Playlist – 2 July 2016 – Wedding

July 3, 2016 Greg Gioia No comments exist

Last night was my first visit to The Gardens at Heather Farm in several years. It was as lovely as I remembered it, and, even better, as easy a load in (and out) as I recalled it to be. I was set up and ready to go by 5:09 for a reception that didn’t start until 6:30. That gave me time to finish the book I brought (Raymond Chandler’s The Lady in the Lake).


Dinner was a nice change of pace, as the couple wanted some ambient, downtempo rock music. Here’s what they heard:


Thule – The Album Leaf
You Own Me – The American Analog Set
Ágætis Byrjun – Sigur Rós
Deep Blue Day – Brian Eno
’81 – Joanna Newsom
Window – The Album Leaf
Sawdust and Diamonds – Joanna Newsom
Carousel – Iron & Wine
The Strangers – St. Vincent
Glôsôli – Sigur Rós
Story Board – The Album Leaf
Digital Witness – St. Vincent
My Girls – Animal Collective
Elephant Talk – King Krimson


And of course, after dining comes dancing.


First Dance: Easy – Joanna Newsom
Father/Daughter Dance: Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah – Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans
Mother/Son Dance: Bananaphone – Raffi


And now, dance music for everyone!


I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry
ABC – The Jackson Five
Respect – Aretha Franklin
This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) – Talking Heads
Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games – Of Montreal
Over & Over – Hot Chip
1999 – Prince
Send Me On My Way – Rusted Root
Fête D’Adieu – Deerhoof
How You Like Me Now? – The Heavy
Wannabe – Spice Girls
Chapel of Love – The Dixie Cups
Kick Drum Heart – The Avett Brothers
Toxic – Britney Spears
That’s Not My Name – The Ting Tings
Dancing Queen – ABBA
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Crazy in Love [feat. Jay-Z] – Beyoncé
Beat It – Michael Jackson
Super Bad – James Brown
I Love It [feat. Charli XCX] – Icona Pop
Ms. Jackson – Outkast
99 Problems – Jay-Z
Hypnotize – Notorious B.I.G.
Suffragette City – David Bowie
Transmission – Joy Division
Major Tom (Coming Home) – Peter Schilling
This Charming Man – The Smiths
You Make My Dreams – Hall & Oates
Just a Friend – Biz Markie
It Wasn’t Me – Shaggy
Marvin Gaye [feat. Meghan Trainor] – Charlie Puth
Baby Love – Diana Ross & The Supremes
It’s the Same Old Song – The Four Tops
Unchain My Heart – Ray Charles
Twistin’ the Night Away – Sam Cooke
Love Me Do – The Beatles
Sweet Little Sixteen – Chuck Berry
Oh My Love – John Lennon
Danger! High Voltage – Electric Six
Tenderoni – Chromeo
Jimmy – M.I.A.
D.A.N.C.E. [MSTRKRFT Remix] – Justice
Like a Pen – The Knife
Hustler – Simian Mobile Disco
Rebellion (Lies) – Arcade Fire
Panic – The Smiths
Blue Monday – New Order
Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag – James Brown

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