The perfect playlist is just as essential to the pregame as the alcohol is. If you’re not hearing the right songs to hype you up before you go out, your night will be ruined before it even starts. Finding the perfect pregame playlist can be very difficult, so here I am to save your night! Here are 10 pregame playlists that you absolutely need to be following on Spotify.
1. Frat Basement
This pregame playlist, created by Tori McBee, is filled with all of the classics that are absolute staples in any frat basement. Doses & Mimosas, Pursuit of Happiness, Wasted, and Jordan Belfort are only scratching the surface of where this playlist will take you. Put this playlist on when you’re handed the aux at the pregame and you’ll be sure to be invited back every single time. Get you and your friends ready for the frat basement and beyond with this one!
2. College Party Anthems
A group of anthems that will never go out of style. An almost 6-hour compilation of timeless jams put together by the incredibly dedicated user Diegoc1177. From No Hands to Sicko Mode, all the way back to Mr. Brightside, this pregame playlist is transcendent. Even if you’re not at college, this playlist will make you feel as if you are. Put this playlist on at any pregame and I guarantee you at leave 5 people will ask you what the name of this playlist is so they can follow it, too.
3. Party Bangers Only
Spotify user, Billy G, took a substantial amount of time out of his life to bring to you one of the most perfectly curated, 6-hour long, pregame playlists for any occasion. Every type of song can be found in this masterpiece of a playlist. From Lorde to Drake and all the way around the spectrum to CeeLo Green, there is something in this playlist for everyone. Get pumped up for whatever the night has in store with this fun and versatile playlist!
4. Old People Pregame
This pregame playlist is actually solid gold. For all of those mid-90s/early 2000s babies out there, this is the playlist for you. Everything from Crazy Rap (Colt 45 & 2 Zig Zags), to the Backstreet Boys, Hart, and Queen. A playlist filled with classic throwbacks that will get the whole pregame to sing in unison over the flip cup table as if you’re in a musical. Sometimes you need a change form the usual rap pregame playlists, and this line is perfect for that!
5. Throwback Party
Spotify made its own 6-hour long throwback playlist that is another incredible pregame option. Take a break from modern music with some Black Eyed Peas, Michael Jackson, Maroon 5, Bryan Adams and so many more artists of yesterday that are bound to liven up any room. Take a shot every time someone says “Awe I used to love this song!” and you might not even make it out!
6. Pregame For People That Don’t Like Rap
A title that says a thousand words. Not everyone at the pregame is going to like rap, and this playlist offers a nice alternative while still providing great hype songs. Body by Loud Luxury starts us off, and that right there means this is going to be a great playlist. Most of these songs are more “club-like” song and super fun remixes. Put this one on at your next pregame and see if it gets as good of a reaction as your rap playlist!
7. I Pregame Harder Than You Party
Back to your regularly scheduled rap pregame playlist that absolutely lives up to its title. Lil Wayne, Cobra Starship, Kanye West, Kesha, Akon, Pitbull, Flo Rida, and so many others will make you want to stay at the pregame and skip the party because you know that nowhere will be near as fun as where you are right now. A perfect blend of modern songs and some middle school classics. Can’t go wrong with this one!
8. Girls Pregame
If you are going out somewhere you know your toxic ex is going to be, blast this playlist with your best friends and some drinks before you leave and I promise you, you will be unbothered all night. Everything about this playlist exudes good vibes and a positive missed. Don;t get caught up in drama and just dance and sing your heart out to these songs with your friends!
9. Parker House Pregame
For those not from New Jersey, Parker House is a summer staple at the shore. A place to just sing along to great music with your friends and a cold drink in your hand. This playlist starts off with the Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen’s Rosalita, and takes you through all of the classics like Fleetwood Mac, The Outfield, The Eagles, and even Yellowcard. This one is definitely safe to put on of you’re pregaming with family or your parents. They’ll enjoy it and might even slip you money to buy the first round of drinks when you go out!
10. Yuhh Get Into It
And now for the playlist that my friend and I use to pregame, and arguably the best pregame playlist of all time. This playlist consists of hops ONLY. Guaranteed to not have to skip a single song. A perfect blend of club songs, rap songs, and all-around classics that are sure to please everyone at the pregame. This pregame playlist has been perfected over the years by a very dedicated college student that lives for a good playlist. This playlist does not play around!