B'nai Mitzvah Repertoire


The Maxwell Street Klezmer Band Repertoire

Playlist for Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Parties, and other Celebrations. You simply choose individual song titles (like "Hava Nagila," "New York") or general category (like "Horas," "Frank Sinatra," "Dance Leading," "Contemporary.") Our repertoire includes much more than these songs listed below. We are also open to learning new songs for your special event!

JEWISH MUSIC

  • Yiddish / Klezmer
    • Freylechs
    • Shereles
    • Abi Gezunt
    • Bei Mir Bistu Sheyn
    • Belz
    • Oyfn Pripetchok
    • Rozhinkes Mit Mandlen
    • Rumania
    • Sheyn vi di Levone
    • Tumbalalaika
    • Yiddishe Mama
    • Rumania
    • clarinet and violin klezmer solos
  • Processional Songs
    • Chorshat Ha-Eucalyptus
    • Dodi Li (traditional)
    • Dodi Li (Modern, by Sher)
    • Erev Ba
    • Erev Shel Shoshanim
    • Iti Milvanon
    • Leah's Saraband
    • Yome, Yome (Processional from Fiddler on the Roof)
    • Sunrise, Sunset
  • Recessional:
    • Siman Tov
    • Od Yishama
    • Chusn-Kalleh Mazl Tov
  • Jewish Wedding Dances
    • Chusn Kalleh Mazel Tov
    • Keytzad M'radkin (Dance for Bride and Groom)
    • Mezinke
    • Krenzel Tanz: Crowning Dance for Parents of the Bride and Groom
    • Lomir Alle Ineinim (toasting song)
    • Yasis Alayich
    • Od Yishama
    • Asher Boro
    • etc...
  • Jewish Dances That We Play and/or Lead
    • Erev Ba
    • Hiney Ma Tov
    • Horas (Hava Nagila, Siman Tov, Hevenu Shalom Aleichem, etc.)
    • Hora Agadati
    • Hora Medura
    • Keytzad Mrakdin (dance for bride/groom; can be done for b-mitzvahs)
    • KLEZMER: Freilechs, Sherele, Shiffer's Tanz, Patch Tanz, Grand March, Zhok, Serba, Bulgar, Terkisher, Chosidl)
    • Krenzel Tanz (Di Mezinke)--for weddings
    • Ma Navu
    • Matzorena (The Jewish Macarena)
    • Mayim
    • Miserlou
    • Nigun Shel Yosi
    • Od Lo Ahavti Dai
    • Patch (clapping) Tanz
    • Salaam (Od Yavo Shalom)
    • Shiffers Tanz
    • Shmelkie’s Nigun
    • Turkish Kiss
    • Tzaddik Katamar
    • Tzena
    • Yesh
    • Yoya
    • Zemer Atik
    • Zodiac
    (To engage your guests even more, consider adding a Designated Danceleader/"Dance Motivator" to your band)
  • Other Hebrew/Israeli/Sephardic Songs

    • Adon Olam
    • Al Kol Eyle
    • Am Yisrael Chai
    • Bashana Haba'ah
    • Cuando El Rey Nimrod
    • Ele Chamda Libi
    • Erev Shel Shoshanim
    • Keren Or (Noa)
    • Lechi Lach (Debbie Friedman)
    • Mishaela (Noa)
    • Ocho Kandelikas
    • Od Lo Ahavti Dai
    • Oseh Shalom
    • Scalerica de Oro
    • Salaam (Od Yavo)
    • Tziyon
    • Yerushalayim Shel Zahav
  • Modern Chassidic & Line Dances:
    • Moshiach
    • Vay'Hi Vishurun
    • Ashrenu
    • Hatov
    • Y'varech'cha
    • Ki Lo Yitosh
    • Ashira
    • Mikimi
    • Ura
    • Emosai
    • V'Karev Pizureynu
    • Moashiach
    • Chazak
    • L'Binyamin Amar
    • Ki Oto
    • Carlebach's Lishono Habo'oh

Secular Music

  • Weddings: Classical Processional and Background Music:

    • Albeniz: Tango
    • J.S. Bach: Air from Suite #3
    • J.S. Bach: Air on the G String
    • Bizet: Habanera from Carmen
    • Debussy: Reverie
    • Elgar: Salut d'Amour, Op. 12
    • Glinka: Romance
    • Handel: Air from Water Music from Cantata #156
    • Kreisler: Liebeslied
    • Massenet: Meditation from Thais
    • Mendelssohn: On Wings of Song
    • Mozart: Allegro, Romanza or Menuetto from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
    • Mozart: 2nd movement from Sonata in C major
    • Mozart: 1st movement from Sonata in A major
    • Pacabel: Canon in D
    • Rimsky-Korsakov: Theme from Scheherazade
    • Satie: Gynopedie No. 1 from Trois Gymnopedies
    • Tchaikovsky: Melody
    • Vivaldi: Allegro from The Four Seasons: Spring
    • Vivaldi: Largo from The Four Seasons: Winter

    Most classical wedding standards are available upon request. String quartet repertoire available if two violins, cello and viola are included.

