To find the most compelling music for holiday parties, audiophile Charlotte Druckman turned to the pros behind the best restaurant playlists.

Food & Wine
December 01, 2006
Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission.

International Lounge Music

Buy The Entire Playlist

Dusty SpringfieldWishin' and Hopin' Dusty Springfield - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Dusty Springfield - Wishin' and Hopin'
Les NubiansMakeda Les Nubians - Princesses Nubiennes - Makeda
Marcos ValleCrickets Sing for Anamaria Marcos Valle - Samba '68 - Crickets Sing for Anamaria
Andrew BirdSkin Is, My Andrew Bird - The Mysterious Production of Eggs - Skin Is, My
Gnarls BarkleySmiley Faces Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere - Smiley Faces
Yo La TengoThe Race Is On Again Yo La Tengo - I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass - The Race Is On Again
Grand NationalPeanut Dreams Grand National - Kicking the National Habit - Peanut Dreams
Primitive Radio GodsStanding Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand Primitive Radio Gods - Rocket - Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand
The Ditty BopsGentle Sheep The Ditty Bops - The Ditty Bops - Gentle Sheep
PhoenixIf I Ever Feel Better Phoenix - United - If I Ever Feel Better
JemThey Jem - They - Single - They

Rock Meets Folk

Buy The Entire Playlist

The KnickerbockersLies The Knickerbockers - Best of The Knickerbockers - Lies
WolfmotherWoman Wolfmother - Woman - Single - Woman
Paul Revere & the RaidersKicks Paul Revere & The Raiders - Paul Revere & The Raiders: Greatest Hits - Kicks
Bob DylanForever Young Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, Vol. 3 - Forever Young
The KillersMr. Brightside The Killers - Hot Fuss - Mr. Brightside
The HolliesBus Stop The Hollies - The Hollies' Greatest Hits - Bus Stop
Joni MitchellRiver Joni Mitchell - Blue - River
T. RexJeepster T. Rex - Electric Warrior (Remastered) - Jeepster
Neil YoungSouthern Man Neil Young - Neil Young: Greatest Hits - Southern Man
The RamonesI Wanna Be Sedated The Ramones - Weird Tales of the Ramones - I Wanna Be Sedated

Mellow Jazz

Buy The Entire Playlist

Charlie Hunter QuartetMore Than This Charlie Hunger Quartet - Songs from the Analog Playground - More Than This
Jamie CullumWind Cries Mary Jamie Cullum - Twentysomething - Wind Cries Mary
BossacucanovaPrevisão Bossacucanova & Adriana Calcanhotto - Uma Batida Diferente - Previsão
Cesaria EvoraPetit Pays (Château Flight Remix) Césaria Évora - Club Sodade - Petit Pays
Madeleine PeyrouxDon't Wait Too Long Madeleine Peyroux - Don't Wait Too Long - Single - Don't Wait Too Long
Katie MeluaJust Like Heaven Katie Melua - Piece By Piece - Just Like Heaven
FeistInside and Out Feist - Let It Die - Inside and Out
Sergio MendesLet Me (Remix from Timeless) Sergio Mendes - Timeless - Let Me
Paul AnkaTrue Paul Anka - Rock Swings - True
Si SéMariposa en Havana Si*Se - More Shine - Mariposa en Havana
Bent & Billie HolidaySpeak Low (Bent Remix) Bent & Billie Holiday - Verve Remixed 3 - Speak Low

You May Like