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Putting together a party playlist 1970-2013

**THE PLAYLIST IN THIS POSTING HAS BEEN UPDATED - TO SEE THE MOST CURRENT UPDATE SCROLL DOWN - THANKS!**


I'm hosting a party this Friday night and thought I'd do something different with the play list. What I'm trying to do is a pick one track per year from 1970 to present day. I am mostly open to suggestions.

I will put two ** next to the tracks which are non-negotiable to me.
And, I will put one * next to tracks I really like for the party but am open to change.

In attendance will be ages ranging from early twenties to late 30's.
I'm having most of the trouble with the 70's.

Thanks in advance!


1970 - James Brown (get up)
1971 - The Who (baba O'riley) -----------thanks benedict
1972 - stealers Wheels (stuck in the middle) - thanks again benedict
1973 - Iggy Pop & The Stooges (search & destroy)
1974 - Jackson 5 (dancing machine)
1975 - *David Bowie (fame)
1976 - Bee Gees (you should be dancing)
1977 - Talking Heads (psycho killer)
1978 - Bee Gees (night fever)
1979 - *The Knack (my sharona)
1980 - *Gary Numan (cars)
1981 - *Devo (whip it)
1982 - *The Cars (shake it up)
1983 - *David Bowie (let's dance)
1984 - *Paul McCartney (say say say)
1985 - *a-ha (take on me)
1986 - Aerosmith & Run DMC (walk this way)
1987 - Billy Idol (mony mony)
1988 - **INXS (new sensation)
1989 - *Young MC (bust a move)
1990 - **Vanilla Ice (ice ice baby)
1991 - LL Cool J (around the way girl)
1992 - *Sir Mixalot (baby got back)
1993 - **Haddaway (what is love)
1994 - Warren G (this dj)
1995 - skee-lo (I wish)
1996 - Blackstreet (no diggity)
1997 - Notorious BIG (mo money mo problems)
1998 - Will Smith (Gettin' Jiggy wit it)
1999 - Britney Spears (baby one more time)
2000 - Sisqo (thong song)
2001 - Ludacris (southern hospitality)
2002 - Kiley Minogue (can't get you out of my head)
2003 - 50 cent (in da club)
2004 - snoop dogg (drop it like it's hot)
2005 - Kanye West (gold digger)
2006 - *Justin Timberlake (sexy back)
2007 - Da Shop Boyz (party like a rock star)
2008 - Timbaland (the way I are)
2009 - Flo Rida (right round)
2010 - Timbaland (carry out)
2011 - Far East Movement (like a G6)
2012 - Niki Minaj (starships)
2013 - **Miley Cyrus (we can't stop)

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Re: Putting together a party playlist 1970-2013

No Prince, no party.
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What wrong with the sixties?

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I listen to that over that Miley's crap.
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Re: Putting together a party playlist 1970-2013

I think that the OP was sufficiently specific about both the time frame and which tracks were non-negotiable. Thus to bring in another time frame and slam one of his non-negotiable tracks seems, shall we say, somewhat thoughtless at best. YMMV.

Anyhoo, to respond directly to the question, for either 1994 or 1995 (it was released both years) maybe consider Seal's 1996 Grammy Award winning "Kiss from a Rose".

I may revisit the thread if the inspiration takes me, as there are many non-starred entries that I think the OP might welcome being constructively displaced. That said, as I can see that OP has mostly avoided the rockier side of "pop", I'll have to resist the temptation to suggest a slew of my "heavy" faves
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Re: Putting together a party playlist 1970-2013

PS) Are you going to shuffle the tracks or play them in order? If the latter, maybe reverse order would be an idea if you want to start with better known stuff and leave the more mellow material for later on.

Also, if you are worried about the possible lack of recognition factor (and I have no real idea what plays on US radio stations listened to by 20s and 30s), there are tracks from the 70s that have achieved greater recognition more recently through being included in films and tv shows e.g. off the top of my head: The Who's "Baba O'Riley" and Stealers Wheels' "Stuck in the Middle with You".
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Re: Putting together a party playlist 1970-2013

Suggestions for some non asteriked years

2012
I Follow You by Melodys Echo Chamber
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v29I0srhPwg


2010
Doncamatic by Gorillaz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJQyTnD74gk




*this one sounds like it was actually made in the 80s so people in the age demo you describe might totally dig it
2009
Ambitions by Donkeyboy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZPrLClJUhE


1978
Rasputin by Boney M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYnVYJDxu2Q
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Re: Putting together a party playlist 1970-2013

Originally Posted by hdtv00 View Post
No Prince, no party.
damn right!

also

1983 Gap Band "Party Train"
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Re: Putting together a party playlist 1970-2013

Since you're going with stuff most people will know, 1970 is a read dud. How about ABC by the Jackson 5? You could replace 1974 with Kung Fu Fighting or Piano Man.
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Originally Posted by tommyp007 View Post
damn right!

also

1983 Gap Band "Party Train"
You dropped a bomb on me!
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Re: Putting together a party playlist 1970-2013

Originally Posted by hdtv00 View Post
No Prince, no party.
Prince is not an option for reasons I am not allowed to discuss, but I do like the suggestion.

