7 Versatile Songs to Play At Any Party at Any Time

I no longer go to college which is sad and worthy of a whole blog post to itself but in a very immediate sense it means I won’t be plugging in my iPod at functions as regularly as I have been for the past four years.  To celebrate lament honor the great strives that have been made in party iPod DJing I’ve comprised a short list of songs that can be played at any party at any time with any group of people.

The idea here is that if you don’t know what to put on next these songs will always be safe to play.  THEY VERSATILE.  I’d make a Spotify playlist but like, who has time for that?

1. Hypnotize – Notorious B.I.G.

Intro just comes in too hot not to dance on a table. The chorus is easy and repetitive and everyone thinks they kind of know the verse.

2. One More Time – Daft Punk

I consider One More Time a better celebration song than Celebrate by Kool and the Gang.  I realized how versatile this song is at a Giants game in 2009.  The PA music guy will throw this on usually in a late inning after a big hit.  The crowd goes nuts.  It’s beautiful.  A mix of electronic, rock and free dancing, another go-to jam.

3. Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough – Michael Jackson

In 6 minutes and 6 seconds this song will turn any casual get together to a head-bumping, shoulder-rubbing function.  Don’t let the haters change this one,  you’re going to want to let the entire song play out.

4. Gold Digger – Kanye West

Ahhh, just throw this on. This song taught me everything about love.  Nothing like a group of 25 twenty-something’s yelling “we want pre-nup.”

5. Trizzy Turnt Up – A-Trak

Pretty much everything A-Trak track makes works for this list because he mixes genres so well responsibly often.

6. Why You Wanna? – TI

If I ever make a movie with a party scene this song is going to be playing.  It’s just too damn happy.  “Shorty why you gotta act like that? I’m just trying to be nice to you…,” proclaims TI.

7. Still Not a Player – Big Pun feat. Joe

Another great song that was made better by radio edits.  Make sure your shoulders are loose before you get into this one.  Swaying is mandatory.


About Andy Verderosa

Andy is a writer and copywriter in New York. Follow him at @andyverderosa.
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