1967 wedding songs include some musical classics by Van Morrison, Smokey Robinson, and Marvin Gaye to name just a few. We’ve chosen the best 1967 wedding songs from all genres of music, and you will probably be able to find your perfect song selection on this list.
1967 Wedding Songs
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The Beatles are one of the most influential musical acts in history, and John Lennon and Paul McCartney still hold the record for writing the most number-one hits. This song is very simply worded in the trademark style of the Fab Four, but it is still powerful enough to be used in your wedding recessional.
Some people say that Mick Jagger copied the vocal style of Van Morrison, a performer who scored his biggest hit with this song in 1967. This is a song for dancing, and it can be dedicated to the bride at the wedding reception.
This classic from Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell is still used often today as the tune for the first dance between newlyweds, but it also works well for introducing the couple after the vows have been said. The lively tempo of the song means that it is best reserved for portions of the wedding ceremony that are not too formal.
More and More – Andy Williams
July 1967, More and More
Smooth as silk is one way to describe the voice of Andy Williams, a 1960s crooner in the style of Steve Lawrence and Dean Martin. Almost any of the songs that were recorded by Williams in the 1960s could serve as wedding music, but this one is especially suited to wedding reception dances.
Right behind Lennon and McCartney when it comes to writing number one song is Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees, a man that continues his career today as the last surviving member of the group. This song has been covered by Michael Bolton and others, but the Bee Gees’ version is the one most suited to wedding use.
You wouldn’t necessarily think of Jim Morrison and The Doors as creators of wedding music, but more than one couple has played this song at their reception. It is a song that takes a unique approach to describe eternal love, and it will appeal to those couples who have a fondness for the offbeat.
The Mamas and the Papas are just one of the groups that made a hit of this song, a ballad about devotion to a lifetime partner. You want to have some music at your wedding that is specifically meant for your significant other, and this one will make them feel special.
You might remember Dusty Springfield for some of her other popular hits, but this one from 1967 is an overlooked example of Springfield’s range and emotion. This is a song that can be played as the wedding guests are being seated, and it can also play as the bridal party is taking up positions at the altar.
John Hartford would score a modest hit with this song in 1967 before Glen Campbell made it a highlight of his career, and either version of the song can be used in a wedding ceremony. The lyrics of the song make it a ballad that should be worked into the formal section of the wedding, but it can also be played as the wedding cake is being cut.
Couples that are fans of country music will want to think about adding this song by George Jones to the reception playlist, and they might even want to make it the song for the all-important first dance. As an alternative, the song could also be used to provide the soundtrack for the wedding recessional.
One of the greatest songs ever recorded by The Miracles, this song showcases Smokey Robinson in all of his glory as a vocalist and as a songwriter. It is the perfect feel-good song that can help to make a wedding party memorable, and it will appeal to every set of partners present on your special day.
1967 was a mild year for The Temptations and other groups like the Four Tops, but this song from David Ruffin, Otis Williams, and company found itself in the year’s top ten. Songs in this style are perhaps a little too strong for your actual ceremony, but they are perfect for dancing the night away after you have made your vows.
Aretha Franklin was on the top of the charts for several weeks in 1967 with this song, just one of many hits from her massive catalog of singles. The Queen of Soul may be gone, but her spirit lives on in many songs that are chosen by partners as wedding music.
No one has a voice like Aaron Neville, the Louisiana-born soul singer who had his biggest hit with this song from 1967. Lyrically it is not the best choice for a wedding song, but couples choose it because of its dance vibe and Neville’s emotional delivery.
In 1967 the world was just beginning to take note of Stevie Wonder, a Motown legend who would go on to become one of the most prolific songwriters and musicians of all time. Songs like this one from his early career are those which seem to work best as wedding song choices.
If you love the soul vibe of 1967 then this hit from Jackie Wilson will be the right choice when it comes to the first dance with your new partner. It is a happy, joyous celebration of love in its purest form of expression between a newlywed couple.
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Celebrating weddings of 1967. Where were you and what was happening?
If you were one of the weddings in 1967…
Congratulations on your wedding of 1967. You share your anniversary with the following events.
Celebrity Weddings of 1967
- Priscilla Presley wed Elvis Presley
- John Denver married Annie Martell
- Lori Hill married Terence Hill
- Ann-Margret married Roger Smith
- Gary Collins wed Mary Ann Mobley
News Highlights of 1967
- The Apollo I spacecraft has a flash fire that kills three astronauts.
- The 700-acre Canadian Expo ’67 opens in Montreal.
- Egypt closes the Suez Canal to all shipping.
- Thurgood Marshall is the first African American appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
- The first microwave oven for consumers makes fast food at home in an instant.
1967 Sports Champions:
- St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series over the Boston Red Sox.
- The first Super Bowl is played on January 15 and NFL champion Green Bay Packers win 35-10 over AFL champion Kansas City Chiefs.
- Philadelphia 76ers win the NBA Title over the San Francisco Warriors.
- The Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup over the Montreal Canadiens.
Music Highlights of 1967
- Grammy’s Song of 1967: Up-Up And Away – Jim Webb
- The Monkees – Daydream Believer
- The Young Rascals – Groovin’
- The Turtles – Happy Together
- The Monkees – I’m A Believer
- The Box Tops – The Letter
- The Doors – Light My Fire
- Bobby Gentry – Ode To Billie Joe
- Frank & Nancy Sinatra – Somethin’ Stupid
- Lulu – To Sir With Love
- The Association – Windy
- Elvis Presley – Indescribably Blue
- The Buckinghams – Kind Of A Drag
- The Supremes – Love Is Here And Now You’re Gone
- The Rolling Stones – Ruby Tuesday
- The Beatles – Penny Lane
- The Supremes – The Happening
- Aretha Franklin – Respect
- The Beatles – All You Need Is Love
- The Box Tops – The Letter
- The Strawberry Alarm Clock – Incense And Peppermints
- The Lemon Pipers – Green Tambourine
- The Beatles – Hello Goodbye
- John Fred & His Playboy Band – Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)
Entertainment Highlights of 1967
- Best Picture: A Man for All Seasons: Fred Zinnemann
- Best Actor: Paul Scofield – A Man for All Seasons
- Best Actress: Elizabeth Taylor – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Top Television Shows:
- The Andy Griffith Show, Bonanza, The Dean Martin Show, A Family Affair, Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C., Gunsmoke, The Jackie Gleason Show, The Lucy Show, The Red Skelton Show, Saturday Night At The Movies
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