Good Vibes Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist

November 4, 2015 by Gregg Hollmann

Mike Bacon, aka “DJ Iron Mike has titled his wedding cocktail hour playlist “Good Vibes” and selected the Pina Colada as his signature cocktail! For an extra kick, Mike recommends pouring a shot of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum into the beverage. First things first – if you expect to see Rupert Holmes’ “Escape (the Pina Colada Song)” in the mix, then you will be disappointed. Why? The premise of “Escape” involves estranged spouses trolling the personal ads for a tryst and doesn’t really belong at a celebration of love and fidelity! (for other taboo wedding songs, read our blog entry here).

As Ambient DJs’ Head of Musical Programming, Mike has deep knowledge on numerous musical genres. While some wedding DJs skimp on cocktail hour and dinner music, Mike always tries to create the perfect custom playlist for the occasion. Now pour that extra shot into your Colada, and keep on reading to view DJ Iron Mike’s playlist!  Random Fact: The Pina Colada is the national beverage of Puerto Rico!

DJ Iron Mike’s Good Vibes Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist

  1. Brandy Alexander – Feist
  2. Rags to Riches – Tony Bennett
  3. Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
  4. The Book of Love – Peter Gabriel
  5. Building a Mystery – Sarah McLachlan
  6. Amber – 311
  7. You are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
  8. Love Take Me Down to the Streets – Not Wings
  9. Sunday Morning – Maroon Five
  10. Soul to Squeeze – The Red Hot Chili Peppers
  11. Summer Highland Falls – Billy Joel
  12. Human Nature – Michael Jackson
  13. Knocks Me Off My Feet – Stevie Wonder
  14. Lover Lay Down – Dave Matthews Band
  15. Are You In? – Incubus
  16. Valerie – Amy Winehouse
  17. Kiss of Life – Sade
  18. Your Love is Mine – Corinne Bailey Rae
  19. Everyday I Write the Book – Elvis Costello
  20. Seven Days in Sunny June – Jamiroquai
  21. Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard – Paul Simon
  22. Quando, Quando, Quando – Michael Buble with Nelly Furtado
  23. You Make Me Feel So Young – Frank Sinatra
  24. You’re Nobody Til Somebody Loves You – Dean Martin
  25. Beyond the Sea – Bobby Darin
  26. This Must Be the Place – Talking Heads
  27. Game of Love – Santana & Michelle Branch
  28. Is this Love – Bob Marley & the Wailers
  29. The Great Gig in the Sky – Pink Floyd

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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 Amazon.com.


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