The New Years Eve Style Cocktail Hour Playlist

January 8, 2016 by Gregg Hollmann

Dom_Perignon_ConciergeWhile New Years Eve is nearly a week gone by, this fun party atmosphere can be re-created any night of the year. New Years Eve is a time to reflect upon the year past – with all of its memories good and bad. It’s a time to get sentimental. It’s also a time to look forward to the possibilities of the coming year!

The tracks on this playlist compiled by DJ Gregg Ambient reflect the sentimental, festive and often flamboyant nature of a New Years Eve celebration. Representative selections include tracks from the late 70s and early 80s (Herb Alpert, Chuck Mangione, George Benson), dramatic sax players (Kenny G, Gato Barbieri) and a slew of upbeat disco and R&B artists (Whitney Houston, DeBarge, George McCrae, Cerrone) and many more. The later section of the set introduces more danceable selections in anticipation of the dance party to follow.

For New Years Eve, you’d better be uncorking a bottle of fine champagne! As a signature drink,  a tasty bottle of Moet & Chandon has been selected. Cheers to you!

Listen to The New Years Eve Style cocktail hour on our Spotify channel by clicking here. For a 2016 New Years Eve dance mix by DJ Gregg Ambient that includes a cocktail style opening followed by a vigorous best of 2015 dance set, see the link to the Mixcloud set immediately below the track listing.


The New Years Eve Wedding Cocktail Hour

  1. Rise – Herb Alpert
  2. Feels So Good – Chuck Mangione
  3. Europa (Earth’s Cry, Heaven’s Smile) – Gato Barbieri
  4. Brazil – Kenny G.
  5. I.G.Y. – Donald Fagen
  6. Kiss on My List – Hall & Oates
  7. Love’s Theme – The Love Unlimited Orchestra
  8. Tangerine – The Salsoul Orchestra
  9. Love in C Minor – Cerrone
  10. All Night Long – Mary Jane Girls
  11. Rock Your Baby – George McCrae
  12. More, More, More – Andrea True Connection
  13. Give Me The Night – George Benson
  14. Let’s Go Dancing’ (Ooh La, La, La) – Kool & The Gang
  15. Rhythm of The Night – DeBarge
  16. Everybody – Madonna
  17. I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) – Whitney Houston
  18. Dancing on the Ceiling – Lionel Richie
  19. Nightlife – Jody Watley
  20. Strike It Up – Black Box

Listen to DJ Gregg Ambient’s 2016 New Years Eve Dance Party mix on Mixcloud at:

New Years Eve Dance Party 2016 by Dj Gregg Ambient on Mixcloud

Listen to The New Years Eve Style cocktail hour on our Spotify channel by clicking at:

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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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