This song does, indeed make the sun shine brighter than Doris Day, and in today’s world acts as a siren heralding the arrival of everyone on the dance floor. How swanky. Jarvis Cocker’s cutting critique of British society is propelled along by tinny Casio keyboard sounds and a pile-driving 4/4 beat, all coupled with lyrics that you can’t help but shout along to. FunkThe song’s gently strummed guitar and lovelorn lyrics touch the heart. How Do So Many People Qualify for Best New Artist? This song should be listed, like an old building. It’s difficult to imagine what Bobby Relf and Earl Nelson thought of the fact that the horn intro to their beautiful R&B number ‘Harlem Shuffle’ will forever be remembered for kicking off HoP’s track, but that doesn’t change the fact it’ll forever be a party anthem. Party like it's an eternal summer with this hot girl shit. James Manning, Diana Ross’s most ebullient hit is the perfect song to turn any party from tentative into full-on fabulous. Thanks for subscribing! Don’t bother: this Chrysler’s as big as a whale and it’s about to set sail. The Swedish duo’s synth-tastic track is the embodiment of joyful abandonment. If you just got the job, kissed the girl, won a holiday – whatever, then that’s awesome. Jasmine is a journalist struggling to adult by day... Cosmopolitan participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. But it's still a great addition to the party playlist. Tin whistles, mate, that’s what. But whatever, ‘Pump Up the Jam’ is still an utterly infectious banger, with its minimal grooves and insistent rhythms. And is the perfect excuse to arch your back, turn up your nose haughtily and whimper about feeling misunderstood. Eddy Frankel, Is this the only song about masturbation on our list? Nope, no one does, because it was terrible and it tanked. His choppy and melodic guitar work is all up at the front with handclaps and big group vocals celebrating just how damn good life can be. Whether it's a small gathering with close friends or a full-on rager reminiscent of orientation week freshman year, I promise that this playlist won't steer you wrong. ‘1 Thing’ also made our list of the best one-hit wonders. Eddy Frankel, Before Nile Rodgers was bopping around with Daft Punk on ‘Get Lucky’, he produced this gem from 1983’s ‘Let’s Dance’. When Dr Dre is instructed by Teddy Riley to 'drop the verse' over the Bill Withers’ sample, it’s absolutely iconic. Amy Smith. "Sicko Mode" is basically a party essential at this point. Shaking itSpecifically in the manner of a Polaroid picture. But the Scottish revivalists have a much poppier sensibility, and this 2004 track is a hook-laden toe tapper, sure to entice even your snootiest ‘I don’t dance’ friend onto the dancefloor. From karaoke to a full-fledged dance party—this song definitely helps light a room up with great energy. This synth-pop gem is chiseled like a diamond, with a perfect keyboard riff and a melody that moves in and out of major keys just as singer Morten Harket’s voice turns from desperate to hopeful and back again. Why? Jonny Ensall, Sucker DJs who think they’re fly get put in their place with the title track of this trio’s best-selling album – and we grab ourselves a prime spot on the dancefloor every time this comes blaring out of our boombox. Praise be to that… Mmmm-hmmm. I don't know about you, but since seeing the "Side to Side" video, a cycling class has seemed a lot more appealing. A night partying with your BFFs is just what this song is for. Written and performed by gents from Wales, Worcester and London and made famous by a load of heroin addicts in Scotland, it sums up our love of fizzing our brains on drugs and gulping down pints of lager, lager, lager. That’s not water - that is 'Everywhere', which has saturated every single DJ set at every single festival in the entire world. Partyhits (Musik und Charts) für deine nächste Feier. They can sing sad love songs, as well as futuristic, queer disco anthems. And what Lou says goes. Eddy Frankel, At the forefront of the global resurgence of deep house is this endlessly catchy jack-fest from the funkiest Duke alive – London producer Duke Dumont. Not a bit, firstly because of the immense symbollic value it acquired over the years, but secondly because it is a great tune. Jonny Ensall, Taylor Swift shook off her Disney princess image with this 2014 smash. Oliver Keens, With the passion, aggression, ennui and insouciance that can only come with being implausibly young, the Arctic Monkeys stomped into public consciousness with this short, snappy teen disco anthem – shot through with thrashing guitars and a northern twang. Sure, its joyfully wobbly grooves are fuelled by sheer silliness, but let’s be honest: so are all the best parties. All that aside, however, pop hits don’t get much bigger than this. This song may be slow, but the energy throughout the ballad is high and seductive. We’d tried it as a ballad, as reggae, but it never quite worked.’ As a machine-tooled disco ode to lost love, featuring crystalline synths, a throbbing rhythm section and, floating above it all, Harry’s icy-cool teen-dream vocals, the 1978 cut more than worked – it slayed. ‘Push It’ also made our list of the best ’80s songs. Course you have, so celebrate that kick in the teeth you received by throwing some seriously moody New Romantic shapes to this era-defining synthpop classic. Imagine going to a party with Lionel Richie and touching him on the shoulder and asking, 'Hey Lionel, I just wondered how long are we gonna be here?' It’s almost impossible not to smile like Lionel ‘the Lion’ Richie. It would be more impressive if boys got out a tin whistle and played this solo at a house party instead of a guitar and strumming fucking 'Wonderwall'. It’s a safe bet that Daft Punk had the ultra-luxurious disco groove of ‘Rock With You’ in mind when they crafted ‘Get Lucky’: strings, horns, that perfectly calibrated tempo and those irresistible come-ons from the future King of Pop. In truth, party-friendly hip hop of this quality might never be heard again. Only play this if you are 100 percent down with air guitar. ‘Born Slippy (Nuxx)’ also made our list of the best London songs. