Gregg Hollmann


Gregg Hollmann




>
Read

Grand Finale (Final Song of Reception)

June 13, 2017 by Gregg Hollmann
  1. Save the Last Dance for Me – Michael Buble (contemporary)
  2. (I’ve Had the) Time of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes (soundtracks)
  3. Time (the Dirty Bit) – The Black Eyed Peas (modern dance)
  4. One More Time – Daft Punk (electronic dance)
  5. Piano Man – Billy Joel (singer/songwriter)
  6. Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker (country)
  7. Friends in Low Places – Garth Brooks (country)
  8. New York, New York – Frank Sinatra (crooners)
  9. Empire State of Mind – Jay-Z w/ Alicia Keys (hip hop/R&B)
  10. Party Till We Die – MAKJ & Timmy Trumpet (EDM)
  11. Tremor – Dmitri Vegas, Martin Garrix and Like Mike (EDM)
  12. Sandstorm – Darude (EDM)
  13. Let’s Get Married (Remix)... [read more]
>
Read

100 Songs for a 2017 Wedding (Mixed Genres) (compiled by DJ Iron Mike and DJ Gregg Ambient)

June 6, 2017 by Gregg Hollmann
  1. 24K Magic – Bruno Mars (pop/funk)
  2. Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake (pop)
  3. HandClap – Fitz and the Tantrums (alternative rock)
  4. Love on Top (Ted Smooth Remix) – Beyonce (hip hop/R&B)
  5. Chunky – Bruno Mars (pop/party starter) (R&B)
  6. Get Right Back to My Baby – Vivian Green (soul)
  7. Hey Mr. D.J. – Zhane
  8. The Love You Save – The Jackson 5
  9. Come and Get Your Love – Redbone
  10. Here I Am (Come and Take Me) – Al Green
  11. Land of 1,000 Dances – Wilson Pickett
  12. Get Ready – The Temptations
  13. Nowhere to Run – Martha and the Vandellas
  14. Respect – Aretha Franklin
  15. I Just Want to Celebrate – Rare Earth
  16. I Ca... [read more]
>
Read

25 Key Songs for a California / West Coast Wedding

May 30, 2017 by Gregg Hollmann
he following list was curated by our friend and respected industry colleague Dan Rosenbach. Dan is a NJ transplant who operates “Love in the Mix” located in the San Francisco Bay Area. As per Dan, “the following playlist is a collection of songs you might typically hear at the most modern San Francisco venue or a rustic vineyard setting in Napa. From country to hip hop, a summary of Bay Area flavors.” Love in the Mix is the Bay Area’s freshest DJ and lighting design team. Featured in DJ Times Magazine and TLC’s Four Weddings, the company provides beautiful sights and sounds to create unforgettable weddings and corporate events. To learn more about Dan’s awesome DJ service, visit www.loveinthemix.com.
  1. California Love – 2Pac Shaku... [read more]
>
Read

25 Key Latin Tracks for a Wedding

May 23, 2017 by Gregg Hollmann
The following list was compiled by Ambient DJ’s Latin music specialist Andre Ovalle, aka “DJ Dre Ovalle” – Dre’s selections below feature an assortment of Latin dance styles designed to appeal to a variety of cultures – including Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Vallenato, Cumbia and Reggaeton.
  1. Timbalero – Hector Lavoe (Salsa)
  2. Rebelion – Joe Arroyo (Salsa)
  3. La Negra Tiene Tumbao – Celia Cruz (Salsa)
  4. Vivir Mi Vida – Marc Anthony (Salsa)
  5. La Temperatura – Maluma w/ Eli Palacios (Merengue)
  6. Bailar – Deorro w/ Pitbull and Elvis Crespo (Electronic/Merengue)
  7. Mi Reina – La Makina (Merengue)
  8. Stand by Me – Prince Royce (Bachata)
  9. Un Beso – Aventura (Bachata)
  10. Vente Pa’ Ca – Ric... [read more]
>
Read

25 Key Country Tracks for a Wedding

May 23, 2017 by Gregg Hollmann
This list is dedicated to our blog readers located in the South – we know there are many of you! A collection of classic and contemporary country tunes, ballads and line dances – this playlist will delight country music lovers from across the region.
  1. Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show
  2. Die a Happy Man – Thomas Rhett
  3. Crazy – Patsy Cline
  4. H.O.L.Y. – Florida Georgia Line
  5. Island Song – Zac Brown Band
  6. House Party – Sam Hunt
  7. I Don’t Dance – Lee Brice
  8. Forever and Ever, Amen – Randy Travis
  9. Don’t Rock the Jukebox – Alan Jackson
  10. I Walk the Line – Johnny Cash
  11. Family Tradition – Hank Williams
  12. I Swear – John Michael Montgomery
  13. I Cross M... [read more]
>
Read

