Playlist – 29 Aug 2015 – Wedding

August 30, 2015 Greg Gioia No comments exist

Yesterday’s wedding was at the lovely Copain Wine Cellars in Healdsburg. I’ve DJ’ed many weddings there previously, though I’m still taken aback by the view each time I visit. Musically, yesterday’s couple wanted a heavy dose of classic rock during dinner, which made for a livelier-than-usual dinner playlist:


Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
Scarlet Begonias – The Grateful Dead
Into the Mystic – Van Morrison
Wigwam – Bob Dylan
Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp – Led Zeppelin
Kings Highway – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Ripple – The Grateful Dead
Air That I Breathe – The Hollies
Mambo Sun – T. Rex
By Your Side – Beachwood Sparks
The Book of Love – Magnetic Fields
We’re Going to Be Friends – The White Stripes
Is This Love – Bob Marley & The Wailers
Picture In a Frame – Tom Waits
I Will – The Beatles
Light My Fire – The Doors
Love Me Tender – Norah Jones
Today Is The Day – Yo La Tengo
Such Great Heights (Acoustic) – Iron & Wine
Magnificent Sanctuary Band – Donny Hathaway
Supernatural Thing – Ben E. King


Then came time for dancing. The bride had a few must-play requests that I sprinkled in, including her impromptu, and wildly successful, decision to close the night with Hava Nagila. All in all it was a fun event, and one at which the dance floor remained crowded for the duration of the party. That reminds me of another reason I like Copain so much– guests arrive and leave en masse via shuttle bus, so there is no dwindling crowd as the night progresses.


First Dance: Love Minus Zero/ No Limit – Bob Dylan
Father-Daughter Dance: You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker
Mother-Son Dance: Sunrise, Sunset – Jerry Bock


I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
I Want You Back – The Jackson Five
Dancing Queen – ABBA
Midnight City – M83
Electric Feel – MGMT
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
Stuck in the Middle With You – Stealer’s Wheel
The Midnight Special – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Sweet Child ‘O Mine – Guns-N-Roses
Dancing With Myself – Billy Idol
Take On Me – a-ha
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
What I Like About You – The Romantics
Dancing On My Own – Robyn
Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) – Beyoncé
Wherever, Whenever – Shakira
Dear Future Husband – Meghan Trainor
Long Hora Medley – The Ku Ensemble

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