Birthdays are extremely special occasions. We get to celebrate growing older and drink our guts out. In order to have a stellar party worthy of Instagram mentions, a great playlist is in order, otherwise everyone would just snooze their way out. The following are the top 10 best birthday party songs for 2018 that are perfect for a birthday party that will totally rock the visitors.
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10. Katy Perry – Birthday
Off her album, Prism, Birthday is a hit that reached the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100. The disco track which was co-written By Perry and Bonnie McKee. Critics (including Katy Perry herself) compared this track to the works of Mariah Carey and Prince. The singer continually makes sexual allusions in the song while celebrating her partner’s birthday. The song contains elements of synthpop, disco house and funk-pop. The song has been termed by critics as one of the best tracks of the album. The song was as also called a “stone-cold stunner” and a “retro-disco explosion”. Its double entendre lyrics will have anyone at a birthday party laughing. The song’s video has over 63 million views on YouTube.
9. LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem
Party Rock Anthem is the first single of LMFAO’s sophomore album, Sorry for Party Rocking. The electro house record has been a chart-topping hit in many countries, peaking at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and remaining there for six weeks consecutively. The song won the MTV Music Award for Best Music. The song is also the third best-selling digital jams in the world, selling 9.7 million copies globally. The song has been used in many television shows including; Awkward, Glee, Parenthood, Gossip Girl etc. the song is a great choice, for obvious reasons. The video has garnered more than one billion views on YouTube.
8. Pink – Raise Your Glass
The lead single off her album was received with critical acclaim. It is described as a party anthem and it was a hit in several countries, including the US where it peaked at number one. The song was a celebration, not just of her decade-long career but also of people who were outcasts. It is therefore a song for the underdogs. The song has silly little one-liners – “don’t be fancy, just get dancey” which are perfect for a birthday party. The music video has 157 million views.
7. Flo Rida – Good Feeling
This song is off his EP, which is off the same name. The song samples Etta James’ Something’s Got A Hold on Me. The song was an instant hit, peaking at number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was a top 10 song in eleven countries. The song is a dance-floor jam and is an anthem for the fist- pumping crowd. The song is a great choice for birthday parties and will keep people dancing all night long.
6. Pharrell – Happy
This hit by Pharell is the perfect choice for a birthday party. The song is perfect to kick off a party, or enliven a boring one. The song is the best way to get people dancing, and has been universally tested and proven to be an ice breaker. It will definitely peel the wallflowers off the walls. The song’s video on YouTube has over 973 million views.
5. Jessie J – It’s My Party
British singer and song-writer, Jessie J is best known for “Price Tag”, a chart-topping hit. For something a bit more current, try It’s My Party, which is an up-beat track that is as catchy as it is inspiring. Inspired by “haters”, Jessie J wrote the record as she felt that they “need love more than anyone else”. With that positive message in mind, coupled with its feel-good lyrics, It’s My Party is definitely one jam that should be on your playlist at your party. The song has garnered 22 million views, which is not as impressive as her other hits but still a great party song.
4. Sia – Cheap Thrills
In 2016, noted song-writer Sia gifted the world with this island-themed electropop style hit. This bouncy party anthem is the surest way to liven up a birthday party, and get everyone on the dance floor. Its remix, which features Jamaican dancehall artist, Sean Paul only gets better and has in fact been nominated for a Grammy. Critics have praised the chart-topper calling it “the song that saved 2016”. The video to the song has a staggering 901 million views on YouTube. you definitely do not “need no money” to have a good time as long as you can “feel this beat”.
3. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop the Feeling!
Yet another song recorded for a film, Justin Timberlake makes us dance with this disco-pop track. Written for the animation, Trolls, Can’t Stop the Feeling! is Justin Timberlake’s fifth number one single on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song performed massively well internationally, being a chart topper in several countries and also receiving nominations an Academy Award, a Grammy Award and a Critics’ Choice Award. This funky record is a great choice for birthday parties where you need people to dance.
2. Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
The group Black Eyed Peas was one of the few acts to have two top songs at the same period. The group had proven before this track that they could pen club bangers with Boom Boom Pow, but with the release of I Gotta Feeling, the group cemented their place in the dance scene. On chart performance, the track did well as it topped charts in more than 21 countries, made it to position two on Billboard Hot 100, and even received a Grammy award. The track is dance-pop in nature and is amazing for birthday parties, particularly those that run on into the night.
1. American Authors – Best Day of My Life
Indie rock band American Authors has delivered yet another hit record, Best Day of My Life which is the second single off their third EP American Authors and also their 3rd hit of their first album Oh, What a Life. Known primarily for their alternative hits, this song was an instant party anthem, especially at parties. The song is the perfect choice for anyone’s birthday especially if that birthday is the one where they are legally allowed to drink in which case, it will definitely be the “best day of your life”. The song which is indie rock in nature and of which combines elements of indie folk and alternative rock its YouTube video has garnered over 149 million views.
As can be seen, the top 10 best birthday party songs above are mostly feel-good anthems. They are also great to dance to and will have everyone in the party begging for a replay. They are therefore your best bet, if you want a lit party that will be remembered months to come.