GET ORDAINED

AMERICAN WEDDINGS BLOG

GET ORDAINED
WITH AMM

Become a Wedding Officiant with Our Free Online Ordination!

Published: Friday, Sep. 10th, 2021

Give Your Wedding a 1960s Pop Infusion with These 10 Songs & Lyrics

If you’re planning a wedding with a vintage or bohemian theme, make sure your vows and ceremony script pop with a few lyrics from these 1960s classics. Or if one of these tracks really gets you grooving, add it to your processional or recessional, or your reception playlist!

 

The 60s were defined by free love and hippie counterculture and the fight for civil rights -- and a juke-box full of spirited pop, motown, and psychedelic rock. The music was rebellious, lustful, soulful, and sentimental -- and we still can’t get enough!

 

This influential decade also marked a milestone in the history of American marriage. Loving v Virginia, the Supreme Court case that struck down all remaining bans against interracial marriage, was decided in 1967, in a victory for human rights that we still celebrate every year on Loving Day.

 

Whether you bared it all at Woodstock, or were born decades later and just dig the charm and warmth of the 60s sound, these lyrics are sure to add something memorable to your wedding vows, ceremony script, or reception!

 

Next, ask a friend or relative to get ordained to officiate your wedding.

 

Then, visit our Wedding Ceremony Script Library for sample wedding scripts to get started.

 

 


1. Everything is Good About You
The Supremes, 1966

(excerpt)

 

So sweet you are
Like a shining star
You brighten my whole world
It brings me joy being your girl
'Cause everything's good about you
I couldn't live without you
You're so sweet, you're so fine
I'm so thankful that you're mine
Full of clover
Bustin' out all over
You're the summer in the park
You're the candle in the dark
And I love you, so true
Yes, I do…

 

 

 

 

 

2. You Really Got Me
The Kinks, 1964 
(excerpt)

 

Girl, you really got me goin'
You got me so I don't know what I'm doin'
Yeah, you really got me now
You got me so I can't sleep at night
Yeah, you really got me now
You got me so I don't know what I'm doin', 
Oh yeah, you really got me now
You got me so I can't sleep at night
You really got me
You really got me
You really got me
See, don't ever set me free
I always wanna be by your side
Girl, you really got me now
You got me so I can't sleep at night...

 

 

 

3. At Last
Etta James, 1960

 

At last
My love has come along
My lonely days are over
And life is like a song
Oh, yeah, yeah, at last
The skies above are blue
My heart was wrapped up in clover
The night I looked at you
And I found a dream that I could speak to
A dream that I can call my own
I found a thrill to press my cheek to
A thrill that I have never known
Oh, yeah, yeah, and you smile, you smile
Oh, and then the spell was cast
And here we are in Heaven
For you are mine at last

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. My Girl
The Temptations, 1964
(excerpt)

 

I've got sunshine on a cloudy day
When it's cold outside
I've got the month of May
I guess you'd say
What can make me feel this way
My girl, my girl, my girl
Talkin' 'bout my girl, my girl…

I've got so much honey
The bees envy me
I've got a sweeter song
Than the birds in the trees
Well, I guess you'd say
What can make me feel this way…

I don't need no money, fortune, or fame
I've got all the riches baby one man can claim
Well I guess you'd say
What can make me feel this way
My girl, my girl, my girl
Talkin' 'bout my girl, my girl...

 

 

 

5. Foxey Lady
Jimi Hendrix, 1967
(excerpt)

 

Foxey, foxey
You know you're a cute little heart breaker...
And you know you're a sweet little love maker...
Foxey
I want to take you home, yeah
I won't do you no harm no,
You got to be all mine, all mine
Ooh foxey lady, yeah
Foxey, foxey
Now-a I see you come down on the scene
Oh foxey
You make me want to get up and a scream
Foxey, oh baby listen now
I've made up my mind
Yeah, I'm tired of wasting all my precious time
You got to be all mine, all mine…

 

 

 

6. Happy Together
The Turtles, 1967
(excerpt)

 

Imagine me and you, I do
I think about you day and night, it's only right
To think about the girl you love and hold her tight
So happy together
If I should call you up, invest a dime
And you say you belong to me and ease my mind
Imagine how the world could be, so very fine
So happy together
I can't see me lovin' nobody but you
For all my life
When you're with me, baby the skies'll be blue
For all my life
Me and you and you and me
No matter how they toss the dice, it had to be
The only one for me is you, and you for me
So happy together

 

 

 


 

 

7. I Want to Hold Your Hand
The Beatles, 1964
(excerpt)

 

Oh yeah, I'll tell you somethin'
I think you'll understand
When I say that somethin'
I want to hold your hand…

Oh please, say to me
You'll let me be your man
And please, say to me
You'll let me hold your hand…

And when I touch you
I feel happy inside
It's such a feelin' that my love
I can't hide…

Yeah, you got that somethin'
I think you'll understand
When I say that somethin'
I want to hold your hand...

 

 

 

8. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Marvin Gaye, 1966
(excerpt)

 

Ooh, every day there's something new (oh, baby)
Honey, to keep me lovin' you (oh, honey)
And with every passin' minute (oh, true love)
Oh baby, so much joy wrapped up in it
Oh, heaven must have sent you from above
Oh, heaven must have sent your precious love (oh)

And I, I've got a song to sing (oh, darling)
Tellin' the world about the joy you bring (oh, sweet heart)
And you gave me a reason for livin' (oh, honey)
And ooh, you taught me, you taught me the meaning of givin'...

To find a love like ours is rare these days
'Cause you've shown me what happiness is in so many ways
I look in the mirror, and I'm glad to see
Laughter in the eyes where tears used to be
What you've given me I could never return (oh, baby)
'Cause there's so much, girl, I've yet to learn (oh, honey)
And I wanna show, I wanna show my appreciation (oh, sweet heart)
'Cause when I found you, I found a new inspiration
Oh, heaven must have sent you from above
Oh, heaven must have sent your precious love (oh)...

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Sunshine of Your Love
Cream, 1967
(excerpt)

 

I've been waiting so long
To be where I'm going
In the sunshine of your love
I'm with you my love
The light's shining through on you
Yes, I'm with you my love
It's the morning and just we two
I'll stay with you darling now
I'll stay with you 'til my seas are dried up
I've been waiting so long
To be where I'm going
In the sunshine of your love

 

 

 

10. I Only Want to Be With You
Dusty Springfield, 1964
(excerpt)

 

I don't know what it is that makes me love you so
I only know I never want to let you go
'Cause you started something, oh, can't you see?
That ever since we met you've had a hold on me
It happens to be true, I only want to be with you

It doesn't matter where you go or what you do
I want to spend each moment of the day with you
Well, look what has happened with just one kiss
I never knew that I could be in love like this
It's crazy but it's true, I only want to be with you

You stopped and smiled at me
Asked if I'd care to dance
I fell into your open arms
And I didn't stand a chance

Now, listen, honey, I just want to be beside you everywhere
As long as we're together, honey, I don't care
'Cause you started something, oh, can't you see?
That ever since we met you've had a hold on me
No matter what you do, I only want to be with you…

 

 


 

You might also like: 

 

 

 

 


 

GET ORDAINED
WITH AMM

Become a Wedding Officiant with Our Free Online Ordination!