Cocktail Party Playlist

What to play for a laid-back get-together with friends

When making your cocktail party playlist, think about what songs put you in a good mood and make you want to just kick back with a cocktail and watch the sun go down. Here are some of our favorites — then share your go-to picks with us below!


Escape — Rupert Holmes

Mack the Knife —Bobby Darin

Girl from Ipanema — Stan Getz/Astrud Gilberto

You Might Think — The Cars

Sporting Life Blues — Eric Clapton

I’ve Got the World on a String — Frank Sinatra

Feelin’ the Same Way — Norah Jones

Dreams Be Dreams — Jack Johnson

Dance Me to the End of Love — Madeleine Peyroux

Turn Out the Stars — Bill Evans

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