For our 38th installment in the wedding cocktail hour playlist series, we’ve set our sights on the rock n’ roll sensation from Liverpool, England – the Beatles! With an appearance on the Ed Sullivan show in 1964, “Beatlemania” hit the United States full force. In fact, on the Billboard chart dated April 4, 1964, the Beatles monopolized the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 – a feat that has never been duplicated by another musical act – and likely never will be.
In curating the list below, we selected our favorite thematically appropriate Beatles tracks from a variety of albums, also including a sprinkling of songs from John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison as solo artists. Each song by the Beatles includes in parentheses the album on which it is found.
For a signature drink, in a nod to the Beatles’ English heritage, we’ve selected a pint of Bass Ale. Cheers!
The “All Beatles” Wedding Cocktail Hour – Compiled by DJ Gregg Ambient
And I Love Her (A Hard Day’s Night)
Do You Want to Know a Secret (Please Please Me)
I Want to Hold Your Hand (Meet the Beatles)
Eight Days a Week (Beatles for Sale)
Love Me Do (Please Please Me)
All My Loving (With the Beatles)
In My Life (Rubber Soul)
I Will (White Album)
Michelle (Rubber Soul)
Here Comes the Sun (Abbey Road)
Woman – John Lennon (solo artist)
Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney (solo artist)
Something (Abbey Road)
Come Together (Abbey Road)
Strawberry Fields Forever (Magical Mystery Tour)
Blackbird (White Album)
Good Day Sunshine (Revolver)
Oh! Darling (Abbey Road)
My Sweet Lord – George Harrison (solo artist)
Silly Love Songs – Paul McCartney & Wings (solo artist)
Got to Get You Into My Life (Revolver)
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (White Album)
With a Little Help From My Friends (Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band)
All You Need is Love (Magical Mystery Tour)
Want to see frenzied female fans? Check out the Beatles concert footage below.
For full immersion into the Beatles and their music, visit “The Beatles Bible” at www.beatlesbible.com.
Recap of Previous Cocktail Hour Playlists
Here are our prior submissions:
Alternative Rock Cocktail Hour, Craft Beer (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The Quintessentially Mixed Cocktail Hour, Long Island Iced Tea (DJ AQ). Click here.
Good Vibes Cocktail Hour, Pina Colada (DJ Iron Mike). Click here.
Head to Shoulder Dip Cocktail Hour, Hairy Navel (DJ Gary G). Click here.
Retro Soul Cocktail Hour, Ciroc Havana Coconut Martini (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Smooth Sail Cocktail Hour, Malibu Bay Breeze (DJ Mike K). Click here.
Back to the Eighties Cocktail Hour, Midori Sour (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Beach Themed Cocktail Hour, Red Stripe Beer (DJ Spinz). Click here.
Classic Wedding Cocktail Hour, Tanqueray & Tonic (DJ Garrett B.). Click here.
International Excursions Wedding Cocktail Hour, Sangria (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Country Wedding Cocktail Hour, Manhattan (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Crooner Wedding Cocktail Hour, Jack Daniels on the Rocks w/Splash of Water (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Chanteuse Wedding Cocktail Hour, White Lady (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
TV Theme Songs Wedding Cocktail Hour, Coca-Cola with a side of Popcorn (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Christmas Wedding Cocktail Hour, Eggnog (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Boardwalk Empire / Great Gatsby Wedding Cocktail Hour, Rum Punch for a Crowd (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Classic R&B Wedding Cocktail Hour, Ciroc Blue Ocean (DJ Iron Mike). Click here.
James Bond Wedding Cocktail Hour, Vesper Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Valentines Wedding Cocktail Hour, Godiva Chocolate Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Miami Vice Wedding Cocktail Hour, Cuba Libre (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The “Super Happy Hour” Wedding Cocktail Hour, The Bob Marley (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The Brazilian Wedding Cocktail Hour, Caipirinha (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The New Jersey Homegrown Wedding Cocktail Hour, Boat Beer (Microbrew) (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The French Connection Wedding Cocktail Hour, 2010 Canon-la-Gaffeliere (Bordeaux) (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The Disco Love Wedding Cocktail Hour, Sloe Gin Fizz (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The Super Funky Soul Wedding Cocktail Hour, Funky Cold Medina (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The Acid Jazz Wedding Cocktail Hour, Gimlet (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The 70s Soft Rock Wedding Cocktail Hour, Miller High Life (DJ Iron Mike). Click here.
The New York State of Mind Wedding Cocktail Hour, Bronx Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The Disney Wedding Cocktail Hour, Vibrant Orange Juice Frosty (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The Summer Pop Wedding Cocktail Hour, Jameson & Ginger Ale (DJ Spinz). Click here.
The Colorful Wedding Cocktail Hour, Shot of Goldschlager (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The Inspiring Ladies of Music Wedding Cocktail Hour, Brandy Alexander (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The Psychedelic Wedding Cocktail Hour, Death in the Afternoon (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The Surf’s Up Wedding Cocktail Hour, The Italian Surfer (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The 90s Grunge Rock Wedding Cocktail Hour, Whiskey Sour (Guest Bloggers Pash & David). Click here.
The Nice and Easy Wedding Cocktail Hour, Dirty Martini (DJ Greg Nice). Click here.
About Ambient DJ Service
Ambient DJ Service is a full-service mobile NJ DJ entertainment company based in Central New Jersey that specializes in wedding DJ entertainment. Ambient DJ is a 2013 winner of the Knot Best of Weddings award as well as of the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Award. We have a deep passion for the music that we play and enjoy collaborating with our brides and grooms to create unforgettable parties! For more info and to read our wedding reviews, visit us on the web at www.ambientdj.com.
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