- Posted on Saturday, February 15, 3:17 pm
The premise of the following playlist is a collection of particularly happy songs. These are songs about parties, dancing, and casting your worries aside.
The playlist starts on a reggae/tropical vibe, before exploring the 80s and the particularly happy 60s. The final section of the visits R&B soul favorites, before jacking up the beats with current pop music (e.g., Pharrell's "Happy" and some brisk house music to finish the set. Is this music too happy for our native New Jerseyans who can be reluctant to flash a smile?
Ambient DJ continues its tradition of selecting a signature cocktail for each wedding cocktail hour playlist. Inspired by a vacation to Jamaica last year, a pool drink called the "Bob Marley" has been selected. The Bob Marley can be consumed frozen, on the rocks, or even flaming! View the recipe for this signature drink by clicking here.
We became so giddy in the midst of preparing this playlist, that there is far more music than a traditional cocktail "hour" will allow for. Therefore, feel free to use the leftover happy songs for the wedding reception dance party to follow!
The "Super Happy Hour" Wedding Cocktail Hour - Compiled by DJ Gregg Ambient
- Having a Party - Sam Cooke
- Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
- Red, Red Wine - UB40
- Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffet
- It's Five O'Clock Somewhere - Alan Jackson
- Never Ever Worry - Lord Pretender
- Seven Days in Sunny June - Jamiroquai
- The Sound of Sunshine - Michael Franti & Spearhead
- Foundation - Beenie Man
- Smile - Lily Allen
- Saturday in the Park - Chicago
- Soak Up the Sun - Sheryl Crow
- Shiny, Happy People - R.E.M.
- Heaven is a Place on Earth - Belinda Carlisle
- Rhythm of the Night - DeBarge
- Dancing on the Ceiling - Lionel Richie
- Let's Go Dancin' (Ooh, La, La, La) - Kool & the Gang
- You Make Me Feel Like Dancing - Leo Sayer
- Good Times - Chic
- Where's the Party? - Madonna
- Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams
- Do You Believe in Love - Huey Lewis & the New
- Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
- It's My Party - Lesley Gore
- More Today Than Yesterday - Spiral Starecase
- Joy to the World - Three Dog Night
- Hooked on a Feeling - B.J. Thomas
- Do You Believe in Magic? - The Lovin' Spoonful
- Doo Wah Diddy - Manfred Mann
- Lovely Day - Bill Withers
- Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
- Forever - Chris Brown
- Happy - Pharrell Williams
- Love Generation - Bob Sinclar feat. Gary Pine
- Say Hey (I Love You) - Michael Franti (f/ Spearhead)
- Big Fun - Inner City
- Sing Hallelujah - Dr. Alban
- The Whistle Song - Frankie Knuckles
Craving more happy music? Check out Coca-Cola's "52 Songs of Happiness" project featuring aspiring artists from across the globe. All of these songs can be enjoyed on Spotify. Click here for more information.
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.
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 www.ambientdj.com.
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