March 27, 2007

Ultimate Party Mix

For my mother's upcoming 50th birthday party, my aunt decided to break out the big guns and have PARTY MUSIC. I was thus given the task of constructing a four-hour playlist that would appeal to people ranging in age from 11 to 76.

I think I have succeeded.

This is the ultimate party mix, people. You can use it for all kids, teenagers, old people, middle-aged people, or any combination. I went for a three-pronged attack of jazz/swing, motown, and old-school acoustic rock. I should probably market and sell CDs of this and make a bazillion dollars, but until that day comes, I'm giving it away for free. Even if you're not having a party, this is just damn good music.


A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
I Get By with a Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles
All You Need is Love - The Beatles
Come Together - The Beatles
Help! - The Beatles
Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds - The Beatles
Get Back - The Beatles
Love Me Do - The Beatles
Got to Get You Into My Life - The Beatles
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Lady Madonna - The Beatles
Day Tripper - The Beatles
Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles
All My Loving - The Beatles
Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney
Louie Louie - Richard Berry and the Pharoahs
What I'm Looking For - Brendan Benson
Cold Hands Warm Heart - Brendan Benson
Fire - Jimi Hendrix
Theme from Anatomy of a Murder - Duke Ellington
The Feeling of Jazz - Duke Ellington and John Coltrane
Never Can Say Goodbye - Jackson 5
ABC - Jackson 5
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
Stop! The Love You Save - Jackson 5
Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf
Sing Sing Sing - Louis Prima
King of the Road - Dean Martin
Don't Wait Too Long - Madeleine Peyroux
Bongo Rock - Incredible Bongo Band
Brazil - Django Reinhardt
Django's Blues - Django Reinhardt
Grazing in the Grass - Hugh Masekela
Witchcraft - Frank Sinatra
I've Got You Under my Skin - Frank Sinatra
I Won't Dance - Frank Sinatra
Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
They Can't Take That Away From Me - Frank Sinatra and Natalie Cole
You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You - Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr.
Who Knows - Marion Black
September - Earth, Wind, and Fire
Shining Star - Earth, Wind, and Fire
Beautiful Things - Bobby Darrin
Beyond the Sea - Bobby Darrin
Into My Soul - Gabin and Dee Dee Bridgewater
In the Mood - Glenn Miller Orchestra
Moonlight Serenade - Glenn Miller Orchestra
It Don't Mean a Thing - Glenn Miller Orchestra
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps - Cake
Take Five - Miles Davis
This is Jazz - Miles Davis
Spanish Key - Miles Davis
Blue Monk - Miles Davis and Thelonius Monk
Bring It On Home to Me - David Elliot
History Repeating - Propellerheads
Come On-a My House - Rosemary Clooney
Straighten Up and Fly Right - Nat King Cole
I've Got Rhythm - Benny Goodman
I am a Rock - Simon and Garfunkel
Cecilia - Simon and Garfunkel
Hazy Shade of Winter - Simon and Garfunkel
Mrs. Robinson - Simon and Garfunkel
It's Your Thing - The Isley Brothers
Hound Dog - Elvis
Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing - Stevie Wonder
Golden Lady - Stevie Wonder
For Once in My Life - Stevie Wonder
I Was Made to Love Her - Stevie Wonder
My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Superstar - The Temptations
I Can't Get Next to You - The Temptations
Move on Up - Curtis Mayfield
Black Magic Woman - Santana
Chained - Marvin Gaye
Got to Give It Up - Marvin Gaye
Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Heard It Through the Grapevine - Gladys Knight and the Pips (sounds totally different from original)



Anonymous said...

Well done - this age range is a hard gig - some good choices here!

Brook said...

I think my ultimate party mix would probably have a lot more Kitsune and Ed Banger Records 12"'s. Also, early 80's italo-disco. Oh, and a shitload of ABBA.

cialis levitra said...

It sounds pretty interesting to build something that huge. Specially for your mother 50th birthday.

Anonymous said...

Is there a torrent file for this anywhere?