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Wedding Playlist: Parent Dance Song Favorites

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An important moment for any traditional wedding reception is when the parents of the couple are honored and celebrated during the parent dances. Whether these are both done during one song or two separate songs, it's important to choose music with meaningful lyrics and melodies. 

The most requested parent dance song from Downbeat LA’s 2018 wedding season was “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra. Here are some other popular picks:

Top 3 Mother Son Dance Songs from 2018 Downbeat LA weddings:

  1. In My Life by The Beatles

  2. Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler

  3. Forever Young by Rod Stewart

Top 3 Father Daughter Dance Songs from 2018 Downbeat LA weddings:

  1. Isn’t She Lovely by Stevie Wonder

  2. My Girl by The Temptations

  3. My Wish by Rascal Flatts

Listen to Downbeat LA's "Parent Dance Favorites" playlist on Spotify for more parent dance song favorites and inspiration for your big day! The most important thing to remember when making music selections is finding songs that are meaningful to you and yours!


  1. Sweet Pea - Amos Lee

  2. Mama's Song - Carrie Underwood

  3. I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack

  4. A Song For Mama - Boyz II Men

  5. Mother Like Mine - The Band Perry

  6. Mother - Sugarland

  7. Don’t Blink - Kenny Chesney

  8. Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynard

  9. Humble and Kind - Tim McGraw

  10. Do I Make You Proud - Taylor Hicks

  11. God Only Knows - John Legend


  1. Dance With My Daughter - Jason Blaine

  2. Daughters - John Mayer

  3. Dancing Queen - ABBA

  4. Daddy's Little Girl - Michael Bolton

  5. Cinderella - Steven Curtis Chapman

  6. My Darling - Wilco

  7. My Father's Eyes - Eric Clapton

  8. Surfer Girl - The Beach Boys

  9. I Loved Her First - Heartland

  10. I Learned From You - Miley Cyrus, Billy Rae Cyrus

  11. Father and Daughter - Paul Simon

  12. Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

  13. Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton


  1. Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion

  2. Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Elton John

  3. Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra

  4. Days Like This - Van Morrison

  5. You’re The Inspiration - Chicago

  6. You’ve Got A Friend - James Taylor

  7. Child of Mine - Carole King

  8. Hero - Mariah Carey

  9. There You'll Be - Faith Hill

  10. Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler

  11. Count On Me - Bruno Mars

  12. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - James Taylor

  13. Just The Two of Us - Will Smith

  14. That's How Strong My Love Is - Otis Redding

  15. Ain't That Love - Ray Charles

  16. You Are My Sunshine - Johnny Cash

  17. What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

  18. Hold My Hand - Hootie & The Blowfish

  19. The Best Day - Taylor Swift

  20. I Lived - OneRepublic

  21. You Are The Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne

  22. Only One - Kanye West

  23. Stand By Me - Ben E. King

  24. Home - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

  25. Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison

  26. I’ll Be There - The Jackson 5

  27. Landslide - Fleetwood Mac

  28. Never Grow Up - Taylor Swift

  29. You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban

  30. Forever Young - Rod Steward

  31. Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

  32. In My Life - The Beatles

  33. 93 Million Miles - Jason Mraz

  34. Wild Flowers - Tom Petty

  35. You'll Be In My Heart - Phil Collins

  36. My Wish - Rascal Flatts

  37. The House That Built Me - Miranda Lambert

  38. Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison

  39. If I Should Fall Behind - Bruce Springsteen

  40. Still Fighting It - Ben Folds

  41. Someone To Watch Over Me - Ella Fitzgerald

  42. Through The Years - Kenny Rogers

Playlist: Wedding Cocktail Hour Favorites - Oldies Edition


You’ve just say your “I Do’s” and now it’s time for you and your guests to mingle and sip drinks: cue the cocktail hour playlist! Typically, music during this part of the celebration includes a wide range of genres and isn’t too upbeat in order for guests to be able to converse (and refrain from dancing until after dinner).

Downbeat LA entertainment specialists are always getting requests for oldies and Motown music to be a part of wedding celebrations, so the team decided to curate a cocktail hour playlist specifically for this genre!

Listen to the “Wedding Cocktail Hour - Oldies” playlist below. Also, if you aren’t already following Downbeat LA on Spotify for access to new and always-improved wedding music playlists, what are you waiting for? Click here now, thank us later.


