The Summer Pop Wedding Cocktail Hour

June 8, 2016 by Gregg Hollmann

jameson_gingerFor those seeking a fresh and contemporary feel for their cocktail hour, this playlist will be just what the doctor ordered. Curated by master music mixologist Christopher Smith, aka “DJ Spinz,” the following playlist highlights happy and recent pop tunes, augmented by some clever cover versions. Post Modern Jukebox is a standout, with its vintage version of Beyonce’s “Drunk in Love.” Other featured artists include the Lumineers, Imagine Dragons, Disclosure and Paramore.

Ambient DJ continues its tradition of selecting a signature drink for each wedding cocktail hour playlist. DJ Spinz has hand picked a refreshing summer cocktail called the “Jameson & Ginger Ale” – to view the recipe, click here.

The Summer Pop Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist – Compiled by DJ Spinz

Not A Bad Thing- Justin Timberlake
Drunk In Love (You Tube Cover)- Post Modern Jukebox
Team- Lorde
Safe & Sound- Capital Cities
Love Sublime – Tensnake f/ Nile Rodgers and Fiora
Rude- Magic!
Latch- Disclosure Feat Sam Smith
Ain’t It Fun- Paramore
Ho Hey- The Lumineers
A Thousand Years- Christina Perri
P.Y.T (You Tube Cover)- Tori Kelly
Come With Me Now- KONGOS
Am I Wrong- Nico And Vinz
Classic- MKTO
Best Day Of My Life- American Authors
On Top Of The World- Imagine Dragons
Lemonade (You Tube)- Jeremy Passion f/ Luke Edgemon & Tori Kelly
Love Never Felt So Good- Michael Jackson Feat Justin Timberlake
Happily- One Direction
Love Someone- Jason Mraz
Make The World Go Around- Dj Cassidy feat R. Kelly

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.
Crooner Wedding Cocktail Hour, Jack Daniels on the Rocks w/Splash of Water (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Chanteuse Wedding Cocktail Hour, White Lady (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
TV Theme Songs Wedding Cocktail Hour, Coca-Cola with a side of Popcorn (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Christmas Wedding Cocktail Hour, Eggnog (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Boardwalk Empire / Great Gatsby Wedding Cocktail Hour, Rum Punch for a Crowd (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Classic R&B Wedding Cocktail Hour, Ciroc Blue Ocean (DJ Iron Mike). Click here.
James Bond Wedding Cocktail Hour, Vesper Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Valentines Wedding Cocktail Hour, Godiva Chocolate Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Miami Vice Wedding Cocktail Hour, Cuba Libre (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The “Super Happy Hour” Wedding Cocktail Hour, The Bob Marley (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The Brazilian Wedding Cocktail Hour, Caipirinha (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The New Jersey Homegrown Wedding Cocktail Hour, Boat Beer (Microbrew) (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The French Connection Wedding Cocktail Hour, 2010 Canon-la-Gaffeliere (Bordeaux) (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The Disco Love Wedding Cocktail Hour, Sloe Gin Fizz (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The Super Funky Soul Wedding Cocktail Hour, Funky Cold Medina (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The Acid Jazz Wedding Cocktail Hour, Gimlet (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The 70s Soft Rock Wedding Cocktail Hour, Miller High Life (DJ Iron Mike). Click here.
The New York State of Mind Wedding Cocktail Hour, Bronx Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The Disney Wedding Cocktail Hour, Vibrant Orange Juice Frosty (DJ 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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