Music For When You Have Friends Over
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There are few things more satisfying than throwing an exquisite dinner party for friends. However, it is also something that can go badly wrong if you don’t go about it in the right way.
A big part of the overall experience of any dinner party comes with the music that is played. If you want a memorable dinner party with unbeatable music then here are some top choices to consider.
The Very Best of Louis Armstrong
For a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere it is hard to beat the greatest songs recorded by jazz legend Louis Armstrong. The man known affectionately as Satcho brings a laid back style and friendly tone to timeless classics such as Moon River, High Society and (What a) Wonderful World. Slip this album on and everyone will feel their worries just slip away.
One Love: The Very Best of Bob Marley
This is another best of collection, this time bringing together the most brilliant songs by Bob Marley. All of the songs you could possibly want are on here, from No Woman, No Cry to Exodus and Waiting in Vain. If you want your guests to enjoy some funky reggae that makes them feel good then this is a fine choice. The political and spiritual messages in the songs made them ideal for generating some interesting debate, while it also works well as unobtrusive background music.
The Best of Michael Bublé
You are spoilt for choice when it comes adding some swing to your dinner party. The likes of Frank Sinatra and Harry Connick Jr have made some brilliant songs in this category. However, for a slightly more modern touch you could go for Buble’s greatest hits collection. Most of the top swinging songs that everyone can name are here, with the likes of Mack the Knife, My Funny Valentine, Come Fly With Me and Summer Wind among the top titles.
The Blue Brothers Soundtrack
If you want something a bit bluesier and a lot more raucous then you should cast a glance at the original Blues Brother soundtrack album. Everybody Needs Somebody to Love, Jailhouse Rock and the Theme from Rawhide are among the songs on here. It might not be as subtle and restrained as the other albums we have looked at but it is guaranteed to give everyone a good time and maybe get them reminiscing about when they last saw the film.
MYC Culture Writer: Robert BellSubscribe to UpdatesRelated Articles