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I searched, but couldn't find anything much on this.

Tis my 21st birthday party on the 24th September and we are choosing songs for it.

Can anyone recommend some of their favourite party tunes? Keep in mind I can't really have Black Sabbath, Uriah Heep or my beloved Ramones (as much as I'd love to, but my mum said something about 'appropriateness' :crazy: )


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anything 80s is cool party music in my opinion, it's great to dance to :)

some examples

"true faith"-new order

"tainted love"-soft cell (although is that acceptable :P ?)

"blue monday"-new order

"enola gay"-omd


maybe some madonna too?

or perhaps something different like ska? madness or the specials are cool :)

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I posted a list earlier today! I could swear I did...right? :crazy:

The ones I remember were the usual wedding reception/party/birthday/social gathering/get up and boogie tunes:


Brown girl in the ring

500 miles

Girls just wanna have fun

Mr Jones

Achy breaky heart (yes folks, this one is a crowd puller due to its ridiculous nature and people can't resist doing "the" dance)

Unskinny bop

True to form (sorry Katie) I have found a similar thread , but it is loaded with cool suggestions for Dance songs for all functions.

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Try some early Oingo Boingo

Hey Marc,

we used to go see Oingo Boingo at the Whiskey in the late '70s when they called themselves

the Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo. They were more a vaudeville and novelty act then.

And for Katie's birthday how about -

Shout - the Isley Brothers

Work Song - Paul Butterfield Blues Band

Low Society - Lowell Fulson

Tell Mama - Etta James

Snatch It Back and Hold It - Junior Wells

Killing Floor - Howlin' Wolf

All Your Love (I Miss Loving) - Melvin Taylor

When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again - Elvis

I Love the Life I Live, I Live the Life I Love - Royal Crown Revue

Old Devil Moon - Frank Sinatra

Beyond the Sea - Bobby Darin

She Walks On Fire - Royal Crown Revue

Jump In the Line - Harry Belafonte

Have a Great Birthday Katie


Happy Birthday Uncle Joe


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Have a Great Birthday Katie


Happy Birthday Uncle Joe

Thanks BB!! My birthday was nearly a month ago, my party is on in september for convenience.

Uncle, I shall be thinking of you as I tear up the dancefloor to 'Louie Louie'.

Thanks everyone for the suggestions, I printed them out and asked my uncle (who has all the music) to add them all to the playlist :thumbsup:

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If it's not too late, I have some suggestions. If you want people to dance, try these:

Groove is in the Heart - DeeeLite

Gonna Make you Sweat - C&C Music Factory

Pon de Replay - Rihanna

Another guaranteed dance floor filler that's a little cheesy is the Electric Slide. Can't go to a wedding without hearing that

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Maybe I´ll go to your party, Katie, looks like there´s going to be great music... ;)

If distance and time were no problems, then you'd all be invited! We have about 70 people coming so a few more wouldn't make a difference, the more the merrier!!

Thanks Jenny, CeeCee and Ken, I added those songs and a few B52's to the list :D

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Besides the ones already listed above, here are some crowd favorites when I used to DJ.

"Boot Scootin' Boogie" - Brooks & Dunn

"Brown Eyed Girl" - Van Morrison

"Build Me Up Buttercup" - The Foundations

"Bust A Move" - Young MC

"Centerfold" - J. Geils Band

"December 1963 (Oh What A Night) - The Four Seasons

"Electric Boogie" also known as "Electric Slide" - Marcia Griffiths

"Funky Cold Medina" - Tone Loc

"Funkytown" - Lipps, Inc.

"Get Down Tonight" - KC and the Sunshine Band

"Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" - Will Smith

"Grease Megamix" - John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John

"Hot Hot Hot" - Buster Poindexter

"I Got You (I Feel Good)" - James Brown

"I Will Survive" - Gloria Gaynor

"I'm Too Sexy" - Right Said Fred

"I've Been Thinking About You" - Londonbeat

"It's Raining Men" - Weather Girls

"Johnny B. Goode" - Chuck Berry

"Keep Your Hands To Yourself" - Georgia Satellites

"La Bamba" - Los Lobos

"Last Dance" - Donna Summer

"Let The Music Play" - Shannon

"Locomotion" - Little Eva

"Love Shack" - B-52's

"Mony Mony" - Tommy James and the Shondells

"Old Time Rock N Roll" - Bob Seger

"Paradise By The Dashboard Light" - Meat Loaf

"Play That Funky Music" - Wild Cherry

"Rock This Town" - Stray Cats

"Some Kind Of Wonderful" - Grand Funk (Railroad)

"Stayin' Alive" - Bee Gees

"Super Freak" - Rick James

"Taking Care Of Business" - Bachman-Turner Overdrive

"Venus" - Bananarama

"Walking On Sunshine" - Katrina and the Waves

"We Got The Beat" - Go-Gos

"What I Like About You" - The Romantics

"Whip It" - Devo

"Wooly Bully" - Sam The Sham and the Pharaohs

"Word Up" - Cameo

"YMCA" - Village People

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