  1. Lovely Day - Bill Withers

  2. Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

  3. You Make My Dreams - Daryl Hall & John Oates

  4. You’re The First, The Last, My Everything - Barry White

  5. Best of My Love - The Emotions

  6. September - Earth, Wind & Fire

  7. For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder

  8. Keep It Comin’ Love - KC & The Sunshine Band

  9. Get Ready - The Temptations

  10. What A Fool Believes - The Doobie Brothers

  11. (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life - Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes

  12. Come See About Me - The Supremes

  13. Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me, Girl - The Spinners

  14. Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters

  15. (What A) Wonderful World - Sam Cooke

  16. Cheek To Cheek - Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong

  17. My Girl - The Temptations

  18. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell

  19. Wishin’ And Hopin’ - Dusty Springfield

  20. You Send Me - Sam Cooke

  21. Everyday People - Sly & The Family Stone

  22. Baby Love - The Supremes

Playlist: Wedding Cocktail Hour Favorites

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Music is an integral part of every wedding day! As entertainment specialists, we always have songs ready when couples ask for suggestions on important music moments for the big day, like the first dance, parent dances, ceremony recessionals and more, but one of the most important wedding playlists you need is for the cocktail hour!

A mix of styles is key to keeping the mood light and happy while guests are mingling and enjoying drinks and hors d'oeuvres. The Downbeat LA music team has compiled a list of songs you can find by following the Cocktail Hour Favorites playlist on Spotify, or you can check out the songs below in a range of categories, including Contemporary, Motown/Soul, Country, Classic, Reggae and more (Updated for 2019!)


  1. All of Me - John Legend

  2. Alaska - Maggie Rogers

  3. Everything - Michael Buble

  4. Better Together - Us The Duo

  5. Home - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

  6. You Are The Best Thing - Ray La Montagne

  7. Latch (Acoustic) - Sam Smith

  8. Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars

  9. Perfect (Duet) - Ed Sheeran, Beyonce

  10. I Do (Cherish You) - 98 Degrees

  11. I Choose You - Sara Bareilles

  12. Valerie - Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse

  13. A Thousand Years - Christina Perri

  14. Come Away With Me - Norah Jones

  15. Collide - Howie Day


  1. Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing - Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell

  2. Baby Love - The Supremes

  3. For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder

  4. You Make My Dreams - Daryl Hall & John Oates

  5. The Way You Do The Things You Do - The Temptations

  6. This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) - Natalie Cole

Follow our special Motown/Oldies Cocktail Hour Playlist here!


  1. I Believe in a Thing Called Love - Branches

  2. Havana (Acoustic) - Matt Johnson

  3. What's Going On - John Legend

  4. XO - John Mayer

  5. Let Me Love You - Fitz and The Tantrums


  1. Dream A Little Dream Of Me - Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong

  2. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - James Taylor

  3. Someone To Watch Over Me - Ella Fitzgerald

  4. Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles

  5. By Your Side - Sade


  1. God Gave Me You - Blake Shelton

  2. God, Your Mama, And Me - Florida Georgia Line, Backstreet Boys

  3. Wanted - Hunter Hayes

  4. Tennis Shoes - Nashville Cast, Lennon & Maisy


  1. Is This Love - Bob Marley & The Wailers

  2. Better Together - Jack Johnson

90's Pop/Hip-Hop Favorites (Playlist)

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Everyone loves a throwback! Downbeat La's newest featured playlist on Spotify has all of your favorite pop and hip-hop hits from the 90's. Listen on your Spotify app, or check it out below:


  1. Waterfalls - TLC
  2. Doo Wop (That Thing) - Ms. Lauryn Hill
  3. I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys
  4. Say My Name - Destiny's Child
  5. I Wish - Skee-Lo
  6. Regulate - Warren G, Nate Dogg
  7. California Love - 2Pac, Roger, Dr. Dre
  8. No Diggity - Blackstreet, Dr. Dre, Queen Pen
  9. Mo Money Mo Problems - The Notorious B.I.G.
  10. No Scrubs - TLC
  11. Gin and Juice - Snoop Dogg, Daz Dillinger
  12. Jump - Kris Kross
  13. Hip Hop Hooray - Naughty By NAture
  14. This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan
  15. Creep - TLC
  16. Poison - Bell Biv DeVoe
  17. Whatta Man - Salt-N-Pepa, En Vogue
  18. The Humpty Dance - Digital Underground
  19. Jumpin', Jumpin' - Destiny's Child
  20. I Wanna Sex You Up - Color Me Bad
  21. U Can't Touch This - MC Hammer
  22. The Crossroads - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
  23. Insane in the Brain - Cypress Hill

Disco Favorites (Playlist)



Music from the disco era is always a hit at parties! Songs that became popular in the 1970's would fill the dance floor thanks to their funk and soul influences, synthesizer-driven melodies and heavy, rhythmic beats. 

