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7 Tips on How to Create the Perfect Summer Party Playlist

Summer is in full swing which means it's that time of the year again to go out and have fun. This is the perfect season to throw parties or arrange get-togethers to have an exciting and maybe a bit wild time with friends and family. And what's important for a successful summer party besides food, drinks and decorations? The answer is of course music! 

Parties are no fun at all without music. Music helps create a lively atmosphere and encourages guests to loosen up. It helps them get into the mood of relaxation and enjoyment. That's why it's important to curate a nice summer party playlist with all the hot summer songs which would be enjoyed by everyone. But how to make a playlist for a party? We are here to help with some useful advice. 

  1. Make a Playlist Which Will Last: This is the thumb rule of making an efficient party playlist. Make it long enough so there are no repetitive songs. Noone enjoys the same few songs again and again. If you are not sure how long the party would last, then make the playlist 4-5 hours long just to be safe.


  1. Stick to the Theme: Every party has its own theme and vibe. Make sure your playlist matches with the party theme. If the songs are mismatched with the party ambience, then they will just ruin the guests' mood instead of boosting it. You don't want Alec Benjamin's 'Let me down slowly' to play in a dance party or Giveon's 'Heartbreak anniversary' to play in a child's birthday party. So just be careful while choosing songs for the playlist. Choose refreshing summer songs like BTS' 'Dynamite' for your poolside party or Bruno Mars' 'Count on me' for couples' romantic night out.

  1. Add a lot of Classics: Songs for partying must include classics. Classic songs are called so for a reason. They are the evergreen songs which receive love from all generations. And these are also the songs people generally know the lyrics of by heart, making them perfect for parties and karaoke. So add a lot of summer classics in your playlist like Sia's 'Cheap Thrills' or Kesha's 'Tik Tok'.

  1. Don't Forget the Trendy Songs: Along with classics, you need some new, trendy songs to strike a nice balance in the playlist for a summer party. Peppy songs which do well on sns platforms like tiktok or Instagram are bound to be crowd-pleasers. Maneskin's 'Beggin' and Aya Nakamura's 'Copines' are some of such songs. 

  1. Be Mindful of Kids and Elderly: If you have kids and elderly guests attending your party, you need to be extra cautious about curating the playlist. Avoid songs with explicit language and include more family-friendly tracks. You don't want your 5-year-old niece or nephew listening to Cardi B or Doja Cat stuff.

  1. Take recommendations: Give your guests the chance to recommend songs they think fit a summer party playlist. But instead of doing it on the spot, ask them well in advance. Doing it on the spot can create a chaotic situation and cut the flow of the already existing playlist. So take their suggestions beforehand and add the suitable ones in your playlist. This way, you are satisfying your guests' different tastes and also making your own task of brainstorming the best party songs easier. 

  1. Play Slow Songs in the Beginning and Towards the End: Keep some slow songs in your playlist to play in the beginning when your guests are just arriving and towards the end of the party as mellow background music. You don't need hard-core songs from the get-go or when things are wrapping up and guests are tired. Keep the more intense songs for the time when you want to hype your guests up to hit the dance floor.

Aside from keeping these things in mind, don't forget the most important thing - the speaker! Playing songs at parties from a phone or laptop just won't do. You need to invest in a good sound system to be able to blast music in social gatherings to your heart's content.

Here's an almost hour-long Spotify playlist full of songs with summer vibes suitable to play in a party as an example -

Summer Party Playlist



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