Classics… Continued

If the music in The Classicspost was not enough for you, don’t fret! There is plenty of music from this time period to go around. Here is a list of some of the lesser known, but no less lovely, songs of the time. Since many of them were recorded by two or more artists, I’ve listed each of the performers that recorded them. (I kept it to the big names of the 40’s and 50’s though – more modern covers will be in future posts.) That way, you can choose your favorite version, or your favorite crooner. No matter what, you can’t go wrong with these classy tunes.

1. What Is This Thing Called Love – Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald

2. You’d Be So Easy To Love – Frank Sinatra

3. (Love Is) The Tender Trap – Debbie Reynolds, Frank Sinatra

4. At Long Last Love – Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra

5. Put Your Dreams Away (For Another Day) – Frank Sinatra

6. My Funny Valentine – Chet Baker, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald

7. All The Way – Frank Sinatra

8. Embraceable You – Chet Baker, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra

9. What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life? – Julie Andrews, Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra

10. Let’s Fall In Love – Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong

11. From This Moment On – Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra

12. Someone To Watch Over Me – Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Etta James

13. I’ve Got A Crush On You – Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra

14. My One And Only Love – Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Wilson

15. I Didn’t Know About You – Ella Fitzgerald, Patti Page

16. Just you, Just me – Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole

17. They Can’t Take That Away From Me – Fred Astaire, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

18. The Nearness Of You – Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday

19. Memories Are Made Of This – Dean Martin, Nat King Cole

20. Besame Mucho – Emilio Tuero, Dean Martin

21. Just In Time – Tony Bennett

22. You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You – Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra

23. In The Chapel In The Moonlight – Dean Martin

24. Too Young – Nat King Cole

25. For Sentimental Reasons – Nat King Cole

26. Trust In Me – Etta James

27. When I Fall In Love – Doris Day, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Perry Como, Johnny Mathis

28. Until The Twelfth Of Never – Johnny Mathis

29. My Dearest Darling – Etta James

30. You Belong To Me – Dean Martin, Johnny Mathis

And the list goes on – if you wanted to use these songs through your entire ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, you would probably have enough different recordings to last you. These, however, are a selection of some of the best.

If you’d like to listen to these songs, check out “The Classics” playlist on the Listen to the Music page, or go straight to the Classics playlist on Spotify here.

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For couples who love the timeless classics: sweet, simple lyrics that say it all, sung by the enduring voices of the greatest crooners of our time. Here is a list of 30 songs from that genre which are most popular and most appropriate for weddings. These are not necessarily the songs that make people jump on the dance floor, but they are great to be played during dinner and for slow dancing (many of them make great first dance songs, and a few could be used as father/daughter songs too.) They can also be used for the ceremony, if you are going the contemporary route. In sum, these songs make any wedding classy and enjoyable for all ages.

1. At Last – Etta James

2. Love Is Here To Stay – Frank Sinatra

3. L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole

4. Ain’t That A Kick In The Head – Dean Martin

5. The Best Is Yet To Come – Frank Sinatra

6. Cheek To Cheek – Ella Fitzgerald

7. La Vie En Rose – Louis Armstrong

8. I’ve Got The World On A String – Frank Sinatra

9. Wonderful! Wonderful! – Johnny Mathis

10. Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra

11. Everybody Loves Somebody – Dean Martin

12. Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love) – Ella Fitzgerald

13. The Very Thought Of You – Nat King Cole

14. Night And Day – Frank Sinatra

15. Beyond The Sea – Bobby Darin

16. Come Rain Or Come Shine – Ella Fitzgerald

17. A Kiss To Build A Dream On – Louis Armstrong

18. The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

19. Call Me Irrespondible – Bobby Darin

20. That’s Amore – Dean Martin

21. I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra

22. Unforgettable – Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole

23. Chances Are – Johnny Mathis

24. ‘S Wonderful – Ella Fitzgerald

25. Witchcraft – Frank Sinatra

26. Sway – Dean Martin

27. When I Fall In Love – Nat King Cole

28. Isn’t It Romantic – Ella Fitzgerald

29. Bewitched – Frank Sinatra

30. What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

If you’d like to listen to these songs, check out “The Classics” playlist on the Listen to the Music page, or go straight to the Classics playlist on Spotify here.

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