Everyone’s got a million playlists (or maybe you don’t, which is cool but work with us here). There’s the Outdoor BBQ playlist, the Morning Drive playlist, the Summer Pool Party playlist, and the Breakup playlist (don’t judge us!). Thanks to Spotify, iTunes, and the other music streaming sites, the ultimate playlist for any occasion is just a click away on your phone. And perhaps the best occasion of all is the birthday party. Below are our top picks for the ultimate birthday music playlist.
“Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” – Michael Jackson
No party is complete without the King of Pop. This is an older track from 1979, and it’s straight up just the best. The song is disco-y and dance-y and is the perfect way to kick off your best pal’s birthday party.
“‘Til It’s Over” – Anderson .Paak
This song is soulful, beautiful, has an undeniably incred video to accompany it (featuring FKA Twigs) and is the perfect song to take it up a notch. If you only know the song from the Spike Jonze-directed Apple Home Pod commercial, do yourself a favor and listen to it without the video. Don’t get us wrong. That video is amazing. But this song is also amazing all on its own!
“Make Me Feel” – Janelle Monae
Literally no one’s hotter than Janelle Monae right now. Between her videos, acting career, and amazing all around artistry, Janelle Monae is in a class of her own. And this song is just a fun, catchy, laid back fun party song. In fact, we’ll go ahead and say it. This should replace the “Happy Birthday” song as the cake day anthem. Ok, maybe not, but still.
“Nice For What” – Drake
It’s Drake. It’s got a New Orleans bounce-influence. What’s not to love?
“Tumblin’ Dice” – The Rolling Stones
Yes, this is an older track, but that melody is the perfect background music to an outdoor pool party or bbq. Plus, the older family members will appreciate a song from someone they actually know. Think of it as one for them; the rest for you.
“I Wanna Dance With Somebody” – Whitney Houston
Look. Maybe you’ve had a heart to heart with a good friend. Perhaps it was about a crush or some work you’re trying to catch up on or a disagreement you had with that friend or another family member. Sometimes, birthday parties get real and that’s cool. But, then somebody puts this song on, and it’s the happiest best thing in the world. The perfect track for that mid-to-late period in the party when you’re looking to get everyone’s energy back up.
Birthday Gift Ideas
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