Best. Party. Playlist. Ever.

tunesSome* are calling this the Best. Party. Playlist. Ever. I premiered this playlist on Thursday night to rave reviews.

Keep in mind, I avoided songs with swears (although a few slipped through the cracks) and tried to appeal to the masses, thereby avoiding my mosh anthems. The objective was to get the most people on the dance floor... with most in attendance born in the 70s.

The playlist was shuffled, but I sorted this table alphabetically by song name.

1979 4:24 Smashing Pumpkins
Alive 5:43 Pearl Jam
American Boy 4:47 Estelle
Anarchy In The U.K. 3:32 Sex Pistols
B.O.B. 5:04 OutKast
Barbie Girl 3:18 Aqua
Basket Case 3:03 Green Day
Believe 3:46 The Bravery
Bizarre Love Triangle-94 3:54 New Order
Body Movin' [Fatboy Slim Remix] 5:31 Beastie Boys
Bring Me To Life 3:57 Evanescence
Cannonball 3:34 The Breeders
Clint Eastwood 5:41 Gorillaz
Come On Eileen 4:08 Dexy's Midnight Runners
Come Out and Play 3:18 Offspring
Common People 5:52 Pulp
Connected 3:38 Stereo MC's
Crabbuckit 3:49 K-Os
Crazy 3:01 Gnarls Barkley
Dancing Queen 3:52 ABBA
Diamonds And Guns 4:02 Transplants
Do You Realize?? 3:33 The Flaming Lips
Drinking In L.A. 3:56 Bran Van 3000
Dude (Looks Like A Lady) 4:25 Aerosmith
Everlong 4:13 Foo Fighters
Funky Cold Medina 4:09 Tone Loc
Gangsta's Paradise (LP Version) 4:00 Coolio
Get Busy 3:35 Sean Paul
Get The Party Started 3:12 Pink
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun 3:56 Cyndi Lauper
Gold Digger (Featuring Jamie Foxx) 3:28 Kanye West
Hate To Say I Told You So 3:22 The Hives
Heart Of Glass 4:12 Blondie
Hey Baby 3:27 No Doubt
Hey Ya! 3:55 OutKast
Home for a Rest 4:27 Spirit of the West
Human 4:06 The Killers
Hypnotize 3:49 The Notorious B.I.G.
I Will Survive 3:51 Cake
Informer 4:30 Snow
Insane In The Brain 3:33 Cypress Hill
Into Action 3:40 Tim Armstrong
It Takes Two 2:57 Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock
Joy and Pain 3:49 DJ Rob Base and EZ Rock
Jump Around 3:24 House Of Pain
Just a Friend 4:00 Biz Markie
Just Can't Get Enough 3:44 Depeche Mode
Karma Chameleon 4:03 Culture Club
Laid 2:38 James
Last Nite 3:18 The Strokes
Lazy Eye 5:54 Silversun Pickups
Little Bones 4:45 The Tragically Hip
Live Your Life [Ft. Rihanna] 5:39 T.I.
Love Shack 4:17 The B-52's
Lump 2:15 Presidents of the United States of America
Mama Said Knock You Out 4:50 LL Cool J
Mony Mony 5:01 Billy Idol
Mr. Cab Driver 3:50 Lenny Kravitz
Mr. Jones 4:32 Counting Crows
O.P.P. 4:31 Naughty By Nature
Ordinary Day 3:11 Great Big Sea
Paper Planes 3:24 M.I.A.
Paradise City 6:46 Guns N' Roses
Piece Of Me 3:32 Britney Spears
Pour Some Sugar on Me (Historia Video Edit) 4:52 Def Leppard
Red, Red Wine 5:19 UB40
Rehab 3:33 Amy Winehouse
Rock Me Amadeus 3:17 Falco
Romantic Rights 3:15 Death From Above 1979
Salute Your Solution 3:00 The Raconteurs
Santa Monica 3:12 Everclear
She Sells Sanctuary 4:13 The Cult
Shut Up And Let Me Go 2:53 The Ting Tings
Single Ladies [Put A Ring On It] 3:13 Beyoncé
Song 2 2:02 Blur
Stronger 5:12 Kanye West
Summer Of '69 3:33 Bryan Adams
Sunday Morning 3:47 k-os
Sundown 3:59 Elwood
Swagga Like Us [Ft. Jay-Z, Kanye West,Lil' Wayne] 5:28 T.I.
Sweet Caroline 3:22 Neil Diamond
Sweet Child O' Mine 5:56 Guns N' Roses
The Bad Touch (The Eiffel 65 Mix) 3:36 The Bloodhound Gang
The Humpty Dance 6:31 Digital Underground
The Power 5:43 Snap
The Rockafeller Skank 6:54 Fatboy Slim
Time to Pretend 4:21 MGMT
Toxic 3:22 Britney Spears
Tubthumping 3:27 Chumbawamba
Umbrella (ft Jay-Z) 4:24 Rihanna
Unbelievable 3:30 EMF
Walk This Way 5:11 Run-D.M.C.
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 4:17 Michael Jackson
We Will Rock You 2:02 Queen
Whatever You Like 4:10 T.I.
Where it's At 5:31 Beck
Whip It 2:39 Devo
Womanizer 3:44 Britney Spears
Wonderwall 4:19 Oasis
Y.M.C.A. ('93 Remix) 3:46 Village People
You Shook Me All Night Long 3:30 AC/DC

* By some I mean me.

