Crooner Wedding Cocktail Hour

February 3, 2016 by Gregg Hollmann

ratpack_hanging_outEarlier this year we posted themed cocktail hour playlists. We’re catching our second wind and have new playlists to share! The following playlist is a “Crooners”-themed wedding cocktail hour playlist. What is a crooner? The term came into being with the advent of radio broadcasting and electrical recording. Previously, singers were forced to project their voices to the rear of a theater with a very loud vocal style. The microphone made possible a more intimate vocal style. The following playlist contains a variety of classic and modern day crooners including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Paul Anka, Tony Bennett, Michael Buble, Jamie Cullum and even Kevin Spacey.

Gregg Hollmann, aka DJ Gregg Ambient compiled the following crooners cocktail hour playlist. For his signature cocktail, Gregg has selected Frank Sinatra’s favorite drink, Jack Daniels on the rocks (three ice cubes) with a splash of water.

Crooners Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist

Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra
Ain’t That a Kick in the Head – Dean Martin
Be-Bop, the Beguine – Sammy Davis, Jr.
Little Girl – Vic Damone
Papa Loves Mambo – Perry Como
Puppy Love – Paul Anka
L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole
Mack the Knife – Louis Armstrong
More – Bobby Darin
Beyond the Sea – Kevin Spacey
As Time Goes By – Jimmy Durante
Chances Are – Johnny Mathis
The Very Thought of You – Rod Stewart
The Impossible Dream – Jerry Vale
After the Lovin’ – Englebert Humperdinck
The Best is Yet to Come – Tony Bennett
It Had to Be You – Harry Connick, Jr.
The Way You Look Tonight – Michael Buble
The Summer Wind – Frank Sinatra
You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You – Dean Martin
I Only Have Eyes for You – Jamie Cullum
Recap of Previous Cocktail Hour Playlists

Here are our prior submissions:

Alternative Rock Cocktail Hour, Craft Beer (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The Quintessentially Mixed Cocktail Hour, Long Island Iced Tea (DJ AQ). Click here.
Good Vibes Cocktail Hour, Pina Colada (DJ Iron Mike). Click here.
Head to Shoulder Dip Cocktail Hour, Hairy Navel (DJ Gary G). Click here.
Retro Soul Cocktail Hour, Ciroc Havana Coconut Martini (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Smooth Sail Cocktail Hour, Malibu Bay Breeze (DJ Mike K). Click here.
Back to the Eighties Cocktail Hour, Midori Sour (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Beach Themed Cocktail Hour, Red Stripe Beer (DJ Spinz). Click here.
Classic Wedding Cocktail Hour, Tanqueray & Tonic (DJ Garrett B.). Click here.
International Excursions Wedding Cocktail Hour, Sangria (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Country Wedding Cocktail Hour, Manhattan (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
About Ambient DJ Service

Ambient DJ Service is a full-service mobile NJ DJ entertainment company based in Central New Jersey that specializes in wedding DJ entertainment. Ambient DJ is a 2013 winner of the Knot Best of Weddings award as well as of the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Award. We have a deep passion for the music that we play and enjoy collaborating with our brides and grooms to create unforgettable parties! For more info and to read our wedding reviews, visit us on the web at

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