Many parties are thrown to celebrate a 50th Wedding Anniversary whether they are formal, informal or just slung together we can help with the right music to celebrate 50 years of marriage if the marriage occurred in 1969.
Get our CD gift greeting card for 1969 which has a CD inside with a multitude of top hits from the year they were married with many love songs that will bring the memories of yester-year flooding back.
The complete playlist is as follows with a brief synopsis as well to help you.
- Simon & Garfunkel – The Boxer. Reached number 6 on the UK charts in the week ending 4th June 1969, it spent 14 weeks in the top 40 charts.
- Bob Dylan – I Threw It All Away. Reached number 31 on the UK charts in the week ending 21st May 1969, it spent 6 weeks in the top 40 charts. Although Bob Dylan is a well known international artist he has never had a UK number 1 in his own right.
- Nilsson – Everybody’s Talkin’ Although this song scored poor chart success it won the Grammy for the Best contemporary vocal performance by a male for Harry Nilsson. Beautiful South covered this track in 1994 and achieved better chart success than the original.
- Elvis Presley – In The Ghetto. An iconic song by the King of Rock and Roll. Despite it being such a well know song it only reached number 2 in the UK charts. This was on 2nd July 1969, it stayed at number two for three weeks being held off the number 1 spot by Thunderclap Newman’s Something in the Air.
- Chicken Shack – I’d Rather Go Blind. These guys indulged in the 60’s music scene. This track peaked at number 14 in the weekending 18th June 1969.
- Johnny Cash – A Boy Named Sue. One of Cash’s iconic songs. It peaked at number 4 in the week ending 4th October 1969. It spent 16 weeks in the top 40 charts. Although well known it has never charted again through re-release or cover.
- Sly & The Family Stone – Everyday People. Snuck into the top 40 in March 1969
- Andy Williams – Happy Heart. An Iconic singer of the late fifties and sixties. This song peaked at number 19 in the week ending 25th June 1969. Reminiscent of a classic Euro song, it spent 10 weeks on the charts.
- The Love Affair – Bringing On Back The Good Times. Reached number 9 in the top 40. It spent 10 weeks on the charts peaking in the week ending 16th August 1969.
- Fifth Dimension – Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In. With the classic line “this is the dawning of the age of Aquarius.” Yes, that one. It peaked in the charts at number 11 in the UK although was a Number 1 in America.
- Lou Christie – I’m Gonna Make You Mine. Reached number 2 on the UK charts in the week ending 1st November 1969, it spent 17 weeks in the top 40 charts.
- Nina Simone – To Love Somebody. Reached number 5 on the UK charts in the week ending 5th February 1969, it spent 9 weeks in the top 40 charts.
- Blood, Sweat & Tears – You’ve Made Me So Very Happy. Reached number 36 on the UK charts in the week ending 11th May 1969, it spent 6 weeks in the top 40 charts.
- Johnny Nash – Cupid. Reached number 6 on the UK charts in the week ending 30th April 1969, it spent 12 weeks in the top 40 charts.
- Box Tops – Soul Deep. Reached number 22 on the UK charts in the week ending 27th September 1969, it spent 9 weeks in the top 40 charts.
- Roger Whittaker – Durham Town. Reached number 16 on the UK charts in the week ending 6th December 1969, it spent 18 weeks in the top 40 charts.
- Zager & Evans – In The Year 2525. Reached number 1 on the UK charts in the week ending 30th August 1969, remaining there for 3 weeks. It spent 13 weeks in the top 40 charts. The song is very reminescent of the era as it followed on from the first moon landing on 20th July this year.
- Clodagh Rodgers – Come Back And Shake Me. Reached number 3 on the UK charts in the week ending 7th May 1969, it spent 14 weeks in the top 40 charts. If you think you recognise her it’s because she represented the UK in the Eurovision Song contest in 1971. She finished fourth, which at the time was shocking as it was the first time the UK had not been in 1st or second. Wow, how times change!
- 19. Jim Reeves – When Two Worlds Collide. Reached number 17 on the UK charts in the week ending 16th August 1969, it spent 17 weeks in the top 40 charts.
- 20. Georgie Fame – Seventh Son. Reached number 22 on the UK charts in the week ending 10th January 1970, it spent 7 weeks in the top 40 charts. This was a popular dance tune over the Christmas period of 1969
You could complement this with the number one for the week they got married (check what song here http://www.officialcharts.com/chart/) or if you want a longer playlist then how about a montage of number ones from their anniversary for every year since they wed.
It’s also the 50th Wedding Anniversary of John and Yoko, so you can’t omit the song that reflected their marriage which reached number one on 11th June 1969