The Perfect Party Playlist
I’ve been working on creating a perfect playlist for a party coming up. Apparently, I can now add DJ to my resume. Its harder than it sounds, but it has been a lot of fun and I’ve come across a lot of great songs in the process that I’m either just now discovering or had forgotten about completely.
I tried to make it appropriate for all age groups, and consist of great, recognizable songs that would have everyone pumped up and excited. Check it out:
Cheap Trick-Ain’t That a Shame (Live)->I picked this song to start with because it is upbeat, attention-grabbing, and has a great instrumental intro I really like. Plus, I just love Cheap Trick.
Rock Around The Clock-Bill Haley
The Loco-motion-Little Eva
The Twist-Chubby Checker
Give Me Just A Little More Time-Chairmen of the Board (I live in NC…a good shag number is necessary.)
My Boyfriend’s Back-Angels
Come See about Me-Supremes
O Pretty Woman-Roy Orbison
At The Hop-Danny & the Juniors
Return To Sender-Elvis
Baby I love you-Ramones
You’ve Made Me so Very Happy-Blood Sweat and Tears
Do you Believe in Magic-the Lovin’ Spoonful
Wake Me Up Before you Go-Go-Wham!
Walk Like an Egyptian-Bangles
Purple People Eater-Sheb Wooley (really. who doesn’t love this song.)
Little Darlin-The Diamonds
I love Rock N Roll-Joan Jett
Dancing Machine-Jackson 5
Don’t Stop Believin’-Journey
and of course, the old staples of the Macarena, The Electric Slide, and the Chicken Dance, just to get everyone moving.
that isn’t everything, I have about 3 hours of material. But with songs like these, I can’t imagine people wouldn’t wanna get up and dance or sing along. All these songs make me happy whenever I hear them.
What about you? If you could make a perfect playlist, what would you put on it?