The Super Funky Soul Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist

Want to get those feet tapping before your wedding reception even begins? Then consider this "Super Funky Soul Cocktail Hour." I was inspired to compile this playlist after attending a recent DJ association meeting where a crafty turntablist named "DJ Audey B" from Andres Entertainment (AES) was spinning feel good funk tracks by the likes of James Brown and King Floyd. His set definitely put our group in a great mood!

The playlist that follows starts slow and funky before ramping up in tempo, and explores various sub-genres of funk and soul, with even a touch of hip hop later in the set. Representative artists includes James Brown, Sly & the Family Stone, Cameo, Kool & the Gang, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, the Temptations, Prince, Sheila E. and many more.

Ambient DJ continues its tradition of selecting a signature drink for each wedding cocktail hour playlist. Evoking memories of the Tone-Loc anthem, we've selected the "Funky Cold Medina" - a sweet and tasty drink that can sneak up on you very quickly! For more information about the Funky Cold Medina, click here.

And now let's drop that funk!

The Super Funky Soul Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist - Compiled by DJ Gregg Ambient

  1. I Get Lifted - George McCrae
  2. Papa Was a Rollin' Stone - The Temptations
  3. You Rock My World - Michael Jackson
  4. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again) - Sly & The Family Stone
  5. Papa's Got a Brand New Bag - James Brown
  6. Groove Me - King Floyd
  7. Back in Love Again - L.T.D.
  8. Let's Go Dancin' (Ooh, La, La, La) - Kool & the Gang
  9. Boogie Shoes - K.C. and the Sunshine Band
  10. Knock on Wood - Eddie Floyd
  11. Superstition - Stevie Wonder
  12. Soul Finger - The Bar-Kays
  13. Higher (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) - Jackie Wilson
  14. Gimme Some Lovin' - The Spencer Davis Group
  15. I Can't Wait - Nu-Shooz
  16. We Got the Funk - Positive Force
  17. Rapture (Grandmaster Flash Mix) - Blondie
  18. Last Night a DJ Saved My Life - Indeep
  19. Before I Let Go - Maze f/ Frankie Beverly
  20. I Found Lovin' - The Fatback Band
  21. Candy - Cameo
  22. I Wanna Be Your Lover - Prince
  23. Love Bizarre - Sheila E.
  24. I Know You Got Soul - Eric B. and Rakim
  25. Funky Cold Medina - Tone-Loc
  26. Soul Makossa - Manu Dibango
  27. You Dropped a Bomb on Me - The Gap Band

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.
  24. The French Connection Wedding Cocktail Hour, 2010 Canon-la-Gaffeliere (Bordeaux) (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  25. The Disco Love Wedding Cocktail Hour, Sloe Gin Fizz (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