I need the most amazing birthday party play list! Help me please :-)

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NeedATan Tue 04-May-21 20:18:57

I am putting together the play list for a 50th birthday party (for 2022) and would like to come up with a collection of floor fillers. Nothing older than 70s disco please so NO stuff from the 50s or 60s please. Also no rap, hip hop and R&B. Cheesy is fine provided it's cheese that makes people get up and dance. Go! grin

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NeedATan Tue 04-May-21 21:08:40


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Palavah Tue 04-May-21 21:10:42

Do you have Spotify?

The It's a Sin soundtrack has some bangers. DISCO playlists too. What kind of music does this person like?

Standrewsschool Tue 04-May-21 21:12:33

Girls just want to have fun
Come on Eileen
Uptown Girl
It’s raining men
You spin me around
I’m in the mood for dancing - Nolan’s
Dancing queen

I love a party with an atmosphere - Russ Abbott

NeedATan Tue 04-May-21 21:43:52


Do you have Spotify?

The It's a Sin soundtrack has some bangers. DISCO playlists too. What kind of music does this person like?

I don't and I'd rather download that music so even if the internet connection is wobbly or has issues the playlist is safe.

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TheOnlyLivingBoyInNewCross Tue 04-May-21 21:45:51

Love Shack - B52s
Avicii - The Nights & Wake Me Up

WarwickHunt Tue 04-May-21 21:57:09

Another vote for Spotify here. I'm a total convert. It's so much easier tweaking ready-made playlists than starting from scratch, and having instant access to just about every song ever recorded. And you don't need an internet connection at the party. Spotify gives you the option to download everything to your phone so it will play offline.

(If you don't want to pay £10 a month yourself I'm pretty sure you could use a free account with annoying adverts just to set up the playlist, make the playlist public, and then find a friend with a paid account to play it on the night so that it's advert-free.)

irregularegular Tue 04-May-21 22:01:33

Following! Planning a joint 50th/60th party for later this year....

Palavah Tue 04-May-21 22:05:06

Groove is in the Heart - D Lite
Hey Ya - Outkast

eleflump Tue 04-May-21 22:05:09

Mr Brightside - The Killers
Red Light (Spells Danger) - Billy Ocean
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
Set You Free - N-Trance
River Deep Mountain High - Tina Turner
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Dont Stop Believing - Journey
Mr Blue Sky - ELO
No More Tears (Enough is Enough) - Donna Summer

irregularegular Tue 04-May-21 22:12:31

Quick search on Spotify led to me saving an 80's Floorfillers play list and 90s Club Classics/Dancefloor Fillers. A very good starting point!

eleflump Tue 04-May-21 22:26:12

Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Flashdance- Irene Cara
Moving on up- M people
Dancing on the ceiling- Lionel Richie
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Tragedy - Steps
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Vampbell
Hot Stuff - Donna Summer

eleflump Tue 04-May-21 22:27:11

Glen Campbell even grin !!!!

heymammy Tue 04-May-21 22:32:32

Wake me up before you go go
Karma chameleon

Zenithbear Tue 04-May-21 22:35:38

Born slippy - underworld
Common people - pulp
It's my life - Bon Jovi
Rock the kasbah - The Clash
Song 2 - Blur
Step on - Happy Mondays

heymammy Tue 04-May-21 22:36:49

Chelsea Dagger
Something by queen
A take that song
One of those dance routine songs that were popular in 90s like macarena

inappropriateraspberry Tue 04-May-21 22:44:05

Tiger Feet always gets everyone up dancing - well it gets me up!
Stick to classic pop - ABBA etc. Stuff everyone will know. 1970s/80s always seems the most popular eras.

Ormally Tue 04-May-21 23:00:52

You give love a bad name
Cotton Eye Joe
Ra Ra Rasputin
I don't feel like dancin'

Quite fancy a cheese fest now!

Rainingagaininseattle Tue 04-May-21 23:08:05


TheNestedIf Wed 05-May-21 00:42:15

I know you've said you're not keen on Spotify but I think you can download music Spotify premium if you did want to go down that route.

There was a splendid twitter thread the other day of happy songs by Mr Nick Harvey the son of Paul Harvey (who improvised "Four Notes/Paul's Tune"). A very thoughtful poster compiled into a 37 hour playlist.


NeedATan Wed 05-May-21 11:59:40

Some excellent suggestions here - thank you and keep them coming please :-D

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purrswhileheeats Wed 05-May-21 12:55:26

Sara Cox's Radio 2 show is great for inspiration, fantastic 80s and 90s tunes!

Ormally Wed 05-May-21 13:49:33

Oh Carolina
All Right Now
Gangnam Style.... lots of people dancing that cracks me up

NeedATan Thu 06-May-21 13:01:01

I just remembered 'Despacito' - that's a great track too!

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PuddleglumtheMarshWiggle Thu 06-May-21 13:08:48

I will survive
Sweet Caroline
Ladies night
I'm still standing
All night long

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