Best cocktail hour songs for weddings

Wedding Reception Songs

Best Cocktail Hour Songs for Weddings

SongArtistGenreiTunes
Ain’t Misbehavin’Louie ArmstrongBig BandJimmy Lunceford & Orchestra - Let's Swing - Ain't What You Do - It's the Way That You Do It
All The Things You AreArtie ShawSwingArtie Shaw, Artie Shaw and His Orchestra & Helen Forrest - The Essential Artie Shaw - All the Things You Are
AmericanoThe Brian Setzer OrchestraBig BandJimmy Lunceford & Orchestra - Let's Swing - Ain't What You Do - It's the Way That You Do It
At The Woodchoper’s BallWoody Herman OrchestraSwingWoody Herman and His Orchestra - The Classic Swing Collection - At the Woodchopper's Ball
Baby Wants A Diamond RingSquirrel Nut ZippersSwingJimmy Lunceford & Orchestra - Let's Swing - Ain't What You Do - It's the Way That You Do It
Because of YouTony BennettBalladJimmy Lunceford & Orchestra - Let's Swing - Ain't What You Do - It's the Way That You Do It
Begin The BeguineArtie ShawSwingArtie Shaw - Greatest Hits: Artie Shaw - Begin the Beguine
Besame MuchoDean MartinBalladJimmy Lunceford & Orchestra - Let's Swing - Ain't What You Do - It's the Way That You Do It
Besame MuchoCesaria EvoraLatinJimmy Lunceford & Orchestra - Let's Swing - Ain't What You Do - It's the Way That You Do It
Boogie Woogie Bugle BoyAndrew SistersBig BandJimmy Lunceford & Orchestra - Let's Swing - Ain't What You Do - It's the Way That You Do It
Brown Derby JumpCherry Poppin’ DaddiesSwingJimmy Lunceford & Orchestra - Let's Swing - Ain't What You Do - It's the Way That You Do It
Bunny HopRay AnthonyOldiesVarious Artists - Capitol Collectors Series: Ray Anthony - The Bunny Hop
Buona SeraLouis PrimaBig BandJimmy Lunceford & Orchestra - Let's Swing - Ain't What You Do - It's the Way That You Do It
CaravanDuke EllingtonBig BandJimmy Lunceford & Orchestra - Let's Swing - Ain't What You Do - It's the Way That You Do It
Chattanooga Cho ChooGlenn Miller OrchestraBig BandJimmy Lunceford & Orchestra - Let's Swing - Ain't What You Do - It's the Way That You Do It
Che Che ColeWillie Colon y Hector LavoeLatinJimmy Lunceford & Orchestra - Let's Swing - Ain't What You Do - It's the Way That You Do It
Cherry Poppin’ Daddy StrutCherry Poppin’ DaddiesBig BandJimmy Lunceford & Orchestra - Let's Swing - Ain't What You Do - It's the Way That You Do It
Clarinet PolkaJimmy DorseyPolkaJimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Concerto For ClarinetArtie Shaw & His OrchestraBig BandJimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Corner PocketCount Basie/Duke EllingtonBig BandJimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Deadly NightcallRoyal Crown RevueSwingJimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Do Nothin’ Till you Hear From MeNina SimoneJazzJimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Doghouse PolkaBabe WagnerPolkaBabe Wagner - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Doghouse Polka
Drum BoogieGene KrupaSwingGene Krupa & His Orchestra - Best of the Big Bands - Drum Boogie - Drum Boogie
Everybody Loves SomebodyDean MartinBalladJimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Falling LeavesGlenn Miller with Tex BenekeInstrumentalJimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Fine And MellowBillie HolidayJazzJimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Fly Me To The MoonFrank SinatraBalladJimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Flying HomeLionel HamptonSwingLionel Hampton - The Complete Lionel Hampton Quartets and Quintets with Oscar Peterson on Verve - Flying Home
Forever In LoveKenny GJazzKenny G - Breathless - Forever In Love
Gabriel’s OboeEnnio MorriconeClassicalEnnio Morricone - The Mission (Music from the Motion Picture) - Gabriel's Oboe
Glow WormThe Mills BrothersBig BandJimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Green OnionsBooker T & The MG’sOldiesBooker T. & The MG's - Green Onions - Green Onions
Hallelujah ChorusGeorge Frideric HandelClassicalChicago Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Margaret Hillis & Sir Georg Solti - Handel: Messiah - Messiah: 42. Chorus:
Helena PolkaJimmy DorseyPolkaJimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Helena Polka
Hey Brother, Pour The WineDean MartinOldiesVince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas - Linus & Lucy
Highland CathedralThe Royal Scots Dragoon GuardsCelticThe Royal Scots Dragoon Guards - Highland Cathedral - Highland Cathedral
HornpipeGeorge Frideric HandelClassicalGeorge Frideric Handel - Classical Moods - 100 Top Classical Favorites of All Time - Hornpipe
Hot MalletsLionel HamptonSwingLionel Hampton - Lionel Hampton : Classics 1937-1939 - Hot Mallets
I Can’t Get StartedBunny BeriganSwingBunny Berigan - Let's Do It! - I Can't Get Started