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Sophie Harris. It’s a ‘let’s cut the bullshit’ plea, an emotional ante-up, an unguarded attempt to elicit a clear statement of intent from a vexing lover. Whether you're actually trying to get over a former ~boo~ or you just love a catchy tune with a good beat, this song is bound to get you out on the dance floor. Josh Jones. That’s no diss to Damon and co in any way, more just that it adds to its freaky uniqueness. Joshua Rothkopf, As party songs go, you get a lot of bang for your buck with this heavyweight 2012 hit from London crew Rudimental. ‘Everywhere’ also made our list of the best ’80s songs. This song starts with the line ‘you put the boom boom into my heart'. AKA the perfect song for a group of people who are just at the top of the long slide into total drunkenness. © 2020 Time Out England Limited and affiliated companies owned by Time Out Group Plc. After a couple of verses it becomes almost impossible for any listener not to indulge in at least a little shaking of one’s booty. Nick Levine, We want a prenup! Josh Jones, Thank god for this song. It sounds like a Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry chat up line, but it’s not - it’s George Michael announcing the beginning of the theme tune to 80s hedonism, which swiftly continues with ‘Jitterbug into my brain goes a' bang bang bang ‘til my feet do the same.’ What the hell was happening during that decade? “Rock with You” by Michael Jackson. To help you make sure your party goes off like a frog in a sock, we've put together this list of surefire floor-fillers featuring a generous smattering of '90s songs, house songs and R&B songs. In this tale of New York’s anything-is-possible East Village of the late ’80s, a trio of candy-coloured club kids – Super DJ Dmitri, Lady Miss Kier and Towa Tei – decide to form a band. But, as bandleader Maurice White asked his frustrated co-writer Allee Willis: ‘Who the fuck cares?’ It hasn’t stopped ’September’ from soundtracking literally millions of weddings. Don’t we all. In cooking up a dish of sweet revenge, Boston’s Robert Brown unwittingly created one of the biggest party tunes of all time. Steve Smith, Only the English could turn class struggle into one of the greatest moments in modern pop history. With this belting slice of dance-pop, the Belgian act helped kick-start hip house, shouted to the world outside of Belgium about New Beat and achieved some impressive chart action (reaching Number Two in the UK and US), but never really get remembered much in the music history books. Think about that. A single snare hit kicks it all in before a constant barrage of incessant funk guitars and deliciously sexy falsetto vocals take you on a groovy trip around the bedroom. Putting personal politics aside – R Kelly being a questionable human being and all – try and deny the powerful allure of this track. Steve Smith, Norse disco-house producer Todd Terje’s hit track ruled the airwaves at countless clubs and festivals in 2014, and justifiably so. Déjà vu! Amy Plitt, Pop-idol pin-ups they may have been, but the members of Norwegian trio a-Ha also made great, genuinely inventive music in their mid-’80s heyday. Tim Lowery, This hugely anticipated (not to say hyped) comeback single from Daft Punk became the summer anthem of 2013. You can probably have too much of those. The piano line at the beginning (a big shout out to Steve Reich) is your cue to grab your real friends, pull them in a big sticky huddle and never, ever let them go. Eddy Frankel, You know what there isn’t enough of in top party songs? But TBH, no one moves like Shakira does. Make like Lena Dunham in ‘Girls’ (see-through vest optional). Like a switch that immediately turns the vibe to ‘raunchy’, ‘Drunk in Love’ should come with a warning: everyone will be driven to winding and grinding while screaming ‘surfboard, surfboard’. And actually, it's right about time for a La Roux revival, no? Here, more specifically, are the five elements that make up ‘Hey Ya!’s mojo. Except for Luther burgers. Dammit, it’s pure genius. Haters still gonna hate, but the release of this track from her ‘1989’ album was the moment being a Swiftie became cool. Hank Shteamer, You’d better be prepared, because the great purple one always gets what he wants. Back in 1982, Prince foretold that when the century turned, DJs around the world would desperately need songs about the occasion. Adrenalin will surge through their veins because they’ve forgotten which bits they’re meant to breathe at and now their brains think they’re about to suffocate. ‘Shake It Off’ also made our list of the best songs of 2014. It's impressive to say the least. Sophie Harris. Let loose, drop all the niceties, and get freaky. He did. When it comes down to it, rap-rock is generally pretty whack, with a few exceptions, the jewel in the crown of which is this glorious mash-up. And it still does. Tin whistles, mate, that’s what. Josh Jones. Haters still gonna hate, but the release of this track from her ‘1989’ album was the moment being a Swiftie became cool. Every great party needs a properly emotional moment, and this classic sadbanger is guaranteed to provide it. Once it starts to spin, you really feel like you could party until the end of time. Shake that thing, you say? Like it? We already have this email. Whether it’s at 6am or 7pm, this song goes down better than a glass of olive oil. Just remember to think of your party playlist like a spag bol: a little bit of cheese is a fine addition, but too much can be overpowering. Turn it up, shout, sing, scream, jump, flail.