Find all of the hits on Downbeat LA's "Disco Favorites" playlist on Spotify, and listen below: 


  1. Best of My Love - The Emotions
  2. Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
  3. I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
  4. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
  5. Boogie Wonderland - Earth, Wind & Fire
  6. That's The Way (I Like It) - KC & The Sunshine Band
  7. Blame It on the Boogie - The Jacksons
  8. Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
  9. Let's Groove - Earth Wine & Fire
  10. Ladies Night - Kool & The Gang
  11. I'm Coming Out - Diana Ross
  12. You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate
  13. Got To Be Real - Cherly Lynn
  14. Ain't Nobody - Rufus, Chaka Khan
  15. Pick up the Pieces - Average White Band
  16. Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker) - Parliament
  17. Boogie Oogie Oogie - A Taste of Honey
  18. Boogie Nights - Heatwave
  19. Disco Inferno - The Trammps
  20. Never Can Say Goodbye - The Jackson 5
  21. Got To Give It Up - Marvin Gaye
  22. Last Night (a DJ Saved My Life) - Intodeep
  23. Le Freak - CHIC
  24. The Hustle - Van McCoy

Top Big Band Songs (Playlist)



  1. L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole
  2. You Make Me Feel So Young - Michael Bublé 
  3. Ain't That A Kick In The Head - Dean Martin
  4. Theme From New York, New York - Frank Sinatra
  5. It Had To Be You - Harry Connick, Jr. 
  6. Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra, Count Basie
  7. Beyond The Sea - Bobby Darin
  8. A Wink and a Smile - Harry Connick, Jr. 
  9. Dream A Little Dream Of Me - Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong
  10. At Last - Etta James
  11. Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
  12. In The Mood - Glenn Miller
  13. Moondance - Michael Bublé
  14. Something's Gotta Give - Sammy Davis Jr. 
  15. The Way You Look Tonight - Tony Bennett
  16. That's Amore - Dean Martin, Dick Stabile And His Orchestra
  17. Fever - Peggy Lee
  18. Feeling Good - Michael Bublé
  19. Papa Loves Mambo - Perry Como
  20. I Could Write a Book - Harry Connick, Jr. 

Jazz Classics (Playlist)

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Jazz music is perfect for setting an relaxed and romantic tone. Whether it's for a wedding cocktail hour, or a dinner set list, we put together some favorites in our newest "Jazz Classics" playlist on Spotify:


  1. So What - Miles Davis
  2. Cantaloupe Island - Herbie Hancock
  3. Summertime - Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald
  4. Naima - John Coltrane
  5. I Put A Spell On You - Nina Simone
  6. The Girl From Ipanema - Frank Sinatra, Antonio Carlos Jobim
  7. Dream A Little Dream Of Me - Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong
  8. Feeling Good - Nina Simone
  9. Blue in Green - Miles Davis
  10. Take Five - Dave Brubeck
  11. My Baby Just Cares for Me - Nina Simone
  12. All Blues - Miles Davis
  13. Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra, Count Basie
  14. In the Mood - Glenn Miller
  15. My Funny Valentine - Frank SInatra
  16. What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
  17. 'Round Midnight - Miles Davis
  18. Blue Train - John Coltrane
  19. Blue Monk - Thelonious Monk Trio
  20. Black Satin - Miles Davis

Top Reggae Hits (Playlist)

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Reggae is one of our favorite genres of music to listen to and perform! Our latest featured playlist on Spotify is "Top Reggae Hits", and it’s the perfect collection of songs to listen and relax to:  


