Playlist – 3 July 2016 – Wedding

July 4, 2016 Greg Gioia No comments exist

Back-to-back days spinning at weddings? Back-to-back playlists to share with you! Yesterday’s wedding took place at the Ralston White Retreat in Mill Valley. It’s a large outdoor space tucked away in Mt. Tamalpais. The drive up is easy until you leave downtown Mill Valley, after which one must navigate some twisting and winding mountain roads. If you’ve ever seen Pee Wee’s Big Adventure and remember the scene with the increasingly crazy road signs, you have an idea what the approach is like.


The drive was well worth it, however, as yesterday’s wedding went swimmingly. The guests were energetic, enthusiastic dancers who never seemed to tire. I could feel the entire room vibrating when the guests stamped and jumped on the wood floor. I even ended up playing an extra 30 minutes, because no one wanted to stop dancing when the party was scheduled to end. Even then I could tell they’d have danced another hour or more, but the venue staff had to start cleaning up, so a final final song was played.


Dinner Music


Step – Vampire Weekend
Baby – Os Mutantes
Nicotine & Gravy – Beck
Moondance – Van Morrison
Avant Gardener – Courtney Barnett
Exit Music (For A Film) – Vampire Weekend
Crazy Love – Van Morrison
California Dreaming – The Mamas and the Papas
A Minha Menina – Os Mutantes
Someone Like You – Van Morrison
Diplomat’s Son – Vampire Weekend
Come and Get Your Love – Redbone
Into the Mystic – Van Morrison
Ando Meio Desligado – Os Mutantes


Can you guess what singers and bands the couple asked me to heavily feature during the dinner music??


Dance Music


First Dance: This Will Be Our Year – The Zombies


And that was it for the formalities. It was time for open dancing!


I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
I Want You Back – The Jackson Five
Devil With a Blue Dress On – Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Uptown Funk [feat. Bruno Mars] – Mark Ronson
Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams) – Daft Punk
Hang With Me – Robyn
Long Hora Medley – The Ku Ensemble
Chapel of Love – The Dixie Cups
Hang On Sloopy – The McCoys
Heroes – David Bowie
Lisztomania [Alex Metric Remix] – Phoenix
Someone Great – LCD Soundsystem
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Lovefool – The Cardigans
Marvin Gaye [feat. Meghan Trainor] – Charlie Puth
Poison – Bell Biv DeVoe
Don’t You (Forget About Me) – Simple Minds
This Charming Man – The Smiths
Wobble Baby – V.I.C.
Hypnotize – Notorious B.I.G.
Work [feat. Drake] – Rihanna
Ignition (Remix) – R. Kelly
Shattered – The Rolling Stones
Lovesong – The Cure
Rio – Duran Duran
Beat It – Michael Jackson
Dancing With Myself – Billy Idol
Take On Me – a-ha
Bigmouth Strikes Again – The Smiths
These Arms of Mine – Otis Redding
Thong Song – Sisqo
Raspberry Beret – Prince and the Revolution
Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
Over & Over – Hot Chip
Move Your Feet – Junior Senior
Baby Love – Diana Ross & The Supremes
Dancing Queen – ABBA
Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
Vogue – Madonna


Extra Dance Time!


Brass Monkey [Cameron Paul Remix] – Beastie Boys
Bizarre Love Triangle – New Order
Anaconda – Nicki Minaj
Hotline Bling – Drake
Shout – The Isley Brothers
Twist and Shout – The Beatles
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You – Boys Town Gang

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