What is your favorite cheeky pop song

The musical accompaniment of a crime dinner

It is pleasant when your guests are greeted as soon as they enter the venue with music that matches the cladding and decoration. Each of our murderous dinner parties also plays in its own time, which you can also conjure up with the right musical background.

We've included a few examples of suitable music in the games' party planners. Just use it as inspiration to help you make your own choices.

Here is a summary of our suggestions for the individual games. For better orientation we have put together our own playlists on Spotify, the links of which can also be found below.
 

The voice from beyond

The game takes place in London in 1951. Performers from the 1950s such as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole or Doris Day fit well here.


Here is a playlist on Spotify as an example.
 

Death on the London Express

The occasion here is the upcoming coronation of Edward VIII - we are in the year 1936. The music by Cole Porter and performances by Ella Fitzgerald or Louis Armstrong create a suitable setting.

Here is a selection as a playlist on Spotify.
 

Murder in Shanghai

The “Shanghai Lounge Divas” (EMI) with original recordings from the Shanghai clubs of the 1930s are ideal. Thirties swing interludes such as Cole Porter songs by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong or Billy Holiday are also very suitable.

Some suggestions as a playlist on Spotify.
 

The Curse of the Green Lady

Cool lounge music is just the thing, so that the stressed film people can relax - before the green lady gets up to mischief. Music by Henry Mancini or tracks from the Ultra-Lounge series go well.

Here are a few examples as a playlist on Spotify.
 

Dance of Death on the Titanic

Music for strings and piano by Strauss, Offenbach, Gilbert & Sullivan and Lincke would be true to the original. If you want a bit more musically pep, we recommend cheating a little and expanding the musical evening repertoire to jazz and swing of the 20s and 30s.

Here is a selection of tracks of the kind played on the Titanic as a playlist on Spotify.
 

Deadly alpenglow

Music with alpine wind or dance music would be true to the original. Bayerischer Rundfunk has put together an internet platform on which there are many suitable pieces of music. Otherwise there are samplers, of which we will only mention a few from the Tyrolis publishing house: "Folk music from Bavaria - instrumental", "Real folk music from the Alps" or "Alpine room music - instrumental". This music genre runs under the keyword "real folk music". Those who like things a little cheekier are well advised to try modern folk music from Haindling.

A selection from us as a playlist on Spotify.
 

The godfather of Chicago

Swing music from the 1930s would be true to the original: Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Louis Prima, Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington, Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Nat King Cole and Fats Waller. Everything you played in a whisper bar.

Here are a few examples as a playlist on Spotify.
 

The riddle of the bloody scissors

Henri Flannelle's favorite song was "La Vie en Rose" by Edith Piaf. Other chansons by Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour or Charles Trenet would fit very well.

Like here as a playlist on Spotify.

Alternatively, a selection of pop songs from this time also fits, as on this playlist on Spotify.
 

Gallop to death

For background music, you could delight Lord Hackney with a selection of British marching music, such as: B. from the band of the Grenadier Guards, one of the five body regiments of the Queen.
Starting with the national anthem, here are a few examples as a playlist on Spotify.

Or you can secure the benevolence of the younger generation with a mix of pop songs from the 70s. A selection here as a playlist on Spotify.


We hope that our music selection will inspire you and we wish you and your guests a lot of fun at the crime dinner!