100 Wedding Cocktail Hour Songs That Make a Perfect Playlist

100 Wedding Cocktail Hour Songs That Make a Perfect Playlist

The cocktail hour at your wedding is a magical moment: You're officially a newlywed, drinks are flowing, and there are smiles all around. Create a playlist full of songs to match the golden vibes! Get inspired with this roundup of the best cocktail hour songs (in every genre) to play on the big day!

Contemporary Wedding Cocktail Hour Songs

1. "Stubborn Love," by the Lumineers

2. "Lucky," by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat

3. "I Do," by Colbie Caillat

4. "Home," by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

5. "Mountain Sound," by Of Monsters and Men

6. "I Choose You," by Sarah Bareilles

7. "You and I," by Ingrid Michaelson

8. "Rhythm of Love," by Plain White T's

9. "Valentine," by Kira Grannis

10. "#Beautiful," by Mariah Carey and Miguel

11. "Love Like This," by Natasha Bedingfield

12. "L-O-V-E," by Joss Stone

13. "Feel This Moment," by Pitbull and Christina Aguilera

14. "Ghostwriter," by RJD2

15. "Clocks," by Rhythm Del Mundo

16. "I Feel It Coming," by Daft Punk

17. "22," by Taylor Swift

18. "Good Life," by OneRepublic

19. "Dancing in the Moonlight," by King Harvest

20. "This Will Be an Everlasting Love," by Natalie Cole

21. "I Will Follow You Into the Dark," by Death Cab for Cutie

22. "Such Great Heights," by the Postal Service

23. "Sweetest Thing," by U2

24. "Message in a Bottle," by John Mayer

25. "Blackbird," by the Beatles

26. "Come Away with Me," by Norah Jones

27. "By Your Side," by Sade

28. "Thinking Out Loud," by Ed Sheeran

29. "A Thousand Years," by Christina Perri

30. "Better Together," by Jack Johnson

31. "Say You Won't Let Go," by Boyce Avenue

32. "Higher Love," by James Vincent McMorrow

33. "Everything Has Changed," by Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran

34. "All of Me," by John Legend

35. "Stay with Me," by Sam Smith

Classic Wedding Cocktail Hour Songs

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36. "Luck Be a Lady," by Frank Sinatra

37. "Ain't That a Kick in the Head," by Dean Martin

38. "I've Got the World on a String," by Louis Armstrong

39. "Papa Loves Mambo," by Perry Como

40. "Beyond the Sea," by Bobby Darin

41. "Misty," by Johnny Mathis

42. "Yes Sir, That's My Baby," by Frank Sinatra

43. "At Last," by Etta James

44. "Dream a Little Dream of Me," by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

45. "Summertime," by Sarah Vaughn

46. "Come Fly with Me," by Frank Sinatra

47. "The Way You Look Tonight," by Frank Sinatra

48. "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," by Andy Williams

49. "My Funny Valentine," by Tony Bennett

50. "Let's Fall in Love," by Vic Damone

51. "Here Comes the Sun," by Nina Simone

52. "Easy Living," by Billie Holiday

53. "Fever," by Peggy Lee

54. "Sway," by Dean Martin

55. "Cheek to Cheek," by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

56. "The Girl from Ipanema," by Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim

57. "Mack the Knife," by Bobby Darin

58. "I Love Paris," by Frank Sinatra

59. "Pennies from Heaven," by Paul Anka

60. "A Kiss to Build a Dream On," by Louis Armstrong

Motown Wedding Cocktail Hour Songs

61. "The Way You Do the Things You Do," by the Temptations

62. "Respect," by Aretha Franklin

63. "Soul Man," by Sam & Dave

64. "I Got You (I Feel Good)," by James Brown

65. "Brick House," by the Commodores

66. "Got to Give It Up (Part 1)," by Marvin Gaye

67. "For Once in My Life," by Stevie Wonder

68. "ABC," by the Jackson 5

69. "Do You Love Me," by The Contours

70. "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)," by the Temptations

71. "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)," by Marvin Gaye

72. "I Second That Emotion," by the Miracles

73."I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)," by Four Tops

74. "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing," by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

75. "Baby Love," by the Supremes

Country Wedding Cocktail Hour Songs

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76. "Making Memories of Us," by Keith Urban

77. "Love You From Here," by Jon Pardi

78. "Play Something Country," by Brooks & Dunn

79. "It's a Great Day to Be Alive," by Travis Tritt

80. "Two of a Kind (Workin' on a Full House)," by Garth Brooks

81. "My Maria," by Brooks & Dunn

82. "God Gave Me You," by Blake Shelton

83. "Drink in My Hand," by Eric Church

84. "Wanted," by Hunter Hayes

85. "Run Away with You," by Big & Rich

86. "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy," by Kenny Chesney

87. "Suds in the Bucket," by Sara Evans

88. "My Front Porch Looking In," by Lonestar

89. "Lucky Man," by Montgomery Gentry

90. "Stuck Like Glue," by Sugarland

91. "Ladies Love Country Boys," by Trace Adkins

92. "Red Dirt Road," by Brooks & Dunn

93. "When the Sun Goes Down," by Kenny Chesney

94. "If I Didn't Have You," by Randy Travis

95. "Callin' Baton Rouge," by Garth Brooks

96. "Once in a Lifetime," by Keith Urban

97. "Boot Scootin' Boogie," by Brooks & Dunn

98. "Born to Fly," by Sara Evans

99. "Heads Carolina, Tails California," by Jo Dee Messina

100. "We Danced Anyway," by Deana Carter

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