Jazz & Blues Standards - background music, receptions, garden parties:

All Of Me - Billie Holiday
Ain’t Misbehaving – Fats Waller
Alice’s Restaurant - Arlo Guthrie
Anji - Bert Jansch
Blue Moon - The Marvels
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams 
Crossroads - Robert Johnson
Dream A Little Dream Of Me – Mamas and Papas
Everything - Michael Bublé
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
The Girl From Ipanema – Antonio Jobim
Honeysuckle Rose - Fats Waller
Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
Just a Gigolo - Dave Lee Roth
I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra
It Had To Be You - Frank Sinatra
Let There Be Love – Nat King Cole
Masquerade – George Benson
Moon River – Andy Williams
Night & Day - Billie Holiday
Romancia - Classical Guitar standard
Route 66 - Bobby Troup
Satin Doll - Duke Ellington
Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald
The Way You Look Tonight – Steve Tyrell
What A Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
We Have All The Time In The World – Louis Armstrong

Laidback acoustic songs - ideal for an intimate party/reception:

Adele - Make You Feel My Love 
Al Green - Take Me To The River
Al Green – Lets Stay Together
Amy Winehouse - Love Is A Losing Game
The Animals – House Of The Rising Sun
Beatles - Blackbird
Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
Beatles - Norwegian Wood
Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Beatles - You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
Beatles - 'Till There was You
Billy Bragg - New England
Bob Dylan - Tambourine Man
Bob Dylan - It’s All Over Now Baby Blue 
Bob Marley - Redemption Song
Bert Jansch – Anji
Bruce Springsteen - The River
Bruce Springsteen - I’m On Fire
Burt Bacharach - Message To Martha 
Burt Bacharach - I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself
Carol King - You’ve Got A Friend
Cat Stevens - Moonshadow
Cat Stevens - Father & Son
Cat Stevens - Wild World
Cat Stevens - Into White
Creedence Clearwater Revival -Proud Mary
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have You Ever Seen The Rain
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising
Crowded House - Don’t Dream It’s Over
Crowded House - Weather With You
Crowded House - You Better Be Home Soon
The Cure - Just Like Heaven 
The Cure - Friday I’m In Love
David Byrne (Talking Heads) Everyone’s In Love With You
David Gray - Babylon
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
Deep Blue Something – Breakfast At Tiffanys
The Doors - Come On Baby Light My Fire
Ed Sheeran - The A Team
Ed Sheeran - Give Me Love
Elvis Costello – Alison
Eric Clapton - Layla
Eric Clapton - Crossroads
Foo Fighters – The Best Of You
Foo Fighters - Everlong
George Ezra - Budapest
Jack Johnson – Better Together
James Taylor – Carolina On My Mind
James Taylor – You’ve Got A Friend
James Taylor – Fire & Rain
James Taylor – Sweet Baby James
Jim Croce - Time In A Bottle
Jim Croce - Operator
Jim Croce - You Don’t Mess Around With Jim
Jimi Hendrix – Hey Joe
Johnny Cash - Hurt
Johnny Cash – Folsom Prison Blues
Johnny Cash – I Won’t Back Down
John Lennon - Oh, My love
John Martyn - May You Never
José Feliciano - Come On Baby Light My Fire
The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon
Led Zeppelin – Stairway To Heaven
Lou Reed - Walk On The Wild Side
Lou Reed - Perfect Day
The Lumineers - Ho Hey 
Mumford & Sons- Little Lion Man
Neil Young - Harvest Moon
Neil Young - Old Man
Neil Young - Heart Of Gold
Nick Cave - Red Right Hand
Nick Cave - Into Your Arms
Otis Reading - Sitting At The Dock Of The Bay 
Oasis – Wonderwall
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
The Police –Roxanne
The Police - Message In A Bottle
The Police -Walking On The Moon
Rod Stewart - You’re In My Heart
Rolling Stones – Time Is On My Side
Rolling Stones – The Last Time
Rolling Stones – Honky Tonk Woman
Simon & Garfunkel - The Sound Of Silence
Simon & Garfunkel – Anji
Steelers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You
Tim Barton - Something in the Water
Tim Barton – Bliss
Tim Barton – Faded Love
Tom Petty – Freefallin’
Tom Petty – I Won’t Back Down
Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
U2 - One
Van Morrison – Moondance
Van Morrison - Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
The Verve  - The Drugs Don’t Work

More up-tempo party songs to dance to:

Aerosmith – Walk This Way
Amy Winehouse – Rehab
Amy Winehouse - Valerie
The Animals – We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
Arctic Monkeys - When The Sun Goes Down
Arctic Monkeys  - Mandy Bum
AC/DC – Highway To Hell
Ace – How Long Has This Been Going On
Beatles – Back In The USSR
Beatles – I Saw Her Standing There
Beatles – Ticket To Ride
Blur - There's No Other Way
Blur – Song Too
Blues Brothers – Sweet Home Chicago
Blues Bothers – I Got Everything I Need (Almost)
The Commitments - Treat Her Right 
The Commitments – Mustang Sally
The Commitments – The Midnight Hour
Crowed House – Weather With You
Chuck Berry – Johnny B Goode
Chuck Berry – Reelin’ & A Rockin’
The Clash – Should I Stay Or Should I Go
Cold Chisel – Khe Sahn
Daft Punk – Get Lucky
David Bowie – Rebel Rebel
Dandy Warholes – Bohemian Like You
Del Shannon – Runaway
Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus
Don McLean – American Pie
The Doors – Roadhouse Blues
Dr. Feelgood – Back In The Night
Echo & The Bunnymen – The Killing Moon
Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds
Elvis Presley – Jailhouse Rock
Gary Moore – Walking By Myself
George Thorogood - One Bourbon, One Scotch And One Beer
Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl
John Denver – Country Roads
The Las – There She Goes
Lenny Kravitz – Fly Away
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
Men At Work – Down Under
Midnight Oil – Beds Are Burning
Nick Cave – Red Right Hand
Nivana - Lithium
Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline
Oasis – Roll With It
Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger
Oasis – Wonderwall
OMC - How Bizarre
The Police – Message In A Bottle
Prince - Kiss
The Proclaimers - I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Radiohead – Creep
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Under The Bridge
REM – Man On The Moon
REM – Losing My Religion
Rolling Stones – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar
Roy Orbison – Pretty Woman
Rory Gallagher – I Take What I Want
Santana - Smooth
The Strokes – Last Night
Split Enz – I Got You
Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed Delivered, I'm Yours
Steppen Wolf – Born To be Wild
Status Quo - Caroline
Talking Heads – Psycho Killer
Thin Lizzy – Whiskey In The Jar
The Troggs – Wild Thing
The Undertones – Teenage Kicks
U2 – With Or Without YYou
Van Morrison – Jackie Wilson Says
Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
Velvet Underground - Who Loves The Sun
Violent Femmes – Blister In The Sun
Whetus – Teenage Dirtbag
White Stripes - Seven Nation Army 
Wild Cherry – Funky Music