Best 1960s Music for Weddings, Top 100Matthew Campbell

Best 1960s Music for Weddings

The Best 1960s Music for Weddings to get people on the dance floor!  As the 1960s began, we found R&B, Soul, DooWop and instrumental beach music styles.  The Best 1960s Music were prominent with musical artists from England coming to the USA, also known as the British Invasion.  Popular British music groups included the Beatles, the Byrds and the Turtles.  Another noted creation during the 60s was the Motown record label in Detroit by legend Berry Gordy Jr.  Popular Motown artists included Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder.  The Best 60s Music came to a close with a historic music festival, Woodstock.  Woodstock had 450,000 attendees for the three-day festival.

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The Best 60s Music were the beginning of a melting pot of different music styles.  With the Vietnam War, American bands performed protest songs.  Folk artists such as the Mama & the Papas and Simon & Garfunkel were also mainstream.  DooWop groups ruled the early 60s such as The Shirelles, Dion & The Belmonts and the Four Seasons.  What we call beach music was popular with teens with artists such as the Beach Boys, Jan & Dean and The Ventures.  Black rights were the forefront with the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.  This helped the rise of R&B and Soul style music with artists like Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding and Sam Cooke.  Including the British invasion musical artists, we had a plethora of rock groups like The Rolling Stones, The Who, and Cream.  We also had some combinations of music styles like rock and blues with groups such as Janis Joplin and Three Dog Night.  Finally, The Beatles are in their own category for the Best 60s Music.

Our Top 5 Best 60s Music for weddings

1) Patsy Cline – Crazy
2) Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling In Love
3) The Beatles – Twist & Shout
4) Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
5) Marvin Gaye – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Best Songs of 1960s

Aretha Franklin – Chain Of Fools

Aretha Franklin – Respect

Aretha Franklin – You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman

Ben E. King – Stand By Me

Betty Everett – It’s In His Kiss

Bobby Lewis – Tossin’ And Turnin’

Booker T. & The MG’s – Green Onions

Chubby Checker – The Twist

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bad Moon Rising

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Proud Mary

Crosby, Stills & Nash – Suite: Judy Blue Eyes

Del Shannon – Runaway

Dion – Runaround Sue

Dion – The Wanderer

Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling In Love

Etta James – At Last

Four Seasons – Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You

Four Tops – Baby I Need Your Loving

Four Tops – I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)

Four Tops – Reach Out I’ll Be There

Gene Chandler – Duke Of Earl

J Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers – Last Kiss

James Brown – I Got You (I Feel Good)

Jan & Dean – Surf City

Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs – Sugar Shack

Joey Dee & The Starlighters – Peppermint Twist, Part I

Johnny Cash – Ring Of Fire

Little Eva – The Loco-Motion

Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World

Manfred Mann – Do Wah Diddy Diddy

Martha & The Vandellas – Dancing In The Street

Marvin Gaye – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Marvin Gaye – How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)

Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through The Grapevine

Marvin Gaye – You’re All I Need To Get By

Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs – Stay

Mitch Ryder & The Detriot Wheels – Devil With A Blue Dress On

Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline

Ohio Express – Yummy Yummy Yummy

Otis Redding – Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay

Patsy Cline – Crazy

Percy Sledge – When A Man Loves A Woman

Procol Harum – A Whiter Shade Of Pale

Ray Charles – Georgia On My Mind

Ray Charles – Hit The Road Jack

Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody

Roger Miller – King Of The Road

Rolling Stones – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

Roy Head & The Traits – Treat Her Right

Roy Orbison – Oh, Pretty Woman

Sam & Dave – Soul Man

Sam Cooke – Bring It On Home To Me

Sam The Sham & The Pharoahs – Wooly Bully

Sly & The Family Stone – Dance To The Music

Sonny & Cher – I Got You Babe

Spencer Davis Group – Gimme Some Lovin’

Steam – Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye

Steppenwolf – Born To Be Wild

Steppenwolf – Magic Carpet Ride

Stevie Wonder – Uptight (Everything’s Alright)

Tammy Wynette – Stand By Your Man

The Archies – Sugar, Sugar

The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations

The Beach Boys – I Get Around

The Beach Boys – Surfin’ U.S.A.

The Beatles – I Saw Her Standing There

The Beatles – I Want To Hold Your Hand

The Beatles – She Loves You

The Beatles – Twist And Shout

The Beatles – Yesterday

The Byrds – Turn! Turn! Turn!

The Chiffons – He’s So Fine

The Dixie Cups – Chapel Of Love

The Drifters – Save The Last Dance For Me

The Drifters – Under The Boardwalk

The Foundations – Build Me Up Buttercup

The Kingsmen – Louie Louie

The Kinks – You Really Got Me

The Marcels – Blue Moon

The McCoys – Hang On Sloopy

The Miracles – You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me

The Monkees – Daydream Believer

The Monkees – I’m A Believer

The Righteous Brothers – You’re My, Soul And Inspiration

The Righteous Brothers – You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’

The Rolling Stones – Jumpin Jack Flash

The Ronettes – Be My Baby

The Shirelles – Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

The Supremes – Baby Love

The Surfaris – Wipe Out

The Temptations – Ain’t Too Proud To Beg

The Temptations – My Girl

The Tokens – The Lion Sleeps Tonight

The Troggs – Wild Thing

The Ventures – Walk Don’t Run

The Young Rascals – Good Lovin’

Tommy James & The Shondells – Mony Mony

Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl

Wilson Pickett – In The Midnight Hour

Wilson Pickett – Mustang Sally

Historical events of the Sixties included the assassination of John F Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. – with his “I have a dream” speech, space travel including walking on the moon, and the Vietnam War.  Pop culture going-ons included Beatlemania with the British Invasion, hippies and their psychedelic music, and the end of racial discrimination.  Teen fashion included hot pants, mini skirts, bold colors known as Mod Fashions, and plaids.

One Comment

  1. jayneReply
    September 2, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    Need a wedding song for father and daughter for fri 4th sept asap help

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