Top ten best songs to play at parties

Avery Wickersham (TheLorian)

COVID-19 has stolen a lot of things, including the ability to gather together and blast party music. While the whole world missed out on the weekend holidays of 2020, hopefully we’ll see a time in the near future to get together with our best party songs. Please stay safe at home, and instead pass the time planning your playlist.

Here is a list of my top ten party songs, in no particular order.

  1. “Cyclone (feat. T-pain)” by Baby Bash
  2. “Wiggle (feat. Snoop Dogg)” by Jason Derulo
  3. “Hot in Herre” by Nelly
  4. “Partition” by Beyonce
  5. “Pony” by Ginuwine
  6. “Candy Shop” by 50 Cent
  7. “Yeah! (feat. Lil Jon & Ludacris)” Usher
  8. “Glad You Came” The Wanted
  9. “Super Freak” by Rick James
  10. “Give Me Everything (feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack, & Nayer)” by Pitbull

While there are many great songs to listen to, these ten are bound to raise attitudes and get everyone out on the dance floor. But what makes these special? There are certain attributes of these songs that make them so catchy, even years later.

Party songs should have a lot of bass, which all of these songs do. The bass is the heartbeat of the song. With a weak baseline comes a weak party song. Feeling the best reverberate in one’s chest, surrounded by their best friends, is a fantastic feeling (and is usually worth the impending headache). However, there is such a thing as “too much bass.” If the bass is drowning out the words, it’s not enjoyable at all and can ruin the mood of the party.

The vocals of a party song are also important. Each of these artists have a distinct voice that is easily recognizable. During a party, it’s better to have everyone screaming the lyrics together while jumping up-and-down. It raises the energy in the room and brings everyone closer together as opposed to songs with mumbled lyrics. Mumble-rap is a great genre, but it’s hard to pick up the lyrics often times. If one has ever been with a group of friends singing “Mo Bamba” by Sheck Wes, then one can understand how easy it is to pick up the lyrics and jam out. It’s not as easy to pick up the lyrics of a Migos song; therefore, those songs lose the sense of community that comes from singing together.

Another pertinent thing about this list is that we all grew up with these songs. I can vividly remember my life when all of these songs came out. When played at a party, these songs evoke a strong feeling of nostalgia, which can also play an important part at parties. It can be a reminder of the good times while simultaneously making new memories with friends.

Ultimately, these songs are some of the greatest songs of all time, and should be on everyone’s playlist. Whether it takes a few months to a few years for COVID-19 to die down, I’ll be ready with my party playlist.

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