Themed weddings continue to be fashionable and in demand. One of the best themes you can choose for your wedding is a vintage era theme. We highly recommend this! It can be a bit tricky to pull off because you must take a famous era, celebrate its distinction, and still make it classic and beautiful for you and your guests on that day.
Choosing music for your band to play or famous movie soundtracks from that particular era can be a great addition to your theme. Conversely, it can be a bit too much if that is all that is played throughout.
Skyline Drive Orchestra will help you mix general party music with songs that complement the era you have chosen to avoid wedding theme music overkill. Here are some great songs from the 1940’s to the 1980’s that you can include in your playlist. You probably know most of them because these songs never get old!
- The 1940s
Also known as the baby boomer years, this era had lots of technological advancements. We’d suggest including “In the Blue of the Evening” by Frank Sinatra & Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra. Another great song is “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else but Me)” by Glenn Miller and “Auld Lang Syne” by Guy Lombardo. The last song is one of the most emotional songs ever written
- The 1950s
The 1950s were the dawn of rock and roll. Billboard also nominated Elvis Presley as the artist of the decade and even though this is 2020, there are songs from the former era that still dominate at weddings. These 3 are our top picks! “Love Me Tender” by Elvis, “Only You” by The Platters, and “That’s Amore” by Dean Martin.
- The 1960s
The 1960s witnessed a time of upheaval in the history of America. It was a decade of pivotal change. Here are some songs from that decade that you should include in your list: “At Last” by Etta James (Kim and Kanye used this one for their first dance) and “Chapel of Love” by The Dixie Cups. You can also include “Can’t Take My Eyes off You” by Frankie Valli.
- The 1970s
The 1970s were the decades of musical greats like Elton John. These are our favorites from that era and we know they’ll have a special spot in your wedding list too. “Your Song” by Elton John, “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” by Stevie Wonder and “You are so beautiful” by Joe Cocker.
- The 1980s
The 80s were the best decades for music. We had lots to choose from but we suggest the following for your list: “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper, “Always” by Atlantic Starr and “All Night Long” by Lionel Ritchie.
If you are looking for the best wedding band in New Jersey and New York, then look no further than Skyline Drive Orchestra! We are musical geniuses and easily the best at what we do.
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