Originally Posted by benedict View Post
I think that the OP was sufficiently specific about both the time frame and which tracks were non-negotiable. Thus to bring in another time frame and slam one of his non-negotiable tracks seems, shall we say, somewhat thoughtless at best. YMMV.

Anyhoo, to respond directly to the question, for either 1994 or 1995 (it was released both years) maybe consider Seal's 1996 Grammy Award winning "Kiss from a Rose".

I may revisit the thread if the inspiration takes me, as there are many non-starred entries that I think the OP might welcome being constructively displaced. That said, as I can see that OP has mostly avoided the rockier side of "pop", I'll have to resist the temptation to suggest a slew of my "heavy" faves
I'm really looking for more party type songs, good beats/vibes. I'm afraid that Seal track just wouldn't work, but thanks.

Originally Posted by benedict View Post
PS) Are you going to shuffle the tracks or play them in order? If the latter, maybe reverse order would be an idea if you want to start with better known stuff and leave the more mellow material for later on.

Also, if you are worried about the possible lack of recognition factor (and I have no real idea what plays on US radio stations listened to by 20s and 30s), there are tracks from the 70s that have achieved greater recognition more recently through being included in films and tv shows e.g. off the top of my head: The Who's "Baba O'Riley" and Stealers Wheels' "Stuck in the Middle with You".
I plan on starting in chronological order. I'll definitely check out those two tracks you suggested here shortly. Thanks!

Originally Posted by Jason View Post
Since you're going with stuff most people will know, 1970 is a read dud. How about ABC by the Jackson 5? You could replace 1974 with Kung Fu Fighting or Piano Man.
Trust me. I know 1970 is a dud. I was having such an issue with '70 I just went with Bowie.
I won't be doing ABC as I personally cannot stand that song. But, thanks for the suggestion. I have just swapped out Bowie with James Browns - Get Up (I feel like being a) Sex Machine.

I will also be checking out the other serious suggestions as well and will update the playlist as I make changes.

Thanks all!

*That Donkeyboy track will be making it into my playlist is use for running, but not quite for the party. Thanks!

The following changes have been made to the playlist:

1970 - James Brown (get up)
1971 - The Who (baba O'riley) -----------thanks benedict
1972 - stealers Wheels (stuck in the middle) - thanks again benedict
1973 - Iggy Pop & The Stooges (search & destroy)
1977 - Talking Heads (psycho killer)

I'll get back at it tomorrow.

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Re: Putting together a party playlist 1970-2013

I have my own collection, I have the top 100 from 1970-2012 compiled myself. Party vibe the list after listening to each track in that years 100 listen to these Listed them so farther down you go the lower ranked it was that year in the final top 100. And still no party without Prince haha.

American Woman
Mama Told Me Not To Come
Hitchin A Ride
ABC
The Love You Save
Ooh Child
Spirit In the Sky
All RIght Now
I Want You Back
Signed Sealed Delivered
Instant Karma
Lookin' Out My Back Door
Cecilia
Lola
In The Summertime
Express Yourself
Fire And Rain
Up Around The Bend
Mississippi Queen
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Re: Putting together a party playlist 1970-2013

Updated playlist. INXS (new sensation) moved from 1988 to 1987 as I embarrassed myself getting the years mixed up.

I'll probably work more on it later today.

