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Classy Cocktail Music for your Event...

If you are looking to create a CLASSY atmosphere at your event, you will need to have a great mix of Jazz , Swing, Big band, Blues, Indie, Alternative, Pop along with some more modern Neo-Crooner hits. This is where you can be very creative and you can definitely mix old artists with new artists.  You can get some great ideas from the list below, but feel free to add your favorites and create a memorable cocktail hour or dinner music.


All The Things You Are - Sinatra
Almost Like Being In Love - Ella Fitzgerald
American Patrol - Glenn Miller big band
Armando's Rumba - Chick Corea
As Time Goes - Peggy Lee
At Last - Etta James
Autumn Leaves - Duke Ellington
Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion
Begin The Beguine - Artie Shaw big band
Bei Mir Bist Du Schön - Benny Goodman
The Best Is Yet To Come - Tony Bennett
Bewitched - Linda Ronstadt / Sinatra
Beyond The Sea - Bob- Darrin
(Along Came) Bill - Jane Monheit
Black Coffee - Julie London / Janice Siegal
Black Orpheus (latin) - Paul Desmond
Bleeding Love - Boyce Avenue
Blue Bossa - Kenny Dorham
Blue Monk - Thelonious Monk
Blue Skies - Ella Fitzgerald
Body And Soul - Coleman Hawkins
The Breeze And I - Sonny Clark
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Blackbird - Miles Davis
Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Elton John
Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis
Can't Help Lovin' That Man - Lena Horne
C'est Magnifique - Ella Fitzgerald / Sinatra
Cheek To Cheek - Eva Cassidy / Fred Astaire
Come Away With Me - Nora Jones
Come Fly With Me - Sinatra
Cottontail - Duke Ellington
Dance Me To The End Of Love - M. Peyreux
A Day In The Life Of A Fool - Paul Desmond
Desafinado - Stan Getz
Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me - D. Ellington
Don't Get Around Much Anymore - D. Ellington
Don't Know Why - Nora Jones
Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree - Glenn Miller
Don't Wait Too Long - Madeleine Peyreux
Dream A Little Dream Of Me - Mama Cass
Embraceable You - Nat King Cole
Fever - Peggy Lee
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
A Foggy Day - Les Brown
Footprints - Miles Davis
For Sentimental Reasons - Patti Page
The Gentle Waltz - Oscar Peterson
Giant Steps - John Coltrane
The Girl From Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Gone With the Wind - Ella Fitzgerald
Green Dolphin Street - Bill Evans
Have I Told You Lately I Love You -Rod Stewart
Have You Met Miss Jones - Ray Brown
Hawaiian Wedding Song - Elvis
Hernando's Hideaway (tango) - Charlie -rd
How High The Moon - Stan Kenton
How Insensitive - Pat Martino
How Sweet It Is - James Taylor / Michael Bublé
I Could Not Ask For More - Sara Evans / Edwin McCaine
I Could Write A Book - Harry Connick, Jr.
I Get A Kick Out Of You - Sinatra
I Got The Sun In The Morning - Judy Garland
I Left My Heart In San Francisco - Tony Bennett
I Only Have Eyes For You - Sinatra / Kay Starr
If I Were A Bell - Ella Fitzgerald
I'll Dance At Your Wedding - Peggy Lee
I'm Beginning To See The Light - Bob- Darin / Diane Schuur
I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket - Ella
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
In A Mellow Tone - Duke Ellington
In The Mood - Glen Miller
Inchworm - John Coltrane
Inseparable - Natalie Cole
It Had To Be You - Harry Connick Jr.
It Might As Well Be Spring - Ella Fitzgerald
