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"Have a Good Time" - Alejandra & Eugene's Wedding

Ceremony Music:

Duke Ellington: In a Sentimental Mood, The feeling of Jazz

Charlie Parker: Embraceable You

Henry Mancini: Moon River

Louis Armstrong: Blueberry Hill, A Kiss to Build a Dream On

Groom/Parents/Bridesmaids Procession: All I Want Is You by Vitamin String Quartet (U2 tribute)

Bride/Father Procession: Wonderful Tonight by Vitamin String Quartet (Eric Clapton Tribute)

Recessional (to be played immediately after the glass is broken/mazel tov!): Kick in the Head by Dean Martin


Introductions/Formalities Music Selections

Parents of the Bride and Groom AND Bridal Party Entrance: “Cantina Band” from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by John Williams   

Bridge & Groom Entrance: “Sing, Sing, Sing” (the classic Benny Goodman & His Orchestra version) 

Bride & Groom First Dance: “That’s All” by Frank Sinatra

Bride & Father Dance: “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong

Groom & Mother Dance: “I Wish You Love” by Natalie Cole

Cake Cutting:  Baby Elephant Walk by Rene Touzet



For the cocktail hour/dinner, we’d love a mix of jazzy swing/big band type songs (both classic ones from the 30s and 40s, and some of those 90s swing revival tunes), and some mambo/bossa nova/latin lounge songs from the 50s/60s. And we’d like to give dinner a bit of an international feel, so jazz/lounge songs in Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, French are welcome.


Glen Miller: In the Mood

The Andrews Sisters: Bugle Boy

Ella Fitzgerald: Manhattan

Brian Setzer: Hollywood Nocturne

Louis Armstrong: When You’re Smiling

Celia Cruz: Guantanamera (the original version with the band from the 50s)

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: Mr. Pinstripe Suit

Louis Prima: Jump Jive an Wail, I Wanna Be Like You (the Jungle Book version)* (Alejandra loves Louis Prima)

Silver Screen Soundtrack Orchestra: Everybody Wants to Be a Cat (from Disney's The Aristocats)

Robin M. Krive: Crush on You

Marilyn Monroe: I Wanna Be Loved By You

Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66: Mais Que Nada

Mambo All Stars: Tea for Two (from the Mambo Kings soundtrack)

Connie Francis: Bossa Nova Hand Dance*

Dick Hyman & His Orchestra: Washington Square

Henry Mancini: Mambo Parisienne

Astrud Gilberto: Agua de Beber

Benny Goodman: Stompin’ at the Savoy, Moon Glow, etc.

Glenn Miller: Moonlight Serenade

Ella Fitzgerald: Isn’t it Romantic

Billie Holiday: The Very Thought of You

Duke Ellington: Take the “A” Train*  (we live in Harlem and basically live on the A train ;)

Pink Martini: Ojala, Let’s Never Stop Falling in Love

Edith Piaf: La Vie En Rose

Carla Bruni: Le Plus Beau de Quartier

Toto Cutugno: L’Italiano* (this was one of Eugene’s favorite songs growing up)

Paolo Conte: Via Con Me* (one of Alejandra’s favorite songs)

Renato Carosene: Tu Vua fa l’Americano

Gotan Project (anything by them is great)


Open Dance:


Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell: You’re All I Need to Get By*

Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs: Stay

The Ronnettes: Be My Baby*

Otis Redding: These Arms of Mine*

The Temptations: My Girl, Just My Imagination

The Marvalettes: Please Mr. Postman

Chubby Checker: The Twist, Let’s Twist Again



Katy Perry: Teenage Dream

Natasha Bedingfield: These Words

Britney Spears: I’m a Slave For You,  Crazy



Jay-Z: Dirt off Your Shoulder, Empire State of Mind*, Big Pimpin

Justin Timberlake: Like I Love You, Sexy Ladies (remix feat. 50 cent), Sexy Back

Timbaland: The Way I Are*, Give it to Me*

Lenny Kravitz: It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over, Lady, I Belong to You (slow)

Notorious BIG: Hypnotize

Snoop Dogg: Gin and Juice

2Pac: California Love

Marvin Gaye: Sexual Healing

Al Green: Let’s Stay Together

Will Smith: Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It, Miami

Fabolous: Make Me Better (featuring Ne-Yo)

NORE: Nothin’

Outkast: Hey Ya, B.O.B.*

Clipse: When the Last Time (Radio Version)

Gnarls Barkley: Crazy

Gorrilaz: Feel Good Inc., Dare

Nelly Furtado: Promiscuous, Say it Right, No Hay Igual

*nsync: Girlfriend* (The Neptunes Remix feat. Nelly)

Nelly: Country Grammar, Hot in Herre

LL Cool J: Phenomenon



Marvin Gaye: Got to Give It Up (Pt. 1)*

Bon Jovi* : Livin’ on a Prayer, You Give Love a Bad Name, It’s My Life

Bruce Springsteen*: Born in USA. Dancin’ in the Dark

Neil Diamond: Sweet Caroline* 

Beatles*: I Want To Hold Your Hand, Twist and Shout, Hard Day’s Night

Doobie Brothers: Long Train Running*

Average White Band: Pick Up the Pieces*

Stevie Wonder: Superstition*

David Bowie: Fame*

Bee Gees: Stayin’ Alive*, You Should be Dancing, More than a Woman

KC & The Sunshine Band: Keep it Comin’ Love

ABBA: Take a Chance on Me*, Dancing Queen

Queen: Another One Bites the Dust*, Crazy Thing Little Called Love

Pink Floyd: Another Brick In the Wall, Part 2


80s/New Wave

Modern Talking: Cheri Cheri Lady*

Erasure: Chains of Love

The Knack: My Sharona

The Cure:Just Like Heaven*

Billy Idol: White Wedding, Dancing with Myself

Depeche Mode: Enjoy the Silence

Duran Duran: Girls on Film


Jackson 5/Michael Jackson (can we have a Michael Jackson medley?):

ABC, Rock With You, Billie Jean. PYT, Thriller, Dirty Diana*

Spanish Language Music

Julio Iglesias: Baila Morena Baila*, Agua Dulce Agua Sala

Roberto Torres: Caballo Viejo *

Miguel Bose: Amante Bandido 99*, Morena Mia,

Celia Cruz: La Vida Es Un Carnaval*

Ruben Blades: Pedro Navaja

Wilfrido Vargas: Abusadora

Hector Lavoe: Periodico de Ayer

Marc Anthony*: Necesito Amarte, Dimelo, Si Te Vas, Preciosa

Elvis Crespo: Suavemente

Selena: Bidi Bidi Bom Bom

Ray Barretto: El Watusi

Tito Puente: Cuban Pete

Shakira*: Loba, Ojos Asi

Juan Luis Guerra: La Bilirrubina*, La Niagara en Bicicleta

Olga Tañon: Es Mentiroso, Ya Me Canse

Banda Caliente: Mayonesa

Carlos Vives*: La Gota Fria, Fruta Fresca, Dejame Entrar, Amor Latino

Ricky Martin: Maria

Jarabe de Palo: La Flaca*

Gypsy Kings: Bamboleo*



Daddy Yankee: Lo Que Paso Paso, Gasolina, Rompe

Wisin y Yandel: Rakata

DJ Yamo and Calle 13: Tocarte Toa

Don Omar: Danza Kuduro

Tito El Bambino: Siente El Boom

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