
Jimmy Lunceford & Orchestra - Let's Swing - Ain't What You Do - It's the Way That You Do It
Begin The Beguine Artie Shaw
Swing
Artie Shaw - Greatest Hits: Artie Shaw - Begin the Beguine
Besame Mucho Dean Martin
Ballad
Jimmy Lunceford & Orchestra - Let's Swing - Ain't What You Do - It's the Way That You Do It
Besame Mucho Cesaria Evora
Latin
Jimmy Lunceford & Orchestra - Let's Swing - Ain't What You Do - It's the Way That You Do It
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Andrew Sisters
Big Band
Jimmy Lunceford & Orchestra - Let's Swing - Ain't What You Do - It's the Way That You Do It
Brown Derby Jump Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
Swing
Jimmy Lunceford & Orchestra - Let's Swing - Ain't What You Do - It's the Way That You Do It
Bunny Hop Ray Anthony
Oldies
Various Artists - Capitol Collectors Series: Ray Anthony - The Bunny Hop
Buona Sera Louis Prima
Big Band
Jimmy Lunceford & Orchestra - Let's Swing - Ain't What You Do - It's the Way That You Do It
Caravan Duke Ellington
Big Band
Jimmy Lunceford & Orchestra - Let's Swing - Ain't What You Do - It's the Way That You Do It
Chattanooga Cho Choo Glenn Miller Orchestra
Big Band
Jimmy Lunceford & Orchestra - Let's Swing - Ain't What You Do - It's the Way That You Do It
Che Che Cole Willie Colon y Hector Lavoe
Latin
Jimmy Lunceford & Orchestra - Let's Swing - Ain't What You Do - It's the Way That You Do It
Cherry Poppin’ Daddy Strut Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
Big Band
Jimmy Lunceford & Orchestra - Let's Swing - Ain't What You Do - It's the Way That You Do It
Clarinet Polka Jimmy Dorsey
Polka
Jimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Concerto For Clarinet Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
Big Band
Jimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Corner Pocket Count Basie/Duke Ellington
Big Band
Jimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Deadly Nightcall Royal Crown Revue
Swing
Jimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Do Nothin’ Till you Hear From Me Nina Simone
Jazz
Jimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Doghouse Polka Babe Wagner
Polka
Babe Wagner - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Doghouse Polka
Drum Boogie Gene Krupa
Swing
Gene Krupa & His Orchestra - Best of the Big Bands - Drum Boogie - Drum Boogie
Everybody Loves Somebody Dean Martin
Ballad
Jimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Falling Leaves Glenn Miller with Tex Beneke
Instrumental
Jimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Fine And Mellow Billie Holiday
Jazz
Jimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Fly Me To The Moon Frank Sinatra
Ballad
Jimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Flying Home Lionel Hampton
Swing
Lionel Hampton - The Complete Lionel Hampton Quartets and Quintets with Oscar Peterson on Verve - Flying Home
Forever In Love Kenny G
Jazz
Kenny G - Breathless - Forever In Love
Gabriel’s Oboe Ennio Morricone
Classical
Ennio Morricone - The Mission (Music from the Motion Picture) - Gabriel's Oboe
Glow Worm The Mills Brothers
Big Band
Jimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Green Onions Booker T & The MG’s
Oldies
Booker T. & The MG's - Green Onions - Green Onions
Hallelujah Chorus George Frideric Handel
Classical
Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Margaret Hillis & Sir Georg Solti - Handel: Messiah - Messiah: 42. Chorus: "Hallelujah"
Helena Polka Jimmy Dorsey
Polka
Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Helena Polka
Hey Brother, Pour The Wine Dean Martin Oldies Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas - Linus & Lucy
Highland Cathedral The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
Celtic
The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards - Highland Cathedral - Highland Cathedral
Hornpipe George Frideric Handel
Classical
George Frideric Handel - Classical Moods - 100 Top Classical Favorites of All Time - Hornpipe
Hot Mallets Lionel Hampton
Swing
Lionel Hampton - Lionel Hampton : Classics 1937-1939 - Hot Mallets
I Can’t Get Started Bunny Berigan
Swing
Bunny Berigan - Let's Do It! - I Can't Get Started
I Get A Kick Out Of You Frank Sinatra
Jazz
Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas - Linus & Lucy
I Love Lucy Theme Wilbur Hatch & Orchestra
Jazz
Soundtrack & Theme Orchestra - 50 Classic TV Themes - Theme from I Love Lucy
In The Mood Glenn Miller
Swing
Glenn Miller - Platinum Glenn Miller - In the Mood
It Had To Be You Harry Connick, Jr
Jazz
Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas - Linus & Lucy
Jack You’re Dead Joe Jackson’s Jumpin Jive
Swing
Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas - Linus & Lucy
Jeepers Creepers Louis Armstrong
Jazz
Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas - Linus & Lucy
Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring Johann Sebastian Bach
