Do you play New York New York as your last song
Posted 15 June 2005 - 10:03 AM
For me I will only play it as the last track if the client requests it. Not that it's a bad record, far from it, it's just that in my opinion it's so predictable to play this as the last song, and I'd rather not be that predictable.
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Posted 15 June 2005 - 10:20 AM
Posted 15 June 2005 - 10:36 AM
That said it is predictable, and therefore I try not to use it unless specifically asked for.
I try to work hard at slipping in unusual tracks (although popular) depending on the event and audience.
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Posted 15 June 2005 - 10:52 AM
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Posted 15 June 2005 - 10:54 AM
Posted 15 June 2005 - 11:06 AM
Now, I tend to do Fly me to the moon by Frank Sinatra - much more classy or if I want a fun ending, I use Ellis Hall - Flip flop fly (from Chicken run)!
Otherwise depends on the customers requirement.
Posted 15 June 2005 - 11:07 AM
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Posted 15 June 2005 - 12:02 PM
Some of what goes towards its popularity for an Ender, I think is that it covers the desires of several different types of people who may be on the dancefloor at the end of the evening: EG:
*) Its "pace" is such that it can be a slowy, suitable for couples to do the "turn around slowly with your eyes shut while holding onto your partner" dance
*) its pace also means that it can be danced to by the "stand in a line or circle with your arms over the shoulders of your neighbours in the line/circle, while kicking your legs up" mob too.
*) It can be sung along to easily.
*) Its got a definate FINALÉ FINISH feel to the end of the track...eg: "its up to you Neeeew Yoooooorrrrrk, NEEEEEEWWWWWW YOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRK !"
Posted 15 June 2005 - 12:03 PM
But I've never played it earlier in the evening (other than as diner/cocktail/reception music). If I play it at all, it's one of the last one or two songs.
Posted 15 June 2005 - 02:35 PM
Tend to play my slowies towards the end, then something uptempo to give them a good memory of the night and then as people are leaving put on 'goodnight sweetheart goodnight' by the spaniels. They sort of get the hint then.
Posted 15 June 2005 - 02:53 PM
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Posted 15 June 2005 - 03:41 PM
I think it's because I was at too many parties in my 20's when it was ALWAYS the last song - I can't bring myself to play it at the end of the night because it's so predictable, and it's such a "last song" that I can't seem to fit it in anywhere else LOL.
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Posted 15 June 2005 - 03:42 PM
I did try "Time of my life" (Dirty Dancing Soundtrack) as the last song at my last wedding gig and Surprisingly went down very well.
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Posted 17 June 2005 - 12:21 PM
Some of the gigs I've done for 18th/21st recently, by midnight (the end time) nearly all the guest have gone by 11pm to a night club just up the road!
Posted 03 July 2007 - 02:00 PM
There is another side to this as well, which was highlighted whilst I was packing up a few weeks ago:
'You didn't play New York'
'No-one asked for it'
'Didn't think we'd have to - thought you'd play it automatically'
Over the course of 20 mins I had this conversation with several guests who all assumed it would've been played.
So play it = predictable
Don't play it = why didn't you?
Posted 03 July 2007 - 02:34 PM
Posted 03 July 2007 - 03:08 PM
if no specific request for any thing i play it as a default track although i agree it is predictable although i find elvis; the wonder of you works quiet well
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 03:17 PM
At weddings I always play the B&Gs first dance again, inviting everyone to join them finish as they started and they normally always love this idea.... Then I play Let There Be Love as the last song by Nat King Cole (normally quietly after midnight) coz it always stops the 1 more brigade AND everyone ends up singing or huming it on the way home......
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