MR. POTATO HEAD SONG LIST
*Unique Song Choice for First Dance
**Unique Song Choice for Parents’ Dances
Classic R&B, Funk, and Disco
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Bill Withers - Use Me
Blondie - Heart Of Glass
Bobby Caldwell - What You Won’t Do For Love
Brick - Dazz
Cheryl Lynn - Got To Be Real
Chic - Good Times
Commodores - Brick House
Commodores - Easy
Earth, Wind & Fire - Can't Hide Love
Earth, Wind & Fire - September
Earth, Wind & Fire - Shining Star
Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing
Jackson Five - ABC
Jackson Five - I Want You Back
Jackson Five - Never Can Say Goodbye
Jackson Five - The Love You Save
James Brown - Papa Don’t Take No Mess
James Brown - Sex Machine
James Brown - Since You've Been Gone
Jean Knight - Mr. Big Stuff
KC & The Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight
King Floyd - Groove Me
Labelle - Lady Marmalade
L.T.D. - (Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again
Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up (Keep On Dancin')
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
Parliament - Flashlight
Rolling Stones - Miss You
Rufus & Chaka Khan - Tell Me Something Good
Sly & The Family Stone - If You Want Me To Stay
Spinners - Could It Be I'm Falling In Love
Staple Singers - I'll Take You There
Stevie Wonder - You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Stevie Wonder - Boogie On Reggae Woman
Stevie Wonder - Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing
Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground
Stevie Wonder - I Wish
Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Stylistics - Betcha By Golly Wow
Modern & Alternative Pop/Rock
Amy Winehouse - You Know I'm No Good
Black Keys - Lonely Boy
Bonnie Raitt - Something To Talk About*
Capital Cities - Center Stage
Cardigans - Lovefool
Dave Matthews - You And Me*
David Gray - Babylon
David Gray - Please Forgive Me
Gorillaz - Feel Good, Inc.
Jane's Addiction - Been Caught Stealing
Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Jim James - A New Life*
Keane - Is It Any Wonder
Killers - When You Were Young
La's/Sixpence None The Richer - There She Goes
Magnetic Fields/Peter Gabriel - The Book Of Love*
Phish - Tweezer Reprise
Phish - Waste*
Phoenix - 1901
Ray LaMontagne - Hold You In My Arms*
Ray LaMontague - You Are The Best Thing
Richard Cheese - Baby Got Back (parody version)
Rufus Wainwright - Foolish Love
Sublime - What I Got
U2 - Beautiful Day
U2 - One*
Americana, New Orleans, Alternative & Classic Country Rock
Allman Brothers - Ramblin’ Man
Avett Brothers - Swept Away*
Barry Louis Polisar - All I Want Is You*
Bob Seger - Night Moves
Cake - Stick Shifts and Safety Belts
Coldplay - Green Eyes*
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Our House*
Dr. John - Such A Night
Dr. John/Professor Longhair - Big Chief
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Home*
Elvis Costello - Alison
Guy Clark - Magnolia Wind*
James Taylor - Carolina In My Mind
James Taylor - Fire And Rain
James Taylor - September Grass
KIngs Of Leon - Back Down South
Leon Russell - A Song For You*
Leon Russell - Tight Rope
Little Feat - Fat Man In The Bathtub
Loudon Wainwright lll - Daughter**
Lumineers - Ho Hey*
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
Meters - Cissy Strut
Meters - Look-Ka Py Py
Michael Kiwanuka - I’m Getting Ready*
Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait
My Morning Jacket - Golden*
Neil Young - Harvest Moon
Neil Young - Long May You Run*
Neil Young - Old Man
Neil Young - Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Old Crow Medicine Show - Wagon Wheel
Old 97's - Question*
Randy Newman - Feels Like Home*
Stealers Wheel - Stuck in the Middle With You
The Band - Life Is A Carnival
The Band - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
The Band - The Weight
The Band - Up On Cripple Creek
Reggae, Hip Hop, 80’s & Modern Dance Hits
Bob Marley - Could You Be Loved
Bob Marley - Is This Love*
Bob Marley - Waiting In Vain
Bruno Mars/Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
David Bowie - Let's Dance
Dazz Band - Let It Whip
Gap Band - Burn Rubber On Me
Janet Jackson - When I Think Of You
Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing)
Madonna - Get Into The Groove
Madonna - Holiday
Maroon 5 - Sugar
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
Michael Jackson - PYT
Nelly - Hot in Herre
No Doubt - Hella Good
Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
Pharrell - Happy
Prince - Erotic City
Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover
Sheila E. - The Glamorous Life
Simply Red - Holding Back The Years
Snoop Dogg - Sensual Seduction
The Roots - The Seed
TLC - Creep
Motown, Oldies, and Beach