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Ajax Mike

Shuffled? Really? I would think a really good playlist would need to be balanced out. You need to start out with easy, poppy stuff to get people on the dance floor. You don't want 3 slow songs in a row. That sort of thing.

January 11, 2009 @ 12:18 PM

Toronto Mike

Nah - the trick is to leave the slow songs off the playlist completely.

But to be completely honest, I shuffled out of laziness.

January 11, 2009 @ 12:30 PM


Looks good.....but you left out "I want to Rock & Roll all night" by Kiss. I know you are not a big fan but when I got married I would only hire a DJ that would play the songs that were important to me and were on my list....this was one of them and the floor was packed during that particular song.

January 11, 2009 @ 12:56 PM

Nova Scotia Matt

I was worried this list was completely Hip-less! Little Bones was a great choice! Dough and Courage are both big party movers down here, too.

January 11, 2009 @ 4:40 PM

Buffalo Sketchball

Nice list. We are doing the iPod self-done playlist for my friend's wedding this summer. Will have to peruse. Have to balance things out since she is having an authentic German for 2 hours too, lol.

January 11, 2009 @ 6:21 PM

Toronto Mike

Buffalo Sketchball, you've got to check out the most visited entry on this site:

January 11, 2009 @ 6:32 PM


Wut wit all da Brit'ney?

January 11, 2009 @ 6:50 PM

Toronto Mike

I figured you can't go wrong with a little Brit. That Toxic is guaranteed to get the peeps on the floor.

January 11, 2009 @ 8:39 PM


Paul Weller always got me to shake my bones - Style Council or The Jam?

January 12, 2009 @ 11:34 AM


I'm disappointed you just shuffled this...


January 12, 2009 @ 12:02 PM


Mike: You only need to have “Old time rock & roll” to round out this cliché ridden list of crap - IMHO.

January 12, 2009 @ 2:54 PM

Toronto Mike

Argie, that's a fantastic suggestion!

And the masses want cliche ridden crap, don't you know that?

January 12, 2009 @ 2:56 PM


I'm waiting for the day that Argie-mentative likes and or agree's with something.

It's pop music because it is popular......

January 12, 2009 @ 7:47 PM


Hey Alison

I like and agree with your post!

So there, you don’t have to wait any longer.

January 14, 2009 @ 9:03 AM



June 10, 2009 @ 8:55 PM

Jordan Staal

you must have the weakest parties, plus its prob all dudes.

June 15, 2009 @ 6:23 PM


that shyts wack. where the rick ross at? lil wayne dipset shyt dblock? i aint never playing no brit or rhianna shyt at my parties

June 15, 2009 @ 9:34 PM


Mike: This mix would be okay if one were 13 and going to their junior high dance. Any DJ would be fired if he tried to play this shit. You're either a huge tool or middle aged.

1)Include some Justice MSTRCRFT Bloody Beetroots or anything similar in rage-i-ness.
2)Go to Hypem or read some damn music blogs.

Epic fail

June 15, 2009 @ 9:44 PM


rubbish... big 'thumbs down' for your list sir

June 16, 2009 @ 12:43 PM

sharna (aus)

No Macarena, Chicken Dance or the Nutbush? Summer of '69, Copperhead Road? Dude come on.... classics!!!

June 17, 2009 @ 2:17 AM

sharna (aus)

Oops.. Summer of '69 was on it.... good to know! :)

June 17, 2009 @ 2:23 AM


I got as far as Barbie Girl and decided to skip ahead... only to see you shuffled? Uncool.

June 17, 2009 @ 12:07 PM


In what year were you told this was the best party playlist ever?
I guess it really depends on the party you're having..
If I'm out at a club or bar and they start playing any of most of what's on that list, I go look for another place to dance.
If you're hosting a house party with that, it'd better be a retro-pop themed party because any of the guys I know would ban you from the turntables for life. Then they'd take pitty on you for not knowing what party music is and wipe your iPod and refill it with real party beats. Not this top-40 pop radio shite you got goin on here.

June 17, 2009 @ 1:41 PM

Toronto Mike

Stumbleuponers, allow me to explain myself...

1. This mix was meant for the masses, and is therefore Top 40-laden.

2. It's a corporate event. Cheese is part of the deal.

3. The title, "Best. Party. Playlist. Ever", was meant to be tongue in cheek.

June 17, 2009 @ 4:10 PM


this is just a bunch of pop hits. i guess that's what people want but if i was DJing it's not what i would play.

