Wedding Cocktail Hour Favorites Playlist

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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!

CONTEMPORARY WEDDING COCKTAIL HOUR SONGS:

  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 Smiith
  8. Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
  9. Perfect (Duet) - Ed Sheeran, Beyonce
  10. #Beautiful - Mariah Carey, Miguel
  11. I Do (Cherish You) - 98 Degrees
  12. I Choose You - Sara Bareilles
  13. Valerie - Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse
  14. A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
  15. Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
  16. Collide - Howie Day

MOTOWN/SOUL WEDDING COCKTAIL HOUR SONGS

  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

WEDDING COCKTAIL HOUR SONG COVERS

  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

CLASSIC WEDDING COCKTAIL HOUR SONGS

  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

COUNTRY WEDDING COCKTAIL HOUR SONGS

  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

REGGAE WEDDING COCKTAIL HOUR SONGS

  1. Is This Love - Bob Marley & The Wailers
  2. Better Together - Jack Johnson