Monday, July 13, 2009

Best Old Time Rock and Roll Setlist

After months of planning and dreaming, Carol threw her Tom Cruise Party Saturday night. It was a monstrous success. I had the honor and the pleasure of picking the music for the party--thanks to Carol's input I had plenty of hits from T.Cruise's movies and lots of crowd pleasers to play in between them. Plenty of party pics to be posted tomorrow, but I'll start you off with the most important thing that happened that night:

What Was Played:

"Everything In It's Right Place" by Radiohead (from Vanilla Sky)
"Playing With the Boys" by Kenny Loggins (from Top Gun)
"Black Hole" by She & Him
"Take Me, I'm Yours" by Squeeze
"U Got the Look" by Prince
"Kiss Me" by Stephen "Tin Tin" Duffy
"Sometimes" by Les Rythmes Digitales
"Lights and Music" by Cut Copy
"Deceptacon" by Le Tigre
"I Want You Back" by the Jackson 5
"Good Vibrations" by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch
"New Sensation" by INXS
"Ready for the Floor" by Hot Chip
"Shut Up and Let Me Go" by the Ting Tings
"Poker Face" by Lady Gaga
"Time to Pretend" by MGMT
"White Collar Boy" by Belle & Sebastian
"Mission Impossible Theme" by Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. (from A Few Good Men)
"Nothing to Worry About (Troublemaker Remix)" by Peter Bjorn & John and a bunch of rappers.
"Young Folks" by Peter Bjorn & John w/o any rappers
"P.Y.T." by Michael Jackson
"Iko Iko" by the Belle Stars (from Rain Man)
"Girls & Boys" by Blur
"To Die a Virgin" by the Divine Comedy
"Old Time Rock & Roll" by Bob Seger (from Risky Business)
"A Little Respect" by Erasure
"Sweet Dreams" by Eurythmics
"Mama Said Knock You Out" by LL Cool J
"Take On Me" by Aha
"You Shook Me All Night Long" by AC/DC
"I Believe in a Thing Called Love" by the Darkness
"Get Low" by Flo-Rida (from Tropic Thunder)
"Kiss" by Prince
"You've Lost that Loving Feeling" by the Righteous Brothers (from Top Gun)
"That's Not My Name" by the Ting Tings
"Je Veux Te Voir" by Yelle
"Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" by Daft Punk
"Common People" by Pulp
"Like a Prayer" by Madonna
"Single Ladies" by Beyonce
"Just Dance" by Lady Gaga
"We Are Your Friends" by Justice & Simian
"Talk Like That" by the Presets
"Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins (from Top Gun)
"Age of Consent" by New Order
"See You Again" by Miley Cyrus
"Come on Eileen" by Dexy's Midnight Runners
"Kokomo" by the Beach Boys (from Cocktail)
"You Should Be Dancing" by the Bee Gees
"If I Ever Feel Better" by Phoenix
"When I Get You Alone" by Thicke
"Daft Punk is Playing at My House" by LCD Soundsystem
"Around the World" by Daft Punk
"Motinho Roubada" by Some Brazilian
"Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson
"Requiem for O.M.M.2" by Of Montreal
"Take My Breath Away" by Berlin (from Top Gun) Technically this was the last song of the evening, but I followed it up with my...


"Three Little Birdies Down Beats" by the Chemical Brothers
"Kalifornia" by Fatboy Slim
"Lovelight (Soulwax Ravelight Vocal Mix)" by Robbie Williams
"Original Nuttah" by UK Apache
"Up to the Wild Style" by DJ Supreme

And after the party, the Hotel Lobby:

"Long-Forgotten Fairytale" by the Magnetic Fields
"Secret Garden" by Bruce Springsteen (from Jerry Maguire)

What I absolutely loved about this party was playing next to no hip hop. It was nice to take a break and play some different stuff.


M said...

it was a good set. prob one of your best. and i too like that there was no hip-hop played.

Mindy said...
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Mindy said...

Amen, brother. Nix the hip hop. Some of your best work to date.

Side of Jeffrey said...

I think Mama Said Knock You Out was a respectable addition to this mostly rocked out set.