Best 50's and 60's Music for your Edmonton Wedding or Event


Equinox Sound & Entertainment Inc. will be doing an event this Saturday - an Edmonton and Stony Plain specific fundraiser and the organizers specifically noted that the only music they wanted played for their group was 50's and early 60's music. It got us to thinking, what would an event like that look like?

What songs would we play for 3-4 hours if all we were able to play was 50's and 60's music? We have no doubt the event will be a blast, but in order to DJ this event successfully, we'll need to make sure we find our inner "sock-hop" or pull up our "golden oldies" pants to ensure this group has the best DJ they can.

We figured we'd make a list. Once we did, it only made sense to share it with anyone who might wonder what a DJ would play for 4 hours or what DJ's played back in the 50's and 60's era.

Enjoy...

  • Sugar, Sugar - The Archies
  • Respect - Aretha Franklin
  • Stand By Me - Ben E. King
  • Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley and the Comets
  • Twist and Shout - The Beatles
  • Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin
  • Tequilla - The Champs
  • Runaround Sue - Dion
  • Chapel of Love - Dixie Cups
  • All Shook Up - Elvis Presley
  • Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
  • Can`t Help Myself - Four Tops
  • Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Loco-Motion - Little Eva
  • Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard
  • Dancing in the Streets - Martha and the Vandellas
  • Boots are Made for Walkin`- Nancy Sinatra
  • La Bamba - Richie Valens
  • Love Me Do - The Beatles
  • Oh Carol - Neil Sadaka
  • It's Late - Rick Nelson
  • Take A Message to Mary - Everly Brothers
  • Carolina Moon - Connie Francis
  • Little Darlin - The Diamonds
  • Dancing In The Street - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
  • Leader of the Pack - Shangri-Las
  • Baby I Need Your Lovin' - Four Tops
  • Monday Monday - Mamas & The Papas
  • Reflections - The Supremes
  • Louie, Louie - Paul Revere & The Raiders
  • My Boyfriends Back - The Angels
  • Red Rubber Ball - The Crykle
  • It's My Party - Leslie Gore
  • I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher
  • Chapel of Love - Dixie Cups
  • Diana - Paul Anka
  • Reach Out I'll Be There - Four Tops
    • Bend Me Shape Me - The American Breed
    • Love Child - Diana Ross
    • Rock Me - Steppenwolf
    • Na Na Hey Kiss Him... - Steam
    • I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
    • Wild Thing - The Troggs
    • Sunny - Bobby Hebb
    • Sunday Will Never Be The Same - Spanky & Our Gang
    • A Big Hunk O'Love - Elvis Presley
    • That'll Be The Day - Buddy Holly
    • Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly
    • Bye Bye Love - Everly Brothers
    • Lotta Lovin' - Gene Vincent
    • The Twist - Chubby Checkers
    • Big Girls Don't Cry - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
    • Walk Like A Man - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
    • Sherry - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
    • Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles
    • It's Now or Never - Elvis Presley
    • California Dreamin' - The Mamas & The Papas
    • Lightnin' Strikes - Lou Christie
    • One Bad Apple - Osmonds
    • My Girl - Temptations
    • Good Vibrations - Beach Boys
    • Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
    • More Than A Woman - Bee Gees
    • Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight & The Pips
    • I Can't Get No (Satisfaction) - Rolling Stones
    • Tears of a Clown - Smoky Robinson & The Miracles
    • Shop Around - Smoky Robinson & The Miracles
    • Surfin' USA - Beach Boys
    • I Get Around - Beach Boys
    • Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
    • Cracklin' Rosie - Neil Diamond
    • What's New Pussycat - Tom Jones
    • Quando, quando, quando - Engelbert Humperdinck