Playlist – 27 Sep 2014 – Wedding

September 28, 2014 Greg Gioia No comments exist

I played a great wedding at Fort Mason’s Firehouse last night. The guests seemed to have come from far and wide to attend, and though it was a small group (only 43 in total) they danced for quite some time. Often at weddings the event is scheduled in such a way that leaves only 60 to 90 minutes for dancing, but last night I had a solid 3 hours time to get things going. I love the freedom that gives me to diversify my set, and play additional requests. I was even able to mix in some ’80s French pop, a Czech slow dance, and some Brazilian music.


I’m sharing the play list in two parts:


1. The couple asked to be introduced into the room to Coldplay’s Viva la Vida, after which there was to be downtempo, modern music as a background to cocktails and dinner. Dinner was super yummy btw– lobster rolls and clam chowder. One of my favorite perks of this job is the free food! Here’s what we heard during that time.


Viva la Vida – Coldplay
This Year’s Love – David Gray
Sea of Love – Cat Power
At Last – Etta James
We’re Going to Be Friends – The White Stripes
Better Together – Jack Johnson
It Had To Be You – Harry Connick, Jr.
Bruises – Chairlift
Heartbeats – José González
Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
Islands – The XX
I Found A Reason – Cat Power
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Green Eyes – Coldplay
West Coast – Coconut Records
When a Man Loves a Woman – Percy Sledge
First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
Lebanese Blonde (Instrumental Mix) – Thievery Corporation
Picture In a Frame – Tom Waits
Two to Tango – Vanessa Daou


2. At this point dinner was winding down and it was time for toasts. After the toasting came the dancing. Here is the dance set.


My Girl – The Temptations
Stuck On You – Meiko
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
You Can’t Hurry Love – Diana Ross & The Supremes
Sugar Sugar – Archies
Hang On Sloopy – The McCoys
I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons
Lisztomania [Alex Metric Remix] – Phoenix
Reflektor – Arcade Fire
Cupid Shuffle – Cupid
Harlem Shake – Baauer
Turn Down For What – DJ Snake & Lil Jon
All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor
Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) – Beyoncé
Hypnotize – Notorious B.I.G.
Thrift Shop [feat. Wanz] – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Kids – MGMT
I Love It [feat. Charli XCX] – Icona Pop
Moves Like Jagger [feat. Christina Aguilera] – Maroon 5
Walk Like An Egyptian – The Bangles
So Danço Samba – Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto
The Oo Oo Bossa Nova – Milt Jackson
I Want You Back – The Jackson Five
Dancing Queen – ABBA
Stayin’ Alive – The Bee Gee’s
Brick House – The Commodores
Fade Into You – Mazzy Star
These Arms of Mine – Otis Redding
Heartbeats – The Knife
You Make My Dreams – Hall & Oates
Beat It – Michael Jackson
Gangnam Style (강남스타일) – PSY
Wild Horses – The Rolling Stones
Hooked On a Feeling – Blue Swede
Music – Madonna
Bad Romance – Lady GaGa
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
Get Lucky [feat. Pharrell Williams] – Daft Punk
Bulletproof – La Roux
Rebellion (Lies) – Arcade Fire
D.A.N.C.E. [MSTRKRFT Remix] – Justice
Reasons To Love You – Meiko
PDA (We Just Don’t Care) – John Legend
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
Hungry Eyes – Eric Carmen
Don’t You (Forget About Me) – Simple Minds
Femme Que J’aime – Jean-Luc Lahaye
Relax – Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Maps – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
El Tiburon – Proyecto Uno
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
Halo – Beyoncé
Anjel – Maduar
I Can’t Help Myself – The Four Tops
You’ve Got the Love – Florence + The Machine
Oblivion – Grimes
Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

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