I Get A Kick Out Of YouFrank SinatraJazzVince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas - Linus & Lucy
I Love Lucy ThemeWilbur Hatch & OrchestraJazzSoundtrack & Theme Orchestra - 50 Classic TV Themes - Theme from I Love Lucy
In The MoodGlenn MillerSwingGlenn Miller - Platinum Glenn Miller - In the Mood
It Had To Be YouHarry Connick, JrJazzVince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas - Linus & Lucy
Jack You’re DeadJoe Jackson’s Jumpin JiveSwingVince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas - Linus & Lucy
Jeepers CreepersLouis ArmstrongJazzVince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas - Linus & Lucy
Jesu, Joy Of Man’s DesiringJohann Sebastian BachClassicalJohann Sebastian Bach - Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, and More! - 'Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring' - Bach (Classical Piano)
JoyGeorge WinstonInstrumentalGeorge Winston - December (Silver Anniversary Edition) - Joy
Jumpin At The WoodsideCount BasieSwingCount Basie - The Count Basie Story - Jumpin' at the Woodside
Just BecauseFrank YankovicPolkaFrankie Yankovic - Greatest Polka Hits - Just Because
King Of SwingBig Bad Voodoo DaddySwingVince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas - Linus & Lucy
Kiss The RainYirumaWorldFrom the Yellow Room - Yiruma
Leap FrogLes BrownSwingLes Brown And His Band Of Renown - Best of the Capitol Years - Leap Frog
Licorice Stick PolkaJimmy DorseyPolkaJimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Licorice Stick Polka
Linus & LucyVince Guaraldi TrioJazzVince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas - Linus & Lucy
Love’s ThemeLove Unlimited OrchestraInstrumentalVince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas - Linus & Lucy
Lover ManBillie HolidayJazzVince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas - Linus & Lucy
Luck Be A LadyFrank SinatraBalladVince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas - Linus & Lucy
Lush LifeNat King ColeJazzVince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas - Linus & Lucy
Mack The KnifeLouie ArmstrongJazzHerbert Von Karajan & Wiener Philharmoniker - Essential Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture: Love Theme
Makin’ WhoopeeElla FitzgeraldJazzHerbert Von Karajan & Wiener Philharmoniker - Essential Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture: Love Theme
Mission Impossible ThemeDanny ElfmanBig BandDanny Elfman - Mission Impossible - Main Title Theme
Moonlight In VermontLes BrownJazzHerbert Von Karajan & Wiener Philharmoniker - Essential Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture: Love Theme
Moonlight SerenadeGlenn MillerSwingGlenn Miller - Greatest Hits: Glenn Miller - Moonlight Serenade
Mr. Pinstripe SuitBig Bad Voodoo DaddySwingHerbert Von Karajan & Wiener Philharmoniker - Essential Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture: Love Theme
My Heart Will Go OnJames HornerClassicalJames Horner - Titanic - My Heart Will Go On
Night Time Is The Right TimeRay CharlesSoulHerbert Von Karajan & Wiener Philharmoniker - Essential Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture: Love Theme
Ode To JoyLudwig van BeethovenClassicalBeethoven, Ludwig van - Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, and More! - 'Ode to Joy' (Beethoven's Ninth Symphony)
On The Sunny Side Of The StreetTommy DorseySwingThe Tommy Dorsey Orchestra - The Era of Tommy Dorsey - On The Sunny Side of the Street
On Your ToesThe Babe Wagner BandPolkaThe Babe Wagner Band - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - On Your Toes
One O’Clock BoogieCount BasieSwingCount Basie - Greatest Hits: Count Basie - One O'Clock Boogie
One O’Clock JumpCount BasieSwingCount Basie and His Orchestra - The Best of Early Basie - One O'Clock Jump
Opus OneTommy DorseySwingTommy Dorsey - Greatest Hits: Tommy Dorsey - Opus One
Orange Blossom SpecialOsborne BrothersPolkaOsborne Brothers - Hillbilly Fever - Orange Blossom Special
OvertureGeorge F HandelClassicalG.F. Handel - Handel: Messiah - Messiah: No. 1 Overture
Pennsylvania 6-5000Glenn Miller OrchestraBig BandHerbert Von Karajan & Wiener Philharmoniker - Essential Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture: Love Theme
PerdidoDuke EllingtonJazzHerbert Von Karajan & Wiener Philharmoniker - Essential Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture: Love Theme
Pink Panther ThemeHenry ManciniJazzHenry Mancini Orchestra - Reader's Digest Music: The Bond Mix and Other Spy Movie Themes - Pink Panther Theme
Pretty BabyDean MartinBalladHerbert Von Karajan & Wiener Philharmoniker - Essential Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture: Love Theme