Aretha Franklin/Dionne Warwick - I Say A Little Prayer
Beatles - A Hard Day’s Night
Beatles - All My Loving
Beatles - Eight Days A Week
Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There
Beatles - You Can't Do That
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
B.J. Thomas - Mama**
Chairmen Of The Board - Give Me Just A Little More Time
Chuck Berry - You Never Can Tell (C'est La Vie)
Curtis Mayfield and The Impressions - It's Alright
Drifters - Under The Boardwalk
Drifters - Up On The Roof
Elvis Presley - It’s Now Or Never*
Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup
James Taylor - How Sweet It Is
Marvin Gaye - Heard It Through The Grapevine
Marvin Gaye - Stubborn Kind Of Fellow
Monkees - Daydream Believer
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
Otis Redding - Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay
Otis Redding - That’s How Strong My Love Is*
Platters - With This Ring
Ray Charles - Come Live With Me*
Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind
Ray Charles - I Got A Woman
Ray Charles - Mess Around
Ray Charles - What Would I Do Without You?*
Smokey Robinson - Tears Of A Clown
Smokey Robinson - Tracks Of My Tears
Smokey Robinson - You Really Got A Hold On Me
Spiral Staircase - More Today Than Yesterday
Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour
Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered...I'm Yours
Temptations - Ain't Too Proud To Beg
Temptations - My Girl
Classic 60’s/70’s/80’s Rock & Pop
B.B. King - The Thrill Is Gone
Beach Boys - God Only Knows*
Beatles - Birthday
Beatles - Day Tripper
Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
Beatles - In My Life
Beatles - Lady Madonna
Beatles - Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Beatles - Something*
Beates - The Ballad Of John & Yoko
Beatles - When I'm Sixty Four
Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are
Billy Joel - Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)**
Billy Joel - New York State Of Mind
Billy Joel - Only The Good Die Young
Bob Dylan - Forever Young**
Bruce Springsteen - 10th Avenue Freeze Out
Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
Carole King - I Feel The Earth Move
Chicago - Make Me Smile
Clash - Train In Vain
David Bowie - Changes
David Bowie - Rebel Rebel
David Bowie - Suffragette City
Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen
Dick Dale - Misirlou
Donovan - Sunshine Superman
Doors - Love Me Two Times
Duran Duran - Girls On Film
Elvis Costello - Everyday I Write The Book
Elvis Costello - Pump It Up
Elvis Costello - Radio Radio
Elvis Costello - Red Shoes
ELO - Evil Woman
Elton John - Bennie & The Jets
Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Elton John - Take Me To The Pilot
Elton John - Tiny Dancer
Elton John - Your Song*
Faces - Ooh La La
Fleetwood Mac - Say You Love Me
James Taylor - Your Smiling Face
James Taylor - You’ve Got A Friend
Journey - Don’t Stop Believing
Kinks - Everybody's Gonna Be Happy
NRBQ - Get Rhythm
NRBQ - I Love Her, She Loves Me*
NRBQ - Shake, Rattle and Roll
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band On The Run
Paul McCartney & Wings - Jet
Paul McCartney & Wings - Maybe I'm Amazed*
Paul Simon - Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes
Paul Simon - Father And Daughter**
Paul Simon - Kodachrome
Paul Simon - Loves Me Like A Rock**
Paul Simon - Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard
Pretenders - Back On The Chain Gang
Pretenders - Brass In Pocket
Queen - You're My Best Friend*
Rod Stewart - Maggie May
Rod Stewart - Stay With Me
Rod Stewart - You Wear It Well
Rolling Stones - Beast Of Burden
Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar
Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Women
Rolling Stones - Loving Cup*
Rolling Stones - Let's Spend The Night Together
Roxy Music - Love Is The Drug
Roxy Music - More Than This*
Simple Minds - Don't You Forget About Me
Squeeze - Pulling Mussels (From The Shell)
Squeeze - Tempted
Steely Dan - Black Cow
Steely Dan - Kid Charlemagne
Steely Dan - My Old School
Steely Dan - Peg
Steely Dan - Reelin In The Years
Steely Dan - Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Lenny
Talking Heads - Life During Wartime
Talking Heads - This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)*
Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Todd Rundgren - Hello It's Me
Todd Rundgren - I Saw The Light
Todd Rundgren - We Gotta Get You A Woman
Tom Waits - A Little Trip To Heaven*
U2 - All I Want Is You*
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison - Crazy Love
Van Morrison - Days Like This**
Van Morrison - Domino
Van Morrison - Into The Mystic*
Van Morrison - Moondance
Van Morrison - Tupelo Honey*
Standards, Swing, and Jazz
