100 Best Oldies Songs for Weddings
When you think of “oldies,” what comes to mind? Why that’s easy; it’s our favorite songs from the 1950s and 1960s. Which are the best oldies songs for your wedding?
We have created a list of our favorite best Oldies songs for weddings. My Wedding Songs has song lists of the best 1950s, best 1960s, and best 1970s. However, we wanted to create an additional song list of the best Oldies songs.
What is an Oldies Song?
What constitutes an oldies song can change with each decade. But think “American Graffiti,” “Happy Days,” and “Grease.” And don’t forget the choreographed boy bands (the original ones before Menudo and K-Pop).
Oldies are traditionally the songs from the 1950s through the late 60s — rock and roll at its purist. You can find many different music types such as R&B, Rock and Roll, Beach, Country, and more.
Why Should I Play Oldies Songs At My Wedding?
If poodle skirts, saddle shoes, leather jackets, and penny loafers are your jam, then a themed wedding could be epic — one to remember. If you’re in love with swing dancing, you’ll love an oldies playlist at your wedding. Though it was considered wild at the time, it’s fairly tame now. We’ve seen more wholesome wedding receptions with Italian Cream Soda bars and Swing Dancing (as opposed to rap or heavy metal).
Most people can dance to swing and it sure gets the old folks moving. And, when we say old, we mean those who grew up in the 1950s or 1980s (when it was a revival). You see, these trends cycle every thirty years or so.
Amazon’s Top 10 Oldies Songs
These oldies songs are listed in popularity according to the number of downloads on Amazon. They aren’t necessarily the best for a wedding. We don’t recommend “Me and Mrs. Jones” because it’s about an affair. “Blue Christmas” is a breakup song as is “The Sound of Silence.” But they would be good at a 1950’s themed party.
- Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl) – Looking Glass
- Be My Baby – The Ronettes
- Love Train – The O’Jays
- Carrie-Anne – The Hollies
- (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson
- Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress) – The Hollies
- He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother – The Hollies
- Mrs. Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel
- Sentimental Journey – Doris Day with Les Brown and His Orchestra
- Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season) – The Byrds
The 100 Best Oldies Songs for Your Wedding
Oldies wedding song list curated by Matthew Campbell
Last Updated: November 16, 2020
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