  • Jazz / Swing / Ballroom Dance / Broadway

    (Some selections require Male Vocalist to be included in the band)

    • All of Me
    • All That Jazz
    • All The Things You Are
    • Almost Like Being in Love
    • Always
    • Am I Blue
    • And the Angels Sing
    • Anniversary Waltz
    • As Time Goes By
    • At Last
    • Begin the Beguine
    • Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
    • Beyond the Sea
    • Blue Skies
    • Bye Bye Blackbird
    • Cheek to Cheek
    • Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)
    • Day in and Day Out
    • Don't Be That Way
    • Don't Get Around Much Anymore
    • Fiddler on the Roof
    • Fly Me to the Moon
    • Frank Sinatra Tunes
    • Glenn Miller Medley
    • Hello, Young Lovers
    • How High the Moon
    • I Get a Kick Out of You
    • I Love Paris
    • If I Were A Bell
    • In the Mood
    • It Don't Mean a Thing
    • It Had To Be You
    • It's Delovely
    • I've Got the World on a String
    • I've Got You Under My Skin
    • Jump, Jive & Wail
    • Kiss To Build A Dream On
    • Let's Do it, Let's Fall in Love
    • Let's Face the Music and Dance
    • Let's Misbehave (Cole Porter)
    • L-O-V-E
    • Make Someone Happy
    • (The) Man I Love
    • Memories of You
    • Mood Indigo
    • Moonlight Serenade
    • Moscow Nights
    • My Baby Just Cares For Me
    • My Funny Valentine
    • My One and Only Love
    • My Romance
    • New YorkNew York
    • Night and Day
    • Night Train
    • Orange Colored Sky
    • Our Love Is Here To Stay
    • Puttin' on the Ritz
    • Route 66
    • Sentimental Journey
    • Sing Sing Sing
    • Skylark
    • So in Love
    • Someone to Watch Over Me
    • Somewhere Over the Rainbow
    • Summertime
    • Sweet Home Chicago
    • Stomping at the Savoy
    • Take the A-Train
    • Tenderly
    • That's A-Plenty (Dixieland)
    • They Can't Take That Away From Me
    • Thou Swell, Thou Witty
    • Time after Time
    • True Love
    • Tuxedo Junction
    • Unforgettable
    • (The) Very Thought of You
    • (The) Way You Look Tonight
    • What a Wonderful World
    • What’ll I Do?
    • When I Fall In Love
    • You Made Me Love You
    • You Do Something to Me
    • You Make Me Feel So Young
    • You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
    • Zing Went the Strings of My Heart
  • Classic Rock and Pop (Rock Singer-Guitarist is necessary)

    • Across the Universe
    • All My Loving (Beatles)
    • Always on my Mind
    • And I Love Her
    • Back in The USSR
    • BEATLES SONGS
    • Born this Way (Lady Gaga)
    • Born to be Wild
    • Brown Eyed Girl
    • California Sun (Ramones)
    • Can't Buy Me Love
    • Can't Help Falling in Love (Elvis)
    • Cantina Band (Star Wars)
    • Change the World  (Eric Clapton)
    • Could I HAve This Dance (Anne Murray)
    • Dance Me to the End of Love
    • Dancin’ in The Street
    • Dancing Queen
    • Does Anybody Really Know What Time it is (Chicago)
    • Domino
    • Don't Know Why (Nora Jones)
    • Eight Days a Week
    • Fields of Gold (Sting, Eva Cassidy)
    • Fire and Rain (James Taylor)
    • Forever Young (Dylan)
    • Get Ready
    • Gimme Some Lovin'
    • Girls Just Want to Have Fun
    • Glory Days (Spr
    • Go Cubs, Go
    • God Only Knows (Beach Boys)
    • Good Lovin'
    • Hang on Sloopy
    • Hanky Panky
    • Have I Told You Lately (Rod Stewart)
    • Here Comes the Sun (Beatles)
    • Here, There and Everywhere (Beatles)
    • Ho Hey (Lumineers)
    • I Feel Fine (Beatles)
    • If I Fell (Beatles)
    • I'm a Believer (Monkees)
    • In My Life (Beatles)
    • I Saw Her Standing There (Beatles)
    • I've Just Seen a Face (Beatles)
    • I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
    • Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)
    • Jump Jive and Wail (Brian Setzer)
    • Jumpin' Jack Flash (Rolling Stones)
    • Lady in Red (Chris de Burgh)
    • Land of 1,000 Dances (Wilson Pickett)
    • Let's Twist Again
    • Long Tall Sally
    • Long Train Runnin' (Without Love)
    • Mama Mia (ABBA)
    • Michelle (Beatles)
    • Mony Mony
    • Moon Dance
    • Mustang Sally
    • Old Time Rock 'n Roll
    • One Love
    • Pretty Woman
    • Rainbow Connection
    • Rock Around the Clock
    • Saturday In The Park (Chicago)
    • Save the Last Dance for Me (M. Buble)
    • Shake, Rattle, & Roll
    • Smooth
    • Something
    • Sweet Caroline
    • Sweet Home Alabama
    • Sweet Home Chicago
    • Take Me Out to the Ball Game
    • Taking Care of Business
    • That's All Right, Mama (Elvis)
    • Time of my Life
    • Those Were The Days
    • Twist Again
    • Twist and Shout
    • Unchained Melody
    • Under the Boardwalk
    • Venus
    • Walking on Sunshine
    • The Way I Am (Ingrid Michaelson)
    • We Are Family
    • What I like About You
    • Whole Lotta Shakin' (Jerry Lee Lewis)
    • Wonderful Tonight
    • Yesterday
    • You Really Got Me (The Kinks)
    • Your Song (James Taylor)
    • You've Got a Friend 
  • Contemporary, Motown, Reggae, R & B (Black Male Singer is necessary for most of these choices)

