Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Best Saturday Night's Party Music



UPDATED: Playlist now available via Spotify!

I had the pleasure and privilege of picking the music for Carol's 1962 Christmas Party.  I broke the night down into three phases, "Christmas Music", "60's" and "21st Century Party Music" and tried to segue nicely between each.

With two or three hours of music ready for each phase, I played a lot less than I had.  Be Prepared.  That's my motto.

Here's what I played:

Phase One: Christmas Music

Santa Claus is Coming to Town — Frank Sinatra
Silver Bells
Carol of the Bells — John Williams
The First Nowell — Dick Haymes
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year — Andy Williams
White Christmas — Bing Crosby
Walkin in a Winter Wonderland
The Christmas Song — Nat King Cole
Baby It's Cold Outside — Margaret Whiting & Johnny Mercer
Jingle Bells — Frank Sinatra
Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! — Dean Martin
A Winter Romance — Dean Martin
Frosty the Snowman — Bing Crosby
You're All I Want for Christmas — Al Martino
Merry Christmas, Baby — Lou Rawls
Winter Wonderland — Johnny Mercer
I'll Be Home for Christmas — The Beach Boys
(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays — Perry Como
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer — Bing Crosby & Judy Garland
Sleigh Ride — Andy Williams
Feliz Navidad — Jose Feliciano
Christmas Island — Bob Atcher and the Dining Sisters
Blue Christmas — Elvis Presley
Zat You Santa Claus — Louis Armstrong
Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) — Elvis Presley
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree — Brenda Lee
White Christmas — Darlene Love
Frosty the Snowman — the Ronettes
The Bells of St. Mary's — Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans
Santa Claus is Coming to Town — The Crystals
Sleigh Ride — The Ronettes
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer — The Crystals
Here Come Santa Claus — Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans
Winter Wonderland — Darlene Love
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus — The Ronettes
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) — Darlene Love
Jingle Bell Rock — Bobby Helms
Little Saint Nick — The Beach Boys
Don't Believe in Christmas — The Sonics

Phase Two: 60's Music

Mumbles — Jack Ross
All About My Girl — Jimmy McGriff
Ooh Poo Pah Doo — The Elegants
The Clapping Song — Shirley Ellis
Bye Bye Baby — Mary Wells
She Loves You — The Beatles
You Never Can Tell — Chuck Berry
Blue Moon — The Marcels
I Only Want to Be With You — Dusty Springfield
Harlem Shuffle — Bob & Earl
Da Doo Ron Ron — The Crystals
Twist and Shout — The Beatles
Do Wah Diddy — Manfred Mann
Jump in the Line — Harry Belafonte
Sugar Pie Honey Bunch — The Temptations
Be My Baby — The Ronettes
I Want to Hold Your Hand — The Beatles
I Only Have Eyes for You — The Flamingos

Phase Three: 21st Century Party Music

Otis — Jay-Z & Kanye West
Kids — Sleigh Bells
Je Veux Te Voir — Yelle
Fancy Footwork — Chromeo
I Want You Back — Jackson Five
Walk It Out —Unk
Bad Romance — Lady Gaga
Gold Digger — Kanye West
Party Rock Anthem — LMFAO
Baby — Justin Bieber
All I Want for Christmas — Mariah Carey
Moves Like Jagger — Maroon 5
We Found Love — Rihanna
Countdown — Beyonce
All of the Lights — Kanye West
Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home) — U2
Give Me Everything — Pitbull
Born this Way —Lady Gaga
Hello — Martin Solveig & Dragonette

I'll admit it, mildly deceiving some of the partiers into thinking we were still in the 60s with Otis was a highlight for me.

6 comments:

Grace said...

That Hello song is one of my current favorites! I'm sad about missing out on the other ones but mostly the Hello one. I listen to it everyday.

Dad said...

That is a great set of Christmas party songs.

Robert said...

What you ought to do is get an account on Spotify and publish the playlist there as well.

Brigham said...

I've got a Spotify account and I don't understand what it's supposed to do at all.

Side of Jeffrey said...

awesome tactic with otis.

peartrees said...

The only thing I would add is Phase 4: 90's mix