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#305366 - 05/07/10 08:10 PM Re: Party Music [Re: Argon]
chesseroo Offline
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 Originally Posted By: Argon
I am having a Shrimp Boil / Party at my house in early June. Invited will be Co-Workers and Folks that work for me. I want to make a Party list to play as semi background music during the evening. I went through my library and pulled out selections ranging from Lady GaGa (I do have teenagers) for the younger crowd to Merle Haggard / Dixie Chicks for the country crowd to Donavon for the older crowd. I am wide open to suggestions from you guys.......

I just got back from a hockey tournament in Brainerd, Minnesota.
For 4 years no one brought any method by which we could play music in the "hospitality" suite (aka the rented, overly large, free booze, after party room by the lake side).
This year i brought down a vintage setup (Mission speakers, Kenwood amp) plus a laptop loaded with 37 GB of mp3s of various sorts.
I let people play what they wanted. Search for a song, add it to the playlist and it comes up.
Worked great.

I should mention that "Baby Got Back" was one of the first songs selected on the night.
Good call Spiff.
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#305374 - 05/07/10 08:49 PM Re: Party Music [Re: chesseroo]
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Loc: Nashville TN
I hosted a similar shin dig last week and just let VH1 greatest hits of the 80's go on random. it went over just fine. After more drinks were in everyone the sing alongs were awesome
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#305385 - 05/07/10 09:59 PM Re: Party Music [Re: Nashvegas Rocks]
Argon Offline
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Loc: Oak Ridge, NC
Some great suggestions - I will have to try some of the more obscure ones - I already had Wilburys, Beatles, Eagles, Cars, Petty, Browne, Blondie, Petty, Some that have not been mentioned - B52's, 5th Dimension (gotta love Marylin McCoo), Fiona, Pink, Highway 101, Confederate Railroad, Joe Diffie, and more. I plan on picking the daughter's brains.
Trick is I am not too experienced in entertaining - and in the same vein that I put way too much thought into my Axiom purchase....I am putting too much thought into the playlist. I was hopin to get some specific song names?

Dean....not 80's but 60's with a 500. I plan on taking them for a walk at some point in the evening......
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#305391 - 05/07/10 10:16 PM Re: Party Music [Re: medic8r]
CV Online   confused
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Registered: 07/20/06
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Loc: Richland, WA, USA
 Originally Posted By: medic8r
Here's my CV impression: "I recommend Regina Spektor, she is so awesome, and also there's Feist, Martina and the Diamonds, and Catatonia."

How'd I do?


Ha ha, I do like all of those, except replace Martina with Marina. It would take me a long time to try to compile a mix for a party, though. I'm pretty sure most people would just wonder what in the hell they were hearing with a lot of my choices.

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#305405 - 05/07/10 11:49 PM Re: Party Music [Re: Argon]
Adrian Offline
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 Originally Posted By: Argon
I was hopin to get some specific song names?

Free....All Right Now
BTO.....Ain't Seen Nothing Yet, Takin' Care of Business, Let it Ride...
Midnight Oil...Blue Sky Mine, Beds are Burning, Bull Roarer
Pearl Jam...Alive, EvenFlow
Crash Test Dummies...Superman's Song, Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm, Swimming in Your Ocean
Foreigner...Hot Blooded, Double Vision, I Want to Know What Love Is
Blue Rodeo...Hasn't Hit Me Yet, Try, 5 days in May
Beatles/Stones...take your picks
Led Zeppelin....ditto(I like the Physical Grffiti album)
Sade...ditto
Diana Krall and Norah Jones...ditto
Tragically Hip...lots to choose from, but not too well known in the States, try a couple of songs like Locked In The Trunk of a Car, Blow at High Dough, Fifty Mission Cap
James Taylor...Shower the People, Fire and Rain, Carolina in my Mind
Sundays...I Feel Fine, Wild Horses
Cranberries...Linger, Dreams, When You're Gone
Sinead O'Connor...Nothing Compares 2 U
Enya...Orinoco Flow, Carribean Blue, Only Time
Loreena McKennitt...Mystics Dream, The Old Ways, Gates of Istanbul, Mummer's Dance
Dire Straits...So Far Away, Sultans of Swing, Brothers In Arms
Live...Turn My Head, Operation Spirit, Lightning Crashes

Hope you find a few selections there, Rob! good luck!





Edited by Adrian (05/07/10 11:55 PM)
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#305455 - 05/08/10 08:32 AM Re: Party Music [Re: Adrian]
medic8r Offline
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B-52s are awesome party music!

Rock Lobster
Love Shack
Roam
Butterbean
Song for a Future Generation
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#305843 - 05/10/10 01:13 PM Re: Party Music [Re: fredk]
Murph Offline
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John Butler Trio. You can practically play the whole CD (first two anyways) because he throws so many different genres into his mix.
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#306831 - 05/16/10 11:18 PM Re: Party Music [Re: Adrian]
Shane White Offline
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Registered: 10/05/08
Posts: 144
Loc: Perth, Western Australia
 Originally Posted By: Adrian
Music to scare teenagers with; Emerson Lake & Palmer, King Crimson, Mike Oldfield, Barney the Dinosaur theme song

ROTFL. I don't know about Barney, but I can see the potential in the other three. This concept needs its own thread.

Shane
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#306833 - 05/16/10 11:37 PM Re: Party Music [Re: Adrian]
fredk Offline
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 Quote:
Foreigner...Hot Blooded

Noooooooooooooo!!!
::runs away screaming::

I lived next to a guy that blasted that song way too loud EVERY morning when he got up.
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#306850 - 05/17/10 05:42 AM Re: Party Music [Re: fredk]
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 Originally Posted By: fredk
I lived next to a guy that blasted that song way too loud EVERY morning when he got up.

Alone.
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