  1. One Day - Matisyahu
  2. Three Little Birds - Bob Marley & The Wailers
  3. I Can See Clearly Now - Jimmy Cliff
  4. One Love - Bob Marley & The Wailers
  5. Red Red Wine - UB40
  6. Welcome To Jamrock - Damian Marley
  7. Sunshine - Matisyahu
  8. Pressure Drop - Toots & The Maytals
  9. Beautiful - Damian Marley, Bobby Brown
  10. Many Rivers To Cross - Jimmy Cliff
  11. Waiting In Vain - Bob Marley & The Wailers
  12. I Shot The Sheriff - The Wailers
  13. Could You Be Loved - Bob Marley & The Wailers
  14. Israelites - Desmond Dekker
  15. Get Up, Stand Up - The Wailers
  16. The Harder They Come - Jimmy Cliff
  17. Jamming - Bob Marley & The Wailers
  18. Kingston Town - UB40
  19. Buffalo Soldier - Bob Marley & The Wailers
  20. Baby, I Love Your Way - Big Mountain, Tom Lord-Alge
  21. No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley & The Wailers
  22. Pesta Pantai - Tony Q Rastafara

Latin Favorites (Playlist)


Downbeat LA bands, artists and DJ’s perform a wide range of music genres to suit every taste and style, including Latin music! To liven up any party, check out our latest "Latin Favorites" playlist on Spotify:


  1. Suavamente - Elvis Crespo
  2. Suavecito - Malo
  3. Bailando - Enrique Iglesias, Descemer Bueno
  4. Mi Razón De Ser - Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga
  5. El Perdón - Nicky Jam, Enrique Iglesias
  6. Despacito - Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber
  7. Perro Fiel - Shakira, Nicky Jam
  8. Conga - Gloria Estefan
  9. Mi Gente - J Balvin, Willy William, Beyoncé
  10. El Amor De Mi Vida - Ricky Martin
  11. Bidi Bidi Bom Bom - Selena
  12. Mi Cucu - La Sonora Dinamita, Lucho Argain, La India Meliyara
  13. Gasolina - Daddy Yankee
  14. A Dios Le Pido - Juanes
  15. Amor, Amor, Amor - Jennifer Lopez, Wisin
  16. Cumbia del Sol - Los Caminantes
  17. Corazón Espinado - Maná
  18. Sonando Despierto - Héctor Lavoe
  19. Oye Como Va - Santana
  20. Vivir Mi Vida - Marc Anthony
  21. La Chona - Los Tucanes De Tijuana
  22. Guantanamera - Celia Cruz
  23. Esta Tarde Vi Llover - Armando Manzanero

Wedding Grand Entrance Favorites (Playlist)

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Wedding days are made up of so many memorable moments, and the bride and groom’s grand entrance to the reception is one of them! It’s traditional for the entire bridal party to be announced, and your band or DJ should be prepared with music to accompany them as they enter. Downbeat LA put together a "Wedding Grand Entrance Favorites" playlist on Spotify, listen below:


  1. Feel It Still - Portugal The Man
  2. Glorious - Macklemore Skylar Grey
  3. Mi Gente - J Balvin, Willy William
  4. Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers, Coldplay
  5. Feels - Calvin Harris, Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Big Sean
  6. This Girl - Kings, Cookin' On 3 Burners
  7. What Lovers Do - Maroon 5, SZA
  8. 24K Magic - Bruno Mars
  9. Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
  10. Best Day Of My Life - American Authors
  11. Shut Up and Dance - WALK THE MOON
  12. I Got You - Bebe Rexha
  13. I Feel It Coming - The Weeknd, Daft Punk
  14. My House - Flo Rida
  15. I Got U - Tuxedo
  16. That's What I Like - Bruno Mars
  17. Five More Hours - Deorro, Chris Brown
  18. Finesse - Bruno Mars
  19. This Is What You Came For - Calvin Harris, Rihanna
  20. Cake By The Ocean - DNCE
  21. Good Life - OneRepublic


    Top Wedding Recessional Songs (Playlist)

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    The processional walk down the aisle may be one of the most anticipated moments for a couple on their wedding day, but it’s important not to overlook the significance of the recessional as well! After the “I Do’s”, make your first walk down the aisle together as newlyweds count by choosing a celebratory song to accompany you.