June 18, 2009 @ 3:26 AM


wow, some oldies also here.
the best i think is Coolio with gangsta paradsie

nice one

June 18, 2009 @ 9:18 AM

Paddy fae Scotland

The top 40 is not what people want, its what they are fed by the corporate pigs. Its a DJ's DUTY to give the people the best songs to free them from the shackles of the charts. Here in scotland we would never find most of that in ANY club. Aqua is a real fucked up joke.

June 18, 2009 @ 7:09 PM


I'm feelin it. You said most of the crowd was born in the seventies? I'm impressed. You sparked my taste and had to download some of the songs that I had forgotten about on there.

June 22, 2009 @ 11:48 PM

Fitzroy Thompson

These are my type of songs. I have a blog site with a total dedication to song like these. Come browse and share in the fun.

Jamaica Got Soul

Rare dusty grooves. Top of the charts. Billboard and Motown 70's 80's and 90's. Love, Disco, and soul. The greatest hit songs of all time. Smooth Sensual and Jazzy collection. Artist, Album, and Biography Highlights. Search and Find all what you seek in one place. The question and answer to your all your oldies music needs. Songs for weddings and parties. Enjoy.

June 25, 2009 @ 11:54 AM


It's very good...but would be better with some Clash !!


June 28, 2009 @ 3:57 PM


what a shitty playlist

July 2, 2009 @ 3:55 PM


so gay
amy winehouse
what the fuck is wrong wiht you

July 12, 2009 @ 9:23 PM

Andy Palmer

getting hitched in 2 weeks -

Some your gonna like, some your not, thats life take it or leave it, and weddings appeal to the masses of all ages, and types. A good mix IMHO, i would have ELO Mr Bluesky in there for certain, school boy error there pal. sorry !

July 27, 2009 @ 5:33 PM


You know what would be cool? If someone went and put that playlist together on

August 7, 2009 @ 4:28 AM


@Seb: I might just
this list is enough to get MY fat ass moving ^_^

August 14, 2009 @ 5:08 AM


No play list is complete without.
"Don't stop believing" By Journey. Plain and simple.

August 16, 2009 @ 1:46 AM


too poppy for my taste

August 18, 2009 @ 5:11 PM

Pedro Del Sweee

Created this entire playlist on groove shark...cause i was bored and wanted to test this playlist...

August 21, 2009 @ 1:02 PM

DJ Botz

While this list may not appeal to all you Hipsters, it is indeed a fact that these are PARTY songs that one might find out in a bar or club any given weekend night.I work 2 nights a week in a VERY busy bar, and these songs never fail to get people singing along and having a good time. It is by no means extensive or complete, but nonetheless, accurate.

September 20, 2009 @ 8:00 AM

Nice Job

This ain't easy. All things considered, this is a solid pleaser mix for the masses.

Well done.

October 18, 2009 @ 4:05 PM

Andres Guerrero

This is a horrible playlist. I am giving you a 'thumbs down' on Stumbleupon. If you ever claim to have good taste in music again, may the RIAA butt fuck you in court for illegally downloading all these songs.

November 2, 2009 @ 6:07 PM


Andres Guerrero thank you. i could not have said it better other than adding a GO FUCK YOURSELF tronto mike.

November 3, 2009 @ 9:50 PM

Elevation Group

nucking futs. I cannot believe that L Wayne gonna jump on that.

March 15, 2011 @ 4:32 PM


does anyone have the time to make this into a spotify playlist?

December 31, 2012 @ 10:00 AM


*Best party playlist for shitty parties.

January 8, 2013 @ 7:05 PM


*Best party playlist for shitty parties.

January 8, 2013 @ 7:06 PM


*Best party playlist for shitty parties.

January 8, 2013 @ 7:06 PM


googled party playlists and this came up. Love it ;) well, the bits of it I know.

April 12, 2013 @ 11:03 PM


I came here from Stumbleupon. I don't usually comment on things, but I had to given the strew of remarks people said about this playlist.

That being said, I love this playlist. It has everything. FOR ALL THE HATERS, I'M LISTENING TO IT RIGHT NOW AND I'M LOVING EVERY MINUTE OF IT.

October 7, 2013 @ 1:03 AM


Britney Spears. Three times? Massive fail!

July 27, 2014 @ 11:38 AM


I don't think I would have followed Toronto Mike's blog if this was the first post I encountered!

July 27, 2014 @ 1:40 PM


What.....No cattle decapitation, six feet under, cannibal corpse, whitechapel, deicide ect. Thought you wanted people to get up and dance bro..........

September 30, 2016 @ 12:51 AM


you should make a spotify playlist for this

January 28, 2017 @ 7:07 PM

Jorge Arias

How good would you say this playlist has hold to the test of time?

March 24, 2017 @ 5:20 PM


Thanks for sharing this list! Aside from playlists, I've been doing a lot of music remixes since I got this new app called Spark DJ me and my friends got from Compiled them on my own website, something I 'd like to share with others.

August 10, 2017 @ 8:32 AM

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