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Top Party Songs of the Decade

From Ludacris rolling up to the club in his Rolls-Royce to Macklemore jumping on couches at the local Goodwill, a lot has changed in the last 10 years. In celebration of ForYourParty’s 10th anniversary, we’re taking a look back at the biggest party songs from the past decade. Are any of these songs still powering your playlist?

2004

“Yeah!” by Usher featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris

It was nearly impossible to go anywhere in 2004 without hearing Usher’s “Yeah!” The Crunk&B chart-topper, featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris, was the longest-running number one single in 2004, encouraging everyone to sing along to “Take that and rewind it back…”

2005

“Since You’ve Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson

The Original American Idol proved to the world that she’s more than a contest winner. With its catchy hook, “Since You’ve Been Gone” appealed to everyone and anyone who has ever felt restricted in a relationship. And getting out is something worth singing about. The only thing that’s not “moving on” is the song’s popularity, as it continues to receive a fair share of air play wherever there’s a dance floor or karaoke machine.

2006

“Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley

Whether or not you can hit the high notes like CeeLo Green didn’t stop anyone from singing along… “Does that make me crazy? Does that make me crazy?” From birthday parties to wedding receptions, fans all over the world were going, you know, “crazy” on the dance floor.

2007

“Umbrella” by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z

Seven years later, there’s a good chance you still have this song in your head. Rihanna’s breakout hit dominated airwaves everywhere with its catchy hook, “Under my umbrella (Ella ella eh eh eh).”

2008

“Low” by Flo Rida featuring T-Pain

The year the world learned about apple bottom jeans. And the boots with the fur! Naturally, the song was a hit on the dance floor. Because the next thing you know… “Shawty got low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low.”

 2009

“I Gotta Feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas

In 2009, the Black Eyed Peas inspired just about everyone to go out and have an unforgettable night. “I Gotta Feeling” is the top inspirational dance pop theme of all time, spending 14 consecutive weeks atop the Billboard charts. It’s easy to see why the song is perfect for getting the party started.

2010

“Tik Tok” by Kesha

Nobody glamorized the party girl lifestyle better than Kesha in her hit single “Tik Tok.” The 2010 best-selling single is a dance-pop salute to keeping the party going and going and going. Partygoers around the world are still singing, “Tonight, Imma fight ’til we see the sunlight.”

2011

“Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO

The name of the song is right on target. “Party Rock Anthem” was fueling dance parties worldwide in 2011 and into 2012. LMFAO’s playful image makes them an easy group to love and an even easier party troupe to dance along with.

2012

“Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen

Fans weren’t just singing “Call Me Maybe.” The pop hit had everyone releasing their own music videos—including Cookie Monster and the US Olympic swim team. Carly Rae is the perfect blend of playful and poppy, so it’s no wonder we couldn’t resist singing along to, “Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy. But here’s my number, so call me, maybe!”

2013

“Thrift Shop” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Most rappers don’t shop at thrift stores, and if they do, they certainly don’t write songs about it! Besides its catchy beat, “Thrift Store” used humor to win a spot in party mixes worldwide. Because finding a funky-fresh outfit on the cheap is something everyone can dance about.

In another 10 years, these will all be considered classics! It’s still too early to tell which hit party song will forever be associated with 2014. If you had to guess, what do you think it’ll be? Join the conversation on our Facebook page!

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