Hi, everyone! We are having a 60-90 minute cocktail hour followed by a dinner only reception for 90-120 minutes. I planned an eclectic playlist of music that people would enjoy but that would not prompt them to start dancing. There are some more upbeat songs (just toe-tappers like Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars and Say Hey by Michael Franti and Spearhead) for the cocktail hour and some softer ones for the dinner. We are going the mp3 player route for both.
I was doing some research to see what other songs could work and started to notice most people mention only jazz, classical, or similar type of music for these situations. Now I am second guessing my lists. Did you or anyone you know have a playlist of songs that were not Buble/Sinatra-esque? Our attire is black tie optional and I want to convey a formal feel but cater to the eclectic group of guests as well.
Right now my lists cover everything from soft rock to R&B to pop and range from new releases to songs older than us! Just want some feedback on how this type of playlist would work.