Classical
Johann Sebastian Bach - Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, and More! - 'Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring' - Bach (Classical Piano)
Joy George Winston
Instrumental
George Winston - December (Silver Anniversary Edition) - Joy
Jumpin At The Woodside Count Basie
Swing
Count Basie - The Count Basie Story - Jumpin' at the Woodside
Just Because Frank Yankovic
Polka
Frankie Yankovic - Greatest Polka Hits - Just Because
King Of Swing Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Swing
Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas - Linus & Lucy
Kiss The Rain Yiruma
World
From the Yellow Room - Yiruma
Leap Frog Les Brown
Swing
Les Brown And His Band Of Renown - Best of the Capitol Years - Leap Frog
Licorice Stick Polka Jimmy Dorsey
Polka
Jimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Licorice Stick Polka
Linus & Lucy Vince Guaraldi Trio
Jazz
Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas - Linus & Lucy
Love’s Theme Love Unlimited Orchestra Instrumental Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas - Linus & Lucy
Lover Man Billie Holiday
Jazz
Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas - Linus & Lucy
Luck Be A Lady Frank Sinatra
Ballad
Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas - Linus & Lucy
Lush Life Nat King Cole
Jazz
Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas - Linus & Lucy
Mack The Knife Louie Armstrong
Jazz
Herbert Von Karajan & Wiener Philharmoniker - Essential Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture: Love Theme
Makin’ Whoopee Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz
Herbert Von Karajan & Wiener Philharmoniker - Essential Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture: Love Theme
Mission Impossible Theme Danny Elfman
Big Band
Danny Elfman - Mission Impossible - Main Title Theme
Moonlight In Vermont Les Brown
Jazz
Herbert Von Karajan & Wiener Philharmoniker - Essential Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture: Love Theme
Moonlight Serenade Glenn Miller
Swing
Glenn Miller - Greatest Hits: Glenn Miller - Moonlight Serenade
Mr. Pinstripe Suit Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Swing
Herbert Von Karajan & Wiener Philharmoniker - Essential Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture: Love Theme
My Heart Will Go On James Horner
Classical
James Horner - Titanic - My Heart Will Go On
Night Time Is The Right Time Ray Charles
Soul
Herbert Von Karajan & Wiener Philharmoniker - Essential Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture: Love Theme
Ode To Joy Ludwig van Beethoven
Classical
Beethoven, Ludwig van - Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, and More! - 'Ode to Joy' (Beethoven's Ninth Symphony)
On The Sunny Side Of The Street Tommy Dorsey
Swing
The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra - The Era of Tommy Dorsey - On The Sunny Side of the Street
On Your Toes The Babe Wagner Band
Polka
The Babe Wagner Band - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - On Your Toes
One O’Clock Boogie Count Basie
Swing
Count Basie - Greatest Hits: Count Basie - One O'Clock Boogie
One O’Clock Jump Count Basie
Swing
Count Basie and His Orchestra - The Best of Early Basie - One O'Clock Jump
Opus One Tommy Dorsey
Swing
Tommy Dorsey - Greatest Hits: Tommy Dorsey - Opus One
Orange Blossom Special Osborne Brothers
Polka
Osborne Brothers - Hillbilly Fever - Orange Blossom Special
Overture George F Handel
Classical
G.F. Handel - Handel: Messiah - Messiah: No. 1 Overture
Pennsylvania 6-5000 Glenn Miller Orchestra
Big Band
Herbert Von Karajan & Wiener Philharmoniker - Essential Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture: Love Theme
Perdido Duke Ellington
Jazz
Herbert Von Karajan & Wiener Philharmoniker - Essential Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture: Love Theme
Pink Panther Theme Henry Mancini
Jazz
Henry Mancini Orchestra - Reader's Digest Music: The Bond Mix and Other Spy Movie Themes - Pink Panther Theme
Pretty Baby Dean Martin
Ballad
Herbert Von Karajan & Wiener Philharmoniker - Essential Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture: Love Theme
Rebel Rouser Duane Eddy
Oldies
Duane Eddy - Forrest Gump - The Soundtrack - Rebel Rouser
Rock & Roll Part II Gary Glitter
Rock
Gary Glitter - The Replacements - Rock and Roll Part II
Rocky Theme (Bill Conti) Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Classical
Bill Conti - Rocky (30th Anniversary Edition) [Original Motion Picture Score] - Gonna Fly Now (Theme from "Rocky")
Romeo And Juliet Love Theme Tchaikovsky
Classical
Herbert Von Karajan & Wiener Philharmoniker - Essential Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture: Love Theme
Saudade Vem Correndo Stan Getz & Luis Bonfa
Latin/Jazz
Herbert Von Karajan & Wiener Philharmoniker - Essential Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture: Love Theme
