The Best Crooner Hits For Your Cocktail Hour

Today, we're going to introduce our 2nd Cocktail Hour Playlist for weddings and events. I you haven't checked out our first playlist - 90s Cocktail Hour - be sure to do so, especially if you're a fan of the 90s. 

The following playlist is a "Crooners"-themed cocktail hour playlist that would work well for weddings and events where you're looking for a classic sound and feel. But, one of the most common questions we're asked when we mention the term "Crooner" is, "what's a Crooner?". 

The term "Crooner" became popular around the time when electrical recording equipment started being used in radio broadcasting. Before this time, singers would go un-amplified in venues and would have to project their voices loud enough to reach the back of the performance area. It was a very loud style of singing. With the help of a microphone, now singers could still sing soft and be heard everywhere in the space. This allowed for a more intimate vocal style. This paved the way for singers like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and Nat King Cole to have successful careers, and eventually modern day Crooners such as Michael Bublé and Jamie Cullum. 

The Best Crooner Hits For Your Cocktail Hour

  1. Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
  2. L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole
  3. Beyond The Sea - Bobby Darin
  4. Something's Gotta Give - Sammy Davis Jr.
  5. Me And Mrs You - Michael Buble
  6. Let's Fall In Love - Vic Damone
  7. Our Love Is Here To Stay - Johnny Hartman and George Gershwin
  8. Ain't That A Kick In The Head - Dean Martin
  9. You Make Me Feel So Young - Curtis Stigers & The Danish Radio Big Band
  10. Anything Goes - Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
  11. I've Got A Woman - Ray Charles
  12. This Could Be The Start Of Something - Buddy Greco
  13. Mack The Knife - Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars
  14. You Make Me Feel So Young - Frank Sinatra
  15. Singin' In The Rain - Jamie Cullum
  16. Cheek To Cheek - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
  17. Ain't That Love - Ray Charles
  18. Hallelujah I Love Her So - Ray Charles
  19. Be-Bop The Beguine - Sammy Davis Jr.
  20. The Best Is Yet To Come - Tony Bennett & Diana Krall
  21. The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
What do you think? Have a song in mind that you don't see on this list? Let us know in the comments below or drop us a line! Also, be sure to check out each of these songs by following us on Spotify and following the above playlist too!

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Jonathan Paduano

I am the owner of Classy Cat Entertainment - an award winning, upscale wedding and corporate entertainment company. As an open-format DJ, I love performing at weddings and marquee private events. In my spare time, you can find me watching the Dallas Cowboys and New York Yankees, spending time with my beautiful fiancée Sarah and our cat - Princess - and rat - Stewart.

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