60th Birthday Party Play List suggestions

PeteT

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I have a 60th birthday party next week thats going to be about 75 people and outside.... Have the Power and canopy all ready planned - but would love ideas on the play list.

Thinking that this is core disco age with a small mix of the 80s and some sinatra & swing. Its a surprise party so I can't ask the birthday boy for what he wants to hear and the organizer is leaving it all to me....

What do you think?

General suggestions and specific songs would be REALLY appreciated!
 

Chuck The DJ

I know people.
40 years ago, when the BD boy was 20, was 1967 the Summer Of Love... Hippies, Free Love, Stop The War.... when he was 22, in 1969 would have been Woodstock...

42 years ago when her got outa high school wopuld have been 1965.... Beatles, Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, Classic Rock....

Don't think Disco as much
 
K

Kirby Ball

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Dont' forget..."Motown"....:sqbiggrin:

Diana Ross/Supremes
Temptations
Four Tops
Smokey Robinson/Miracles
Marvin Gaye
etc. etc.

You might consider some of the "Pop" from those eras also.

Lulu
Petula Clark
Tom Jones
Englebert Humperdink
etc. etc.


Don't forget "Johnny Rivers" :)
 

Fred Wright

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Surprise 'em with some Sonny James (Young Love), Sam Cooke (Havin' A Party) and Bobby Vinton (I Love How You Love Me). These songs never fail. :)

You may wish to check out the dMarie time capsule. There you may enter a date and get info on the guest of honor's birthday date. For kicks, look up the b-day date in 10 year increments.

Hope it helps.
 
Here's my playlist from a high school 40th Reunion I worked a couple of years ago. Take what you think would work with your crowd.

Digital Domain - Speaker Identification Test
Phoebe Snow - Poetry Man

- - AS ALUMNI ARRIVE:
Turtles - Happy Together
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary
J. Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers - Last Kiss
Doors - Strange Days
Beatles - Ticket To Ride
Monkees - Porpoise Song (Theme From "Head") [Single Version]
James Brown - Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
Johnny Preston - Running Bear
Les & Larry Elgart - A String Of Pearls
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Whipped Cream
Sam Cooke - Nothing Can Change This Love
Rascals - A Girl Like You
Beatles - Nowhere Man
Elvis Presley - Memories [Live]
Frankie Valli - The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)
Archie Bell & The Drells - Tighten Up
James Brown - Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine [Full-Length Single Version]
Hugo Montenegro - Jeannie
Louis Armstrong - Hello Dolly
Andy Williams - (In The Summertime) You Don't Want My Love
Peter & Gordon - A World Without Love
Booker T. & The MG's - Green Onions
Booker T. & The MG's - Mo-Onions
Van Morrison - Gloria
Box Tops - The Letter
Beach Boys - The Little Girl I Once Knew
Andy Williams - The Bilbao Song
Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love
Simon & Garfunkel - The Boxer

- - COCKTAILS & DINNER:
Bobby Vinton - Roses Are Red (My Love)
Sam Cooke - Little Red Rooster
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Connie-O
Righteous Brothers - Ebb Tide
Elvis Presley - (Such An) Easy Question
Monkees - Daydream Believer [Edit]
Henry Mancini - Moon River
Fleetwoods - He's The Great Imposter
Lenny Welch - Since I Fell For You
Simon & Garfunkel - Scarborough Fair/Canticle
Mamas & The Papas - California Dreamin'
Gene Chandler - Duke Of Earl
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Never On Sunday
Turtles - Happy Together
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Love Potion #9
Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto - The Girl From Ipanema
Bobby Goldsboro - Honey
Percy Faith - Theme From "A Summer Place"
Tony Bennett - I Left My Heart In San Francisco
Drifters - Under The Boardwalk
James Taylor - Something In The Way She Moves
Frank Sinatra - Strangers In The Night
Tommy James & The Shondells - Crystal Blue Persuasion
Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman
Elvis Presley - Crying In The Chapel
Bobby Vinton - Blue Velvet
Bent Fabric & His Piano - Alley Cat
Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
Lulu - To Sir With Love
Roger Miller - King Of The Road
Andy Williams - More
Shirelles - Soldier Boy
Peter & Gordon - A World Without Love
Patsy Cline - Crazy
Beach Boys - Surfer Girl
Jimmy Dean - Big Bad John
New Vaudeville Band - Winchester Cathedral
Association - Never My Love
Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind
Sam Cooke - Nothing Can Change This Love
Shelley Fabares - Johnny Angel
Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love
Ray Charles - I Can't Stop Loving You
Henry Mancini - Love Theme From Romeo And Juliet
Frank Sinatra - Summer Wind

- - POWERPOINT PRESENTATION:

- - OPEN DANCING:
Kathy Young & The Innocents - A Thousand Stars In The Sky
Association - Cherish
Temptations - Ain't Too Proud To Beg
Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Beach Boys - Fun, Fun, Fun
Bobby Darin - Beyond The Sea
Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Old Time Rock & Roll [Edit]
Tommy James & The Shondells - Mony Mony
Dynatones - Shout [Edit]
Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
Chiffons - One Fine Day
Drifters - (You're More Than A Number In My) Little Red Book
Swingin' Medallions - Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)
Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising
Sam & Dave - Soul Man
Paul & Paula - Hey Paula
Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender
Supremes - Come See About Me
Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels - Devil With A Blue Dress On & Good Golly Miss Molly
Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again
Rascals - Good Lovin'
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary
Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand
Elvis Presley - (You're The) Devil In Disguise

- - DEDICATION TO THE CLASS OF 1965:
Beatles - Yesterday

Anne Murray - Could I Have This Dance
Dion - Runaround Sue
Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There
Chubby Checker - The Twist
Elvis Presley - If I Can Dream
Jimmy Jones - Handy Man
Supremes - Baby Love
Kingsmen - Louie Louie
Beach Boys - Surfin' U.S.A.
Elvis Presley - Hound Dog
Beatles - Hey Jude
Diamonds - The Stroll
Aretha Franklin - Chain Of Fools
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Pride And Joy
Santo & Johnny - Sleep Walk
Sonny & Cher - I Got You Babe
Barry White - You're The First, The Last, My Everything [Edit]
Betty Everette - Shoop Shoop (It's In His Kiss)

- - LAST DANCE:
Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes - (I've Had) The Time Of My Life

- - GOOD NIGHT:
Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack
Van Halen - Happy Trails
Bob Sheppard - Good Night
 

Papa Deuce

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I have a 60th birthday party next week thats going to be about 75 people and outside.... Have the Power and canopy all ready planned - but would love ideas on the play list.

Thinking that this is core disco age with a small mix of the 80s and some sinatra & swing. Its a surprise party so I can't ask the birthday boy for what he wants to hear and the organizer is leaving it all to me....

What do you think?

General suggestions and specific songs would be REALLY appreciated!
Um, I think you aren't hitting this right, IMO... core disco age would be 48 - 55. I'm a disco FREAK, and I will be 45 next week. But, that said, disco would be appreciated, I bet....

Don't forget some MOTOWN!