Golden Wedding Anniversary

Cathy booked me at the end of 2018 for her 50th Wedding anniversary at the National Hilton hotel in Cobham,Surrey. Some friends of the family who play in a band were to start the evening off with a mixture of oldies and modern,they call themselves New Town.They played until about 8.30pm then it was my turn until they returned for another session.

      Graham(Cathy's ) husband had sent me a lovely list of songs from different eras to get there guests on the dance floor including The Kalin Twins and When,which Showaddy Waddy covered in the Seventies.Other tracks included,


True love ways                                  Buddy Holly

Paint it black                                      Rolling Stones

Up Town Girl                                      Billy Joel

Come on Eileen                                 Dexy’s midnight runners

I want to dance the night away  Mavericks

Hero (I need a)                                  Bonnie Tyler

Sex on Fire                                   Kings of Leon

Standing on the edge                     Take That

The flood                                             Take that

Twist again                                          Chubby Checker

Sunny afternoon                              Kinks

Build me up buttercup                   Foundations

Reach out                                            Four Tops

Sweet Caroline                                  Neil Diamond

Staying alive                                       Bee Gees

All you need is love                         Beatles

Love goes where my Rosemary goes        Edson Lighthouse

Thriller                                                  Michael Jackson

Happy                                                   Pherell Williams

Wake me up before you go go    Wham

Dancing in the dark                         Bruce Springsteen

A little respect                                  Erasure

Going to the chapel of love          The Dixie Cups

Love is all around                             Wet Wet Wet

Five hundred miles                          Proclaimers

It’s raining men                                 Geri Halliwell

I’m a believer                                    Monkeys

Amarillo                                               Tony Christie

She’s got it                                          Little Richard


She’s got it                                          Little Richard

YMCA                                                    Village People

Top of the world                               Carpenters

Dancing on the ceiling                    Lionel Richie

Rubber ball                                         Bobby Vee

Night fever                                         Bee Gees

Believe                                                 Cher

Sit down                                              James

The Gambler                                      Kenny Rogers

Everybody’s changing                    Keane

Take me out                                       Franz Ferdinand

All about the bass                            Meghan Trayner

Feel it still                                            Portugal the man

Radio Ga Ga                                       Queen

Thank you for the music                Abba

Can’t hurry love                                Phil Collins

The Hokey Cokey                             Black Lace

You look good on the dance floor              Arctic Monkeys

Come outside                                    Mike Sarne/Wendy Richards

Goodbye Mr A                                   The hoosiers

Worried about ray                           The hoosiers

When the sun goes down             Arctic monkeys

R U mine                                              Arctic monkeys

The less I know the better            Tame impala

Somebody told me                          The killers

Another brick in the wall               Pink Floyd

Hey ya!                                                 Outkast

Can’t stop the feeling                     Justin Timberlake

Footloose                                            Kenny Loggins

One way or another                        Blondie

Shut up and dance                           walk the moon


Lots of others were played which guests came up and asked requests,i played my second set from just gone 10pm until midnight ending with a trio of The Foundations-Build me up buttercup,James-Sit down and Niel Diamond's classic Sweet Caroline.A long evening had ended and the last of the guests departed to their cabs or rooms at the Hotel.


Cobham Hilton Dance floor