Back to the Eighties Wedding Cocktail Hour List

It's day #4 of our self-proclaimed “Wedding Cocktail Hour Week.” We have been sharing themed wedding cocktail hour playlists selected by our Ambient DJ Music Mixologists. Each DJ has also selected a matching liquid refreshment to compliment the vibe of their playlist!

Gregg Hollmann, aka "DJ Gregg Ambient returns with an 80s-themed cocktail hour playlist. Gregg was in his formative school years during the 1980s, living and breathing this lost decade known for its distinctive sounds and fashions. One of his guilty pleasures is watching episodes of Miami Vice - over and over again. Gregg's selections below showcase the softer side of the era and a perfect atmospheric soundtrack for a cocktail hour. Reflecting a popular and gaudy drink of the times, he has selected the colorful Midori Sour as his signature cocktail! Midori is a brand of melon liqueur produced by Suntory of Japan. The sour mix balances out the sweet taste of the muskmelon-flavored liqueur. Random Fact- "midori" is the Japanese word for "green."

Put down your Rubik's cubes, and click through to view the playlist!

DJ Gregg Ambient's Back to the Eighties Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist

  1. Too Shy - Kajagoogoo
  2. The Tide is High - Blondie
  3. Do You Really Want to Hurt Me - Culture Club
  4. If You Leave - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
  5. Crazy for You - Madonna
  6. The Promise - When in Rome
  7. Take My Breath Away - Berlin
  8. Drive - The Cars
  9. True - Spandau Ballet
  10. Method of Modern Love - Hall & Oates
  11. Rosanna - Toto
  12. Sara - Starship
  13. Wrapped Around Your Finger - The Police
  14. Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears for Fears
  15. Hold Me Now - Thompson Twins
  16. Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
  17. Holding Back the Years - Simply Red
  18. Don't You Forget About Me - Simple Minds
  19. Dance Hall Days - Wang Chung
  20. Need You Tonight - INXS

Recap of This Week's Playlists

Here are our submissions for the week thus far. Check back daily for the latest playlist!

  1. Alternative Rock Cocktail Hour, Craft Beer (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  2. The Quintessentially Mixed Cocktail Hour, Long Island Iced Tea (DJ AQ). Click here.
  3. Good Vibes Cocktail Hour, Pina Colada (DJ Iron Mike). Click here.
  4. Head to Shoulder Dip Cocktail Hour, Hairy Navel (DJ Gary G). Click here.
  5. Retro Soul Cocktail Hour, Ciroc Havana Coconut Martini (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  6. Smooth Sail Cocktail Hour, Malibu Bay Breeze (DJ Mike K). Click here.

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