Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Top 10 Party Songs Of 2009

You played them while pre-gaming. You threw your purse down and ran to the dance floor to dance to them. You blasted them in the car on the way to the bar. These are the Top 10 Party Songs of 2009.

(Doesn't that sound like the intro to a VH1 show? I thought so. Anyway...)

10. Black Eyed Peas - "I Gotta Feeling"

#1 Billboard Hot 100

So "Boom Boom Pow" would be right up there as one of the worst songs of the year, and just when I had given up all hope of the Black Eyed Peas ever coming out with something I would like, this song comes out. Just in time for the baseball postseason, which was perfect, because everyone was hoping that each night was gonna be a good, good night for their favorite team.

9. Flo Rida - "Right Round"
#1 Billboard Hot 100

Probably one of the most surreal television moments of the year was watching Flo Rida (extremely poorly) perform this song on a results show of American Idol. Last I checked, odes to strippers and "going down" weren't exactly TV-PG. However, it was absolutely perfect for every single club when the lights went low and the music went loud.

8. Cascada - "Evacuate the Dance Floor"
#25 Billboard Hot 100

Just when you think this song is infectious and sweet, the most random rap I have ever heard on a pop song starts in. And it's perfect. Bubblegum dance pop that almost takes you back to 1996.

7. Pitbull - "Hotel Room Service"
#8 Billboard Hot 100

Although "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" was clearly the bigger hit, this anthem by Pitbull ranks far higher on my list of ultimate party songs of the year.

6. Britney Spears - "3"
#1 Billboard Hot 100

One of the best songs Britney has released in years. An ode to threesomes, or maybe those awkward drunk grinding trains you often see in extremely dark clubs around 1:30 a.m.



5. LMAFO & Lil Jon - "Shots"
#97 Billboard Hot 100

For the amount of times I have heard this on the dance floor, you would think this would have been a Top 10 hit. A slam-dunk hit based on the fact that every drunk person at a club loves to hear a song about taking shots. And so do the bartenders.



4. Ke$ha - "Tik Tok"
#3 Billboard Hot 100

At first, I thought this song was extremely annoying. And then: it grew on me. Like a fungus. To the point where I could not stop playing it over again. An ode to being drunk, owning it, and just not caring.

3. David Guetta & Akon - "Sexy Bitch"
#7 Billboard Hot 100

The way the beat starts, low and slinky, and builds to the hook of the song is sexy and absolutely evocative of every night ever spent in a dance club, where by the end of the night, you don't even know where the time went.

2. Ashley Tisdale - "Crank It Up"

If only this song had become the club hit, it deserved to be. It may still be awaiting a US release, so there may be hope for this one yet. Ashley Tisdale's album "Guilty Pleasure" was actually, suprisingly, one of the best albums of the year - full of fresh, inventive, very 2009 pop. "Crank It Up" is one of the sexiest, poppiest and most fun songs Britney Spears never recorded.



1. Sean Kingston - "Fire Burning"
#5 Billboard Hot 100

There is absolutely no other song I would put as the number one party song of the year. I do believe this song is the sole reason I appear to be discouraged from requesting songs at the local club. From the opening lyric to the very last beat, the hands down best party song of the year. And probably next.

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