    We’ve put together some favorites in our "Top Wedding Recessional Songs" playlist on Spotify, listen below:


    1. Rather Be - Clean Bandit, Jess Glynne
    2. Firework - Katy Perry
    3. Best of My Love - The Emotions
    4. Marry You - Bruno Mars
    5. All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
    6. Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars
    7. Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) - Stevie Wonder
    8. You Make My Dreams - Daryl Hall & John Oates
    9. Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
    10. Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
    11. Valerie - Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse
    12. Love Never Felt so Good - Michael Jackson, Justin Timerlake
    13. Take On Me - a-ha
    14. Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
    15. Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
    16. Celebration - Kool & The Gang
    17. I'm So Excited - The Pointer Sisters
    18. Dancing in the Moonlight - Toploader
    19. Hey Ya! - OutKast
    20. Happy - Pharrell Williams

    Modern Wedding Processional Songs (Playlist)


    The wedding processional is a very special moment during the big day ceremony. Traditionally accompanied by an organ or string quartet playing classical songs, the music selection during this part of the ceremony helps amplify the moment’s significance.

    It’s fun to think outside of the box and choose songs that are important to you, even if they break away from tradition. Follow Downbeat LA’s "Modern Wedding Processional Songs" playlist on Spotify for unique picks or listen below to find your best soundtrack for walking down the aisle:


    1. Falling Slowly - Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova
    2. Your Hand In Mine - Explosions in The Sky
    3. River - Leon Bridges
    4. Sparks - Coldplay
    5. Till Forever - Joy Williams
    6. Wild Horses - The Sundays
    7. How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
    8. Skinny Love - Birdy
    9. You and I - Ingrid Michaelson
    10. What Kind of Love - Childish Gambino
    11. I Know Places - Lykke Li
    12. Sweet Creature - Harry Styles
    13. Latch (Acoustic) - Sam SMith
    14. Wanted - Hunter Hayes
    15. I Choose You - Sara Bareilles
    16. I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz
    17. With You - Waxahatchee
    18. A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
    19. All of Me - John Legend
    20. Make You Feel My Love - Adele
    21. Marry Me - Train
    22. Can't Help Falling In Love - Haley Reinhart
    23. Why I Love You - MAJOR.
    24. She Is Love - Parachute
    25. Sajna - A.R. Rahman

    Wedding Ceremony Instrumentals (Playlist)

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    It's important to create a welcoming atmosphere as guests arrive to your wedding ceremony. The perfect way to set the tone while everyone is greeting one another and taking their seats is to have live or prerecorded instrumentals playing in the background. Whether it's classical music or string arrangements of contemporary songs, you can't go wrong!

    Our "Wedding Ceremony Instrumentals" playlist is ready to accompany any wedding ceremony. Take a listen below and be sure to follow Downbeat LA on Spotify for more wedding day music inspiration: 

    Top Grammy Nominees 2018 (Playlist)


    The 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards had so many impressive artists in each and every category! Have a listen to some of our favorite songs from this year's nominees and winners in our "Top Grammy Nominees 2018" playlist on Spotify: 


    1. Redbone - Childish Gambino
    2. Issues - Julie Michaels
    3. Bodak Yellow - Cardi B
    4. Feel It Still - Portugal, The Man
    5. Location - Khalid
    6. Praying - Kesha
    7. All the Pretty Girls - Kenny Chesney
    8. Distraction - Kehlani
    9. High - Ledisi
    10. Million Reasons - Lady Gaga
    11. Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers
    12. Bad and Boujee - Migos, Lil Uzi Vert
    13. Thunder - Imagine Dragons
    14. HUMBLE. - Kendrick Lamar
    15. Body Like A Back Road - Sam Hunt
    16. Perro Fiel - Shakira, Nicky Jam
    17. Broken Halos - Chris Stapleton
    18. Love Galore - SZA, Travis Scott
    19. I Feel It Coming - The Weeknd, Daft Punk
    20. Drinkin' Problem - Midland
    21. Lust For Life - Lana Del Rey, The Weeknd
    22. Slide - Calvin Harris, Frank Ocean, Migos
    23. Ex Calling - 6LACK
    24. Better Man - Little Big Town

    Wedding First Dance Favorites Playlist

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    Weddings are full of important moments that should all be unforgettable, and one of our favorites is the couple's first dance! Music contributes a great deal to this memorable moment, and the song should be a meaningful reflection of who you are as a couple! 

    Whether it's a modern hit, a classic favorite or a personal song that is special to just the two of you, the selection process should be a fun one! Downbeat LA put together a versatile collection of songs in its "First Dance Favorites" playlist on Spotify suitable for everyone's taste, check it out below and be sure to follow us on Spotify for more music recommendations for the big day! 