    • ABC (Jackson 5)
    • Ain’t Too Proud To Beg
    • All of Me (Legend)
    • Boogie Shoes
    • Born this Way (Lady Gaga)
    • By Your Side (Sade)
    • Call Me Maybe
    • Celebration
    • Could You Be Loved (Bob Marley)
    • Dancing in the Streets
    • Dynamite (Taio Cruz)
    • Everybody Talks (Neon Trees)
    • Firework (Katy Perry)
    • Get Latkes (Daft Punk, Yiddified!)
    • Get Lucky
    • Happy
    • Heard it Through the Grapevine
    • Hold On
    • Ho Hey
    • Hot Hot Hot
    • I Can See Clearly Now
    • I Feel Good
    • I Gotta Feeling (Black Eyed Peas)
    • I Want You Back (Jackson 5)
    • I Wish
    • Isn't She Lovely
    • Just the Way You Are (Bruno Mars)
    • Lean on Me
    • Let's Stay Together
    • Limbo Rock
    • Louie Louie
    • Macarena
    • Magician (Fast Soca)
    • Marry You (Bruno Mars)
    • Midnight Hour
    • My Girl
    • My Cherie Amour
    • Never Get Back Together (Taylor Swift)
    • No Woman No Cry
    • One Love (Bob Marley)
    • Play That Funky Music
    • Read My Mind (Killers)
    • R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
    • Saint Thomas
    • Say Hey (I Love You) (Michael Franti)
    • Save the Last Dance (Buble)
    • Shout
    • Signed, Sealed, Delivered
    • Sir Duke
    • Soul Man
    • Stand By Me
    • Sunny
    • Sunshine of My Life
    • Superstition
    • Three Little Birds
    • The Way I Am (Ingrid Michaelson)
    • We Are Family

  • For Bar/Bat Mitzvah Parties: Games and Dance Contests

    • Bottle Dance Contest from Fiddler on the Roof
    • Coke-Pepsi-7Up (Lox, Bagels, Cream Cheese)
    • Cotton-Eyed Joe
    • Hula Hoop Contest
    • Hula Hoop Hot Potato
    • Limbo Contest
    • Matzorena (The Jewish Macarena)
    • Musical Chairs
    • Partner Dance Competition
    • Adult-Kid Dance Contest
    • Red Light, Green Light
    • Snowball
    • Yesh Contest
  • Country and Western; Folk Music

    • City of New Orleans
    • Crazy
    • Margaritaville
    • Poor Pitiful Me (cowboy line dance)
    • Rocky Top
    • (The) Rose
    • Sweet Home Alabama

      Sephardic (Judeo-Spanish)

    • Adio Querida
    • Cunado el Rey Nimrod
    • Hamavdil (French Algerian)
    • Los Bilbilicos
    • Scalerica d'Oro
    • Una Ora
    • Yigdal (Moroccan, Yoel Ben Shimon)

