As the fall semester returns, many fraternities around campus are eager to impress new freshmen and establish themselves as the go-to party house for the school year. The most important key to this success is creating a killer playlist. Here are my top five favorite songs that must be on your next party playlist:
- “The Spins” by Mac Miller
A classic, party-starting throwback from Mac Miller’s 2010 debut album Kids, “The Spins” is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. This song combines elements of hip-hop and R&B over a sample of Empire of the Sun’s “Walking on a Dream” to create a techno-pop hit that satisfies everyone.
- “Hotel Room Service” by Pitbull
Playing this 2009 smash hit is the quickest way to flood the dance floor. The bass is recognizable even from the first few seconds and is quickly met with horns and lyrics, igniting any crowd. When in doubt, you can never go wrong with Pitbull.
- “Ayy Ladies” by Travis Porter ft. Tyga
“Ayy Ladies” is a fan-favorite for all the ladies. The slow-rising beat encourages people to run to the dance floor. The call-and-response lyrics open with “OK now ladies,” which inspires a “Yeah!” from the crowd, getting everyone involved.
- “No Hands” by Roscoe Dash ft. Waka Flocka Flame
“No Hands” leaves no room for a slow introduction. Immediately, the song opens with its chorus. Although the lyrics are definitely not PG, there’s no better song to resurrect a party and get people to forget how sweaty and claustrophobic they are.
- “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers
There is no doubt that “Mr. Brightside” is the best party song at Kansas State. Unlike most other hype songs, “Mr. Brightside” is an alt-rock smash hit from the early 2000s. The most-heavily chanted part of the song surprisingly comes after the chorus is sung. The lyrics fall away to a chorus of rock guitars as partiers traditionally chant obscenities about opposing schools — in K-State’s case, the University of Kansas. Because of “Mr. Brightside’s” ability to unify a crowd no matter the time or place, it’s well-deserving of the No. 1 college party song title.