    1. Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur
    2. Remedy - Adele
    3. I Was Made For Loving You - Tori Kelly, Ed Sheeran
    4. The Way I Am - Ingrid Michaelson
    5. Like I'm Gonna Lose You - Meghan Trainor, John Legend
    6. All On Me - Devin Dawson
    7. You're Gonna Live Forever In Me - John Mayer
    8. Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding
    9. Can't Help Falling In Love - Haley Reinhart
    10. I Believe in Us - LÉON
    11. Sparks - Coldplay
    12. Just You and I - Tom Walker
    13. Stay With You - John Legend
    14. I Would Die For You - Miley Cyrus
    15. Make You Feel My Love - Adele
    16. The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
    17. At Last - Etta James
    18. I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz
    19. As - Stevie Wonder
    20. First Day of My Life - Bright Eyes
    21. Crazy Love - Van Morrison
    22. Marry Me - Train
    23. Fade Into You - Mazzy Star
    24. Your Song - Elton John
    25. God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
    26. Streets of Gold - Isaiah
    27. Let's Stay Together - Al Green
    28. This Year's Love - David Gray
    29. Some Type of Love - Charlie Puth
    30. One Last Dance - Us The Duo
    31. Where It All Begins - Hunter Hayes, Lady Antebellum
    32. Only Love - Ben Howard
    33. Our Love Is Here To Stay - Natalie Cole
    34. Why I Love You - MAJOR. 
    35. Perfect - Ed Sheeran, Beyoncé
    36. Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
    37. The Luckiest - Ben Folds

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    Holiday Pop Favorites 2017

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    Our favorite artists have released some incredible holiday songs and albums this season, including Sia, Gwen Stefani, Pentatonix, Kelly Clarkson, Ellie Goulding, Fifth Harmony and more! We put them all in one place for you to enjoy during your holiday travels and celebrations this year! Listen to our Holiday Pop Favorites 2017 playlist on Spotify

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    Grand Entrance Songs: Hip-Hop Edition


    Your Grand Entrance song is a big deal. It's THE song that lets everyone know that you're about to come in the room and get the party started, and it's the first song that gets people on their feet, sets the vibe, and starts the night off.

    With so many songs to pick from to match your taste and style, here are a few of our favorite hip-hop songs to kick the night off right! Playlist brought to you by Los Angeles-based DJ, DJ BSHAW:

    1. Good Life - Kanye West, T-Pain

    2. Bring Em Out - T.I.

    3. Party Up - DMX

    4. HUMBLE. - Kendrick Lamar

    5. Whoomp! - Tag Team

    6. Feel So Good - Mase

    For more Downbeat LA music recommendations, follow us on Spotify or check out our other playlists on our blog! 

    Cocktail Hour Favorites (Fall 2017)


    We get it! Creating a list of songs for your guests can be very difficult but that's why we're here. To ensure a seamless transition from ceremony to your cocktail hour, we've curated a list to get your guests excited for what's to come!  

    1. Better Together - Us The Duo

    2. Let Me Love You - Fitz and Tantrums 

    3. I Believe In A Thing Called Love - Branches

    4. Havana (Acoustic) - Matt Johnson

    5. What's Going On (Recorded at Spotify Studios NYC) - John Legend

    Be sure to follow Downbeat LA on Spotify for all your wedding and special event playlist needs by clicking here

    Parent Dance Favorites (Fall 2017)


    When it comes to wedding planning, there are a million decisions that have to be made leading up to the big day! Special moments require special attention, which is why we've put in the work so you don't have to in deciding your music choices! 

    If you're planning on going the traditional route and having a Mother/Son and Father/Daughter dance during your reception, we've compiled a list of classics and newer favorites to ensure these moments with your parents are perfect! Here is our list of Parent Dance Favorites for Fall 2017: 

    1. John Legend, Cynthia Erivo - God Only Knows

    2. Rod Stewart - Forever Young

    3. James Taylor - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)

    4. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes - Home

    5. Jason Mraz - 93 Million Miles

    6. Tom Petty - Wildflowers

    7. Ray Charles - Ain't That Love

    8. Amos Lea - Sweet Pea

    9. Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Over The Rainbow

    10. Rascal Flatts - My Wish

    11. Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World

    12. Lee Ann Womack - I Hope You Dance

    Be sure to follow Downbeat LA on Spotify for all your wedding and special event playlist needs by clicking here.