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 Like 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
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 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
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 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
 
 

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

All Of Me
Ain’t Misbehaving – Fats Waller
Alice’s Restaurant - Arlo Guthrie
Anji - Bert Jansch
Autumn Leaves
Blue Moon - The Marvels
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams
Crossroads
Dream A Little Dream Of Me – Mamas and Papas
Everything - Michael Bublé
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Framed
The Girl From Ipanema – Antonio Jobim
Honeysuckle Rose - Fats Waller
Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
Just a Gigolo
I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra
It Had To Be You
I Got My Mojo Working
Let There Be Love – Nat King Cole
Masquerade – George Benson
Moon River – Andy Williams
Romancia - Classical Guitar standard
Route 66
Satin Doll
Summertime
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
 
 

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
AC/DC – TNT
AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long
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
Jake Bugg – Lightning Bolt
Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl
John Denver – Country Roads
The Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict A Riot
The Killers – Mr Brightside
The Knack – My Sharona
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
ZZ TOP – TUSH

Aussie and Kiwi classics:

ARE YOU GONNA BE MY GIRL - JET
AM I EVER GONNA SEE YOUR FACE AGAIN - THE ANGELS
ALL TORN DOWN - THE LIVING END
APRIL SUN IN CUBA - DRAGON
BETTER BE HOME SOON - CROWDED HOUSE
BOYS LIGHT UP - AUSTRALIAN CRAWL BAD BOY FOR LOVE - ROSE TATTOO
BLISS - DAVE DOBBYN
CALYPSO - SPIDER BAIT
COME BACK AGAIN - DADDY COOL
CHEAP WINE - COLD CHISEL
DIRTY DEEDS - AC/DC
DON'T CHANGE - INXS
DOWNUNDER - MEN AT WORK
DON'T DREAM IT'S OVER - CROWDED HOUSE
EAGLE ROCK - DADDY COOL
HIGHWAY TO HELL - AC/DC
HOLY GRAIL - HUNTERS & COLLECTORS
HOW BIZARRE - OMC
I GOT YOU - SPLIT ENZ
I SEE RED - SPLIT ENZ
JUST ACE - GINSPOON
KHE SAHN - COLD CHISEL
MY HAPPINESS - POWERFINGER
BEDS ARE BURNING - Midnight oil
WISH YOU WELL - BERNARD FANNING
PUB WITH NO BEER - SLIM DUSTY
RED RIGHT HAND - NICK CAVE
THROW YOUR ARMS AROUND ME - HUNTERS & COLLECTORS
T.N.T. - AC/DC
WEATHER WITH YOU - CROWDED HOUSE
WHO LOVES WHO THE MOST - THE EXPONENTS
WHY DOES LOVE DO THIS TO ME - THE EXPONENTS
YOUR MAMA DON'T DANCE - MATT TAYLOR (chain)
YOU SHOOK ME ALL NIGHT LONG - AC/DC
ZEBRA - JOHN BUTLER TRIO

Original Songs Available to Download/Stream on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal etc

Ride the Storm
Demons in my Sleep
The Lies you told to the common man
After the lockdown
Long time Running
Faded Love
Bored
Beautiful Daze
On a Distant Shore
Vicious Rumour
Restless
Out of Control
Brand new day
Vendetta
Bliss
Talking to your Imaginary Friend
Something in the Water