While Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” may have a catchy beat and be a hot hit of today, it may not be one that gram and gramps can totally identify with. Of course, you can always have your DJ or band play the top tunes from 2013, but there is something so timeless about the classic songs of the 50s, 60s and 70s. And the best part about these songs is that they appeal to every generation. Almost every wedding guest will know the words to popular oldies, and who knows, it may spark up old memories for grandma and grandma and get them out on the dance floor with you.
“Under the Boardwalk” by The Drifters
You don’t have to be getting married on the beach to blast this tune at your wedding reception. There is something so catchy about this song, and it’s super easy to sing along with.
“Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison
If you’re a brown-eyed bride, this song should pretty much be a requirement to play at your nuptials. I dare you to find one guest who doesn’t know all the words to this classic tune. It can certainly bring up feelings of nostalgia for all those who hear it. The beat and lyrics of this song just give off the most positive vibe.
“Shout” by the Isley Brothers
The minute the first word of this song comes out of the speakers at your reception venue, your guests will no doubt be sprinting to the dance floor – yes, even grandma and grandpa. Your sweet old grandparents may even pull out some dance moves you didn’t know they had. This song can certainly bring a crowd together and send happy vibes all throughout your venue.
“I’m a Believer” by The Monkees
Not only does this song have lyrics perfect for a wedding day, but its catchy and uplifting beat will attract your guests to the dance floor like a magnet to a refrigerator. The Monkees sure know how to get even the shyest of dancers out to the floor.
“Celebration” by Kool & The Gang
Is there a more classic celebration song than this? I don’t think there is. And the lyrics tell you exactly what you should do: celebrate. “So bring your good times and your laughter too, we gonna celebrate your party with you.”
“The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra
What’s a wedding without the sultry voice of Frank Sinatra? If you need a slow beat to turn up the romance on the dance floor and bring out all the couples young and old, turn up this Sinatra favorite.
Which oldies song will you be sure to have on your wedding playlist? Share your thoughts with us!