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When it comes to weddings, 1960s music still gets people on the dance floor! The 1960s were a decade where a multitude of genres emerged in popularity: R&B, Soul, DooWop, Motown, and Folk. Rock and Roll was revolutionized once again as a little band from England started the British Invasion: The Beatles. Oh, and the end of the 1960s featured this music festival you may have heard about: Woodstock.

The best 1960s music for weddings features artists such as Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Simon & Garfunkel, Dion & The Belmonts, The Four Seasons, The Beach Boys, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Three Dog Night, Janis Joplin, and Johnny Cash. Many of their greatest hits are still relevant to today’s youth, as they have been featured in various pop culture media outlets such as movies, TV, commercials, and social media memes.

Last Updated: Winter 2020

1960s Songs:

The Archies – “Sugar Sugar”

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Aretha Frankin – “Chain Of Fools”

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Aretha Franklin – “Respect”

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Arthur Conley – “Sweet Soul Music”

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Barry Mann – “Who Put the Bomp (In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)”

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The Beach Boys – “California Girls”

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The Beach Boys – “Fun, Fun, Fun”

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The Beach Boys – “Good Vibrations”

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The Beach Boys – “I Get Around”

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The Beach Boys – “Surfin’ USA”

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The Beatles – “Here Comes The Sun”

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The Beatles – “I Saw Her Standing There”

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The Beatles – “I Want To Hold Your Hand”

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The Beatles – “She Loves You”

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The Beatles – “Twist And Shout”

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Betty Everett – “The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss)”

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The Bobby Fuller Four – “I Fought The Law”

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Bobby Lewis – “Tossin’ And Turnin'”

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Byrds – “Turn! Turn! Turn!”

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Cannibal and the Headhunters – “Land of 1000 Dances”

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The Capitals – “Cool Jerk”

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The Chiffons – “He’s So Fine”

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Chris Montez – “Let’s Dance”

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Chubby Checker – “Pony Time”

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Chubby Checker – “The Fly”

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Chubby Checker – “The Twist”

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Chuck Berry – “You Never Can Tell”

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The Contours – “Do You Love Me”

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Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Bad Moon Rising”

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The Crystals – “Then He Kissed Me”

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The Dave Clark Five – “Glad All Over”

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Diana Ross & The Supremes – “You Can’t Hurry Love”

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Dion – “Runaround Sue”

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The Dovells – “Bristol Stomp”

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The Foundations – “Build Me Up Buttercup”

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The Four Tops – “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)”

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Franki Valli & The Four Seasons – “Sherry”

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Grass Roots – “Midnight Confessions”

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Harry Belafonte – “Jump In The Line”

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Human Beinz – “Nobody But Me”

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Jackie Wilson – “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher”

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Jackson 5 – “I Want You Back”

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James Brown – “I Got You (I Feel Good)”

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Jan & Dean – “Surf City”

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Jay & The Americans – “Come A Little Bit Closer”

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Jimi Hendrix – “Foxey Lady”

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Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs – “Sugar Shack”

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Joey Dee & The Starlighters – “Peppermint Twist, Part 1”

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Johnny Burnette – “Little Boy Sad”

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Johnny Cash – “Ring Of Fire”

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Johnny Rivers – “Memphis”

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The Kingsmen – “Louie Louie”

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The Kinks – “You Really Got Me”

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Little Eva – “The Loco-Motion”

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Manfred Mann – “Do Wah Diddy Diddy”

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The Marcels – “Blue Moon”

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Martha Reeves – “Heatwave”

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The Marvelettes – “Too Many Fish In The Sea”

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Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”

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Marvin Gaye – “Ain’t That Peculiar”

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Maurice Williams – “Stay”

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The McCoys – “Hang On Sloopy”

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The Miracles – “Going To A Go-Go”

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Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels – “Devil With A Blue Dress”

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Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels – “Jenny Take A Ride”

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The Monkees – “Daydream Believer”

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The Monkees – “I’m A Believer”

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The Monkees – “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone”

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Neil Diamond – “Sweet Caroline”

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Ohio Express – “Yummy Yummy Yummy”

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The Rivieras – “California Sun”

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The Rolling Stones – “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”

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The Rolling Stones – “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”

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The Ronettes – “Be My Baby”

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Roy Head & The Traits – “Treat Her Right”

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Roy Orbison – “Oh, Pretty Woman”

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Sam & Dave – “Hold On! I’m Comin'”

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Sam & Dave – “Soul Man”

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Sam Cooke – “Twistin’ The Night Away”

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Sam The Sham – “Wooly Bully”

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Sly & The Family Stone – “Dance To The Music”

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The Spencer Davis Group – “Gimme Some Lovin'”

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Steam – “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye”

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Steppenwolf – “Born To Be Wild”

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Steppenwolf – “Magic Carpet Ride”

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Stevie Wonder – “Uptight (Everything’s Alright)”

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The Supremes – “Baby Love”

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The Safaris – “Wipe Out”

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The Temptations – “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg”

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The Temptations – “Get Ready”

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The Temptations – “My Girl”

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Tom Jones – “It’s Not Unusual”

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Tommy James – “Mony Mony”

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The Troggs – “Wild Thing”

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The Turtles – “Happy Together”

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Van Morrison – “Brown Eyed Girl”

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