1970 - James Brown (get up)
1971 - The Who (baba O'riley)
1972 - stealers Wheels (stuck in the middle)
1973 - Iggy Pop & The Stooges (search & destroy)
1974 - Jackson 5 (dancing machine)
1975 - *David Bowie (fame)
1976 - Sex Pistols (anarchy in the UK)
1977 - Talking Heads (psycho killer)
1978 - Joe Jackson (is she really going out with him?)
1979 - *The Knack (my sharona)
1980 - *Gary Numan (cars)
1981 - *Devo (whip it)
1982 - *The Cars (shake it up)
1983 - *David Bowie (let's dance)
1984 - Van Halen (panama)
1985 - *a-ha (take on me)
1986 - Aerosmith & Run DMC (walk this way)
1987 - **INXS (new sensation)
1988 - Poison (nothing but a good time)
1989 - *Young MC (bust a move)
1990 - **Vanilla Ice (ice ice baby)
1991 - Naughty by Nature (O.P.P.)
1992 - *Sir Mixalot (baby got back)
1993 - **Haddaway (what is love)
1994 - Bikini Kill (Rebel Girl)
1995 - Montell Jordan (this is how we do it)
1996 - Busta Rhymes (whoo hah...got you all in check)
1997 - Notorious BIG (mo money mo problems)
1998 - Will Smith (Gettin' Jiggy wit it)
1999 - Britney Spears (baby one more time)
2000 - Sisqo (thong song)
2001 - Ludacris (southern hospitality)
2002 - Kiley Minogue (can't get you out of my head)
2003 - 50 cent (in da club)
2004 - snoop dogg (drop it like it's hot)
2005 - Kanye West (gold digger)
2006 - *Justin Timberlake (sexy back)
2007 - Da Shop Boyz (party like a rock star)
2008 - Timbaland (the way I are)
2009 - Flo Rida (right round)
2010 - Far East Movement (like a g6)
2011 - Arctic Monkeys (brick by brick)
2012 - Niki Minaj (starships)
2013 - **Miley Cyrus (we can't stop)

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Re: Putting together a party playlist 1970-2013

1991 - Naughty by Nature - O.P.P.
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1970 - Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song
1971 - Sly Stone - Everyday People
1972 - Rolling Stones - Happy
1973 - New York Dolls - Personality Crisis
1974 - Queen - Killer Queen
1975 - Aerosmith - Sweet Emotion
1976 - Modern Lovers - Roadrunner
1977 - Ramones - Rockaway Beach
1978 - Van Halen - Runnin' with the Devil
1979 - The Clash - Rudie Can't Fail
1980 - Talking Heads - Once in a Lifetime
1981 - Psychedelic Furs - Pretty in Pink (original version)
1982 - Duran Duran - Hold Back the Rain
1983 - Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun
1984 - Prince - Lets Go Crazy
1985 - LL Cool J - Rock the Bells
1986 - PiL- Rise


...alright I'm bored.
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1991 - Naughty by Nature - O.P.P.
Thanks! Swapped Smells Like Teen Spirit for O.P.P.
Naughty by Nature will work better with the playlist for that year.

Hiro,

Led Zeppelin - Immigrant song
Duran Duran - Hold Back the Rain
Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun

The above 3 tracks won't make the cut for the party, but will find their way onto my running playlist. Thanks!

Far East Movement (like a g6) was moved to 2010 (I had it in the wrong year)
Arctic Monkeys (brick by brick) is now the 2011 track.

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Prince is not an option for reasons I am not allowed to discuss,
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I would suggest that you rethink your 79-80 picks.

My Sharona is fun for 90 seconds but the song is more than 4 minutes long. It gets really plodding and repetitive. Cars is just a suck-hole, long and boring. You're setting yourself up for 10 minutes of energy drain.

Think about Nick Lowe's Cruel to be Kind, The Pina Colada Song (girls will sing along guaranteed) and Blondie's Call Me. These will keep that energy up.
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Baba O'Riley is one of the greatest rock songs of all time, but do yourself a favor and check out River Deep Mountain High by the Supremes and Four Tops, and think about which is the better party song.

Also, you might want to consider Blitzkrieg Pop instead of the Sex Pistols --look at the voting in the favorite punk band thread

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Think about Nick Lowe's Cruel to be Kind, The Pina Colada Song (girls will sing along guaranteed) and Blondie's Call Me. These will keep that energy up.
This is a solid suggestion.
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I just want to understand why Haddaway is non-negotiable.
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I just want to understand why Haddaway is non-negotiable.
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82 - Toto from Toto IV Africa or Rosanna
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Originally Posted by Count Dooku View Post
I would suggest that you rethink your 79-80 picks.

My Sharona is fun for 90 seconds but the song is more than 4 minutes long. It gets really plodding and repetitive. Cars is just a suck-hole, long and boring. You're setting yourself up for 10 minutes of energy drain.

Think about Nick Lowe's Cruel to be Kind, The Pina Colada Song (girls will sing along guaranteed) and Blondie's Call Me. These will keep that energy up.
Robert Palmer's "Bad Case of Loving You" is from 1979. That's a fun song.
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No Prince, no party.
1978 - Bee Gees (night fever) it's off a 1977 album.

1980 - *Gary Numan (cars) it's off a 1979 album.
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Originally Posted by Count Dooku View Post
Cars is just a suck-hole, long and boring. You're setting yourself up for 10 minutes of energy drain.
Burn in hell, heathen! You're also wrong, about both Cars and My Sharona.
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1980 - *Gary Numan (cars) it's off a 1979 album.
In England. Cars was a hit in the US in 1980.

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