Rebel RouserDuane EddyOldiesDuane Eddy - Forrest Gump - The Soundtrack - Rebel Rouser
Rock & Roll Part IIGary GlitterRockGary Glitter - The Replacements - Rock and Roll Part II
Rocky Theme(Bill Conti) Cincinnati Pops OrchestraClassicalBill Conti - Rocky (30th Anniversary Edition) [Original Motion Picture Score] - Gonna Fly Now (Theme from
Romeo And Juliet Love ThemeTchaikovskyClassicalHerbert Von Karajan & Wiener Philharmoniker - Essential Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture: Love Theme
Saudade Vem CorrendoStan Getz & Luis BonfaLatin/JazzHerbert Von Karajan & Wiener Philharmoniker - Essential Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture: Love Theme
Sentimental JourneyLes Brown BandSwingLes Brown - Best of the Big Bands - Sentimental Journey
Sex And The City ThemeLondon Music WorksBossa NovaLondon Music Works - Sex and the Cinema - Sex and the City
Sing, Sing, SingBenny GoodmanSwingBenny Goodman & Benny Goodman & His Orchestra - The Centennial Collection - Sing, Sing, Sing
SkylinerCharlie BarnetSwingCharlie Barnet - Big Bands, Vol. 1 - Skyliner
Sleepwalk (Instrumental)The Brian Setzer OrchestraBig BandJimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
St. Elmo’s FireDavid FosterInstrumentalLove Theme from St. Elmo's Fire (Instrumental) - David Foster
Star Wars ThemeJohn WilliamsClassicalJohn Williams and the Boston Pops Orchestra - Encore!: Best of the Boston Pops - Main Title Theme from Star Wars
StardustArtie ShawSwingArtie Shaw - Greatest Hits: Artie Shaw - Star Dust
Stompin’ At The SavoyBenny GoodmanSwingBenny Goodman - The Very Best of Benny Goodman - Stompin' at the Savoy
Storybook Love (Princess Bride Theme)Mark KnoflerClassicalMark Knopfler - Screenplaying - Once Upon a Time... Storybook Love
Straighten Up And Fly RightNat King ColeJazzJimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
String Of PearlsGlenn MillerBig BandGlenn Miller Orchestra - In the Digital Mood - String of Pearls
Suits Are Picking UpSquirrel Nut ZippersSwingJimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Swing The MoodJive BunnySwingStudio 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 LuncefordSwingStudio 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 TrainDuke EllingtonSwingDuke Ellington & Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra - The Very Best of Duke Ellington - Take the
Taking A Chance On LoveTommy DorseyJazzJimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Tea For TwoDave BrubeckJazzJimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
TequilaChampsOldiesThe Champs - Greatest Hits / Tequila - Tequila
That’s AmoreDean MartinBalladJimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
The Dipsy DoodleChick Webb & His Orchestra w/ Ella FitzgeraldJazzJimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
The Dirty BoogieThe Brian Setzer OrchestraBig BandJimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
The Most Beautiful GirlHarry Connick, JrJazzJimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
This Cat’s On A Hot Tin RoofThe Brian Setzer OrchestraBig BandJimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Tonight Show Theme (Johnny Carson)Bobby MorgansteinJazzBobby Morganstein - The Complete Grand Entrance Party, Vol. 6 - Talk Show -Old Tonight Show Theme (Johnny Carson)
Trou MacacqSquirrel Nut ZippersBig BandJimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Trumpet TuneHenry PurcellClassicalA Brides Guide To Wedding Music - A Bride's Guide to Wedding Music - Purcell: Trumpet Tune
Trumpet VoluntaryJeremiah ClarkeClassicalA Brides Guide To Wedding Music - A Bride's Guide to Wedding Music - Clarke: Trumpet Voluntary
Tuxedo JunctionErskine HawkinsSwingErskine Hawkins - Tuxedo Junction - Tuxedo Junction
UnforgettableNat King Cole & Natalie ColeBalladJimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
VolareDean MartinBalladJimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Walk Don’t RunThe VenturesOldiesThe Ventures - Walk Don't Run: The Best of the Ventures - Walk Don't Run
Walkin’ BluesRoyal Crown RevueBig BandJimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
We Are In LoveHarry Connick, JrJazzJimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
What I’d Say Ray CharlesOldiesJimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Wonderful TonightMichael BubleBalladJimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Your Feets Too BigFats WallerJazzJimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Zip Gun BopRoyal Crown RevueSwingJimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka
Zoot Suit RiotCherry Poppin’ DaddiesSwingJimmy Dorsey - 16 Most Requested Songs: Polkas - Clarinet Polka


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