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