A few clients have asked me about my solo piano set list, recently. I’ve been avoiding this, because my music pile has looked like this for months (taken earlier this morning):
Following some prompting from a hairstylist and make up artist, I waded through the pile just now. And here is where I am currently.
[Note: This is a work in progress. Some client requests are not listed at the moment. If you see any glaring omissions, please do let me know. I’ll add a form at the bottom of the page for shy people, or comment below that for all the world to see…]
Solo piano set list for weddings in no particular order:
Bowie – Space oddity – Starman – Life on Mars
Elton John – Rocket man – Your song – Can you feel the love tonight?
The Beatles – Because – In my life – Lady Madonna – Hey bulldog – Here comes the sun [For a weather gag] – Blackbird
Norah Jones – The nearness of you – Come away with me – Don’t know why – One flight down
Supertramp – The logical song – Goodbye stranger
Stevie Wonder – I wish – Isn’t she lovely? – For once in my life
Billy Joel – Piano man – Always a woman
Nat King Cole – L.O.V.E. – Nature boy
Burt Bacharach – The look of love – Raindrops keep falling on my head [Another weather gag]
Eva Cassidy versions of – Ain’t no sunshine – Autumn leaves
Lady Gaga – Shallow – Always remember us this way
Movie/TV music – Pirates of the Caribbean – Game of Thrones – Comptine d’un autre été – Valse d’Amelie – Kiss from a rose – Tale as old as time – We could have been anything that we wanted to be – Promenade Sentimentale – You’ve got a friend in me – Mia and Seb’s theme – Mission Impossible – We have all the time in the world
Awesome jazzy stuff – Just a gigolo – Take 5 – Sweet Georgia Brown – Me and Mrs Jones – Misty – Georgia on my mind – La vie en rose – Dream a little dream of me – Summertime – My baby just cares for me – Cantaloupe Island – All of me – I wish I knew how it would feel to be free – Left bank two – Fly me to the moon – What a wonderful world – At last – Sympathique – Over the rainbow – The girl from Ipanema [Yes, but it’s kind of jazz]
Great recent stuff – All about that bass – All of me – A thousand years – Perfect – Chasing cars – Thinking out loud – Love story – Despacito
Hard to categorise – Dock of the bay – Lovely day – Eternal flame – Perfect day – Golden brown – Green onions – Don’t cry for me Argentina – Sous le ciel de Paris – It must be love – Killing me softly – More than words – A million years ago – You really got me – Can’t take my eyes off you – Gymnopédie Nº1 – Us and Them – We are the champions
Songs for the church – Amazing grace – Prelude in C – Prelude in C minor – Pachelbel’s Canon (Which goes nicely into Elvis’ “Can’t help falling in love with you”) – Ave Maria – Cavatina – Jesu, joy of man’s desiring – Mendelssohn’s Wedding March – Bourrée in E minor
And when I get round to it – My favourite things – All the things you are – As time goes by – and… (gulp)… but I really want to do it… (deep breath) Monsters Inc. Theme
Notes to self: Also take a look at… What I’d say – How deep is your love? – House of the Rising Sun – Natural woman
There. You can see why I’ve been putting off gathering those songs into one place.
Now, I already play most of those. But if you’re wondering what I’m doing over the next many months, it’s working on the rest of them. I might post on the SoundCloud and YouTube channels along the way (they’re very out of date). And I may even blog some progress here.
As I said at the top of the page, if there’s anything that really should be on this list (I’ve left a bunch of stuff out, for various reasons), please let me know. I’ll hand you the mic now… go!
4 thoughts on “Solo piano set list for 2021 and beyond”
Hey Alex, great list. How about a bit of Take That? Greatest Day or Shine, perhaps?
Thanks for the ideas! I’ll check them out and let you know!
How about “How deep is your love?” Bee Gees and Take That in one go!