It Was A Very Good Year - Frank Sinatra
It's All Right With Me - Ella Fitzgerald
It's Only A Paper Moon - Nat King Cole
I've Got A Crush On You - Linda Ronstadt
I've Got The World On a String - Frank Sinatra
I've Got You Under My Skin - Michael Bublé
Jeanine - Kenny Burrell
Joy Spring - Manhattan Transfer
Just One Of Those Things - Dinah Shore
Killer Joe - Quincy Jones
A Kiss To Build A Dream On - Louis Armstrong
L.O.V.E. - Natalie Cole
Lady Is A Tramp - Ella Fitzgerald
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Luck Be A Lady Tonight - Bill Evans / Sinatra
Lulla- Of Birdland - E. Fitzgerald / S. Vaughan
Mack The Knife - Bob- Darrin / Ella Fitzgerald
Memories Of Tomorrow - Dave Anderson
Misty - Ella Fitzgerald
Moon River - Henry Mancini
Moondance - Van Morrison
Moonglow - Diane Martinson / Artie Shaw
More Than You Know - Judy Garland / Jane Monheit
My Favorite Things - Dave Brubeck
My Foolish Heart - Tony Bennett / Bill Evans
My Funny Valentine - Bob- Darin
The Nearness Of You - Nora Jones
New York, New York - Liza Minnelli / Sinatra
Nice Work If You Can Get It - Rosemary Clooney
Night And Day - Lena Horne
Night Has A Thousand Eyes - Horace Silver
A Night In Tunisia - Dizzy Gillespie
Now's The Time - Charlie Parker
O Pato - J. Gilberto
One Note Samba - Jobim / A. Gilberto
Orange Colored Sky - Natalie Cole
Our Love Is Here To Stay - Dinah Washington
Peel Me A Grape - Diana Krall
Pennies From Heaven - Goodman / Peggy Lee
Pick Yourself Up - Ella Fitzgerald
Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars - Jobim
Recordame (latin) - Joe Henderson
Route 66 - Nat King Cole
S' Wonderful - Gershwin / Sinatra
Satin Doll - Duke Ellington big band
Sing, Sing, Sing - Benny Goodman
Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Smile - Charlie Chaplin
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - Helen Forrest
So Nice (samba) - Jobim
Some Day My Prince Will Come - D. Brubeck
Somebody Loves Me - Ella / Tommy Dorsey
Someone To Watch Over Me - Linda Ronstadt
Somewhere OVer The Rainbow - IZ
Song For My Father - Horace Silver
Spanish Eyes - Al Martino
Stand - Me - Ben E King
Stormy Weather - Rosemary Clooney
Straighten Up And Fly Right - Nat King Cole
Strangers In The Night - Frank Sinatra
A String Of Pearls - Glenn Miller big band
The Summer Wind - Michael Bublé / Sinatra
Summertime - Lena Horne
Sunrise, Sunset - traditional
Sunny - Classics IV
Sushi - Oscar Peterson
Sway - Dean Martin
Sweet Georgia Brown - Benny Goodman
Sweetheart Swing - J.J. Saecker
Swinging On A Star - Bing Cros-
Table For Four - J.J. Saecker
Take Five - Dave Brubeck
Take The 'A' Train - Duke Ellington
Taking A Chance On Love - Jane Monheit
Temptation - Diana Krall
That's All - June Christy / Michael Bublé
That's Amore - Dean Martin
The Show - Lenka
There Is No Greater Love - Ben Webster
They Can't Take That Away From Me - Bennett
Till There Was You - The Beatles / Peggy Lee
Too Darn Hot - Ella Fitzgerald
Tuxedo Junction - Harry James big band
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
Waltz For Deb- - Bill Evans
Watch What Happens (latin) - Tony Bennett
Watermelon Man - Herbie Hancock
The Way You Look Tonight - Garland / Sinatra
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
Weekend in New England - Barry Manilow
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
What The World Needs Now - Dionne Warwick
When I Fall In Love - Linda Ronstadt
You Make Me Feel So Young - R. Clooney

