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Whether you're hosting a small dinner party with family or throwing a backyard bash with a roaring campfire and beers in tow, a fall get together is all about creating a warm and inviting vibe for your guests. We're opening with an indie-pop mashup of Echosmith's "Cool Kids" and Vance Joy's "Riptide," featuring that infectious hook that will have your guests singing along. Along with understated, laid-back acoustic performances from Hozier, James Bay, and The Civil Wars, we've added some throwback tunes that will have your guests grooving on their feet. Cue charming wedding classics like Aretha Franklin's "Respect" and Al Green's "Let's Stay Together," and The Supremes' "You Can't Hurry Love" for a retro nod that's sure to satisfy your older guests and get you practicing for your first dance. Who doesn't love a little dance party in the living room?
For post-dinner mingling, we've incorporated whiskey-hour, nostalgia-inducing tunes for the guys like Leon Bridges' "Coming Home," Queens' "Cool Cat," and Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash's "Girl From the North Country." And as your guests file out, there's no sweeter goodbye than these soulful tracks from Ray LaMontagne's "Shelter" and Iron & Wine's "Sunset Soon Forgotten" that will definitely have you sneaking love-filled looks at your husband-to-be.
Turn up the volume and get ready to listen to our playlist of swoon-worthy engagement party songs that are perfect for a night in with your loved ones.