Playlist – 31 Mar 2018 – Steampunk Themed Wedding

April 1, 2018 Greg Gioia No comments exist

Has it really been since New Year’s Day that I shared a playlist? I’ll rectify that by sharing two– one today, from last night’s wedding, and another tomorrow, detailing whatever I play tonight.

Last night was a first for me: a steampunk-themed event! It was lovely to behold, both in the decor and the costumes worn by guests. I did my part and showed up in full Steampunk regalia, as pictured below.

Here I am in my finest Steampunk attire
In my finest Steampunk attire

Now then, what does one play at a steampunk-themed wedding? I’m glad you asked!

The couple asked that the thematic music be limited primarily to the cocktail hour, with modern music for he dancing portion.

Cocktails and Dining

Maniac – Caravan Palace
Airship Pirate – Abney Park
Mr. Soot’s Little Black Book – Unextraordinary Gentlemen
The Dirty Side of the Street – Caravan Palace
The Last Steampunk Waltz – Ghostfire
12 Juin 3049 – Caravan Palace
Brunel – The Men That Will Not Be Blamed for Nothing
Buy the Captain Rum – Abney Park
Queens – Caravan Palace
Mechanical Angel – Sunday Driver
Summoning Her Iron Golem – The Synthetic Dream Foundation
RIOT – Jazz Cat Funk
Brass Goggles – Steam Powered Giraffe
Scupper Shanty – Abney Park
Pirates – Caravan Palace
Fighting Trousers – Professor Elemental
I’ve Got That Tune [Tha Trickaz Remix] – Chinese Man
Build the Robots – Dr. Steel
Steampunk Pixie – Frenchy and the Punk
Herr Drosselmeyer’s Doll – Abney Park
Council of the Steampunk Nobles – Fiechter, Derek
Clash – Caravan Palace
Steampunk Revolution – Abney Park
Jitterbug – Stepcat
Jazz Cat Funk – RIOT
Voodoo – The Vaude Villainz

When the time came to get the dancing started, I began to ease out of the electronic, steampunk sounds and into more danceable tunes. As the couple opted to forego a first dance, there was no clear break in the action, but the easing in worked, and before long the dance floor was full.

How You Like Me Now? – The Heavy
Standing on the Verge of Getting It On – Funkadelic
Get Lucky [feat. Pharrell Williams] – Daft Punk
You Must Learn All Night Long [Swamp Mix] – Fantastic Plastic Machine
Wildcat – Ratatat
The Swingers Club – Basement Freaks
I Need You Tonight – INXS
ABC – The Jackson Five
Love Me Do – The Beatles
Chapel of Love – The Dixie Cups
Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) – BeyoncĂ©
Happy Birthday (Instrumental) – Standard (It was someone’s birthday!)
Another One Bites the Dust – Queen
Jungle Boogie – Kool & The Gang
You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
We Got the Beat – The Go-Go’s
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
Uptown Funk [feat. Bruno Mars] – Mark Ronson
Kiss – Prince and the Revolution
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
You Belong With Me – Taylor Swift
Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You – Boys Town Gang
Sexy Bitch [Extended Version] – David Guetta
Blue Monday – New Order
I Think We’re Alone Now – Tiffany
Your Love – Outfield
Juicy Wiggle – Redfoo
Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd
Marvin Gaye [feat. Meghan Trainor] – Charlie Puth
Talk Dirty [feat 2 Chainz] – Jason Derulo
Goin’ Back to Cali – Notorious B.I.G.
Watch Out Now – The Beatnuts
Bad Romance – Lady GaGa
Sexy Back – Justin Timberlake
Over & Over – Hot Chip
I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
If You Leave – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
Dancing Queen – ABBA
I Think I Love You – The Partridge Family
Don’t You (Forget About Me) – Simple Minds
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
We’re Going to Be Friends – The White Stripes
Hold On – Alabama Shakes
Skinny Genes – Eliza Doolittle
Heartbeats – The Knife
Kids – MGMT

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