Antonio Carlos Jobim - Black Orpheus
Antonio Carlos Jobim - Girl From Ipanema
Deep Blue Organ Trio - This I Dig Of You
Eddie Harris - Cold Duck Time
Etta James - At Last
Frank Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon
Frank Sinatra - I've Got A Right To Sing The Blues
Frank Sinatra - I've Got You Under My Skin
Frank Sinatra - New York, New York
Frank Sinatra - Our Love Is Here To Stay
Frank Sinatra - Summer Wind
Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight
Harry Connick, Jr. - Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Harry Connick, Jr. - If I Only Had A Brain
Harry Connick, Jr. - It Had To Be You
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - A Taste Of Honey
Joe Kapp Organ Trio - The Cold Chill
John Barry - James Bond Theme
John Scofield - A Go Go
Kenny Dorham - Blue Bossa
Louis Armstong - What A Wonderful World
Louis Prima - I Wanna Be Like You
Louis Prima - When You're Smiling
Miles Davis - All Blues
Miles Davis - Freddie The Freeloader
Nat King Cole - A Beautiful Friendship
Nat King Cole - Autumn Leaves
Nat King Cole - Straighten Up And Fly Right
Natalie Cole - The Very Thought Of You
Sergio Mendes - Mas Que Nada
Sergio Mendes - The Look Of Love
Tony Bennett - As Time Goes By
Tony Bennett - The Best is Yet to Come
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Gala
Wow! Talk about a great night! Mr. Potato Head really made our event outstanding. In fact guests are still talking about what a fun night it was.
Not only are the musicians outstanding, the song repertoire is excellent. They can play many songs that other bands do not even dare to cover! The band knows how to get the crowd up and dancing and I think all 150 people in attendance at the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Presidents' Dinner was on their feet having a blast. There were so many people dancing the staff had to move the tables back to make more room on the dance floor!
Mr. Potato Head made the evening and I would give them my highest recommendation. You simply can't get a better band!
I am picky when it comes to music. I grew up in a musical family and music has always been a foundation in my life. That translates into: For our wedding day, I needed an incredible band that played the spectrum of genres (and played them well) and kept the energy high so people remained on the dance floor. I couldn't have asked for a better band than Mr. Potato Head!! They played such a broad spectrum of songs that all generations were on the floor dancing - From classical jazz to beach music to Motown and Funk to 80s alternative to Americana to modern (among others not mentioned). It's clear that MPH has played together for years. Their synchronicity with each other and their ability to work the crowd and keep the energy high made our wedding reception perfect - it was as good and better than what I had imagined for our wedding day. They are classy, willing to work closely with you to understand your musical tastes, and they are definitely not cheesy (as some bands can be). At the risk of sounding like a cheesy infomercial, if you are looking for the perfect band for your event, you will love MPH and so will your guests. The bride gets complimented on all sorts of things on her wedding day, but the most compliments I recieved were for picking such an amazing band. It's all about the music!
Chart House Annapolis
Bride & Groom
Leslie and I wanted to offer our sincere appreciation for making our wedding reception a major success.
It is difficult to keep the energy level up with a small crowd, like ours, but you guys managed it expertly. Everyone loved it!
We will recommend you guys to any of our friends or family who get married in or around Savannah.
Gary and Leslie M.
Probably one of the best party bands I have ever heard.
Thanks for turning me on to them.They really made the evening a blast.
My 84 year old mother was up dancing to "Up to get lucky".
Anything you ever need, just let me know.
Longview Country Club
Father of the Bride
Mr. Potato Head performed at my daughter Carrie’s wedding this past Sunday. There were Perfect!!!
MOORE weddings are always filled with special requests and surprises. Doug and the band gave us everything we needed and more. From learning several special songs he may or may not ever use again to performing the coolest hippest dinner set I have ever witnessed to closing the night with a non-stop 2 hour dance set, these guys couldn’t have been better.
My daughter and her fiancé are on a plane to Australia and New Zealand for a 2 week honeymoon. She called me last night to thank me for getting her this band. Her friends can’t stop talking about how incredible they were. Thanks to the band for helping make this a truly Unforgettable Experience.
