Music at wedding cocktail hours can be fairly predictable. For those who like to think “outside the box”- consider this following “TV Themes Wedding Cocktail Hour” playlist. These tunes will surprise, delight and generate a sense of nostalgia for your wedding guests!
The playlist that follows was compiled by Gregg Hollmann, aka DJ Gregg Ambient – and features many of his favorite TV series and themes. Next to each song is listed in parentheses the years that the television series ran. For his signature cocktail, Gregg went non-alcoholic, selecting the American classic Coca-Cola, enjoyed with a side of popcorn. With so many series to choose from, feel free to create a custom playlist with your own favorite shows! Ask your wedding DJ for help in executing your custom wedding cocktail hour.
Be sure to scroll below the playlist to view video clips of each song
TV Themes Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist
The Love Boat Theme Song – performed by Jack Jones, and later Dionne Warwick (1977-1986)
Charlie’s Angels Theme Song – composed by Jack Elliott & Allyn Ferguson (1976-1981)
Moonlighting Theme Song – performed by Al Jarreau (1985-1989)
Family Ties – (Without Us performed by Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams) (1982 – 1989)
Who’s the Boss? – (Brand New Life performed by Larry Weiss) (1984 – 1992)
Dynasty Opening Theme Song – Bill Conti (1981- 1989)
Three’s Company Theme Song (1977-1984)
Brady Bunch Theme Song – performed by Peppermint Trolley Company (1969-1974)
Hill Street Blues Theme Song – Mike Post f/ Larry Carlton (1981-1987)
Mash Theme Song – composed by Johnny Mandel (1972-1983)
Hawaii 5-0 Theme Song – The Ventures (1968 – 1980)
Cheers Theme Song (Where Everybody Knows Your Name – performed by Gary Portnoy) (1982-1993)
Friends Theme Song (I’ll Be There for You – by The Rembrandts) (1994-2004)
The Munsters Theme Song (1964-1966)
Miami Vice Theme Song – Jan Hammer (1984-1989)
Sopranos Theme Song (Woke Up This Morning – by Alabama 3) (1999-2007)
CSI Miami (Won’t Get Fooled Again – The Who) (2002-2012)
Dukes of Hazzard Theme Song (Good Ol’ Boys – by Waylon Jennings) (1979-1985)
True Blood (Bad Things by Jace Everett) (2008 – Current)
The Jeffersons Theme Song (We’re Movin’ on Up – performed by Ja’net Dubois) (1975-1985)
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Theme Song – Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince (1990 – 1996) ** Listening Note ** Our DJ Iron Mike uses this jam as his signature closing song!
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.
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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