Sentimental Journey Les Brown Band
Swing
Les Brown - Best of the Big Bands - Sentimental Journey
Sex And The City Theme London Music Works
Bossa Nova
London Music Works - Sex and the Cinema - Sex and the City
Sing, Sing, Sing Benny Goodman
Swing
Benny Goodman & Benny Goodman & His Orchestra - The Centennial Collection - Sing, Sing, Sing
Skyliner Charlie Barnet
Swing
Charlie Barnet - Big Bands, Vol. 1 - Skyliner
Sleepwalk (Instrumental) The Brian Setzer Orchestra Big Band Jimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
St. Elmo’s Fire David Foster
Instrumental
Love Theme from St. Elmo's Fire (Instrumental) - David Foster
Star Wars Theme John Williams
Classical
John Williams and the Boston Pops Orchestra - Encore!: Best of the Boston Pops - Main Title Theme from Star Wars
Stardust Artie Shaw
Swing
Artie Shaw - Greatest Hits: Artie Shaw - Star Dust
Stompin’ At The Savoy Benny Goodman
Swing
Benny Goodman - The Very Best of Benny Goodman - Stompin' at the Savoy
Storybook Love (Princess Bride Theme) Mark Knofler
Classical
Mark Knopfler - Screenplaying - Once Upon a Time... Storybook Love
Straighten Up And Fly Right Nat King Cole
Jazz
Jimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
String Of Pearls Glenn Miller
Big Band
Glenn Miller Orchestra - In the Digital Mood - String of Pearls
Suits Are Picking Up Squirrel Nut Zippers
Swing
Jimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Swing The Mood Jive Bunny
Swing
Studio Artist - The Very Best of Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers - Swing the Mood: In the Mood, Rock Around the Clock, Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie, Tutti Frutti, Wake Up Little Suzie, C'mon Everybody, Hound Dog, Shake, Rattle & Roll, All Shook Up, Jailhouse Rock, At the Ho
T’ain’t What You Do (Ain’t What You Do (It’s The Way That You Do It) Jimmie Lunceford
Swing
Studio Artist - The Very Best of Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers - Swing the Mood: In the Mood, Rock Around the Clock, Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie, Tutti Frutti, Wake Up Little Suzie, C'mon Everybody, Hound Dog, Shake, Rattle & Roll, All Shook Up, Jailhouse Rock, At the Ho
Take The A Train Duke Ellington
Swing
Duke Ellington & Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra - The Very Best of Duke Ellington - Take the "A" Train
Taking A Chance On Love Tommy Dorsey
Jazz
Jimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Tea For Two Dave Brubeck
Jazz
Jimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Tequila Champs
Oldies
The Champs - Greatest Hits / Tequila - Tequila
That’s Amore Dean Martin
Ballad
Jimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
The Dipsy Doodle Chick Webb & His Orchestra w/ Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz
Jimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
The Dirty Boogie The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Big Band
Jimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
The Most Beautiful Girl Harry Connick, Jr Jazz Jimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
This Cat’s On A Hot Tin Roof The Brian Setzer Orchestra Big Band Jimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Tonight Show Theme (Johnny Carson) Bobby Morganstein
Jazz
Bobby Morganstein - The Complete Grand Entrance Party, Vol. 6 - Talk Show -Old Tonight Show Theme (Johnny Carson)
Trou Macacq Squirrel Nut Zippers Big Band Jimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Trumpet Tune Henry Purcell
Classical
A Brides Guide To Wedding Music - A Bride's Guide to Wedding Music - Purcell: Trumpet Tune
Trumpet Voluntary Jeremiah Clarke
Classical
A Brides Guide To Wedding Music - A Bride's Guide to Wedding Music - Clarke: Trumpet Voluntary
Tuxedo Junction Erskine Hawkins
Swing
Erskine Hawkins - Tuxedo Junction - Tuxedo Junction
Unforgettable Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole
Ballad
Jimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Volare Dean Martin
Ballad
Jimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Walk Don’t Run The Ventures
Oldies
The Ventures - Walk Don't Run: The Best of the Ventures - Walk Don't Run
Walkin’ Blues Royal Crown Revue Big Band Jimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
We Are In Love Harry Connick, Jr
Jazz
Jimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
What I’d Say  Ray Charles
Oldies
Jimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Wonderful Tonight Michael Buble
Ballad
Jimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Your Feets Too Big Fats Waller
Jazz
Jimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Zip Gun Bop Royal Crown Revue
Swing
Jimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Zoot Suit Riot Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
Swing
Jimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka

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