We had the best time at our wedding and Mr. Potato Head was a large part of that. They were great! Many guests commented that the band was the best that they had heard at a wedding. Their set list rocked and everyone danced the whole night. My father mentioned part way through the reception that we weren't just at a great wedding, but we were at a great party! It was awesome. Thanks again Stacy and Mr. Potato Head band.
I echo Michael's sentiments :) I have to be honest and say I had measured expectations for how this part of the evening would go, but Mr. Potato Head completely blew me away! I was just so happy to see every guest, from my seven year old cousins to my 89 year old grandparents having fun on the dance floor. I kept trying to walk away to chat with guests but a favorite song from the playlist would begin and I would just turn around and keep dancing.
Thanks again for everything, Stacy! I know you were such a great resource to Michael and my parents.
All the best,
Early Mountain Vineyards
Oh man, Stacy - we absolutely loved the band! They exceeded my every expectation for how great a wedding band can be. The dance floor was packed the entire night! And Doug executed the timeline to perfection - didn't miss a beat. (It wasn't the easiest of timelines to work with either.)
Please pass along our thanks to the band - they helped to make our special night perfect.
Early Mountain Vineyards
Doug - You guys were AWESOME and really helped make our day perfect. I got a lot of compliments about you all. I loved how you all would start playing the next song while you were finishing up the first song...built up a lot of anticipation. Both you and your guitarist had some sick solos too! Anyways, thanks again for everything! Will definitely pass your name along to any of my friends looking for bands!
My wife and I hired Mr Potato Head for our wedding in Washington DC. Doug was very helpful, communicative and responsive during the planning phase, and the band sounded amazing during the event. Guests are still raving about the music at the reception! The sound quality was excellent in a very large hall, and the set lists kept the dance floor filled. I would highly recommend Mr Potato Head for any wedding or other event.
When my now hubby and I were looking at bands to perform at our wedding, we knew what we wanted but weren't finding it. Then, we clicked on Mr. Potato Head. Aside from the amazing fact that Danny Ray - the man who introduced James Brown for 40 years is on their promo video (my hubby and I are HUGE fans) - they are such a tight band with an amazingly diverse and interesting song list. From the dinner hour to the first dances (they learned and played our Elvis song beautifully!), to the garter and bouquet toss and to the over 2 hours of continuous jamming, they had our guests on the dance floor all night! In fact, when they ended, one of our guests threw down his tie and demanded an encore! I've never seen that happen at any party much less a wedding. Doug was incredibly easy to work with and so patient - he took the time to discuss with me all the necessary details and gave great ideas and feedback. And, the night of the wedding, the entire band was kind, considerate, on time, and completely groovy! I would book this band again in a heartbeat and would recommend them to anyone. It's always been said to me that you remember the food and music at weddings - and I can tell you that it rings true, especially when it comes to Mr. Potato Head. Thank you guys!!!! You ROCK!
Natasha, thank you for your email! I actually wrote a review of Mr. Potato Head on their site on ECE but haven't looked back to see if it was posted so I'm copying JR and Doug on this email. And, am so glad you reached out so I can email you all!
The band SURPASSED our expectations! Truly, from start to finish - Doug and I having our initial conversations about the music selections and flow of the evening - to the night of the wedding - it was absolutely perfect! They were a joy to work with, kept the party going with one friend taking off his tie and demanding an encore when they finished! (he was loving them!), and fulfilled all our wishes, including learning our first dance selection.
You and JR were also a joy to work with! From the very beginning you were patient with me while I made decisions on who to choose and you were always upfront advice-wise and helpful til the end. I sincerely appreciate your help and follow-up.
I will and already have recommended ECE and Mr. Potato Head and will continue to do so. I bet they will get some follow up requests as our wedding guests loved them too.
Thank you all, and I have 2 wishes - that I could have that party every weekend AND a current reason to work with you again! But I know who to call should I need music help in the future. :)
Country Club Event - 4th of July
Mr. Potato Head was a great band. Our members enjoyed them and they were great to work with.
Savannah Social & Members Gala
Doug: Thank you for a fantastic event Friday night!!! I cannot tell you how many compliments we have received about you all. Everyone had a fantastic time and was asking us who you were and how they could book you for future events. I will certainly be recommending you all for future events in Savannah and the region.
The band was amazing! I couldn't have asked for a better night and Mr. Potato Head was a major part of making the wedding a success. Thank you for making the process easy :-) I will be recommending you for all major events
Rick- thank you so much for recommending Mr. Potato head band for the Madhatters Ball. They were the perfect band for the night! Doug and the guys could not have been nicer or easier to work with. They were a huge hit with the members and everyone danced all night. I really appreciate your patience with me this year, it paid off!!
