Best Party Playlist of 2016

Music is an integral part of any party. Yearly, many occasions such as holidays, birthdays, weddings, and graduations will arise. Food, drinks, and dancing are all usually abundant at these types of occasions. However, the music is what will set the tone for the party. Here is arguably the Best Party Playlist of 2016.

Guests Arrive

While your party invitations may say 6:00 PM, guests will start arriving slightly before and slightly after that time. The perfect songs for these moments should be ones that can act as background noise while also communicating the mood for the rest of the party. The best titles to set that tone are:

  • I Can't Feel My Face by The Weeknd
  • Uma Thurma by Fall Out Boy
  • House Party by Sam Hunt
  • Somewhere On A Beach by Dierks Bentley
  • Ex's & Oh's by Elle King
  • My House by Flo Rida

Friends Mingling

By now, your guests have all arrived. Everyone is split into groups talking about their lives, laughing at old and new jokes, and starting to loosen up. This is the time to play some music that will help friends do just that. The best songs for this moment are:

  • Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots
  • She's Kinda Hot by 5 Seconds of Summer
  • One Call Away by Charlie Puth
  • Huntin', Fishin', & Lovin' Every Day by Luke Bryan
  • Ophelia by The Lumineers

Let's Eat!

At this point, your friends may have begun drinking.They may have even started in on the appetizers. However, either the pizza has arrived or the main course is served, and your friends will enjoy more mellow music experience. Now is the point when the party takes a slow down. Here are some songs that will keep the party happening while still being calm to allow your guests to eat in peace:

  • Sugar by Maroon 5
  • Honey, I'm Good by Andy Grammer
  • Stitches by Shawn Mendes
  • The Hills by The Weeknd
  • Humble And Kind by Tim McGraw
  • Just Like Fire by P!nk

Out on the Dance Floor

Your guests are fed, calm, and comfortable. Now, the party is going full swing! You want fun! You want excitement! This is when the memories will be made, the seflies will be taken, and you'll look back on these moments and say, "Remember when...?" Here are some songs to crank it up to:

  • Hell Of A Night by Dustin Lynch
  • Worth It by Fifth Harmony ft Kid Ink
  • Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars
  • Shut Up And Dance by Walk The Moon
  • Cool For The Summer by Demi Lovato
  • Pillowtalk by Zayn

Towards the End

Some guests have probably already left, and you're bringing the party to a close. You could turn all the lights off like its 2 am at your favorite bar. However, your guests would probably be more appreciative if you sent passive signals towards them that it's time for the party to end. Here are some terrific songs to play to help bring the party to a close without being too forward:

  • Night Changes by One Direction
  • Not For Long by B.O.B. ft Trey Songz
  • Somebody by Natalie La Rose ft Jeremih
  • Record Year by Eric Church
  • The Sound of Silence by Disturbed
  • 7 Years by Lukas Graham

The best party has a great mix of music. Most of your guests will likely have different tastes in what genres they enjoy. And likely, different occasions will warrant a different tone for the party. When throwing a party and creating the playlist, remember the point of a party is for you and your guests to have a great time! Relax, put on the music, and make some memories!


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