The 50s & 60s Love Songs Prelude Playlist | Tony Schwartz: Wedding MC & DJ

This 50s & 60s Love Songs Prelude Playlist was inspired by one of my Rock Star Couples, Mike & Kayla. They wanted to feature some classic love songs for their Prelude, which tied in nicely to the songs they selected for their wedding ceremony’s Processional.

Because some of the 50s & 60s songs selected were borderline mid-tempo, I arranged the playlist in such an order that the tempo worked downwards as the start of the ceremony neared. The final song was selected for its epic ending, and it was played right before the Processional began and Mike made his Groom’s Entrance. As perhaps the most recognizable classic love song on the playlist, it was a nice touch to save the best song of the Playlist for last.

Enjoy these selections, and as always, the full Spotify playlist is available at the end!

The 50s & 60s Love Songs Prelude Playlist

The Dixie Cups – “Chapel of Love”   |   Amazon MP3 · iTunes
It only makes sense to start this Prelude playlist off with this 1964 hit.

Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – “You’re All I Need To Get By”   |   Amazon MP3 · iTunes
Fun Fact: This song was sampled by Mary J. Blige and Method Man.

Aretha Franklin – “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”   |   Amazon MP3 · iTunes
I wanted a love song from the female’s perspective, and who better than Aretha Franklin?

The Platters – “Only You (And You Alone)”   |   Amazon MP3 · iTunes

Otis Redding – “That’s How Strong My Love Is”   |   Amazon MP3 · iTunes

Mel Carter – “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me”   |   Amazon MP3 · iTunes

The Righteous Brothers – “(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration”   |   Amazon MP3 · iTunes
The Righteous Brothers make two appearances on this Prelude playlist. Here is the first.

Sam Cooke – “You Send Me”   |   Amazon MP3 · iTunes
Key Lyrics: Now, I find myself wanting to marry you and take you home.

The Beatles – “Here, There, And Everywhere”    |    Amazon MP3 · iTunes
Because it wouldn’t be a 60s love songs playlist without The Beatles.

Dean Martin – “Everybody Loves Somebody”   |   Amazon MP3 · iTunes

The Flamingos – “I Only Have Eyes For You”   |   Amazon MP3 · iTunes

Percy Sledge – “When A Man Loves A Woman”   |   Amazon MP3 · iTunes
The original is way better than the Michael Bolton version. Way better.

Etta James – “At Last”   |   Amazon MP3 · iTunes

The Penguins – “Earth Angel”   |   Amazon MP3 · iTunes
Anyone who is a “Back To The Future” fan will remember this 50s classic love song.

Johnny Mathis – “Chances Are”   |   Amazon MP3 · iTunes

Nat King Cole – “When I Fall In Love”   |   Amazon MP3 · iTunes

Frank Sinatra – “All The Way”   |   Amazon MP3 · iTunes

Elvis Presley – “Can’t Help Falling In Love”   |   Amazon MP3 · iTunes
This Elvis song is perhaps one of the greatest love songs, ever.

The Righteous Brothers – “Unchained Melody”   |   Amazon MP3 · iTunes
With such an epic ending, play this song last while everyone is lining up. It’s the perfect ending to the Prelude!

The 50s & 60s Love Songs Prelude Playlist

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