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Looking for an Oktoberfest music playlist? Hopefully you’re also planning on booking some authentic German music and entertainment too. If you don’t play traditional German and polka songs during the celebration, you might as well skip the beer and brats.
It isn't an Oktoberfest party without authentic Oktoberfest music. The problem is unless you are an accordion player or polka expert, how do you know what to listen to? Don't stress schnitzel-lovers. The Bash has dozens of German and polka bands as well as solo musicians and other groups that can provide the perfect soundtrack for your Oktoberfest party.
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Here are 50 songs for your Oktoberfest music playlist:
Photo: Smitty's Polka Band
- Bayerischer Defiliermarsch - Original Münchner Blaskapelle/Ltg.Bert Himmer
- Lichtensteiner Polka - Original Oktoberfest
- Böhmischer Traum - Gasterländer Blasmusikanten
- Ein Prosit der Gemutlichkeit - Partynator
- I Don't Want No Whiskey, Beer or Wine - Lenny Zendel & His Orchestra
- Oompah Polka - The Bavarian Oompah Band
- Cordula Grün - Die Draufgänger
- Sweet Caroline - DJ Otzi, The Bellamy Brothers
- Peanuts Polka - Myron Floren
- In München steht ein Hofbräuhaus - Bayernkapelle
- Oh, My Dear Augustin (O, du lieber Augustin) - The Oktoberfest Oompah Band
- Beer Barrel Polka - Frankie Yankovic & His Yanks
- Glorious Beer / Comrades - The Sing-A-Long Gang
- Roll Out The Barrel - Myron Floren
- In Heaven There Is No Beer - The Official Oktoberfest Band
- Pennsylvania Polka - Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra
- No More Beer Today - Fat Louie Szykowski & His Big Polka Band
- Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie - Frankie Yankovic
- Clarinet Polka - Myron Floren
- Yes, We Have No Bananas Polka - Fat Louie Szykowski, The Big Polka Band
- Have Another Beer Polka - The Slovenian Polka Kings
- You Are My Sunshine Polka - Frankie Yankovic, Walter Ostanek
- Black Sea Gale - The Dreadnoughts
- Dem Land Tirol die Treue - Original Zillertaler
- Ein Prosit - Die Musikanten-Vagabunden
- Viva Bavaria (Viva Colonia) - Münchner Zwietracht
- Bier her, Bier her - Lustige Musikanten
- Dance Little Bird - Myron Floren
- Beer Garden Polka - Sig Kowalski and The Magic Strings
- Polka Jamboree - Walter Ostanek
- Ötztaler Hüttengaudi - Anton, DJ Ötzi
- Rätätä Oktoberfest - Glitzer Gischi
- Baby Doll Polka - Western Senators
- Bottom Of The Barrel Oberek - Wesoly Bolek & His Orchestra
- Beer Medley - The Slovenian Polka Kingas
- Oktoberfest Polka - Larry Chesky and His Orchestra
- Gimme A Beer - The Bavarian Beesingers
- So schön - Frank Wörndl
- Bierkapitän - Markus Becker, Bierkapitän
- Drink, Drink, Little Brother, Drink - The Bavarian Beesingers
- 7 Sunden - Party Mix - Oktoberfest
- Roll Out The Barrel/Pretty Maiden/Pennsylvania Polka/The Happy Wanderer - The Kalendar Band
- Jagersburger March - The German Air Force Band
- Little Brown Jug/For He’s A Jolly Good Fellow - The Sing-A-Long Gang
- Heute Is Schuetzenball - Oktoberfest Players
- Zillertaler Hochzeitsmarsch - Die Alpenkracher
- Schneewalzer - Flachlandtiroler
- Pilsner Polka - Andrea & Gunter
- Esellied - Party Kryner
- In Den Wald - Bavarian Oompah Band
You can also stream our Oktoberfest music playlist on Spotify now.
Tips for booking a German Band or DJ to play Oktoberfest music:
- On The Bash, you can search through a list of top-rated, bookable German bands and DJs in your local area. While browsing, be sure to review vendor profiles and check out their photos and videos.
- When preparing a request for one of our German bands or DJs, keep in mind that the more details you can provide, the more accurate the price quote you'll receive. If you receive a price quote that seems like it needs clarification, don't hesitate to reach out to the vendor directly to find out more.
- Make sure you have discussed what supplies the vendor will need for their performance. You'll want to know what they can provide, and what you'll need to have on hand at your event.
- Communicate your expectations and special requests to any prospective bands or DJs, and make sure to ask about their repertoire — especially if you have a particular song that you would like them to perform or play.
- If you're planning an outdoor event, be sure to discuss where the vendor will be situated for the best acoustics and conditions for them to perform.
- Discuss what kind of atmosphere and mood you are hoping to set for your event. The more they know, the better they'll meet your expectations.
For more advice on hiring musical entertainment, here are helpful tips on how to book a band — and be sure to check out these 10 questions to ask before signing a vendor contract.