Reunion Songs 1940 – 1980

Reunion Songs 1940 Thru 1980

Class reunion songs in whatever era we attended high school are the popular songs from those days. They usually trigger special moments. Whether by a disc jockey, live band, jukebox or on a computer with good speakers, reunions are enhanced by the music.

We have assembled some key class reunion songs for 5 decades, beginning with songs from the 1980s to as far back as the 1940s.

We encourage your feedback and will add songs to our list.  Please send us an email with your song suggestions and we will add them.
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Class Reunion Songs from the 80’S

  • A Million Miles Away,  The Plimsouls
  • Burning Down the House, Talking Heads
  • Come On Eileen, Dexy’s Midnight Runners
  • Dancing With Myself, Billy Idol
  • Don’t You Forget About Me, Simple Minds
  • Faith, George Michael
  • Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Cyndi Lauper
  • Hungry Like the Wolf, Duran Duran
  • I Feel For You, Chaka Khan
  • I Melt With You, Modern English
  • In a Big Country, Big Country
  • Jack & Diane, John Mellancamp
  • Like a Virgin, Madonna
  • Love Shack, B-52s
  • Our House, Madness
  • Patience, Guns N Roses
  • Tainted Love, Soft Cell
  • We Got the Beat,  Go Gos
  • Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ Michael Jackson

Class Reunion Songs from the 70’S

  • Alone Again, Gilbert O’Sullivan
  • American Pie, Don McLean
  • Boogie Oogie Oogie, A Taste of Honey
  • Da Ya Think I’m Sexy, Rod Stewart
  • I Will Survive, Gloria Gaynor
  • I’ll Be There, Jackson 5
  • It’s Too Late, Carole King
  • Just The Way You Are, Billy Joel
  • Killing Me Softly With His Song, Roberta Flack
  • Kiss and Say Good-bye, The Manhattans
  • Le Freak, Chic
  • Let It Be, The Beatles
  • My Eyes Adored You, Frankie Valli
  • Rock The Boat, The Hues Corporation
  • Stayin’ Alive, Bee Gees
  • The Hustle, Van McCoy
  • Tie A Yellow Ribbon, Tony Orlando
  • YMCA, The Village People
  • You Light Up My Life, Debby Boone
  • You’re So Vain, Carly Simon

Class Reunion Songs from the 60’s

The Beatles dominated this era and the next.  With too many songs to list, we want chose songs appropriate and popular with high school students.  Other artists and songs reflect the activism and turmoil that infiltrated the music in the Vietnam War era.

  • A Hard Day’s Night, Do You Want to Know a Secret?, Hey Jude, The Beatles
  • Are You Lonesome Tonight?  Elvis Presley
  • Banana Boat, Harry Belafonte
  • Blueberry Hill, Fats Domino
  • California Dreamin, I Get Around, The Beach Boys
  • Cherish, The Association
  • Crimson & Clover, Tommy James & The Shondells
  • Good Lovin’, It’s A Beautiful Morning, Groovin’, The Rascals
  • Happy Together, The Turtles
  • Light My Fire, The Doors
  • Respect, Aretha Franklin
  • You’ve Lost that Lovin Feeling, The Righteous Brothers

Class Reunion Songs from the 50’s

All Shook Up, Wear My Ring Around Your Neck, Too Much, I Want You, I Need You, I Love You, Love Me Tender, (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear, Jailhouse Rock, Heartbreak Hotel, Don’t Be Cruel, Hound Dog, Blue Suede Shoes, Elvis Presley

  • At The Hop, Danny & The Juniors
  • Chantilly Lace, The Big Bopper
  • He’s Got the Whole World (In His Hands), Laurie London
  • Johnny B. Goode, Chuck Berry
  • Little Darlin’, The Diamonds
  • Lollipop, The Chordettes
  • Peggy Sue, Buddy Holly
  • Put Your Head On My Shoulder, Paul Anka
  • Sixteen Tons, Tennessee Ernie Ford
  • Splish Splash, I was Taking a Bath, Mack the Knife, Bobby Darin
  • Sugar Sugar, The Archies
  • Tears on My Pillow, Little Anthony & The Imperials
  • That’ll Be The Day, The Crickets
  • The Purple People Eater, Sheb Wooley
  • Wake Up Little Suzie, All I Have To Do Is Dream, Bye Bye Love, Everly Brothers
  • (We’re Gonna) Rock Around the Clock, Bill Haley & The Comets
  • Whole Lot Of  Shakin’ Goin’ On, Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Yakety Yak, The Coasters
  • Young Girl, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
  • Young Love, Tab Hunter

Class Reunion Songs from the 40’s

(Songs from the Big Band Era by Artist’s Name)

Andrew Sisters

  • Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
  • Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree
  • I’ll Be With You in Apple Blosson Time

Bing Crosby

  • Dolores
  • Deep in the Heart of Texas
  • Moonlight Becomes You
  • Don’t Fence Me In
  • I’ll Be Seeing You
  • Swinging on a Star
  • White Christmas
  • The Whiffenpoof Song

Jimmy Dorsey

  • Besame Mucho
  • High On a Windy Hill
  • I Hear a Rhapsody
  • Maria Elena
  • Tangerine

Tommy Dorsey

  • Again
  • Boogie Woogie
  • I’ll Never Smile Again – Frank Sinatra
  • In the Blue of the Evening
  • There Are Such Things

Dick Haymes

  • It May As Well Be Spring
  • Oh What It Seemed To Be
  • How Are Things in Glocca Morra?
  • Mam’selle
  • Little White Lies

Woody Herman

  • Laura

Lena Horne

  • Stormy Weather

Glen Miller

  • Fools Rush In
  • In The Mood
  • Tuxedo Junction
  • When Fools Rush In
  • A String of Pearls
  • American Patrol
  • That Old Black Magic

Vaughn Monroe

  • Ghost Riders in the Sky
  • I Wish I Didn’t Love You So
  • Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
  • Red Roses for a Blue Lady
  • Rum and Coca-Cola

Dinah Shore

  • Buttons and Bows
  • Doin’ What Comes Natur’lly
  • Laughing On The Outside
  • Lavender Blue
  • Shoo Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy
  • The Anniversary Song
  • You’d Be So Nice to Come To

Frank Sinatra

  • Dream
  • Five Minutes More
  • If I Loved You
  • Night and Day
  • Saturday Night (is the Loneliest Night of the Week)
  • The Lamplighter’s Serenade

Jo Stafford

  • Almost Like Being in Love
  • Fools Rush In
  • Haunted Heart
  • If I Loved You
  • In The Still of the Night
  • The Things We Did Last Summer

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