10 Songs Not to Play at a Wedding

May 16, 2017 by Gregg Hollmann
  1. Hello – Adele. Despite being an emotionally powerful song, this hit single off Adele’s recent album is a break-up song. Substitute with her cover version of the Cure’s “Lovesong” or Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love.”
  2. Stay With Me – Sam Smith. In this song, the emotionally tortured protagonist is a master of “one night stands” and proclaims “this ain’t love it’s clear to see, but darling, stay with me” and “deep down I know this never works, but you can lay with me so it doesn’t hurt.” Hardly appropriate wedding fare!  Substitute with “Latch” (Disclosure with Sam Smith) or Smith’s fun cover version of Drake’s “Hotline Bling” set to a house beat.
  3. You’ll Never Find a Love Like Mine – Lou Rawls. This s... [read more]
>
Read

Music Playlist for Candyland Themed Party

May 9, 2017 by Gregg Hollmann
Inspired by yesterday’s “Candyland” themed birthday party for cousins Anthony and Madison, we’ve compiled one hour of sweet tunes.  The oldies selections on this playlist are particularly fun and whimsical.  Many of these tracks would also make great song choices for a wedding cake cutting ceremony.. or to open a Viennese dessert room. Immediately below the playlist is a Spotify player embedded where you can listen to all 20 songs.  Enjoy, and please comment with your own song picks within the theme.  For more information about Ambient DJ Service, visit our website at www.ambientdj.com

The Candyland Playlist – Compiled by DJ Gregg Ambient

  1. Main Title (Golden Ticket/Pure Imagination) from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate... [read more]
>
Read

The Doo-Wop Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist

May 2, 2017 by Gregg Hollmann
Doo-wop is a genre of music that was developed in African-Americans communities of New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, Baltimore, Newark, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Detroit, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles in the 1940s, achieving mainstream popularity in the 1950s and early 1960s. During the late 1950s many Italian-American groups contributed a significant part in the doo-wop scene.  Built upon vocal harmony, doo-wop was one of the most mainstream, pop-oriented R&B styles of the time.  The term “doo-wop” was believed to be coined in 1961 by radio disc jockey Gus Gossert. Mike Bacon, aka DJ Iron Mike, has compiled the following doo-wop wedding cocktail hour playlist (the 80th in our wedding cocktail hour series!).  Given the shorter song durations of the day (2 minutes or so), 25 songs were requi... [read more]
>
Read

The 80s Power Ballad Wedding Cocktail Hour – Compiled by DJ Gregg Ambient

April 18, 2017 by Gregg Hollmann
In this 86th installment of the wedding cocktail hour series, we’ve set our sights on the power ballads of the 80s.  Think big hair with lots of hairspray, big drum kits, big vocal buildups and high drama!  Representative bands include Journey, Motley Crue, Poison, Firehouse, Whitesnake, KISS, Foreigner, Bon Jovi and Van Halen.  Besides cocktail hour, any of these tracks would represent an interesting surprise for dinner music or a slow dance. Our selections span from 1978 to 1990, with most tracks being released in the mid-1980s.  Take a trip down memory lane by viewing any of these songs’ music videos on YouTube. For an accompanying signature drink, we’ve selected a popular beverage of the Eighties – a  Bartyles & James Wine Cooler.   Lights – Journey More Than Words ... [read more]
>
Read

The Far East Wedding Cocktail Hour – by DJ Gregg Ambient

December 28, 2016 by Gregg Hollmann
This DJ had the fortunate experience to live and work in Japan during the 1990s. The following cocktail hour playlist is inspired by my time spent in the Far East, reflecting the complex fabric of life in Japan that combines traditional and modern elements. The playlist is deliberately heavy on ambient electronica, but takes on a more pop feel later in the set. While the selections are focused on Japan, the list includes a delightful R&B track from the Thai artist “Groove Rider” – you don’t need to speak Thai to feel the good vibes. For a signature drink, we’ve selected a glass of Suntory whiskey on the rocks. This is a salute to actor Bill Murray who promoted Suntory in the movie “Lost in Translation” set in Japan. Following the track list below is a link to a Spotify playlist. Since ... [read more]