Top 50 Canapes and Cocktails Songs for Weddings

by | Mar 7, 2017 | Blog

From first sip to last sip and every tiny cupcake nibble in between, these top 50 canapes and cocktails songs for weddings will keep your guests entertained and relaxed…



Choosing the right wedding singers or wedding band will allow you to have the pick of songs for your wedding. From classical remakes to those great bubbly love songs that just hit the charts, the right wedding entertainment will connect those key songs to your wedding forever. You can bet that next time you hear those special songs on the radio the memories will come rushing back.


Someone to Watch Over Me by Ella Fitzgerald

Dripping with soul and old world charm, this iconic love song is the perfect addition to smooth bourbon.


Marry Me by Train

Sure, this tune is done to death at every wedding under the sun… but for a good reason. Everyone knows the words, the piano riffs are immaculate and you simply will not find any song more perfectly suited for the best day of your life.


All the Way by Frank Sinatra

One of Sinatra’s most popular hits, you may not recognize the song title… but you’ll know it when you hear it.


Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley

Simple and timeless, cocktail hour is not complete without the King of Rock-n-Roll.

Free Falling by John Mayer

What doesn’t John Mayer do well? This cover trumps the original and is filled with the soulful, raspy goodness that you have come to expect from Mayer.


Faith (Cover) by Sleeping at Last

George Michael’s classic gets a modern, slowed down remake is everything you never knew you wanted.


The Way You Look Tonight by Tony Bennett

It was good enough for George Banks in Father of the Bride… you’ll love it too.


Stormy Weather by Etta James

A less obvious choice, keep Stormy Weather on the backburner just in case of stormy weather.


Have I Told You Lately by Rod Stewart

Pure 80s and pure heart.


Tiny Dancer by Elton John

One of the best-known songs in the world, you won’t have to worry about your guests recognizing this hit from the Piano Man himself.


Say by John Mayer

This wedding song combines John Mayer and the theme to The Bucket List… how can you go wrong?


Don’t know why by Norah Jones

Norah Jones’ voice is drenched in romantic honesty. Pair it with drinks and you have the perfect end to a perfect day.

Shadow Days by John Mayer

A song about new beginnings for your new beginning together.


Come away with me by Norah Jones

Unless your guests have been living under a rock, everyone at the after-party will immediately recognize this classic hit.


Bubbly by Colbie Calliat

With an almost lullaby quality, Bubbly is one of the most requested wedding party songs of all time.


Luck be a Lady by Frank Sinatra

All Vegas, all classic… all the time.


Style by Taylor Swift

“He’s got that James Dean daydream look in his eyes…” Do you need any other reason?

Everything Has Changed by Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift

One of the cutest and most celebrated collaborations of recent years, this song is just begging to be a part of your special day.


You Make Me Feel So Young by Frank Sinatra

A nod to the kid in you, Sinatra reminds us that love is ageless.


Your Song by Elton John

Beautiful and timeless.


Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson

A real wild card, this silly song is just out there enough to make them laugh… but because it is sang in the key of Jack Johnson, this song is basically done in “the key of awesome.”


It Had to Be You by Frank Sinatra

Everybody knows this one. Everybody.


She’s So High by Tal Bachman

If you came-of-age in the 90s, this song will speak to your inner alternative-pop upbringing.


Name by Goo Goo Dolls

The first song to send the Goo Goo Dolls to international fame, Name tells the story of a romance where secrets are always safe. He wouldn’t even tell anyone your name! That’s commitment.


Come on Get Higher by Matt Nathanson

Yes. It’s a little honeymoon-esque, but in a classy way.


When I Fall in Love by Nat King Cole

Simply timeless.


Drops of Jupiter by Train

Piano songs and cocktails go hand-in-hand and nobody does piano songs like Train.


I’m Falling Even More in Love with You by Lifehouse

Another ballad for the 90s kid in you.


Hey Soul Sister by Train

From karaoke bars to wedding parties, everybody sings along to this ditty.


She Will Be Loved by Maroon 5

A more recent favorite, but classic nonetheless.


100 Years by Five for Fighting

A little melancholy, buy a truly beautiful song… especially when done instrumentally.


Crash into Me by Dave Matthews Band

Feeling cheeky? Throw this one on if for no other reason than to see your prudish aunt blush.


I Say a Little Prayer for You by Aretha Franklin

My Best Friend’s Wedding – Need we say more?


Wonderwall by Oasis

This tune has never had trouble getting an audience to say “No way! It’s THAT song!”

The Most Beautiful Girl in the World by Prince

If you love Prince, but want to keep it tame… this is the song for you.


Love Me Tender (cover) by Norah Jones

Even Elvis has nothing on Norah’s rendition of Love Me Tender.


Kiss Me by Sixpence None the Richer

Soft, but catchy, everyone knows this throwback mega-hit.


You and Me by Lifehouse

Heartfelt and raspy, Lifehouse’s romantic ballads are always some of their best work.


The Very Thought of You by Tony Bennett

What wedding would be complete without a little Tony Bennett?


Dream a Little Dream of Me by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

What happens when two of the most iconic artists of all time get together? Magic, that’s what.


You are Everything by Mary J. Blige

Want a little R&B with your champagne? Mary J. Blige has got you covered.


I’ll Make Love to You by Boyz II Men

Maybe a little much for the faint of heart, but a classic, classy way of saying what you are thinking about come happy hour! (Everyone knows what’s happening when you leave the party.)


With You by Chris Brown

A modern favorite… period.


Always Be My Baby by Mariah Carey

Your inner-child will thank you for playing this favorite on your wedding day. It was, after all, in all your teenage daydreams when you said “I do.”


My Girl by The Temptations

Another Father of the Bride throwback, Steve Martin approved.


Little Bitty Pretty One by Thurston Harris

Upbeat… but still relaxed enough to work for cocktail hour.


The Longest Time by Billy Joel

Another catchy tune that is timid enough to go with red wine.


Fly Me to the Moon by Tony Bennett

You can never have enough Tony Bennett at a wedding. It’s just not possible.


Kiss from a Rose by Seal

The All of Me of its time, Kiss from a Rose is a favorite that is equal parts popular and unexpected.


These Arms of Mine by Otis Redding


Relaxing and enjoyable, cocktail hour is the perfect time to break out the songs that everybody knows. Toss a few of these tunes into your lineup and watch them lineup to compliment you on the best wedding after-party of all time.

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