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London Party DJ for Jane's 50th

50th birthday celebrations generally bring a very mixed bag of feelings as there are reflections on loved ones no longer with us, children growing/grown up, the career decisons we make, the friends that remain and those that have moved on, etc etc.  All of this was evident at Jane's very thoughtfully prepared 50th birthday celebration where the guest ages ranged from 15 or so young teenagers to a large group of her peers.

 

Guests were welcomed with a bar tab (always welcome) and the viewing of a great range of family photos, spanning several generations of family, running on a big screen.  This was a very effective way for guests to greet, mingle and chat.  I kept the music low key making sure to incorporate the many requests from the 80s but also branching out to include other major numbers from that era - see full playlist below.   Blue mood lighting was selected.

As guests took leave of the excellent buffet the tempo of the night gradually increased and at the end of the buffet Jane switched off the picture presentation and together with my lighting adjustments we shifted focus into the celebratory phase of the night but not before Jane, her husband Martin and their boys all made lovely speeches.  From here we sang a rousing Happy Birthday and danced the night away!

Dancing was good throughout the evening, not only to classic tunes from their 'growing up' days but also to a range of modern tunes.  There was also Irish interest and a few select tunes were incorporated accordingly - see the full playlist below.  Requests are always welcomed, and I had a good number beforehand and more on the night.

 

 

 

 The full playlist for the evening was as follows:

 

Joe Jackson - Is She Really Going Out With Him

Mr Big - To Be With You

Mutya Buena - Real Girl

Boy George - Everything I own

Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song

Earth, Wind & Fire - Fantasy

Shanice - I Love Your Smile

Keane - Everybody's Changing

Moby - Porcelain.

Lily Allen - Smile

Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer

Blondie - The tide is high

Tears for Fears - Shout (Album Version)

Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)

Prince and The Revolution - Kiss

Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere

Johnny Hates Jazz - Shattered dreams

Sydney Youngblood - If Only I Could

Happy Mondays - Step On

Monie Love - Its A Shame

Madonna - Vogue

Incognito Featuring Jocelyn Brown - Always There

Rozalla - I Love Music

George Michael - Flawless

Byron A Stingly - Get Up Everybody

S Club  - Don't Stop Movin' (Jewels & Stone Radio Mix)

M People - One Night In Heaven

Edwyn Collins - A Girl Like You

The Clash - The Magnificent Seven (Album Version)

UB40 - One in Ten

Jazz Jamaica - Shank-Kai-Chek

Etta James - Blowing In The Wind

Julie London - Fly Me To The Moon

Peggy Lee - The Boy From Ipanema

Louis Prima - Just A Gigolo - I Ain't Got Nobody

Charlie Rich - Mohair Sam

Ben E King & The Drifters - Up On The Roof

Marvin Gaye - Lucky Lucky Me

The Temptations - The Way You Do The Things You Do

Erma Franklin - (I Get The) Sweetest Feeling

Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Third Finger, Left Hand

Pete Seeger - Guantanamera

Carly Simon - You're So Vain.

Pogues - Dirty Old Town

The Saw Doctors - Bless Me Father

The Dubliners - (The Bonnie) Shoals of Herring

Police - Roxanne

Rolling Stones - Start me up

Bruce Springsteen - Glory Days

The Real Thing - You To Me Are Everything

Gwen Guthrie - Ain't Nothing Goin' On But The Rent

Whitney Houston - I'm Every Woman

Stevie Wonder - Happy Birthday

Michael Jackson - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'

Alison Limerick - Where Love Lives

Robin Thicke ft. Pharrell & T.I. - Blurred Lines (Super Clean)

Wham! - Freedom

The B's - Love Shack

The Beatles - Twist and Shout

George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You

Madness - House Of Fun

David Bowie - Let's Dance

Human League - Don't You Want Me

Duran Duran - Wild Boys

Tiffany - I Think We're Alone Now

Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk

Maroon  Featuring Christina Aguilera - Moves Like Jagger

Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass

Beyoncé - Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)

Taylor Swift - Shake It Off

Pharrell - Happy

Mark Ronson Feat. Amy Winehouse - Valerie

EMF & Reeves & Mortimer - I'm A Believer

Jam - A Town Called Malice

Madness - One Step Beyond

The Blues Brothers - Everybody Needs Somebody To Love

Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk

Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne - Rather Be

The Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling

Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen

Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just wanna Have Fun

Rufus and Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody

Luther Vandross - Never Too Much

Jocelyn Brown - Somebody Else's Guy

 

 

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