Monthly Archives: December 2013

RjK Wedding Party Playlist

So a friend asked me to put together a playlist for his wedding party of Saturday. This task was one part fun, one part daunting.
The motif I went for was a raucous Trawl Through the Ages / Late 90’s School Disco / Early 2000’s University Night Out.
See the playlist below and do let me know what you think:

Wedding Playlist 28/12/2013

Talking Heads – Once in a Lifetime
Curtis Mayfield – Move On Up

Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed, Delivered…
Jackie Wilson – Higher and higher
Fontella Bass – Rescue Me
The Beach Boys – Barbara Ann
Sam and Dave – I’m a soul man
Creedance Clearwater Revival – Bad Moon Rising
Dion and The Belmonts – Runaround Sue
Martha Reeves and The Vandellas – Heatwave
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell – Ain’t no mountain high enough
Aretha Franklin – Respect
Lynyrd Skynard – Sweet home Alabama
Maxine Nightingale – Right back where we started from
Bee Gees – Stayin Alive
Fleetwood Mac – Dreams
Jackson Five – ABC
Gloria Gaynor – I will survive
The Emotions – Best of my love
Prince – I wanna be your lover

The Smiths – This Charming Man
Tears for Fears – Everybody wants to rule the world
Madonna – Holiday
The Police – Roxanne
Phil Collins – Easy Lover
Michael Jackson – Beat It
Cyndi Lauper – Girls just wanna have fun
Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
Van Halen – Jump
Irene Cara – Fame
Blondie – Hanging on the telephone
The Jam – A town called Malice
Paul Simon – You can call me Al
Wham! – Wake me up before you go go
David Bowie – Modern Love

Mark Morrison – Return of the Mack
Bran Van 3000 – Drinking in LA
The Source Featuring Candi Staton – You’ve got the love
Cornershop – Brimful of Asha (Fatboy Slim mix)
The White Stripes – Fell in love with a girl
Dropkick Murphys – Irish Drinking Song
Third Eye Blind – Semi Charmed Life
Kylie Minogue – Spinning Around
Destiny’s Child – Say my name
R.Kelly – Bump’n’Grind
Take That – Relight My Fire
Spice Girls – Wannabe
Hanson – MMMBop
Pulp – Common People
Oasis – Don’t look back in anger
Stereophonics – Pick a part that’s new
Amerie – One Thing
New Radicals – You get what you give

Outkast – Hey Ya
The Futureheads – Hounds of love
Alphabeat – Fascination
MGMT – Electric Feel
Jai Paul – BTSTU
Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
Solange – I decided
Kanye West – Touch the sky
Los Campesinos – You! Me! Dancing!
Beyonce – Crazy in love
Eve and Gwen Stephani – Let me blow ya mind
Rihanna – Umbrella
Kelis Millionaire – Millionaire
Daft Punk – Get lucky
Amy Winehouse – Valerie
Hot Chip – Over and Over
Fatboy Slim – Praise You
Doves – Black and White Town
The Killers – Mr.Brightside
Arctic Monkeys – I bet you look good on the dancefloor
The Libertines – Don’t look back into the sun
The Strokes – Last Nite
M83 – Midnight City

Village People – YMCA
Grease – Megamix
The Isley Brothers – Shout (Parts 1 and 2)
The Hues Corporation – Rock the boat
Survivor – Eye of the tiger
Bon Jovi – Living on a prayer
Journey – Don’t stop believing


Paul Weller – The Changingman

A good friend reminded me of what a spectacular album Stanley Road is yesterday. We were remarking about how vividly it reminded us of school days.

This still sounds great. It’s HEAVY.


Dimitri Shostakovich* – String Quartet No.8 in C minor

I have never featured any classical music before. I am going to go ahead and admit that I am a Philistine when it comes to this genre. It has always been one (much like Jazz) that I feel like I might get into when I grow up. No danger of that happening anytime soon though….

Anyway, a friend (and Classical aficionado) recommended this, which was apparently composed in merely three days.

Dimitri Shostakovich (1906 – 1975)
String Quartet No.8 in C minor op.110 (Dresden, 1960)
Emerson Quartet (Live recording July 1998)

*Artist #778