Bees, What are you favourite songs from 1940s to 1960s?

posted 3 years ago in Music
Post # 3
2581 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

@Cynderbug:  Mama loves Mambo by Dean Martin! And Rhythm of Life by Sammy Davis Jr are two great ones.

Post # 4
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016 - Highfield House, Stanley, Tasmania

Anything by The Andrews Sisters, they were amazing. Some of their most popular songs include


Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Of Company B

Rum And Coca Cola 

Post # 5
841 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I love me some old school Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons! But it’s more 60s (and some early 70s)

Post # 6
2581 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

@MadsTheGallifreyan:  Ooh yes, Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree is super! My Grandma used to sing that to me when I was a kid.



I’m not sure how to feel about musicals, but ‘What a Swell Party This Is’ by Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra is amazing.




Also just about anything by Buddy Holly, but Peggy Sue and Peggy Sue Got Married for sure, as well as Everyday and Maybe Baby.


On that theme – Richie Valens ‘ La Bamba is the boogiest tune ever, and Chantilly Lace by the Big Bopper gets me dancing and singing all the time.


Post # 7
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Cynderbug:  Oh boy…it’s hard to think of songs per say, but anything Fred Astair and Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald. I would also think Elvia Presley (dad and I danced to Wonder of You), maybe some Beatles.

This website might help you with the 50s music

We wanted only oldies and jazz played until the last hour and a half, and we trusted our DJs to pick those songs out, but we made a small list of must-play songs (we kept it small though).

Post # 10
42089 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

The Twelfth of Never by Johnny Mathis- a beautiful love song and waltz.

Post # 11
900 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Cynderbug:  Our entire wedding was pretty much this era for playlist.  People LOVED it.

First dance – Life is but a dream by the Harptones

Cake Cutting – Best Friend  by Frank Sinatra

Son of a Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
Lover’s Concerto – The Toys
All I have to do is dream – Everly Brothers
Then He Kissed Me – The Crystals
Stuck in the Middle with You – Stealers Wheel
Walk the Line – Johnny Cash
Life is But A Dream – The Harptones
Someday We’ll Be Together – Diana Ross & The Supremes
Today I met the boy I’m gonna marry – Darlene Love
Be My Baby – The Ronettes
Strawberry Letter 23 – Brother’s Johnson
Sweet Talkin’ Guy – The Chiffons
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow – The Shirelles
I Hear a Symphony – The Supremes
Didn’t I (Blow your mind this time) – The Delfonics
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green

Post # 12
5208 posts
Bee Keeper

Unchained Melody by the Righteous brothers….one of my favs 🙂

Post # 14
294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I love the Andrews Sisters.




Oh Mama is a funny song  and Bei Mir Bis Du Schön.   You do know the Rum and Coca-Cola song is about military men paying native girls of Trinidad for a night of drinking and sex right? Yes the Andrews sisters had no idea what the song was about until after recording and were embarrassed. 


Paper Doll by the Miller Brothers (In fact I listen to it last night)


Is you is or is you ain’t my baby –  Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five


Don’t Fence Me In – Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters.






Mr Sandman – The Chordettes


Sway – Dean Martin


Yakety Yak – The Coasters


Blueberry Hill – Fats Domino






These boots are made for walking – Nancy Sinatra


Let’s Live for Today – The Grass Roots (Fact: Creed Bratton from the Office plays the guitar solo)


What a wonderful world – Louis Armstrong


My Girl – The Temptations.

I had a thing about listening to from the 30s to the 80s as a teenager.





Post # 15
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

Do You Love Me – The Contours



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