Thursday, May 19, 2011

Our Italian Crooner-Style Top Picks

Most of our clients, particularly at formal affairs, appreciate the class and elegance of Italian-style "crooners" such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Andrea Bocelli or the "new Sinatra," Mr. Michael Buble.  While the suggested song selections below may be more Italian kitsch than authentic Italian, these songs are sure to delight guests during the softer moments during your affair.

These selections were compiled from Ambient's staff of "music mixologists" (i.e., DJs).

Ain't That a Kick in the Head - Dean Martin
Arrivaderci, Roma - Jerry Vale
As Time Goes By (love theme from Casablanca) - Frank Sinatra
Besame Mucho - Andrea Bocelli
Beyond the Sea - Bobby Darin
Bueno Sera - Louis Prima
Caruso - Josh Groban
Con de Partiro - Andrea Bocelli (note: this may not be appropriate for wedding as it translates to "Time    to Say Goodbye)
Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
Gigolo - Louis Prima
I Left My Heart in San Francisco - Tony Bennett
Italia - Chris Botti (trumpet) w/Andrea Bocelli
Little Girl - Vic Damone
Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin
Mambo Italiano - Dean Martin
More - Vic Dana
Non Dimenticar - Frankie Avalon
Quando, Quando - Michael Buble w/Nelly Furtado
Rags to Riches - Tony Bennett
Sogno - Andrea Bocelli
Spanish Eyes - Al Martino
Speak Softly Love (the melody from Godfather) - Andy Williams
Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra
That's All - Michael Buble
That's Amore - Dean Martin
The Best is Yet to Come - Frank Sinatra or Tony Bennett
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra big band version, or Tony Bennett slow, romantic version
That Old Black Magic - Louis Prima
Volare - Dean Martin
When You're Smiling - Louis Prima
You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You - Dean Martin

For an abundance of bonus music and video content, visit this link provided courtesy of DJ Greg Nice:

Please comment with your own picks which should be added to the list!

By, The Ambient DJ Music Mixologists, with special credit to Christopher Smith (DJ Spinz).

1 comment:

  1. I definitely need to take advantage of the music scene in USA more. I miss live music so much! Thanks for the tips I'm definitely going to look into some of these..!
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