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Party Mix

Party Mix

Date: Dec 29 2003


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New Year’s Eve is typically one of the biggest party nights of the year. People all over the world join in celebrating the end of the year and the change over to the next. The New Year’s Eve countdown is an exciting event and a meaningful tradition.
In addition to the countdown, dancing is another common part of the New Year’s celebration. In order to get a party going and get people out on the dance floor, it takes the right music. Read on to find my suggestions for the perfect New Year’s Eve party playlist!


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For me, a good party is all about the music. Without good music, people don’t seem to have nearly as much fun – and of course, nobody dances. So, if you want to make your party the place to be for New Year’s Eve 2003, you should play some of these wonderful songs:
Kylie Minogue – “Can’t Get You Out of My Head”
Kylie’s song about the boy who’s love is all she thinks about was the biggest hit of 2001 and remains one of the best party songs of all time. Nothing will get the party started and get more people excited than “Can’t Get You Out of My Head.”
Beastie Boys – “Fight for Your Right to Party”
This song made the Beastie Boys huge stars and gave people all over the world a reason to jump up and down and scream at the top of their lungs. No song better captures the feeling of youthful rebellion.
Gloria Gaynor – “I Will Survive”
No other song in the world gets more women on the dance floor. “I Will Survive” is a powerful statement of female independence and power – and it’s great fun to sing along to.
50 Cent – “In Da Club”
“In Da Club” is a new song, but it’s already a classic. No other song released in 2003 is as fun or as cool as 50’s ode to champagne (which he calls a “bottle of bub”) and partying.
Prince – “1999”
Probably the best New Year’s Eve song of all time, Prince recorded “1999” way back in 1983 and it still sounds fresh. You should play this song just before midnight, to really put people in the mood to get crazy.



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I decided I was only going to give my top five song suggestions, but as I was writing them down I realized that there was one more song I just couldn’t leave out. It’s a new song by OutKast and it’s currently the number one song on the U.S. pop charts. The song is “Hey Ya” and it’s guaranteed to get people out of their seats and onto the dance floor.
Happy New Year!
Rock on,


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