Mr. Potato Head was AWESOME at our wedding. We really couldn't have asked for more. We got a ton of compliments on the music and the flow of the event was great.
We will be recommending them to our friends and wouldn't be surprised if some of our single friends ask for them when they eventually get married.
Thanks again for everything!
Thanks so much for helping us book them. They were unbelievable and we had the best time. The band was easy to work with and they were one of the best if not the best wedding band I've ever seen. Thank you again and we look forward to catching up next weekend at Thomas' wedding. Please relay to Mr. Potato Head that we really had a great time.
We searched through hundreds of bands to find Mr. Potato Head. I contacted every booking agent on the east coast that serviced Charlottesville. There were few bands if any that had close to their amazing singing voices and musicianship but none that came close to matching their versatility and song list (which is amazingly solid) covering the classics (like you have to for a wedding) but having plenty of out of the ordinary songs that allowed them to personalize the evening to our tastes.
Mother of the Bride
Mother of the Bride
Father of the Bride
Special thanks to Mr. PH for a great time Saturday night! You guys were fun, energetic and professional, and I highly recommend you to anyone looking for a solid multi-genre high energy group!!
Father of the Bride
Thank you for reaching out!
High School Event
We had an awesome time - I wish I had $100 for each time someone has dropped by my office to tell me what a great time they had at the Gala and how much they enjoyed having Mr. Potato Head.
Rae Marie C.
The Montessori School of Raleigh
Bride & Groom
You guys were, I dare say, the best wedding band of all time! While your promotional video doesn't nearly do you the justice that you deserve, we could tell upon first viewing that Mr. Potato Head would offer the kind of musical variety we were looking for. So many people have remarked that they couldn't remember the last wedding they attended in which everybody seemed to be having such a good time. From Al Green to Neil Diamond, from reggae to funk, we felt like the evening's entertainment had been tailor-fit to our particular musical tastes, and for that we?ll be forever appreciative. Though our praise may appear a bit over-the-top, the choice of a band for our wedding was one of the only decisions left completely up to us. And since we both love music and enjoy getting out on the dance floor, we knew that a very special band was not only necessary, but essential. Not only did Mr. Potato Head perform to our expectations, you exceeded them about ten minutes into the evening. So thank you so much, not only for being such an incredible group of performers, but for being such a genuinely nice, inviting, and accommodating group of people.
Lee and Rachael M.
Bride & Groom
Richmond Ballet Fundraiser
I just wanted to say what a great time I, and everyone else, had Saturday night! We have been doing that event for years now and I swear it has never been that much fun and I think that was all due to you guys! It had a whole new energy and that is just awesome... y'all just make people happy and that is very cool!
Richmond Ballet Fundraiser
Mr. Potato Head were absolutely amazing!!!!! We got so many compliments on them and they were just perfect! So easy to work with and everyone had a great time! My only issue was I got stuck doing "wedding" stuff and all I wanted to do was jam out to the band. I honestly went to their website to see if they did any shows, b/c I would definitely go check them out.
I do not know if praise can do justice. The Mr. Potato Head was perfect! Everything we hoped for and more. Every song was played with excellence, including the requested songs for the first dance, father/daughter dance and mother/son dance and fun aspects, such as, the tossing of the bouquet and garter toss. You gave us a tremendous recommendation and I thank you very much for your help. I believe Bethany has the groups email address so we will send our regards to them, but next time you are in contact please send my Many Thanks! East Coast Entertainment and Mr. Potato Head will be at the top of our recommendation list, as well as, any future events we may have.
Mr. Potato Head were AMAZING! Everyone had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed them! Thank you so much for lining them up for our event. We have heard excellent things about them and they definitely helped make that adult social a success!
Mother of the Bride
I cannot begin to tell you how awesome Mr. Potato Head was!! We had compliments from the guests all night. To give you an example, the band played music during dinner and we had someone say they thought we were playing music over speakers. He could not believe it was a live band. My daughter and her fiance requested a new song for the first dance, "Swept Away" by the Avett Brothers. The bride and groom thought they sang it better than the original artists. They kept the crowd going all night. Everyone wanted to know where we found them! I said you of course. Thank you so much for suggesting Mr. Potato Head. Unbelievable group of artists!!! Truly talented musicians. Thanks
The band was great. lots of people said how much they liked them....and one of the best wedding bands they have seen. Working with them was great. Good attitudes are really helpful.