Wedding

100 Wedding Cocktail Hour Songs For Your Celebration

Last Updated: Jun 5, 2018

Between the “I do” and “get your freak on” moments of your wedding day is the cocktail hour, a relaxed time where your guests get to snack, sip and chat before the night’s festivities. With people from many parts of your life coming together, you need the right playlist for them to mingle.

Cocktail hour music is generally lighter fare, with mellow songs that set the mood without overshadowing the conversation (save hard-hitting bangers for the reception music). Not sure where to start? Get some inspiration from our selection of 100 cocktail hour songs, from legendary classics like Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me To The Moon” to contemporary tunes like Jack Johnson’s “Better Together”.

Assemble your playlist with handy genre and decade filters and listen to potential choices with lyric and video previews. After you’ve curated the perfect playlist, wow guests with our cocktail hour must-haves and keep the energy going with some fun wedding reception games.

Instructions:
Click on the buttons below to sort songs by decade and genre.

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Keith Urban

Making Memories of Us

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Kenny Chesney

When the Sun Goes Down

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Travis Tritt

It's A Great Day to Be Alive

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Trace Adkins

Ladies Love Country Boys

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Sarah Evans

Suds in the Bucket

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Emmylou Harris

A Love that Will Never Grow Old

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Enchanted

Taylor Swift

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Sugarland

Stuck Like Glue

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Hunter Hayes

Wanted

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Shania Twain

You're Still the One

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Faith Hill

This Kiss

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Jason Mraz

I'm Yours

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Ray LaMontage

You Are the Best Thing

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Jack Johnson

Better Together

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Kevin Devine

You Are the Daybreak

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Plain White T's

Rhythm of Love

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Phillip Phillips

Home

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The Beatles

Here Comes the Sun

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Neil Young

Harvest Moon

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Ingrid Michaelson

You and I

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The Postal Service

Such Great Heights

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Death Cab for Cutie

I Will Follow You into the Dark

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Coldplay

Yellow

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Florence & the Machine

Dog Days Are Over

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The Flaming Lips

Do You Realize?

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Maps

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Vampire Weekend

Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa

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Sarah Bareilles

I Choose You

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The Lumineers

Ho Hey

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Of Monsters and Men

Little Talks

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The Cure

Just Like Heaven

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The Smiths

There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

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Cat Power

Sea of Love

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Norah Jones

Don't Know Why

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Nina Simone

Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me

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Henry Mancini

The Pink Panther Theme

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Fly Me to the Moon

Frank Sinatra

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Tony Bennett

My Funny Valentine

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John Coltrane

Giant Steps

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Dean Martin

Ain't That A Kick in The Head

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Frank Sinatra

I Love Paris

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Wes Montgomery

Bumpin's on Sunset

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Maroon 5

Sunday Morning

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Colbie Caillat

Fallin' For You

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Michael Buble

Sway

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Vanessa Carlton

A Thousand Miles

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OneRepublic

Good Life

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Lifehouse

You and Me

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Kelly Clarkson

A Moment Like This

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Bruno Mars

Just the Way You Are

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Daft Punk and The Weekend

I Feel It Comin'

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Christina Perri

A Thousand Years

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Amy Winehouse

Our Day Will Come

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Ariana Grande

Tattooed Heart

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James Arthur

Say You Won't Let Go

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Bruno Mars

Marry You

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Andy Williams

Can't Take My Eyes Off You

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Elton John

Your Song

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Bill Withers

Lovely Day

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Lionel Richie

Dancing on the Ceiling

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Savage Garden

Truly Madly Deeply

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Celine Dion

Because You Loved Me

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Michael Jackson

Remember The Time

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Alicia Keys

No One

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Justin Timberlake

Suit & Tie

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John Legend

All of Me

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Nat King Cole

L-O-V-E

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The Supremes

Baby Love

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Ben E. King

Stand By Me

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Earth Wind & Fire

That's The Way of the World

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Diana Ross and Lionel Richie

Endless Love

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Chaka Khan

I Feel for You

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Babyface

Whip Appeal

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Mariah Carey and Boys II Men

One Sweet Day

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TLC

Waterfalls

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Sade

No Ordinary Love

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Janet Jackson

That's The Way Love Goes

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Diana Krall

Just the Way You Are

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Neil Diamond

Sweet Caroline

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Hall & Oates

Kiss is On My List

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Van Morrison

Moondance

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Santana

Oye Como Va

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Eric Clapton

Wonderful Night

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The Rolling Stones

Shine A Light

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Van Morrison

Into the Music

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Queen

Another One Bites the Dust

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David Bowie

Modern Love

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Journey

Faithfully

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U2

Sweetest Thing

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Goo Goo Dolls

Slide

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Adele

Make You Feel My Love

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Ray Charles

Georgia On My Mind

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Ed Sheeran

Thinking Out Loud

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Meghan Trainor and John Legend

Like I'm Gonna Lose You

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Etta James

At Last

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Stevie Wonder

For Once in My Life

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Marvin Gaye

How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)

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Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

I Second that Emotion

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Aretha Franklin

Respect

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Natalie Cole

This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)

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Soul II Soul

Keep On Movin'

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Paul McCartney

Maybe I'm Amazed

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Harry Connick Jr.

It Had to Be You

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The Coasters

Searchin'

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The Penguins

Earth Angel

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Ricky Nelson

All In The Game

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The Flamingos

I Only Have Eyes For You

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Doris Day

Dream A Little Dream

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