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Best Songs for Cocktail Hour


It's that magical time after the wedding where you are officially married, your guests are a buzz, the drinks are flowing, and everyone is anticipating the fun night ahead while you both as a newlywed couple are off having your photographs taken. The wedding cocktail hour is a prime time for lots of chatter about how beautiful the ceremony was and getting into the vibe of what promises to be a fantastic evening ahead.

So, when you and your wedding DJ and MC Melbourne choose the music for your guests, you need a playlist of melodies that allow everyone to enjoy conversations with tunes in the background that are easy to listen to.

During this part of your wedding, it should not be overpowered with dance songs or high-energy music. However, live guitar music with a soulful voice, singing some classics such as "blackbird" by The Beatles or "At Last" by Etta James is ideal, or a playlist that sets the mood for the evening ahead.

Classic Playlist

Your wedding DJ will help you put together some of the best classic songs that celebrate coming together and love. Some of these dulcet sounds include:

  • My Funny Valentine - Frank Sinatra or Alice Fredenham

  • Someone to Watch Over Me - Ella Fitzgerald

  • You are The Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder

  • Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams

  • For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder

  • L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole

  • The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra

  • I've Got The World On A String - Louis Armstrong

Light & Breezy Playlist

The ultimate playlist for cocktail hour is easy breezy, and these are some of our favourites that are perfect in the background that your wedding DJ can take care of:

  • I Choose You - Sarah Bareilles

  • All Of Me - John Legend

  • Come Away With Me - Norah Jones

  • Nothing Like You - Dan & Shay

  • Thinking Out Loud - Ed Shereen

  • A Thousand Years - Christina Perri

  • Here Comes The Sun - Nina Simone

  • Music To My Eyes - Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga

A Little Bit Of Country

For something a little different where you know you are going to get some of the best love songs with the deepest lyrics is with a country music playlist:

  • Making Memories of Us - Keith Urban

  • God Fave Me You - Blake Shelton

  • Red Dirt Road - Brooks & Dunn

  • Forever After All - Luke Combs

  • God Whispered Your Name - Keith Urban

  • Nobody But You - Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton

  • From This Moment/You're Still the One - Caleb & Kelsey

  • Blessed - Thomas Rhett

Unique Playlist

If something a little different is more your thing, then this is a list of eclectic songs that will add something a bit unique to your cocktail hour:

  • Sea Of Love - Phil Phillips

  • California Stars - Billy Bragg and Wilco

  • Sweet Thing - Van Morrison

  • I Am Yours - Andy Grammer

  • Teenage Dream - Boyce Avenue acoustic piano version

  • The Wedding Song - Angus & Julia Stone

  • Whole Wide World - Bahamas

  • You Are My Sunshine - Morgane Stapleton with Chris Stapleton


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