Tuesday, December 30, 2014

My 2014 New Year's Eve Playlist!

Putting together the right party playlist can be stressful. Making sure to hit the right songs to keep the party going, and hearing more cheers than jeers about your selection is a delicate balance.

When making a new year's playlist, you've got to celebrate the past year (the good, the bad, and the funny), remove the memory of a month of Christmas songs from people's minds, and keep the party going all night

Here are a bunch of songs to get your playlist started! 

The Warm ups - These songs are for getting ready, maybe the first few cocktails of the evening when your numbers are still low. A mix of dance songs, moderate tempo songs, and sing along songs to get you ready while you get ready!
  • Galway Girl - Steve Earl
  • Take back the night - Justin Timberlake
  • Troublemaker - Olly Murs
  • Blister In The Sun - Violent Femmes
  • Cecilia - Simon and Garfunkle
  • Come With Me Now - The Kongos
  • Higher Ground - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Get Lucky - Daft Punk
  • Suit And Tie - Justin Timberlake
  • Ignition Remix - R. Kelly
  • Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners

The "Get This Party Started" Songs - these songs are the ones that signal the start of the par-tay. They amp up the atmosphere quickly and get people in the mood for a really great night.
  • Timber - Pitbull ft. Ke$ha
  • I Gotta Feelin - Black Eyed Peas
  • I Love It - Icona Pop ft. Charlie XCX
  • Club Can't Handle Me - David Guetta ft. Flo Rida
  • And We Danced - Macklemore
(The next 3 sections should be ordered a bit more at random when making the actual playlist! No need to stick by the specific order, trust your instincts!)

Top of the Charts 2014 - Think what you want about some of these hits from 2014, they've been the soundtrack of your year, and have pride of place on your playlist!
  • Shake it Off - Taylor Swift
  • Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
  • All About that Bass - Meghan Trainor
  • Don't - Ed Sheeran
  • Bang Bang - Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Jessie J
  • Fancy - Iggy Azalea
  • Problem - Ariana Grande 
  • This is how we do - Katy Perry
  • Happy - Pharrell Williams
  • Turn Down for What - DJ Snake and Lil Jon
  • Talk Dirty to Me - Jason Derulo
  • Come Get it BAE - Pharrell Williams

The "Woo Girl" songs - a mix of classics and insanely popular recent hits that get people dancing and singing along. These songs are for later into your evening when the drinks have been flowing for a while. If you hear the distinctive "woo girl" call, you're doing a great job. Happy Woo Years!

  • Home For A Rest - Spirit Of The West
  • Bust A Move - Young MC
  • Last Nite - The Strokes
  • I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
  • I'm On A Boat - Lonely Island
  • Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Sexy Back - Justin Timberlake
  • Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
  • Gangnam Style - PSY
  • Sweet Home Alabama -  Lynyrd Skynyrd

The Mash ups - these mixes by DJ Earworm are my favourites! Plus it allows you to sample some music from past years (and this year) without overloading your playlist with t-swift, miley, Rihanna, lady gaga and usher. Download these songs for FREE at djearworm.com

  • Blame it on the Pop - DJ Earworm
  • 2008 United States Of Pop - DJ Earworm
  • Mash Up for What - DJ Earworm
  • Summer Mash '13 - DJ Earworm
  • United State of Pop 2010 - DJ Earworm
  • United State of Pop 2012 - DJ Earworm
  • United State of Pop 2013 (Living the Fantasy) - DJ Earworm

Quick clock in of this playlist is just under three hours! Move the songs around as you please and add more that you like! As long as the music is going, people will love it :)