Look, there are some songs that I hear at parties that make me want to put my head between a door and slam it on my ears until I can’t hear anymore. But this is a list of the songs that get played every single time, and as much as I would like to be the guy that has his own opinion and can say, “Hey, maybe we should switch it up,” I can’t bring myself to do it. They pop on and I find myself singing and dancing along almost instantly.
“The Spins” by Mac Miller
I’ve heard this song played at least once at every party I’ve been to this year, and there isn’t a soul in those sweaty basements that cares even a little when it pops back on an hour after playing the first time.
“All Night Longer REMIX” by Sammy Adams and B.o.B
Nothing like fifty drunken sorority girls screaming, “I WANNA GO ALL NIGHT LONGER,” every weekend, right? But the fellas can’t even be upset because we’re all doing the exact same fucking thing.
“Empire State of Mind” by JAY-Z and Alicia Keys
TikTok ruins a lot of songs for me, but even the nine different trends that included this one couldn’t do that. It’s an all-timer, and I’ll sing along every single time it gets played – I usually try and take on the Alicia Keys part, though, because I have the voice of an angel.
“Hotel Room Service” by Pitbull
I typically hate everything Pitbull, but the bottom line is this one is fucking catchy. It’s not quite as frequent as some of the other songs on this list, but it’s played enough to deserve a spot on this list.
“Knock Knock” by Mac Miller
I have injured my hand most weekend this year banging on a wall in beat with the knocks of the song. You’re no different. Mad respect to Mac Miller for creating not one, but two songs that made this list in a career that was cut way too short. May he rest in peace.
“Year 3000” by The Jonas Brothers
So maybe this song is played at every party I’ve ever been to because I’ve requested it at every party I’ve been to, but even when I don’t get to the aux-man to request, he never fails to let me down. I’ve abandoned north of seven conversations with pretty lady faces just to scream every lyric.
“Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” by Katy Perry
Katy Perry sucks as a person. She’s annoying as all fuck. But the woman made a song that has continued to be a staple of college parties eleven years after its release, and I don’t see it stopping anytime soon.