    Latin, Salsa, Mambo  

      • Besame Mucho
      • Bambaleyo
      • Brazil
      • Cuban Pete
      • El Choclo (Kiss of Fire)
      • El Cumbanchero (Mambo)
      • Johnny’s Mambo
      • La Bamba
      • La Comparsita
      • Lambada
      • Mambo Caliente
      • Oye Como Va
      • Por Una Cabeza (Tango from Scent of a Woman)
      • Rio Rita (Paso Doble)
      • Sunny Ray (Salsa)
      • Sway
      • Tea for Two (Cha-Cha)
      • Tequila
      • Tico Tico
      • Watch What Happens
      • Watermelon
      • Wave

        Russian Traditional Swing and Estrada; Gypsy

      • Ach, Eto Svadba (Oh, What a Wedding)
      • Ach! Odessa
      • Alexandra (waltz)
      • Czardas Monti (and other czardas's)
      • Joe Dassen Medley
      • Kozatzke (Russian Sailor's Dance)
      • Lark (Pacsirta)
      • Letka-Yenka
      • Liublu (I Love--tango)
      • Medley of Classic Russian Twists
      • Medley of Russian Foxtrots
      • Moskovskie Okna (Moscow Windows)
      • Nyeudachnoye Svidaniye (Unlucky Date)
      • Ochi Chorniye (Dark Eyes)
      • Odinokoye Garmon (Lonely Accordion)
      • Ostrov Nevezeniya (Island of Bad Luck)
      • Pesinka Izvoshika (Song of the Coachman)
      • Pensinka O Horoshem Nastroyenii (Song About a Great Mood)
      • Pesinka Pro Zayetzev (Song about Bunnies)
      • Podmoskovniye Vechera (Moscow Nights)
      • Pora V’Put-Dorogu (Time To Get Going)
      • Rio Rita
      • Russian-Jewish Wedding Medley
      • Sertze (My Heart)
      • Syem-Sorok: 7:40 (Russian Freylechs)
      • Usti Usti Baba
      • Utomlyoniye Solntze (Weary Sun--tango)
      • Valse "Boston"
      • V'Gorodskom Sadu (In The City Park)
      • Waves of “Amurr”
    • Irish, Scottish (More on Request)

      • Danny Boy
      • Irish Washerwoman
      • Jigs and Reels
      • Macnamera's Band
      • Mari's Wedding
      • My Wild Irish Rose
      • Over the Waterfall
      • Saint Anne's Reel
      • Star of the County Down
      • Swallow Tail Jig
      • The Parting Glass
      • Wearing of the Green
      • When Irish Eyes are Smiling
    • German & Viennese (More on Request)

      • Strauss Waltzes (Vienna, City of My Dreams,
      • Beautiful Danube, Emperor)
      • Die Fledermaus (Waltz)

       Indian, Bollywood:

      • Dhoom 2 Theme Song
      • The Vagabond
    • Greek, Balkan
      • Apo Tin Athena
      • Gankino
      • Miserlou
      • Kolos
      • Sylivrianos Syrtos
      • Syrtos
      • Treilo Hasapaserviko
      • Samiotisa
    • Italian
      • Arrivaderci Roma
      • Come Back to Sorrento
      • Come Prima
      • Come Vo Re (A. Celentano)
      • Funiculi, Funicula
      • Italiana Pero
      • La Neopolitano
      • Non Dimenticar
      • O Sole Mio
      • Return to Me
      • Santa Lucia
      • Summertime in Venice
      • Soli (A Celentano)
      • Susanna (A. Celentano)
      • Tarantella
      • That's Amore
    • French (More on Request)
      • Can Can
      • Joe Dassen melodies
      • La Vie En Rose
      • Pa-dam
      • Under Paris Skies (Sur le Ciel de Paris)
    • Polish (More on Request)
      • Clarinet Polka
      • Krakowiak
      • Polkas and Mazurkas
      • Oginski: Polonaise
      • Sto Lat
    • Middle Eastern

      • Ali Dayi
      • Bahlam el Bik
      • Khatwit Habibi
      • Konyali
      • Longa Yorgo
      • Mashiach Hazaken (from Sallah)
      • Miserlou
      • Olgan Olglan
      • Samai Bayatti al Aryan
      • Uskadar
      • Salaam (Od Yavo)
      • With addition of Arabic Vocalist: Ghannili Shwayail Hil'wa Di, Sa'aloni el Nas, others
    • Iranian

      • Chera Nemee Rocksie
      • Hamme Chim Yar
      • Kasim Abadi
      • Knife Dance
      • Raksi Destmal (Handkerchief Dance)
    • Norwegian, Swedish:
      • Av Langtan Till Dig
      • Fjallbruden (Waltz)
      • Jul (Waltz)
      • Nordlandsnetter (Waltz)
      • Skomvaer (Waltz)
     

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