The Hipcats - list of top tunes ...

 

Your set list designed for you

We specialise in delivering the performance and the set list that suits exactly what you want - whether you are looking for fresh and cool or classy and classic.

Below are most of the songs that we perform and they are mix of classic jazz and swing, the Great American Songbook and also a few more contemporary tunes that we know work well in our set list - they include:

  • upbeat swing and jive songs,

  • ballads, love songs and first dances,

  • vintage swing,

  • classic jazz standards,

  • electro-swing,

  • latin, salsa and bossa tunes,

  • cool, contemporary and funky tunes,

  • popular songs recorded by Michael Buble,

  • a selection of Christmas songs.

We are always adding to the list and please contact us if there is something you would like to hear.  Recently we had a request for The Love Cats by The Cure as a first dance and were really pleased that we learnt it!  Other recent tunes which are going down a storm include Happy by Pharrel and Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars.

 

Which songs do you love?

Check our complete song list and pick your own favourites!

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Have a look at the list of top ten tunes towards the bottom of the page.

 

Looking for something cool, contemporary and groovy?

Are you thinking that jazz and swing may be too much for the whole evening?  

No problem - check out our list of more modern and contemporary tunes for a more funky vibe.

We love a bit of groove and enjoy performing jazz songs in a contemporary style, adding a bit of electro-swing, throwing in a few modern tunes which fit in with the vibe and generally getting down and funky.  Find out more here

 

 

HOT NEWS - The Hipcats featured in 'The UK's most popular jazz and swing tunes' - more here

 

Other styles we can add to the set list ...

The Hipcats are a talented bunch and love a wide range of music from jazz to swing to latin to funk - we can incorporate these influences into our set.

Ask us about specialist areas such as:

- vintage jazz, swing & jive,

- electro-swing,

- salsa & bossa nova.

 

 

TOP TEN TUNES - as voted by YOU!

 

Favourite medium-swing songs (think laid-back Sinatra)

Somewhere BEYOND THE SEA (La Mer)

Bobby Darin

They’re writing songs of love BUT NOT FOR ME

Chet Baker

DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE

Harry Connick Jr

IT HAD TO BE YOU

Harry Connick Jr

I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN

Frank Sinatra

But first of all please LET THERE BE LOVE

Nat ‘King’ Cole

MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME

Nina Simone

Every time it rains it rains PENNIES FROM HEAVEN

Frank Sinatra

THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME

Ella Fitzgerald

YOU BROUGHT A NEW KIND OF LOVE TO ME

Doris Day

 

Favourite jive and electro-swing songs (great for dancing)

AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ saving all my love for you

Louis Armstrong

AIN'T WHAT YOU DO it's the way that you do it

Ella Fitzgerald

BLUE SUEDE SHOES

Elvis Presley

Money CAN’T BUY ME LOVE

The Beatles

HIT THE ROAD JACK

Ray Charles

HONEYSUCKLE ROSE

Louis Armstrong

You ain't nothing but a HOUND DOG

Elvis Presley

KING OF THE SWINGERS (wanna be like you)

Disney

MAMA DON'T ALLOW

Johnny Cash

ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK

Bill Haley

 

Favourite First Dance (can be done more upbeat or as ballads)

AS TIME GOES BY

‘Casablanca’

HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY THAT I LOVE YOU

Van Morrisson

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MADE

Jamie Cullum

WHEN I FALL IN LOVE it will be forever

Nat ‘King’ Cole

IT HAD TO BE YOU

Harry Connick Jr

I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN

Frank Sinatra

But first of all please LET THERE BE LOVE

Nat ‘King’ Cole

SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME

Michael Buble

THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME

Ella Fitzgerald

THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT

Michael Buble

 

Favourite Vintage Songs (great for 1920s to 1950s themes)

AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ saving all my love for you

Louis Armstrong

AIN'T WHAT YOU DO it's the way that you do it

Ella Fitzgerald

There I go singing low BYE BYE BLACKBIRD

Sammy Davis Jr

When we're out together dancing CHEEK TO CHEEK

Fred Astaire

HONEYSUCKLE ROSE

Louis Armstrong

ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET

Louis Armstrong

A NIGHTINGALE SANG IN BERKELEY SQUARE

Harry Connick Jr

AS TIME GOES BY

‘Casablanca’

There’s no sun up in the sky STORMY WEATHER

Ella Fitzgerald

Every time it rains it rains PENNIES FROM HEAVEN

Frank Sinatra

 

 

Favourite Classic Jazz Tunes (vocal and instrumental)

A NIGHTINGALE SANG IN BERKELEY SQUARE

Harry Connick Jr

GEORGIA on my mind

Ray Charles

AUTUMN LEAVES start to fall

Nat ‘King’ Cole

BLUE MONK (instrumental blues)

Thelonius Monk

If they asked me I COULD WRITE A BOOK

Harry Connick Jr

SUMMERTIME and the livin’ is easy

Ella Fitzgerald

BLUE BOSSA (latin instrumental)

Dexter Gordon

CANTELOUPE (funky instrumental)

Herbie Hancock

NOSTALGIA IN TIMES SQUARE (instrumental blues)

Charles Mingus

WATERMELON MAN (funky instrumental)

Herbie Hancock

 

Favourite Latin tunes (bossa, salsa and samba grooves)

AGUA DE BEBER

Astrud Gilberto

BLUE BOSSA (latin instrumental)

Dexter Gordon

LA BAMBA

Ritchie Valens

MAS QUE NADA

Sergio Mendes

NIGHT AND DAY you are the one

Ella Fitzgerald

OYE COMO VA

Santana

SONG FOR MY FATHER (latin instrumental)

Horace Silver

Dance with me, make me SWAY

Dean Martin

TEQUILA

Wes Montgomery

THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA

Frank Sinatra

 

Favourite Groovy Tunes (pop, funk, contemporary, etc)

CANTELOUPE (funky instrumental)

Herbie Hancock

GET LUCKY

Daft Punk

GOOD TIMES

Chic

HAPPY

Pharrell

I NEED A DOLLAR

Aloe Blacc

Love is kind of crazy with a SPOOKY little girl like you

Andy Williams

TAINTED LOVE

Soft Cell

UPTOWN FUNK

Mark Ronson

VALERIE

Amy Winehouse

WATERMELON MAN (funky instrumental)

Herbie Hancock

 

 

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Our most requested tunes

These tend to be the one's that crop up most in our set list.

 

The first set often includes:

When I fall in love

Bear necessities

Fly me to the moon

Moondance

The Love Cats

Blue moon

I've got you under my skin

Let there be love

They can't take that away from me

Save the last dance for me

The girl from Ipanema

Mack the knife

Hit the road Jack

Sway

 

Second set often includes:

Can't buy me love

Happy (Pharrel)

Get Lucky 

Uptown Funk 

Tainted love

Oye como va

Mas que nada

Tequila

La Bamba

Watermelon Man

Kiss

King of the swingers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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