Indie and Alternative Wedding Songs

Don't be afraid to wander off the proverbial beaten path when compiling your reception playlist. If this is the kind of music you and your fiancé enjoy most, it will have more meaning. Just because Sinatra didn't croon it (or Timbaland didn't produce it) doesn't mean it's not wedding-appropriate or fun.


You & I - Wilco
Marry Song - Band of Horses
Publish My Love - Rogue Wave
The Luckiest - Ben Folds
I Will Follow You Into the Dark - Death Cab For Cutie
Sea of Love - Cat Power
Simplest Love - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Flightless Bird, American Mouth - Iron & Wine
Sleepwalkin' - Modest Mouse
Waste - Phish
Hold You in My Arms - Ray LaMontagne
First Day of My Life - Bright Eyes
Question - Old 97's
When the Stars Go Blue - Ryan Adams
Ambulance - TV on the Radio
Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space - Spiritualized
Blower's Daughter - Damien Rice
You Can Have It All - Yo La Tengo
Eyes - Rogue Wave
Let's Dance - M. Ward
Book of Love - the Magnetic Fields
Melt With You - Nouvelle Vague
Together by the Raconteurs
Home - Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Can You Tell - Ra Ra Riot
No One’s Gonna Love You - Band of Horses
Love and Some Verses - Iron & Wine
You’ve Got the Love - Florence + the Machine
The Bees - I Love You
Awake My Soul -  Mumford & Sons
Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop - Landon Pigg
Out of Tune - Real Estate
Far, Far Away - Wilco
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Lovesong - Adele
Somewhere Between Waking and Sleeping - Charlotte Gainsbourg
Space Maker - Air
I Have Seen - Zero 7
Karma Police - Radiohead
Blue Light (Engineers Anti Gravity Mix) - Bloc Party
Slow Show - The National
Colors - April Smith & The Great Picture Show
Naive - The Kooks
This Charming Man - The Smiths
Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People
Walking on a Dream - Empire of the Sun
Young Blood - The Naked and Famous
Funny Little Frog - Belle & Sebastian
All My Friends - LCD Soundsystem


When I'm With You - Best Coast
Mushaboom - Feist
The Sweetest Thing - Camera Obscura
Home - Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
I Was Made For You - She & Him
Heart - Stars
Do You Realize - The Flaming Lips
Sweet Disposition - Temper Trap
I'll Be Your Man - The Black Keys
Cameras - Matt & Kim
Florrie - Begging Me
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Hysteric (acoustic)

Cocktails or Dinner:

Beard of Bees - Clem Snide
Northern Lights - Bowerbirds
Two of Us -Aimee Mann & Michael Penn
Calling All Cars -Sean Hayes
You Really Got a Hold On Me - The Beatles
Atlas - Fanfarlo
While You Were Sleeping - Elvis Perkins
Family Tree - Ben Kweller
You Are the Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne
Strange Condition - Pete Yorn
Blessed - Brett Dennen
Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Redding
You and I - Wilco
This Will Be Our Year - The Zombies
Flowering Spade - Sean Hayes
I Am Aglow - Sarah Harmer
My Hands Are Shaking - Sondre Lerche
Got My Mind Set On You - George Harrison
The Littlest Birds - The Be Good Tanyas
Hell No - Sondre Lerche & Regina Spektor
In The Colors - Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Secret - Joe Purdy
Think I'm In Love - Beck
The New Love Song -Joshua James
Skinny Love - Bon Iver
Human Hands - Sondre Lerche
I Will - The Beatles
Your Love Gets Sweeter - Finley Quaye
Magnolia Mountain - Ryan Adams & The Cardinals
Onion - Sean Hayes
The Whole World and You - Tally Hall
Lost In My Mind - The Head and the Heart
Ragoo - Kings Of Leon
40 Day Dream - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Here, There and Everywhere - The Beatles
Bright Smile - Josh Ritter
Powerful Stuff - Sean Hayes
I Love the Rain the Most - Joe Purdy
When U Love Somebody - Fruit Bats
Two - Ryan Adams
Dreamin' - Amos Lee
Ooh la la - Faces
Honey & the Moon - Joseph Arthur
January Wedding - The Avett Brothers
Float On - Modest Mouse
One Day Like This - Elbow
I'm Wrong About Everything - John Wesley Harding
I've Been Waiting - Matthew Sweet
Greyhound Bus - Hang Ups
Perfect Skin - Lloyd Cole
Late at Night - Buffalo Tom
You Get Me Lost - Freedy Johnston
Women and Men - Josh Rouse
Bobcaygeon - The Tragically Hip
Two Hearts - The Jayhawks
I Can't Dance - Gram Parsons
You're the Best Thing - The Style Council
Hard Luck Story - Whiskeytown
Whenever You're On My Mind, Marshall Crenshaw
Cut Copy
Hot Chip
Lil Maw - First Day of My Life
Clap Your Hands - Say Yeah
Modest Mouse's - Sleepwalkin
Chairlift - I Belong In Your Arms


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