The French Connection Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist

France is known for its refined culture. Its music is no exception. This playlist, titled “The French Connection” includes French Cafe music, smooth electronica, vintage French disco, and modern French dance fare. The set starts on a classical tip with Debussy and Satie, before ratcheting up in tempo and energy. All composers, artists and remixers in this set are of French descent. The set is heavily weighted towards electronic music, of which the French do particularly well.

I have many fond memories of a trip to Paris taken during the late 1990s. The entire city is like one giant museum. I particularly enjoyed viewing the original paintings of Claude Monet, sipping rich coffee at French cafes, touring historic cathedrals and walking around this bustling city.

Ambient DJ continues its tradition of selecting a signature drink for each wedding cocktail hour playlist. With France's rich “terroir”, we’ve selected a highly rated French Bordeaux, the 2010 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere St. Emilion ($103 per bottle). For more information about this award-winning vintage, click here.

And now let's get into the music!

The French Connection Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist - Compiled by DJ Gregg Ambient

  1. Clair De Lune - Claude Debussy
  2. The Painted Veil: “Gnossienne No. 1” - Erik Satie
  3. Space Maker - Air
  4. La Mer Opale - Coralie Clement
  5. 5:55 - Charlotte Gainsbourg
  6. All I Need - Air
  7. This is Not a Love Song - Nouvelle Vague
  8. Something That's Inside - Daniel Masson
  9. Breathe - Telepopmusik
  10. Si La Photo Est Bonne - Barbara
  11. Les Moulins De mon Couer (The Windmills of Your Mind) - Patricia Kaas
  12. Bonnie & Clyde - Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot
  13. Sacre Francais - Dimitri from Paris
  14. Here Comes the Sun (Francois K. Remix) - Nina Simone
  15. Around the World - Daft Punk
  16. Supernature (Bob Sinclar Remix) - Cerrone
  17. One Love - David Guetta f/ Estelle
  18. Tout Est Bleu - Ame Strong
  19. D.A.N.C.E. - Justice
  20. Lady (Hear Me Tonight) - Modjo
  21. World, Hold On (Children of the Sky) - Bob Sinclar

Recap of Previous Cocktail Hour Playlists

Here are our prior submissions:

  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.
  7. Back to the Eighties Cocktail Hour, Midori Sour (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  8. Beach Themed Cocktail Hour, Red Stripe Beer (DJ Spinz). Click here.
  9. Classic Wedding Cocktail Hour, Tanqueray & Tonic (DJ Garrett B.). Click here.
  10. International Excursions Wedding Cocktail Hour, Sangria (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  11. Country Wedding Cocktail Hour, Manhattan (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  12. Crooner Wedding Cocktail Hour, Jack Daniels on the Rocks w/Splash of Water (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  13. Chanteuse Wedding Cocktail Hour, White Lady (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  14. TV Theme Songs Wedding Cocktail Hour, Coca-Cola with a side of Popcorn (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  15. Christmas Wedding Cocktail Hour, Eggnog (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  16. Boardwalk Empire / Great Gatsby Wedding Cocktail Hour, Rum Punch for a Crowd (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  17. Classic R&B Wedding Cocktail Hour, Ciroc Blue Ocean (DJ Iron Mike). Click here.
  18. James Bond Wedding Cocktail Hour, Vesper Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  19. Valentines Wedding Cocktail Hour, Godiva Chocolate Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  20. Miami Vice Wedding Cocktail Hour, Cuba Libre (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  21. The "Super Happy Hour" Wedding Cocktail Hour, The Bob Marley (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  22. The Brazilian Wedding Cocktail Hour, Caipirinha (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  23. The New Jersey Homegrown Wedding Cocktail Hour, Boat Beer (Microbrew) (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