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London Party DJ for Motown 50th Birthday

March 14, 2015

Debbie was really up for a great party to mark her 50th birthday and so for added fun she asked for guests to come in Motown era fancy dress.  The take up was excellent and the mood upbeat.

 The music, particularly for the first half of the night was Motown all the way, and broadened out during the second half to encompass other eras - see the playlist below.  Debbie had used mainly pink and purple for her colour scheme and so I matched the ambience using as seen below.

 At the Bexleyheath Marriott, Applegarth Suite, the bar and very large lounge are outside the function room and this obviously impacts the numbers in the dance area.  So please keep this in mind for when you plan your own functions - try to keep all your guests in one room/area.

The full playlist for the evening was as follows:

 

Aretha Franklin - The Weight

The Staple Singers - I'll Take You There

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - I Second That Emotion

Doris Troy - What Cha Gonna Do Bout It

The jacksons - Show You The Way To Go

Marvin Gaye - Stubborn Kind Of Fellow

Solomon Burke - Cry to Me

The Elgins - Put Yourself In My Place (Singl

The Marketts - Bella Dalena

Charlie Rich - Mohair Sam

The Tymes - Ms. Grace

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Sherry

Four Tops - Standing In The Shadows Of Love

MFSB, The Three Degrees - T.S.O.P. (The Sound OF Philadelphia)

Bob & Earl - Harlem Shuffle

The Marvelettes - When Youre Young And In Love

Percy Sledge - Stand By Me

The Chiffons - He's So Fine

The Supremes - Stoned Love

Sam & Dave - Hold On I'm Coming

Lionel Richie - My Destiny

Four Tops - Walk Away Renee

Jr. Walker & The All Stars - Shotgun

The Jarmels - Gee Oh Gosh

Eddie Floyd - Things Get Better

The Temptations - The Way You Do The Things You Do

Marvin Gaye - Lucky Lucky Me

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Third Finger, Left Hand

Len Barry - 1, 2 3

Ben E King & The Drifters - Kissin' In The Back Row Of The Movies

The Marcels - Blue Moon

Mary Wells - My Guy

Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up (Part I)

Shirley & Company - Shame, Shame, Shame

Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out

Stevie Wonder - For Once In My Life

Otis Redding - Respect

Erma Franklin - (I Get The) Sweetest Feeling

Jr. Walker & The All Stars - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)

Barbara Randolph - I Got a Feeling (Single Version)

Brenda Holloway - When I'm Gone

The Velvelettes - He Was Really Saying Something

The Supremes - He's All I Got

Bill Deal & The Rhondels - I've Been Hurt

The Marvellettes - I'll Keep Holding On

The Detroit Emeralds - Feel the Need In Me

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Jimmy Mack

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Going To A Go Go

Marlena Shaw - Let's Wade in the Water

Diana Ross & The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go

Isley Brothers - This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Nowhere To Run

Jackson  - I Want You Back

Four Tops - Reach Out I'll Be There

Diana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High Enough

The Supremes - Baby Love

Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)

Michael Jackson - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'

Deee Lite - Groove Is In The Heart

Wham! - Freedom

Idnia Menzel - Let It Go

Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell)

Maroon  Featuring Christina Aguilera - Moves Like Jagger

Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass

Taylor Swift - Shake It Off

Beyonce - Single Ladies

Rihanna - We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris)

Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc - Wake Me Up

JackieWilson - Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher

Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go

Phil Collins  - You Can't Hurry Love

Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music

Joe Tex - Ain't Gonna Bump No More

Bee Gees - Night Fever

John Travolta & Olivia Newton John - Grease Megamix

Village People - Y.M.C.A.

Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive

Tony Christie - Is This the Way to Amarillo

Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline

Chic -  Le Freak

Sister Sledge - We Are Family

McFadden & Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now

Rufus & Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody

Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk

Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne - Rather Be

Stevie Wonder - Happy Birthday

Pharrell Williams - Happy

The Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling

Mark Ronson Feat. Amy Winehouse - Valerie

Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)

Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes - I've Had the Times of My Life

Queen - Don't Stop Me Now

Lionel Richie - Endless Love (Duet with Diana Ross)

 

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