Back to the Eighties Wedding Cocktail Hour List

December 2, 2015 by Gregg Hollmann

Gregg Hollmann, aka “DJ Gregg Ambient returns with an 80s-themed cocktail hour playlist. Gregg was in his formativmidori_sour_wedding_cocktaile school years during the 1980s, living and breathing this lost decade known for its distinctive sounds and fashions. One of his guilty pleasures is watching episodes of Miami Vice – over and over again. Gregg’s selections below showcase the softer side of the era and a perfect atmospheric soundtrack for a cocktail hour. Reflecting a popular and gaudy drink of the times, he has selected the colorful Midori Sour as his signature cocktail! Midori is a brand of melon liqueur produced by Suntory of Japan. The sour mix balances out the sweet taste of the muskmelon-flavored liqueur. Random Fact– “midori” is the Japanese word for “green.”

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DJ Gregg Ambient’s Back to the Eighties Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist

  1. Too Shy – Kajagoogoo
  2. The Tide is High – Blondie
  3. Do You Really Want to Hurt Me – Culture Club
  4. If You Leave – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
  5. Crazy for You – Madonna
  6. The Promise – When in Rome
  7. Take My Breath Away – Berlin
  8. Drive – The Cars
  9. True – Spandau Ballet
  10. Method of Modern Love – Hall & Oates
  11. Rosanna – Toto
  12. Sara – Starship
  13. Wrapped Around Your Finger – The Police
  14. Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Tears for Fears
  15. Hold Me Now – Thompson Twins
  16. Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
  17. Holding Back the Years – Simply Red
  18. Don’t You Forget About Me – Simple Minds
  19. Dance Hall Days – Wang Chung
  20. Need You Tonight – INXS


Gregg Hollmann Gregg Hollmann (56 Posts)

Ambient DJs’ Founder and President, Gregg Hollmann, is a leader in the wedding and events industry. With formal musical training on several instruments, Gregg is known for his creative mixing and chameleon-like ability to play in different musical styles. His musical knowledge allows him to excel in environments ranging from elegant wedding receptions to convivial dance parties. A graduate of the College of New Jersey, he holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration. He enjoys working with clients and personalizing events to their tastes. An industry leader, Gregg has served as President of the East Coast’s premier professional disc jockey organization, the New Jersey Disc Jockey Network for the past three years. He is the author of The Bride’s Guide to Selecting the Perfect Wedding DJ available on

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