Playlist – 11 Aug 2017 – Wedding

August 12, 2017 Greg Gioia No comments exist

Friday weddings are rare enough that that reason alone would be enough to share last night’s playlist, but I’d be sharing this one even if it were a Saturday affair because the couple wanted a mix of music that is right up my alley. The bride was a regular at Popscene circa 2007, as was I, so when she said she wanted her wedding to feel like Popscene in ’07, well… I knew just what to do.


(For those of you reading this who don’t know what it is, Popscene is perhaps America’s top weekly indie dance party. Besides DJs spinning the latest and greatest indie, electro-rock, and Brit rock hits, Popscene regularly plays host to up-and-coming artists who later become big names. I remember seeing Arctic Monkeys perform there, months before their first album was released and broke the Beatles’ records. I saw Amy Winehouse there, too, as the opening act for Klaxons, before she was a household name. I could go on, but check out their web page if you want to see an impressive list of musicians who played the club before going on to superstardom.)


Back to last night’s wedding– the groom is from Liverpool, which meant a large number of the guests were from Liverpool, which meant, of course, Beatles songs! And a lot of other British songs. My forté!


For the cocktail hour, I mixed mostly classic ’90s Britpop tunes. This got some great feedback from the crowd, and even got a few people dancing.


The Drowners – Suede
Girl From Mars – Ash
Babies – Pulp
Kelly’s Heroes – Black Grape
There’s No Other Way – Blur
The Only One I Know – The Charlatans
Staying Out for the Summer – Dodgy
Ladykillers – Lush
She Said – Longpigs
Hundred Mile High City – Ocean Colour Scene
Live Forever – Oasis
This Is Hardcore – Pulp
Animal Nitrate – Suede
A Design for Life – Manic Street Preachers
Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve
Speakeasy – Shed Seven
Inbetweener – Sleeper
Mansize Rooster – Supergrass
Star Sign – Teenage Fanclub


The bride and groom are here! Time for their entrance song!


I Gotta Feelin’ – Black Eyed Peas


For dinner, I dialed things back and played a mellower mix of modern indie tunes and some older cuts.


Silent Sigh – Badly Drawn Boy
Turn a Square – The Shins
Budapest – George Ezra
The Book of Love – Magnetic Fields
We’re Going to Be Friends – The White Stripes
Only Love – Ben Howard
Picture In a Frame – Tom Waits
Piazza, New York Catcher – Belle & Sebastian
Skinny Love – Bon Iver
Rebel Rebel – Seu Jorge
The District Sleeps Alone Tonight – The Postal Service
Oh My Love – John Lennon
New Slang – The Shins
I Belong in Your Arms – Chairlift
Heartbeats – José González
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
Maps – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Float On – Modest Mouse
Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap
Lua – Bright Eyes
Into My Arms – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Sweetest Kill – Broken Social Scene
Every Beat of the Heart – The Railway Children
I Will – The Beatles
A Little Soul – Pulp
Tellin’ Stories – The Charlatans
You Own Me – American Analog Set
Minnesota, WI – Bon Iver
Soul on Fire – LaVern Baker
The Everlasting – Manic Street Preachers


At last, time to dance!


I Will Follow You into the Dark – Death Cab for Cutie
I Want You Back – The Jackson Five
Last Night – The Strokes
The Safety Dance (Extended Club Mix) – Men Without Hats
Gettin’ Jiggy With It – Will Smith
24K Magic – Bruno Mars
Let’s Make Love and Listen to Death From Above – CSS
Vanished – Crystal Castles
Future – Cut Copy
Over & Over – Hot Chip
I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
This Is How We Do It – Montell Jordan
Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems [feat. Mase & Puff Daddy] – Notorious B.I.G.
Midnight City – M83
Middle [feat. Bipolar Sunshine] – DJ Snake
Tarantella Napoletana – Traditional
All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
Angelina/Zooma Zooma – Louis Prima
(I Left My Heart) In San Francisco – Tony Bennett
Deceptacon – Le Tigre
Banquet – Bloc Party
Hella Nervous – Gravy Train!!!!
Common People – Pulp
Let’s Dance to Joy Division – The Wombats
Transmission – Joy Division
Major Tom (Coming Home) – Peter Schilling
Poison – Bell Biv DeVoe
Oops Upside Your Head – The Gap Band
Dancing Queen – ABBA
Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) – Beyoncé
Return of the Mack – Mark Morrison
Hypnotize – Notorious B.I.G.
Kiss – Prince and the Revolution
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Blurred Lines [feat. T.I. & Pharrell] – Thicke
Sexy Back – Justin Timberlake
Girls & Boys – Blur
Connection – Elastica
I Love It [feat. Charli XCX] – Icona Pop
Hey Jude – The Beatles
You’re My Best Friend – Queen
Jump Around – House of Pain
Ignition (Remix) – R. Kelly
Dance Apocalyptic – Janelle Monáe
One More Time – Daft Punk

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