Post # 1
My fiance loves Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin type of music. So as a little surprise for him I was thinking of having the music playing during dinner be this era and style of music. I have a few songs but they are mostly Sinatra and Martin, I need quite a few more to fill the dinner and I’d like more than these two artists. Suggestions?
(First 5 are Frank Sinatra)
Come Fly With Me
New York, New York
Fly me to the Moon
I’ve Got the World on a String
Everybody Loves Somebody Sometimes by Dean Martin
LOVE by Nat King Cole
At Last by Etta James
Post # 3
Cole Porter? Ella Fitzgerald? Sarah Vaughan? Tony Bennett?
Post # 4
@daybyday: Good artists!! Any specific song suggestions?
Post # 5
I am planning to do this, as well. I love Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Dean Martin, etc.
Post # 6
@nrieder: Off the top of my head . . .
Cole Porter: Delovely; Night and Day; Anything Goes
Ella Fitzgerald: Let’s Fall in Love; I Get a Kick Out of You; Dream a Little Dream of Me
Sarah Vaughan: The Shadow of Your Smile
Tony Bennett: LOL, everything. Steppin’ Out is one of my favorites.
Also, Thanks for the Memories by Bob Hope is one of my favorite old-timey happy songs!
Post # 7
how about some 4 seasons? i went to see jersey boys the other night and it was AMAZING and now i cant stop listening to them.
My eyes adore you
cant take my eyes off of you
walk like a man
Working my way back to you
Post # 7
The way you look tonight
It had to be you
Beyond the Sea
La Vie en Rose
What a wonderful world
All of me
Strangers in the night
I’ll be seeing you
All I do is Dream of you
When I fall in Love
Save the Last Dance for Me
Sorry if there are repeats, I was just going through my list of songs we are playing 🙂 Most of these are sung by more than one artist so I always just choose my favorite one!
Post # 8
A few ideas:
Bobby Darin — Beyond the Sea
Bobby Darin — More
Peggy Lee — Fever
Anita O’Day — Honeysuckle Rose
Nat King Cole — I Love You for Sentimental Reasons
Ella Fitzgerald — All the Things You Are
Nina Simone — My Baby Just Cares for Me
Julie London — Come on a My House
Anything by any of these artists would do (except Nina Simone — some of her stuff wouldn’t fit the bill). If you google Great American Songbook you should get plenty of suggestions for standards, most of which have been covered by basically all of these artists!
Post # 9
We’re doing this, too! I shall bookmark this thread, there have been lots of great song suggestions. I found a lot of things I liked by youtube-ing songs I like and then checking out the “suggested videos” that came up on the side!
Post # 10
Just start listening to Pandora on Frank Sinatra – you’ll find lots of good stuff. Or check out the labels on CD’s at stores – look for collections of love songs by Frank Sinatra & Friends – you get the idea.
I also told my DJ/brother to play some oldies during dinner and right after. I love it. Fiance not so much but he’s not really a dancer and my family will dig it.