Wedding Music by Decade: Best Picks from the '60s

Each week, we feature wedding music recommendations from Scratch Weddings, the nation's leader with the best wedding DJs at affordable prices. This week's post comes from DJ Center, who spreads his signature sound worldwide. He's performed with music icons like John Legend, Estelle and Digable Planets, as well as for corporate clients like Adidas and Gucci. 

From funk to hip-hop, R&B to pop classics, Center flows through genres effortlessly. "Weddings are very special celebrations and I'm honored to entertain on the couple's big day. I create a custom mix that will keep everyone dancing all night long and then talking about it for weeks to come.”

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When it comes to timeless wedding music, pick songs that bring the crowd back to a sweeter time and place — and nothing does that quite like the nostalgic songs of the 1960s. Fueled by the "peace and love" generation, these songs will be a hit for guests of all ages. We like to stay on the romantic side of things with these classic '60s love songs by artists who know how to tug on the heartstrings.

► "At Last" —Etta James (1960)
► "Stand by Me" —Ben E. King (1961)
► "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" —The Isley Brothers (1964)
► "Can't Buy Me Love" —The Beatles (1964)
► "My Girl" —The Temptations (1964)
► "I Can't help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" —The Four Tops (1965)
► "The Beat Goes On" —Sonny & Cher (1967)
► "Respect" —Aretha Franklin (1967)
► "What A Wonderful World" —Louis Armstrong (1967)
► "Beggin'" —The Four Seasons (1967)
► "You're All I Need To Get By" —Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell  (1968)
► "For Once In My Life" —Stevie Wonder (1968)