I really like using a lot of old favorites in my dinner music playlists. The rat pack sets an especially good mood for the evening. You just can't go wrong with a little Dean Martin. One of my favorite records of all time is "Getz/Gilberto," which features jazz saxophone player Stan Getz, guitarist Joao Gilberto and his wife, bossa nova legend Astrud Gilberto. The album has ten songs, all filled with intricate classical guitar sounds and Astrud's sweet, soulful voice. I tend to use multiple tracks from that recording when planning out dinner music; it's just that good. The Iron and Wine cover of The Postal Service's "Such Great Heights" is so gentle and beautiful, and fits in wonderfully with its soft acoustic sound. Towards the end of dinner, I like to get people the mood for dancing, so I chose The Four Tops classic "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honeybunch)" along with Sam Cooke's "Bring It On Home to Me." Both are certain to get guests out of their chairs.Check out my Spotify playlist here.